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By NEIL MacFARQUHAR
The General Assembly approved the first-ever treaty to regulate the global trade in conventional weapons Tuesday, linking such sales to the human-rights records of the buyers.
By DAVID JOLLY
The jobless rate for the first two months of 2013 was the highest since the creation of the euro in 1999.
By CHOE SANG-HUN
North Korea's threat to put all its nuclear facilities to use, including a reactor shuttered in a disarmament deal, came after a series of bellicose statements.
By MARTIN FACKLER
A mock island invasion exercise is the latest sign that worries over China and North Korea are pushing Japan away from pacifism.
By JANE PERLEZ
The editor of an influential Communist Party journal had called China's alliance with North Korea "outdated" in an article for a British newspaper.
By NICK CUMMING-BRUCE
The World Food Program said it was becoming increasingly difficult for trucks to get food to hungry Syrians without being caught in the cross-fire.