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UN chief to hold talks with Trump at White House on Friday
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will have talks at the White House Friday with President Donald Trump and one issue certain to be on the agenda will be reform of the 193-member world organization that the U.S. leader has been pressing. Guterres and Trump met briefly at the White House in April and also held talks on the sidelines of the U   Read More ...
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On Iran, US asks UN Security Council: ‘Where’s the outrage?’
The United States accused Iran on Wednesday of violating several United Nations Security Council resolutions, saying it would no longer “turn a blind eye” and asking the 15-member council of Tehran’s behavior: “where’s the outrage?” U.S. President Donald Trump struck a blow on Friday against a 2015 Iran nuclear deal when he refused to formally certify that Tehran is complying with the accord curbing its nuclear program, even though international inspectors say it is   Read More ...
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U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Escalates Confrontation with Iran
The Trump administration escalated a bitter confrontation with Iran on Wednesday, demanding that the United Nations Security Council punish the Iranian government for what the American ambassador called its “outlaw behavior” across the Middle East. “The United States will not turn a blind eye to these violations,” the United Nations ambassador, Nikki R. Haley, told a Security Council meeting that had been meant to focus on developments in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict   Read More ...
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N. Korea says ‘a nuclear war may break out any moment’
United Nations — North Korea’s deputy U.N. ambassador warned Monday that the situation on the Korean peninsula “has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment.” Kim In Ryong told the U.N. General Assembly’s disarmament committee that North Korea is the only country in the world that has been subjected to “such an extreme and direct nuclear threat” from the United States since the 1970s — and said the country has the right to possess nuclear weapons in self-defense   Read More ...
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US-world divide spills out at IMF-World Bank meetings
Washington, United States | AFP | The growing split between the United States and the rest of the world spilled into the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Washington this week. The US administration showed a diminished view of the Bretton Woods institutions that shaped a US-led order after World War II, rejecting efforts to expand their activities, and defending its attack on free trade pacts as part of President Donald Trump’s “America First” agenda   Read More ...
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St Kitts-Nevis PM a no show at IMF, World Bank, post hurricane meetings in Washington
WASHINGTON, USA — There is no official word from Basseterre why St Kitts and Nevis prime minister and minister of finance, Dr Timothy Harris, was not among finance ministers from Latin America and the Caribbean and senior officials from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank (WB) and the US Treasury Department at a meeting last Wednesday at IDB headquarters to discuss policy options to promote inclusive financial systems and deeper regional integration to help strengthen economic growth prospects   Read More ...
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Ivanka Trump volunteers as business mentor at World Bank and IMF meeting
Prominent female faces in the world of business are being used to push gender equality. The US president's daughter, Ivanka Trump, is among those taking part at a meeting of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. Al Jazeera's Shihab Rattansi reports from Washington, DC. - Subscribe to our channel: - Follow us on Twitter: - Find us on Facebook: - Check our website:   Read More ...
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US-world divide spills out at IMF-World Bank meetings
WASHINGTON: The growing split between the United States and the rest of the world spilled into the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Washington this week. The US administration showed a diminished view of the Bretton Woods institutions that shaped a US-led order after World War II, rejecting efforts to expand their activities, and defending its attack on free trade pacts as part of President Donald Trump's "America First" agenda   Read More ...
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US-World Divide Spills Out At IMF-World Bank Meetings
Washington: The growing split between the United States and the rest of the world spilled into the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Washington this week. The US administration showed a diminished view of the Bretton Woods institutions that shaped a US-led order after World War II, rejecting efforts to expand their activities, and defending its attack on free trade pacts as part of President Donald Trump's "America First" agenda   Read More ...
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US-world divide spills out at IMF-World Bank meetings
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U.S. Presses for Changes in IMF, World Bank Policies
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, at an annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, called on the IMF to help move trading powers away from large trade surpluses and urged the World Bank to curtail its lending to middle-income countries.   Read More ...
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Understanding the difference between the IMF and World Bank
The annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank are underway as policymakers from around the world gather in Washington to discuss the most pressing issues facing the global economy. The IMF and the World Bank are closely linked – so close that their headquarters are across the street. So what's the difference between the two? The answer goes back seven decades   Read More ...
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After UNESCO bombshell, US envoy Haley warns UN of more trouble ahead
Hours after the Trump administration announced the US would be withdrawing from UNESCO, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, warned the world body that all its agencies are under similar scrutiny. The State Department announced Thursday that the US is withdrawing from the United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), effective December 31, 2018, citing financial considerations, the need for reform and the organization’s “continuing anti-Israel bias   Read More ...
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US withdraws from UNESCO over 'anti-Israel bias'
UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova calls the move a "loss to the United Nations family" UNESCO currently has and eight associate members Washington (CNN)The US is withdrawing from the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, the US State Department announced on Thursday. The "Department of State notified UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova of the US decision to withdraw from the organization and to seek to establish a permanent observer mission to UNESCO," State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said   Read More ...
