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China joins UN trucking treaty, stepping onto new Silk Road

China has taken a major step towards establishing a speedy new "Silk Road" to Europe by signing up to a UN trucking treaty. Fifteen years after joining the World Trade Organization (WTO), China is hoping a revival of its

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China joins UN trucking treaty, stepping onto new Silk Road

China has taken a major step towards establishing a speedy new "Silk Road" to Europe by signing up to a UN trucking treaty. Fifteen years after joining the World Trade Organization (WTO), China is hoping a revival of its

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Saudi deputy crown prince to discuss Yemen with UN chief

Saudi Arabia's powerful deputy crown prince is due to meet UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday, the kingdom's ambassador said, after the United Nations infuriated Riyadh by briefly blacklisting a Saudi-led coalition for killing

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Chaotic urbanisation puts cities in harm's way - UN

The risk of man-made and natural disasters hitting fast-growing cities is rising, and national governments must do more to help municipal authorities protect residents through better planning, the head of the UN agency for human settlements said

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Powers fail to agree new date for Syria peace talks

Major power foreign ministers failed to agree a new date to resume Syrian peace talks at a meeting on Tuesday, and the opposition said it would not come back to Geneva negotiations unless conditions improved on the ground. A pessi

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Lack of funds hitting war against AIDS, says UN

Global progress fighting AIDS could be lost because prevention programmes are suffering from a lack of leadership, accountability and funding, the head of the United Nations warned on Friday. Headway in tackling the epidemic has b

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UN to inspect commercial shipments to Yemen

The United Nations will start inspecting shipments to rebel-held ports in Yemen in a bid to boost commercial imports and enforce an arms embargo, the world body said on Tuesday. The United Nations will start inspecting shipments t

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UN panel to study toughest limit on global warming

The UN's panel of climate scientists agreed to study how to limit global warming to the toughest target set by world leaders, saying even small rises in temperatures could be harmful.   The panel would look i

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60 world leaders to attend UN climate signing in NY

About 60 world leaders will attend an April 22 ceremony in New York opening the period for signatures on last year's Paris climate change agreement, though it remains unclear how many will actually sign the document that day.

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Yemen combat to halt April 10, talks week later

The warring parties in Yemen have agreed to a cessation of hostilities starting at midnight on April 10 and peace talks in Kuwait beginning a week later, United Nations special envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said. "This is re

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