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Top U.N. court orders Russia out of Ukraine

The ICJ ordered Russia to halt its invasion of Ukraine in a legally binding decision that is mainly symbolic because there is no direct means of enforcing it.

E.U. leaders promise support for Ukraine

More than a century after the 1919 Treaty of Versailles, E.U. leaders met for talks in the Palace of Versailles focused on ending another war in Europe.

U.N. panel to probe abuses in Ukraine

The U.N. Human Rights Council authorized a panel to investigate abuses and violations of international law from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Nations to draft plastic waste treaty

Delegates from 175 nations to the U.N. Environment Assembly voted unanimously to devise a treaty that tries to cleanse the world of plastic pollution.

World demands Russia leave Ukraine

The U.N. General Assembly condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and demanded that Russian forces halt their offensive on Ukrainian cities and ports.

Organizations warn of crisis in Horn of Africa

An estimated 13 million people face severe hunger in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia due to the worst drought conditions in decades, WFP said.

UN condemns denial of Nazi Holocaust

The U.N. General Assembly adopted a resolution to combat Holocaust denial and urged all nations and social media companies to fight anti-Semitism.

Cyber attack exposes Red Cross data

Hackers broke into the ICRC’s computer servers and gained access to confidential information on more than half a million “highly vulnerable people.”

More than $5 billion aid sought for Afghans

Afghanistan needs more than $5 billion in aid to avert looming humanitarian and economic crises, the United Nations said in its largest-ever such appeal.

Backlash seen in Suu Kyi’s ‘sham trial’

The ousted Myanmar leader’s conviction and sentencing will likely only deepen opposition to the ruling junta’s military coup, the U.N. human rights chief said.

WHO warns of dangers from omicron variant

Initial evidence shows the risk from the new variant is “very high” and could cause surges with severe consequences, the U.N. health agency said.

Global climate deal reached in overtime

Negotiators from 197 countries clinched a “watered down” consensus agreement on a climate deal after two weeks of United Nations-brokered climate talks.

Climate leaders push to ‘seize this moment’

The U.N. climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland opened on Sunday for almost two weeks of critical negotiations on how to slow global warming.

New Cold War in science and tech feared

Leaders of a science diplomacy foundation say they are working to prevent a new Cold War from being fought over new uses for science and technology.

Report urges more water crisis planning

Nations must prepare better for more water-related disasters along with a growing lack of access to safe drinking water and sanitation, WMO reported.

Biden pledges ‘new era’ before U.N. leaders

U.S. President Joe Biden used his first address to the United Nations to reassure other nations his administration is committed to multilateralism.

Organizations turn to airlift for Afghanistan

The U.N. health agency and other international organizations began airlifting emergency supplies to Afghanistan through neighboring Pakistan and its airline.

Taliban’s grip imperils aid for Afghan civilians

Humanitarian aid agencies and U.N. leaders scrambled to protect civilians in Afghanistan while calling on the Taliban to end fighting and provide assurances.

U.N. rights chief decries reported spyware abuse

Michelle Bachelet said reports of spying with military-grade malware on activists, dissidents and journalists “seem to confirm some of the worst fears.”

New European carbon cutting plans unveiled

The European Commission adopted a set of proposals to cut net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 percent from 1990 levels by the end of this decade.

U.N. extends aid route to rebel-held Syria

The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a compromise to keep open Syria’s last non-government controlled border crossing for humanitarian aid.