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Ex-UN boss Ban Ki-moon won't run for South Korea presidency

Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday that he would not be standing for the presidency of his native South Korea, despite once being considered the front-runner for the…

Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday that he would not be standing for the presidency of his native South Korea, despite once being considered the front-runner for the…

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Ban Ki-moon to decide 'soon' on South Korea presidency bid

The former UN chief has arrived back in his home country amid speculation he may run if President Park is forced from office.

The former UN chief has arrived back in his home country amid speculation he may run if President Park is forced from office.

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Syrian forces reject rebel call for truce in Aleppo

Syrian forces in Aleppo take control of the 'Old City' and sense a pivotal victory in the five-year conflict against rebels

Syrian forces in Aleppo take control of the 'Old City' and sense a pivotal victory in the five-year conflict against rebels

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UN's Ban-ki Moon apologizes for Haiti cholera epidemic

United Nations Secretary-General Ban-ki Moon has profoundly apologized for the world body’s role in the Island nation’s cholera outbreak, saying he “deeply regrets” the suffering and loss of…

United Nations Secretary-General Ban-ki Moon has profoundly apologized for the world body’s role in the Island nation’s cholera outbreak, saying he “deeply regrets” the suffering and loss of…

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Adapting transport to the challenges of the modern world

Transport systems are one of the major pollution sources. They are responsible for the emissions of one quarter of world greenhouse gases. What

Transport systems are one of the major pollution sources. They are responsible for the emissions of one quarter of world greenhouse gases. What

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"Aleppo is worse than a slaughterhouse" - Ban Ki-moon

The UN Secretary General says those using "ever-more destructive weapons in Syria" are committing war crimes. The comments come after Aleppo is pounded by intensified air strikes, knocking out two hos

The UN Secretary General says those using "ever-more destructive weapons in Syria" are committing war crimes. The comments come after Aleppo is pounded by intensified air strikes, knocking out two hos

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Bulgaria backs EU's Georgieva to be next UN chief

Kristalina Georgieva, an EU commissioner, has been nominated by her native Bulgaria as a candidate to become the next UN Secretary General.

Kristalina Georgieva, an EU commissioner, has been nominated by her native Bulgaria as a candidate to become the next UN Secretary General.

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UN chief pledges help on talks to reunify Cyprus

United Nations chief Ban Ki-Moon has promised to lend his support to rival Cypriot leaders as they engage in complex talks aimed at reunifying the divided island…

United Nations chief Ban Ki-Moon has promised to lend his support to rival Cypriot leaders as they engage in complex talks aimed at reunifying the divided island…

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UN seeks new sanctions on North Korea after nuclear test

The United Nations has strongly condemned North Korea’s fifth and most powerful nuclear test to date, agreeing immediately to draw up significant new sanctions.

The United Nations has strongly condemned North Korea’s fifth and most powerful nuclear test to date, agreeing immediately to draw up significant new sanctions.

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Portugal's Antonio Guterres 'still in the lead' in UN top spot ballot

A second secret UN Security Council ballot suggests former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres remains the front-runner to become the United Nations’ next…

A second secret UN Security Council ballot suggests former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres remains the front-runner to become the United Nations’ next…

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Ban says Greece needs more help to cope with migrants

The UN Secretary General has urged countries to do more to help Greece cope with Europe’s migrant crisis as it struggles with its own economic hardship.

The UN Secretary General has urged countries to do more to help Greece cope with Europe’s migrant crisis as it struggles with its own economic hardship.

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Interview with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

This week on the Global Conversation, Isabelle Kumar speaks with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the state of world affairs and his last six months in office.

This week on the Global Conversation, Isabelle Kumar speaks with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the state of world affairs and his last six months in office.

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Controversial World Humanitarian Summit opens

Despite criticism from some NGO’s that it is simply ‘a fig-leaf of good intentions’ the first World Humanitarian Summit has opened in…

Despite criticism from some NGO’s that it is simply ‘a fig-leaf of good intentions’ the first World Humanitarian Summit has opened in…

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EU 'concerned' about Austria's fence along border with Italy

The European Union’s executive arm says it is concerned that Austria is building a border fence and control station at the country’s main Alpine

The European Union’s executive arm says it is concerned that Austria is building a border fence and control station at the country’s main Alpine

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UN: delegates set to sign historic climate change deal

Delegates from more than 165 states are at the United Nations in New York to sign an historic deal to slow down climate change. #EarthDay - the

Delegates from more than 165 states are at the United Nations in New York to sign an historic deal to slow down climate change. #EarthDay - the

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Refugee crisis: 'Exponential increase in global solidarity' needed - UN

The refugee and displacement crisis “demands an exponential increase in global solidarity,” the United Nations Secretary-General said in Geneva. Ban

The refugee and displacement crisis “demands an exponential increase in global solidarity,” the United Nations Secretary-General said in Geneva. Ban

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Burundi: Ban Ki-moon wins pledge of 'inclusive dialogue'

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on a visit to Burundi has persuaded President Pierre Nkurunziza and the opposition to engage in 'inclusive dialogue' to try to end the bloodshed in the central African

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on a visit to Burundi has persuaded President Pierre Nkurunziza and the opposition to engage in 'inclusive dialogue' to try to end the bloodshed in the central African

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Ban Ki Moon dismisses Netanyahu's "bolstering terrorism" accusation

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon has not taken his tongue-lashing from Israel’s leader Bejamin Netanyahu lying down. Netanyahu said Ban’s

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon has not taken his tongue-lashing from Israel’s leader Bejamin Netanyahu lying down. Netanyahu said Ban’s

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Israeli PM says UN Secretary General's words 'bolster terrorism'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of bolstering terrorism with comments he made about plans to

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of bolstering terrorism with comments he made about plans to

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Deal or no deal? Crunch week for COP21 climate negotiations

It is crunch time at the COP 21 in Paris – will efforts to reach a climate change deal bear fruit? As the summit enters its final week, UN Secretary

It is crunch time at the COP 21 in Paris – will efforts to reach a climate change deal bear fruit? As the summit enters its final week, UN Secretary

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UN tells world leaders to cooperate over ISIL

Meeting at the annual East Asian summit in Malaysia, world leaders have been urged to cooperate in rooting out terrorism. Days after the Security

Meeting at the annual East Asian summit in Malaysia, world leaders have been urged to cooperate in rooting out terrorism. Days after the Security

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Mideast: the personal and the political

Thousands of people have attended the funeral of a 24-year-old Palestinian shot dead in the West Bank. Odai Masalma was killed after he attacked an

Thousands of people have attended the funeral of a 24-year-old Palestinian shot dead in the West Bank. Odai Masalma was killed after he attacked an