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Cargo plane with aid crashes in Somalia, all crew survive

Jul. 14, 2020 2:16 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A cargo plane carrying humanitarian food aid crashed at an airport in central Somalia but the crew members survived, officials said Tuesday. Somalia officials said the plane that crashed in Beledweyne was with the United Nations, but a U.S. Embassy statement in the evening expressed...

Members of the South Korean military band wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus cross a road during an event to commemorate the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Korean War, in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, June 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: Coronavirus still spreading in 2nd S Korea wave

Jun. 18, 2020 11:30 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — The coronavirus continues to spread in South Korea, particularly in the densely populated Seoul metropolitan region, which is home to half the country’s 51 million people. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 49 new cases for the nation Friday, with 26...

Kenya defeats Djibouti for a seat on UN Security Council

Jun. 18, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Kenya defeated Djibouti on Thursday for an African seat on the U.N. Security Council in a second round of voting held under dramatically different procedures because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the first round of voting on Wednesday, neither country received the required two-thirds...

Norway's ambassador to the United Nations, Mona Juul, casts a vote during U.N. elections, Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at U.N. headquarters in New York. Norway and Ireland won contested seats on the powerful U.N. Security Council Wednesday in a series of U.N. elections held under dramatically different voting procedures because of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Eskinder Debebe/UN Photo via AP)

Norway, Ireland win UN council seats in vote amid pandemic

Jun. 17, 2020 7:46 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Norway and Ireland won contested seats on the powerful U.N. Security Council Wednesday in a series of U.N. elections held under dramatically different voting procedures because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the most closely watched race, Canada lost out to the two European countries...

UN nations to elect new Security Council members Wednesday

Jun. 16, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly is holding elections Wednesday, including for two hotly contested seats on the U.N. Security Council. Five new council members are elected every year and this year Canada, Ireland and Norway are battling for two Western seats and Kenya and Djibouti are...

UN adopts new voting procedure during COVID-19 pandemic

May. 30, 2020 11:12 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly adopted a new voting procedure Friday for the upcoming election of new members of the Security Council aimed at preventing a large gathering and ensuring social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of meeting in the horseshoe-shaped assembly...