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REFILE-U.S., Russia say cannot support a U.N. call for Libya truce -diplomats

12:42am BST

UNITED NATIONS, April 18 The United States and Russia both said on Thursday they could not support a United Nations Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire in Libya at this time, diplomats said, as mortar bombs crashed down on a suburb of the Libyan capital, Tripoli.

U.N. Security Council considers demanding Libya ceasefire

16 Apr 2019

UNITED NATIONS The U.N. Security Council is considering a British-drafted resolution that would demand a ceasefire in Libya and call on all countries with influence over the warring parties to ensure compliance.

U.N. Security Council considers demanding Libya ceasefire

16 Apr 2019

UNITED NATIONS The U.N. Security Council is considering a British-drafted resolution that would demand a ceasefire in Libya and call on all countries with influence over the warring parties to ensure compliance.

Britain urges 'stronger measures' at U.N. if no progress on Yemen's Hodeidah deal

15 Apr 2019

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations' Security Council should consider "stronger measures" if there was no progress in the coming weeks on a deal between Yemen's warring parties on a key port, Britain said on Monday, as the U.N. mediator admitted it was "taking longer than we had hoped."

U.S. wants U.N. to revoke credentials of Maduro's government

11 Apr 2019

UNITED NATIONS U.S. Vice President Mike Pence called on the United Nations on Wednesday to revoke the U.N. credentials of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government and recognise opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's legitimate leader.

U.N. refugee chief warns New Zealand massacre the result of toxic politics, media

09 Apr 2019

UNITED NATIONS United Nations refugee chief Filippo Grandi warned on Tuesday that a deadly attack on two New Zealand mosques was the result of the worst toxicity in politics and media toward refugees, migrants and foreigners that he had witnessed in more than 30 years.

Family of American killed in downed MH17 jet sues Russia banks, money-transfer firms

04 Apr 2019

NEW YORK The family of an American killed when a Malaysian Airlines plane was shot down over Ukraine in 2014 filed a lawsuit on Thursday against U.S.-based money transfer companies and two Russian banks they accuse of providing services to the group they blame for striking Flight MH17.

Family of American killed in downed MH17 jet sues Russia banks, money-transfer firms

04 Apr 2019

UNITED NATIONS, April 4 The family of an American killed when a Malaysian Airlines plane was shot down over Ukraine in 2014 filed a lawsuit on Thursday against U.S.-based money transfer companies and two Russian banks they accuse of providing services to the group they blame for striking Flight MH17.

U.N. slams Brunei's Islamic laws as violation of human rights

03 Apr 2019

UNITED NATIONS Brunei is violating human rights by implementing Islamic laws that would allow death by stoning for adultery and homosexuality, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

U.N. nuclear watchdog could be in North Korea within weeks of a deal

02 Apr 2019

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations atomic watchdog said on Tuesday that if a deal was reached with North Korea to give up its nuclear programme then it would be ready to send in inspectors within weeks - if asked - to verify and monitor denuclearisation.

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