- Judge: US citizen serving as foreign diplomat can face trial Updated: Feb-04-16 9:40 pm
NEW YORK - A U.S. citizen serving as a foreign diplomat from the Dominican Republic is not immune from criminal prosecution in a United Nations bribery scandal, a judge ruled Thursday.
- US encourages businesses to explore Africa's opportunities Updated: Jan-26-16 10:03 am
LAGOS, Nigeria - U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker and a slew of American business executives are meeting in Nigeria to encourage trade they say will create jobs on both continents.
- 15 countries in arrears to UN including Venezuela lose vote Updated: Jan-22-16 11:20 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has informed the General Assembly that 15 countries including oil producer Venezuela are in arrears in paying their annual contribution to the U.N. regular budget, which means they can't vote in the 193-member world body unless there are exceptional circumstances.
- UN General Assembly chief 'optimistic' about Syria talks Updated: Jan-20-16 12:55 pm
AMMAN, Jordan - The president of the U.N. General Assembly said Wednesday that he is "cautiously optimistic" about negotiations on a Syria peace deal because the main powers with a stake in the conflict share the goal of defeating Islamic State extremists.