Rodrigo Campos

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20 Mar 2018 | 8:08 AM

Human rights chief slams Security Council for inaction on Syria

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations' human rights chief slammed the Security Council on Monday for failing to "defend human rights and prevent further loss of life" as the war in Syria that has killed nearly half a million people enters its eighth year.

3 Jan 2018 | 10:02 AM

U.S. threatens to withhold aid cash to Palestinians

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said in tweets on Tuesday that the United States may withhold future aid payments to Palestinians, accusing them of being "no longer willing to talk peace" with Israel.

2 Jan 2018 | 11:26 PM

U.S. warns North Korea against new missile test, plays down talks

UNITED NATIONS/SEOUL (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, warned North Korea on Tuesday against staging another missile test and said Washington would not take any talks between North and South Korea seriously if they did not do something to get Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons.

22 Dec 2017 | 2:32 PM

U.N. Security Council imposes new sanctions on North Korea over missile test

UNITED NATIONS/SEOUL (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Friday for its recent intercontinental ballistic missile test, seeking to limit its access to refined petroleum products and crude oil and its earnings from workers abroad.

2 Nov 2017 | 1:59 AM

U.N. calls again for end of U.S. embargo on Cuba

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday adopted a resolution calling for an end to the U.S. economic embargo on Cuba, with the United States voting against it after abstaining last year for the first time in 25 years.

1 Nov 2017 | 10:54 AM

Exuberant and defiant, New Yorkers flock to Halloween parade despite attack

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thousands of merry-makers, many dressed in elaborate Halloween costumes, paraded through lower Manhattan on Tuesday, undeterred by the attack that unfolded just hours earlier when a driver mowed down dozens of people on a bike path a few blocks away.

27 Oct 2017 | 6:42 AM

Syrian government to blame for April sarin attack - U.N. report

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad is to blame for a chemical attack on the opposition-held town of Khan Sheikhoun that killed dozens of people last April, according to a report sent to the United Nations Security Council on Thursday.

24 Oct 2017 | 11:47 PM

Russia vetoes extension of mission probing chemical weapons use in Syria

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia cast a veto at the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday preventing the renewal of the mandate for a mission that investigates the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

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.