Dec 19, 2014

U.N. General Assembly calls for North Korea to be referred to ICC

The U.N. General Assembly on Thursday condemned North Korea’s rights record and called for Pyongyang to be referred to the International Criminal Court to face charges of crimes against humanity. The nonbinding resolution was adopted by a vote of 116 to 20 with 52 ...

Obama a changed statesman this time before U.N.

Sep 26, 2014

Obama a changed statesman this time before U.N.

Barack Obama left the annual United Nations meeting Wednesday with his presidency reshaped by a new era of global turbulence and his worldview sharpened by rampant jihadism’s “heart of darkness.” A year ago at the United Nations, with his authority and image as a ...

Abe vows to work against 'war culture'

Sep 26, 2014

Abe vows to work against 'war culture'

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Thursday to eliminate “war culture” from the world as he highlighted Tokyo’s aid in crises from the Middle East to Ukraine. Abe — who has frequently faced anger in neighboring countries that accuse him of historical revisionism — used ...

Obama urges world to fight IS 'network of death'

Sep 25, 2014

Obama urges world to fight IS 'network of death'

President Barack Obama urged the world Wednesday to unite to defeat a jihadist “network of death” in Iraq and Syria, as militants defied airstrikes and executed a French hostage. As coalition warplanes returned from another night of raids, the U.S. leader appealed to the ...

Sep 16, 2014

Abe to visit New York from Monday for U.N. General Assembly

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit New York for five days starting next Monday to attend the U.N. General Assembly, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Tuesday. Abe is scheduled to speak during general debate at the assembly’s 69th session and at the U.N. ...

Sep 27, 2013

Abe urges Rouhani to be flexible over arms

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has urged Iranian President Hasan Rouhani to resolve Tehran’s alleged nuclear weapons program with flexibility and by building on a recent shift toward dialogue, a Japanese official said. Abe told Rouhani on Thursday that “showing flexibility should be a key” ...

Sep 26, 2013

Abe, U.N. chief Ban vow cooperation over Syria, North Korea

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon have agreed to cooperate on eliminating Syria’s chemical weapons and on tackling North Korea’s nuclear threat and humanitarian issues, a Japanese official said. During their talks Wednesday in New York, Abe said his administration supports ...

Jun 30, 2013

Abe lines up Canada, Argentina trips

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is mulling a trip to Canada since he is already scheduled to travel to New York to attend the U.N. General Assembly in late September, government officials said. In addition, arrangements are under way for a possible visit by Abe ...