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Stephanie Nebehay

U.N. creates new Ebola chief role to tackle security, political issues in Congo

May 23 2019

GENEVA The United Nations named an Emergency Ebola Response Coordinator on Thursday, a new position to boost efforts to contain a 10-month epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has killed 1,241 people and is spreading.

UPDATE 2-U.N. creates new Ebola chief role to tackle security, political issues in Congo

May 23 2019

* U.N. steps up fight against Ebola epidemic in eastern Congo

Venezuela turns to Russia, Cuba, China in health crisis

May 22 2019

GENEVA Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government is increasingly turning to allies Cuba, China and Russia to offset a health crisis caused by U.S. sanctions, a minister said on Wednesday.

North Korea says "biggest issue" in U.S. ties is impounded ship

May 22 2019

GENEVA The U.S. seizure of a North Korean cargo ship is the biggest stumbling block to improving bilateral relations, a senior North Korean official said on Wednesday, warning Washington against using the "logic of strength" against Pyongyang.

Syrians detained, killed in southern cradle of revolt: U.N

May 21 2019

GENEVA At least 380 civilians have been arrested in Syria's south and 11 civilians serving on local councils and former fighters have been killed or attacked there since the government retook the area, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Treat fleeing Venezuelans as refugees, U.N. urges world

May 21 2019

GENEVA Venezuelans fleeing political and economic crisis at home deserve protection as refugees, the United Nations said on Tuesday, urging other states not to deport them.

U.S. tells North Korea: free political prisoners

May 09 2019

GENEVA The United States called on North Korea on Thursday to dismantle camps estimated to be holding tens of thousands of political prisoners, while Pyongyang hit back at Washington's sanctions.

U.S. tells North Korea - free political prisoners

May 09 2019

GENEVA The United States called on North Korea on Thursday to dismantle camps estimated to be holding tens of thousands of political prisoners, while Pyongyang hit back at Washington's sanctions.

Cholera, more civilian casualties feared in Libya: WHO

May 08 2019

GENEVA A month-old battle for Libya's capital Tripoli risks causing an "exponential" rise in civilian casualties as well as outbreaks of deadly diseases including cholera, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

U.S. could be outlier if U.N. clinches plastic waste pact

May 08 2019

GENEVA Countries are nearing agreement to tighten controls on trade in plastic waste, which would make it harder for leading exporter the United States to ship unsorted plastic to emerging Asian economies for disposal, campaigners said on Tuesday.

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