OPEC’s leader Saudi Arabia and Russia were trying on Thursday to convince fellow oil producers to raise output from July to meet rising global demand, with Iran still signalling it would support only a modest increase in supply.
OPEC strives for oil deal as Iran insists on modest rise in output
ndia raised tariffs on a slew of items in retaliation for the US imposing higher levies on some products shipped from the country, echoing steps taken by China, the European Union and other trading partners.
India hits back at Donald Trump’s tariffs, raises import duties on agri, steel products
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has blasted human rights groups for what she calls their push to “thwart reform” at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) by siding with Russia and China.
Haley blasts rights groups for siding with Russia, China at UNHRC
As the US is the first member to withdraw from the Human Rights Council, there is no past practice in terms of procedures for withdrawal or for replacement, says spokesman.
Human rights council seat vacated by US will be filled by member from same region: UN
German Chancellor Angela Merkel reportedly seeks to push for migration policies to be adopted Europe-wide at an emergency European Union (EU) meeting in an attempt to solidify her fragile coalition at home.
Merkel to push for unified refugee policies Europe-wide
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed measures to bolster “strategic and tactical” cooperation between the two countries in a second meeting on Wednesday, the North’s state media said on Thursday.
North Korea, China leaders agree to boost 'strategic, tactical' cooperation: KCNA
US President Donald Trump is coming under fire for it's immigration policy despite backing down on a measure that would have seen more families separated at the country’s southern border.
US in disarray over Trump’s immigration policy
The United Nations General Assembly elected 18 members of the Economic and Social Council to serve three-year terms beginning on January 1, 2019, the UN Information Center (UNIC) in Tehran said in a statement on Wednesday.
UNGA elects Iran as Economic and Social Council member
The Italian foreign minister stressed the importance of preserving the Iran nuclear deal, saying that the European Union's stance is to completely support it.
Italy says JCPOA should be protected
Alarming criticism from EU, Russia, China
The United Nations' Human Rights Council returned to business as usual on Wednesday despite the US pulling out a day earlier. Russia blasted the American move, calling it "boorish" and saying the US "inflicted a powerful blow to its human rights reputation."
UN Human Rights Council back to work with US seats empty

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