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Today in History: November 29, Warren Commission appointed

Nov. 29, 2022 00:07 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Nov. 29, the 333rd day of 2022. There are 32 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 29, 1947, the U.N. General Assembly passed a resolution calling for the partitioning of Palestine between...

UN committee takes step to treaty on crimes against humanity

Nov. 18, 2022 21:54 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A key U.N. committee took a first step Friday toward negotiating a treaty on crimes against humanity, which can be committed at any time, not just during conflicts. The committee that deals with legal issues approved a resolution by consensus that would...

UN General Assembly calls for Russian reparations to Ukraine

Nov. 14, 2022 23:48 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution Monday calling for Russia to be held accountable for violating international law by invading Ukraine, including by paying reparations for widespread damage to the country and for Ukrainians killed and injured during the war. ...

UN General Assembly calls for Russia to be held accountable for invading Ukraine, including by paying reparations

Nov. 14, 2022 13:27 PM EST
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — UN General Assembly calls for Russia to be held accountable for invading Ukraine, including by paying reparations.

Ukraine FM: Moscow playing 'hunger games' with world

Nov. 12, 2022 10:37 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba pressed Southeast Asian countries for political and material support in his county's fight against Russia, while accusing Moscow on Saturday of playing “hunger games” with the world by holding up shipments of Ukrainian grain...

Key UN committee seeks legal opinion on Israel's occupation

Nov. 11, 2022 14:21 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A key U.N. committee approved a draft resolution Friday calling on the International Court of Justice to urgently issue its opinion on the legal consequences of denying the Palestinian people the right to self-determination as a result of Israel’s actions since the 1967...

Russian ambassador blames Japan for strained relations

Nov. 11, 2022 10:23 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Russia's ambassador to Tokyo blamed Japan on Friday for straining relations between the countries by imposing sanctions on Moscow over its war with Ukraine. Mikhail Galuzin also accused the United States of attempting to isolate Russia from the international community...

UN: Taliban has plunged Afghanistan into `dire' conditions

Nov. 10, 2022 20:34 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly adopted a resolution Thursday accusing the Taliban of violating the human rights of Afghan women and girls, failing to establish a representative government, and plunging the country into “dire economic, humanitarian and social conditions.” ...

S Korea leader criticized for banning broadcaster from plane

Nov. 10, 2022 04:07 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Journalist organizations say South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol attacked press freedoms when his office banned a TV broadcaster's crew from the media pool on his presidential plane this week for alleged bias in reporting. Yoon earlier accused MBC of...

UN to vote on resolution saying Russia must pay reparations

Nov. 08, 2022 19:16 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly scheduled a vote for Monday on a resolution that would call for Russia to be held accountable for violating international law by invading Ukraine, including by paying reparations. The draft resolution, obtained Tuesday by The...