Veteran NAFTA negotiators likely to deflect political pressures
The three trade officials leading the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations are veterans in their field who will be able to resist political pressure for major rapid changes as the pace of talks intensifies, trade and legal experts say, APA reports quoting Reuters.
01:49 20 August
Yemen violence worsening, more access to north needed: U.N.
Top United Nations officials on Friday warned violence in Yemen was worsening and greater access was needed to the Houthi rebel-held north, particularly through the key Red Sea port of Hodeidah, APA reports quoting Reuters.
04:01 19 August
Bolivia expresses support for Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity and sovereignty
Bolivia supports Azerbaijan’s political independence, territorial integrity, and sovereignty, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Plurinational State of Bolivia Fernando Huanacuni Mamani said in a press statement following his meeting with Azerbaijani counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov in Baku on Friday, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry told APA.
16:31 18 August
UN Security Council condemns Barcelona terrorist attack
The United Nations Security Council condemned "in the strongest terms" Thursday's terrorist attack in the Spanish city of Barcelona that left at least 13 people dead and more than 100 others injured, APA reports quoting Xinhua
06:00 18 August
Mike Pence urges four South American nations to cut contacts with North Korea
US Vice President Mike Pence has called on four nations in South America to sever all ties with North Korea amid rising tensions over the Korean Peninsula, APA reports quoting sputniknews.
04:31 17 August
Colombia’s FARC to become political party with new name, same acronym
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), formerly the state’s largest armed insurgent group, is set to turn into a political party with the same acronym, Luciano Marin Arango, also known as "Ivan Marquez," said Tuesday, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
04:29 16 August
Ghulam Isaczai: Azerbaijani young people are energetic, innovative and inspirational
This year the International Youth Day on 12 August was dedicated to young people’s contributions to conflict prevention and transformation as well as inclusion, social justice, and sustainable peace, UN Resident Coordinator in Azerbaijan Ghulam M. Isaczai wrote in his op-ed regarding the International Youth Day, APA reports.
10:25 14 August
South Sudan rebels retake strategic town along Ethiopia border
South Sudan’s rebels say they have retaken control of their stronghold town of Pagak near the border with Ethiopia from government forces, APA reports quoting Press TV.
04:30 13 August
Mogherini to convene EU Security Committee meeting over situation with N. Korea
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini will convene an extraordinary meeting of the EU Political and Security Committee on August 14 to discuss the latest developments in the situation on the Korean peninsula, a statement released by the European External Action Service (EEAS) said Friday, APA reports quoting sputniknews.
01:08 12 August
Trump escalates warning to North Korea
Just days after warning of "fire and fury" should North Korea continue to threaten the U.S., President Donald Trump said Thursday his admonishment might not have been stern enough, APA reports quoting AA.
00:56 11 August
EU broadens sanction list agaisnt DPRK amid U.S.-DPRK war of words
The Council of the European Union (EU) on Thursday broadened a sanction list targeting the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in response to the Northeast Asian country's ongoing test-launch of ballistic missiles, APA reports quoting Xinhua.
20:53 10 August
Venezuela using excessive force, arrests to crush protests: U.N.
Venezuelan security forces have systematically wielded excessive force to suppress protests, killing dozens, and have arbitrarily detained 5,000 people since April, including 1,000 still in custody, the United Nations human rights office said on Tuesday, APA reports quoting Reuters
01:29 09 August
Trump: "UNSC sanctions to make big financial impact on N. Korea"
The latest UN Security Council resolution on North Korea is the single largest sanctions package ever imposed on the country, and it will make a big financial impact on Pyongyang, US President Donald Trump said, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
06:40 06 August
Washington to continue taking 'Prudent Defensive Measures' against Pyongyang
The United States will continue to take "defensive measures" against North Korea, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Saturday after the UN Security Council (UNSC) adopted the resolution introducing new sanctions against Pyongyang, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
05:31 06 August
U.N. Security Council imposes new North Korea sanctions over missile tests
The United Nations Security Council imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday that could slash by a third the Asian state's $3 billion annual export revenue over Pyongyang's two intercontinental ballistic missile tests in July, APA reports quoting Reuters.
23:40 05 August
Russian minister says U.S. exit from Paris pact "terrible mistake"
Russian Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Sergei Donskoi on Saturday criticized the U.S. decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement as "terrible mistake", APA reports quoting Xinhua.
21:47 05 August
US’ Tillerson arrives in Philippines for ASEAN Forum
United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is expected to arrive Saturday in Manila to take part in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
07:12 05 August
US notifies UN of Paris climate agreement withdrawal
The Trump administration on Friday issued its first written notification to the United Nations it intends to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
06:45 05 August
U.S. aims for U.N. vote on Saturday on new North Korea sanctions
The United States is aiming for a United Nations Security Council vote on Saturday to impose stronger sanctions on North Korea over its two intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests in July, diplomats said on Friday, APA reports quoting Reuters.
21:21 04 August
UN discussing resolution on consequences of sanctions against states
The United Nations Security Council is discussing an Egypt-initiated resolution on consequences of sanctions imposed on states, Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya said on Tuesday, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
02:31 02 August