Sunday, January 29, 2023

All posts tagged "UN"

  • Assange Finds Surprising Ally – but it may not be Enough

    LONDON – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has found a surprising ally – a little known United Nations panel that has decided he has been unfairly detained in Britain while seeking to avoid extradition to Sweden to answer...

    • Posted February 4, 2016
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  • Venezuela’s UN Envoy: Not Concerned About US Investigations

    UNITED NATIONS – Venezuela’s ambassador to the United Nations dismissed the possibility of cooperating with U.S. investigations into billion-dollar bribery schemes that allegedly occurred at the country’s state-run oil company while he was in charge. The allegations...

    • Posted February 1, 2016
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  • Dozens Killed by Bombs in Syria, Clouding UN Peace Session

    GENEVA – A triple bombing killed at least 50 people in a predominantly Shiite suburb south of the Syrian capital of Damascus on Sunday even as a U.N. mediator held his first meeting with members of the...

    • Posted January 31, 2016
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  • UN Health Chief: Zika Virus is ‘Spreading Explosively’

    GENEVA – The Zika virus is “spreading explosively” in the Americas, which could see up to 4 million cases over the next year, international health officials said Thursday, announcing a special meeting next week to decide if...

    • Posted January 28, 2016
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  • AP Sources: Panel Proposes Ban on Air Shipments of Batteries

    WASHINGTON – A U.N. panel recommended that cargo shipments of rechargeable lithium batteries be banned from passenger airliners because the batteries can create fires capable of destroying planes, said aviation officials familiar with the decision. The International...

    • Posted January 28, 2016
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  • Iran Moves Assets, Awaits Benefits as Sanctions are Lifted

    TEHRAN, Iran – Iran successfully transferred some of the billions of dollars’ worth of frozen overseas assets following the implementation of the nuclear deal with world powers, the head of the country’s central bank said Tuesday. But...

    • Posted January 19, 2016
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  • Triumph or Travesty, US-Iran Ties Warming Over Nuclear Deal

    WASHINGTON – Diplomatic triumph or travesty, America’s relationship with one of its most intractable foes took two giant leaps forward this weekend when Iran released four Americans in a prisoner swap after locking in last summer’s nuclear...

    • Posted January 18, 2016
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  • With Wave of Iranian Oil Imminent, a Shudder in Saudi Arabia

    WASHINGTON – A new wave of oil from Iran will flow into a global market awash in oil where prices are plunging to depths not seen in a dozen years. With a historic nuclear deal between Iran,...

    • Posted January 17, 2016
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  • UN Panel: $40 Billion Needed to Aid People in War, Disasters

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – An estimated $40 billion is needed annually to help the rapidly growing number of people needing humanitarian aid as a result of conflicts and natural disasters – and one possibility to help...

    • Posted January 17, 2016
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  • Iran Welcomes Sanctions’ End, but Tough Thaw Ahead

    TEHRAN, Iran – The implementation of a historic nuclear deal with world powers is expected to pave the way for a new economic reality in Iran, now freed from harsh international sanctions. More than $30 billion in...

    • Posted January 17, 2016
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