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U.N. approves Chile's Michelle Bachelet as new human rights chief

Aug 11, 2018

U.N. approves Chile's Michelle Bachelet as new human rights chief

Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet's unanimous approval as the next U.N. human rights chief on Friday sparked a sharp exchange between the United States and several key opponents over rights abuses — a foretaste of some of the issues Bachelet will confront. With a bang ...

Russia and China block U.S. additions to U.N. sanctions

Aug 10, 2018

Russia and China block U.S. additions to U.N. sanctions

Russia and China on Thursday blocked a U.S. request to add a Russian bank to a U.N. sanctions blacklist along with a North Korean official and two entities, diplomats said. The United States last week asked a U.N. sanctions committee to slap an assets freeze ...

Chile's Michelle Bachelet to be new U.N. human rights chief

Aug 9, 2018

Chile's Michelle Bachelet to be new U.N. human rights chief

Diplomats say Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has chosen Chile's former President Michelle Bachelet to be the next U.N. human rights chief, a high-profile and often controversial job. U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told a group of ambassadors Tuesday of Guterres' decision, the diplomats said Wednesday, speaking ...

U.N. moves to unblock humanitarian aid to North Korea

Aug 3, 2018

U.N. moves to unblock humanitarian aid to North Korea

The U.N. Security Council is poised to back a U.S. proposal aimed at removing some of the hurdles that tough sanctions on North Korea have thrown up in the way of delivering humanitarian aid, according to documents obtained by AFP. North Korea's humanitarian crisis has ...