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UN secretary-general António Guterres: “The climate emergency is fully upon us, and we have no time to waste.” Photograph: Eskinder Debebe

The United Nations has announced plans to gather “the world’s most ambitious climate leaders” in December on the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreem(...)

Refugees and migrants waiting to be rescued in the Mediterranean off  the coast of  Libya. Photograph: Getty Images

A new Amnesty International report has highlighted the “catalogue of cruelty” that refugees and migrants are experiencing in Libya, particularly since(...)

Relatives carry the coffin of a loved one to a section of a cemetery reserved for Covid-19 cases, in the outskirts of Lima, Peru. Photograph: Rodrigo Abd/AP Photo

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic means Latin America is now facing its third “lost decade” of the last half century. This is the warning by 21 (...)

Republican senator  Mitt Romney has said he will consider Donald Trump’s supreme court nominee. Photograph: EPA/Michael Reynolds

US president Donald Trump’s ambition to appoint a third supreme court justice looked virtually assured on Tuesday, after several Republican senators s(...)

 US president Donald Trump addressing the UN general assembly in a pre-recorded message  at the UN in New York. Photograph: Eskinder Debebe/UN/AFP via Getty Images

US president Donald Trump delivered a defiant address to the United Nations on Tuesday, hitting out at China and defending his America-first policy. (...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo: Donald Trump recognises  the Iran deal as  an “abject failure” and  “exercise in appeasement”.  Photograph: Patrick Semansky

US president Donald Trump is expected to deliver a severe warning to Iran and China when he addresses the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, (...)

President Michael D Higgins. Photograph: Frank Miller

Covid-19 has “laid bare” issues of global poverty, hunger and environmental degradation, President Michael D Higgins will say on Monday. In an addres(...)

US president Donald Trump’s administration said it is triggering of the so-called ‘snap back’ mechanism in the UN Security Council resolution that enshrined the 2015 Iran nuclear deal had taken effect. Photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty

The US has declared all international sanctions against Iran have been restored despite the rest of the world vowing to ignore the move. President Do(...)

European commissioner for home affairs Ylva Johansson. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

New proposals for a common European Union system for managing migration will have a “strong focus” on deporting people who are refused asylum, the EU (...)

Burundi’s former president Pierre Nkurunziza: he refused to step down after two terms. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Burundians responsible for serious human rights violations continue to enjoy impunity despite the death of the previous president, according to a Unit(...)

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