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2011-07-21 09:58:20

The United Nations persistently continues to struggle to forge an international accord on climate change issues as the problem continues to pose major threats to the future of peace and security, a senior UN official warned on Wednesday. Security Council members at UN agreed to disagree over whether they should address possible instability provoked by problems such as rising sea levels or competition over water resources. With the major powers in a deadlock, President Marcus Stephen of the...

2009-03-04 09:34:00

In letter leaders commend U.N. Security Council, ICC support for pursuit of justice in Darfur WASHINGTON, March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 100 Darfuri and Sudanese diaspora leaders worldwide today issued a letter of support for the International Criminal Court arrest warrant for Sudanese President al-Bashir, issued today in The Hague. Signatories commended U.N. Security Council and the International Criminal Court's support for the pursuit of justice in Darfur. To arrange...

2008-07-14 06:00:29

Text of report in English by Vietnamese news agency VNA website [Unattributed article from the "Politics" page: "Vietnam vetoes draft resolution on Zimbabwe"] New York (VNA) -Vietnam that holds the presidency of the 15- member UN Security Council in July voted against a draft resolution proposing sanctions on Zimbabwe. China and Russia, the council's permanent members, and two other non-permanent members, South Africa and Libya, also vetoed the draft resolution, while Indonesia...

2008-07-12 09:00:17

By Emily Pykett A DRAFT resolution to impose sanctions on Robert Mugabe, the Zimbabwean president, and his key allies was last night vetoed at the UN Security Council. David Miliband, the Foreign Secretary, branded the move "incomprehensible" and said he was "very disappointed". Russia and China used their vetoes to reject the draft resolution to impose an arms embargo on Mr Mugabe and 13 of his top aides. The proposed measures included a freeze on their financial assets and travel....

2008-07-11 21:00:02

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua "Roundup": "Russia, China Veto US-Drafted Resolution on Zimbabwe"] United Nations, 11 July: Russia and China vetoed a U. S.-drafted resolution in the UN Security Council on Friday that would impose sanctions on Zimbabwe over the country's presidential run-off election in late June. South Africa, which is mediating Zimbabwe's political crisis, Libya and Vietnam also voted against the draft...

2006-07-31 09:38:33

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Monday demanded Iran suspend its nuclear activities by the end of August or face the threat of sanctions. The council adopted a resolution demanding the suspension by a vote of 14 to 1, with Qatar, the only Arab member of the council, voting against. The resolution, under negotiation for weeks, demands Iran "suspend all enrichment-related and reprocessing activities, including research and development." If...

2006-07-30 23:27:09

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council was poised on Monday to adopt a resolution demanding Iran suspend its nuclear activities by the end of August or face the threat of sanctions. Barring last-minute delays, the council has scheduled a vote on the document that demands Iran "suspend all enrichment-related and reprocessing activities, including research and development." If Tehran does not comply by August 31, the council would consider adopting...

2006-07-28 17:16:08

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - France introduced a draft resolution to the full U.N. Security Council on Friday that demands Iran suspend nuclear activities by August 31 or face possible sanctions. The text is to be sent to governments of the 15 council members in the hope of a vote on Monday, said France's U.N. ambassador, Jean-Marc de la Sabliere, this month's Security Council president. He said delegations could suggest amendments or changes by Saturday but he...

2006-07-27 17:50:45

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Key U.N. Security Council members agreed informally on Thursday on a resolution demanding Iran suspend nuclear enrichment and reprocessing work and threatening to consider sanctions if it refuses, diplomats said. The draft text must first be approved by governments of the five Security Council members with veto power -- the United States, Britain, France, Russia and China -- as well as Germany, a European negotiator on the Iran...

2006-07-14 17:28:21

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Security Council members moved closer to a compromise on a Japanese-drafted resolution condemning North Korea's missile tests, with a vote likely on Saturday, diplomats said. The full 15-member council meets late on Friday to hear about a deal that may have been struck between China, which had threatened a veto and Japan and supporters, the United States, Britain, France, Greece, Denmark, Slovakia and France. U.S. Ambassador John...


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This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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