International Organizations United Nations

  • MONTREAL/ SEOUL, Feb 18- The United States has blocked efforts by a U.N. agency to improve civil aviation in North Korea at a time when Pyongyang is trying to reopen part of its airspace to foreign flights, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. The U.S. move is part of a negotiating tactic to maintain sanctions pressure on North Korea, one of the sources...

  • U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

    Weeks before a second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a top U.S. military commander on Tuesday echoed an intelligence assessment that North Korea is unlikely to give up all its nuclear weapons.

  • GENEVA, Feb 12- Forty countries including Japan and the European Union have agreed on a draft U.N. regulation for advanced emergency braking systems for new cars and light commercial vehicles from early 2020, a U.N. agency said on Tuesday. Japan and the EU have said the new AEBS system will become mandatory, representing some 4 million and 15 million new cars...

  • GENEVA, Feb 12- Forty countries including Japan and the European Union have agreed on a draft U.N. regulation for advanced emergency braking systems for new cars and light commercial vehicles from early 2020, a U.N. agency said on Tuesday. The new regulation, compulsory for countries that adopt it at a June session, will impose strict and harmonised requirements...

  • CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC AND 14 ARMED GROUPS REACH PEACE DEAL AT KHARTOUM TALKS- UNITED NATIONS.

  • Ex-UN Ambassador Nikki Haley is charging a whopping $200,000 per speaking gig

    Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is currently quoting $200,000 and the use of a private jet for domestic speaking engagements, according to seven people with knowledge of the arrangement. Engagements outside the United States could cost considerably more, these people said.

  • President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping during dinner at in West Palm Beach, Florida, on April 6, 2017.

    That "global multilateral trading system" was killed the minute the trade surplus countries took it as a license for free-riding on the rest of the world., Michael Ivanovitch writes.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 25- Former U.S. diplomat Elliott Abrams will lead U.S. efforts on Venezuela, where Washington has recognized an opposition leader as the legitimate president, U.S. He said Abrams would accompany him to the United Nations on Saturday for a Security Council meeting on Venezuela where the U.S. will press other countries to support opposition leader...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 25- Former U.S. diplomat Elliott Abrams will lead U.S. efforts on Venezuela, where Washington has recognized an opposition leader as the legitimate president of the South American country, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday. He said Abrams would accompany him to the United Nations on Saturday for a Security Council meeting on...

  • WASHINGTON/ CARACAS, Jan 25- The United States on Friday intensified its push to drive Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro from power, as U.S. diplomats left the embassy in Caracas and Russia vowed to back its socialist South American ally. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday will urge members of the United Nations Security Council to recognize...

  • This photo taken on January 14, 2019 shows the Dalian Intermediate People's Court before the retrial of Canadian Robert Lloyd Schellenberg on drug trafficking charges, in Dalian, China's northeast Liaoning province.

    China said on Wednesday it was "not worried in the slightest" by mounting international concern over the death sentence handed to a Canadian for drug smuggling.

  • The US (L) and Iranian flags await the arrival of US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif before the leaders meeting April 19, 2016 at the United Nations in New York.

    Iran's bid to launch a satellite has failed, Telecoms Minister Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi said on Tuesday, after it ignored U.S. warnings to avoid such activity.

  • Outside the United Nations office buildings in Bangkok. The UN said on Jan. 9, 2019 that it was investigating the case of 18--year-old Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun seeking asylum, after her plea against deportation.

    The UN has asked Australia to consider refugee resettlement for an 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled to Thailand saying she feared her family would kill her.

  • China Ambassador to the United Nations Ma Zhaoxu, speaks during a UN Security Council meeting on the situation in Middle East and Idlib, Syria at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, United States on September 07, 2018. 

    Russia and China on Thursday abstained from an annual United Nations Security Council vote to extend approval for cross-border humanitarian aid deliveries in Syria because Moscow said the four-year-old authorization was "divorced from reality."

  • *PIMCO says only 12 pct of companies set targets for U.N. goals. *Just six percent report against those goals, fund says. LONDON, Dec 12- A United Nations plan to boost global development is at risk of failing to reach its goals because of poor data and target-setting by companies, the world's biggest bond investor said.

  • US President Donald Trump meets with Nikki Haley, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations  in the Oval office of the White House on October 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. 

    "I got the job done by being truthful, but also by letting him be unpredictable and not showing our cards," the departing U.N. ambassador tells NBC News.

  • KATOWICE, Poland, Dec 10- Talks billed as the most important U.N. conference since the Paris 2015 deal on climate change began the crucial final week in the Polish city of Katowice, capital of the country's Silesian coal mining district. Saudi Arabia issued a statement saying it recognised the efforts of the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...

  • U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Heather Nauert speaks during a press conference in Washington, DC. 

    Trump says he will name State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert to succeed Nikki Haley as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. 

  • Workers with Raven Drilling line up pipe while drilling for oil in the Bakken shale formation outside Watford City, North Dakota.

    Energy-related carbon emissions in North America, Europe and developed Asia-Pacific economies are rising as they consume more oil and natural gas, the International Energy Agency reports.

  • LONDON, Dec 3- Swiss-headquartered MSC expects to pay over $2 billion a year in fuel costs due to tougher global marine fuel rules and will introduce a bunker charge next year to recoup expenses, the world's number two container line said. UN agency the International Maritime Organization will prohibit ships from using fuels with sulfur content above 0.5...