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North Korean FM at UN launches tirade against Trump

New York - North Korea's foreign minister assailed US President Donald Trump at the United Nations on Saturday, deriding him as a "mentally deranged" leader whose threats had increased the chances of military confrontation.

Syria at UN says 'victory is now within reach'

New York - Syria's foreign minister told the United Nations on Saturday that a military victory in the six-year war was "now within reach" following a series of battleground gains by government forces.

Syria drops off the radar at UN assembly

New York - Syria's war has taken a new turn with the expected recapture of Raqa from the Islamic State, but world leaders gathered at the United Nations this week seem to be paying little attention.

Cuba says found no proof of attack on US diplomats

New York - Cuba has found no evidence to support US claims that several American diplomats in Havana were harmed in outside attacks on their health, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla said Friday.

Russia's Lavrov says US, N.Korea in 'kindergarden fight'

New York - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday described the rhetoric between leaders of the United States and North Korea as a "kindergarden fight between children" and urged calm.

Russia rejects reopening Iran deal talks

New York - Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov rejected the idea of reopening negotiations on the Iran nuclear deal Friday, insisting US concerns about Tehran's behavior can be addressed outside the agreement.

C. Africa asks UN to send more peacekeepers, ease arms embargo

New York - The Central African Republic's president urged the United Nations on Friday to send more peacekeepers to his strife-torn country and ease an arms embargo in the way of equipping his weak army.

Pakistan tells UN won't be 'scapegoat' in Afghan war

New York - Pakistan refuses to be a "scapegoat" for Afghanistan's bloodshed or to fight wars for others, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi told the United Nations on Thursday.

Bangladesh's PM at UN urges 'safe zones' for Myanmar's Rohingya

New York - Bangladesh's prime minister on Thursday proposed creating UN-supervised safe zones inside Myanmar to protect Rohingya Muslims who are fleeing a military crackdown to seek refuge in her country.

Mugabe at UN stands up to 'Giant Gold Goliath' Trump

New York - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe did not mince words at the United Nations Thursday about Donald Trump, mocking the US president as the "Giant Gold Goliath.

Trudeau tells UN Canada has failed its indigenous people

New York - Declaring that Canada is "no land of wonders," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the United Nations on Thursday that his country was working to address failures in the treatment of its indigenous people.

Russia at UN slams 'military hysteria' over N. Korea

New York - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday took an indirect swipe at the United States, telling the United Nations that "military hysteria" over North Korea's nuclear and missile tests would lead to "disaster.

NATO chief backs UN peacekeepers across east Ukraine

New York - NATO's chief on Thursday backed sending UN peacekeepers to Ukraine but said the force should operate throughout the zone of violence which Western powers say is backed by Russia.

Yemen president promises UN to open to aid

New York - Yemen's president on Thursday promised the United Nations to open the entire war-torn country to aid as millions of people are at risk of famine and cholera.

US boosts aid for war famines by $575 million

New York - The United States said Thursday it will spend another $575 million dollars to help the millions facing starvation and violence amid wars and unrest in Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria, and Somalia.

UN sets up probe of IS atrocities in Iraq

New York - The UN Security Council on Thursday unanimously decided to set up an investigation team to collect evidence on the massacres of Iraq's Yazidi minority and other atrocities committed by the Islamic State group in Iraq.

Moon at UN: S. Korea not seeking collapse of N. Korea

New York - South Korean President Moon Jae-In said Thursday he did not seek North Korea's collapse, using an address to the United Nations to urge a scaling down of sky-high tensions.

War of words ratchets up between Kim and Trump

Washington - An escalating war of words between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un ratcheted up a notch on Friday as the US president dubbed North Korea's leader a "madman," a day after the reclusive regime hinted it may explode a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean.

Macron says Iran nuclear deal no longer enough

New York - France's President Emmanuel Macron declared Wednesday that the Iran nuclear deal is no longer a sufficient safeguard against the growing power that Tehran wields in its region."We need the 2015 accord," he said of the agreement. "Is this accord enough?...

US and Iran meet as Trump threat looms over nuke deal

New York - Washington and Tehran's top diplomats confronted each other for the first time Wednesday as envoys scrambled to save the Iran nuclear deal from a skeptical Donald Trump.

Unlike Trump, Britain's May defends multilateral world

New York - British Prime Minister Theresa May urged world leaders to defend the rules-based international order and its multilateral institutions Wednesday, one day after US President Donald Trump had hailed national sovereignty.

Abbas at UN calls for end to 'apartheid' for Palestinians

New York - Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas called Wednesday for an end to the "apartheid" that he said Israel had imposed on the Palestinians.

Rouhani at UN defends Iran nuclear deal against 'rogue newcomers'

New York - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday defended the nuclear deal at the United Nations, saying it was an internationally backed accord that should not be destroyed by "rogue newcomers to the world of politics.

Trump 'decided' on Iran deal

New York - US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he has reached a decision on whether to recertify Iran's compliance with an international deal to curb its nuclear program.

Macron calls for new measures to be added to Iran deal

New York - French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday called for the Iran nuclear deal to be expanded to include measures to restrict ballistic missile development and to prolong its controls on uranium enrichment.

51 countries line up to sign UN treaty outlawing nuclear weapons

New York - With the North Korean nuclear crisis looming large, 51 countries on Wednesday lined up to sign a new treaty outlawing nuclear weapons that has been fiercely opposed by the United States and other nuclear powers.

Iran defends nuclear deal, warns Trump to respect it

New York - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani insisted Wednesday his country has complied with the nuclear accord it signed with six world powers, and warned "rogue newcomer" Donald Trump that the United States faces isolation if he tears it up.

Trump's fiery UN address redefines US role in the world

New York - President Donald Trump's debut speech at the United Nations featured saber-rattling aplenty, but it also showed glimmers of a Trump doctrine that could transform America's place in the world.

Egypt's Sisi urges Palestinians to unite, co-exist with Israel

New York - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Tuesday urged Palestinians to unite and "be ready to co-exist" in peace with Israelis, in his address to the United Nations.

Erdogan demands Iraqi Kurds call off referendum

New York - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday demanded that Iraqi Kurds call off a referendum on independence, hinting at consequences if they go ahead.
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