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April 16, 2014 - 11:03 AM

UN seeks $274 million for Central African Republic

GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations and aid groups are seeking $272 million to help people fleeing the conflict in the Central African Republic.

The funds will be used to meet the needs of some 360,000 people who have sought refuge from sectarian violence since December.

April 15, 2014 - 5:33 PM

Security Council sees grim images of Syrian dead

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council will meet privately to view projected slides of Syrians tortured and killed in the country's civil war.

France is hosting the meeting in the hopes of pushing an effort to refer the Syrian government to the International Criminal Court in the Hague.

April 15, 2014 - 4:03 PM

Iran protests UN ambassador ban to United Nations

April 15, 2014 - 11:33 AM

Bolivia president takes Chile coast case to court

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The president of Bolivia has delivered written legal arguments to the United Nations' highest court in his land-locked nation's bid to gain access to part of Chile's Pacific coast.

April 15, 2014 - 9:33 AM

Vatican responds to next round of UN abuse inquiry

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has responded to the latest round of U.N. sex abuse inquiries by suggesting it is only responsible for implementing a U.N. treaty against torture within the confines of the tiny Vatican City State.

April 15, 2014 - 6:33 AM

UN court upholds Mladic charges at trial midpoint

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The U.N. Yugoslav tribunal has refused to throw out any charges against former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic at the midway stage of his war crimes trial.

April 14, 2014 - 6:03 PM

Israel irked by diplomat's tacit Nazi remark

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Israel's ambassador is calling on the United Nations chief to suspend a U.N. agency head for tacitly comparing the Jewish state to Nazi Germany.

Israeli Ambassador Ron Prosor is calling for the suspension of Rima Khalaf, the head of the Arab-oriented Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia.

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