Two of South Korea’s most internationally renowned figures, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and “Gangnam Style” rapper Psy, met at the United Nations in New York. UN leader Ban Ki-moon had to admit today that he is no longer the world’s most famous South Korean as he came face-to-face with “Gangnam Style” rap phenomenon Psy. […]
China Census Aims to Chart Shifting Population China began tallying its population on Monday for the first time since 2000, an arduous task at best, likely to be made tougher by the need to count scores of millions of migrant workers in the nation’s big cities. The government said it has sent more than six […]
Two international staffers supporting the peacekeeping mission in the volatile Sudanese region of Darfur were kidnapped Saturday morning, a spokesman for the peacekeeping force told CNN. The man and the woman, whose identities and nationalities were withheld, worked for UNAMID, a U.N.
Honduras’ de facto president said Thursday that he is willing to resign and let ousted President Jose Manuel Zelaya back into the country, as long as Zelaya gives up his quest for leadership. The new proposal calls for the person next in line, as required by the constitution, to succeed de facto President Roberto Micheletti. Under terms of the proposal, Zelaya could return as a private citizen, but not be allowed to resume his post.
In Pakistan’s combustible Swat Valley, some girls refuse to wear uniforms so they can make it to school without being harmed. Other girls hide textbooks in their shawls to escape harassment
The State Department said Wednesday it continues to talk to Libyan officials about next month’s visit to the New York area by Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. State Department spokesman Ian Kelly continued to hold out the possibility of a compromise over Gadhafi’s reported plans to pitch his Bedouin tent on the grounds of a Libyan diplomatic residence in suburban New Jersey during his visit to participate in the annual United Nations General Assembly. Gadhafi last week permitted a large welcome for Abdelbeset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi, the Libyan convicted of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, which exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland, in December 1988
The government of de facto Honduran President Roberto Micheletti is not ready to sign a proposed agreement to end the country’s ongoing political crisis, Costa Rican Foreign Minister Bruno Stagno said in Honduras.
After smiling broadly for the TV cameras and complimenting one another, U.S. President Barack Obama and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak provided little food for thought about what really transpired between them in an Oval Office meeting Tuesday. (CNN) — After smiling broadly for the TV cameras and complimenting one another, U.S.
Up to 75 migrants are missing and feared dead after a harrowing 20-day journey from northern Africa to Europe, a United Nations agency said Friday.
Flash floods have inundated refugee camps in northern Sri Lanka, endangering more than 16,000 Tamil refugees who only months ago survived cross-fire in the country’s two-decade civil war, the United Nations says. Three days of heavy rains have damaged or destroyed nearly 2,000 shelters housing the refugees in the Vavuniya District and in Menik Farm, according to the U.N.