UN Security Council won’t investigate Nord Stream explosion

A picture of a Nord Stream 2 pipeline leak was taken on September 28, 2022. The pipeline, along with Nord Stream 1, is majority-owned by Russian state-owned energy giant Gazprom.Associated Press The United Nations Security Council on Monday rejected a Russian request to investigate an explosion in a pipeline under the Baltic Sea carrying natural … Read more

Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Montreal leaves Halifax for Indo-Pacific operations

Leslie-Ann Belyea waves to her husband as she pulls up to the NB Pier as she prepares to leave HMCS Montreal in Halifax on March 26.Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press A Royal Canadian Navy frigate left Halifax today as part of a broader strategy by the federal government to boost its influence in the Indo-Pacific region. … Read more

North Korea fires ballistic missile as U.S.-South Korea drills continue

A TV screen shows archival images of a North Korean missile launch during a news program at a train station in Seoul, South Korea, March 19.An Yongjun/Associated Press South Korea and Japan said North Korea on Sunday fired a short-range ballistic missile into the sea off the east coast of the Korean peninsula, the latest … Read more

Russia extends Ukraine food deal by 60 days, not 120

On the eve of the expiry of a deal allowing Ukraine to export food, the UN humanitarian chief said on Friday that extending the pact was crucial to securing global food supplies and preventing prices from spiraling like the one that followed Russia’s invasion of its smaller neighbor. Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations reiterated … Read more

France and UK agree new £480m migration deal

Security guards stand at the immigration processing center in Dover, Kent, Britain, on March 7.Kin Cheung/AP Britain will pay France around 480 million pounds ($577 million) over three years to stop migrants crossing the English Channel in small boats, as the two allies took a major step on Friday to end years of squabbling in … Read more

North Korea tests cruise missile in show of nuclear retaliation

In this undated photo released by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Feb. 24, a strategic cruise missile is fired during a drill.KCNA/Reuters North Korea’s state media said on Friday that North Korea had tested four strategic cruise missiles in a drill aimed at demonstrating its ability to launch a nuclear counterattack against hostile … Read more

With Ukraine in mind, U.S. eager to avert UN diplomatic crisis over Israeli settlements

U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken on a panel at the Munich Security Conference in Munich on February 18.Petr David Josek/AP This week, the Biden administration is scrambling to avoid a diplomatic crisis over Israel’s settlement activities at the United Nations that could overshadow and possibly derail the United States’ hoped-for five-day solid focus on … Read more

U.S. urges UN to vote to approve more aid to Syria through Turkey

A man sits next to the ruins of a collapsed building in the historic southern city of Antakya after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck the Turkish-Syrian border region on Feb. 12.Yasin Akgul/AFP/Getty Images The United States called on Sunday for an “immediate vote” by the UN Security Council to authorize the delivery of aid from Turkey … Read more

Mali expels human rights chief of UN mission

A United Nations vehicle patrols the street ahead of the start of voting for the presidential election in Bamako, Mali, on July 29, 2018.LUC GNAGO/Reuters Mali’s interim government said on Sunday the head of the human rights component of a UN peacekeeping operation has 48 hours to leave the country because he has been declared … Read more

Canada shared classified dossier to convince UN counterparts to sanction Haitian elite, says Rae

Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations Bob Rae speaks to the media at the United Nations in New York, September 20, 2022.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press Canada’s ambassador to the United Nations says Ottawa is sharing classified files to persuade countries such as France to join in sanctioning Haitian elites. “We will continue to share with … Read more