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  • Is Obama's war on coal burying the Democrats' New Deal coalition for good?

    Somewhere, Woodrow Wilson is smiling. President Obama appears to have found a way around that pesky constitutional requirement of a two-thirds majority of the Senate approving U.S. treaties with foreign nations.

  • UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous — and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says. The United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on Monday sent...

  • 'Irreversible change' more likely as emissions rise, says UN draft report

    The effects of climate change will grow more severe as greenhouse gas emissions rise, according to a draft United Nations report.

  • UN health agency urges crackdown on e-cigarettes

    GENEVA (AP) — Governments should have tougher rules for electronic cigarettes — banning their use indoors and putting them off limits for minors — until more evidence can be gathered about their risks, the U.N. health agency said Tuesday. In a bid to set public policy, the World Health...

  • UN envoy opposes foreign intervention in Libya

    CAIRO (AP) — The newly appointed U.N. envoy to Libya said Tuesday he doesn't believe foreign intervention can halt the North African country's slide deeper into turmoil after mysterious airstrikes against Islamist militias prompted allegations that outside powers were trying to swing the fight....

  • NKorea protests UN refusal of meeting on exercises

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea is criticizing the U.N. Security Council for not accepting its latest request for an emergency session on U.S.-South Korean military exercises this month. North Korea's deputy ambassador Ri Tong Il on Monday also warned that his country would respond to the...

  • Former New York judge appointed to U.N. Gaza inquiry

    GENEVA (AP) — The president of the United Nations' top human rights body has appointed a former New York Supreme Court judge to serve as the third member of a commission investigating possible violations of the rules of war in Gaza. Gabon Ambassador Baudelaire Ndong Ella, who presides over the...

  • UN rights chief: Crimes against humanity in Iraq

    GENEVA (AP) — Islamic State fighters reportedly killed up to 670 prisoners in Mosul and committed other horrific abuses in Iraq that amount to crimes against humanity, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday. The U.N.'s top human rights official said "grave, horrific...

  • Palestinian president prepares new UN appeal

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Aides to the Palestinian president said Sunday that he will soon appeal to the international community to set a deadline for Israel to end its occupation of lands captured in the 1967 Mideast war and make way for an independent Palestinian state. President Mahmoud...

  • UN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000

    GENEVA (AP) — The death toll from three years of Syria's civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people, the United Nations reported Friday. The figure, covering the period from March 2011 to April 2014, is the first issued by the U.N.'s human rights office since July 2013, when it documented...

  • UN Council members reject NKorea meeting request

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — United Nations Security Council members are rejecting North Korea's request for a meeting to protest joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises. North Korea sent a letter to the council on July 21 requesting the meeting. British Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant told reporters...

  • UN agency: Iran abiding with terms of nuke deal

    VIENNA (AP) — The U.N. nuclear agency says that Iran is keeping commitments it agreed to with six world powers in a pact that temporarily caps its nuclear activities and eliminates material that could be most easily used to make nuclear weapons. The finding is contained in a restricted...

  • UN Ebola coordinator to visit West Africa

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The public health expert coordinating U.N. efforts to fight Ebola said on Tuesday that he's heading to Washington and then to West Africa to determine the best ways the world body can support people, communities and governments affected by the deadly disease. David Nabarro...

  • Sri Lanka won't allow UN war crimes panel to visit

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president said Tuesday he will not allow a U.N. panel investigating allegations of war crimes to enter the country. President Mahinda Rajapaksa told foreign journalists that he will not accept any investigation by the United Nations into allegations of...

  • Malala urges young people to campaign for change

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education, told more than 500 young people Monday that they should start working right now to change the world. The 17-year-old said raising her voice helped bring a change for...



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