- UN agency passes new standards on prisoner treatment Updated: May-22-15 2:24 pm
VIENNA - The U.N. crime prevention agency has revised international standards on treatment of prisoners to focus on greater respect for human rights.
- UN calls for urgent aid for Nepal earthquake survivors Updated: May-15-15 2:31 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. General Assembly called Friday for urgent assistance to help Nepal earthquake survivors and to rebuild the impoverished Himalayan nation so it can better survive future disasters.
- Vatican recognizes state of Palestine in new treaty Updated: May-13-15 3:55 pm
VATICAN CITY - The Vatican officially recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty finalized Wednesday, immediately sparking Israeli ire and accusations that the move hurt peace prospects.