US says China and Russia blocking UN action on North Korea
The United States accused China and Russia on Monday of shielding North Korea from any action by the U.N. Security Council for its unprecedented spate of intercontinental ballistic missile launches, which violate multiple U.N. resolutions and jeopardize international aviation and maritime safety. U.S. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield told a council meeting that Chinese and Russian “obstructionism” was encouraging North Korea “to launch ballistic missiles with impunity” and advance its development of more sophisticated and dangerous weapons.news.yahoo.com
UN approves exempting humanitarian aid from all UN sanctions
The U.N. Security Council has overwhelmingly approved a resolution exempting humanitarian aid from all current and future U.N. sanctions regimes, a vote the United States hailed as “historic” that will save lives and address longstanding problems of sanctions impeding aid deliverieswashingtonpost.com
Kim's sister warns US of 'a more fatal security crisis'
The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned the United States on Tuesday that it would face “a more fatal security crisis" as Washington pushes for U.N. condemnation of the North’s recent intercontinental ballistic missile test. Kim Yo Jong’s warning came hours after U.S. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield told an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council that the U.S. will circulate a proposed presidential statement condemning North Korea’s banned missile launches and other destabilizing activities.news.yahoo.com
US, allies clash with China, Russia over NKorea missiles
The United States and its allies have clashed with China and Russia over North Korea’s escalating ballistic missile launches and American-led military exercises in South Korea, again preventing any action by the divided U.N. Security Councilwashingtonpost.com
US, allies clash with China, Russia over NKorea missiles
The United States and its allies clashed with China and Russia on Friday over North Korea’s escalating ballistic missile launches and American-led military exercises in South Korea, again preventing any action by the deeply divided U.N. Security Council. U.S. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield said North Korea’s “staggering 59 ballistic missile launches this year,” including 13 since Oct. 27 and one that made an “unprecedented impact” about 50 kilometers (30 miles) from South Korea’s shore, are about more than advancing Pyongyang’s military capabilities and seek to raise tensions and stoke fear in its neighbors.news.yahoo.com
Russia calls vote on unfounded Ukraine bio weapons claims
The U.N. Security Council scheduled a vote Wednesday on a resolution that would establish a commission to investigate unfounded Russian claims that Ukraine and the United States are carrying out “military biological” activities that violate the convention prohibiting the use of biological weaponswashingtonpost.com
UN Security Council denies Russia call for bio weapons probe
The U.N. Security Council has overwhelmingly rejected Russia’s attempt to establish a commission to investigate its unfounded claims that Ukraine and the United States are carrying out “military biological” activities that violate the convention prohibiting the use of biological weapons.
UN demands end to violence in Haiti, sanctions gang leader
The U.N. Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution demanding an immediate end to violence and criminal activity in Haiti and imposing sanctions on individuals and groups that threaten peace and stability in the Western Hemisphere’s poorest nation.
Russia vetoes UN resolution calling its referendums illegal
Russia has vetoed a U.N. resolution that would have condemned its “illegal” referendums in four Ukrainian regions, declared that they have “no validity” and urged all countries not to recognize any “purported annexation” of the territory by Moscowwashingtonpost.com
UN envoy: Israel defies UN resolution on halting settlements
The U.N. Mideast envoy says Israel continued its defiance of a 2016 U.N. Security Council resolution demanding an immediate halt to all settlement activity in lands the Palestinians want for their future state, advancing plans for construction of nearly 2,000 housing units in the last three monthswashingtonpost.com
Russia blocks final document at nuclear treaty conference
Russia has blocked agreement on the final document of a four-week review of the U.N. treaty considered the cornerstone of nuclear disarmament which criticized its takeover of Europe’s largest nuclear plant soon after Russian troops invaded Ukraine.
US envoy: Africa trip isn't to compete with Russia, China
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations is heading to Africa, saying she is going to focus on how the United State can help Uganda, Ghana and Cape Verde deal with the food crisis that has hit the continent particularly hard — not to compete with China and Russia.
