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Venezuela wins seat on U.N. rights council despite U.S. opposition

17 Oct 2019

UNITED NATIONS Venezuela was elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Thursday with 105 votes and a round of applause, despite fierce lobbying by the United States and rights groups, and the late entry of Costa Rica as competition.

Amid cash crisis, United Nations likely to be able to pay staff in November

17 Oct 2019

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations has received enough partial payments from some countries to be able to pay its staff next month, a U.N. spokesman said on Thursday after U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned last week of a cash shortfall.

U.N. Security Council concerned about northeast Syria, U.S., China, Europeans urge ceasefire

16 Oct 2019

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council voiced concern on Wednesday over the risks of a deterioration in the humanitarian situation in northeast Syria and the escape of Islamic State fighters, but made no reference to a Turkish assault on U.S.-allied Syrian Kurdish militia that began a week ago.

U.N. Security Council concerned about northeast Syria, U.S., China, Europeans urge ceasefire

16 Oct 2019

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council voiced concern on Wednesday over the risks of a deterioration in the humanitarian situation in northeast Syria and the escape of Islamic State fighters, but made no reference to a Turkish assault on U.S.-allied Syrian Kurdish militia that began a week ago.

Guterres warns U.N. may not have enough money to pay staff next month

11 Oct 2019

(This version of the Oct. 8th story corrects U.N. regular budget for 2019 to $2.85 billion in paragraph 4)

U.S. warns Turkey of 'consequences' over Syria assault as U.N. Security Council meets

10 Oct 2019

UNITED NATIONS The United States warned Turkey at the United Nations on Thursday that it faced "consequences" if its assault against Kurdish militias in northeast Syria did not protect vulnerable populations or contain Islamic State militants.

U.S. warns Turkey of 'consequences' over Syria assault as U.N. Security Council meets

10 Oct 2019

UNITED NATIONS The United States warned Turkey at the United Nations on Thursday that it faced "consequences" if its assault against Kurdish militias in northeast Syria did not protect vulnerable populations or contain Islamic State militants.

Turkey tells U.N. Security Council its Syria operation to be 'proportionate'

09 Oct 2019

UNITED NATIONS Turkey told the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday that its military operation in northern Syria would be "proportionate, measured and responsible" ahead of a closed-door meeting of the 15-member body to discuss Ankara's offensive.

U.N. Security Council to discuss Syria on Thursday after Turkey takes military action: diplomats

09 Oct 2019

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council will meet on Syria behind closed-doors on Thursday, diplomats said, after Turkey launched a military operation against Kurdish fighters in the northeast of the country.

At U.N., Europeans urge North Korea to move towards giving up nuclear weapons, missile programs

08 Oct 2019

UNITED NATIONS The five European members of the United Nations Security Council urged North Korea on Tuesday "to take concrete steps" towards giving up it nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner.

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