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Aung San Suu Kyi to defend Myanmar against genocide charges

She was a global human rights and democracy icon, a Nobel Peace Prize winner and a political prisoner who spent 15 years under house arrest. But this week, Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi will personally defend her country from accusations of genocide against the Rohingya community at the United Nation's top court.

France, Germany, UK reiterate Iran missile claim

Ambassadors from France, Germany and the UK have again alleged that Iran has developed nuclear-capable ballistic missiles, in a joint letter addressed to the United Nations Secretary-General officially released by the UN on Wednesday.

United Nations report paints bleak picture on climate change

A new United Nations report paints a bleak picture: The commitments countries pledged to limit the climate crisis are nowhere near enough to stave off record-high temperatures. Delaying change any further will make it impossible to reach desired temperature goals.

Most countries that pledged to cut emissions haven't

"Keep it in the ground" has long been a favorite slogan of the environmental movement aimed at the coal, oil and gas industries, and the catchphrase is based in science.For years, scientists have warned that without shifting energy consumption from…

ProPublica: Pence's office pressured USAID

Vice President Mike Pence's office and political appointees have been pressuring the US Agency for International Development to direct its Middle East funding to preferred Christian groups in Iraq, an effort that career officials warned could be unconstitutional, ProPublica reports.

US begins formal withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord

The Trump administration announced Monday that it will begin formally withdrawing the US from the Paris climate accord, the first step in a year-long process to leave the landmark agreement to reduce emissions of planet-warming gases.

UN warns that staff could go unpaid next month

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on member states to pay their outstanding contributions, as the organization faces such a "severe financial crisis" that staff salaries risk not being paid next month.

Nikki Haley: Trump's Syria pullout means leaving allies 'to die'

Nikki Haley, President Donald Trump's former ambassador to the United Nations, issued stinging criticism of her former boss on Monday, saying Trump's decision to remove US troops from northern Syria as Turkey plans a military offensive in the region means the US is leaving Kurdish al