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  • UN says Syria vaccine deaths was an NGO 'mistake'

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The recent deaths of Syrian children after receiving measles vaccinations was the result of a "mistake" by a non-governmental partner who mixed in a muscle relaxant meant for anesthesia, a spokesman for the U.N. secretary-general said Wednesday. But Stephane Dujarric told...

  • UN mission to combat Ebola opens HQ in Ghana

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The U.N. mission to combat Ebola opened its headquarters on Monday in Ghana, where it will coordinate international aid to assist West Africa to combat the accelerating crisis. This outbreak has spiraled into the worst ever for Ebola, and the World Health Organization says...

  • Iceland announces men-only UN meeting on women

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iceland is announcing a U.N. conference on women and gender equality — and only men and boys are invited. The country's foreign affairs minister told the U.N. General Assembly of world leaders on Monday that the January "barbershop" conference will be unique, "as it will...

  • Myanmar wants country off UN human rights agenda

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Myanmar's foreign minister promised Monday his country is working to end violence between Buddhists and Muslims in Rakhine state and urged the world against "jumping to conclusions" about a situation that has drawn global condemnation. Wunna Maung Lwin also insisted...

  • Here's Benjamin Netanyahu's complete speech to the U.N.: 'Militant Islamists believe in a master faith'

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday pushed back against critics of Israel's war on Hamas, telling the U.N. General Assembly that his country is merely acting in self-defense.

  • UN calls for probe in Mexico army slaying of 22

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A U.N. special rapporteur for human rights called Monday for the Mexican government to conduct a thorough probe of an army killing of 22 suspected gang members as a possible case of "summary executions." Christof Heyns, special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or...

  • Rival Libyan lawmakers hold UN-brokered talks

    CAIRO (AP) — Rival Libyan lawmakers held talks brokered by a United Nations envoy on Monday, in the first attempt to bridge the gap between warring groups that left the North African nation torn between two governments and parliaments. In a press conference held in western city of Ghadamis,...

  • Developing countries' fund key to climate pact

    What once seemed a harmless token of good will from rich countries to poor ones could derail negotiations over a global climate deal next year.

  • C. African Republic places great hope on UN force

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The president of the transitional government in conflict-torn Central African Republic said Saturday the country has great hopes that the new U.N. peacekeeping mission will help restore security and promote development. Catherine Samba-Panza told the U.N. General Assembly...

  • World leaders give their annual speeches at the UN

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — World leaders gathered Saturday for the fourth day of the annual ministerial meeting of the U.N. General Assembly to address the state of their countries and the world. Here are highlights from some of the newsworthy speakers: CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC The president of the...

  • NKorea tells UN it's ready to discuss human rights

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea says it is willing to cooperate with the U.N. and other international organizations on human rights, but is bristling at what it views as politicization of the issue by its arch enemy, the United States. In February, a U.N. commission of inquiry concluded there...

  • Russian FM issues blistering attack on US, NATO

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Russian foreign minister issued a blistering attack on the West and NATO on Saturday, accusing them of being unable to change their Cold War "genetic code" and saying the United States must abandon its claims to "eternal uniqueness." Sergey Lavrov's assault appeared to...

  • State Department official: 'Serious' gaps in Iran nuclear talks

    Nuclear negotiations between Iran and the U.N. Security Council are struggling to make progress.

  • Zogby Report Card: Obama's 'community organizing' worked at UN

    Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama showed that his old days as a Chicago community organizer can work even in the halls of the United Nations.

  • Road to climate treaty rocky after UN summit

    Developing countries could derail the process toward an international climate treaty by insisting on an amount of aid that richer ones are unlikely to donate.



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