UNITED NATIONS, July 20- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon urged world powers on Wednesday to ensure a historic nuclear deal with Iran delivers "tangible benefits to the Iranian people" after Tehran complained it was not fully benefiting from sanctions relief. On the first anniversary of a U.N. Security Council resolution endorsing the deal...
North Korea says its ballistic missile test simulated strikes against South Korean ports and airfields used by the U.S. military.
The U.S. is persuading Asian nations not to move aggressively after a court ruling denied China's claims to the South China Sea.
Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the U.S. does not want to see a rise in tensions but "freedom of navigation" must be respected.
The Hague ruling will be a good indicator of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte handles foreign policy issues, says Aaron Connelly from Lowy Institute for International Policy.
Aaron Connelly, Research fellow at Lowy Institute for International policy, raises the possibility that China may retaliate to the Hague ruling by building on Scarborough Shoal.
Rodger Baker, VP of Strategic Intelligence at Stratfor, examines the role that the US is playing in the territorial disputes in the South China Sea.
Rodger Baker at Stratfor explains how the international tribunal at the Hague will likely work in the Phillipines' favor.
A landmark decision legal decision on the South China Sea dispute comes as tensions heat up in the region.
PARIS, July 11- A French government advisory committee has recommended that France increase taxation on coal-fired power plants, or set stiffer carbon emissions standards, to encourage a shift to gas-fired plants to reduce carbon emissions. France currently chairs the United Nations climate negotiations COP21 and is looking to introduce measures that...
JUBA/ UNITED NATIONS, July 10- Renewed fighting erupted in South Sudan's capital on Sunday and forces loyal to Vice President Riek Machar said his residence was attacked by the president's troops, raising fears of a slide back into full-blown conflict in the five-year-old nation. At least 272 people have been killed in the fighting, a Health Ministry source told...
The United Nations Population Fund's Yoriko Yasukawa reveals some of the major challenges that teenage girls face, including discrimination and health risks.
The U.S. is asking other nations to cut the employment of North Korean workers to reduce Pyongyang's access to foreign currency, a U.S. official said.
China is concerned about The Hague's ruling on South China Sea issues but will be on its best behavior ahead of the G20 summit, says CSIS' Bonnie Glaser.
China has revised up the size of its economy by adding research and development (R&D) spending into its calculations for gross domestic product.
BRUSSELS, June 28- Energy ministers from the Group of 20 major economies meeting in Beijing this week came under a three-pronged attack on Tuesday over their failure to agree a deadline for the phasing out of subsidies on fossil fuels. Officials from the United Nations and European Union, plus 200 non-governmental organisations, urged the G20 to end years of...
Putin is embarking on an Asia charm offensive to beef up his country's international profile, as the economy sags under the weight of a deep recession.
CHICAGO, June 7- Federal lawmakers are looking into how U.S. Environmental Protection Agency staff may have influenced findings by the World Health Organization that glyphosate probably caused cancer, according to a letter sent to the EPA on Tuesday. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology- is part of an ongoing investigation into...
The EPA's review adds to a debate about the safety of leading crop chemicals after a branch of the World Health Organization said last year that the herbicide glyphosate was "probably" able to cause cancer in humans. The EPA said atrazine's effects exceeded its "levels of concern" for chronic risk by 198 times for mammals and 62 times for fish.
Almost 46 million people are living as slaves globally, with the greatest number in India, according to the Global Slavery Index released on Tuesday.