UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.S.-organized event on North Korea's human rights has briefly turned into chaos as North Korean diplomats insisted on reading a statement, amid shouts from defectors, and then stormed out of a United Nations chamber.
The U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Samantha Power, tried to quiet the North Korean diplomats at Thursday's event that features more than 20 defectors.
The North Korean diplomats did not comment as they left the...
STOCKHOLM (AP) — A key U.N. climate fund hit a snag Thursday as major donors including the United States and Japan failed to meet a deadline for converting their pledges of climate aid into signed agreements.
The Green Climate Fund — intended to become the main international channel of climate finance for developing countries — said it had inked deals for 42 percent of the $10 billion that governments pledged last year. It needs to hit 50 percent to start considering...
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A Cabinet minister says international aid has repeatedly fallen short of Jordan's needs for dealing with the influx of Syrian refugees, suggesting the kingdom might restrict their entry if the crisis exacerbates unemployment and poverty.
Planning Minister Imad Fakhoury said Thursday that when "this starts to threaten our stability or security, then it is our sovereign right that we take the necessary measures to protect Jordan."
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish biker says at least one member of a nationalistic Russian motorcycle club appears to have entered Poland despite a ban, and was riding with two other Russians — one of whom briefly unfurled a Soviet flag in the Auschwitz memorial's parking lot.
The pro-Kremlin Night Wolves, who are on a World War II remembrance ride, were denied entry to Poland on Monday amid tension between Warsaw and Moscow over Russia's role in the Ukraine conflict....
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says hundreds of people are forced to live in the open, two days after a massive landslide in the remote northeast destroyed an entire village, killing at least 52.
Sayed Humayun Dhkhan from the National Disaster Management Authority in Badakhshan province said Thursday that more than 800 people in Khawahan district have no roof over their head and are sleeping outside.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan officials say the fugitive leader of a Ugandan rebel group operating in eastern Congo has been arrested in Tanzania, ending years of a manhunt.
Ugandan police spokesman Fred Enanga said Thursday that authorities believe Jamil Mukulu, who had been on the run since the 1990s as leader of an Islamic extremist group known as Allied Democratic Forces, is in the custody of Tanzanian security officials.