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Climate vulnerable nations appeal for harder UN goal

Manila (AFP) – A coalition of nations most at risk from climate alter appealed Wednesday for a crucial UN summit to enshrine a much tougher target on global warming, warning…

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Latin America shows way for unstable Arab states: UN's Ban

Riyadh (AFP) – Latin America shows the way for Arab nations wracked by instability, United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon told a summit of leaders from the two regions Tuesday. "The…

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Africa's Lake Chad could fuel new migrant crisis: UN

Brussels (AFP) – A perfect storm of drought, poverty & armed conflict in Africa's Lake Chad basin could fuel Europe's migrant crisis if world leaders fall short at two crucial…

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France to reinstate border controls for UN climate meeting

PARIS (AP) — France will reinstate controls on its borders — normally open to other countries in Europe's free-travel zone — for the period around a major U.N. climate conference…

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Two more child migrants drown off Greece as UN warns of arrival spike

Athens (AFP) – The cold Aegean Sea claimed the lives of two more migrant children early Thursday, sparking protests in Greece as the UN warned another 600,000 people could arrive…

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What waste: human excrement can fuel developing world

Gas produced by decaying human waste is a potentially major source of energy, providing electricity for millions of homes while improving sanitary conditions in developing countries, says a UN report….

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UN refugee chief: funding shortage triggered Europe arrivals

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The combined resources of U.N. agencies, the Red Cross & humanitarian organizations are no longer enough to protect the 60 million people displaced by war &…

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UN chief 'encouraged' by Syria talks in Vienna

Geneva (AFP) – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Saturday he was "encouraged" by talks in Vienna bringing together the main outside players in the four-year-old Syria crisis for the…

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UN says 4 staffers dismissed for sending child pornography

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Four U.N. staff members were dismissed for sending & storing child pornography on U.N. computers — & another was dismissed for using a U.N. vehicle to…

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UN investigator: North Koreans doing forced labor abroad

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Tens of thousands of North Koreans are being sent to work abroad in conditions that amount to forced labor to circumvent U.N. sanctions & earn foreign…

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