Global condemnation for North Korea nuclear test, sanctions threatened

(From Reuters) North Korea conducted its fifth and biggest nuclear test on Friday and said it had mastered the ability to mount a warhead on a ballistic missile, ratcheting up a threat that rivals and the United Nations have been… Read More › sci tech news Continue reading Global condemnation for North Korea nuclear test, sanctions threatened

UN chief says Sri Lanka killings prompted self-scrutiny

(From AP) U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday the world body has failed to protect civilians in conflicts despite repeated commitments, and the killings at the end of Sri Lanka’s civil war seven years ago prompted him to launch an… Read More › sci tech news Continue reading UN chief says Sri Lanka killings prompted self-scrutiny

Philippine president turns down meeting with UN chief after drug war dispute

MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has turned down a meeting with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations and the Philippine government said on Thursday, after threatening to quit the body last month over criticism of his… Read More › sci tech news Continue reading Philippine president turns down meeting with UN chief after drug war dispute

China-friendly Aussie ex-PM fails in UN Secretary General bid

Kevin Rudd wanted to take over from UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon when he steps down in December. While the reason for rejecting Rudd’s nomination by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is not known, many feel his expertise on China would… Read More ›
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