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  • new storyUN says too soon for new Syrian peace conference 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 8:14 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. point man on Syria said Wednesday it's too soon for another peace conference in Geneva and invited Syrians to hold intensive preparatory talks on key issues including a political transition and fighting terrorism.

  • Russia vetoes Security Council proposal on MH17 tribunal story has photos
    Updated: Jul-29-15 6:53 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Russia on Wednesday vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution that would set up an international criminal court to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine a year ago.

  • Yemen's president orders militias merged into his forces 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 1:52 pm

    SANAA, Yemen - From his exile in Saudi Arabia, Yemen's president on Wednesday ordered that militias battling Shiite rebels in Yemen be merged with his national army units, a move that comes in an apparent attempt to unify forces fighting on the ground.

  • US military chief: World risks becoming immune to crises 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 7:04 pm

    NEW YORK - The top U.S. military official warned Tuesday that the world risks becoming immune to the suffering caused by escalating global security threats.

  • NYC mayor: 400,000 people have obtained municipal ID cards 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 5:13 pm

    NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday that about 400,000 people have obtained New York City's municipal ID card since the program was rolled out six months ago - including immigrants lacking legal documentation.

  • Syria opposition groups agree on 'roadmap' to end civil war story has photos
    Updated: Jul-24-15 10:38 am

    BRUSSELS - Syria's two main political opposition groups, long at odds, announced Friday that they have agreed on a "roadmap" to end their country's long-running civil war, starting with establishment of a transitional governing body.

  • AP Interview: UN climate chief: Paris to set 50-year agenda 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 11:40 am

    PARIS - The December climate change conference in Paris is the last chance for a meaningful agreement that would offer hope for a planet at risk due to greenhouse gases, U.N. climate chief Christiana Figueres said Wednesday.

  • UN endorses Iran nuclear deal with 6 world powers story has photos
    Updated: Jul-20-15 5:34 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council on Monday unanimously endorsed the landmark deal to rein in Iran's nuclear program and authorized measures leading to the end of U.N. sanctions, but also approved a provision that would automatically reinstate the harsh measures if Tehran reneges on its promises.

  • South Africans celebrate International Nelson Mandela Day story has photos
    Updated: Jul-18-15 12:18 pm

    JOHANNESBURG - South Africans honored the 67 years of former president Nelson Mandela's service to the country with 67 minutes of charity and community action around the country on his birthday Saturday.

  • South Sudan state to bar UN official over rights report 
    Updated: Jul-12-15 2:11 pm

    JUBA, South Sudan - A U.N. diplomat based in South Sudan's northern Unity state will be expelled from the state in a retaliatory move following the publication of a human rights report last month that accused government forces of committing widespread attacks on civilians there, a South Sudanese official said Sunday.

  • US seeks UN action on chemical weapon attacks in Syria 
    Updated: Jul-09-15 9:07 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The United States circulated a draft U.N. resolution Thursday aimed at identifying the perpetrators of chemical weapons attacks in Syria so they can be brought to justice.

  • UN chief highlights need for children's education worldwide 
    Updated: Jul-07-15 9:16 am

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark - The United Nations chief has joined Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai in calling on world leaders to secure education for young people across the globe.

  • Venezuela recalls ambassador in Guyana amid border dispute 
    Updated: Jul-06-15 10:22 pm

    CARACAS, Venezuela - President Nicolas Maduro announced Monday that he was recalling Venezuela's ambassador in neighboring Guyana for consultation amid mounting tensions over their disputed border.

  • Teenage activist wants more money for children's education 
    Updated: Jul-06-15 6:25 am

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai wants world leaders to spend more money, on top of their earlier promises, to secure 12 years of free primary and secondary education for all children across the world.

  • S. Korean violinist wants border concert with North Korea story has photos
    Updated: Jul-06-15 2:05 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - Violinist Won Hyung Joon wants to bring North and South Korean musicians together next month to perform on each side of the world's most heavily armed border. Standing in the way is the rivals' long, frustrating inability to move past their painful shared history.

  • UN leader offers assistance in Guyana-Venezuela dispute 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 4:08 pm

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday offered assistance to resolve an escalating border dispute between Guyana and Venezuela.

  • Russia won't call Srebrenica a genocide but many others do 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 6:31 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Western nations and Russia may be dueling over whether the U.N. Security Council should call the Srebrenica massacre during the Bosnian war an act of genocide but at Wednesday's General Assembly commemoration of the 20th anniversary of Europe's worst mass killing since World War II there was no doubt.

  • The Latest: Cuba embassy plan riles Republican hopefuls story has photos
    Updated: Jul-01-15 4:51 pm

    WASHINGTON - The United States and Cuba will open embassies in their capital cities after more than 50 years of hostilities between the two countries. The latest developments (all times local):

  • United Nations secretary general to obtain NYC ID card 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 1:46 pm

    NEW YORK - United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is becoming the proud owner of a New York City municipal identification card.

  • UN chief: Climate negotiations moving at a 'snail's pace' 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 7:26 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday that negotiations on a new climate pact to keep global warming from reaching dangerous levels are moving at a "snail's pace" and must be speeded up.

  • Burundians vote in parliamentary elections marred by unrest story has photos
    Updated: Jun-29-15 2:49 pm

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi - Burundians voted Monday in parliamentary elections marked by an opposition boycott and the threat of violence in the capital.