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UN rights chief concerned about Israel's moves amid violence

Feb. 03, 2023 12:06 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief expressed concerns Friday that steps taken by the new Israeli government, the most far-right in the country’s history, could fuel further violations of human rights and humanitarian law in the wake of a recent spike in bloodshed in the region. ...

Experts seek investigation of Wagner Group, Mali forces

Jan. 31, 2023 11:14 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Independent human rights experts working with the U.N. on Tuesday called for an investigation of possible abuses, war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by government forces in Mali and the Wagner Group, a shadowy Russian military contractor. More than a...

Today in History: JAN 21, Concorde passenger service begins

Jan. 21, 2023 00:13 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2023. There are 344 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 21, 2010, a bitterly divided U.S. Supreme Court, in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, vastly...

AP: WHO knew of past sex misconduct claim against doctor

Jan. 12, 2023 06:16 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — When a doctor tweeted that she was “sexually assaulted” by a World Health Organization staffer at a Berlin conference in October, the U.N. agency’s director-general assured her that WHO had “zero tolerance” for such misconduct. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom...

Donors offer over $9B for Pakistan after devastating floods

Jan. 09, 2023 15:34 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Dozens of countries and international institutions on Monday pledged more than $9 billion to help Pakistan recover and rebuild from devastating summer floods that the United Nations chief called “a climate disaster of monumental scale.” The flooding killed more...

Pakistan unsure flood aid conference to translate into funds

Jan. 05, 2023 13:17 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani officials were increasingly concerned Thursday whether next week's U.N.-backed conference will succeed in raising the billions of dollars needed to help survivors and launch reconstruction efforts following last summer's devastating floods. Authorities...

At top of opera, Yoncheva worries about classical music

Dec. 30, 2022 12:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sonya Yoncheva, a soprano at the top of her profession, worries about classical music. “My son, if I ask him, he always says, ‘I want to be like Ronaldo.’ And later, if I ask my girl, she will say, 'I want to be Lady Gaga and Beyoncé,’” the Bulgarian...

Man gets 12 years in crash that killed 2 college students

Dec. 13, 2022 14:27 PM EST

GENEVA, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty for his role in a street racing crash that killed two Judson University students last year. Trevon Morris, 22, was sentenced Monday by a Kane County judge. The Elgin, Illinois,...

Philippines protesters decry alleged injustices under Marcos

Dec. 10, 2022 09:37 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Hundreds of people marched in the Philippine capital on Saturday protesting what they said was a rising number of extrajudicial killings and other injustices under the administration of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. The protesters, led by a...

UN envoy: Military escalation in Syria is `dangerous'

Nov. 29, 2022 22:15 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Syria warned Tuesday that the current military escalation in Syria is dangerous for civilians and regional stability, and he urged Turkey and Kurdish-led forces in the north to de-escalate immediately and restore the relative calm that has...