- Cuba submits latest draft UN resolution against US embargo Updated: Oct-09-15 6:06 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The latest draft United Nations resolution urging the United States to end its economic embargo on Cuba has appeared - and it points out President Barack Obama's commitment to end the policy.
- $2M bail set for diplomat charged in UN bribery case Updated: Oct-09-15 5:56 pm
NEW YORK - Over a prosecutor's objection, bail was set at $2 million Friday for a Dominican Republic diplomat arrested in a bribe-related criminal case that also landed a former president of the United Nations General Assembly behind bars.
- UN high post, ensnared in alleged bribe case, ripe for risk Updated: Oct-09-15 2:31 pm
UNITED NATIONS - This is how a former president of the U.N. General Assembly, arrested this week in an alleged bribery scheme, paid himself, the criminal complaint says: John Ashe accepted more than $3 million from foreign governments and individuals, signed checks to himself and wrote on them "Salary."
- 8 memorable presidents of the UN General Assembly Updated: Oct-09-15 12:23 am
UNITED NATIONS - There have been 70 presidents of the U.N. General Assembly, some memorable for their accomplishments, others for their political views, allegations against them, and the reputations of the countries they represent. The arrest of the 68th president, John Ashe of Antigua, in an alleged bribery case has put the spotlight on the presidency of the 193-member world body, which rotates every year by region. Here is a look at eight memorable General Assembly presidents:
- UN orders audit of 2 foundations linked to bribery case Updated: Oct-08-15 1:10 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon ordered an audit Thursday of two foundations whose leaders are linked to an alleged bribery case involving former U.N. General Assembly president John Ashe.
- The Latest: Prosecutor: Ex-UN official implicated himself Updated: Oct-06-15 8:05 pm
NEW YORK - The latest on allegations that former United Nations General Assembly President Josh Ashe accepted bribes to help a Chinese real estate mogul and other businesspeople gain investments and government contracts (all times local):
- The Latest: Record 150-plus world leaders at UN summit Updated: Oct-03-15 2:03 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The latest developments from the annual meeting of the U.N. General Assembly, where world leaders are grappling with a multitude of global crises, including the fight against terrorism - the Islamic State in particular - and easing the refugee crisis in the Middle East and North Africa (all times local):
- Syrian opposition says leader met UN chief on Russia strikes Updated: Oct-03-15 10:45 am
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- Central African Republic elections delayed by fresh violence Updated: Oct-01-15 8:29 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Fresh violence in Central African Republic has forced the delay of Oct. 18 elections meant to put the troubled country on firmer political ground, officials said Thursday, but they expect the vote will take place by the end of this year.
- Red Cross: Wounded trapped in C. African Republic capital Updated: Sep-30-15 10:03 pm
BANGUI, Central African Republic - Aid officials pleaded for access to the neighborhoods of Central African Republic's treacherous capital on Wednesday, saying that sectarian clashes between rivaling Christian and Muslim militias make it too dangerous to help the wounded and to recover bodies.
- President Abbas raises Palestinian flag for first time at UN Updated: Sep-30-15 8:53 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas raised the Palestinian flag at the United Nations for the first time on Wednesday with a promise that it will be raised soon in Jerusalem, "the capital of our Palestinian state."
- At UN, Pakistan PM proposes peace initiative with India Updated: Sep-30-15 2:40 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday proposed a new peace initiative with historical rival India.
- In year of diplomatic triumphs, Obama still dogged by Syria Updated: Sep-29-15 4:35 pm
NEW YORK - In a year of diplomatic breakthroughs, President Barack Obama can't escape the shadow of Syria's intractable crisis.
- Obama, Iran foreign minister shook hands at luncheon Updated: Sep-29-15 9:08 am
TEHRAN, Iran - President Barack Obama and Iran's foreign minister shook hands when they ran into one another on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York.
- Analysis: Xi big-money pledges underpin Chinese diplomacy Updated: Sep-29-15 9:08 am
UNITED NATIONS - Call it checkbook diplomacy, Chinese style.
- Obama and Putin: Awkward moments, few breakthroughs Updated: Sep-29-15 8:10 am
NEW YORK - U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin's first formal meeting in more than two years started with an awkward handshake and ended without a breakthrough on Syria, a crisis that has strained their already tense relationship.
- Everybody's late for UN chief's lunch - even the chief Updated: Sep-29-15 12:28 am
UNITED NATIONS - U.S. President Barack Obama glided into the secretary-general's lunch for world leaders more than 20 minute late, glad-handing presidents and potentates as he made his way to the head table. President Vladimir Putin arrived even later, while the U.N. chief was speaking before making a toast, so the Russian leader walked quickly to his seat - a chair away from Obama.
- News Guide: A look at the UN General Assembly Updated: Sep-28-15 8:35 am
UNITED NATIONS - The annual U.N. General Assembly ministerial meeting is always a major event, but this year's is extraordinary. It could bring a record number of world leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, who hasn't attended in years. Most of the attention will be on Putin and President Barack Obama who will have their own separate meeting in New York at a time of tensions over Russia's military involvement in Syria.
- Abbas out of options, out of synch with angry Palestinians Updated: Sep-28-15 7:53 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has threatened to drop a "bombshell" in a speech to the United Nations this week - prompting speculation that he will sever ties with Israel over its settlement expansion and other hard-line policies.
- 6 historic moments at the UN General Assembly Updated: Sep-28-15 1:57 am
UNITED NATIONS - Khrushchev pounds the table with his shoe. Castro speaks for hours. Gadhafi tears up the U.N. charter. As the United Nations marks its 70th anniversary and world leaders gather in New York on Monday for the U.N. General Assembly's annual ministerial meeting, here's a look back at six memorable moments from past sessions:
- War on IS a focus of UN General Assembly amid stalemate Updated: Sep-27-15 11:15 pm
NEW YORK - When world leaders convene for the U.N. General Assembly this week, it will be a year since the U.S. president declared the formation of an international coalition to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the Islamic State group.
- After success with Iran, pope, next stop for Obama is UN Updated: Sep-27-15 3:31 pm
NEW YORK - Fresh from successes on Iran and with the pope, President Barack Obama still carried heavy burdens into critical meetings this week at the U.N. General Assembly.
- Tracing China's long, convoluted relationship with the UN Updated: Sep-26-15 2:13 pm
UNITED NATIONS - China's President Xi Jinping is poised to address the U.N. General Assembly for the first time on Monday. Here are some milestones in China's long, convoluted relationship with the world body:
- Venezuela president says he'll meet with Guyana leader at UN Updated: Sep-25-15 6:13 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says he plans to meet with Guyanese President David Granger in New York to discuss a border dispute between the two South American nations.