Tag Archives: UN

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North Korea calls UN rights resolution 'vicious slander'

North Korea on Tuesday rejected as "vicious slander" a UN draft resolution condemning widespread rights violations in the reclusive country & urged co-authors Japan & the European Union to scrap…

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Coalition strikes pound IS 'capital' in Syria, oil tankers

US-led coalition warplanes have pounded the Islamic State group in Syria after the Paris attacks, with French raids hitting IS stronghold Raqa & another strike destroying dozens of the jihadists'…

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Britain to hire 1,900 more spies to defend against Islamic State militants

By Kylie MacLellan BELEK, Turkey (Reuters) – Britain will boost its intelligence agency staff by 15 percent & more than double spending on aviation security to defend against Islamist militants…

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Canada sticks to refugee plan but security pressures mount after Paris attacks

By Allison Lampert MONTREAL (Reuters) – Canada’s new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that the country will still take in 25,000 Syrian refugees before Jan. 1 yet he is facing…

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Nakata powers Japan to 10-2 win over US at Premier12

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Sho Nakata hit a tiebreaking three-run home run in the sixth inning Saturday to lead Japan to a 10-2 win over the United States in the…

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Becky Watts 'Scared' Of Stepbrother's Threats

Becky Watts' best friend has told Sky News that the teenager was "scared" by death threats Nathan Matthews made in the months before he killed her. Matthews, Becky's stepbrother, was…

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BAE Systems slows Typhoon production, cuts UK jobs

By Paul Sandle & Sarah Young LONDON (Reuters) – BAE Systems will slow production of its Typhoon fighter jet & cut capacity at its Williamstown shipyard in Australia, the cost…

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Deal at UN meeting opens way for satellite tracking of jets

GENEVA (AP) — A deal reached at a U.N. meeting on Wednesday opens the way for satellite tracking of airliners, a major breakthrough motivated by the mystery disappearance of a…

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'Big agreement' unlikely at UN climate summit: Bill Clinton

Former US president Bill Clinton, whose Clinton Foundation seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, said Tuesday an upcoming UN climate summit in France will be useful, though "no huge agreement"…

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Japan calls on UN envoy to retract remarks on schoolgirl sex

The Japanese government is demanding a UN envoy retract remarks that 13 percent of schoolgirls in Japan are involved in forms of paid dating that can involve sex. The foreign…