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Hiroshima vows nuke ban at 77th memorial amid Russia threat

Aug. 05, 2022 23:06 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Hiroshima on Saturday remembered the atomic bombing 77 years ago as officials, including the head of the United Nations, warned against nuclear weapons buildup and fears grow of another such attack amid Russia's war on Ukraine. “Nuclear weapons are nonsense. They...

US says Russia aims to fabricate evidence in prison deaths

Aug. 04, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Thursday said new intelligence suggests Russia is working to fabricate evidence concerning last week's deadly strike on a prison housing prisoners of war in a separatist region of eastern Ukraine. U.S. intelligence officials have determined that...

Inspectors OK 1st Ukraine grain ship but no sign yet of more

Aug. 03, 2022 23:06 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The first grain ship to leave Ukraine and cross the Black Sea under a wartime deal passed inspection Wednesday in Istanbul and headed on to Lebanon. Ukraine said 17 other vessels were “loaded and waiting permission to leave,” but there was no word yet on when they could...

UN chief criticizes `grotesque greed' of oil companies

Aug. 03, 2022 20:34 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations chief sharply criticized the “grotesque greed” of oil and gas companies on Wednesday for making record profits from the energy crisis on the back of the world’s poorest people, “while destroying our only home.” Secretary-General...

UN fact-finding mission will probe Ukraine prison killings

Aug. 03, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations chief said Wednesday he is appointing a fact-finding mission in response to requests from Russia and Ukraine to investigate the killings at a prison in a separatist region of eastern Ukraine that the warring nations accuse each other of carrying out. ...

Russia repeats Putin's new message against a nuclear war

Aug. 02, 2022 22:32 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A Russian official on Tuesday twice repeated President Vladimir Putin’s new message that “a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought,” apparently trying to roll back on Putin’s warning after the Ukraine invasion that Russia is a “potent" nuclear power and...

UN says Yemen’s warring sides agree to renew existing truce

Aug. 02, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The United Nations said Yemen’s warring parties agreed Tuesday to renew an existing truce for two more months after concerted international efforts. The already 4-month-old cease-fire has been the longest nationwide ease in fighting since the war began in the...

Congo to reassess UN force after 36 killed in protests

Aug. 02, 2022 10:47 AM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo’s government is reassessing the presence of United Nations peacekeepers after protests against the force in the country’s east have killed at least 36 people. President Félix Tshisekedi chaired a crisis meeting as demonstrations escalated after...

UN chief going to Hiroshima for 77th anniversary of A-bomb

Aug. 01, 2022 23:17 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced Monday he will attend the 77th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bombing in Hiroshima, “at a time of nuclear danger not seen since the height of the Cold War.” The U.N. chief made the announcement...

UN chief warns world is one step from `nuclear annihilation'

Aug. 01, 2022 20:02 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations chief warned Monday that “humanity is just one misunderstanding, one miscalculation away from nuclear annihilation,” citing the war in Ukraine, nuclear threats in Asia and the Middle East and many other factors. Secretary-General Antonio...