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  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 26- Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro on Monday named retired General Carlos Alberto Dos Santos Cruz as his next government minister, adding a fifth military man to his cabinet. Some Brazilians are concerned that the appointment of Dos Santos Cruz, who led United Nations peacekeepers in Haiti, and other current or former military...

  • Seized Ukrainian ships, small armoured artillery ships and a tug boat, are seen anchored in a port of Kerch, Crimea November 26, 2018. 

    Ukraine voted Monday to introduce martial law for 30 days after the Russian military opened fire on three of its ships over the weekend, wounding several sailors.

  • A vendor displays the cross section of a durian fruit.

    Durian is set to become Malaysia's next major export as the Southeast Asian nation rushes to develop thousands of acres to cash in on unprecedented demand for the fruit from China.

  • Yemeni supporters of the Houthi movement chant slogans during a rally to mark two years of the military intervention by the Saudi-led coalition, in the capital Sanaa on March 26, 2017. 

    Yemen's Houthi movement said on Monday it was halting drone and missile attacks on Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and their Yemeni allies, responding to a demand from the United Nations.

  • Then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a sign supporting coal during a rally at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., on Oct. 10, 2016.

    The Trump administration plans to set up a side-event promoting fossil fuels at the annual U.N. climate talks next month, repeating a strategy that infuriated global-warming activists during last year's talks. 

  • US President Donald Trump and US Vice President Mike Pence at the 'Make America Great Again' campaign rally at McKenzie Arena, in Chattanooga, Tennessee on November 4, 2018.

    Vice President Mike Pence will join world leaders from China, Japan and India at the ASEAN Summit in Singapore this week.

  • In this photo taken on August 14, 2018, Victor Mallet, a Financial Times journalist and vice president of the Foreign Correspondents' Club (FCC) speaks during a luncheon at the FCC in Hong Kong, during which Andy Chan, founder of the Hong Kong National Party, gave a talk. 

    Hong Kong barred the Asia news editor of the Financial Times from entering the city as a visitor, the newspaper said, after authorities refused to renew his work visa in October, raising questions about the city's commitment to free speech.

  • Stephanie Dickson, founder of Green Is The New Black Asia

    Stephanie Dickson is trying to tackle to the new "21st century syndrome": Eco-anxiety.

  • *Libya in trouble since Gaddafi's overthrow in 2011. TUNIS/ CAIRO, Nov 7- The United Nations and Western powers have given up hope that Libya will hold elections in the immediate future, focusing on reconciliation first among rival factions locked in a cycle of conflict, diplomats and other sources said. But weeks of fighting between rival militias in the capital...

  • A demonstration in Colombo on November 4, 2018. 

    International concerns about Sri Lanka's ongoing political crisis are growing, pushing major powers to take action.

  • Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for an end to the violent conflict in Yemen, with immediate halt around cities and critical infrastructure, and urged "good faith" talks without preconditions among all sides. "Violence must stop everywhere," Guterres said in remarks to reporters at the United Nations. All sides in the conflict must also allow...

  • Isabel and Melati Wijsen are sisters who set up the Bali-based organisation, Bye Bye Plastic Bags.

    Indonesian teenager Melati Wijsen has been campaigning against plastic pollution for five years — a journey that's taken her to the U.N. and to the negotiating table with Indonesian authorities.

  • U.S. special representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun talks with South Korea's Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Lee Do-hoon during a meeting to discuss North Korea nuclear issues at the Foreign Ministry on October 29, 2018 in Seoul, South Korea.

    North Korea must take steps towards verified denuclearization before achieving the "shared goal" of an official end to the 1950-53 Korean War, a U.S. envoy said on Monday.

  • UNITED NATIONS, Oct 26- Russia failed on Friday to get the U.N. General Assembly to consider calling on Washington and Moscow to preserve and strengthen an arms control treaty that helped end the Cold War and warned that if the United States quits the pact it could raise the issue in the U.N. Security Council. Washington has cited Russia's alleged violation of the...

  • LONDON, Oct 26- The United Nations shipping agency pushed back this week on any phased entry for tougher marine fuel rules and further tightened regulations that will come into force in 2020.. The International Maritime Organization will prohibit ships from using fuels with sulphur content above 0.5 percent from Jan. 1, 2020, compared with 3.5 percent today,...

  • LONDON, Oct 26- The United Nations' shipping agency on Friday adopted a ban on ships being able to carry marine fuel with high sulphur unless they have special equipment on board, further tightening regulations that will come into force in 2020.. The UN's International Maritime Organization has set new rules that will prohibit ships from using fuels with a...

  • LONDON, Oct 26- The United Nations' shipping agency on Friday adopted a ban on ships being able to carry marine fuel with high sulfur unless they have special equipment on board, further tightening regulations that will come into force in 2020.. The UN's International Maritime Organization has set new rules that will prohibit ships from using fuels with a sulfur...

  • LONDON, Oct 26- The United Nations' shipping agency on Friday adopted a ban on ships being able to carry marine fuel with high sulfur unless they have special equipment on board, further tightening regulations that will come into force in 2020.. The UN's International Maritime Organization has set new rules that will prohibit ships from using fuels with a sulfur...

  • Honduran migrants, taking part in a caravan heading to the US, rest during a stop in Mapastepec, Chiapas state, Mexico, on October 24, 2018. 

    Sickness, fear and police harassment are whittling down the migrant caravan making its way to the U.S. border, with many of the 4,000 to 5,000 migrants camped overnight under plastic sheeting in a town in southern Mexico complaining of exhaustion.

  • A woman watches a television screen showing a news broadcast, featuring North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un during a meeting with China's president Xi Jinping, at Seoul Station in Seoul, South Korea, on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. 

    As U.S. president Donald Trump continues to put economic pressure on China, Beijing will be less motivated to be strict in its enforcement of sanctions against North Korea, Eurasia Group's Scott Seaman said.