UN cautions against populism in high-level week

World 09/25/18, 12:00

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres painted a grim picture of the state of the world as leaders opened their annual meeting on Tuesday, spotlighting the breakdown of trust around the globe and the need to counter unilateralism and reinvigorate the international cooperation that is the foundation of the United Nations.In his ...

Update: UN to warn against populism in high-level week

World 09/25/18, 09:02

The Latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local):8:45 a.m.Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is expected to paint a grim picture of the state of the world as leaders open their annual meeting Tuesday, spotlighting the breakdown of trust around the globe and the need to counter unilateralism and reinvigorate ...

Syria: Everyone else’s battleground, in both war and peace

World 09/25/18, 03:56

As world leaders talk peace at the U.N. this week, the people of Idlib cling to fragile hope that diplomacy will avert a blowout battle over Syria's last rebel stronghold.Yet diplomacy hasn't served Syria well so far. Those same world powers trying to negotiate a peaceful outcome in Idlib have ...

EU, Iran set financial “vehicle” to ease trade between them

Europe 09/24/18, 23:54

Five world powers and Iran agreed late Monday to establish a financial facility in the European Union to facilitate payments for Iranian imports and exports including oil, a key move sought by Tehran following the U.S. pullout from the 2015 nuclear deal and its re-imposition of sanctions.Foreign ministers from Britain, ...

US: Myanmar military led ‘extreme’ violence against Rohingya

Asia & Pacific 09/24/18, 18:49

A U.S. government investigation has found that Myanmar's military targeted Rohingya civilians indiscriminately and often with "extreme brutality" in a coordinated campaign to drive the minority Muslims out of the country.The hard-hitting State Department report released Monday is based on a survey this spring of more than 1,000 refugees among ...

Update: France wants UN backing for Syria accord

World 09/24/18, 10:15

The Latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local):10 a.m.France's foreign minister wants the U.N. to rally behind a Russian-Turkish accord averting a massive battle for the Syrian rebel stronghold of Idlib.Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Monday that the accord is "a good thing" and an "opportunity ...

Mandela statue at UN: ‘an inspiration … and a reminder’

World 09/24/18, 09:11

A statue of Nelson Mandela has been unveiled at the United Nations to honor the 100th anniversary of the late South African leader's birth.U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said at Monday's dedication that Mandela "embodied the highest values of the United Nations — peace, forgiveness, compassion and human dignity."A peace summit ...

Mandela: A life of soaring symbolism, now harnessed by UN

America 09/24/18, 00:15

Nelson Mandela's South African journey from anti-apartheid leader to prisoner to president to global statesman — the "Long Walk to Freedom" of his autobiography title — is one of the 20th century's great stories of struggle, sacrifice and reconciliation. Now the United Nations is seeking to harness its soaring symbolism. The ...

World leaders gather at UN under threat from unilateralism

World 09/22/18, 16:50

With rising unilateralism challenging its very existence, the United Nations convenes its annual meeting of world leaders Monday and will try once more to tackle problems together as a community of nations, addressing threats ranging from Mideast conflicts to the effects of global warming — and also encouraging the glimmer ...

President Trump to address drugs, nuclear weapons in UN speeches

America 09/20/18, 18:53

President Donald Trump will call for global action on the world drug problem, lay out his vision of the U.S. role in the world, and urge a halt to the spread of weapons of mass destruction during next week's gathering of world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly.Nikki Haley, the ...

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