The Law of the Sea Treaty, a k a "LOST," the leviathan of all U.N. regulatory and environmental treaties, has again reared its ugly head, despite having been "deep-sixed" years ago by the Reagan administration.
SINGAPORE (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore said yesterday that some of the world's largest energy companies, including Exxon Mobil Corp., are funding research to dispute the scientific consensus on global warming as part of a campaign to mislead the public.
If a narco-state can be defined as a nation where the production and export of illegal drugs comprises the equivalent of about 50 percent of that country's legitimate gross domestic product, then Afghanistan is a narco-state.
NEW YORK — U.S. authorities yesterday arrested a U.N. translator accused of running an extravagant scheme with two partners to sell U.S. visas, mostly to nationals from the Central Asian nation of Uzbekistan.
NEW YORK — U.S. authorities today arrested a U.N. translator and two other persons on charges of running an extravagant scheme to sell U.S. visas, mostly to Russian and Uzbek nationals.
NEW YORK — The United Nations is poised to take on a greatly expanded role in Iraq and soon will be charged with aggressively pursuing agreements between key political and religious parties while improving relations with neighboring countries.
Excerpts of editorials from newspapers around the world:
For the Russian administration the Kosovo imbroglio has developed into an important strategic weapon. Due to the indecision exhibited by Western powers in confirming Kosovo's final status, Moscow views Kosovo as a valuable boost for its regional and global ambitions. By effectively vetoing Kosovo's supervised independence under the Western-sponsored Ahtisaari plan and maintaining an indefinite status quo in the region, Russia raises its international stature in several ways.