Jamey Keaten
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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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
IOM: Over 1 million refugees, migrants enter Europe in 2015
by Jamey Keaten - December 22, 2015 - 3:43pm
More than 1 million people driven out of their countries by war, poverty and persecution entered Europe in this record-breaking year, migration experts said yesterday, a symbolic milestone capping a mass movement...
Turkey won’t apologize to Russia over warplane downing
by Jamey Keaten - November 30, 2015 - 8:30pm
Turkey won’t apologize to Russia for shooting down a warplane operating over Syria, the Turkish prime minister said Monday, stressing that the military was doing its job defending the country’s airs...
Hong Kong tycoon buys $48.5M diamond at auction for daughter
by Jamey Keaten - November 12, 2015 - 2:59am
An exceptionally large blue diamond sold Wednesday for 48.6 million Swiss francs ($48.5 million) — a record price for any jewel at auction, Sotheby's said.
UN weather body: Antarctic ozone hole expands due to cold
by Jamey Keaten - October 29, 2015 - 10:00am
The Antarctic ozone hole has swelled this month to one of its biggest sizes on record, U.N. and U.S. scientists say, insisting that the Earth-shielding ozone layer remains on track to long-term recovery but residents...
UN rights body OKs call for postwar Sri Lanka accountability
by Jamey Keaten - October 1, 2015 - 6:00pm
The top UN human rights body on yesterday approved by consensus a resolution aimed to increase accountability and reconciliation in Sri Lanka in the aftermath of its decades-long civil war that left tens of thousands...
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