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Chile's Michelle Bachelet to be new UN human rights chief

Aug. 8, 2018 9:32 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres selected Chile's former President Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday to be the next U.N. human rights chief, a high profile and often controversial job that has sparked criticism from governments targeted for rights abuses. Guterres sent a note to the...

Congo's president won't run again in long-delayed election

Aug. 8, 2018 5:39 PM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's president is not running again in December's long-delayed elections, easing concerns by the opposition and international community that he would try to stay in office and positioning one of Africa's most turbulent nations for what could be its first peaceful, democratic...

TV maker laying off most workers, blaming Trump tariffs

Aug. 8, 2018 1:03 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump's tariffs against China are causing a South Carolina television maker to lay off nearly all of its employees because of the sudden increase in the price of components for its products. Element TV Company will let 126 workers go, most of them on Oct. 5, leaving...

Trump's tariffs on China lead to 126 jobs lost at TV plant

Aug. 7, 2018 3:56 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump's tariffs against China are causing a South Carolina television maker to lay off nearly all of its employees because of the sudden increase in the price of components for its products. Element TV Company will let 126 workers go, most of them on Oct. 5, leaving...

US, North Korean top diplomats exchange pleasantries, barbs

Aug. 4, 2018 7:09 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Roller-coaster nuclear diplomacy between the United States and North Korea hit highs and lows on Saturday as the countries' top diplomats traded polite words and barbs, leaving efforts to rid the North of its atomic weapons at an uncertain juncture. At a security conference in Singapore,...

UN envoy invites Yemen's warring parties to talks on Sept. 6

Aug. 2, 2018 6:56 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Yemen on Thursday invited the warring parties to talks in September aimed at ending the three-year conflict, saying the pace of fighting has increased and "the Red Sea is now a theater of war." Martin Griffiths told the Security Council that military experts say the...

Palestinian envoy says US peace plan is 'dead upon arrival'

Jul. 24, 2018 8:26 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Trump administration's long-awaited plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace is "dead upon arrival," the Palestinian U.N. ambassador said Tuesday. Riyad Mansour told reporters that after President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Dec. 6 the United States...

UN envoy: 'Devastating' Israel-Hamas clash averted in Gaza

Jul. 24, 2018 4:57 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Mideast envoy said Tuesday that Israel and Hamas were "minutes away" from another "devastating confrontation" in Gaza on Saturday — a clash averted after U.N. and Egyptian diplomatic efforts got both sides to "step back from the brink." Nikolay Mladenov warned that...

US presses China and Russia to enforce sanctions on NKorea

Jul. 20, 2018 7:25 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States on Friday welcomed the U.N. Security Council's united support for the fully verified denuclearization of North Korea and pressed China and Russia to strictly enforce U.N. sanctions to get Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...

UN elects Iceland to replace US on Human Rights Council

Jul. 13, 2018 5:11 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly has elected Iceland to replace the United States on the U.N. Human Rights Council following the Trump administration's decision to leave the Geneva-based organization last month. Iceland was nominated by the group of Western nations and received 172 votes...