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CARACAS (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Friday announced a reward of up to $10 million for information leading to the arrest or conviction of Colombian businessman Alvaro Pulido over money laundering charges in connection with an alleged Venezuela bribery scheme.
GENEVA (Reuters) -The latest week of talks between representatives of Syria's government, opposition and civil society aimed at drafting a new constitution failed to make any headway, the U.N. Special Envoy and main participants said on Friday.
THE United Nations special envoy for Myanmar has warned that February’s military takeover has led to armed conflict and if power is not returned to the people in a democratic way, the country “will go in the direction of a failed state”.Christine Schraner Burgener told a UN news conference on Thursday that conflict between the military, which took power on Feb 1, and civilians and ethnic minorities was intensifying across the country.
THE nation is expected to bridge the interests of developing and developed countries in the crucial climate change summit next month, a European Union (EU) senior official said, as countries have been unable to resolve financing issues to meet the goals outlined in the Paris Agreement.
CANBERRA (Reuters) -The European Union has postponed the next round of free trade talks with Australia for a second time, the Australian trade minister said on Friday, amid simmering anger over Canberra's decision to cancel a $40 billion contract with France.
ROME (Reuters) - Italy, joint host of a key United Nations climate summit just over a week away, has still not found a special envoy to represent it because the ministers responsible for the appointment cannot agree on a name.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A group of Afghan women urged the United Nations to block the Taliban from gaining a seat at the world body, calling for better representation for their country during a visit to the organisation's New York headquarters on Thursday.
LONDON (Reuters) -Britain's Queen Elizabeth, 95, was back at her desk at Windsor Castle on Friday after she spent a night in hospital for the first time in years for what Buckingham Palace termed "preliminary investigations".
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Myanmar has spiraled into civil war following a military coup, the outgoing U.N. special envoy on Myanmar said on Thursday, warning that the chance to return to democracy is disappearing and signaling that further targeted sanctions could be helpful.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP):The United States is at a turning point in deciding how to handle the crisis in military-ruled Myanmar, weighing further political and economic steps to pressure the government to change its behaviour, a senior US official said on Thursday (Oct 21).