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Louis Charbonneau

Louis Charbonneau

    Palestine joins the ICC
    Palestine joins the ICC
    The United Nations has confirmed that Palestine will be a member of the International Criminal Court from April 1, heightening tensions with Israel.
    Russia threatened states ahead of vote on Ukraine
    Russia threatened states ahead of vote on Ukraine
    Russia threatened several states with retaliation if they voted in favour of a resolution declaring Crimea's secession vote from the Ukraine invalid.
    Envoys seek UN resolution on Syria amid squabbling
    Envoys seek UN resolution on Syria amid squabbling
    The US, UK and France want UN-sanctioned use of force should Syria fail to allow destruction of its chemical weapons, but Russia disagrees.
    Peacekeepers stay put in Western Sahara amid disappointment
    Peacekeepers stay put in Western Sahara amid disappointment
    The UN Security Council has reached a deal on a draft resolution to renew the mandate of peacekeepers in the disputed territory of Western Sahara.
    Calls for swift deployment of Syria observers
    Calls for swift deployment of Syria observers
    Kofi Annan's deputy has told the Security Council that the swift deployment of observers to Syria is needed despite risks and persistent violence.
    Concerns grow as Argentina flirts with Iran
    Concerns grow as Argentina flirts with Iran
    Argentina is quietly reaching out to Iran, worrying key Western powers and Israel as they try to tighten Tehran's isolation over its nuclear program.
    US, Palestinians race for votes at UN council
    US, Palestinians race for votes at UN council
    The Palestinians' initiative to seek UN recognition as a state faces an uphill struggle to secure the nine votes needed for approval.
    North Korea, Iran trade missile technology
    North Korea, Iran trade missile technology
    North Korea and Iran appear to have been regularly exchanging ballistic missile technology in violation of United Nations sanctions.
    UN probes Zimbabwe arms sent to Côte d'Ivoire
    UN probes Zimbabwe arms sent to Côte d'Ivoire
    The United Nations is investigating suspected arms transfers from Zimbabwe to Côte d'Ivoire's incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo.
    UN imposes sanctions on Gadaffi
    UN imposes sanctions on Gadaffi
    The UN Security Council unanimously imposed travel and asset sanctions on Libyan leader Moammar Gadaffi and close aides.
    US vetoes UN draft condemning Israeli settlements
    US vetoes UN draft condemning Israeli settlements
    The United States on Friday vetoed a draft UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements on Palestinian land.