US envoy: Russia intends to dissolve Ukraine from world map
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Friday there should no longer be any doubt that Russia intends to dismantle Ukraine “and dissolve it from the world map entirely.” Linda Thomas-Greenfield told the U.N. Security Council that the United States is seeing growing signs that Russia is laying the groundwork to attempt to annex all of the eastern Ukrainian regions of Donetsk and Luhansk and the southern Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions, including by installing “illegitimate proxy officials in Russian-held areas, with the goal of holding sham referenda or decree to join Russia.” Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov “has even stated that this is Russia’s war aim,” she said.news.yahoo.com
UN fails to extend aid deliveries to Syrian rebel-held area
The U.N. Security Council has failed to extend humanitarian aid deliveries to 4.1 million Syrians in the rebel-held northwest from Turkey after Russia vetoed a resolution for a year-long extension and got insufficient support for its resolution for a six-month extension.
Human rights vote at U.N. highlights stark divisions over Russia
The U.N. General Assembly voted to suspend Russia from the Human Rights Council, but the total of 95 in favor with 24 no votes and 58 abstentions was a significant reduction from the 141 that voted in favor of last month’s nonbinding General Assembly measure condemning Russia’s “aggression” in Ukraine.washingtonpost.com
China, Russia cool to US aim for more N. Korea sanctions
North Korea's test of a big new intercontinental ballistic missile prompted the United States to press Friday for stiffer U.N. sanctions, but China and Russia showed little appetite for tightening restrictions that they have been trying to ease. A day after North Korea's first long-range test since 2017, U.S. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield urged the council to condemn the launch and encourage North Korea to return to negotiations. “It was an egregious and unprovoked escalation” that threatens the world, said Thomas-Greenfield, whose country joined Albania, France, Ireland, Norway and the United Kingdom in calling for the meeting.news.yahoo.com
'She became our voice': Albright hailed by world leaders
As she pressed the Clinton administration into action against Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic over war crimes in the Balkans, Madeleine Albright would harken back to her own childhood as a refugee from Czechoslovakia who fled the Nazis in war-torn Europe.
U.S., Canada and EU nations announce removal of "select Russian banks" from SWIFT
The United States, U.K. and the European Union are placing new economic sanctions on Russia, further crippling its economy, which has seen one of the lowest stock market plunges on record. Jill Schlesinger explains the global economic impact of these new sanctions.news.yahoo.com
Russian army says Ukraine civilians being used as 'human shields' can 'freely leave' Kyiv
Russian Defence Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov says in televised remarks that Ukrainian civilians can "freely leave" the capital Kyiv and insists that the "Kyiv regime" is using civillians as a "human shield" by asking them to remain at home, as Moscow's assault goes into its fifth day.news.yahoo.com
As business booms, brothers donate some proceeds from candle business to Maryland homeless shelters
CBS News’ Eroll Barnett catches up with Austin, Colin and Ryan Gill, founders of the Frère Branchiaux candle brand. Three years after first meeting them, the operation has moved from a garage to a warehouse, with the products available in outlets like Target and Macy’s.news.yahoo.com
U.S. protests Israel's refusal to back UN resolution condemning Russia
U.S. Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield protested to her Israeli counterpart over Israel's refusal to join 87 countries in backing a U.S.-led resolution to condemn Russia's invasion of Ukraine at the UN Security Council on Friday, Israeli officials tell Axios.Why it matters: Israel has attempted to maintain good relations with both Russia and Ukraine during the crisis, and has even offered to serve as a mediator. But that fence-sitting has resulted in criticism from both sides and nownews.yahoo.com
Putin: Countries that interfere with Russia will face 'consequences you have never seen'
Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a speech announcing a military operation in Ukraine that countries that interfere with Russian actions will face "consequences you have never seen," The Associated Press reported. Russia almost immediately launched an invasion into the country.Putin says the operation is to protect citizens from Ukraine aggression and to demilitarize the country, a continuation of the disinformation about which western...news.yahoo.com