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  • 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...

  • Hundreds of advocates for marijuana legalization rally and smoke pot outside the White House in Washington, D.C.

    To legalize marijuana nationwide, start by taking it off this international list, says cannabis industry expert David Dinenberg.

  • 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- 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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Elon Musk

    Dex Torricke-Barton is set to lead the communications team at aeronautical company SpaceX, Re/Code reports.

  • LESBOS, Greece, March 22- The United Nations refugee agency said on Monday it would not operate in "detention centres" on the Greek island of Lesbos for migrants and refugees arriving from Turkey, dealing a blow to the European Union's agreement with Ankara last week. The deal, in effect since Sunday, is aimed at putting new arrivals in Greece who seek asylum on a...

  • UNITED NATIONS/ SEOUL, March 22- The U.N. Security Council agreed on Monday to a Chinese request to remove sanctions on four ships the United Nations had blacklisted for ties to Pyongyang's arms trade. China asked the United States on March 16 for help removing the ships from the U.N. blacklist, according to a diplomatic cable sent the same day from the U.S. permanent...

  • UNITED NATIONS/ SEOUL, March 21- The U.N. Security Council agreed on Monday to a Chinese request to remove sanctions on four ships that had been blacklisted for ties to Pyongyang after China secured assurances the vessels would not use North Korean crews, a U.S. official said. The ships were among 31 vessels sanctioned by the 15- member council on March 2 because...

  • LONDON, March 18- The World Health Organization has suspended the approval of tuberculosis drugs made by India's Svizera Labs, a major supplier to developing countries, following an investigation into standards. The United Nations agency, which acts as a drug watchdog in markets lacking robust local regulation, said on Friday it had suspended all TB products...

  • Raul Castro and Marco Rubio

    President Obama is going to Cuba with one arm tied behind his back — by Republicans, says Mike Coates.

  • LONDON, March 16- Some 650 million people, or one in 10 of the world's population, do not have access to safe water, putting them at risk of infectious diseases and premature death. Dirty water and poor sanitation can cause severe diarrhoeal diseases in children, killing 900 under-fives a day across the world, according to United Nations estimates- or one child every...

  • NEW YORK, March 14- A suspended deputy United Nations ambassador from the Dominican Republic accused of participating in a scheme to bribe a former U.N. Lorenzo is one of six individuals charged in October in connection with a scheme to pay more than $1.3 million in bribes to John Ashe, a former U.N. ambassador from Antigua and Barbuda and who served as General...

  • NEW YORK, March 14- A suspended deputy United Nations ambassador from the Dominican Republic accused of participating in a scheme to bribe a former U.N. General Assembly president is expected to plead guilty on Wednesday, according to a court filing. He is one of six individuals facing charges in connection with an alleged scheme to pay more than $1.3 million in...

  • The UN and human rights groups warned on Tuesday that a tentative European Union deal with Turkey to send back irregular migrants may be illegal.

  • North Korean artillery units are displayed during a military parade to mark 100 years since the birth of the country's founder Kim Il-Sung in Pyongyang on April 15, 2012.

    Kim's comments were his first direct mention of the claim to have successfully miniaturized a nuclear warhead to be mounted on a ballistic missile.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 24- The head of the World Health Organization warned Wednesday that the Zika outbreak would likely worsen before nations besieged by the mosquito-borne virus linked to thousands of birth defects in Brazil see relief. Director-General Margaret Chan made the comments at the end of her two-day visit to Brazil, the country at the epicenter of...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Feb 9- A U.N.-blacklisted North Korean shipping company continues to evade sanctions through its use of foreign-flagged ships, name changes and other means of obfuscation, according to a new report by United Nations monitors. The U.N. Security Council's Panel of Experts on North Korea, which monitors implementation of sanctions on Pyongyang,...

  • MONTREAL/ WASHINGTON, Feb 7- Europe and the United States tried to bridge differences over emissions standards for aircraft on Sunday as global aviation leaders prepared to adopt new rules that could affect Boeing Co and Airbus Group's production of the largest jetliners and freighters. Proposals being debated in Montreal by the International Civil...