UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Former U.S. diplomat Rosemary DiCarlo has been tapped as the United Nations' next political affairs chief. She'll be the first woman in the high-level post.
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced the appointment Wednesday. DiCarlo succeeds Jeffrey Feltman, another American who ends his assignment as undersecretary-general for political affairs Saturday.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia and Syria clashed with the U.S. and its Western allies Wednesday over responsibility for the failure of a cease-fire to take hold in Syria as the U.N. said humanitarian convoys are ready to head to 10 locations including besieged eastern Ghouta near the capital Damascus.
UN chief: It’s key to avoid miscalculations on North Korea
TOKYO (AP) — United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called Thursday for urgent efforts to create conditions for talks on North Korea's growing missile and nuclear threat, saying it's important to avoid miscalculations and misperceptions that "make us sleepwalk into a war."
Guterres, who met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo, said the U.N.'s objective is to avoid a conflict.
UN official: NKoreans say it is important to prevent war
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. political chief said Tuesday that senior North Korean officials told him during his visit last week "that it was important to prevent war" over the country's rapidly advancing nuclear and ballistic missile programs.
Jeffrey Feltman told reporters after briefing the U.N. Security Council privately that "how we do that" was the topic of more than 15 hours of discussions he had with Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, Vice Minister Pak Myong Guk, and other officials.
Officials from UN, North Korea agree situation is dangerous
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says its political chief and North Korea's foreign minister agree that the current situation on the Korean peninsula is the most dangerous security issue in the world.
U.N. Undersecretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman returned Friday from a four-day visit to North Korea, where he met with officials including North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho.
Senior UN official leaves North Korea after rare visit
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — A senior U.N. official left Pyongyang on Saturday after four days of talks with the North Korean Foreign Ministry.
"I have to brief the secretary general first" was all U.N. Undersecretary General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman said when asked for details of his trip.
Feltman met North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho on Thursday and also had two sessions of talks with Vice Foreign Minister Pak Myong Guk.
UN envoy meets North Korean foreign minister
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — A senior United Nations official on a rare high-level visit to North Korea held talks with the North's foreign minister on Thursday.
Jeffrey Feltman, the U.N. undersecretary-general for political affairs, met with Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho on the second full day of the highest-level U.N. visit to the North since 2010. He arrived in Pyongyang on Tuesday for a stay expected to last four or five days.
As UN envoy visits, a look at N.Korea’s diplomatic pipelines
TOKYO (AP) — North Korea's decision to hold talks with a senior United Nations official, who is also an American citizen and former U.S. diplomat, presents a rare opportunity for both sides to sound each other out in the increasingly isolated North Korean capital.
Senior UN official meets NKorea’s deputy foreign minister
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — A senior United Nations official met with North Korea's vice foreign minister on Wednesday, the first full day of a four-day trip to Pyongyang.
It was not immediately clear what Jeffrey Feltman, the U.N. undersecretary-general for political affairs, discussed with Vice Minister Pak Myong Guk.
Senior UN official in North Korea to meet top leaders
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — A senior United Nations official arrived in Pyongyang on Tuesday for a rare, four-day visit at the invitation of the North Korean government.
Undersecretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman is scheduled to meet Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, Vice Minister Pak Myong Guk, diplomats and U.N. staff during his stay. They are expected to discuss a wide range of issues.
UN political chief heads to North Korea on rare visit
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. political chief is heading to North Korea on a rare four-day visit at the invitation of the government for a wide-ranging discussion on policy issues "of mutual interest and concern."
U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Undersecretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman would arrive in Pyongyang on Tuesday from Beijing, where he met with Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Li Baodong on Monday.
CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on Arab nations' diplomatic dispute with energy-rich Qatar (all times local):
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has sent U.N. political chief Jeffrey Feltman to the Persian Gulf to discuss how the United Nations might work with regional partners to resolve the crisis between Qatar and four Arab nations.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations formally agreed Friday to cooperate with the Community of Sant'Egidio, a Catholic lay group that works behind the scenes to prevent conflicts and bring warring parties to the peace table.
At a ceremony at Italy's U.N. Mission, Undersecretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman and Sant'Egidio's President Marco Impagliazzo exchanged letters formalizing the relationship that dates back 30 years to the war in Mozambique.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Islamic State extremist group has reorganized its military structure, giving local commanders more power and inspiring attacks outside conflict areas, the U.N. political chief said Thursday.
Jeffrey Feltman told the U.N. Security Council that the threat from the militant group has intensified because of its use of the internet and social media to disseminate propaganda.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. political chief says the secretary-general's personal envoy for the disputed Western Sahara has offered his resignation.
Jeffrey Feltman told reporters Monday that U.N. chief Antonio Guterres will act on the resignation offer from Christopher Ross "at a time when he sees fit."
UN urges more airline passenger info in anti-terror fight
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. political chief on Tuesday urged the world's nations to share information about airline passengers as part of a stepped up response to the growth of "transnational terrorism" sparked by the Islamic State group's expanding areas of attack.
Jeffrey Feltman also told the U.N. Security Council that it is "critical" to improve the global response to "foreign terrorist fighters" leaving Syria and Iraq, even though many are still in conflict zones.
UN Security Council looks forward to upcoming Syria talks
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council says it looks forward to upcoming talks on Syria in Kazakhstan as "an important step" ahead of the resumption of U.N.-led talks between the Syrian government and opposition in Geneva next month.
A council statement after a closed-door briefing Friday by U.N. political chief Jeffrey Feltman urged all parties to respect the cease-fire. Both sides have carried out attacks despite the truce that has been in place since Dec. 30.
Recently released emails that appear to show that donors to the Clinton Foundation had access and influence at the State Department while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state raise new questions about the Democratic presidential nominee.
And the apparent answers are not at all satisfactory or flattering for a candidate already dogged by voters’ skeptical views on her trustworthiness.
The emails were obtained by Judicial Watch from the State Department as part of...