ICJ hears opening arguments as Mexico challenges death penalty cases in US

Oral arguments began today at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in a case submitted by Mexico claiming the United States violated an international treaty that guarantees people access to their country's diplomatic missions when accused of a crime in a foreign country.

Annan, President Chávez discuss issues surrounding G-77, crisis in Venezuela

With Venezuela handing over chairmanship of the Group of 77 developing countries today at United Nations Headquarters in New York, Secretary-General Kofi Annan took the occasion to meet with President Hugo Chávez to discuss several issues concerning the caucus and well as the situation in that country.

UN rights experts condemn slaying of Guatemalan indigenous leaders

United Nations human rights experts today condemned the assassinations of two prominent Guatemalan indigenous leaders, whose bodies were discovered late last month.