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  • VIENTIANE/ GENEVA, July 26- The United States said on Tuesday it hoped to announce in early August details of planned military cooperation and intelligence sharing with Russia on Syria, and a United Nations envoy said he would also aim to resume peace talks next month. Secretary of State John Kerry said Washington and Moscow, which support opposing sides in...

  • SANTIAGO, Chile— Plummeting economies in Venezuela and Brazil are expected to drag Latin America into negative growth again this year, the U.N.' s Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean reported Tuesday. The worst performers are expected to include troubled Venezuela, with an 8 percent contraction, and Brazil, down 3.5 percent.

  • Conservative MP Boris Johnson speaks as he visits Bristol on May 14, 2016 in Bristol, England.

    Boris Johnson said he expects the U.K. to retain the right for its financial firms to sell services across European Union member states.

  • NEW YORK, July 22- British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Friday he expects the UK to retain the right for its financial firms to sell services across European Union member states after Britain's exit from the bloc. Johnson, speaking to reporters in New York and the United Nations headquarters, also said Britain has been approached by several countries...

  • UNITED NATIONS, July 20- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon urged world powers on Wednesday to ensure a historic nuclear deal with Iran delivers "tangible benefits to the Iranian people" after Tehran complained it was not fully benefiting from sanctions relief. On the first anniversary of a U.N. Security Council resolution endorsing the deal...

  • SCS Southeast Asia

    The Hague ruling will be a good indicator of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte handles foreign policy issues, says Aaron Connelly from Lowy Institute for International Policy.

  • South China Sea

    Aaron Connelly, Research fellow at Lowy Institute for International policy, raises the possibility that China may retaliate to the Hague ruling by building on Scarborough Shoal.

  • SCS US Strategic

    Rodger Baker, VP of Strategic Intelligence at Stratfor, examines the role that the US is playing in the territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

  • South China Sea

    Rodger Baker at Stratfor explains how the international tribunal at the Hague will likely work in the Phillipines' favor.

  • South China Sea PKG

    A landmark decision legal decision on the South China Sea dispute comes as tensions heat up in the region.

  • PARIS, July 11- A French government advisory committee has recommended that France increase taxation on coal-fired power plants, or set stiffer carbon emissions standards, to encourage a shift to gas-fired plants to reduce carbon emissions. France currently chairs the United Nations climate negotiations COP21 and is looking to introduce measures that...

  • JUBA/ UNITED NATIONS, July 10- Renewed fighting erupted in South Sudan's capital on Sunday and forces loyal to Vice President Riek Machar said his residence was attacked by the president's troops, raising fears of a slide back into full-blown conflict in the five-year-old nation. At least 272 people have been killed in the fighting, a Health Ministry source told...

  • World Population Day

    The United Nations Population Fund's Yoriko Yasukawa reveals some of the major challenges that teenage girls face, including discrimination and health risks.

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

    The U.S. is asking other nations to cut the employment of North Korean workers to reduce Pyongyang's access to foreign currency, a U.S. official said.

  • South China Sea

    China is concerned about The Hague's ruling on South China Sea issues but will be on its best behavior ahead of the G20 summit, says CSIS' Bonnie Glaser.

  • An employee at a research lab at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research campus in Shanghai, China.

    China has revised up the size of its economy by adding research and development (R&D) spending into its calculations for gross domestic product.

  • BRUSSELS, June 28- Energy ministers from the Group of 20 major economies meeting in Beijing this week came under a three-pronged attack on Tuesday over their failure to agree a deadline for the phasing out of subsidies on fossil fuels. Officials from the United Nations and European Union, plus 200 non-governmental organisations, urged the G20 to end years of...

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Paris, France, Nov. 30, 2015

    Putin is embarking on an Asia charm offensive to beef up his country's international profile, as the economy sags under the weight of a deep recession.

  • CHICAGO, June 7- Federal lawmakers are looking into how U.S. Environmental Protection Agency staff may have influenced findings by the World Health Organization that glyphosate probably caused cancer, according to a letter sent to the EPA on Tuesday. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology- is part of an ongoing investigation into...

  • The EPA's review adds to a debate about the safety of leading crop chemicals after a branch of the World Health Organization said last year that the herbicide glyphosate was "probably" able to cause cancer in humans. The EPA said atrazine's effects exceeded its "levels of concern" for chronic risk by 198 times for mammals and 62 times for fish.