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Obama, incoming UN secretary-general meet at White House

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says the former Portuguese prime minister who will lead the U.N. beginning Jan. 1. has already proven to be...
Kerry: US, Russia studying new ideas to stop Syria fighting

ROME — The United States and Russia are studying new ways to break a monthslong diplomatic deadlock over how to stop the fighting in...
Rape used for ethnic cleansing in South Sudan, says UN team

KAMPALA, Uganda — South Sudan is experiencing ethnic cleansing in several parts of the country and risks becoming a Rwanda-like catastrophe, a team of...
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GENEVA — A former first lady of Peru who began working for the U.N. food agency last week has requested an unpaid leave of...
UN expert says torture appeared widespread after Turkey coup

ANKARA, Turkey — Sweeping security measures adopted in Turkey after a failed July 15 coup attempt created an environment conducive to the torture and...
The Latest: Syrian army clears town near capital of rebels

BEIRUT — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): ...
North Korea rejects UN sanctions, briefs envoys in Pyongyang

PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea says a sweeping new round of U.N. sanctions aimed at choking its nuclear program by cutting off as...
Cyprus president: No bad peace deal will be put to a vote

NICOSIA, Cyprus — Talks aimed at reunifying Cyprus were back on track Friday after the leaders of the ethnically split island ended a two-week...
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UNITED NATIONS — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon apologized Thursday for the U.N. not doing enough to contain the spread of a cholera outbreak in Haiti,...
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Expressing frustration at the U.N. Security Council's inability to stop the bombardment of the besieged Syrian City of Aleppo, a coalition of over 200...

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