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In this UNTV image, Simonetta Sommaruga, President of Switzerland, speaks in a pre-recorded video message during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, at UN headquarters in New York. The U.N.'s first virtual meeting of world leaders started Tuesday with pre-recorded speeches from heads-of-state, kept at home by the coronavirus pandemic. (UNTV via AP)

They said it: Leaders at the virtual UN, in their own words

Sep. 23, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

Lots of leaders saying lots of things about lots of topics — topics that matter to them, to their regions, to the world. That’s what the speechmaking at the U.N. General Assembly invariably produces each year. And each year, certain enormous topics and certain louder voices dominate. Here, The...

Iraqi President Barham Salih, right, and French President Emmanuel Macron greet each other with an elbow bump during a joint press conference at the Salam Palace Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 in Baghdad. French President Emmanuel Macron is the first head of state to visit the Iraqi capital since Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, Iraq's former intelligence chief, formed a new government in May. (Gonzalo Fuentes/Pool via AP)

French leader in Baghdad, urges Iraqis to guard sovereignty

Sep. 2, 2020 8:18 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday that Iraq is facing multiple challenges with the two biggest problems being foreign interference in Iraqi affairs and the Islamic State group militants. In brief comments after meeting top Iraqi leaders on his first visit to Baghdad, Macron...