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Youth leaders at UN demand bold climate change action

Sep. 21, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Fresh off the climate strike that took hundreds of thousands of young people out of classrooms and into the streets globally, youth leaders gathered at the United Nations Saturday to demand radical moves to fight climate change. "We showed that we are united and that we, young people,...

Climate change will grab globe's focus with summit, strikes

Sep. 20, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Get ready to hear about global warming — or the "climate emergency " as the United Nations is calling it. In the next week, there will be climate strikes, climate summits, climate debates, a dire climate science report, climate pledges by countries and businesses, promises of...

UN chief rejects claim he didn't condemn China over Muslims

Sep. 19, 2019 1:16 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has strongly rejected claims by five human rights groups that he hasn't condemned the Chinese government's detention of more than a million Muslims in the Xinjiang region, saying he has spoken out forcefully. "I don't think anyone has been more...

The Latest: UN chief: Experts on way to probe Saudi attacks

Sep. 18, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 10:00 p.m. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says U.N. experts have already left for Saudi Arabia to investigate attacks on key Saudi oil installations. Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said...

Trump says he'd give Iranian leaders visas to attend UN

Sep. 18, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he thinks the Iranian president and foreign minister should be granted U.S. visas to attend next week's United Nations General Assembly. "If it was up to me, I'd let them come," Trump said on a tarmac in Los Angeles. "I would certainly not want...

UN says deal reached on committee for new Syria constitution

Sep. 18, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced Wednesday that a long-sought agreement has been reached on the composition of a committee to draft a new constitution for Syria, an important step toward hopefully ending the more than eight-year conflict. The U.N. chief told...

5 rights groups urge UN chief to condemn China over Muslims

Sep. 17, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Five human rights organizations are urging Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to condemn the Chinese government's detention of more than a million Muslims in the Xinjiang region and call for the immediate closure of government detention camps. In a letter to the U.N. chief released...

Cleanup resumes in Bahamas as Humberto swirls away

Sep. 15, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

MCLEAN'S TOWN, Bahamas (AP) — Jeffrey Roberts lifted a mustard-yellow curtain from the ground to hunt for passports and other documents at the place where his family's home stood before Hurricane Dorian blasted into Grand Bahama Island. What was underneath was sodden and unrecognizable. He shuffled across...

Still reeling from Dorian, Bahamas hit by tropical storm

Sep. 15, 2019 6:47 AM EDT

FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — Tropical Storm Humberto moved away from the Bahamas on Saturday after dumping rain on parts of the archipelago's northwest region that were already hammered by Hurricane Dorian two weeks ago. Humberto dropped rain on the islands as U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres...

Thousands in Bahamas struggle to find work after Dorian

Sep. 14, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — Jobs are scarce, savings are running low and money is barely trickling in. As survivors of Hurricane Dorian enter week three of post-storm life, many in the northwestern Bahamas, known for its casinos, golf courses and mega yachts, worry they will be forced into deep poverty as...