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14 Apr 2017 | 7:04 AM

U.N. votes to close, replace Haiti peacekeeping mission

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously on Thursday to end its 13-year-long peacekeeping mission in Haiti and replace it with a smaller police, which would be drawn down after two years as the country boosts its own force.

1 Apr 2017 | 9:05 PM

Wall St Week Ahead - Car sales reflect consumer health

NEW YORK: Forget the jobs report. The most interesting bit of US economic data next week is Monday’s auto sales release, which will offer a measure of the middle-class consumer and a sector of the stock market that has had a rough ride so far in 2017.

A halt in the auto sector may strain the US economy, which is already eight years into a recovery cycle. The AFP photo shows a woman looking at a Chevrolet Bolt before attending a winter luncheon with General Motors chairman Mary T. Barra in Washington, DC in February.
25 Feb 2017 | 2:10 AM

U.N. Security Council credibility at stake on Syria sanctions talk - France

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia is ready to veto a draft resolution calling for sanctions against Syria over the use of chemical weapons on civilians, a top Russian diplomat to the United Nations said on Friday, prompting a rebuke from the United States.

24 Feb 2017 | 7:52 AM

U.N. Security Council to vote on Syria sanctions over chemical weapons - diplomat

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council will likely vote on a resolution to blacklist 11 Syrian military commanders and officials over chemical weapons attacks as early as next week, diplomats said on Thursday.

23 Feb 2017 | 5:27 AM

U.N. urgently seeks $4 billion aid to avert famine for 20 million in Africa, Yemen

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - More than $4 billion (£3.2 billion) is needed by the end of March to help nearly 20 million people who risk starvation in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday.

22 Feb 2017 | 8:06 AM

Ukraine ceasefire 'doesn't look too good' - OSCE head

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The head of the OSCE said on Tuesday that a ceasefire in Ukraine was not looking "too good" and confirmation of the agreed removal of heavy artillery would have to wait until at least Wednesday.

12 Jan 2017 | 7:21 AM

Trump says pharmaceutical companies "getting away with murder"

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday said pharmaceutical companies are "getting away with murder" in what they charge the government for medicines, and promised that would change, sending drugs stocks sharply lower.

22 Sep 2016 | 4:12 AM

Brazil's new president promises investors political stability

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Brazilian President Michel Temer on Wednesday promised political stability for foreign investors to put their money in a country weathering the impeachment of his predecessor and the worst recession in generations.

7 Sep 2016 | 4:59 AM

North Korea missile launches 'extremely concerning' - France

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council strongly on Tuesday condemned North Korea's latest ballistic missile launches, saying they contributed to Pyongyang's development of nuclear weapons capability.

22 Jul 2016 | 10:45 AM

U.N. Security Council holds first ballot to choose next U.N. chief

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres is the front runner to be the next United Nations secretary-general, followed by former Slovenian President Danilo Turk, after the first U.N. Security Council secret ballot on Thursday.