International Organizations

United Nations General Assembly Approves Global Arms Trade Treaty

April 3, 2013

“Iran, Syria and North Korea cast the sole votes against the treaty. The same three states last week prevented a treaty-drafting conference at U.N. headquarters from reaching the required consensus to adopt the pact.”

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North Korea Warns of “Simmering Nuclear War on the Korean Peninsula”

March 27, 2013

“”Upon authorization of the Foreign Ministry, the DPRK [North Korea] openly informs the U.N. Security Council that the Korean Peninsula now has the conditions for a simmering nuclear war,” a statement read. “This is because of [provocative] moves by the U.S. and South Korean puppets.””

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United Nations Security Council Condemns Rebel Coup in the Central African Republic

March 26, 2013

“The statement after an emergency meeting Monday afternoon came at the request of France, a permanent council member.”

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United Nations Temporarily Cuts Number of International Staff in Damascus, Syria

March 25, 2013

“The U.N. will relocate some Damascus-based staff of the office of joint U.N.-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi to Beirut and to the office’s main office in Cairo and it has asked all national staff from the office to work from home until further notice, U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky said.”

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European Union Suspends Sanctions Against 81 Zimbabwe Officials and 8 Companies

March 25, 2013

“However, sanctions will remain in force against 10 people – including Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe – and two firms, EU sources say.”

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Preliminary Draft Bailout Deal Reached Between Cyprus And Its Creditors

March 24, 2013

“The agreement between Cyprus, the International Monetary Fund and the European Commission still needs approval by the 17-nation eurozone’s finance ministers, who were also meeting in the same building in Brussels.”

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Cyprus Engaging in Late-Night Sunday Negotiations to Avert European Central Bank Cut-Off

March 24, 2013

“Negotiations got underway amid a hardening of the stance held by the International Monetary Fund and Germany, who insisted that depositors must take the hit for bailing out the eurozone’s latest crisis economy.”

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Cyprus Unable to Reach Financial Lifeline Agreement With Russia Investors

March 22, 2013

“Talks between Russian officials and the government of Cyprus broke up early Friday, with no agreement on a cash infusion that could have helped the tiny island nation to secure an EU bailout.”

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Cyprus Finance Minister: Bank Tax Back on the Table

March 22, 2013

“Cyprus was just hours away from a deal on Friday to raise billions of euros and unlock a bailout from the European Union that could avert financial meltdown and exit from the euro, its ruling party said.”

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Cyprus Government Leaders Under Pressure to Avoid Default on Debt

March 21, 2013

“Cypriot leaders scrambled Thursday to raise $7.5 billion to avoid a debt default for the island nation, but the European Central Bank warned it would cut off emergency funding Monday if the country cannot resolve its financial crisis.”

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Secretary General Ban Ki-moon: United Nations Will Investigate Alleged Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria

March 21, 2013

“In a brief statement that he read to reporters, Mr. Ban said he was responding to a formal request made by the Syrian government on Wednesday for a specialized, independent mission to investigate.”

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France Drafting United Nations Security Council Resolution For Peacekeeping Force in Mali

March 20, 2013

“France wants the U.N. to takeover with a peacekeeping mission and next week, the U.N. Security Council will take up that and other questions about Mali.”

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European Union Finance Ministers Sticking to Target for Cyprus to Raise 5.8 Billion Euros

March 18, 2013

“Euro-area finance ministers told Cyprus to raise 5.8 billion euros ($7.5 billion) from bank depositors to unlock emergency loans, maintaining the revenue target while suggesting sparing small-scale savers.”

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Egypt’s Ruling Muslim Brotherhood Party: United Nations’ Declaration on Women’s Rights Could Destroy Society

March 14, 2013

“Egypt has joined Iran, Russia and the Vatican – dubbed an “unholy alliance” by some diplomats – in threatening to derail the women’s rights declaration by objecting to language on sexual, reproductive and gay rights.”

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France Foreign Minister Lobbying for a United Nations Security Council Vote on Peacekeepers in Mali in Early April

March 14, 2013

“The peacekeepers would take over from French and African forces currently fighting Islamic extremists who had taken control of northern Mali.”

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