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Asian victors may find anti-China campaign vows hard to keep

Sep. 26, 2018 3:32 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Three Muslim-majority Asian countries have elected leaders who campaigned on a promise to temper China's growing influence, but analysts say reducing the foothold of the world's second-largest economy won't be easy because of the billions of dollars in development projects that are already...

Small question, big consequences: Is N. Korea a nuke power?

Sep. 26, 2018 3:25 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — As Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un stand on the brink of a widely expected Summit No. 2 to unstick deadlocked nuclear diplomacy, a crucial but often overlooked question looms: Is North Korea actually a nuclear power? Kim and his well-amplified propaganda specialists certainly say it is....

Trump to meet with Netanyahu, chair Security Council meeting

Sep. 26, 2018 12:21 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump poured scorn on the "ideology of globalism" and heaped praise on his own administration's achievements in a speech to the U.N. General Assembly that drew headshakes and even mocking laughter from his audience of fellow world leaders. "The U.S. will not tell you...

In most global of settings, UN ponders populism's problems

Sep. 26, 2018 12:04 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Warning that the world has a bad case of "trust deficit disorder" and risks "runaway climate change," U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged global leaders Tuesday to abandon unilateralism and reinvigorate cooperation as the only way to tackle the challenges and threats of...

The Latest: Congo's president says elections 'irreversible'

Sep. 25, 2018 11:22 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 11:20 p.m. President Joseph Kabila of Congo is stressing that holding elections on Dec. 23 is "irreversible" and denouncing any interference in the electoral process from foreign governments. Kabila became Congo's...

Laughter at Trump among a long line of shocking UN moments

Sep. 25, 2018 10:00 PM EDT

The laughter was sudden, loud and unexpected. It came at the expense of the U.S. president as he addressed global leaders at the United Nations, and it was witnessed by an audience of tens of millions viewing immediate clips online of an awkward moment for Donald Trump. The laughter followed Trump's boasts that...

The Latest: Trump hails his own achievements in UN speech

Sep. 25, 2018 8:57 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's appearance at the U.N. General Assembly (all times local): 8:50 p.m. President Donald Trump scorned the "ideology of globalism" and heaped praise on his own administration's achievements in a speech Tuesday to the U.N. General Assembly. "The U.S....

Trump at UN Security Council: 'Most watched meeting ever'?

Sep. 25, 2018 8:44 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council tends to proceed in a scripted, measured way. U.S. President Donald Trump does not. But Trump is set to preside Wednesday over the U.N.'s most powerful body, one that incarnates the very concept of global governing that he swatted aside in a speech Tuesday....

Iran says US wants to overthrow govt, rejects two-way talks

Sep. 25, 2018 7:10 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani accused the United States on Tuesday of trying to overthrow his government, rejecting bilateral talks after President Donald Trump denounced Iran's leaders and predicted stepped-up U.S. sanctions would get Tehran to negotiate over its nuclear program....

US lashes out at Iran as world leaders gather at UN

Sep. 25, 2018 6:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump and his top national security aides lashed out at Iran with unusual venom Tuesday, warning Tehran that it faced severe consequences if it defied the United States. Speeches by the president before the U.N. General Assembly and by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and...