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U.S. withdraws from United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization
The US is withdrawing from the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, the US State Department announced on Thursday. The “Department of State notified UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova of the US decision to withdraw from the organization and to seek to establish a permanent observer mission to UNESCO,” State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said. “This decision was not taken lightly, and reflects US concerns with mounting arrears at UNESCO, the need for fundamental reform in the organization, and continuing anti-Israel bias at UNESCO,” she added   Read More ...
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U.S. Treasury dashes hopes for near-term World Bank capital hike
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Treasury official dashed hopes for a World Bank capital increase in the near term, saying the multilateral lender first needs to review its balance sheet to ensure resources are going to countries and projects that need them most. The World Bank Group two years ago had set a goal of agreeing on a capital increase for its International Bank for Reconstruction and Development arm by the time of the 2017 World Bank and International Monetary Fund annual meetings, which start this week   Read More ...
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U.S. Treasury dashes hopes for near-term World Bank capital hike
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Kenya seeks alternative funding after aid cuts
Kenya is bracing to adopt new ways of financing social services after the United Nations cut development assistance funding. This follows the US President Donald Trump administration’s withdrawal of $32.5 million funding for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), an agency that supports family planning programmes in Kenya and other 150 countries. As a result, the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) that has been supporting Kenya has been forced to reduce its funding   Read More ...
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U.N. places Saudi-led military coalition on "blacklist"
UNITED NATIONS -- In the annual Secretary General Report on Children and Armed Conflict, the United Nations placed the Saudi Arabia-led military coalition on its "blacklist," accusing it of involvement in the deaths and injury of almost 700 children in Yemen. The U.N. report, produced after extensive consultations with Saudi Arabia, also said that the coalition had taken steps to improve their actions in the ongoing war, in which 10,000 people have been killed   Read More ...
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U.N. chief hopes storms will sway climate skeptics like Trump
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday he hoped recent devastating hurricanes in the Caribbean and southern United States would convince climate change skeptics like U.S. President Donald Trump that global warming is a “major threat.” Guterres, who will visit the Caribbean islands of Antigua, Barbuda and Dominica this weekend to see damage from last month’s hurricanes Irma and Maria, said the world must be more determined in pushing for ”a clean, sustainable energy future   Read More ...
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Draft U.N. blacklist names Saudi coalition for killing children in Yemen
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A confidential draft United Nations blacklist seen by Reuters on Tuesday names a Saudi Arabia-led military coalition for killing and maiming children in Yemen, though it notes that the alliance has put in place measures to improve child protection. In an effort to dampen controversy surrounding the annual children and armed conflict report, the draft blacklist - contained in an annex to the full report - is split into “listed parties that have put in place measures during the reporting period to improve the protection of children” and those which have not   Read More ...
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Top Myanmar official says 'young democracy' facing challenges
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A top Myanmar official appealed on Monday for democracy in the country to be given “a chance to survive” amid international anger over a military campaign against Rohingya Muslims that the United Nations has described as ethnic cleansing. Some 507,000 Rohingya Muslim have fled to Bangladesh since insurgents attacked security posts near the border on Aug. 25, triggering fierce Myanmar military retaliation   Read More ...
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U.S. envoy to U.N. demands Myanmar prosecutions, weapons curbs, over Rohingya
UNITED NATIONS/YANGON (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Thursday called on countries to suspend providing weapons to Myanmar over violence against Rohingya Muslims until the military puts sufficient accountability measures in place. It was the first time the United States called for punishment of military leaders behind the repression, but stopped short of threatening to reimpose U   Read More ...
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U.S. envoy slams Russia for bid to shield Iran from IAEA inspections
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Thursday slammed a bid by Russia to shield Iran from inspections by the United Nations nuclear watchdog relating to a specific section of a landmark 2015 deal restricting Tehran’s nuclear activities. Iran agreed to the nuclear deal with six major powers in exchange for the lifting of sanctions   Read More ...
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U.S. envoy slams Russia for bid to shield Iran from IAEA inspections
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Thursday slammed a bid by Russia to shield Iran from inspections by the United Nations nuclear watchdog relating to a specific section of a landmark 2015 deal restricting Tehran's nuclear activities. Iran agreed to the nuclear deal with six major powers in exchange for the lifting of sanctions   Read More ...
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U.S. envoy slams Russia for bid to shield Iran from IAEA inspections
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Myanmar abruptly cancels U.N. visit to Rohingya region
A planned visit by a United Nations team to Rakhine state in Myanmar, the region which almost half a million claiming violent persecution, was cancelled on Thursday by Myanmar's government, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric confirmed to CBS News. CBS News' Pamela Falk reports that a U.N. Security Council meeting has been called for Thursday afternoon with a briefing by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the crisis in Myanmar   Read More ...
