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  • LONDON, May 16- The pesticide glyphosate, sold by Monsanto in its Roundup weed killer product and widely used in agriculture and by gardeners, is unlikely to cause cancer in people, according to a new safety review by United Nations health, agriculture and food experts. In a statement likely to intensify a row over its potential health impact, experts from the U.N.' s...

  • LONDON, May 16- The weed-killing pesticide glyphosate, made by Monsanto and widely used in agriculture and by gardeners, probably does not cause cancer, according to a new safety review by United Nations health, agriculture and food experts. In a statement likely to intensify a row over its potential health impact, experts from the U.N.' s Food and Agriculture...

  • UNITED NATIONS, May 12- The United Nations Security Council on Thursday removed from a U.N. blacklist an Indian-flagged tanker that was recently prevented from shipping oil for the rival eastern Libyan government after Libya's U.N. mission requested the de-listing. Libyan Ambassador Ibrahim Dabbashi told Reuters his mission had submitted an official...

  • UNITED NATIONS— The United Nations is lowering its forecast for the world economy, painting a bleak picture of stagnating growth with little prospect for a turnaround this year. The report released Thursday on the World Economic Situation and Prospects as of mid-2016 forecasts overall global growth of just 2.4 percent this year, the same as last year.

  • UNITED NATIONS, May 12- Libya's mission to the United Nations has asked the Security Council to remove from a U.N. blacklist an Indian-flagged tanker that was recently prevented from shipping oil for the rival eastern Libyan government, Libya's U.N. envoy said on Thursday. It will be up to the 15- nation council's Libya sanctions committee to make a decision.

  • UNITED NATIONS, May 12- Libya's mission to the United Nations has asked the Security Council to remove from a U.N. blacklist an Indian-flagged tanker that was recently prevented from shipping oil for the rival eastern Libyan government, Libya's U.N. envoy said on Thursday. Two competing governments, one in Tripoli and one in the east, backed by armed factions, have...

  • UNITED NATIONS— A Microsoft executive told the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday that "there is no silver bullet that will stop terrorist use of the Internet." Steven A. Crown, vice president and deputy general of Microsoft, said technology companies, states and nongovernmental organizations must work together to "address terrorist use of the internet,...

  • UNITED NATIONS, May 6- China signed an agreement with the United Nations on Friday to pay $20 million annually for a decade to help fund peace, security and development activities, taking the first step in fulfilling a $1 billion pledge made by President Xi Jinping. Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon was "extremely appreciative of this generous contribution to the...

  • TRIPOLI, April 30- A tanker that Libya's rival eastern government had been using to try to export oil in defiance of the Western-backed administration in Tripoli returned to the country on Saturday, after it was blacklisted by the United Nations, the state oil company said. Two competing governments, one in Tripoli and one in the east, backed by armed factions have...

  • UNITED NATIONS, April 28- Iran asked U.N. chief Ban Ki- moon on Thursday to convince the United States to stop violating state immunity after the top U.S. court ruled that $2 billion in frozen Iranian assets must be paid to American victims of attacks blamed on Tehran. Zarif's appeal comes amid increasing Iranian frustration at what they say is the failure of the...

  • UNITED NATIONS, April 28- Iran asked U.N. chief Ban Ki- moon on Thursday to convince the United States to stop violating state immunity after the top U.S. court ruled that $2 billion in frozen Iranian assets must be paid to American victims of attacks blamed on Tehran. Zarif's appeal comes amid increasing Iranian frustration at what they say is the failure of the...

  • LONDON, April 28- An Indian-flagged oil tanker is returning to Libya, the North African country's rival oil corporation said on Thursday, after its failed first attempt to export crude oil led to the ship being blacklisted by the United Nations Security Council. The Distya Ameya tanker is heading to the western Libyan port of Zawiya, said Nagi al-Maghrabi,...

  • NEW DELHI, April 28- India has instructed an Indian-flagged oil tanker that has been blacklisted by the U.N. not to discharge its cargo of crude oil from Libya's rival eastern government and to await instructions from the United Nations, a senior Indian government official said on Thursday. The tanker, the Distya Ameya, is carrying 650,000 barrels of crude on...

  • UNITED NATIONS, April 26- Libya has asked the United Nations Security Council to blacklist an Indian-flagged tanker on its way to Malta carrying crude oil shipped by the rival eastern Libya government, Libya's U.N. envoy said on Tuesday. Libyan Ambassador Ibrahim Dabbashi told Reuters he had written to the Security Council sanctions committee to complain...

  • WASHINGTON, April 19- The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank said on Tuesday they are joining forces with other international organizations to cooperate on tax issues and develop new tools and standards to halt tax base erosion and evasion. The new grouping, which will also include the United Nations and the Organization for Economic Cooperation...

  • WASHINGTON, April 19- The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank said on Tuesday they are joining forces with other international organizations to cooperate on tax issues and develop new tools and standards for taxing multinational enterprises. The new group, which will also include the United Nations and the Organization for Economic Cooperation...

  • LONDON, April 18- The latest dispute to blow up around the International Agency for Research on Cancer concerns glyphosate, an ingredient in one of the world's most widely-used weed killers, Roundup, made by Monsanto. The World Health Organization- IARC's parent organisation- and the United States Environmental Protection Agency, which first assessed...

  • LONDON, April 18- Thanks to scientists working under the auspices of the World Health Organization, you can be fairly sure your toothbrush won't give you cancer. Over four decades, a WHO research agency has assessed 989 substances and activities, ranging from arsenic to hairdressing, and found only one was "probably not" likely to cause cancer in humans.

  • LONDON, April 18- The latest dispute to blow up around the International Agency for Research on Cancer concerns glyphosate, an ingredient in one of the world's most widely-used weed killers, Roundup, made by Monsanto. The World Health Organization- IARC's parent organization- and the United States Environmental Protection Agency, which first assessed...

  • How to reach a decarbonised economy?

    Christiana Figueres, executive secretary for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, says it is up to businesses to decarbonize the economy.