The United Nations Foundation (Ted Turner's organization) produces "UN Wire", a very helpful and comprehensive daily news briefing of UN-related affairs and international issues in general - ranging from security, to human rights, to health and development, and energy and environment. I highly recommend it, as it's such an invaulable time saver. It provides synopses and links to top stories and commentaries from around the world (so it's not just American news sources). It's possible to keep up with international affairs by reading only this briefing everyday. You can sign up for it here: http://www.unwire.org/.