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Erdogan says course of US-Turkey ties ‘does not bode well’

Erdogan says course of US-Turkey ties ‘does not bode well’ Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the current course of U_S_-Turkey relations “does not bode well.” ByThe Associated PressSeptember 23, 2021, 6:38 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ISTANBUL — The current course of U.S.-Turkey relations “does not bode well,” Turkish …

‘My whole life in a van’: Islanders flee Spanish volcano

‘My whole life in a van’: Islanders flee Spanish volcano A wall of lava up to 12 meters (40 feet) high is bearing down on a Spanish island village following a volcanic eruption By ARITZ PARRA Associated PressSeptember 22, 2021, 5:48 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:12 On Location: September 22, …

UK’s Johnson to urge climate action over 4-day trip to US

UK’s Johnson to urge climate action over 4-day trip to US British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is travelling to the United States with senior Cabinet officials to urge world leaders attending the U.N. General Assembly to take urgent action on climate change ahead of this fall’s COP26 climate summit in Scotland By SYLVIA HUI Associated …

UN rule may be hurdle for Brazil vaccine skeptic Bolsonaro

UN rule may be hurdle for Brazil vaccine skeptic Bolsonaro Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s reluctance to get a vaccine is a rarity in his country — and may complicate his plans to attend the U.N.’s General Assembly next week By DAVID BILLER Associated PressSeptember 16, 2021, 8:08 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …

UN rights chief asks world to keep pressure on Myanmar junta

UN rights chief asks world to keep pressure on Myanmar junta The U.N. human rights chief has praised the “incredible resilience” of Myanmar’s people in helping each other in the wake of a military takeover and violent crackdown ByThe Associated PressJuly 6, 2021, 4:07 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article2:49 On …

Suu Kyi tells lawyers trial testimony against her is wrong

Suu Kyi tells lawyers trial testimony against her is wrong Lawyers for Myanmar’s ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, say she told them some of the testimony against her was wrong in her trial on criminal charges that could send her to prison and end her political career By GRANT PECK Associated PressJune 21, 2021, …

Myanmar rejects UN resolution urging arms embargo

Myanmar rejects UN resolution urging arms embargo Myanmar has rejected a U.N. General Assembly resolution calling for an arms embargo against the Southeast Asian nation and condemning the military’s February seizure of power ByThe Associated PressJune 19, 2021, 5:19 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BANGKOK — Myanmar’s Foreign Ministry on …

UN tribunal for Lebanon may fold due to funding crisis

UN tribunal for Lebanon may fold due to funding crisis The U.N.-backed tribunal investigating the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri says it’s facing a severe funding crisis, and without immediate assistance will not be able to operate beyond July By BASSEM MROUE Associated PressJune 2, 2021, 6:47 PM• 3 min readShare …