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  • North Korea's UN envoy slams US 'hostile policy'

    GENEVA (AP) — North Korea's U.N. envoy in Geneva is accusing the United States of pursuing a "hostile policy" to isolate his country as the world body investigates alleged crimes against humanity in the reclusive communist nation. So Se Pyong says the U.S. has undermined North Korea's...

  • UN body notes upward trend in journalist killings

    PARIS (AP) — The UN body monitoring press freedoms says instabilities associated with the Arab Spring have contributed to a spike in the number of journalists killed in recent years. In a report published Tuesday, UNESCO says 430 journalists were killed between 2007 and 2012. In 2012, UNESCO...

  • UN chief says both sides block aid to Syrians

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon blamed the Syrian government and opposition Monday for escalating violence and blocking aid to millions in desperate need of help, despite pledges from both sides to comply with a Security Council resolution demanding immediate access...

  • UN: Haiti has more cholera than any other nation

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Haiti's cholera outbreak is still the worst in the world, the top U.N. envoy there said Monday. Sandra Honore briefed the U.N. Security Council about the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Haiti, crime rates, public health, and the cholera outbreak. She told reporters...

  • Ukraine seeks UN vote against Crimea annexation

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ukraine is hoping the United Nations General Assembly will adopt a resolution later this week reaffirming the country's unity and territorial integrity and underscoring that the referendum that led to Crimea's annexation by Russia "has no validity." The draft resolution,...

  • UN: 2013 extreme events due to warming Earth

    GENEVA (AP) — The head of the U.N. weather agency said Monday that recent extreme weather patterns are "consistent" with human-induced climate change, citing key events that wreaked havoc in Asia, Europe, the U.S. and Pacific region last year. Michel Jarraud, secretary-general of the World...

  • Big climate report: Warming is big risk for people

    If you think of climate change as a hazard for some far-off polar bears years from now, you're mistaken. That's the message from top climate scientists gathering in Japan this week to assess the impact of global warming.

  • UN: Syrians, Russians, Afghans lead asylum list

    GENEVA (AP) — Most asylum seekers turned to Europe last year as Syria, Russia and Afghanistan topped the list of places where people fled their homelands to ask for protection from another country, the United Nations refugee agency said Friday. The agency's report found that Europe totaled...

  • UN: Iran complying with interim nuclear deal

    VIENNA (AP) — The U.N. says Iran is curbing its atomic activities in line with a preliminary deal made in January. A restricted report says Tehran has not resumed its previous enrichment of uranium to just a technical step from the level needed for a nuclear weapon, and continues to reduce...



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