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(From The Yomiuri Shimbun/Daily Yomiuri)
U.N. ambassadors launch crisis talks
About 32 U.N. ambassadors began a week of crisis talks Monday in an effort to rescue a mid-September world summit meeting on extreme poverty, human rights, terrorism, proliferation and U.N. management reforms.
U.S. Ambassador John Bolton, who had put forward more than 500 amendments or deletions to a 39-page draft text, submitted several letters, including ones on development and terrorism, explaining the U.S. position.
"I'm optimistic that we have all the proposed amendments out on the table and we can engage in …