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correction: united nations-russia-holocaust story


in a story jan. 18 about russia's foreign minister opening an exhibition on the soviet union and the holocaust the associated press reported that the soviet army liberated the auschwitz concentration camp in poland without stating that poland was occupied by germany at the time.






correction: united nations-russia-holocaust story


in a story jan. 18 about russia’s foreign minister opening an exhibition on the soviet union and the holocaust the associated press reported that the soviet army liberated the auschwitz concentration camp in poland without stating that poland was occupied by germany at the time. a corrected version of the story is below: russian minister […]






russia's ambassador to united nations falls ill, dies at 64


russia's ambassador to the united nations, a veteran diplomat known as a potent, savvy yet personable voice for his country's interests who could both spar and get along with his western counterparts, fell ill and died suddenly monday in his office at russia's u.n. mission.






russia's ambassador to united nations dies in nyc at 64


russia's ambassador to the united nations, a veteran diplomat known as a potent, savvy yet personable voice for his country's interests who could both spar and get along with his western counterparts, fell ill and died suddenly monday in his office at russia's u.n. mission. vitaly churkin was taken...






us, russia, china, others sit out nuclear ban talks at un


united nations (ap) — the united states, russia, china and more than a score of other countries are sitting out new talks at the united nations toward a treaty that would ban nuclear weapons. u.s. ambassador nikki haley and colleagues from britain, france and about 20 other nations gathered monday outside the general assembly to […]






russia’s ambassador to united nations dies in nyc at 64


russia's ambassador to the united nations, vitaly churkin, died suddenly monday after falling ill in his office at the mission, russian officials said.






russian minister warns against reviving nazis at exhibition


united nations (ap) — russia’s foreign minister sergey lavrov has opened an exhibition on the holocaust in the former soviet union, saying the world has “a sacred duty” not only to commemorate the millions of victims “but to do everything in our power to prevent such tragedies in the future.” he called the holocaust “one […]






russia's ambassador to united nations dies in nyc at 64


russia's ambassador to the united nations, a veteran diplomat known as a potent and personable voice for his country's interests as he sparred with his western counterparts, died suddenly after falling ill monday in his office at the mission. vitaly churkin, 64, was taken to a hospital in new york,...






russia's ambassador to united nations dies suddenly in new york city


russian officials said vitaly churkin, its ambassador to the united nations, died suddenly in new york city on monday.   russia's deputy u.n. ambassador, vladimir safronkov, told the associated press that the 64-year-old churkin became ill in his office at russia's u.n. mission and was taken to...






russia’s ambassador to united nations dies in nyc at 64


new york (ap) — russia’s ambassador to the united nations, vitaly churkin, died suddenly monday after falling ill in his office at the mission, russian officials said. churkin, 64, was rushed to newyork-presbyterian/columbia university medical center in new york, where he died, russia’s deputy u.n. ambassador, vladimir safronkov, told the associated press. his cause of […]






correction: russia-navalny story


in a story may 18 about russian billionaire alisher usmanov launching a video attack on russian opposition leader alexei navalny, the associated press reported erroneously that usmanov says he is not a tax resident of russia. usmanov was quoted in april by the business newspaper vedomosti as saying he is a tax resident of russia and "i pay personal taxes here."






at un, us tells russia it’s isolating itself by backing assad


the united states told russia at the united nations on wednesday that is it isolating itself by continuing to support syrian president bashar al-assad, while britain said its scientists found sarin was used in a deadly toxic gas attack on syrian civilians last week. russia is set to block a push by ...






watch: trump smugly boasts of success of trump tower in speech to united nations


president donald trump bragged about his trump tower hotel in new york city as he began speaking to members of the united nations on monday. nikki haley, u.s. ambassador to the united nations, had said in her speech introducing trump that she saw “great potential” in the united nations. ...






nikki haley: 'we are not afraid to call out russia'


us ambassador to the united nations says russia is neither friend nor foe and relations will 'depend on the day'.






london library makes world war ii war crimes searches easier


london (ap) — holocaust denial just got a little harder. the wiener library for the study of holocaust & genocide is making the united nations’ files on world war ii war crimes more accessible by allowing the general public to search an online catalog of the documents for the first time beginning friday. people will […]






russia's meddling in other nations elections is nothing new. just ask the europe


russia’s suspected interference in last year’s u.s. presidential election may have come as a surprise to some. but to many european nations, such an intrusion is nothing new. for years, russia has used a grab bag of illicit tactics, including the hacking of emails and mobile phones, the dissemination...






correction: art review-russia-triennale story


in a story march 11 about a russian art show, the associated press incorrectly spelled the name of an artist. the artist's name is aslan gaisumov, not aslan gaimov.






