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US warns Russia over violation of Ukraine sovereignty

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley warned Russia on Monday that its seizure of three Ukrainian vessels was an “outrageous violation of sovereign Ukrainian territory” .
(L-R) US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and South Korean Ambassador to the UN Cho Tae-yul pose for a photo before a meeting on July 20, 2018, in New York. / AFP PHOTO / Don Emmert

US enlists UN to keep sanctions pressure on North Korea

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday met with the UN Security Council for the first talks on North Korea since Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un's summit -- and was to urge the top UN body to keep the pressure on Pyongyang.
The United Nations Security Council has imposed an arms embargo on South Sudan, almost five years after a ruinous civil war in the country started - Reuters

UN Security Council imposes arms embargo on South Sudan

The United Nations Security Council has imposed an arms embargo on South Sudan, almost five years after a ruinous civil war in the country started.

Donald Trump sacks Veterans Affairs chief, nominates White House doctor as replacement

US President Donald Trump shook up his cabinet once again on Wednesday, sacking embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin and nominating White House doctor Ronny Jackson as his successor.

UN Security Council to meet on Iran protests

At Washington’s request, the UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting Friday to discuss the wave of protests in Iran.

UN chief insists on sending extra 900 peacekeepers to Central Africa

Amid a U.S. push to cut United Nations peacekeeping costs, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday he hoped the U.N. Security Council would agree to send an extra 900 troops to protect civilians in Central African Republic.

Iran, US trade warnings over nuclear deal

Iran accused the US of undermining the deal over its atomic programme while Washington warned against lax monitoring of Tehran’s nuclear activities at a meeting of the International Atomic Energy’s (IAEA) on Monday.

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