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U.N. appalled at Iraq's latest mass hanging: spokeswoman

U.N. appalled at Iraq's latest mass hanging: spokeswomanThe United Nations human rights office is “appalled” at the hanging of 38 prisoners in Iraq, a U.N. spokeswoman said on Friday, a day after the executions at a prison in the southern Iraqi city of Nassiriya. “We are deeply shocked and appalled at the mass execution,” the spokeswoman, Liz Throssell, told a regular U.N. briefing in Geneva, adding that the human rights office had “huge concerns” about Iraq’s use of the death penalty and – not for the first time – urged the government to halt all executions.



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U.N. Panel Finds Evidence of Iranian Hardware in Yemeni Rebels’ Missile. And American.

U.N. Panel Finds Evidence of Iranian Hardware in Yemeni Rebels’ Missile. And American.Investigation into weapon’s origins yields clues, but no smoking gun.



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After U.N. veto, Russia moves against chemical weapons watchdog

After U.N. veto, Russia moves against chemical weapons watchdogBy Anthony Deutsch THE HAGUE (Reuters) – After blocking U.N. Security Council action against Syria, Russia has proposed changing the rules for inspectors at the world’s chemical weapons body in The Hague, a move Western diplomats and experts said would undermine its work. It is the latest confrontation between Russia, a close ally and military backer of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and the West over an international inquiry established to determine who is behind ongoing chemical attacks in Syria’s civil war.



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U.N. Probe of Syria Chemical Weapons Halted After Security Council Showdown

U.N. Probe of Syria Chemical Weapons Halted After Security Council ShowdownRival U.S. and Russian resolutions to extend the mandate of experts trying to determine who was responsible for chemical attacks in Syria were defeated Thursday at a heated Security Council meeting



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U.S. calls for U.N. action against Iran over Yemen missile

U.S. calls for U.N. action against Iran over Yemen missileBy Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United States accused Iran on Tuesday of supplying Yemen’s Houthi rebels with a missile that was fired into Saudi Arabia in July and called for the United Nations to hold Tehran accountable for violating two U.N. Security Council resolutions. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said information released by Saudi Arabia showed the missile fired in July was an Iranian Qiam, which she described as “a type of weapon that had not been present in Yemen before the conflict.” Saudi-led forces, which back the government in neighboring Yemen, have been targeting the Iran-allied Houthis in a more than two-year war.



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Carbon dioxide levels grew at record pace in 2016, U.N. says

Carbon dioxide levels grew at record pace in 2016, U.N. saysBy Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) – The amount of carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere grew at record rate in 2016 to a level not seen for millions of years, potentially fuelling a 20-metre rise in sea levels and adding 3 degrees to temperatures, the United Nations said on Monday. Atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2), the main man-made greenhouse gas, hit 403.3 parts per million (ppm), up from 400.0 in 2015, the U.N. World Meteorological Organization said in its annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin.



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U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley Was Evacuated From a South Sudan Displacement Camp

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley Was Evacuated From a South Sudan Displacement CampThe U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, was evacuated from a U.N. camp for displaced people in South Sudan on Wednesday because of a demonstration against President Salva Kiir, witnesses said.



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In wake of U.N. speech, Kim calls Trump a ‘dotard.’ Trump fires back at ‘madman.’

In wake of U.N. speech, Kim calls Trump a ‘dotard.’ Trump fires back at ‘madman.’President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have unleashed personal attacks on one another after the U.S. commander in chief’s speech at the United Nations. “Kim Jong Un of North Korea, who is obviously a madman who doesn’t mind starving or killing his people, will be tested like never before!” Trump wrote Friday morning. Hours earlier, Kim delivered a barrage of epithets against Trump, calling “mentally deranged” and “a gangster fond of playing with fire,” according to the New York Times.



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Trump fires back after Clinton calls U.N. speech 'dangerous'

Trump fires back after Clinton calls U.N. speech 'dangerous'President Trump lashed out at Hillary Clinton on Twitter after his former election opponent called his speech to the United Nations General Assembly “very dark” and “dangerous.”



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World leaders' faces react to Trump's U.N. speech

World leaders' faces react to Trump's U.N. speechAs Trump made his announcements, country by country, photographers documented how the world leaders reacted to the U.S. commander in chief’s address. Click through the slideshow to see their faces.



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