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  • -diplomats@ UNITED NATIONS, Nov 28- The United Nations Security Council is set to vote on Wednesday to impose new sanctions on North Korea for its fifth and largest nuclear test, slashing Pyongyang's export earnings by some $800 million, diplomats said on Monday. Diplomats said the council's five veto-wielding powers- the United States, China, Britain, Russia and...

  • diplomats@ UNITED NATIONS, Nov 28- The United Nations Security Council is set to vote on Wednesday morning on a U.S.-drafted resolution to impose new sanctions on North Korea over its fifth and largest nuclear test conducted in September, diplomats said on Monday. Diplomats said the council's five veto-wielding powers- the United States, China, Britain, Russia...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Nov 23- The United States and China have agreed on new U.N. sanctions to impose on North Korea over the nuclear test it conducted in September, but Russia is delaying action on a draft resolution, a senior Security Council diplomat said on Wednesday. The diplomat, who spoke on condition of anonymity, believed China could persuade Russia to agree to...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Nov 23- The United States and China have agreed on new U.N. sanctions to impose on North Korea over the nuclear test it conducted in September, but Russia is delaying action on a draft resolution, a senior Security Council diplomat said on Wednesday. The diplomat, who spoke on condition of anonymity, believed China could persuade Russia to agree to...

  • HERAT, Afghanistan, Nov 23- It is early morning in a saffron field outside the western Afghan city of Herat and dozens of women are harvesting the delicate purple flowers, working quickly to gather as many as they can before the sun gets too hot. So far, it has had little impact on the opium trade which the United Nations estimates is worth some $3 billion a year in...

  • Former Khmer Rouge leader Nuon Chea is seen on a television screen at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, during pronounce judgement against former Khmer Rouge leaders, on November 23, 2016.

    A top Cambodian court has upheld the life sentences handed to the two most senior surviving members of the Khmer Rouge regime.

  • Climate change is a common future: UN

    Global warming knows no boundaries, says the UN's Haoliang Xu, speaking at a business forum on Sustainable Goals in Asia.

  • *Ban Ki- moon says Paris climate agreement "unstoppable". MARRAKESH, Morocco, Nov 15- France and the United Nations on Tuesday stepped up warnings to U.S. French President Francois Hollande, addressing almost 200 nations meeting in Morocco on ways to slow global warming, said that inaction would be "disastrous for future generations and it would be dangerous for...

  • *Ban Ki- moon says Paris climate agreement "unstoppable". MARRAKESH, Morocco, Nov 15- France and the United Nations on Tuesday stepped up warnings to U.S. French President Francois Hollande, addressing almost 200 nations meeting in Morocco on ways to slow global warming, said that inaction would be "disastrous for future generations and it would be dangerous for...

  • LONDON, Nov 15- Global efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions will continue even after the election of climate change skeptic Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency and momentum is growing to cut ship pollution, the United Nations' shipping agency chief told Reuters. Kitack Lim, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization, said in an interview...

  • Rudy Giuliani speaks to a reporter on election night.

    There was no real competition for the job and that it was Giuliani's if he wanted it, a senior official said.

  • Robots could displace millions of jobs with industries favoring a digital revolution at the expense of human workers, according to a UN report.

  • Protestors gather in front of Los Angeles Municipality building during a protest against President-elect Donald Trump of Republican Party in Los Angeles, United States on November 9, 2016.

    YesCalifornia staged a daylong "informational session" outside the State Capitol in Sacramento, reports NBC News.

  • *Move seen adding $35- 40 bln of costs in container shipping. LONDON, Oct 27- The United Nations' shipping agency set global regulations on Thursday to limit the amount of sulphur emissions from vessels and said they would come into force from 2020.. A session of the International Maritime Organization's Marine Environment Protection Committee in London set the...

  • *Move seen adding $35- 40 bln of costs in container shipping. LONDON, Oct 27- The United Nations' shipping agency set global regulations on Thursday to limit the amount of sulfur emissions from vessels and said they would come into force from 2020.. A session of the International Maritime Organization's Marine Environment Protection Committee in London set the...

  • How gender equality enables sustainable development

    Yannick Glemarec, assistant secretary-general at UN Women, explains how greater gender diversity in the workforce leads to more productivity, peace and security.

  • UNITED NATIONS, Oct 26- The United States on Wednesday abstained for the first time from a United Nations General Assembly vote on a resolution calling for an end to a U.S. economic embargo on Cuba, after opposing such measures every year for 24 years. Communist-run Cuba and the United States, former Cold War foes, began normalizing relations in 2014.

  • UNITED NATIONS, Oct 26- The United States on Wednesday will for the first time abstain from a United Nations General Assembly vote on a resolution calling for an end to a U.S. trade embargo on Cuba, U.S. Last year the resolution was adopted by the 193- member General Assembly with 191 votes in favor. President Barack Obama has taken steps to ease trade and travel...

  • An Afghan security force member destroys an illegal poppy crop in the Noor Gal district of eastern Kunar province on April 29, 2014.

    Opium production in Afghanistan has increased 43 percent in the past year.

  • TRUMP SAYS WOULD CANCEL PAYMENTS TO UNITED NATIONS CLIMATE CHANGE PROGRAMS, USE MONEY FOR WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL INFRASTRUCTURE.