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White House: Russia's Wagner received arms from North Korea

Dec. 22, 2022 22:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Thursday that the Wagner Group, a private Russian military company, has taken delivery of an arms shipment from North Korea to help bolster its forces as it fights side-by-side with Russian troops in Ukraine. White House National Security...

UN council ousts Iran from UN commission backing women

Dec. 14, 2022 15:25 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Economic and Social Council voted Wednesday to immediately oust Iran from the U.N.’s premiere global body fighting for gender equality because of its systematic violation of the rights of women and girls, a decision the United States hailed as “historic” and...

UN aid chief: Ukrainians are suffering `colossal' torment

Dec. 06, 2022 16:25 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian chief on Tuesday decried the “colossal” torment Ukraine is suffering from "senseless war” and Russian destruction of its infrastructure. That view was echoed by the United States and its Western allies at a U.N. Security Council...

UN envoy: Military escalation in Syria is `dangerous'

Nov. 29, 2022 22:15 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Syria warned Tuesday that the current military escalation in Syria is dangerous for civilians and regional stability, and he urged Turkey and Kurdish-led forces in the north to de-escalate immediately and restore the relative calm that has...

Most Ukrainians left without power after new Russian strikes

Nov. 23, 2022 18:28 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia unleashed a new missile onslaught on Ukraine's battered energy grid Wednesday, robbing cities of power and some of water and public transport, too, compounding the hardship of winter for millions. The aerial mauling of power supplies also took nuclear plants and...

Kim's sister warns US of 'a more fatal security crisis'

Nov. 22, 2022 09:03 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned the United States on Tuesday that it would face “a more fatal security crisis" as Washington pushes for U.N. condemnation of the North’s recent intercontinental ballistic missile test. ...

US, allies clash with Russia, China over North Korea tests

Nov. 21, 2022 19:35 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and its allies on Monday strongly condemned North Korea’s latest intercontinental ballistic missile test and called for action to limit its nuclear and missile programs, but Russia and China opposed any new pressure and sanctions on Pyongyang. ...

US and Russia clash over responsibility for missile strike

Nov. 16, 2022 23:23 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. and its Western allies clashed with Russia at the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday over responsibility for a deadly missile strike in Poland near the Ukrainian border, an event the U.N. political chief called “a frightening reminder of the absolute need to...

UN, Russians to discuss extension of Ukraine export deal

Nov. 10, 2022 18:28 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Senior U.N. and Russian officials planned to meet in Geneva on Friday for talks on extending the deal that returned Ukrainian grain to world markets and was supposed to eliminate obstacles for Russian exports of grain and fertilizer. The agreement expires Nov....

US official meets Ukrainian children at UNICEF hub in Warsaw

Nov. 09, 2022 14:04 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations said Wednesday that she does not expect the U.S. midterm election to weaken Washington's support for Ukraine given the bipartisan backing for Kyiv since Russia's invasion of its neighbor. Linda Thomas-Greenfield spoke...