us, russia, china, others sit out nuclear ban talks at un


the united states, russia, china and more than a score of other countries are sitting out new talks at the united nations toward a treaty that would ban nuclear weapons.






russia, uae tell north korea: stop your 'provocations'


the foreign ministers of russia and the united arab emirates urged north korea on tuesday to stop its provocations and obey united nations resolutions, after pyongyang's launch of a ballistic missile over japan.






russia and us at odds over keeping syria chemical experts


united nations (ap) — russia said tuesday it is talking to the united states about renewing the mandate of experts working to determine who was responsible for chemical weapons attacks in syria, but the u.s. says moscow won’t consider the american draft resolution. russia, which is syria’s most important ally, has submitted a rival draft […]






russia's ambassador to u.n. dies unexpectedly in nyc at 64


russia's ambassador to the united nations, vitaly churkin, died suddenly monday after falling ill in his office at the mission, russian officials said.






u.s. says it negotiated $285m cut in united nations budget


the u.s. government says it has negotiated a significant cut in the united nations budget. the u.s. mission to the united nations said on sunday that the u.n.'s 2018-2019 budget would be slashed by over $285 million. the mission said reductions would also be made to the u.n.'s management and support...






un condemns north korea missile launch after russia, us spar over words


the united nations security council on thursday condemned north korea’s latest missile test and demanded pyongyang not conduct any more nuclear tests in a statement that was delayed as the united states and russia sparred over its language. a north korean missile blew up almost immediately on ...






us ambassador says 'no love' in dealings with russia


the u.s. ambassador to the united nations says there's no question russia was involved in the u.s. presidential election and insists president donald trump would fully support strong action against the kremlin once investigations are complete.






vote on un syria sanctions could come soon; russia vows veto


united nations (ap) — nations urging the u.n. to sanction syria over chemical weapons attacks are aiming toward a vote shortly. but russia is vowing a veto. britain’s deputy u.n. ambassador, peter wilson, said after a closed-door security council meeting friday that a vote will come “as soon as possible.” he’d said earlier that diplomats […]






u.s. leads major powers in protesting u.n. effort to ban nuclear weapons


the united states, britain, france and other major powers protested on monday as the united nations began work on what backers said would be a binding prohibition on nuclear weapons. russia and china also sat out the opening general assembly session. russia had voted against launching the effort...






us says it negotiated $285m cut in united nations budget


the u.s. government says it has negotiated a significant cut in the united nations budget. in a statement on christmas eve, the u.s. mission to the united nations said that the u.n.’s 2018-2019 budget would be slashed by over $285 million. the mission said reductions would also be made to the u.n.’s management and support […]






russia's ambassador to u.n. dies unexpectedly in nyc at 64


russia's ambassador to the united nations, a veteran diplomat known as a potent and personable voice for his country's interests as he sparred with his western counterparts, died suddenly after falling ill monday in his office at the mission.






u.s. ambassador haley says “no love” in dealings with russia


the u.s. ambassador to the united nations says there's no question russia was involved in the u.s. presidential election and insists president donald trump would fully support strong action against the kremlin once investigations are complete.






russia hosts un envoy for syria


the united nations envoy for syria visited russia on thursday for talks focusing on future peace negotiations.






russia and west clash over blaming syria for chemical use


united nations (ap) — russia clashed with western nations tuesday over a report blaming syria for a deadly chemical weapons attack, with moscow dismissing its findings as “mythical or invented” and the u.s. backing its finger-pointing at president bashar assad’s regime. the debate in the security council during a meeting on the report reflected the […]






un: 40-50 years needed to clear weapons in iraq and syria


united nations (ap) — the united nations says it will take 40 to 50 years to clear the mines, improvised explosive devices and other unexploded ordnance from iraq and syria. agnes marcaillou, director of the united nations mine action service, said “we are looking at decades of work for these countries to look like post-world […]






the united nations long ago lost its moral authority to tut-tut at trump over je


an organization like the united nations that is rife with corruption doesn't have the moral authority to tell the united states what to do.






us ambassador calls for 'very strong' stance on russia


the u.s. ambassador to the united nations says there's no question russia was involved in the u.s. presidential election and insists president donald trump would fully support strong action against the kremlin once investigations are complete.






us amb ador to un blames russia for new violence in eastern ukraine


u.s. amb ador to the united nations, nikki haley, blamed russia on thursday for the recent surge of violence in eastern ukraine and warned ukraine-related sanctions against russia will not be lifted until moscow returns crimea to kiev. “i consider it unfortunate on the occasion of my first a...