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UN team: Myanmar military chiefs should face 'genocide' case
by Jamey Keaten - August 28, 2018 - 9:31am
Investigators working for the U.N.'s top human rights body said Monday that Myanmar military leaders should be prosecuted for genocide against Rohingya Muslims, taking the unusual step of identifying by name six...
NATO insists it's united at end of raucous, divisive summit
by Jamey Keaten - July 13, 2018 - 12:14am
At the end of a bewildering, roller-coaster NATO summit, the military alliance's 29 nations somehow pledged continued unity and kept their long commitment to beef up defense spending amid a barrage of biting criticism...
Pope, in Geneva, says Christians can work together on peace
by Jamey Keaten - June 22, 2018 - 5:00am
Pope Francis on Thursday encouraged Christians to work together to further peace and justice in the world and resist the temptation to use religious differences as excuses to thwart unity as he made a visit to Geneva,...
Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem
by Jamey Keaten - June 19, 2018 - 5:00am
The World Health Organization says some obsessive video gamers may really have an addiction.
EU nations split over asylum; 112 migrants die in shipwreck
by Jamey Keaten - June 6, 2018 - 3:00am
European Union countries remained deeply divided Tuesday over how to reform EU rules for managing the influx of refugees and migrants, as U.N. agencies reported an estimated 112 people died over the weekend when...
UN agency that fights AIDS reopens sexual harassment case
by Jamey Keaten - May 1, 2018 - 12:00am
The United Nations agency that fights AIDS has reopened a sexual harassment investigation of a top official who was cleared in an initial probe, saying yesterday that additional allegations have emerged.
Swiss voters reject plan to end mandatory TV fees
by Jamey Keaten - March 5, 2018 - 1:43am
Swiss voters on yesterday handily rejected a proposal brought by free-market advocates to end mandatory fees to finance publicly supported TV and radio programming, a result that brought a sigh of relief to Europe's...
Davos founder hopes Trump and his critics keep open minds
by Jamey Keaten - January 23, 2018 - 1:10am
The founder of the World Economic Forum says he hopes President Donald Trump's planned visit to Davos this week will "provide him even better with a global perspective," and says critics of the US leader should hear...
UN: Myanmar's Rohingya likely faced crimes against humanity
by Jamey Keaten - December 6, 2017 - 6:41am
Myanmar's Rohingya minority has "very likely" faced crimes against humanity and possibly genocide at the hands of Myanmar security forces and their helpers, a top UN official said.
Gov'ts, donors pledge over $200M in new funds for Rohingya
by Jamey Keaten - October 24, 2017 - 12:00am
Governments and international donors pledged $234 million on yesterday to help over 600,000 Rohingya people who have fled violence in Myanmar into neighboring Bangladesh over the last two months.
UN human rights office: Russia violating int'l law in Crimea
by Jamey Keaten - September 26, 2017 - 12:00am
The UN human rights office said in a report yesterday that Russia is violating international law in Crimea, including by imposing Russian citizenship on its people and deliberately transferring hundreds of prisoners...
Will Trump end globalization? The doubt haunts Davos' elite
by Jamey Keaten - January 23, 2017 - 9:46am
Uncertainty over whether Trump's presidency will mark the end of globalization dominated discussions all week at an event synonymous with international business.
Davos forum chief: 'It's important to listen' to populists
by Jamey Keaten - January 16, 2017 - 6:19pm
At the Davos economic conference, "it's important to listen to the populists," says the founder of the annual gathering of movers and shakers, adding that he hopes to welcome US President Donald Trump "expressing...
Cyprus leaders tackle power-sharing in Geneva peace talks
by Jamey Keaten - January 11, 2017 - 2:44am
The leaders of ethnically divided Cyprus delved yesterday into how power would be shared if the country is reunified as a federation, while a presidential spokesman said swift agreement was not expected on the remaining...
UN envoy: Geneva talks a 'moment of truth' for Cyprus unity
by Jamey Keaten - January 10, 2017 - 8:00am
A summit meeting between the rival leaders of ethnically divided Cyprus in this Swiss city will determine whether the east Mediterranean island nation can finally be reunified after decades of failed attempts and...
US, China, EU, others fail to reach environmental goods deal
by Jamey Keaten - December 5, 2016 - 6:43am
Forty-six countries including the US, China and European Union nations failed yesterday to agree on a list of "environmental goods" like solar-powered air conditioners or LED light bulbs that could be targeted for...
WHO: Excessive air pollution affects 92 percent of people
by Jamey Keaten - September 28, 2016 - 12:46am
More than nine out of 10 people worldwide live in areas with excessive air pollution, contributing to problems like strokes, heart disease and lung cancer, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.
UN panel seeks push toward nuclear disarmament
by Jamey Keaten - August 21, 2016 - 2:16am
A majority of countries on a UN-mandated panel on Friday called on the UN General Assembly to consider launching multilateral negotiations on nuclear disarmament, voting in a process that has been boycotted by the...
WHO: Diabetes rises fourfold over last quarter-century
by Jamey Keaten - April 6, 2016 - 9:47pm
In a new report on diabetes, the U.N. health agency called for stepped-up measures to reduce risk factors for diabetes and improve treatment and care that has ballooned in recent years alongside an increase in obesity...
WHO: Zika vaccines at least 18 months away from broad trials
by Jamey Keaten - February 12, 2016 - 12:00pm
Possible Zika vaccines are at least 18 months away from large-scale trials, the World Health Organization said Friday as it advised pregnant women to consider delaying travel to areas where the mosquito-borne virus...
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