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UN: Iraq Christians were victims of Islamic State war crimes

Dec. 01, 2022 23:43 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Evidence collected in Iraq strengthens preliminary findings that Islamic State extremists committed crimes against humanity and war crimes against the Christian community after it seized about a third of the country in 2014, a U.N. investigative team said in a report...

World court: Bolivia, Chile close together in river dispute

Dec. 01, 2022 16:10 PM EST

THE HAGUE (AP) — The International Court of Justice on Thursday found little to rule on in a long-running dispute over a small river which flows from Bolivia to Chile as the Latin American neighbors had mostly resolved their conflict during the proceedings. The United Nations’...

World court: scant disagreement in Chile, Bolivia water row

Dec. 01, 2022 14:39 PM EST

THE HAGUE (AP) — The International Court of Justice on Thursday found little to rule on in a long-running dispute over a small river which flows from Bolivia to Chile as the Latin American neighbors had mostly resolved their conflict during the proceedings. The United Nations'...

Ethiopia says new talks begin inside Tigray on disarmament

Dec. 01, 2022 11:08 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A joint committee of the Ethiopian government and Tigray forces has convened inside the Tigray region to outline disarmament plans as part of a peace deal signed last month in the two-year conflict, Ethiopia's government said Thursday. Ethiopia's conflict has...

Slovenia beekeeping tradition gets UN world heritage status

Dec. 01, 2022 09:26 AM EST

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia is keeping its bee buzz on a roll. After Slovenia clinched United Nations support for establishing a World Bee Day in 2018, authorities said Thursday the small European nation's beekeeping tradition is being added to the U.N.'s list of cultural...

China's Xi urges Ukraine talks in meeting with EU's Michel

Dec. 01, 2022 08:50 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping urged negotiations on a political solution to the Ukraine conflict in talks with visiting European Council President Charles Michel in Beijing Thursday, state broadcaster CCTV said. Xi was quoted as saying that “solving the Ukrainian...

Cheers! Serbia's plum brandy gets UN world heritage status

Dec. 01, 2022 07:29 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — It's time to raise a glass for sljivovica - Serbia's traditional plum brandy that authorities said Thursday is being added to the U.N.’s list of intangible cultural heritage as a cherished tradition to be preserved by humanity. UNESCO experts gathering in...

UN makes record aid appeal amid disasters, Ukraine war

Dec. 01, 2022 06:18 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The United Nations said Thursday that it is asking member states for a record $51.5 billion in aid funding for next year, as disasters and the ongoing war in Ukraine drive up humanitarian needs worldwide. The global body's humanitarian office said the funds are needed...

North Korea's Kim calls for meeting to review state affairs

Dec. 01, 2022 04:55 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for a major political conference before year's end at which he is expected to address his increasingly tense relations with Washington and Seoul over the expansion of his nuclear and missile programs. North Korea’s...

UN votes to press countries to stop terrorists getting nukes

Nov. 30, 2022 18:29 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Wednesday to keep pressing all countries to implement a resolution aimed at keeping nuclear, chemical and biological weapons out of the hands of terrorists, black marketeers and others. The council resolution...