The United Nations General Assembly is underway -- but it looks very different this year. For the first time in the body’s history, the meeting is being held virtually due to the pandemic. Meanwhile, unity among member nations appears to…
By Nick Schifrin, Layla Quran
In a somewhat muted speech for the often tough-talking Russian leader, Putin told the U.N.’s 75th anniversary gathering that countries need to work together better to fight the virus and other global problems.
By Daria Litvinova, Angela Charlton, Associated Press
“Burying one’s head in the sand like an ostrich in the face of economic globalization or trying to fight it with Don Quixote’s lance goes against the trend of history. Let this be clear: The world will never return to…
By Ted Anthony, Foster Klug, Associated Press
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic that according to the World Health Organization has killed more than 900,000 people globally, United Nations peacekeepers are still deploying around the world. One of those missions is currently ongoing in Cyprus, due to a conflict…
By Sebastian Rich
By Matthew Lee, Deb Reichmann, Associated Press
President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday spelling out how the U.S. will enforce the measures, a step that was quickly followed by new sanctions announcements.
By Matthew Lee, Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press
In defiance of overwhelming opposition, the United States is preparing to declare that all international sanctions against Iran have been restored. Few countries believe the move is legal, and such action could provoke a credibility crisis at the United Nations.
By Jamey Keaten, Associated Press
U.N.-backed investigators have pointed to signs that Syria's government continues to perpetrate rape, torture and murder as the country's nine-year conflict grinds on.
By Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press
The U.N. Security Council has adopted a resolution demanding that all countries enforce the widely violated U.N. arms embargo on Libya and withdraw all mercenaries from the North African nation.
By Christina Larson, Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
A new U.N. biodiversity report card highlights the decline over the past 10 years in fragile ecosystems such as coral reefs and tropical forests.
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