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UN General Assembly votes ‘yes’ on Ukraine unity

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In a sweeping rebuke of Moscow, the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday overwhelmingly affirmed Ukraine’s territorial integrity and deemed the referendum that led to Russia’s annexation of the Crimean Peninsula illegal. […]

03/27/2014

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Obama plays up US-Europe bond in Brussels

President Obama is in Brussels today to solidify the West’s response to Russian intervention in Ukraine, but he has a number of domestic issues that he’s dealing with at the same time. Phil and Penny […]

03/26/2014

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

UN chief counting on Bloomberg’s help on climate

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday that former mayor Michael Bloomberg helped reduce carbon emissions in New York and he is now counting on the billionaire philanthropist “to work for humanity” in […]

02/21/2014

Dec. 8, 2013: Devyani Khobragade, India's deputy consul general, during the India Studies Stony Brook University fund raiser event at Long Island, New York. (AP Photo/Mohammed Jaffer)

India diplomat in US is transferred to UN mission

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Indian diplomat who was strip-searched after her arrest in New York City on visa charges has been transferred to India’s mission to the United Nations, her lawyer and a former […]

12/18/2013

Video frame grab provided by The Guardian shows whistle blower Edward Snowden. (AP Photo)

Snowden writes that NSA’s indiscriminate spying ‘collapsing’

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden wrote in a lengthy “open letter to the people of Brazil” that he’s been inspired by the global debate ignited by his release of […]

12/17/2013

An aerial image taken from a Philippine Air Force helicopter shows the devastation caused by typhoon Haiyan in Guiuan, Eastern Samar province, central Philippines Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. Authorities said at least 2 million people in 41 provinces had been affected by Friday's typhoon and at least 23,000 houses had been damaged or destroyed. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

PHOTOS: Philippines faces typhoon destruction

The death toll from Typhoon Haiyan stands at more than 900, but authorities fear it could climb to 10,000 or more. At least 9.7 million people in 41 Philippine provinces were affected by the disaster, […]

11/11/2013

An elderly man listens to a speaker at a political rally in New Delhi in a Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 photo. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

Global study: World not ready for aging population

The world is aging so fast that most countries are not prepared to support their swelling numbers of elderly people, according to a global study being issued Tuesday by the United Nations and an elder […]

10/14/2013

The Belgian ship Pompei, owned by De Nul, is shown in unidentified waters. (AP Photo/ Belgian Government)

Hollywood-style sting nabs alleged pirate kingpin

BRUSSELS (AP) — An alleged pirate kingpin has been arrested in a Hollywood-style sting that lured him from Somalia to Belgium to work on a fake documentary about high-seas crime. Yet instead of signing a […]

10/14/2013

A chart outlining the UN’s social and economic well being rankings for those age 60 and over;

Global study: World not ready for aging population

The world is aging so fast that most countries are not prepared to support their swelling numbers of elderly people, according to a global study being issued Tuesday by the United Nations and an elder […]

09/30/2013

President Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden, talks about the crisis in Syria to media gathered in the Rose Garden of the White House Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Syrian chemical arms inspections could begin soon

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) – The world’s chemical weapons watchdog was preparing Friday to launch a risky United Nations-backed mission into the heart of Syria’s deadly civil war to verify and destroy the country’s chemical […]

09/27/2013

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Obama applauds UN deal on Syria’s chemical weapons

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says a deal reached on a United Nations resolution to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons is “potentially a huge victory for the international community.” The draft resolution’s demands that Syria […]

09/27/2013

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks at a meeting on nuclear disarmament during the 68th session of the General Assembly at United Nations headquarters, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Rouhani: Obama has struck new tone on Iran

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran’s new president says President Barack Obama struck a new tone in his U.N. speech this week that left him optimistic about easing tensions between the two countries. Hassan Rouhani also […]

09/27/2013

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