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UN nuclear agency chief: Fukushima transparency important

TOKYO (AP) — The chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency stressed the importance of transparency on Friday after visiting the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant, where he observed preparations for the release of treated radioactive wastewater that has prompted concerns inside and outside Japan. Rafael Grossi, the director...
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Don't forget other crises with Ukraine focus, UN warns

BRUSSELS, May 20 (Reuters) - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees warned on Friday that countries focused on helping Ukraine should not ignore other crises, which were likely to worsen due to the war. Filippo Grandi said the "colossal crisis" in Ukraine would raise the number of displaced people...
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UN rights chief to visit China for first time since 2005

BEIJING, May 20 (Reuters) - U.N. Human Rights chief Michelle Bachelet will visit China next week, the foreign ministry said on Friday, making the first such visit since 2005and prompting fears among Western rights groups that it will be seen as an endorsement of China's rights record. The office of...

US leads criticism of UN rights chief for China trip

The UN rights chief came under fire Friday for announcing a visit next week to China's Xinjiang, with the United States saying she was failing to stand up for the region's Uyghur community. Price also voiced alarm that Bachelet has not released a long-anticipated report on Xinjiang, where the United States and several other Western nations say Beijing is carrying out "genocide" against the Uyghurs and other mostly Muslim, Turkic-speaking people.

UN Rights Chief Begins Landmark China Trip From Monday

The UN rights chief will travel to China's Xinjiang region next week for a visit under intense international scrutiny after demands for her to call out abuses against its Uyghur minority. After years of requesting "meaningful and unfettered" access to far-western Xinjiang, Michelle Bachelet will finally stage a six-day mission...