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Louis Charbonneau

UN security council needs A3’s leadership on African crises

International intervention needed in Tigray region of Ethiopia and Anglophone areas of Cameroon

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 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

The US, UK and France want UN-sanctioned use of force should Syria fail to allow destruction of its chemical weapons, but Russia disagrees.

UN imposes sanctions on Gadaffi

The UN Security Council unanimously imposed travel and asset sanctions on Libyan leader Moammar Gadaffi and close aides.

Côte d’Ivoire’s Gbagbo tells UN to leave, Ban refuses

Côte d'Ivoire's leader Laurent Gbagbo ordered the UN and French troops to leave the country but UN chief Ban Ki-moon is refusing to budge.

Obama’s nuclear summit: Good plan, action needed

US President Barack Obama's nuclear security summit took a step toward lowering the risk of a terrorist group getting an atomic weapon.

Iran tells UN it wants nuclear fuel first

Iran has told the UN it wants fresh fuel for a reactor in Tehran before it agrees to ship most of its enriched uranium stocks to Russia and France.

UN urged to ‘tell all’ on Iran atomic work

Western powers are urging the UN nuclear watchdog to reveal all the information it has that suggests Tehran is pursuing atomic weapons, diplomats said

UN’s Ban to urge reforms in high-risk Burma visit

Ban Ki-moon begins a high-risk trip to Burma on Friday, where he will press the military junta to release all their political prisoners.

UN fails to agree on response to N Korea rocket launch

The United Nations failed to agree on a response to North Korea's long-range rocket launch despite pressure from Washington and its allies for action.

UN: World frustration with Burma is growing

International frustration with Burma's military government is growing, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Friday.

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