Reporter : Edith M. Lederer
  • New U.N. Chief Backs Death Penalty Appeal

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon backs an appeal by the U.N. human rights chief to Iraq's president to refrain from executing two of Saddam Hussein's co-defendants.
  • Ban Ki-Moon Takes the Reins of U.N.

    South Korean diplomat Ban Ki-moon became the United Nations' eighth secretary-general on New Year's Day as the organization faced a tough array of global issues.
  • Ex-President Bush Seeks More Quake Aid

    Former President George H.W. Bush has appealed for nearly $100 million in aid for survivors of last year's South Asia earthquake, saying tens of thousands face another winter living in tents.
  • Report: Over Two Million Children Have HIV

    More than 2 million children under the age of 15 are living with HIV, almost all in sub-Saharan Africa where there is no access to treatment and death almost certain, seven leading child advocacy orga