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3 years 3 days ago

Russia to discuss Syria with Kofi Annan

MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian official says U.N.-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan will visit Moscow this week to discuss his efforts to mediate a cease-fire in Syria. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov also said Thursday that his country will meet with a Syrian opposition delegation, including members of the...

3 years 3 days ago

Israel condemns UN settlement probe

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's prime minister has rejected a vote by a U.N. body to send a team to investigate Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Benjamin Netanyahu issued his statement Thursday after the U.N. Human Rights Council voted for the inquiry. "This is a hypocritical council with an automatic...

4 years 11 months ago

US pledges $1.15 billion to Haiti

A senior U.S. official says the Obama administration will pledge $1.15 billion in taxpayer dollars over the next two years to help with Haiti's post-earthquake reconstruction. The official says Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will announce the pledge on Wednesday at a U.N. donors conference that is expected...

5 years 2 weeks ago

UN says mother-child HIV can be eliminated by 2015

The United Nations says mother-to-child HIV transmission can be eliminated by 2015 if health programs receive increased investments as planned. Michel Sidibe, the head of UNAIDS, appealed to government and private donors to keep investing in the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Michel D. Kazatchkine, the Global...

5 years 4 months ago

Envoys scale back U.N. climate pact ambitions

Negotiators and diplomats were working Thursday on a scaled-back version of a global climate change treaty that could be agreed by next month's deadline, without firm U.S. commitments. The idea of forging a political agreement, instead of a legally binding treaty, was becoming a more accepted possibility as negotiators...

5 years 5 months ago

3,000 may be trapped under Indonesia quake rubble

Indonesia's Health Ministry says nearly 3,000 people may still be trapped under rubble after a powerful earthquake two days ago. A spokesman for the ministry's Disaster Management Agency says 715 people have been confirmed dead and 2,400 hospitalized. A United Nations spokeswoman says the with thousands still trapped under collapsed...

5 years 6 months ago

UN confronts climate change

A day before world leaders start talking politics at the U.N. General Assembly, they'll confront global climate change. The U.N. climate chief says China may be leapfrogging ahead of the United States on legislation to address climate change. As the U.N. opens a one-day climate summit today, Yvo de Boer...

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