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By Evelyn Leopold - Reuters

The United States, Britain and France pressed ahead with a U.N. Security Council resolution demanding that Iran curb its nuclear ambitions and said they would push for targeted sanctions it if it does not.

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Reuters

Western powers softened a draft U.N. Security Council statement on Tuesday on reining in Iran's nuclear ambitions in hopes of reaching a deal with Russia and China before all their foreign ministers meet this week.

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Agence France Presse

The Security Council is inching toward agreeing a revised Franco-British draft urging Iran to suspend uranium enrichment, diplomats said as China suggested that Tehran be given up to six weeks to do so.

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Reuters

A motion "to express a statement of no confidence in the secretary-general and his senior management team" was opposed by just two of the more than 500 U.N. employees attending a closed-door emergency meeting of the staff group, said Staff

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Associated Press

The US views Iran's disputed nuclear weapons program as a test for the UN Security Council that should be addressed urgently but in a cautious and deliberate manner, US Ambassador John Bolton said. Or else the US might look elsewhere to punish Ir

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By Evelyn Leopold - Reuters

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said on Thursday the U.N. Security Council should issue a "vigorous response" to Iran's nuclear ambitions or the United States might have to consider other steps.

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Associated Press

The US ambassador to the UN has called for meetings in the Security Council on allegations of corruption and sex abuse in UN peacekeeping missions, reigniting a dispute between the world body's power players and a group of developing nations.

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Los Angeles Times

A draft UN report on the detainees at Guantanamo Bay concludes that the US treatment of them violates their right to physical and mental health, and, in some cases, constitutes torture. It also urges the US to close the military prison in Cub

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Tuesday, February 7, 2006; Posted: 7:40 a.m. CNN

KABUL, Afghanistan -- The United Nations evacuated staff and NATO peacekeepers rushed reinforcements to a northwest Afghan town after deadly fighting erupted during a protest against cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, officials said.

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by Jason Leupold (The Raw Story)

President Bush used the NSA to secretly wiretap the homes and offices and email accounts of members of the UN's Security Council to determine how delegates would vote on a UN resolution that paved the way for the US-led war in Iraq

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Reuters

Terrorism and conflicts across the Middle East will be major global issues in 2006, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said at a year-end news conference and he also lashed out at the media for its coverage of the oil-for-food program.

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Reuters

A U.N. General Assembly committee expressed "serious concern" on Thursday over reports of human rights violations in North Korea, including torture, public executions and severe restrictions on freedoms of thought and religion.

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UPI

The United Nations headquarters would undergo a $1.6 billion renovation under plans recommended by U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan which call for a temporary building on the North Lawn of the current headquarters building and would not be completed

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Reuters

Nearly every country in the U.N. General Assembly told the United States on Tuesday to lift its four-decade old economic embargo against Cuba in a record vote of 182 to 4 with 1 abstention. The vote, held for the 14th consecutive year, was on a resol

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Associated Press

Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque expected a victory next week when the U.N. General Assembly votes on an annual resolution to condemn the four-decade- old U.S. embargo on his communist-run country.

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Cato Institute

The United Nations is under increasing attack by critics in the United States and other countries. At the heart of the organization's mounting problems is an almost total lack of accountability, which gives rise to suspicions of wholesale corrupt

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Fraud in the U.N. oil-for-food scheme for Iraq reached from French politicians to a former Vatican aide and name-brand companies, sending a sobering message about the state of global business, the chief investigator said after publishing his conclusi

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Agence France Presse

British MP George Galloway has challenged the United States to charge him with perjury after he was accused of lying to a Senate committee over the UN oil-for-food programme in Iraq. Galloway, a strident opponent of the Iraq war, said he was "co