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UN meeting produces sense that a 'new epoch' is arriving

Sep. 27, 2022 13:53 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The war in Ukraine and its global fallout transfixed the meeting of world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly this year. When it wasn’t out front, it lurked in the background of virtually every speech. There were near-unanimous calls for an end to the...

EU, US question Serbia's EU commitment after Russia deal

Sep. 26, 2022 14:09 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The European Union and the U.S. on Monday questioned Serbia’s proclaimed commitment to join Europe’s 27-nation bloc after Belgrade signed an agreement with Moscow pledging long-term “consultations” on foreign policy matters amid Russia's war in Ukraine. ...

Politics impede long-advocated growth of UN Security Council

Sep. 26, 2022 00:12 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Virtually everyone involved agrees: Almost eight decades after it came into existence, the powerful U.N. Security Council needs to expand, to evolve, to include more voices. But as with so many things, the central question — and the biggest disagreement — is exactly how....

Serbian minister defends deal with Russia amid criticism

Sep. 25, 2022 06:57 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's foreign minister on Sunday sought to play down the importance of an agreement with Russia after the Balkan state that is seeking European Union membership faced criticism for signing it. Nikola Selakovic signed the agreement Friday along with...

On Ukraine, Russia repeats insistence that it had no choice

Sep. 24, 2022 20:31 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia made its case to the world Saturday for its war in Ukraine, repeating a series of grievances about its neighbor and the West to tell the U.N. General Assembly meeting of leaders that Moscow had “no choice” but to take military action. After days of...

EU candidate Serbia and Russia sign foreign policy agreement

Sep. 24, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia has signed an agreement with Russia for mutual “consultations” on foreign policy matters, the Balkan country’s media reported Saturday. Serbian Foreign Affairs Minister Nikola Selakovic signed the agreement Friday along with Russian Foreign...

World opinion shifts against Russia as Ukraine worries grow

Sep. 23, 2022 23:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The tide of international opinion appears to be decisively shifting against Russia, as a number of non-aligned countries are joining the United States and its allies in condemning Moscow’s war in Ukraine and its threats to the principles of the international rules-based order. ...

Norway's prime minister on Ukraine: 'The war has to stop'

Sep. 22, 2022 19:22 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Norway's prime minister, Jonas Gahr Støre, believes the world — with one notable holdout — is on the same page: “The war has to stop.” “I heard it from China. I heard it from India. I heard it from African colleagues. And I think that’s an...

GLIMPSES: Lavrov's quick entrance and exit at United Nations

Sep. 22, 2022 18:41 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — As if there wasn't enough tension. After days of speeches by world leaders taking subtle and not-so-subtle shots at Russia for its invasion of Ukraine during the annual U.N. General Assembly, in walked Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to address the...

US urges world to tell Russia to stop its nuclear threats

Sep. 22, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States urged other nations to tell Russia to stop making nuclear threats and end “the horror” of its war in Ukraine as all three countries' top diplomats spoke — but didn't quite meet — at a high-profile U.N. Security Council meeting Thursday. ...