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  • Libya calls for UN-supervised ceasefire

    TOBRUK, Libya (AP) — The newly inaugurated Libyan parliament has threatened to act against warring militias who don't abide by its call for an immediate cease-fire, which it says would be supervised by the United Nations. The parliament's call late Wednesday is among its first since it convened...

  • UN chief: Gaza deaths and destruction shame world

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon demanded an end to what he called the senseless cycle of suffering in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Wednesday, telling the General Assembly that "the massive deaths and destruction in Gaza have shocked and shamed the world." Ban urged the...

  • UN: Humanitarian situation in Ukraine worsening

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A senior U.N. official warned the Security Council at an emergency meeting Tuesday that the humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine is steadily worsening as power and water supplies are scarce, homes are destroyed and health workers flee. John Ging, director of U.N....

  • US calls Israeli attack on UN school 'disgraceful'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States declared Sunday it is "appalled" by Israel's "disgraceful" attack on a United Nations school sheltering some 3,000 displaced people in southern Gaza. In language that was rare in its directness and severity, the U.S. denounced the attack earlier Sunday, which...

  • NKorea seeks UN meeting on US-SKorea drills

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea said Friday it has asked for an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting to protest upcoming U.S.-South Korean military exercises, warning the drills increase the danger of war on the Korean peninsula. North Korea's deputy ambassador Ri Tong Il criticized the...

  • Top UN aid official urges daily 'pauses' in Gaza

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian chief called Thursday for daily "humanitarian pauses" until a long-term cease-fire is reached between Israel and Hamas in order to deliver relief to hundreds of thousands in need in Gaza, rescue the injured and give civilians a reprieve from the war....

  • UN official: Vietnam violates religious freedom

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A U.N. official who went to Vietnam to assess religious freedom in this Southeast Asian country said Thursday that security agents closely monitored his visit and people he wanted to meet were harassed and intimidated. Heiner Bielefeldt, the U.N. special rapporteur, told...

  • EPA chief: Power-plant proposal 'changing the tone' of global climate talks

    The Obama administration's proposed greenhouse gas emissions rule for existing power plants is "changing the tone" of the international dialogue on climate change, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said Monday.

  • Obama to attend United Nations climate summit

    President Obama will attend the United Nations climate summit in New York in September, a move that would put a stamp on his administration's agenda ahead of pivotal international negotiations next year in Paris.

  • Why is the U.S. funding a United Nations group that transfers weapons to terrorists?

    Last Wednesday, a United Nations relief organization discovered 20 rockets hidden in one of its schools in Gaza -- and promptly transferred those weapons to "local authorities," thus allowing them to be controlled by the terrorist group Hamas.

  • United Nations relief agency finds Palestinian terrorist rockets in Gaza school

    A United Nations agency, over the course of doing relief work on Wednesday, found rockets being stored in one of its schools in Gaza.

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