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Former United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon abandons South Korea presidency bid

February 1, 2017 3:50 pm
Former United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon abandons South Korea presidency bid

Former United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon abruptly ended his attempt to seek South Korea’s presidency Wednesday, dropping a lifetime of diplomacy to denounce his country’s political establishment. Ban returned home last month after a decade in New York and was widely expected to run in elections due this year, but […]

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Ban Ki-moon abruptly ends presidential bid for South Korea

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Ban Ki-moon abruptly ends presidential bid for South Korea

Former United Nations (UN) secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has ended his unofficial bid to run for the top office of his country of origin, South Korea. While many were predicting Ban to be the most likely person to replace scandal-hit President Park Geun-hye, he abruptly ended his presidential campaign on Wednesday. […]

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Ex-UN chief Ban Ki-moon apologizes after brother’s bribery indictment

January 21, 2017 12:30 pm
Ex-UN chief Ban Ki-moon apologizes after brother’s bribery indictment

Former UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon (C) waves as he arrives at the Incheon International Airport west of Seoul on Jan. 12, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Former UN chief Ban Ki-moon has issued an apology after the US government called on South Korea to arrest his brother on charges of a bribery […]

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Joo Hyun Bahn, nephew of former UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon charged with bribery in US

January 11, 2017 10:30 pm
Joo Hyun Bahn, nephew of former UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon charged with bribery in US

Joo Hyun Bahn, nephew of former UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon, leaves Manhattan Federal Court in New York, Jan. 10, 2017. (Photo by AP) Two close relatives of former UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon have been charged in a bribery case in the United States that could potentially damage Ban’s […]

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Ban Ki-moon’s presidential ambitions ‘hollow dream’: North Korea

December 23, 2016 10:30 pm
Ban Ki-moon’s presidential ambitions ‘hollow dream’: North Korea

This photo shows UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as he addresses a press conference, his last at United Nations headquarters, as his term of office draws to a close at the end of the year on December 16, 2016 in New York. (Photo by the United Nations) North Korea has […]

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UN Ban Ki-moon hints he may run for South Korea president after his tenure ends

December 16, 2016 10:30 pm
UN Ban Ki-moon hints he may run for South Korea president after his tenure ends

Outgoing United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrives for his final press conference at the UN headquarters in New York on December 16, 2016. (Photo by AP) Outgoing United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon suggests that he may run for president of South Korea after his 10-year-long tenure at the world body […]

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UN chief Ban Ki-moon urges immediate halt to Central Africa violence

November 29, 2016 7:00 pm
UN chief Ban Ki-moon urges immediate halt to Central Africa violence

UN chief Ban Ki-moon delivers a speech after being awarded with the Legion of Honor by the French president in Paris, Nov. 17, 2016. (Photo by AFP) UN chief Ban Ki-moon has denounced recent bloodshed in the Central African Republic (CAR) where clashes between members of the former Seleka rebellion […]

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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urges Lebanon to quickly form government

October 31, 2016 10:53 pm
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urges Lebanon to quickly form government

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (Photo by AFP) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the election of a president in Lebanon, calling for an immediate formation of a new government in the country which had been without a head of state for 29 months. Ban on Monday extended his […]

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Portugal’s Antonio Guterres to succeed Ban Ki-moon of South Korea as new UN head

October 13, 2016 5:42 pm
Portugal’s Antonio Guterres to succeed Ban Ki-moon of South Korea as new UN head

UN Secretary General-designate Antonio Guterres speaks during the ceremony for the appointment of the UN chief during a General Assembly session, October 13, 2016, in New York. (Photo by AFP) The United Nations General Assembly has approved by acclamation Portugal’s former prime minister, Antonio Guterres, as the world body’s ninth […]

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon dealt a blow to UN’s reputation: Syria

October 11, 2016 9:30 pm
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon  dealt a blow to UN’s reputation: Syria

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (Photo by AFP) Syria has strongly criticized outgoing United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, saying he dealt a blow to the world body’s reputation during his tenure. A sources in Syrian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday that Ban undermined the world body by taking sides in global conflicts, official […]

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Post-hurricane Haiti in dire need of aid: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

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Post-hurricane Haiti in  dire need of aid: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

Men remain at a shelter in Port-Salut, southwest of Port-au-Prince, on October 9, 2016, days after the passage of Hurricane Matthew through Haiti. (Photos by AFP) United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called for “a massive response” to provide “life-saving assistance” to the people of Haiti where Hurricane Matthew killed around […]

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says Saudi Arabia causing immense carnage in Yemen

October 10, 2016 7:40 pm
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says Saudi Arabia causing immense carnage in Yemen

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (Photo by AFP) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that there must be accountability for the “appalling conduct” of the ongoing war on Yemen after a recent Saudi airstrike left over 140 civilians dead and prompted global condemnations. “Aerial attacks by the Saudi-led coalition have already caused […]

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United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says too many nations have taken part in atrocities in Syria

September 21, 2016 10:00 am
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says too many nations have taken part in atrocities in Syria

Syria’s bloody civil war once again dominated United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s speech to the UN general assembly. Photo / Getty Images United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon launched a blistering attack on the Government of Syria this morning. His speech to the opening of the UN General Assembly […]

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Syria reacts to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s accusations over civilian deaths

September 20, 2016 9:23 pm
Syria reacts to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s accusations over civilian deaths

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem (Photo by AFP) Syria says it does not require the advice of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon after the outgoing official accuses the Syrian government of killing civilians. The secretary general “has deviated from its role in finding just solutions for international problems,” said a statement […]

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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon calls on all parties to end fighting in Syria

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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon calls on all parties to end fighting in Syria

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon addresses the 71st session of United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York on September 20, 2016. (Photos by AFP) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on all parties in Syria to lay down their arms and engage in peace talks. […]

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