UN Says Eating Insects Will Solve World Hunger, Global Warming, Pollution, and Create Jobs The latest weapon in the U.N.'s fight against hunger, global warming and pollution might be flying by you right now. Edible insects are being promoted as a low-fat, high-protein food for people, pets and livestock. According to the U.N., they come with appetizing side benefits: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and livestock pollution, creating jobs in developing countries and feeding the millions of hungry people in the world. More
Philippines mulls pullout of Syria peacekeepers The Philippine foreign secretary says he is recommending to President Benigno Aquino III to pull out all Filipino U.N. peacekeepers from the Golan Heights following the abduction of four by Syrian rebels. More
Iran president still a force even as his era ends When many struggling families in this eastern Iranian city take stock of outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's legacy, it's not about the oratory full of bluster and menace or his tussles with Iran's ruling clerics that are known to much of the world. More
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Syria refuses U.N. truce terms for Aleppo (Nov. 20) AP BEIRUT - The Syrian government on Sunday refused a U.N. proposal to grant the eastern districts of Aleppo autonomy as part of an approach to restore calm to the war-torn city. Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said the state’s institutions ... 11/20/2016 - 12:45 am | View Link
Syria mostly calm after U.N. truce deadline A fragile cease-fire brokered by the U.N. took hold in Syria today with regime forces apparently halting widespread attacks on the opposition, but there were reports of scattered violence and the government defied demands by international envoy Kofi Annan ... 04/12/2012 - 2:51 am | View Link
Syria calm after UN truce deadline Annan is to brief the U.N. Security ... truce took hold. The central provinces of Hama and Homs, the northern regions of Idlib and Aleppo, the capital Damascus and its suburbs, as well as Daraa to the south and Deir el-Zour to the east were all calm ... 04/11/2012 - 10:47 pm | View Link
Syrian Government Refuses U.N. Truce Terms for Aleppo Syrian Government Refuses U.N. Truce Terms for Aleppo Foreign minister says militants must be expelled 11/20/2016 - 9:28 pm | View Website
Syria refuses U.N. truce terms for Aleppo Syria refuses U.N. truce terms for Aleppo. The Syrian government on Sunday refused a U.N. proposal to grant the eastern districts of Aleppo autonomy as a ... 11/20/2016 - 8:42 am | View Website
Just two days after indicating that Britain would be leaving the European single market as well as the EU, May told an audience at the World Economic Forum at the Swiss ski resort of Davos that the Brexit vote was not a rejection of "our friends in Europe," or an attempt to cease cooperation.
Conceding that Britain "must face up to a period of momentous change" and that the road ahead will be "uncertain at times," May said it was a vote to "take control and make decisions for ourselves" and to become "even more global and internationalist in action and spirit, too."
Mark Rutte, the Dutch prime minister, said May had "faced up to reality" during her speech on Tuesday, which confirmed widespread speculation that May was looking for a so-called "hard Brexit" that sees the country outside the EU's single market.
There are particular worries in the financial sector that Britain's exit from the EU and its single market will prompt banks to relocate jobs to cities like Paris, Frankfurt or Dublin.
Simon Collins, U.
Officials have placed more than half of Spain's 50 provinces under alert for heavy snow and sleet storms, with southern tourist towns reporting their first snowfalls in decades.
Authorities in the southeastern resort town of Torrevieja say that emergency services are on alert for flooding.
Former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn denied early knowledge of the company's cheating on diesel emissions as he testified Thursday to a German parliamentary inquiry — his first major public appearance since he resigned in 2015.
Winterkorn, flanked by two lawyers, told the panel in an opening statement that "it is not the case" he knew earlier than previously thought of the scandal.
Volkswagen installed software on diesel engines that activated pollution controls during tests and switched them off in real-world driving.
The software allowed the cars to spew harmful nitrogen oxide at up to 40 times the legal limit.
Gambia's president-elect said Thursday he will be sworn into office at the Gambian embassy in neighboring Senegal, while there was no word from longtime leader Yahya Jammeh on the day that his mandate expired.
Senior members of Barrow's political coalition could not be immediately reached to provide details of the ceremony.
Jammeh has resisted strong international pressure for him to step down and allow Barrow to take office and allow a peaceful resolution to Gambia's crisis.
Syrian activists say the Islamic State group has killed 12 people it held captive in the ancient city of Palmyra by shooting and beheading them.
The Observatory and the activist Palmyra Monitor network say four opposition fighter and four pro-government troops were first shot, then beheaded.