- 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.
- 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.
- 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:
- France investigates alleged crimes against humanity by Assad Updated: Sep-30-15 10:35 am
PARIS - Paris prosecutors have opened a preliminary investigation into French government accusations that Syrian President Bashar Assad's government has committed crimes against humanity.
- Saudi minister: There's a military option to oust Assad Updated: Sep-29-15 11:29 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said Tuesday there is a military option in Syria that will end with the removal of President Bashar Assad if the preferred political option does not lead to his departure.
- Abe: Japan ready to help refugees, but not take them in Updated: Sep-29-15 8:08 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Japan's prime minister said Tuesday that his nation needs to attend to its own demographic challenges posed by falling birth rates and an aging population before opening its doors to refugees.
- Maldives minister says boat blast likely targeted president Updated: Sep-29-15 6:01 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The top diplomat of the Maldives said Tuesday an explosion on the boat of the island nation's leader was likely a targeted attack.
- 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.
- US, Cuba leaders meet for 2nd time in this year Updated: Sep-29-15 1:49 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Making good on a pledge to change U.S. posture toward Cuba, President Barack Obama held talks Tuesday with Cuban President Raul Castro, the second time the leaders of the once-estranged nations have met this year.
- 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.
- Zimbabwe president blames refugee crisis on external forces Updated: Sep-28-15 8:53 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe says interference in the domestic affairs of independent nations has triggered the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean.
- Democratic discontent with White House Syria policy growing Updated: Sep-28-15 6:10 pm
WASHINGTON - Democratic discontent with the U.S. strategy in Syria is growing, with some of President Barack Obama's supporters in Congress questioning what he is doing to fight Islamic State militants, stem the exodus of Syrian refugees and find a political solution to the conflict.
- Russian media talk up Putin's speech Updated: Sep-28-15 2:11 pm
MOSCOW - In an hours-long marathon of commentary, Russia's two main TV stations on Monday talked up President Vladimir Putin's speech at the U.N. General Assembly as tough and uncompromising.
- 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.
- 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:
- 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.
- The Latest: Helicopters headed to pick up Pope Francis Updated: Sep-26-15 8:16 am
NEW YORK - Latest developments in Pope Francis' visit to the United States. All times local:
- 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.
- How not to panic about possibly meeting Pope Francis Updated: Sep-25-15 3:05 am
NEW YORK - The pope has arrived. What do we do? Hugs? Selfies? Curtsies? How formal should we be with a man who telephones average people out of the blue and accepts pizza deliveries in the popemobile? Should we follow the advice of House and Senate leaders, who told lawmakers to avoid handshakes or conversations with Pope Francis as he entered the chamber for his speech in Congress on Thursday? Here's some etiquette advice from a few experts skilled at being "in the wallpaper" of such VIP visits, the protocol officers who spend weeks or months planning every detail and know the taboos: