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UN Chief in Burma for Talks

Posted April 29th, 2012 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is in Burma for talks aimed at encouraging the government to continue carrying out democratic reforms. Mr. Ban arrived in Rangoon, Burma’s main city, Sunday and was due to travel to the administrative capital, Naypyidaw, later in the day. He is expected to meet with President Thein Sein on Monday […]

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UN Chief in Burma for Talks

Posted April 29th, 2012 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has arrived in Burma where he will meet with Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and Burmese President Thein Sein. Mr. Ban arrived in Rangoon, Burma’s main city, Sunday and flies to the administrative capital, Naypyidaw, later in the day. He is scheduled to address Burma’s parliament Monday — […]

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UN Security Council Discusses Possible Sanctions in Sudan Dispute

Posted April 27th, 2012 at 1:05 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. has presented a draft resolution to the U.N. Security Council warning Sudan and South Sudan of sanctions if they do not implement an African Union peace plan to end fighting along their border. The AU wants the Security Council to back its peace plan, passed earlier this week that calls for the two […]

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UN Warns of Looming Wheat Crisis in Asia

Posted April 26th, 2012 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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United Nations’ agriculture officials are warning that developing countries across Asia will need to boost food production by more than 75 percent by mid-century, to avert a food security crisis in the world’s most populous region. The alert from the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization came Thursday in Bangkok at a global conference of food […]

UN Chief Calls For Release of Detainees in Mali Coup

Posted April 19th, 2012 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is calling for the immediate release of those arrested in Mali since last month’s military coup, including high ranking public officials. In a statement released Wednesday, Mr. Ban urged the military junta not to undermine efforts to restore constitutional rule in Mali. Mr. Ban’s concerns follow word that Mali’s former […]

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UN Security Council Toughens N.Korea Sanctions

Posted April 17th, 2012 at 2:20 am (UTC-5)
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The U.N. Security Council has strongly condemned North Korea for its attempted launch of a long-range rocket last week, and agreed to impose new sanctions on the increasingly isolated nation. The council unanimously adopted what is known as a “presidential statement,” which called Friday’s launch “a serious violation of existing Security Council resolutions” aimed at […]

UN Security Council Toughens N.Korea Sanctions

Posted April 17th, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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The U.N. Security Council has strongly condemned North Korea for its attempted launch of a long-range rocket last week, and agreed to impose new sanctions on the increasingly isolated nation. The council unanimously adopted what is known as a “presidential statement,” which called Friday’s launch “a serious violation of existing Security Council resolutions” aimed at […]

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UN Security Council Toughens N.Korea Sanctions

Posted April 16th, 2012 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.N. Security Council has strongly condemned North Korea for its attempted launch of a long-range rocket last week and agreed to impose new sanctions on the increasingly isolated nation. The council unanimously adopted what is known as a “presidential statement,” which called Friday’s launch “a serious violation of existing Security Council resolutions” aimed at […]

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UN Security Council Condemns N. Korean Rocket Launch

Posted April 16th, 2012 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.N. Security Council has strongly condemned North Korea for its attempted launch of a long-range rocket last week. The resolution calls Friday’s launch “a serious violation of existing Security Council resolutions” aimed halting Pyongyang’s use of ballistic missile technology. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice says the failed launch caused “grave security […]

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UN Security Council Condemns N. Korean Rocket Launch

Posted April 16th, 2012 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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The U.N. Security Council issued a statement Monday strongly condemning North Korea for its attempted launch of a long range rocket last week. The resolution calls Friday’s launch “a serious violation of existing Security Council resolutions” aimed halting Pyongyang’s use of ballistic missile technology. It also says the failed launch caused “grave security concerns” across […]

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