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  • U.N. chief urges world leaders to speed up climate talks Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 12:27 PM ET

    *Climate talks in Paris aim for global climate deal. PARIS, Aug 26- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon urged world leaders on Wednesday to look beyond their national interests and make sure a global deal to fight climate change is agreed at talks in Paris this year. With just 10 days scheduled for formal negotiations before the climate summit begins in...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Aug 21- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon appealed on Friday for North Korea and South Korea not to take any action that could further escalate tensions after Seoul refused to halt propaganda broadcasts and Pyongyang put its troops on a war footing. The countries appeared headed toward another clash after South Korea rejected an...

  • UN expresses concern to AT&T on reported wiretapping Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 3:03 PM ET

    UNITED NATIONS— The United Nations said Wednesday it expressed concern to AT&T about a report that the telecom giant allowed the United States to wiretap all Internet communications at U.N. headquarters. The New York Times reported that AT&T provided technical assistance in carrying out a secret U.S. court order permitting the U.S. National Security Agency...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Aug 17- The United Nations said it expects member states to respect its right to privacy and is assessing how to respond to a report that telecommunications company AT&T Inc helped the U.S. National Security Agency spy on the world body's communications. The company gave technical assistance to the NSA in carrying out a secret court order...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Aug 3- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Monday praised U.S. Obama's Clean Power Plan is a vital component of meeting a U.S. pledge on emissions cuts for the U.N. climate change summit in Paris in December. Obama's leadership on combating climate change was essential for encouraging other key countries to commit to securing a "...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Aug 2- The United Nations 193- member states agreed on Sunday on an agenda for the world's sustainable development over the next 15 years that pledges to leave no-one behind and is now due to be formally adopted by world leaders at a summit in September. "The sheer size, the depth and the complexity of this agenda challenges all of us, challenges the...

  • UNITED NATIONS, July 28- Venezuela's president Nicolas Maduro said he asked U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon for U.N. mediation in his country's century-old border dispute with neighboring Guyana. Guyana is a small former British colony of around 740,000 people on the northeast shoulder of South America.

  • *Iran wants "two-way trade" with Europe- minister. VIENNA, July 23- Iran outlined plans on Thursday for the rebuilding of its core industries and trade links in the wake of a nuclear agreement with world powers, saying it was targeting oil and gas projects worth $185 billion by 2020.. The United Nations Security Council on Monday endorsed a deal to end years of...

  • UNITED NATIONS, July 15- The United Nations Security Council is likely to vote next week on a resolution to endorse the Iran nuclear deal and terminate targeted sanctions, but retain an arms embargo and ballistic missile technology ban, diplomats said. Under a deal between Iran and major world powers in Vienna on Tuesday, Iran agreed to long-term curbs on a...

  • Under a historic deal between Iran and major world powers in Vienna on Tuesday, Iran agreed to long-term curbs on a nuclear programme that the West suspected was aimed at creating an atomic bomb. In return, the United States, European Union and United Nations would lift sanctions on Iran. The five permanent veto-wielding members of the U.N. Security Council- the...

  • July 14- Monsanto Co, whose Roundup product is one of the world's most widely used herbicides, said on Tuesday it has arranged for an outside scientific review of a World Health Organization finding that the weed killer's key ingredient probably causes cancer. Monsanto reacted to the finding by demanding a retraction, labeling the findings by a team of...

  • July 14- Monsanto Co, maker of one of the world's most widely used herbicides Roundup, said Tuesday that a panel of scientific experts will review the findings of a World Health Organization cancer research unit that found the key ingredient in Roundup is "probably carcinogenic to humans." But Monsanto immediately called for a retraction and called the findings...

  • *Sanctions would "snap back" after 65 days if Iran violates deal. VIENNA, July 14- Iran and six major world powers reached a nuclear deal on Tuesday, capping more than a decade of negotiations with an agreement that could transform the Middle East. Under the deal, sanctions imposed by the United States, European Union and United Nations will be lifted in return for Iran...

  • *Sanctions would "snap back" after 65 days if Iran violates deal. VIENNA, July 14- Iran and six major world powers reached a nuclear deal on Tuesday, capping more than a decade of negotiations with an agreement that could transform the Middle East. Under the deal, sanctions imposed by the United States, European Union and United Nations will be lifted in return for Iran...

  • WRAPUP 6-Iran, big powers clinch historic nuclear deal Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 5:37 AM ET

    VIENNA, July 14- Iran and six major world powers reached a nuclear deal on Tuesday, capping more than a decade of negotiations with an agreement that could transform the Middle East, and which Israel called an "historic surrender." Under the deal, sanctions imposed by the United States, European Union and United Nations would be lifted in return for Iran agreeing...

  • Will oil prices drop after Iran nuclear deal? Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 7:20 PM ET
    Will oil prices drop after Iran nuclear deal?

    John Canally, Investment Strategist and Economist at LPL Financial, is expecting further downside for oil prices.

  • Iran nuke deal could set off an arms race Friday, 10 Jul 2015 | 2:40 PM ET
    Two Iranian navy warships dock in the Sudanese Red Sea city of Port Sudan.

    An Iran nuclear deal could mean a possible arms race in the Middle East——or improved relations between historic enemies, experts say.

  • LONDON/ MUMBAI, July 7- Another Indian clinical research organisation, Quest Life Sciences of Chennai, is in trouble over defective trials work, according to a warning issued by the World Health Organization. The action by the United Nations health agency follows an earlier scandal over drug testing at GVK Biosciences, which resulted in approvals for hundreds...

  • *Any promise from China of symbolic importance. BRUSSELS, June 29- China seeks a fair, global system to tackle climate change and will deliver its pledge to the United Nations by the end of Tuesday on how much it will cut emissions, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said after talks with top European Union officials. Once China, the world's biggest emitter, has submitted its...

  • BRUSSELS, June 29- China is seeking a fair, global system to tackle climate change and is about to make a joint announcement on the environment, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said before a summit in Brussels with top European Union officials on Monday. Expectations are high that China, the world's biggest carbon emitter, is about to submit to the United Nations a...