U.N. seeks record $41 billion for aid

The United Nations appealed on Thursday for a record $41 billion to provide life-saving assistance next year to 183 million people worldwide caught up in conflict and poverty, led by a tripling of its program in Afghanistan.

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Huge blast targets U.N. in Somalia

At least eight people were killed in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu when Islamist militants launched a suicide attack on a U.N. security convoy using a vehicle laden with explosives, officials and witnesses said.

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U.N. warns Afghan banks face meltdown

The U.N. pushed for urgent action to prop up Afghanistan’s banks, warning that a spike in people unable to repay loans, lower deposits and a cash liquidity crunch could cause the financial system to collapse within months.

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U.N. asks for info on missing Chinese tennis star

The U.N. office for human rights requested information regarding Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai’s whereabouts and called for an investigation into her allegations of sexual assault

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U.N. climate talks drift into overtime

Negotiators took the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow into an extra day after two long weeks of wrangling, to try to agree a deal that would give the world a realistic shot at avoiding the worst effects of global warming.

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Ethiopia says U.N. staff will face penalties if they break the law

Following the arrests of several U.N. employees, the Ethiopian government said those who break the law will be held accountable.

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