Mar 29, 2017

Two U.N. experts slain in Congo as violence spirals

Two kidnapped foreign U.N. contractors have been found dead, one of them decapitated, the Democratic Republic of Congo said Tuesday. Spiraling violence in the vast country, formerly known as Zaire, has sparked international condemnation. The bodies of Michael Sharp and Zaida Catalan, an American ...

Japan abstains as nuclear arms ban treaty talks start at U.N.

Mar 28, 2017

Japan abstains as nuclear arms ban treaty talks start at U.N.

Negotiations on a treaty outlawing nuclear weapons began Monday at the U.N. headquarters without Japan, as the world’s only atomic-bombed country said it would abstain from the talks alongside the five major nuclear powers. The decision triggered criticism and disappointment from survivors of the ...

French minister Royal to run for U.N. development agency post

Mar 26, 2017

French minister Royal to run for U.N. development agency post

French Environment Minister Segolene Royal said on Friday that she was running to lead the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), at a time when the U.N. could see an abrupt cut in crucial United States funding. Royal, the former partner of Socialist President Francois ...