- Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions Updated: Apr-17-14 2:16 pm
- Text of joint statement on Ukraine Updated: Apr-17-14 1:30 pm
- US readies sanctions on Russia, aid for Ukraine Updated: Apr-16-14 7:08 pm
- US: Russia facing diplomacy or new sanctions Updated: Apr-16-14 4:36 pm
- UN seeks $274 million for Central African Republic Updated: Apr-16-14 10:41 am
- Russian FM: Russia still to meet with Ukraine Updated: Apr-16-14 3:13 am
- Germany's Merkel calls Putin to discuss Ukraine Updated: Apr-15-14 3:52 pm
- US eyes more action against Russia if talks fail Updated: Apr-15-14 2:46 pm
- Swiss say Palestinians can join Geneva Conventions Updated: Apr-11-14 7:25 am
- Acclaimed photographer Anja Niedringhaus dies Updated: Apr-04-14 7:05 pm
- AP photographer killed, reporter wounded Updated: Apr-04-14 7:02 pm
- UN prolongs North Korea human rights investigation Updated: Mar-28-14 11:37 am
- UN renews war crimes investigation in Syria Updated: Mar-28-14 9:46 am
- WTO rules China violates 'rare earth' trade rules Updated: Mar-26-14 11:29 am
- North Korea's UN envoy slams US 'hostile policy' Updated: Mar-25-14 1:35 pm
- UN: 2013 extreme events due to warming Earth Updated: Mar-24-14 3:48 pm
- UN chief concerned at China activist's death Updated: Mar-19-14 8:28 pm
GENEVA - Top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement after marathon talks Thursday on immediate steps to ease the crisis in Ukraine.
GENEVA - Here is the joint statement issued by the foreign ministers of the U.S., Russia, Ukraine and European Union after seven hours of talks Thursday in Geneva:
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is preparing to ratchet up sanctions on Russia and boost assistance for the Ukrainian military in the coming days, U.S. officials said Wednesday, as Ukraine struggles to contain a pro-Russian uprising in its eastern cities.
GENEVA - A senior U.S. official says high-stakes diplomatic meetings in Geneva on Thursday to try to ease burgeoning violence in eastern Ukraine will mark Kiev's final attempt to engage with Russia before the West hits Moscow with additional economic sanctions.
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.
HANOI, Vietnam - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says Russia is still planning to meet with Ukrainian officials at an international conference in Geneva on Thursday.
WASHINGTON - The State Department says the U.S. is eyeing a new round of sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine, but any new move against Moscow is unlikely until after a diplomatic meeting later this week in Geneva.
GENEVA - Twenty-five years after making their first bid for membership, the Palestinians can join the Geneva Conventions governing the rules of war and military occupations, the Swiss government said Friday.
Anja Niedringhaus faced down some of the world's greatest dangers and had one of the world's loudest and most infectious laughs. She photographed dying and death, and embraced humanity and life. She gave herself to the subjects of her lens, and gave her talents to the world, with images of wars' unwitting victims in Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia and beyond.
KABUL, Afghanistan - An Afghan police commander opened fire Friday on two Associated Press journalists, killing Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding veteran correspondent Kathy Gannon - the first known case of a security insider attacking journalists in Afghanistan.
GENEVA - After a testy exchange between the United States and North Korea, a special investigator won approval Friday to keep investigating suspected crimes against humanity and other abuses in the reclusive Asian nation.
GENEVA - The U.N.'s top human rights body voted overwhelmingly to renew its war crimes investigation in Syria for another year Friday, as diplomatic efforts to revive negotiations between the government and opposition remain deadlocked.
GENEVA - The World Trade Organization ruled Wednesday that China has violated international trade rules with its restrictions on the export of 17 "rare earths" and two other minerals that have key industrial and high-tech uses.
GENEVA - North Korea's U.N. envoy in Geneva is accusing the United States of pursuing a "hostile policy" to isolate his country as the world body investigates alleged crimes against humanity in the reclusive communist nation.
GENEVA - The head of the U.N. weather agency said Monday that recent extreme weather patterns are "consistent" with human-induced climate change, citing key events that wreaked havoc in Asia, Europe, the U.S. and Pacific region last year.
UNITED NATIONS - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon joined the United States, the European Union and human rights groups Wednesday in expressing concern at last week's death of a detained Chinese human rights activist in a Beijing hospital.