Michelle Nichols

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18 Aug 2018 | 7:13 AM

U.N. chief suggests options for improved Palestinian protection

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The protection of Palestinian civilians could be improved by the deployment of U.N.-mandated armed forces or unarmed observers, a beefed-up U.N. civilian presence or expanded U.N. assistance, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wrote in a report on Friday.

10 Aug 2018 | 10:40 PM

U.N. General Assembly approves Chile's Bachelet as rights chief

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations General Assembly approved on Friday the appointment of former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet as the world body's new human rights chief.

8 Aug 2018 | 11:19 PM

U.N. taps Chile's Bachelet to be human rights chief -diplomats

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has chosen former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet to be the world body's new human rights chief, diplomats said on Wednesday. 

4 Aug 2018 | 11:21 AM

North Korea has not stopped nuclear, missile programme - confidential U.N. report

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - North Korea has not stopped its nuclear and missile programs in violation of United Nations sanctions, according to a confidential U.N. report seen by Reuters on Friday.

3 Aug 2018 | 11:04 PM

U.S. envoy to U.N. accuses Russia of violating North Korea sanctions

UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Friday accused Russia of violating U.N. sanctions on North Korea, citing "credible reports" that Moscow was granting new work permits to North Korean labourers despite Russia's denial of any such actions.

27 Jul 2018 | 4:22 AM

U.S. blocks IOC request to send sports equipment to North Korea - diplomats

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States has blocked a request by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to transfer sports equipment to North Korea so its athletes can prepare, qualify and participate in the Olympic Games, United Nations diplomats said on Thursday.

27 Jul 2018 | 1:58 AM

U.N. chief warns staff, member states - We're running out of cash

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has warned staff that the world body is running out of cash and urged member states to pay what they owe as soon as possible, according to letters seen by Reuters on Thursday.

25 Jul 2018 | 12:46 AM

U.S. envoy Haley attacks Arab, Islamic states over Palestinian aid

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. envoy to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Tuesday slammed Arab and Islamic states for talking a lot about supporting the Palestinians but not giving more money to help, calling out countries like Egypt, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates.

24 Jul 2018 | 7:11 PM

Trump's U.N. envoy - 'Every day I feel like I put body armour on'

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump came into office disparaging the United Nations and appointed politician Nikki Haley as the ambassador to carry out his disruptive agenda, but she has also shown Trump how the world body serves his purposes, specifically on North Korea.

21 Jul 2018 | 4:03 AM

U.S. urges strict UN sanctions until North Korea acts on denuclearisation

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States called on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday to act on his promise to give up nuclear weapons and said the world, including China and Russia, must continued to enforce sanctions until he does so.