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China imposes limit on oil supply to North Korea

China announced Saturday that it will limit energy supplies to North Korea and stop buying its textiles under U.N. sanctions imposed over its nuclear and missile development, further reducing support …


Study in contrasts at U.N. as French, U.S. presidents speak

This year’s U.N. gathering of world leaders put an immediate spotlight Tuesday on deep differences on tackling crises from North Korea to global warming: France’s president urged world leaders to …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 3:50 p.m.

At U.N., Trump threatens ‘total destruction’ of North Korea

President Donald Trump, in a combative debut speech to the U.N. General Assembly, threatened the “total destruction“’ of North Korea if it does not abandon its drive toward nuclear weapons.


Trump sets aside U.N. distrust to seek allies on North Korea, Iran

President Donald Trump will embark on a whirlwind series of meetings next week at the United Nations General Assembly to make two big asks of the world: Stand with us …


North Korea lashes out over ‘vicious’ UN sanctions

North Korea on Tuesday condemned the U.N. Security Council’s decision to impose tougher sanctions and doubled down on its warning that the United States would “suffer the greatest pain” it …


Oil will keep flowing, but UN sanctions hit Pyongyang hard

North Korea will be feeling the pain of new United Nations sanctions targeting some of its biggest remaining foreign revenue streams. But the Security Council eased off the biggest target …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 4:21 p.m.

U.N. approves watered-down new sanctions against North Korea

The U.N. Security Council was scheduled to vote late Monday on a new, watered-down sanctions resolution against North Korea that eliminates initial U.S. demands to ban all oil imports to …


U.N. atomic chief says Iran meeting terms of nuclear deal

The head of the U.N. agency monitoring Iran’s compliance with nuclear deal said Monday that Tehran is implementing the agreement – but says the ultimate judgment on compliance with the …


U.N. urges investigations of possible Burundi crimes against humanity

The United Nations asked the International Criminal Court to investigate whether human-rights violations committed in Burundi constitute crimes against humanity.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 4, 2017, 9:38 p.m.

U.N. diplomats call for more sanctions against North Korea

U.N. Security Council members called for further sanctions against North Korea on Monday after a powerful nuclear test explosion added another layer of urgency for diplomats wrestling with what to …


Guatemala court: President can’t expel head of U.N. commission

Guatemala’s highest court ruled Tuesday that President Jimmy Morales cannot expel the head of a U.N. anti-corruption commission from the country.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 9:53 p.m.

Guatemala’s president plunges into constitutional crisis

President Jimmy Morales announced Sunday he was expelling the head of a U.N. anti-corruption commission that is investigating his campaign’s financing – only to have the order quickly blocked by …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 2:54 p.m.

Iraq asks U.N. to collect evidence to prosecute Islamic State

Iraq is asking the U.N. Security Council for assistance in collecting evidence to prosecute extremists from the Islamic State group for possible crimes against humanity.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 10:16 a.m.

China to cut off North Korean imports under U.N. sanctions

China, the isolated North’s main trading partner, has been reluctant to push leader Kim Jong Un’s regime too hard for fear it might collapse. But Beijing is increasingly frustrated with …


Nigerian military makes unauthorized search of U.N. base

Nigerian soldiers conducted an unauthorized search of a United Nations humanitarian base in the city where the Boko Haram insurgency began, the U.N. said Friday, expressing “grave concern” over the …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 10:09 p.m.

Welcome boost from China to global pressure on North Korea

A global pressure campaign on North Korea propelled by sharp new U.N. sanctions received a welcome boost Sunday from China, the North’s economic lifeline, as Beijing called on its neighbor …


Congo rebel leader, wanted for crimes, surrenders

The founder and leader of a Congo rebel group who is wanted for crimes against humanity surrendered Wednesday in the country’s North Kivu province, the United Nations mission in Congo …


Armyworm influx risks worsening South Sudan hunger, U.N. says

An invasion of fall armyworms may further damage South Sudanese farming, worsening shortages in the war-torn country where half the population is already facing hunger, a Food and Agriculture Organization …


U.N. ends peacekeeping mission in Ivory Coast after 13 years

The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Ivory Coast comes was ending Friday, 13 years after it intervened to implement a peace agreement as the West African economic powerhouse was split in …


UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 8:36 p.m.

U.N.: World population will reach 9.8 billion in 2050

India’s population is expected to surpass China’s in about seven years and Nigeria is projected to overtake the United States and become the third most populous country in the world …


UN believes up to 150,000 civilians are trapped in Mosul

The U.N. humanitarian chief in Iraq says the United Nations believes between 120,000 and 150,000 civilians are trapped in Mosul’s Old City, where Islamic State extremists want to keep them …


Prosecutor: Denial of Yugoslav and Rwanda war crimes widespread

The chief prosecutor of war crimes in former Yugoslavia and genocide in Rwanda warned Wednesday that denial of these crimes is now widespread and efforts are underway to rewrite history.


UPDATED: Sat., June 3, 2017, 8:25 p.m.

3,000 to 5,000 new cholera cases in Yemen each day, says UN

A suspected cholera outbreak is spreading quickly in war-ravaged Yemen, with an estimated 3,000 to 5,000 new cases every day, the U.N. children’s agency said on Saturday.


U.N. asks for billions to avert four hunger crises, but the money doesn’t arrive

At the beginning of this year, the United Nations made one of its boldest requests ever for funding. It needed billions of dollars to fund a humanitarian response, said Secretary …


UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 9:02 p.m.

From Nikki Haley, another side of Trump’s ‘America First’

Nikki Haley crouched low in the trailer of an 18-wheeler taping up a box of lentils and wheat for besieged Syrians, her hands-on diplomacy a world apart from the gleaming …


UPDATED: Sun., May 21, 2017, 9:04 p.m.

Strapped UN health agency spends big on travel

The World Health Organization routinely spends about $200 million a year on travel – far more than what it doles out to fight some of the biggest problems in public …


West Africa scrambles to contain surge in militant attacks

West African nations are preparing to deploy a military force to counter a surge in ambushes and bombings by Islamist militants that more than 15,000 international troops have failed to …


UPDATED: Sun., April 30, 2017, 8:50 p.m.

Trump’s U.N. envoy often off-message, seems in his good graces

Nikki Haley didn’t wait to take office as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations to break with the Trump administration’s foreign policy stances. At her Senate confirmation hearing, Haley bluntly …


U.S. urges new sanctions against South Sudan, Russia says `no’

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley urged the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday to impose an arms embargo and additional sanctions on South Sudan to pressure the parties to end the civil …


UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 3:35 p.m.

Bodies of American, Swedish U.N. experts found in Congo

The bodies of an American and a Swedish investigator with the United Nations and their Congolese interpreter have been found in Congo’s Central Kasai province, authorities said Tuesday, more than …