North Korea reactivates its nuclear plant, a UN agency reports

World 08/31/21, 15:51

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) denounced that the nuclear plant in Yongbyon, North Korea, used to produce plutonium for nuclear weapons, registers activity since July 2021. "Since early July 2021, there have been indications, including the discharge of cooling water, consistent with the operation," the UN agency's annual report said. The ...

US vetoes pro-abortion language of UN resolution on women

U.S. 11/05/19, 14:50

The United States maintained its pro-life policy by excluding for the second consecutive year allusions to "sexual and reproductive health," used to promote abortion, from a UN Security Council resolution on women in crisis and conflict. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft reiterated that her country does not accept ...

Iran shut out by UN, claims victim after hit with US sanctions

U.S. 06/25/19, 09:54

The Iranian ambassador to the United Nations was denied participation in a United Nations Security Council meeting, of which it is not a member, and stated it is the victim of the United States, while denying any involvement in multiple attacks in the Middle East in recent weeks. This follows new ...

Koreas survey North’s railways in hopes of joining networks

World 11/29/18, 19:54

South Korea sent rail cars and dozens of officials to North Korea on Friday for joint surveys on northern railway sections the countries hope someday to connect with the South. The weeks-long inspections, which will see South Korean cars running on North Korean tracks for the first time in a decade, ...

U.N. envoy disappointed at nations reneging on migration deal

U.S. 11/27/18, 20:53

The U.N. envoy for international migration said Tuesday she's "very disappointed" that some countries are reneging on their support for a global compact to promote safe and orderly migration and reduce human smuggling and trafficking — some for "bizarre" reasons. Louise Arbour said in an interview with The Associated Press that ...

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