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Russia blocks U.N. statement on Ukraine as fighting escalates

theglobeandmail.com — Russia prevented the U.N. Security Council on Saturday from criticizing statements by pro-Russian Ukrainian rebels and condemning an upsurge in violence that has claimed dozens of lives in Ukraine, council diplomats said. Pro-Russian rebels have launched an offensive against the strategic port of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine, prompting warnings from the European Union and U.N.

Russia blocks U.N. statement on Ukraine as fighting escalates

reuters.com — Pro-Russian rebels have launched an offensive against the strategic port of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine, prompting warnings from the European Union and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Fighting has escalated in eastern Ukraine in recent days, and Russian President Vladimir Putin has blamed Kiev. The rebels have ruled out more peace talks.

Darfur offers Islamists ‘fertile ground’ - UN

iol.co.za — United Nations - United Nations experts warned that Sudan's remote western territories could become a breeding ground for radical Islamists as violence in the country's conflict-torn Darfur region rages at an alarming level. Darfur has been embroiled in conflict since mainly non-Arab tribes took up arms in 2003 against the Arab-led government in Khartoum, accusing it of discrimination.

Darfur offers Islamists 'fertile ground' as violence persists: U.N.

reuters.com — Darfur has been embroiled in conflict since mainly non-Arab tribes took up arms in 2003 against the Arab-led government in Khartoum, accusing it of discrimination. The United Nations says as many as 300,000 have died and millions more displaced by the conflict. The latest annual report by the U.N.

Social networks must help stamp out promotion of violence: France

torontosun.com — France appealed on Thursday for U.N. member states to work together on an international legal framework that would make social network providers share responsibility for the use of their platforms to spread messages promoting violence.

Social networks must help stamp out promotion of violence: France

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Brendan McDermid French State Secretary for European Affairs Harlem Desir (L) and German Minister of State for Europe Michael Roth attend a news conference at the United Nations headquarters in New York January 22, 2015.

European foreign ministers plead against new Iran sanctions moves

reuters.com — The plea, in an opinion piece published in the Washington Post, appeared to be directed at the Republican-controlled U.S. Congress weighing new sanctions, even though the piece did not explicitly mention U.S. lawmakers. It was by British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini.

UN slams monk’s ’sexist’ remarks

iol.co.za — United Nations - United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein sharply criticised a prominent Myanmar monk on Wednesday for what he said were sexist and abusive public comments about a UN special rapporteur.

U.N. rights chief slams Myanmar monk for 'sexist' remarks

ca.reuters.com — By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - (Editors note: The third and fourth paragraphs contain language that some readers may find offensive.) United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein sharply criticized a prominent Myanmar monk on Wednesday for what he said were sexist and abusive public comments about a U.N.

U.N. rights chief slams Myanmar monk for 'sexist' remarks

news.yahoo.com — By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - (Editors note: The third and fourth paragraphs contain language that some readers may find offensive.) United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein sharply criticized a prominent Myanmar monk on Wednesday for what he said were sexist and abusive public comments about a U.N.
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Jan 26, 2015

S&P lowers #Russia's sovereign credit rating to BB+ from BBB-, outlook negative @reuters

Jan 26, 2015

U.N. HQ in NYC will be closed from 2:30pm today and all of tomorrow due to imminent #blizzardof2015. Decision to made tomorrow re: Weds.

Jan 26, 2015

Looking forward to 11am Twitter chat today with UK's @LyallGrant and #Lithuania's Raimonda Murmokaite @PRLTUN on UN-related issues #UNChat

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