Russian Diplomat Hits Sanctions at UN Amid Tension With West

Russia’s top diplomat complained about countries using sanctions and meddling in the domestic affairs of other nations, saying in a video message to U.N. dignitaries that such penalties hamper an effective worldwide response to issues like the coronavirus pandemic, climate change, military conflicts and international terrorism.

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Born to Prevent War, UN at 75 Faces Deeply Polarized World

Born out of World War II’s devastation to save succeeding generations from the scourge of conflict, the United Nations officially marks its 75th anniversary Monday at an inflection point in history, navigating a polarized world as it faces a pandemic, regional conflicts, a shrinking economy and growing inequality.

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UN Report ‘Extremely Concerned’ About Burundi’s New Leader

A new report by the United Nations commission of inquiry on Burundi sees little optimism in the government of new President Evariste Ndayishimiye, saying it is “extremely concerned” that he has appointed senior officials who face international sanctions for alleged human rights abuses in the country’s 2015 political turmoil.

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