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  • UNITED NATIONS, Sept 27- China's President Xi Jinping told the United Nations on Sunday that all Chinese women have the opportunity to excel, touting his government's record on women's rights as the United States slammed Beijing and others for jailing women for their views. Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon co-hosted a U.N. meeting of world leaders on gender...

  • Sept 27- Brazil pledged on Sunday to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 43 percent by 2030 as its contribution to a United Nations climate agreement, but said it will include reductions from past efforts against deforestation to help it reach the target. President Dilma Rousseff presented the country's pledges during a speech at the U.N. General Assembly in New...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Sept 26- Cuba's President Raul Castro, speaking at the United Nations for the first time, on Saturday hailed renewed diplomatic ties with the United States as "major progress" but slammed a U.S. trade embargo as the top obstacle to Cuba's economic development. "Such policy is rejected by 188 United Nations members states that demand its removal," he...

  • Zuckerberg: Internet key driver of social and economic progress

    Speaking at the United Nations Private Sector Forum, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talks about the importance of connectivity in lifting millions of people around the world out of poverty and solving urgent human challenges.

  • Pope appeals to best in America: Rev. John Jenkins Friday, 25 Sep 2015 | 8:17 AM ET
    Pope appeals to best in America: Rev. John Jenkins

    Rev. John Jenkins, C.S.C. Notre Dame president, provides insight to Pope Francis' U.S. visit and his central messages.

  • Pope Francis at United Nations Friday, 25 Sep 2015 | 8:15 AM ET
    Pope Francis

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports on the pope's address before the UN General Assembly this morning.

  • Pope gridlock? Here's a $95 copter flight over NYC Thursday, 24 Sep 2015 | 12:03 PM ET
    Blade is offering $95 private chopper rides to avoid pope congestion.

    For New Yorkers looking to avoid the traffic expected Friday from Pope Francis, the U.N. and Obama, Blade Helicopters has come up with a solution.

  • SEATTLE, Sept 22- Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in the Seattle area on Tuesday to kick off a week-long U.S. visit that will include meetings with U.S. business leaders, a black-tie state dinner at the White House hosted by President Barack Obama and an address at the United Nations. U.S. government and business leaders aim to strike a balance between forging...

  • Reinsurers call for action at climate change summit Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015 | 1:21 PM ET

    MONACO, Sept 16- Politicians must act to cap global warming when they meet at a United Nations summit at the end of the year as the financial and humanitarian consequences of natural catastrophes become ever clearer, reinsurers meeting at an industry conference said. "Definitely we expect political courage to move in a direction that shows responsibility...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Sept 10- The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday approved what it described as global "basic principles" for sovereign debt restructuring processes to improve the global financial system, an initiative that was inspired by Argentina's debt crisis. There were 136 votes in favor, six against and 41 abstentions in the vote on the...

  • Why Nobel-winning economists are supporting Syriza Thursday, 10 Sep 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman

    Today a group of leading economists are asking the UN to vote on principles that govern austerity programs to avert another Greek crisis.

  • More needs to be done on EU migrant crisis: UN official

    Peter Sutherland, U.N. special representative of the secretary-general for international migration, praises Germany and Sweden for accepting large numbers of refugees. But he adds the burden of looking after refugees needs to be more fairly distributed.

  • Europe's migrant and refugee crisis in photos Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 2:18 PM ET
    Hungarian policemen stand by the family of migrants as they wanted to run away at the railway station in the town of Bicske, Hungary, September 3, 2015. A camp for refugees and asylum seekers is located in Bicske.

    People displaced by wars in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan are fleeing to Europe, where leaders are divided over how to handle the influx.

  • How to help solve Europe's migrant crisis: UN under-secretary

    Philippe Douste-Blazy, under-secretary-general to the UN, describes the shocking conditions of refugees trying to get into Europe.

  • U.N. chief urges world leaders to speed up climate talks Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 12:27 PM ET

    *Climate talks in Paris aim for global climate deal. PARIS, Aug 26- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon urged world leaders on Wednesday to look beyond their national interests and make sure a global deal to fight climate change is agreed at talks in Paris this year. With just 10 days scheduled for formal negotiations before the climate summit begins in...

  • Burger King suggests burger truce with MCD Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Burger King suggests burger truce with MCD

    Don't whet your appetite for a McWhopper, this may just be a PR stunt.

  • UNITED NATIONS, Aug 21- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon appealed on Friday for North Korea and South Korea not to take any action that could further escalate tensions after Seoul refused to halt propaganda broadcasts and Pyongyang put its troops on a war footing. The countries appeared headed toward another clash after South Korea rejected an...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Aug 17- The United Nations said it expects member states to respect its right to privacy and is assessing how to respond to a report that telecommunications company AT&T Inc helped the U.S. National Security Agency spy on the world body's communications. The company gave technical assistance to the NSA in carrying out a secret court order...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Aug 3- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Monday praised U.S. Obama's Clean Power Plan is a vital component of meeting a U.S. pledge on emissions cuts for the U.N. climate change summit in Paris in December. Obama's leadership on combating climate change was essential for encouraging other key countries to commit to securing a "...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Aug 2- The United Nations 193- member states agreed on Sunday on an agenda for the world's sustainable development over the next 15 years that pledges to leave no-one behind and is now due to be formally adopted by world leaders at a summit in September. "The sheer size, the depth and the complexity of this agenda challenges all of us, challenges the...