UN appeals for $282 million to help Mozambique for 3 months

World 03/25/19, 12:20

The United Nations is making an emergency appeal for $282 million for the next three months to help Mozambique start recovering from the devastation of Cyclone Idai.U.N. humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock said Monday the funding will be used for water, sanitation, education and restoring the livelihoods of the hundreds of ...

Afghan official: Taliban killed 33 troops, police in Helmand

World 03/25/19, 05:35

A devastating Taliban attack over the weekend on an Afghan army outpost in southern Helmand province killed 26 soldiers and seven policemen, a provincial official said Monday — casualties the country's defense ministry has refused to disclose.Separately, the United Nations said Monday that a NATO airstrike over the weekend in ...

Justice sought for 4 Dutch journalists killed in El Salvador

America 03/24/19, 23:35

It was 1982, the height of the civil war in El Salvador. Four Dutch TV journalists had linked up with leftist rebels near the town of El Paraiso, which has an army base on its outskirts.Planning to spend several days behind rebel lines, the newsmen hoisted rucksacks onto their backs ...

Sri Lanka averts rift spilling over to UN rights session

World 03/20/19, 22:40

Sri Lanka's leader has abandoned plans to oppose his prime minister's support of a United Nations resolution that would give the island nation more time to address war crime allegations stemming from its long civil war.On the U.N. human rights council agenda this week is a report by High Commissioner ...

Bosnia divided over UN ruling on wartime leader Karadzic

Europe 03/20/19, 13:16

A U.N. court's decision Wednesday to uphold the genocide and war crimes convictions of ex-Bosnian Serb President Radovan Karadzic and sentence him to life behind bars was applauded by survivors of Bosnia's bloody '90s war — but blasted by the country's Serbs as biased.Gathered in a memorial center near this ...

Update: Hearing underway for Karadzic appeals decisions

Europe 03/20/19, 08:13

The Latest on a U.N. court's decision on the conviction and sentencing of ex-Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic (all times local):14:10 p.m.A hearing is underway at a United Nations court where judges will hand down their decisions in the appeal by former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic against his convictions ...

UN judges to deliver Radovan Karadzic appeals decisions

Europe 03/20/19, 04:52

United Nations judges are set to hand down their decisions in the appeal by former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic against his convictions and 40-year sentence for masterminding atrocities in his country's devastating 1992-95 war.Karadzic appealed his 2016 convictions for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, as well as ...

Final verdict looms for ex-Bosnian Serb leader Karadzic

Europe 03/19/19, 06:26

Nearly a quarter of a century since Bosnia's devastating war ended, former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is set to hear the final judgment on whether he can be held criminally responsible for unleashing a wave of murder and destruction.United Nations appeals judges will on Wednesday rule whether to uphold ...

French leader, others urge speed in climate change fight

World 03/14/19, 09:12

France's president and others made passionate calls on Thursday to speed up the fight against climate change, telling a United Nations environmental summit that impatience is growing among those who will inherit the battle. "Our youth tell us, 'You are not moving fast enough.' They have reason to be impatient because ...

UN expert says Kim Jong Un demand shows sanctions work

World 03/12/19, 20:57

The head of the U.N. panel monitoring sanctions against North Korea said Tuesday the fact that the only thing Kim Jong Un asked for at the Hanoi summit was to have sanctions lifted shows they are biting — despite his increasingly sophisticated efforts to evade the tough measures. Hugh Griffiths said ...

UN probing North Korea sanctions violations in 20 countries

World 03/11/19, 20:15

U.N. experts say they are investigating possible violations of United Nations sanctions on North Korea in about 20 countries, from alleged clandestine nuclear procurement in China to arms brokering in Syria and military cooperation with Iran, Libya and Sudan. The expert panel's 66-page report to the Security Council, obtained Monday by ...

UN says methamphetamine output booming in Southeast Asia

World 03/11/19, 20:05

Production of methamphetamine is skyrocketing in Southeast Asia, with prices dropping and usage expanding, the U.N.'s anti-drug agency said Monday.Even as seizures of the drug known as speed, ice and "ya ba" in its various forms reached a record high last year, street prices have dropped, indicating increased availability, said ...

Update: Plane’s black box is found but is damaged

World 03/11/19, 05:40

The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local): 1:35 p.m. Ethiopia's state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate reports that the black box has been found from the crashed Ethiopian Airlines plane. An airline official, however, tells The Associated Press that the box is partially damaged and that "we will see what we can retrieve ...

Head of UN Women: Technology revolution must benefit women

Tech 03/10/19, 09:35

The head of the U.N. women's agency is calling for the revolution in technology to be used to benefit the world's poor, and especially women, who will not achieve gender equality without "the giant leap that 21st century innovations can bring."Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said in an interview and a speech ahead ...

UN report on firms linked to Israeli settlements stalls anew

Business 03/05/19, 13:42

The United Nations' human rights chief has delayed publication of a report on companies doing business in Israeli settlements in the West Bank, saying in a letter made public Tuesday that her office needs more time to carry out a complex and unprecedented task — one with deep political implications. The ...

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