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UNITED NATIONS | UN experts: North Korea nukes intact, dispersing missiles

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say North Korea nuclear and ballistic missile programs “remain intact” and it is dispersing its missile assembly and testing to prevent “decapitation” strikes. The experts’ report to the U.N. Security Council, seen Tuesday by The Associated Press, says North Korea also continues to defy U.N. sanctions, including through “a … Continue reading UNITED NATIONS | UN experts: North Korea nukes intact, dispersing missiles

How will generations that didn’t experience the Holocaust remember it?

—January 26, 2019—  (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Timothy Langille, Arizona State University (THE CONVERSATION) The Soviet Red Army liberated the most notorious of the Nazi death camps, Auschwitz-Birkenau, on Jan. 27, 1945. This year, the United Nations and 39 countries will commemorate that date … Continue reading How will generations that didn’t experience the Holocaust remember it?

UNITED NATIONS | The Latest: Venezuelan military attache breaks with Maduro

UNITED NATIONS —January 26, 2019—  The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 8:05 p.m. A man identifying himself as Venezuela’s military attache in Washington has broken with Nicolas Maduro and says he now will report to an opposition leader trying to wrest control of the government. In a video published Saturday, Col. … Continue reading UNITED NATIONS | The Latest: Venezuelan military attache breaks with Maduro

BANGKOK | Australia considering resettlement for runaway Saudi woman

BANGKOK — Jan 09, 2019—Australia will assess runaway Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun for settlement after the United Nations on Wednesday deemed her a refugee. The Department of Home Affairs confirmed in a statement that the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees had referred 18-year-old Alqunun to Australia for consideration for refugee settlement. Alqunun arrived in … Continue reading BANGKOK | Australia considering resettlement for runaway Saudi woman

GUATEMALA CITY | Guatemala to withdraw from UN anti-corruption commission

GUATEMALA CITY— January 07, 2019— Guatemala is pulling out of a United Nations-sponsored anti-corruption commission after more than a year of tension between the government and the group, which has investigated top government officials and people close to President Jimmy Morales. Foreign Minister Sandra Jovel announced the decision Monday after meeting with U.N. Secretary-General Antonio … Continue reading GUATEMALA CITY | Guatemala to withdraw from UN anti-corruption commission

GENEVA | UN report finds women migrants in Libya often face gang rape

GENEVA — The United Nations says interviews of migrants who passed through Libya show that the “overwhelming majority” of women and older girls reported being gang-raped by traffickers or witnessed others taken away to be abused. The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights said a new report issued Thursday along with the U.N. … Continue reading GENEVA | UN report finds women migrants in Libya often face gang rape

STOCKHOLM | Swedish TV: Witness in killings of UN experts poisoned

STOCKHOLM — Swedish broadcaster SVT says a key witness to the murder in Congo of two U.N. experts was poisoned in custody, citing a new confidential report by the United Nations. SVT says a lethal dose of insecticide was found in the stomach of the witness who was found dead in his military cell in … Continue reading STOCKHOLM | Swedish TV: Witness in killings of UN experts poisoned