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Gunmen kill 20 at S. Sudan UN base: US envoy

Gunmen killed at least 20 people and wounded 70 others when they stormed a UN base in South Sudan Thursday, the US envoy to the world body said. Ambassador Samantha Power strongly condemned the "brazen, inhuman attack on unarmed civilians" in the war-ravaged town of Bor. The United Nations had previously said dozens of civilians from a rival tribe had been wounded in the "unprovoked" attack before peacekeepers fought them off.

Russia's Lavrov last to arrive for crunch Ukraine talks

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was the last to arrive at a Geneva hotel Thursday where he is due to hold high-stake talks on the Ukraine crisis with counterparts from Kiev, Washington and Brussels. He will sit down at the negotiating table with Ukraine's interim Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsya, US Secretary of State John Kerry and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton -- the latter two having already held bilateral talks.

Americas News Agenda for April 12

Duty Editor: Stephanie Griffith Tel: +1 202 414 0541 What's happening in the Americas on Saturday: + IMF/World Bank hold annual meetings + Day three of golf Masters at Augusta WASHINGTON: The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank hold their annual spring meetings in Washington (IMF-WORLDBANK-ECONOMY-FINANCE)

U.N. Security Council OKs peacekeepers for Central African Republic

By Michelle Nichols, Crispin and Dembassa-Kette UNITED NATIONS/BANGUI (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council authorized on Thursday the creation of a nearly 12,000-strong U.N. peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic in a bid to end violence between Christians and Muslims that has threatened to spiral into genocide.

UN approves peacekeepers for Central African Republic

The Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to send 12,000 UN peacekeepers to the Central African Republic, where violence between Christians and Muslims has triggered fears of genocide. The resolution, submitted by France, will deploy up to 10,000 military personnel and 1,800 police to the former French colony, where sectarian violence has killed thousands in the last year. But the UN peacekeeping mission is scheduled to take over only on September 15 from 2,000 French and 6,000 African Union soldiers already in place as humanitarian needs in CAR escalate.

UN approves peacekeepers for Central African Republic

The Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to send 12,000 UN peacekeepers to the Central African Republic, where violence between Christians and Muslims has triggered fears of genocide. The resolution, submitted by France, will deploy up to 10,000 military personnel and 1,800 police to the former French colony, where sectarian violence has killed thousands in the last year. The UN peacekeeping mission is scheduled to take over on September 15 from 2,000 French and 6,000 African Union soldiers already in place as humanitarian needs in CAR escalate.

UN approves peacekeepers for Central African Republic

The Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to send 12,000 UN peacekeepers to the Central African Republic, where violence between Christians and Muslims has triggered fears of genocide. The resolution, submitted by France, will deploy up to 10,000 military personnel and 1,800 police to the former French colony, where sectarian violence has killed thousands in the last year. The UN peacekeeping mission is scheduled to take over on September 15 from 2,000 French and 6,000 African Union soldiers already in place as humanitarian needs in CAR escalate.

UN approves peacekeepers for Central African Republic

The Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to send 12,000 UN peacekeepers to Central African Republic, where violence between Christians and Muslims has triggered fears of genocide. The resolution, submitted by France, will deploy up to 10,000 military personnel and 1,800 police to the former French colony, where sectarian violence has killed thousands in the last year. The UN peacekeeping mission is scheduled to take over on September 15 from 2,000 French and 6,000 African Union soldiers already in place.

Two French soldiers wounded in Central African Republic before U.N. vote

BANGUI (Reuters) - Two French soldiers were wounded in the Central African Republic capital, an army spokesman said on Wednesday, a day before the United Nations Security Council was due to vote on a new peacekeeping force. Killings have continued between the majority Christian population and increasingly isolated Muslim communities in the landlocked former French colony despite the presence of 2,000 French peacekeepers as well as 6,000 African Union forces.

Americas News Agenda for April 10

Duty Editor: Jim Mannion Tel: +1 202 414 0541 What's happening in the Americas on Thursday: + Obama speaks to mark 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act + IMF and World Bank chiefs speak as annual meetings begin AUSTIN, Texas: President Barack Obama gives a keynote address to celebrate 50 years since the historic Civil Rights Act was passed, at a ceremony organized by the presidential library of Lyndon Johnson. Former president George W. Bush is also expected to speak. Picture. Video. (US-POLITICS-RACE)
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