- 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):
- Ex-UN General Assembly head among 6 held in bribery scheme Updated: Oct-06-15 8:02 pm
NEW YORK - A former president of the United Nations General Assembly turned the world body into a "platform for profit" by accepting over $1 million in bribes from a billionaire Chinese real estate mogul and other businesspeople to pave the way for lucrative investments, a prosecutor charged Tuesday.
- Russian entry into Syria's air wars raises worries Updated: Oct-06-15 2:04 pm
WASHINGTON - Russia's entry into the crowded and sometimes uncoordinated air wars in Syria is making the U.S. increasingly nervous, reflecting concern at the Pentagon and in Europe about the risk of accidents or unintended conflict.
- 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
- Turkish Cypriots: Reunification agreement possible in months Updated: Oct-02-15 7:59 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci said Friday that an agreement on reunifying the divided Mediterranean island can be reached in months rather than years if talks with the Greek Cypriot president continue at the same pace, with the same determination and political will, as they have in recent months.
- 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.
- 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."
- EU leaders call for global refugee quotas at UN event Updated: Sep-30-15 8:25 pm
UNITED NATIONS - European leaders are urging U.N. member states to introduce global refugee quotas to stem the crisis that has forced thousands to flee their homes in search of safety.
- The Latest: Russia could strike beyond Syria, exec suggests Updated: Sep-30-15 12:37 pm
MOSCOW - The latest developments as Russia and other nations counter Islamic State militants in Syria. All times local:
- S. Sudan president, rebel leader trade blame for fighting Updated: Sep-29-15 2:38 pm
UNITED NATIONS - South Sudan's president and rebel leader on Tuesday blamed each other for breaking the country's cease-fire, although President Salva Kiir told a high-level U.N. meeting that his commitment to the peace deal is "unwavering."
- 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.
- Venezuela, Guyana to restore ambassadors amid border dispute Updated: Sep-27-15 11:15 pm
UNITED NATIONS - After a tense meeting, the presidents of Venezuela and Guyana agreed Sunday to restore ambassadors and hold talks to resolve a long-running border dispute that flared up recently following the discovery of oil in disputed waters.
- Leaders pledge money, clout to achieve women's equality Updated: Sep-27-15 10:09 pm
UNITED NATIONS - World leaders pledged money and political clout to achieve equality for women by 2030 at a U.N. meeting Sunday co-chaired by China's President Xi Jinping, who has faced strong criticism for cracking down on women's rights activists.
- Obama, Beyonce part of Global Citizen fest all-star lineup Updated: Sep-26-15 11:15 pm
NEW YORK - First lady Michelle Obama introduced a new campaign focusing on education for girls, Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai earned loud applause for her striking speech and Beyonce was energetic during her live performance at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival.
- US acts to open dialogue with Iran about Syria, Yemen crises Updated: Sep-26-15 12:37 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.S. took steps Saturday to open a dialogue with Iran and others about the crises in Syria and Yemen.
- As UN peacekeeping veers toward counterterror, US steps in Updated: Sep-26-15 10:38 am
UNITED NATIONS - Along a quiet cease-fire line in Cyprus, U.N. peacekeepers handle an increasingly old-fashioned job: actually keeping the peace. The last deadly incident was in 1996. Today's challenges include keeping poachers and rogue farmers out of no man's land. "Most of the time we don't wear weapons," said the force commander, Maj. Gen. Kristin Lund.
- 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.
- David Beckham impressed by pope: 'Truly amazing' Updated: Sep-24-15 6:33 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Add David Beckham to the list of people who have been moved by the pope's visit to the United States.
- DiCaprio, Bono, Zuckerberg added to Global Citizen Festival Updated: Sep-21-15 5:46 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Leonardo DiCaprio, Bono, Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Bill and Melinda Gates will be onstage for next week's Global Citizen Festival in New York City.
- No poverty, hunger in 15 years? UN sets sweeping new goals Updated: Sep-21-15 12:11 am
A season of goal-setting begins this month as the United Nations launches a new 15-year plan to fight grinding world poverty, improve health and education and quell climate change.
- Hacking, China's maritime claims overshadow Xi's US visit Updated: Sep-20-15 2:31 am
BEIJING - As Chinese President Xi Jinping makes his first state visit to Washington this week, the outlook for relations is decidedly murkier than when he hosted President Barack Obama at their last summit less than a year ago.
- UN chief says will repatriate peacekeepers over sex abuse Updated: Sep-10-15 6:45 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. chief is taking aim at sexual abuse by peacekeepers, "one of my greatest disappointments," saying he will repatriate the troops of countries that don't act on allegations and has already started to suspend payments to countries when allegations are credible.
- UN-backed documentary 'Human' aims to capture the world Updated: Sep-10-15 8:11 am
VENICE, Italy - With wars, atrocities and the desperation of refugees dominating the daily news, it's easy to feel despair about human nature.