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UN Security Council heads to DR Congo ahead of polls

New York - The UN Security Council is heading to the Democratic Republic of Congo this week ahead of December elections, amid tensions between Congolese authorities and the UN and concerns over a risk of poll violence.

Kiwi PM faces domestic woes as 'Jacinda-mania' goes global

Wellington - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and baby daughter Neve charmed the world in New York during last week's UN General Assembly, but pundits say her government's lustre has started to fade back home after almost a year in power.

Eritrea at UN demands compensation for sanctions

New York - Eritrea's foreign minister on Saturday called for sanctions against his country to be lifted as a result of the peace deal with Ethiopia and demanded compensation for the economic hardship.

India, Pakistan at UN trade blame over failed bid for talks

New York - India and Pakistan traded insults at the United Nations on Saturday after plans for a rare meeting between the foreign ministers in New York fell through.

North Korea says 'no way' it will disarm without trust in US

New York - North Korea's foreign minister on Saturday told the United Nations there was "no way" that his country would disarm first as long as the United States continued to push for tough enforcement of sanctions against Pyongyang.

North Korea says 'no way' it will disarm without trust in US

New York - North Korea's foreign minister on Saturday told the United Nations there was "no way" that his country would disarm first as long as the United States continued to push for tough enforcement of sanctions against Pyongyang.

Syria calls on US, French, Turkish forces to withdraw immediately

New York - Syria's foreign minister on Saturday denounced US, French and Turkish forces operating in his country as "occupying forces" and demanded that they leave immediately.

Cambodia PM warns at UN against questioning of one-party election

New York - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen warned Friday against any questioning of the legitimacy of his controversial reelection after a top UN official doubted whether the polls could be regarded as democratic.

Russia rails against Western 'blackmail', 'brute force'

New York - Russia's foreign minister on Friday accused the West of resorting to "political blackmail, economic pressure and brute force" to prevent the emergence of rival global powers.

Germany announces $135m for UN refugee agency

New York - Germany announced Friday it would provide the UN's cash-strapped refugee agency with an extra $135 million in funds to help cope with the massive outpouring of Syrians into neighboring Arab countries.

China, Russia denounce 'blackmail' as rift with US exposed at UN

New York - China and Russia denounced the use of "blackmail" Friday in thinly-veiled rebukes of President Donald Trump, highlighting the chasm between the US and its rivals on issues ranging from trade to the war in Syria.

China says not seeking to dethrone US as top power

New York - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi dismissed fears Friday that his country was seeking to overtake the United States as the pre-eminent world power amid fast-deteriorating relations with President Donald Trump.

Israel PM lashes Iran, claims secret atomic warehouse

New York - Israel's prime minister on Thursday accused arch-enemy Tehran of harboring a secret atomic warehouse, making deft use of ample props and vowing that his country would never let Iran develop nuclear weapons.

Abbas rejects 'biased' US as sole Mideast mediator

New York - Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas tore into the Trump administration Thursday, refusing to accept the United States as the sole mediator in the Middle East conflict, a day after Donald Trump promised a "very fair" peace plan.

UN envoy wants transparency over C. Africa arms imports

New York - A top UN envoy called Thursday for transparency on arms flowing into the Central African Republic from Russia, China or the United States, urging diplomatic "coherence" as Moscow seeks a larger role in the war-torn sub-Saharan country.

Abbas says 'biased' US cannot be sole Mideast mediator

New York - The Palestinians will no longer accept the United States as the sole mediator in the Middle East peace process, their president Mahmud Abbas said Thursday, accusing Donald Trump's "biased" administration of undermining a two-state solution.

China, Russia call at UN for easing of N.Korea sanctions

New York - China and Russia called Thursday for an easing of sanctions against North Korea, rejecting a US call at the UN Security Council to press on with vigorous enforcement despite a dip in tensions.

Macedonia president urges boycott of name referendum

New York - Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov called on Thursday for voters to boycott this weekend's referendum on a name change, saying the country was being asked to commit "historical suicide.

Averting trade war, Japan and US agree to seek pact

New York - Japan agreed Wednesday to negotiate a trade pact with the United States, easing fears that President Donald Trump would zero in on the US ally for his next tariff offensive.

Trump, 'The Apprentice,' chairs UN Security Council

New York - US President Donald Trump proved a good apprentice of a different kind Wednesday, bringing to the UN Security Council good manners and sticking to protocol, with none of the "you're fired" swagger of his reality TV days.

Trump says refused to meet Canada's Trudeau at UN

New York - US President Donald Trump confirmed Wednesday that he had refused to meet Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, accusing Canada of treating the United States "very badly.

Yemen president at UN dismisses talks with Huthis

New York - Yemen's president on Wednesday dismissed UN-led attempts to bring Huthi rebels to peace talks as "doomed to fail," telling the United Nations that a firm stance was needed to end the war.

Trump, Japan announce start of trade negotiations

New York - US President Donald Trump and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced an agreement to start negotiations on a trade deal Wednesday, dampening the prospect of Washington imposing tariffs against another trading partner.

Top US diplomat to return to N. Korea as Trump hails Kim

New York - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday agreed to return to North Korea next month to push forward denuclearization talks as President Donald Trump predicted breakthroughs soon.

South Korea at UN urges world to 'respond positively' to N.Korea

New York - South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday urged world governments to encourage North Korea to advance toward denuclearization by "responding positively" to leader Kim Jong Un's "new choices".

Top US diplomat to return to N. Korea as Trump hails Kim

New York - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo signaled Wednesday that he will return to North Korea next month to push forward denuclearization talks as President Donald Trump predicted breakthroughs soon.

Trump says 'all options' on the table with Venezuela

New York - US President Donald Trump hinted Wednesday at a military response to Venezuela, vowing to take action against the leftist-ruled country whose economy has gone into a tailspin.

Trump admits friendship with China's Xi could be over

New York - US President Donald Trump admitted his friendship with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping could be over on Wednesday as he accused Beijing of undermining his prospects in upcoming elections.

Trump tells UN that Kim wants peace but presses sanctions

New York - US President Donald Trump on Wednesday heaped praise on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the United Nations but called for strict enforcement of sanctions for now.

Japan PM Abe open to summit with N. Korea's Kim

New York - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a longtime hardliner on North Korea, said Tuesday he was willing to meet Kim Jong Un after the once reclusive leader's historic summit with US President Donald Trump.
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