Trump threatened to cut US funds to the UN and to the countries who voted against his Jerusalem decision in the United Nations General Assembly. Here's what it means for the UN agencies and the countries that receive US financial support.
Richard Falk, a prominent international law expert, perceives Israel as an entity that embodies colonial statecraft despite the end of colonialism following World War I.
The US-drafted resolution would also cap crude oil supplies to North Korea at 4 million barrels a year. The United States has been calling on China to limit its oil supply to its neighbour and ally.
The 193-member UN General Assembly will hold a rare emergency special session on Thursday to vote on a draft resolution, which was vetoed by the United States on Monday in the 15-member UN Security Council.
US President Donald Trump threatens to cut of financial aid to countries that support a UN General Assembly draft resolution rejecting Washington’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Muslim countries requested the meeting in response to the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The assembly will vote on a draft resolution calling on Trump to rescind his declaration. Ambassador Haley said, "The US will be taking names."
The United Nations Security Council resolution rejecting President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital could not be adopted despite 14 other council members supporting it.
In South Sudan, hunger has become more widespread than expected, aid workers say.
The US found itself without much support at the Security Council where even one of its closest allies, the UK, said Britain disagrees with Trump's move on Jerusalem.
"If war comes, make no mistake: The North Korean regime will be utterly destroyed," US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley tells the UN Security Council convened after Pyongyang launched an intercontinental ballistic missile on Tuesday.
Dozens of major Israeli companies, as well as multinationals that do business in Israel, are expected to appear on the UN list of companies that operate on illegal West Bank settlements.
Rating firms S&P and Fitch declared Venezuela in “selective default” after it failed to make $2.2 billion in payments on four global bonds. But Maduro government insists it is making debt payments.
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