U.S.-led pressure on China, including the specter of sanctions should it provide material support for Russia's war, appears to be helping keep Beijing on the fence over the conflict.
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The annual report note cryptocurrency theft and the largest number of missile launches in a single month for the country's weapons programs.
The U.N. Security Council is due to meet to discuss Russia's troop build-up on the border with Ukraine, but there will be no action by the council — even if Russia were to invade Ukraine.
The delivery of the supplies brought in by aircraft was contactless to ensure Tonga remains free of the coronavirus.
Estonia, France, Ireland, Norway, the United States and the U.K. have accused Belarus of putting lives "in danger for political purposes."
The sanctions on industries that Russia and China have proposed lifting previously earned North Korea hundreds of millions of dollars.
As China and the United States feuded at the United Nations last week over COVID-19 and the climate, one of the world's smallest states pleaded for detente. "Micronesia asks our American and Chinese friends to reinforce their cooperation and friendship with each other ... to ...
The tension between the United Nations' two biggest financial contributors is front of mind for many diplomats at the world body.
The United States is considering how it will confront China during next week's gathering of world leaders at the United Nations over its detention of 1 million Muslims in a remote region, at a time when some diplomats warn that U.S. leadership in global ...
The United States is not close to an agreement with China on new United Nations Security Council measures to impose on North Korea over its fourth nuclear test earlier this month, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said. North Korea said on Jan. ...