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Stories with person: Ban Ki-Moon
  • Ukraine moves against insurgents in the east 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 7:32 pm
  • SLOVYANSK, Ukraine - Russia announced new military exercises Thursday involving ground and air forces near its border with Ukraine, swiftly responding to a Ukrainian operation to drive pro-Russia insurgents out of occupied buildings in the country's tumultuous east.

  • Activists say Syrian airstrikes in north kill 30 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 3:01 pm
  • BEIRUT - Syrian government airstrikes struck a vegetable market in a northern rebel-held town Thursday, killing at least 30 people and wounding scores of others, an activist group said.

  • Turkish Cypriot: Cyprus accord possible in 2014 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 8:52 pm
  • UNITED NATIONS - The Turkish Cypriot leader said Monday that a settlement of the 40-year-old conflict that divided the Mediterranean island is possible this year.

  • Obama signs bill aimed at blocking Iran's UN envoy 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 11:00 pm
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday aimed at blocking Iran's chosen ambassador to the United Nations because of his ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. But the president says he's only treating the legislation as guidance.

  • UN seeks $274 million for Central African Republic 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 10:41 am
  • GENEVA - The United Nations and aid groups launched an appeal for $274 million Wednesday to help people who have fled the Central African Republic because of the sectarian conflict there, warning that the dire needs of hundreds of thousands of refugees can't be met with existing funds.

  • Abortion in cases of rape: New rifts in old debate 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 11:20 am
  • NEW YORK - Poll after poll over many years has shown that Americans overwhelmingly support legal access to abortion for women impregnated by rape. Yet the issue remains divisive, as demonstrated by two current rifts - one involving U.S. aid policy overseas, the other highlighting strategy differences within the U.S. anti-abortion movement.

  • UN approves force for Central African Republic 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:07 pm
  • UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council on Thursday unanimously approved a nearly 12,000-strong U.N. peacekeeping force for Central African Republic, where mounting violence between Christians and Muslims has brought killings, torture and sexual violence.

  • 2 UN workers killed by gunmen in Somalia 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 4:11 pm
  • MOGADISHU, Somalia - Gunmen inside an airport in Somalia shot and killed two consultants working for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the U.N. mission in the country said Monday.

  • Wails, sobs: Rwanda marks 20 years since genocide 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 12:49 pm
  • KIGALI, Rwanda - Displaying both pride and pain, Rwandans on Monday marked the 20th anniversary of a devastating 100-day genocide that saw packed churches set on fire and machete-wielding attackers chop down whole families from a demonized minority.

  • UN chief urges action on Central African Republic 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 12:49 pm
  • BRUSSELS - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged European and African nations on Wednesday to step up their efforts to end the desperate plight of the people of Central African Republic.

  • UN lavishes rare praise on Sierra Leone 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 5:52 pm
  • UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council lavished rare praise Wednesday on Sierra Leone, a country once known for "blood diamonds" and rebels chopping limbs off innocent civilians, which now contributes soldiers to U.N. peacekeeping missions and aspires to be a middle-income country by 2030.

  • UN chief on Greenland climate change visit 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 5:29 pm
  • COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Global warming must not be forgotten, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday after visiting Greenland to get an up-close look at the consequences of climate problems.

  • Venezuelan protesters camp outside UN office 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 12:37 am
  • CARACAS, Venezuela - Dozens of students have pitched camp outside the United Nations office in Caracas to complain the international community is siding with Venezuela's government by not speaking out against rights abuses during a bloody, two-month political standoff.