World Court Rejects Marshall Islands Suit Seeking Nuclear Disarmament

AMSTERDAM, Oct 5 – The International Court of Justice on Wednesday rejected suits filed by the tiny Marshall Islands against the world’s nuclear powers that sought to force them to do more to disarm. Though the suits failed on procedural grounds, India, Pakistan and Britain were brought to the court to answer the complaint at

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Climate Deal Comes One Step Closer to Effect at United Nations

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Sept 21  – An agreement to fight global warming came one step closer to taking effect on Wednesday when dozens of countries deposited their ratification of the deal at the United Nations, taking the total to 60, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. The deal, agreed by nearly 200 countries in

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France’s Hollande Blames Syria for Ceasefire Failure

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 21 – French President Francois Hollande blamed the Syrian government on Tuesday for the collapse of a U.S.-Russia-backed ceasefire and urged foreign supporters of President Bashar al-Assad to help enforce peace or risk the country fragmenting. “I say to the Syrian government’s foreign backers that they must compel the regime to enforce

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