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Point of no return: Pope challenges leaders at UN talks to slow global warming before it's too late

Oct. 04, 2023 06:57 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis shamed and challenged world leaders on Wednesday to commit to binding targets to slow climate change before it’s too late, warning that God’s increasingly warming creation is fast reaching a “point of no return.” In an update to his landmark...

Pope calls for binding, verifiable climate targets at next UN meeting, warns warming world nearing 'point of no return'

Oct. 04, 2023 06:01 AM EDT
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope calls for binding, verifiable climate targets at next UN meeting, warns warming world nearing 'point of no return.'

UN authorizes a second malaria vaccine. Experts warn it's not enough to stop the disease spreading

Oct. 03, 2023 15:11 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization authorized a second malaria vaccine on Monday, a decision that could offer countries a cheaper and a more readily available option than the world's first shot against the parasitic disease. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus...

EU announces new aid package to Ethiopia, the first since the war in the Tigray region ended

Oct. 03, 2023 11:31 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The European Union has pledged assistance worth 650 million euros to Ethiopia, nearly three years after it cut direct aid to the East African country over atrocities committed in a bloody civil war. Jutta Urpilainen, the EU commissioner for international...

The UN food agency says that 1 in 5 children who arrive in South Sudan from Sudan are malnourished

Oct. 03, 2023 11:30 AM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — At least one in five children arriving in South Sudan from Sudan are malnourished and more than 90% of arrivals haven’t eaten in days, the U.N. food agency said Tuesday. The World Food Program said that nearly 300,000 people have arrived in South Sudan in...

Congolese military court convicts colonel and 3 soldiers in connection with killings of protesters

Oct. 03, 2023 06:36 AM EDT

GOMA, Congo (AP) — A military court sentenced a Congolese military colonel to death and convicted three soldiers following the deaths of more than 50 people who were protesting the U.N. peacekeeping mission earlier this year. Col. Mike Mikombe, former commander of the Republican...

UN Security Council approves sending a Kenya-led force to Haiti to fight violent gangs

Oct. 02, 2023 20:55 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted Monday to send a multinational armed force led by Kenya to Haiti to help combat violent gangs, marking the first time in almost 20 years that a force would be deployed to the troubled Caribbean nation. The resolution...

What to know about a UN vote to send a Kenya-led force to Haiti to curb gang violence

Oct. 02, 2023 18:05 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has approved a resolution that authorizes deployment of a multinational force to Haiti led by Kenya to help combat violent gangs that have grown incredibly powerful and overwhelmed police. Haiti first requested such an...

UN envoy calls for a 'unified mechanism' to lead reconstruction of Libya's flood-wrecked city

Oct. 02, 2023 17:05 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations’ top official in divided Libya on Monday called for a unified mechanism to lead the reconstruction of a coastal city that was wrecked by devastating floods last month. U.N. Special Envoy for Libya Abdoulaye Bathily said in a statement that such a...

The UAE holds a major oil and gas conference just ahead of hosting UN climate talks in Dubai

Oct. 02, 2023 10:29 AM EDT

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Emirati president-designate of the upcoming United Nations COP28 climate talks urged oil and gas companies Monday to be “central to the solution” for climate change, a message delivered even as the industry boosts its production to enjoy rising...