• Tue, 11 Sep 2018 11:40
    Ban Ki-moon, Bill Gates head climate body
    Former UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon and billionaire businessman and philanthropist Bill Gates will head an international commission on climate change to launch next month, the Dutch government said Monday.
    Breaking News
  • Wed, 01 Feb 2017 13:54
    Ban Ki-moon says will not run for S. Korea presidency
    SEOUL - Former United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon, one of the world's most recognised South Koreans, announced Wednesday he will not stand for the presidency of his country.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 13 Jan 2017 01:00
    Ban returns in glory but faces rocky path to president
    The homecoming of former UN chief Ban Ki-moon has brought him closer to a much-anticipated presidential bid in South Korea, signalling a tough few months for his potential rivals.
    opinion
  • Thu, 12 Jan 2017 01:00
    Ban jumps from UN frying pan into heat of SK presidential race 
    Former UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon arrives in Seoul today.  Returning home as a major presidential contender, he will be given a hero’s welcome by his supporters – and be met with disdain from his critics. 
    opinion
  • Fri, 06 Jan 2017 01:00
    Ban Ki-moon leaves a legacy of mediocrity
    From the Middle East to Myanmar, Thailand to the South China Sea, we find only a litany of UN failures
    opinion
  • Tue, 20 Dec 2016 23:26
    UN's Ban condemns Berlin Christmas market attack
    UNITED NATIONS, United States - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday condemned the rampage by a truck driver on a Berlin Christmas market that killed 12 people, calling it a terrorist attack.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 13 Dec 2016 07:31
    UN chief alarmed by reports of atrocities in Aleppo
    UNITED NATIONS, United States - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is alarmed by reports of atrocities against "a large number" of civilians, including women and children, in recent hours in the Syrian city of Aleppo, his spokesman said Monday.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 15 Nov 2016 17:26
    UN chief voices 'hope' Trump will understand climate urgency
    MARRAKESH, Morocco - UN chief Ban Ki-moon voiced hope Tuesday that US president-elect Donald Trump will understand the urgency of climate change and will "vary" threats to withdraw the US from the Paris climate-rescue pact.
    Breaking News
  • Sat, 12 Nov 2016 10:58
    UN chief confident Trump will drop rhetoric, show leadership
    UNITED NATIONS, United States - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced confidence on Friday that Donald Trump will shed the strident rhetoric that propelled him to the White House and engage with the world to confront global crises like climate change.
    Breaking News
  • Sat, 29 Oct 2016 13:14
    Ban Ki-moon lauds 'visionary, humanitarian' HM as UN pays tributes to late King
    The United Nations on Friday paid tributes to His Majesty  King Bhumibol Adulyadej, praising his numerous achievements during his seven-decade reign.
    national
  • Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:52
    Nearly 500 dead, food running out in Aleppo: UN chief
    UNITED NATIONS, United States - The Russian and Syrian bombing raids in Aleppo have had horrific results with nearly 500 dead, while food rations are expected to run out by the end of the month, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 11 Oct 2016 01:00
    ACD summit adopts plan for 2030 Asian Community
    Outlines six key goals for member states, as UN chief Ban Ki-Moon backs the group's 2030 vision
    national
  • Sun, 09 Oct 2016 18:27
    UN chief demands 'impartial' probe into Yemen attack
    GENEVA - UN chief Ban Ki-moon called Sunday for a swift, independent probe into the air raid that killed more than 140 people at a funeral in Yemen, demanding the perpetrators face justice.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 09 Sep 2016 16:40
    Duterte says did not insult Obama, calls UN chief 'fool'
    JAKARTA - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte insisted Friday he had not intended to insult US leader Barack Obama, but immediately took aim at another global figure by labelling UN chief Ban Ki-moon a "fool".
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 02 Sep 2016 07:47
    Philippines' Duterte declines meeting with UN's Ban
    UNITED NATIONS, United States - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, who has railed against the United Nations for criticising his government, has declined a request to meet UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, officials said Thursday.
    Breaking News
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