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British Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday that his country will not make the 2.1-billion-euro payment to the European Union budget as demanded by the European Commission. "If people think I am paying that bill on 1 December, they have another think coming. It is not going to happen." Cameron...

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday that Ebola vaccine trials are expected to start in West Africa in December and expressed hopes that "hundreds of thousands" of doses of Ebola vaccines will be available for use by next June. "All is being put in place to start efficacy...

At least twenty-five Egyptian soldiers have been killed in a car bomb attack in the restive Sinai Peninsula, media reports citing local officials said Friday. The attack reportedly targeted an army checkpoint near El Arish, the main town north of Sinai. The bomb explosion is said to injured scores...

An independent United Nations expert has told the General Assembly that pursuit of development by nations must expand beyond economic gains and include claims of justice, non-discrimination and opportunities. In presenting her latest report to the UN body on Thursday, Gabriela Knaul, the Special Rapporteur...

TThe United Nations' World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday that the National IHR Focal Point for Turkey has informed it of the country's first laboratory-confirmed case of human infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). The case relates to a 42-year-old Turkish...

The world wastes enough food to feed an estimated two billion people, the United Nations said Friday as its three Rome-based food agencies announced the launch of a digital platform designed to take aim at the growing problem of "food loss." The new online program, called the Global Community of Practice...

Two US nurses who contracted the Ebola virus while providing care to the first US patient with the infection have been declared free of the virus. The two nurses - Nina Pham and Amber Vinson - got infected with the virus while caring for Thomas Eric Duncan at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital...

The United Nations human rights office on Friday urged the Kyrgyz Parliament to refrain from passing a draft legislation that would discriminate against people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). "Everyone is entitled to equality before the law, without any discrimination, and it...

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg was briefed on operations and activities by the Alliance's top military commander, General Philip Breedlove, during his first visit to NATO's Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) in Mons, Belgium on Friday, according to a NATO statement. "It is...

US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-koo have reached an agreement related to the wartime control of allied forces during the 46th Security Consultative Meeting held at the Pentagon, it was announced Thursday. The two defense leaders agreed to implement South...

Suspected members of the Boko Haram Islamist militant group have abducted about sixty women from two villages in Nigeria's restive northeastern region, media reports citing local residents and unnamed officials said Thursday. The women were reportedly abducted from the remote villages of Waga Mangoro...

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Thursday warned an estimated 2.8 million Iraqis lack food assistance while another 800,000 are in urgent need of emergency shelter, as it launched an appeal for greater financial support to bolster its operations on the...

A 30-member US military team that could be called on to respond to new cases of Ebola in the United States has begun what is expected to be a week of specialized training at Fort Sam Houston in Texas, according to a Pentagon spokesman. Col. Steve Warren told reporters on Wednesday that the training...

The United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC), which settles the damage claims of those who suffered losses in the 1990 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, on Thursday made $1.06 billion available to the Government of Kuwait. With Thursday's payment, the total amount in compensation received by the Government...

The European Parliament has voted to approve plans for prolonging a largely duty-free access to the EU market for Ukraine's exports until the end of 2015, it was announced Thursday. MEPs voted by 497 votes to 78, with 56 abstentions, to endorse the European Commission's original proposal and prolong...