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Paris Middle East summit struggles to save two-state solution

Moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem would have "extremely serious consequences", French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on the day of an international Middle East peace conference in Paris. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described the meeting as "futile".
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UN chief Ban Ki-moon bids colleagues, staff farewell

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ban Ki-moon joked to hundreds of diplomats and U.N. staff as he left United Nations headquarters Friday for the last time as secretary-general that he feels "like Cinderella — tomorrow at midnight, everything changes."...
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Egypt agrees to UN Israel vote delay in call with Trump

Cairo (AFP) - Egypt said Friday it agreed to delay a vote on a UN Security Council resolution against Israeli settlements during a phone call between President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and US President-elect Donald Trump....
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U.S. intended to allow passage of U.N. draft critical of Israel: officials

UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States intended to allow the U.N. Security Council to approve a resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlement building, two Western officials said on Thursday, a major reversal of U.S. practice, which prompted Israel to ask President-elect Donald Trump to apply pressure....
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UN Security Council to vote on Israel settlements

United Nations (United States) (AFP) - The UN Security Council will vote on Thursday on an Egyptian-drafted resolution demanding that Israel immediately halt its settlement activities in the Palestinian territories and east Jerusalem....
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U.N. chief Ban may be unwitting loser in South Korea presidential scandal

SEOUL (Reuters) - Besides South Korean President Park Geun-hye, the biggest casualty of the country's mushrooming political corruption scandal may be the presidential aspirations of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon....
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U.N. slaps new sanctions on North Korea to slash cash from exports

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Wednesday aimed at cutting its annual export revenue by a quarter, after Pyongyang carried out its fifth and largest nuclear test so far in September....
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Iran Rejects Israel’s Letter to UN as ‘Baseless’

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations Gholam Hossein Dehqani said a recent anti-Iran letter by the Israeli regime to the United Nations “contains a flurry of baseless and unsubstantiated accusations”. ...
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ICC affirms occupied status of Gaza and East Jerusalem in new update

The Office of the Prosecutor (Office) at the International Criminal Court (ICC) has affirmed the occupied status of the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem, in a blow to Israel’s claims to the contrary....
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US seeks UN arms embargo against South Sudan

United Nations (United States) (AFP) - The United States on Thursday launched a bid at the Security Council to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan following UN warnings that the war-torn country could descend into genocide....
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