- UN chief to host meeting on Israeli-Palestinian conflict Updated: Sep-04-15 3:49 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will host a ministerial meeting of key global players trying to end the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Sept. 30 during the annual high-level session of the General Assembly, the United Nations announced Friday.
- UN star-studded media blitz to promote new development goals Updated: Sep-04-15 1:04 am
UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations is launching a global campaign with a media blitz and an array of stars from Beyonce to Usain Bolt to spread news to everyone in the world about its new goals to eradicate poverty, fight inequality and combat climate change.
- China marks Japan WWII defeat, shows rising power in parade Updated: Sep-03-15 12:46 am
BEIJING - China's leader presided over a parade of tanks, missiles and troops that displayed growing military might Thursday as fighter jets roared overhead, but pledged a 300,000 reduction in troops in a bid to show his country poses no expansionist threat.
- Colombia to give citizenship to Venezuelans hurt by crisis Updated: Sep-02-15 7:37 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombia is giving citizenship to dozens of Venezuelans separated from family members as part of President Nicolas Maduro's crackdown on illegal immigration along the border.
- Israel asks UN to reject Palestinian attempt to raise flag Updated: Sep-01-15 6:03 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Israel on Tuesday urged U.N. leaders to reject a Palestinian attempt to raise their flag at U.N. headquarters as early as this month's gathering of world leaders there.
- China parade draws Putin, but few other major world leaders Updated: Sep-01-15 9:18 am
BEIJING - Russian leader Vladimir Putin, South Korean President Park Geun-hye and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon shine at the top of China's guest list at this week's grand commemorations of the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War II. After them, the wattage gets pretty low.
- Europe's migrant crisis brings new death by land and sea Updated: Aug-28-15 4:28 pm
VIENNA - Death and desperation mounted in Europe's migrant crisis Friday as Austrian police said 71 people appeared to have suffocated in the back of an abandoned truck, while an estimated 200 people were feared drowned off Libya when two overloaded boats capsized.
- The Latest: Red Crescent: At least 105 dead in sea off Libya Updated: Aug-28-15 8:47 am
GENEVA - Here are the latest developments Friday regarding the tens of thousands of migrants trying to reach Europe.
- The Latest: Seoul to halt broadcasts; N Korea shows regret Updated: Aug-24-15 2:59 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - The latest on the tensions on the Korean Peninsula (all times local):
- UN to support initiatives by new Nigerian president Updated: Aug-24-15 2:35 pm
ABUJA, Nigeria - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with President Muhammadu Buhari Monday and promised solidarity in the new Nigerian leader's fight against insecurity, unemployment and corruption.
- Countries delay UN plan to name those accused of sex abuse Updated: Aug-20-15 7:19 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations is rejecting growing pressure to name countries whose peacekeepers face sexual abuse accusations in Central African Republic against children as young as 11, keeping silent because member states have delayed the U.N. chief's plan to identify alleged perpetrators.
- Juanes headlines UN Humanitarian Day event with new song Updated: Aug-18-15 8:25 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Musicians Juanes, Cody Simpson and Inna Modja are headlining a special event at the United Nations for World Humanitarian Day - and the Colombian singer is introducing a new song he wrote just a few days ago for the occasion.
- UN: Some sexual abuse charges against peacekeepers ignored Updated: Aug-18-15 4:16 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The 12-year-old girl said she had been raped by a foreign soldier, one of many who had come to Central African Republic to calm sectarian violence. So the military commander brought her in front of a dozen of his soldiers and asked: Can you identify him?
- UN approves statement aimed at restoring peace to Syria Updated: Aug-17-15 5:47 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The Security Council unanimously approved a statement backing intensive preparatory talks on key issues to restore peace to Syria on Monday, a sign of possible change in the U.N.'s most powerful body which has been deeply divided over how to end the war which has killed more than 250,000 people.
- No new WWII apology from Japanese leader Abe; China critical Updated: Aug-14-15 11:13 pm
TOKYO - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe acknowledged that Japan inflicted "immeasurable damage and suffering" on innocent people in World War II, but stopped short of offering his own apology, drawing criticism from China and South Korea.
- UN to start naming, shaming countries for alleged misconduct Updated: Aug-13-15 7:56 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Taking aim at "a cancer in our system," the U.N. secretary-general on Thursday announced that he intends to start naming and shaming countries whose troops and police serving in U.N. peacekeeping missions face credible accusations of sexual abuse and exploitation.
- Calls to abolish nukes on Nagasaki bombing 70th anniversary Updated: Aug-09-15 12:19 am
NAGASAKI, Japan - The city of Nagasaki marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing Sunday with calls to abolish nuclear weapons and halt the Japanese government's push to loosen restrictions on what its military can do.