European stocks closed lower Monday as investors reacted to Emmanuel Macron French election victory.
LONDON, May 4- The World Health Organization is to launch a pilot project this year to assess cheap copies of expensive biotech cancer drugs in a bid to make such medicines more widely available in poorer countries. The WHO plays a critical role in monitoring drug quality in poorer countries through its prequalification programme, which ensures that...
Migrants become commodities in Libya and sold into exploitation and slavery, a UN agency says.
BEIJING, April 28- As the United Nations Security Council decides whether to tighten the sanctions screws on North Korea, the country's increasingly isolated government could lose a lifeline provided by state-owned China National Petroleum Corp. President Donald Trump's administration is focusing its North Korea strategy on tougher economic sanctions,...
The president said the Security Council should prepare for new, tougher sanctions on North Korea.
South Korea said on Friday it was on heightened alert ahead of another important anniversary in North Korea.
It was not clear if the diversification into the domestic market was related to the loss of many international routes when the United Nations slapped economic sanctions on North Korea for its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. But any U.S. action on Air Koryo would not be binding on other nations and would have little effect unless joined by China and...
Asia will grow old at a faster pace in the coming decades, hampering growth in emerging markets such as China and Thailand before they can become rich.
Analysts said the impact of a full oil embargo on Pyongyang would be so damaging that China, which opposes any measures that could fuel instability in North Korea, would be unlikely to take that step or agree to such a measure in the United Nations Security Council, where it has a veto as a permanent member. "If China cuts off oil supply, North Korea would not survive on...
European markets edged higher on Wednesday and hit highs not seen since 2015 despite investor concerns over a drumbeat of geopolitical news.
European markets were under pressure on Monday amid increased geopolitical risks as investors continued to digest the U.S. missile attack in Syria.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said in an interview that she sees regime change in Syria as one of the Trump administration's priorities in the country wracked by civil war.
Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said in an interview that she sees regime change in Syria as one of the Trump administration's priorities in the country wracked by civil war. Defeating Islamic State, pushing Iranian influence out of Syria, and the ouster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are priorities for Washington, Haley said in an interview...
Trump ordered the launch of 59 tomahawk cruise missiles against a Syria-government airfield on Thursday evening. CNBC takes a look at how the world reacted.
Trump condemned a suspected chemical gas attack in Syria on Wednesday yet his forceful statements are unlikely to be followed by a game-changing international response; Eurasia group.
Scotland's leader Nicola Sturgeon, who has been a critic of Donald Trump, said Wednesday she would agree to meet the U.S. president and try to build on the already strong relationship between Scotland and the United States.
KUALA LUMPUR, March 29- Malaysia briefly prevented a North Korean ship carrying coal from entering its port in Penang because of a suspected breach of United Nations sanctions, a port worker and Malaysian maritime officials told Reuters on Wednesday. Relations between North Korea and Malaysia, which have been friendly for decades, have soured following the...
John Park of the Belfer Center, Harvard University, talks about the U.S. denuclearization bid even as it protects its allies through the nuclear umbrella.
Afghanistan's opium production is up because of new genetically modified "Chinese seed" that allows opium to be grown year round.
An Asian Development Bank vice president, Stephen Groff, tells CNBC the multilateral lender is not 'hyperventilating' over President Donald Trump.