|UN: Measles Making A Comeback - Measles, a highly contagious viral disease mostly affecting children, has been making a rapid come back. |
|Obama Praises West Point Graduates - Obama praised the U.S. Military Academy`s Class of 2010 at its graduation and commissioning ceremonies today for choosing to serve their country during wartime at a pivotal time in its history.
|Robert Gates Vows To Reform Defense Department - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today vowed to take the time necessary to reform the Defense Department and eliminate unnecessary overhead expenses.
|Robert Gates: South Korea Must Determine Attack Response - It is up to South Korea, not the United States, to determine how it will deal with a North Korean attack on one of its ships, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said today.
|UN Chief Ban Attends International Summit On Somalia - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived today in Turkey to take part in a major international conference in Istanbul on bolstering the fragile peace process in Somalia. |
|UN Chief Ban Troubled By Sinking Of South Korean Navy Ship - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced serious concern over the results of the investigation into the sinking of a navy ship off the coast of the Republic of Korea.|
|UN Chief Ban: Phone Use While Driving Kills - All drivers of United Nations vehicles are now prohibited from using their mobile telephones to send text messages while driving under a new measure unveiled today by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.|
|Tajikistan: UN Appeals For Aid For Flood Victims - The UN called on the international community to support the Tajik Government`s appeal today for $5.3 million to provide relief and recovery aid to thousands of victims of deadly floods.|
|UN: Outbreak of Diphtheria In The Capital, Port-au-Prince - United Nations agencies are helping health authorities in Haiti carry out an emergency vaccination campaign after an outbreak of diphtheria in the capital, Port-au-Prince.|
|Mike Mullen Calls Nuke Treaty Ratification 'Right Thing to Do` - The new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with Russia is the right thing for us to do, " the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today.
|Gates, Clinton Urge Senate to Ratify Nuke Treaty - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today urged the Senate to ratify the pact between the United States and Russia.
|UN: Employment Creation Key To Poverty Reduction In Africa - High unemployment rates continue to hinder poverty reduction efforts in Africa.|
|NATO Allies Increase Contributions In Afghanistan - The NATO allies are in Afghanistan for the long haul and have made both significant progress and significant commitments to the effort there, the alliance`s supreme allied commander for Europe said here today.
|UN Condemns Deadly Kabul Attack - The top United Nations official in Afghanistan strongly condemned today`s deadly attack in the capital, Kabul, which claimed more than one dozen lives. |
|UN: Rapid Progress Is Vital In Peace Talks Between Israel And Palestinians - UN: rapid progress is vital in light of multiple challenges, including efforts by militants on both sides to derail the process. |
|UN Speaks Out Against Arizona Immigration Law - The UN expressed serious concern over a new immigration law enacted in Arizona, questioning whether the legislation is compatible with international human rights treaties which the US has signed on to. |
|UN Praises Election Recount Process In Iraq - The top United Nations envoy to Iraq today welcomed the proper conduct of the manual recount of votes cast in the country`s March parliamentary polls. |
|UN Chief Ban Ban Urges Use Of Digital Technology To Improve Living Conditions - Ban Ki-moon today urged the world to harness the power of telecommunications and information technologies to improve life-saving services, promote sustainable development and foster international peace. |
|UN Debates Ways To Fight Piracy - The United Nations General Assembly today held a day-long informal meeting on piracy.|
|UN: World Lags Far Behind On Sustainable Development Goals - Ban Ki-moon warning that the world is way behind schedule in setting its ecological house in order. |