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  • Protests at the agency's Cairo headquarters- including one man setting himself on fire- have been led by Oromos, the single biggest ethnic group in Ethiopia. The Oromos claim the UN agency has been hostile to their allegations of discrimination, persecution and even torture by the government of Ethiopia. Nevertheless, an increasing number of Oromos in Cairo...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Dec 1- The U.N. Security Council imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Wednesday aimed at cutting its annual export revenue by a quarter, after Pyongyang carried out its fifth and largest nuclear test so far in September. North Korea rejected the resolution as yet another conspiracy masterminded by the United States to deny its sovereignty.

  • UNITED NATIONS, Dec 1- The U.N. Security Council imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Wednesday aimed at cutting the Asian country's annual export revenue by a quarter in response to Pyongyang's fifth and largest nuclear test in September. The United States was realistic about what the new sanctions on North Korea- also known as the Democratic People's...

  • UNAIDS: We're making progress but prevention is still a challenge

    On World AIDS Day, UNAIDS' Steve Kraus says there's more to be done.

  • UNITED NATIONS, Nov 30- The United Nations Security Council imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Wednesday aimed at cutting the Asian country's annual export revenue by a quarter in response to Pyongyang's fifth and largest nuclear test in September. The 15- member council unanimously adopted a resolution to slash North Korea's biggest export, coal, by...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Nov 30- The United Nations Security Council imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Wednesday that aim to cut the Asian country's annual export revenue by more than a quarter in response to Pyongyang's fifth and largest nuclear test in September. It conducted its latest nuclear test on Sept. 9, and the United States and China, a North Korea ally,...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Nov 30- The United Nations Security Council imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Wednesday that aim to cut the Asian state's annual export revenue by more than a quarter in response to Pyongyang's fifth and largest nuclear test in September. The 15- member council unanimously adopted a resolution that cuts North Korean coal exports by 60...

  • -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 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.