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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu listens to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. Netanyahu visited Moscow to discuss the U.S. Mideast peace plan with Putin and take an Israeli woman who had been jailed in Russia back home. (Maxim Shemetov/Pool Photo via AP)

Israeli PM meets Sudan's leader, aims for 'normalization'

Feb. 3, 2020 2:14 PM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with the leader of Sudan on Monday and said they began talks on normalization, a major diplomatic breakthrough with an Arab and African state two days after the Arab League rejected a U.S. Mideast initiative that heavily favors Israel....

UN alarm at education crisis: 258 million kids not in school

Jan. 24, 2020 7:43 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. deputy chief said Friday there is an “alarming” crisis in education, pointing to the 258 million children under the age of 17 who are not going to school — and only 49 percent completing secondary education. In addition, about 770 million adults are...

7 countries lose vote in UN General Assembly over arrears

Jan. 10, 2020 11:25 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says seven countries are so far behind in paying their dues that they are losing their voting privileges in the 193-member General Assembly, including Venezuela and Lebanon. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Friday that three other countries — Comoros,...

UN gives green light to draft treaty to combat cybercrime

Dec. 27, 2019 9:05 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution Friday that will start the process of drafting a new international treaty to combat cybercrime over objections from the European Union, the United States and other countries. The Russian-drafted resolution was approved by the 193-member...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 file photo, Members of Myanmar Muslims community hold portraits of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to pray as they gather in front of City Hall in Yangon, Myanmar. The U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution Friday, Dec. 27, 2019 strongly condemning human rights abuses against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims and other minorities, including arbitrary arrests, torture, rape and deaths in detention. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw, File)

UN condemns human rights abuses against Myanmar's Rohingya

Dec. 27, 2019 8:30 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution Friday strongly condemning human rights abuses against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims and other minorities, including arbitrary arrests, torture, rape and deaths in detention. The 193-member world body voted 134-9 with 28 abstentions...