Wed09202017

LAST_UPDATEWed, 20 Sep 2017 6pm

French President Defends Paris Agreement, Iran Nuclear Deal

UNITED NATIONS -- French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday defended the Paris Agreement on climate change and asked concerned parties to retain the Iran nuclear deal, China’s Xinhua news agency reported.

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Trump Says Gulf Crisis Can Be 'Solved Pretty Quickly'

Shortly after addressing the United Nations General Assembly, US President Donald Trump and Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani met in New York to discuss the Gulf's major diplomatic crisis.

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Trump Targets North Korea, Iran In His First UN Speech

UNITED NATIONS -- US President Donald Trump on Tuesday strongly pressured North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons and criticised a landmark Iran nuclear deal in his first speech at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, China’s Xinhua news agency reported.

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Sheikh Tamim Takes Gulf Crisis To Global Audience

United Nations, New York City - Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani used the pulpit of the UN General Assembly to attack the four neighbours that have imposed a blockade against it, accusing them of "terrorism"-like behaviour.

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Trump's UN Speech In Breach Of UN Charter, Says Swedish FM

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STOCKHOLM -- Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom has slammed US President Donald Trump's first United Nations (UN) address as "bombastic and nationalist," saying the speech was "in breach of the UN charter", China’s Xinhua news agency reported.

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Two London Tube Attack Suspects Were Foster Children, Officials Say

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LONDON: Anti-terror police in the UK are continuing to question suspects recently arrested on suspicion of attempting to blow up a London Underground train.

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At U.N., Trump Says U.S. May Have To 'Totally Destroy' North Korea

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UNITED NATIONS: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that the United States will be forced to “totally destroy” North Korea unless Pyongyang backs down from its nuclear challenge, mocking North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a “rocket man” on a suicide mission.

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More Than 100 Dead In Major Earthquake Near Mexico City

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MEXICO CITY: A major earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 119 people in several states and toppling buildings in the heavily populated capital where rescuers searched frantically for survivors under the rubble.

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Brazil's Temer At U.N. Decries Rise In Nationalism, Protectionism

UNITED NATIONS - Brazilian President Michel Temer criticized a rise in nationalism around the world and said in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday that protectionism was not the solution to economic difficulties faced by countries.

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U.N. Peacekeepers Pressed To Do More With Less As Further Cuts Loom

JOHANNESBURG/NAIROBI - On June 29, Maman Sidikou, head of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Congo, received a cable from headquarters in New York in which his bosses laid out in no uncertain terms that the world’s largest peacekeeping mission had to make cuts, and fast.

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