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  • 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...

  • UN: C. African Republic hatred at terrifying level

    BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — The U.N.'s top human rights official warned Thursday that the hatred between Christian and Muslim communities in Central African Republic is "at a terrifying level" and a state of near-anarchy means even those carrying bloody machetes and holding severed...

  • US, Russia exchange threats at tense UN meeting

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia and the United States exchanged threats Wednesday at a tense U.N. Security Council meeting over the Ukraine crisis, with Moscow's envoy warning that the U.S. ambassador's "insults" are jeopardizing Moscow's willingness to cooperate with Washington on other...

  • UN chief concerned at China activist's death

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon joined the United States, the European Union and human rights groups Wednesday in expressing concern at last week's death of a detained Chinese human rights activist in a Beijing hospital. Last month, Human Rights in China quoted Cao...

  • UN authorizes return of illegal Libyan oil exports

    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — The U.N. Security Council condemned the illicit export of crude oil from Libya on Wednesday and authorized U.N. member states to board suspect vessels and return illegally seized oil to the Libyan government. The council unanimously adopted a resolution authorizing the...



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