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Unnamed country will build or expand five U.S. auto plants: Trump
INDIANAPOLIS – President Donald Trump said on Wednesday an unnamed foreign leader told him at the United Nations last week that the country would soon announce plans to build or expand five automobile industry factories in the United States. “I just left the United Nations last week and I was told by one of the most powerful leaders of the world that they are going to be announcing in the not too distant future five major factories in the United States, between increasing and new, five,” Trump said in a speech on tax reform in Indianapolis   Read More ...
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UPDATE 2-Trump says unnamed country plans to build, expand five U.S. auto plants
(Adds Trump met with Abe) INDIANAPOLIS, Sept 27 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Wednesday an unnamed foreign leader told him at the United Nations last week that the country would soon announce plans to build or expand five automobile industry factories in the United States. “I just left the United Nations last week and I was told by one of the most powerful leaders of the world that they are going to be announcing in the not too distant future five major factories in the United States, between increasing and new, five,” Trump said in a speech on tax reform in Indianapolis   Read More ...
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UPDATE 1-Trump says foreign country plans to build, expand five U.S. auto sector plants
(Adds details of foreign automaker investments, background) INDIANAPOLIS, Sept 27 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Wednesday a foreign leader told him at the United Nations last week that the country would soon announce plans to build or expand five automobile industry factories in the United States. “I just left the United Nations last week and I was told by one of the most powerful leaders of the world that they are going to be announcing in the not too distant future five major factories in the United States, between increasing and new, five,” Trump said in a speech on tax reform in Indianapolis   Read More ...
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Trump says foreign country plans to build, expand five U.S. auto sector plants
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UN envoy calls for new round of Syria talks in about a month
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations' top envoy for Syria says the next round of talks between the government and opposition will take place as soon as "in about a month" and no later than early November. Staffan de Mistura tells the U.N. Security Council that both sides should use the next month to create conditions for "meaningful" talks and to participate "without preconditions   Read More ...
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Trump says foreign country planning to build five U.S. auto industry factories
INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said in a speech on tax reform on Wednesday that a foreign leader told him at the United Nations last week that his country was soon going to announce five new factories in the United States in the automobile industry. "I just left the United Nations last week and I was told by one of the most powerful leaders of the world that they are going to be announcing in the not too distant future five major factories in the United States, between increasing and new, five," Trump told the audience in Indianapolis, adding that it was in the automotive industry   Read More ...
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UN envoy calls for new round of Syria talks in about a month
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations' top envoy for Syria says the next round of talks between the government and opposition will take place as soon as "in about a month" and no later than early November. Staffan de Mistura tells the U.N. Security Council that both sides should use the next month to create conditions for "meaningful" talks and to participate "without preconditions   Read More ...
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Trump says foreign country planning to build five U.S. auto industry factories
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Trump slams Venezuela at UN; Maduro calls him 'Hitler'
UNITED NATIONS – President Donald Trump urged world leaders Tuesday to help restore "democracy and political freedoms" in Venezuela, singling out the South American country for some of his most blistering criticism in a speech to the United Nations. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro hit back by calling the U.S. president "the new Hitler" of international politics. He also accused Trump of threatening to assassinate him, even though Trump did no such thing   Read More ...
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Crimes of UN officers must be tried by external triburnal
President Donald Trump’s inaugural speech to the United Nations General Assembly last week was in sharp contrast to that of the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. The US president managed to offend several of the delegations — including North Korea, which he threatened to “destroy”, and Iran, which he described as a “murderous regime”. The UN chief, on the other hand, was diplomatic, urging the international community to be more responsive to challenges facing the world and empathetic to the plight of refugees and others suffering the consequences of war and conflict   Read More ...
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The Latest: Venezuela: US travel ban an opinion 'strategy'
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): Venezuela's top diplomat is calling U.S. President Donald Trump's new travel ban on certain Venezuelan government officials an attempt to manipulate public opinion against the country. Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza spoke Monday at a news conference at the United Nations. He said Trump's order is "an unfounded strategy to soften the public opinion and to try to make a case against Venezuela   Read More ...
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Trump cranks up North Korea threats as Pyongyang holds anti-U.S. rally
By Haejin Choi and Michelle Nichols. SEOUL/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump dialled up the rhetoric against North Korea again at the weekend, warning the country's foreign minister that he and leader Kim Jong Un "won't be around much longer", as Pyongyang staged a major anti-U.S. rally. North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday that targeting the U   Read More ...
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Consolidate UNEP Functions in Nairobi, CS Amina Tells United Nations 
New York, USA, Friday, September 22, 2017, (MFA Press) – Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amb. Amina Mohamed has urged United Nations Member States to fully consolidate headquarters functions of UNEP in Nairobi. “Kenya insists on the implementation of the decision by heads of state, now enshrined in the Rio Declaration, to consolidate headquarters functions of UNEP in Nairobi,” said Amb. Amina   Read More ...
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