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  • Russia, China abstain on U.N. Central Africa vote, unhappy with France

    Russia and China abstained on Thursday in a United Nations vote to extend a peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic (CAR) because the French-drafted resolution did not make direct reference to Russia's efforts to help the country.

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  • UNAIDS chief stepping down early after scathing report

    The head of the U.N. agency for HIV and AIDS is stepping down in June, six months before his term ends, after an independent panel said that his "defective leadership" tolerated "a culture of harassment, including sexual harassment, bullying, and abuse of power".

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  • U.N. climate talks produce draft text in final push

    Negotiators from nearly 200 countries produced a draft text on Thursday on how to implement the Paris Agreement on combating global warming, but some disputes remain with only one day left before the official end of the conference.

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  • U.N. climate talks produce draft text in final push

    Negotiators from nearly 200 countries produced a draft text on Thursday on how to implement the Paris Agreement on combating global warming, but some disputes remain with only one day left before the official end of the conference.

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  • China demands developed countries 'pay their debts' on climate change

    Key sticking point at UN negotiations is how countries should account for their greenhouse gas emissions China called on rich countries to “pay their debts” on climate change at global talks on Thursday, criticising developed countries for not doing enough to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide finance to help poor countries do the same. The trenchant intervention by Xie Zhenhua, the minister who leads the Chinese delegation and a veteran of the UN climate negotiations, came as China...

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  • The United States Is Building a New Military Base in Okinawa, Despite Overwhelming Local Opposition

    Tim Shorrock If Washington doesn’t respect democracy, “the US-Japan alliance is going to be very vulnerable,” the island’s new governor says. The post The United States Is Building a New Military Base in Okinawa, Despite Overwhelming Local Opposition appeared first on The Nation.

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  • Maldives tells U.N. climate talks: 'We are not prepared to die'

    The Maldives will do all in its power to keep "our heads above water", the head of its delegation at U.N. climate talks said on Thursday in an impassioned appeal for nations to overcome their divisions over how to tackle global warming.

    IN
  • UNICEF: 2 million children in Syria still out of schools

    The head of the U.N. children's agency says even though the country's civil war is winding down, 2 million of Syria's children inside are still out of schools and it will likely take years and a lot of funding to help overcome the scars of the seven-year conflict. UNICEF's Executive

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  • US unveils new Africa policy to counter 'predatory' Russia and China

    John Bolton says Trump will put African interests first and end ‘unproductive and unaccountable’ UN peacekeeping missions The Trump administration has unveiled a new Africa policy focused on combating the “predatory” practices of China and Russia, and ending what it calls “indiscriminate assistance” and “unproductive, unsuccessful and unaccountable” UN peacekeeping missions. Related: John Bolton says he knew in advance Huawei executive would be arrested Continue reading

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  • International community must act on Yemen

    The international community stands by as families, women and children have their lives destroyed, writes Sandip Verma. Meanwhile Thanos Petouris says news outlets should stop using the grossly underestimated ‘official’ figure of 10,000 fatalities in Yemen While Britain focuses on Brexit, the people of Yemen suffer atrocities that put our current challenges to shame (Voices from Yemen: ‘We have watched our neighbours break’, 12 December). As we head towards a no-deal of our own making, the...

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  • US demands immediate end to violence, talks in Cameroon

    The U.S. is demanding an immediate end to violence in Cameroon and a speedy start to talks between the government and Anglophone separatists without preconditions

    Washington Post
  • UNAIDS chief urged to step down after report exposes a culture of bullying

    The head of the United Nations’ body spearheading the fight against Aids is facing increasing pressure to step down after one of its biggest donors said it would be withholding funding.

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  • Yemen's Houthis agree in principle to U.N. role at Sanaa airport

    Yemen's Houthis have agreed in principle on a United Nation's role in Sanaa airport, a spokesman for the armed movement said in Sweden on Thursday.

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  • Maldives tells U.N. climate talks: 'We are not prepared to die'

    The Maldives will do all in its power to keep "our heads above water", the head of its delegation at U.N. climate talks said on Thursday in an impassioned appeal for nations to overcome their divisions over how to tackle global warming.

    U.S.
  • Maldives tells U.N. climate talks: 'We are not prepared to die'

    The Maldives will do all in its power to keep "our heads above water", the head of its delegation at U.N. climate talks said on Thursday in an impassioned appeal for nations to overcome their divisions over how to tackle global warming.

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  • US demands immediate end to violence, talks in Cameroon

    The United States demanded an immediate end to violence in Cameroon on Thursday and a speedy start to talks between the government and Anglophone separatists without preconditions. U.S. deputy ambassador

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  • Yemen: ceasefire agreed for vital port city of Hodeidah

    UN secretary general hails ‘real progress’ as warring parties agree to truce at end of peace talks in Sweden Yemen’s warring parties have agreed to a ceasefire in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah and its surrounding governorate, the United Nations secretary general Antonio Guterres has said at the end of a week of peace talks in Sweden. The agreement included the deployment of UN-supervised neutral forces and the establishment of humanitarian corridors, Guterres said. Troops from both sides...

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  • U.N. chief says Yemen's warring parties agree to ceasefire in Hodeidah

    United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday that Yemen’s warring parties have agreed to a ceasefire in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah.

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  • The Latest: Diplomat: Consensus near on global warming rules

    KATOWICE, Poland (AP) - The Latest on the U.N. climate talks in Poland and other climate news (all times local): 3:45 p.m. A diplomat representing Fiji at the U.N.'s annual climate talks says he expects a "helpful" outcome but also one that won't make everyone happy. Satyendra Prasad, the South

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  • The Latest: Sweden's FM lauds 'positive' Yemen peace talks

    The Latest on the U.N.-sponsored Yemen peace talks that are wrapping up in Sweden (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom has lauded the "positive spirit" of the peace talks aimed at setting out a framework for future dialogue in war-ravaged Yemen.

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  • U.N. chief says Yemen's warring parties agree to ceasefire in Hodeidah

    United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday that Yemen’s warring parties have agreed to a ceasefire in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah.

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  • UNICEF: 2 million children in Syria still out of schools

    The head of the U.N. children’s agency says even though the fighting is winding down, 2 million children inside Syria are still out of schools and it will take years and a lot of funding to help children get over the scars of the seven-year conflict

    Washington Post
  • The Latest: UN chief says Yemen warring sides agree to truce

    RIMBO, Sweden (AP) - The Latest on the U.N.-sponsored Yemen peace talks that are wrapping up in Sweden (all times local): 1:20 p.m. The United Nations secretary general says Yemen's warring sides have agreed after week-long peace talks in Sweden to a province-wide cease-fire in Hodeida and a withdrawal of

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  • Gunmen kill more than 40 Tuaregs in ongoing Mali violence

    Gunmen on motorbikes have killed more than 40 Tuareg civilians this week in north Mali, where clashes over land and scarce water are common, an official said on Thursday.

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