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AP Analysis: Other nations adjust to 'America first' policy

Sep. 21, 2018 1:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — America first? Try America first, second and third. As President Donald Trump prepares for his second U.N. General Assembly, the Olympics of international diplomacy, his administration has turned unabashedly and profoundly inward, pursuing ever more unilateral policies in what critics...

Police on guard for poison at UN meeting; no specific threat

Sep. 20, 2018 8:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Police seeking to secure the United Nations General Assembly are on guard for would-be assassins like the two men accused of poisoning a former Russian spy in England. There have been no specific threats. But the New York Police Department's top counterterrorism official, John Miller, said...

Survey of 104 countries says 1.3 billion live in poverty

Sep. 20, 2018 6:44 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A survey of 104 countries comprising 5.5 billion people that looked at health, education and living standards has found that some 1.3 billion people are living in poverty — including 662 million children. The Multidimensional Poverty Index released Thursday by the U.N....

AP Analysis: Trump heads to UN as US retreats from world

Sep. 20, 2018 6:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — America first? Try America first, second and third. As President Donald Trump prepares for his second U.N. General Assembly, the Olympics of international diplomacy, his administration has turned unabashedly and profoundly inward, pursuing ever more unilateral policies in what critics...

Canada declares Myanmar treatment of Rohingya to be genocide

Sep. 20, 2018 6:27 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada's Parliament has unanimously adopted a motion declaring crimes committed against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar to be genocide. The motion Thursday also endorsed the findings of a United Nations mission that outlined how crimes against humanity have been committed by the Myanmar...

8 EU countries urge Israel to reconsider village demolition

Sep. 20, 2018 6:21 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Eight European Union nations are underlining their opposition to Israel's planned demolition of the Palestinian village of Khan al-Ahmar and are urging its government to reconsider the decision. The statement was read by Dutch Ambassador Karel Van Oosterom outside the U.N. Security...

Trump to address drugs, nuclear weapons in UN speeches

Sep. 20, 2018 5:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will call for global action on the world drug problem, lay out his vision of the U.S. role in the world, and urge a halt to the spread of weapons of mass destruction during next week's gathering of world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly. Nikki Haley, the U.S....

Guatemalan protesters demand Morales reverse on graft body

Sep. 20, 2018 4:23 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Thousands marched Thursday to protest President Jimmy Morales' decision to end the work of a U.N. anti-corruption commission that has helped lead high-profile graft probes targeting dozens of powerful Guatemalans, including one involving Morales. Students, farmers, clerics, academics...

UN chief urges pardon for 2 journalists jailed in Myanmar

Sep. 20, 2018 4:14 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he hopes Myanmar's government will pardon "as quickly as possible" two Reuters journalists jailed on charges of possessing state secrets in connection with their reporting about massacres of Rohingya Muslims. Guterres said Thursday that "it...

The Latest: Russia says 3,000 Syrians back home in last week

Sep. 20, 2018 2:59 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria related developments (all times local): 8:35 p.m. The Russian military says that over 3,000 Syrians have returned to their homes over the past week. Col. Gen. Mikhail Mizintsev said Thursday that 2,180 internally displaced people and 937 refugees have come home during the...