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Today in History

Jun. 13, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, June 13, the 164th day of 2021. There are 201 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 13, 1966, the Supreme Court ruled in Miranda v. Arizona that criminal suspects had...

Security Council backs Guterres for second term as UN chief

Jun. 08, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council gave its unanimous backing to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for a second term on Tuesday, assuring his election as the next U.N. chief by the General Assembly, most likely on June 18. The 15 council members adopted a...

UN council will meet June 8 to recommend next UN chief

Jun. 03, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council will meet June 8 to make its recommendation for the next secretary-general and almost certainly approve current U.N. chief Antonio Guterres who is the only candidate. The recommendation from the 15-member council will then...

EU expands sanctions against Myanmar military, companies

Apr. 20, 2021 03:42 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The European Union expanded its sanctions against Myanmar’s military leaders and army-controlled companies ahead of a regional meeting to discuss the worsening crisis after army leaders deposed the elected government. The Council of the European...

Former UN leader presses for 'strong action' on Myanmar

Apr. 19, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the world body and Southeast Asian countries Monday to take swift and strong action to stop the deadly crackdown that has followed the military coup in Myanmar, saying he had tried unsuccessfully to make a diplomatic...