• UN Apr 6

    UN Chief Urges End to Domestic Violence, Citing Global Surge

    U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says there has been “a horrifying global surge in domestic violence” as fear of the coronavirus fas grown along with its social and economic consequences.

  • China Dec 2, 2019

    UN Chief Urges Countries Not to Surrender on Climate Fight

    U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres urged countries Monday not to lose hope in the fight against climate change, as representatives from nearly 200 countries gathered in Madrid for a two-week meeting on tackling global warming. In his opening speech to delegates, Guterres cited recent scientific data showing that levels of heat-trapping gases have hit a record high, reaching levels not seen...

  • Donald Trump Dec 1, 2019

    UN Chief Warns of ‘Point of No Return' on Climate Change

    U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Sunday that the world’s efforts to stop climate change have been “utterly inadequate” so far and there is a danger global warming could pass the “point of no return.” Speaking before the start Monday of a two-week international climate conference in Madrid, the U.N. chief said the impact of rising temperatures — including more extreme...

  • Donald Trump Sep 29, 2019

    Dark Skies: UN Meeting Reveals a World in a Really Bad Mood

    The planet is heating. Island nations are slipping away. A Pakistan-India nuclear war could be a “bloodbath.” Governments aren’t working together like they used to. Polarization is tearing us apart. Killing. Migration. Poverty. Corruption. Inequality. Sovereignty violations. Helplessness. Hopelessness. “The problems of our times are extraordinary,” Ibraham Mohamed Solih, president of the Maldives, an Indian Ocean island nation threatened by...

  • Donald Trump Sep 28, 2019

    Syria Demands Withdrawal of All American, Turkish Forces

    Syria’s top diplomat on Saturday demanded the immediate withdrawal of American and Turkish forces from the country and said his government reserves the right to defend its territory in any way necessary if they remain. Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem’s remarks to the United Nations General Assembly were made as Turkey and the United States press ahead with a deal to...

  • Donald Trump Sep 24, 2019

    UN Opens Annual Leaders' Meeting Encircled by Troubled World

    Navigating a troubled era’s choppy waters, world leaders gather for their annual meeting at the United Nations on Tuesday to grapple with climate change, regional conflicts and a dispute in the Middle East that could ripple across the entire planet. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will open the General Assembly proceedings with a “state of the world” speech. He’ll be followed...

  • General Assembly Sep 24, 2019

    ‘You Are Failing Us': Plans, Frustration at UN Climate Talks

    Scolded for doing little, leader after leader promised the United Nations on Monday to do more to prevent a warming world from reaching even more dangerous levels. As they made their pledges at the Climate Action Summit, though, they and others conceded it was not enough. And even before they spoke, teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg shamed them over and...

  • General Assembly Sep 22, 2019

    Youth Leaders at UN Demand Bold Climate Change Action

    Fresh off the climate strike that took hundreds of thousands of young people out of classrooms and into the streets globally, youth leaders gathered at the United Nations Saturday to demand radical moves to fight climate change. “We showed that we are united and that we, young people, are unstoppable,” Swedish 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg, who started the climate strike...

  • Florida Sep 15, 2019

    Cleanup Resumes in Bahamas as Humberto Swirls Away

    Jeffrey Roberts lifted a mustard-yellow curtain from the ground to hunt for passports and other documents at the place where his family’s home stood before Hurricane Dorian blasted into Grand Bahama Island. What was underneath was sodden and unrecognizable. He shuffled across a white tile floor, the only clear sign this had once been a house, and found a pair...

  • New York Aug 29, 2019

    Teen Eco-Activist Greta Thunberg Arrives in New York After 2-Week Sail

    Eco-activist Greta Thunberg arrived in New York City on Wednesday, two weeks after she set sail from the English coastline, as part of her campaign to pressure politicians to put climate change at the top of their agendas.

  • Donald Trump Jul 29, 2019

    Sailing to America: Teen to Bring Her Climate Activism to US

    Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager whose social media-savvy brand of eco-activism has inspired tens of thousands of students in Europe to skip classes and protest for faster action against climate change, said Monday that she plans to take her message to America the old-fashioned way: by boat. The 16-year-old tweeted that she’ll sail across the Atlantic aboard a high-tech racing...

  • Donald Trump Jul 26, 2019

    North Korea Says Missile Test Was ‘Solemn Warning' to South

    A day after two North Korean missile launches rattled Asia, Pyongyang announced Friday that leader Kim Jong Un had supervised the test of a new tactical guided weapon that was meant as a “solemn warning” about rival South Korea’s weapons development and plans to hold military exercises with the United States. South Korea’s military said that the flight data of...

  • Donald Trump Jul 8, 2019

    Iran Breaches Key Uranium Enrichment Limit in Nuclear Deal

    Iran on Monday began enriching uranium to 4.5%, just breaking the limit set by its nuclear deal with world powers, while it is still seeking a way for Europe to help it bypass U.S. sanctions amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington. The acknowledgement by the spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran to The Associated Press shows that...

  • Donald Trump Jun 30, 2019

    UN Chief Warns Paris Climate Goals Still Not Enough

    U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres took his global message urging immediate climate action to officials gathered in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, where production of hydrocarbons remains a key driver of the economy. Guterres is calling on governments to stop building new coal plants by 2020, cut greenhouse emissions by 45% over the next decade and overhauling fossil fuel-driven economies...

  • Donald Trump Jun 30, 2019

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    U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres took his global message urging immediate climate action to officials gathered in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, where production of hydrocarbons remains a key driver of the economy. Guterres is calling on governments to stop building new coal plants by 2020, cut greenhouse emissions by 45% over the next decade and overhauling fossil fuel-driven economies...

  • Associated Press Jun 24, 2019

    Trump Signs ‘Hard-Hiting' Sanctions on Iran

    President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday imposing “hard-hitting” financial sanctions on Iran and the country’s supreme leader.

  • Donald Trump Jun 19, 2019

    'Joints Will Be Separated': Jamal Khashoggi's Murder, Retold

    The gathering on the second floor of the Saudi consulate featured an unlikely collection: a forensic doctor, intelligence and security officers, agents of the crown prince’s office. As they waited for their target to arrive, one asked how they would carry out the body. Not to worry, the doctor said: “Joints will be separated. It is not a problem,” he...

  • Donald Trump Jun 19, 2019

    'Joints Will Be Separated': Jamal Khashoggi's Murder, Retold

    The gathering on the second floor of the Saudi consulate featured an unlikely collection: a forensic doctor, intelligence and security officers, agents of the crown prince’s office. As they waited for their target to arrive, one asked how they would carry out the body. Not to worry, the doctor said: “Joints will be separated. It is not a problem,” he...

  • Europe Jun 17, 2019

    Climate Talks Held as Arctic Ice Melts, Concerns Grow

    Diplomats and climate experts gathered Monday in Germany for U.N.-hosted talks on climate change amid growing public pressure for governments to act faster against global warming. Officials meeting in the western city of Bonn for the June 17-27 talks are focusing on resolving issues that couldn’t be agreed upon at last December’s climate summit in Poland. This includes the rules...

  • Los Angeles Jun 12, 2019

    UN Marks What Would Have Been Anne Frank's 90th Birthday

    A sapling from the horse chestnut tree that Anne Frank watched from her World War II hiding place in an attic in Amsterdam was planted and dedicated at U.N. headquarters Wednesday to mark what would have been the 90th birthday of the teenager who died in a Nazi concentration camp. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a statement read at the...

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