Mar 18, 2013 23:19 EDT
Italy has accused India of violating laws on diplomatic immunity by preventing its ambassador from leaving the country, in an escalating row over two marines who skipped bail while on trial for murder in New Delhi.
Mar 18, 2013 18:40 EDT
UN leader Ban Ki-moon led international appeals Monday for major powers to make concessions to secure a landmark conventional arms trade treaty, as final negotiations started.
Mar 18, 2013 16:45 EDT
India's top judge said Monday that Italy's ambassador had forfeited his diplomatic immunity over his role in securing the release of two marines who skipped bail while on trial for murder in New Delhi.
Mar 18, 2013 15:56 EDT
UN leader Ban Ki-moon led international appeals Monday for the major powers to reach a compromise on a landmark conventional arms trade treaty as final negotiations started.
Mar 18, 2013 15:23 EDT
Former Irish president Mary Robinson on Monday became the UN envoy to Africa's troubled Great Lakes region and urged action to get war crimes suspects before the International Criminal Court.
Mar 18, 2013 15:18 EDT
UN leader Ban Ki-moon led international appeals Monday for the major powers to make concessions to agree on a landmark conventional arms trade treaty as final negotiations started.
Mar 18, 2013 09:11 EDT
Central African rebels were Monday holding five ministers -- who joined the country's unity government from rebel ranks after a peace deal -- and threatened to resume hostilities if their demands were not met, officials said.
Mar 18, 2013 05:53 EDT
Talks resume Monday on a United Nations treaty to regulate the sale of conventional arms -- amid roadblocks put up by some of the world's key players.
Mar 17, 2013 14:24 EDT
The United States expressed concern Sunday over worsening violence in the Central African Republic and urged its neighbors to "help restore national peace and security."
Mar 15, 2013 20:11 EDT
Washington signaled Friday a looming showdown at the United Nations when 193 countries will try again to hammer out the first international treaty on the $70 billion global arms trade.
Mar 15, 2013 13:11 EDT
Japan's hard-charging prime minister on Friday said he wanted in on talks to forge a huge trade pact, the latest bold move from a man who says he is determined to lick the frail economy into shape.
Mar 15, 2013 02:06 EDT
Japan moved one step closer to adopting a long-delayed treaty on child abductions on Friday when the cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gave its approval, a government spokesman said.
Mar 13, 2013 10:45 EDT
Intellectual property (IP) protection has emerged among hurdles to a US-led Pacific free trade pact, negotiators said Wednesday, as 11 nations scramble to seal an accord this year.
Mar 13, 2013 02:40 EDT
An international agreement to protect sharks could spell trouble for one tsunami-wrecked port in Japan as it struggles back to its feet two years after being swept away, locals say.
Mar 12, 2013 11:32 EDT
US President Barack Obama said Tuesday that Europe was now "hungrier" than ever for a transatlantic free trade pact, but warned that thorny objections from holdout nations could still stymie a deal.
Mar 11, 2013 04:57 EDT
South Korea and the United States launched joint drills Monday involving thousands of troops, defying North Korea's apocalyptic threats to repudiate the 60-year-old Korean War armistice in retaliation.
Mar 09, 2013 23:41 EST
A US-led Pacific free trade pact faces further delays as a row between Big Pharma and activists supporting access to generic drugs erupts ahead of an October deadline, officials say.
Mar 07, 2013 12:37 EST
A number of countries are aggressively trying to control the Internet, a top US diplomat cautioned Thursday, insisting Washington would give no ground when it comes to curbing freedoms on the Web.
Mar 06, 2013 08:50 EST
Tokyo and Washington have agreed on exemptions for the auto industry in a mooted Pacific-wide free trade pact, as Japan readies to announce its entry into negotiations, reports said on Wednesday.
Mar 05, 2013 19:13 EST
UN leader Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday called for the rapid deployment of an "intervention brigade" in Democratic Republic of Congo even though he faces mounting Security Council questions over the force.