Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Dec. 12, the 346th day of 2019. There are 19 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 12, ...

US calls UN meeting on North Korea missiles _ not rights

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council on Wednesday was meeting for the second time in a week on North Korea’s increasing ballistic missile and nuclear-related activities, this time at the request...

Diplomats in Paris discuss aid for battered Lebanese economy

PARIS (AP) — Diplomats were meeting behind closed doors in Paris on Wednesday to consider measures to help Lebanon as it grapples with ongoing political turmoil and its worst economic crisis in decade...

UN: Nearly a half-billion in Asia-Pacific still going hungry

BANGKOK (AP) — Nearly a half-billion people in the Asia-Pacific are still malnourished and eliminating hunger by 2030 requires that millions escape food insecurity each month, according to a report re...

Chinese officials lash out at US over new legislation

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese officials lashed out at the U.S. on Wednesday over recent legislation passed by Congress criticizing Beijing for its policies in Hong Kong and the Xinjiang region in western Chi...

UN experts: Libya is new focus of Islamic State extremists

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say the interference of Chadian and Sudanese fighters in Libya is “a direct threat” to the security and stability of the war-torn country, which a leader of the Isla...

US sanctions 5 South Sudan agents it says killed 2 critics

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The United States has imposed sanctions on five South Sudan officials, who it says are responsible for the abductions and likely murders in 2017 of two human rights ac...

Greece sends letters to UN over Turkey-Libya deal

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has sent two letters to the United Nations explaining its objections to a maritime boundary deal between Turkey and Libya and asking for the matter to be taken up by the U...

Tuvalu picks Taiwan artist as ‘Ambassador for Climate Emergency’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Taiwanese artist Vincent Huang (黃瑞芳) has been tapped by Tuvalu’s government as the South Pacific country’s “Ambassador for Climate Emergency,” it wa...

African countries set meetings to resolve Nile dam dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan say they have agreed to hold two technical meetings in coming weeks in an effort to resolve a number of issues revolving around a $5 billion ...

UN resolution condemns Russia's occupation of Crimea

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution Monday condemning Russia’s occupation of Crimea and the city of Sebastapol and urging the withdrawal of its military forces “witho...

UN calls for truce around next year's Tokyo summer Olympics

United Nations (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly unanimously approved a resolution Monday urging all nations to observe a truce during the 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan, saying sports can play a role i...

Diplomats: US backs out of North Korea human rights meeting

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States changed its mind and is now refusing to sign a letter that would have authorized the U.N. Security Council to hold a meeting Tuesday on the human rights situati...

U.N. expert urges Ethiopia to stop shutting down internet

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A United Nations expert on the freedom of expression said he has urged Ethiopian officials to stop shutting down the internet. David Kaye, the U.N.'s spe...

Kosovo, Albania to boycott Nobel Literature award ceremony

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo and Albania say they will boycott the Nobel Literature Prize ceremony Tuesday to protest the award being given to Austrian writer Peter Handke who both countries link to...