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China and Russia see the United States in their sights at the United Nations

China and Russia see the United States in their sights at the United Nations

The United Nations — As the United Nations General Assembly draws to a close on Monday, the focus on horrific images of death and destruction in Ukraine in hundreds of speeches by world leaders has underscored the United Nations’ inability to prevent or to end the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Although President Biden announced significant …

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Saudi Arabia's triumphal week resumes the embrace of the West

Saudi Arabia’s triumphal week resumes the embrace of the West

NEW YORK (AP) — Saudi Arabia appears to be leaving behind the stream of negative coverage that the killing of Jamal Khashoggi aroused since 2018. The kingdom is once again enthusiastically welcomed into a polite and powerful society, and it is no longer as frowned upon to seek Saudi investment or accept their favor. Saudi …

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Foreign Minister of China Wang Yi addresses the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

China in Taiwan: “External interference” will not be tolerated

THE UNITED NATIONS — China underlined its commitment to its claim to Taiwan on Saturday, telling the assembled world leaders that anyone who hinders its resolve to reunite with the self-governing island will be “crushed by the wheels of history”. The language was forceful but, for Chinese leaders, well within the realm of normal. “Only …

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As Ukraine worries the UN, some leaders lament what is being pushed aside

As Ukraine worries the UN, some leaders lament what is being pushed aside

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In speech after speech, world leaders have dwelt on the topic occupying this year’s United Nations General Assembly meeting: Russia’s war in Ukraine. A few, like Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, have made the world remember everything else. He too was quick to talk about the biggest military confrontation in Europe since …

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World Opinion Shifts Against Russia As Ukraine Worries Grow

World Opinion Shifts Against Russia As Ukraine Worries Grow

NEW YORK (AP) — The tide of international opinion appears to be turning decisively against Russia, as a number of non-aligned nations join the United States and its allies in condemning Moscow’s war in Ukraine and its threats to the principles of the rules-based international order. Western officials have repeatedly said that Russia has isolated …

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Lavrov walks out of UN meeting as allies slam Russia over war in Ukraine |  CNN Politics

Lavrov walks out of UN meeting as allies slam Russia over war in Ukraine | CNN Politics

New York CNN — The Russian foreign minister was absent from the chamber as his country faced a broad rebuke from the United States and others for its war in Ukraine during a meeting of the UN Security Council, the secretary State Antony Blinken warning his fellow diplomats “the very international order that we have …

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A day after Zelensky's speech, the US and Russia clash at the UN

A day after Zelensky’s speech, the US and Russia clash at the UN

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – A day after Ukraine’s president made a strong case against Russia’s invasion at the United Nations, the United States made its own assertions before the UN Security Council on Thursday on the reasons why Russia should face more censorship and isolation. Minutes later, Russia came right back, calling the claims unfair …

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Iran says it's ready for a new nuclear deal, but asks if the US is ready

Iran says it’s ready for a new nuclear deal, but asks if the US is ready

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran’s president insisted on Wednesday that his country was seriously considering reviving a deal to prevent it from acquiring a nuclear bomb, but questioned whether Tehran could be trusted with the commitment of the United States in a possible agreement. The United States had already “trampled on” a previous agreement, President …

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Biden arrives at UN 'with the wind at his back', but concerns remain as Russia's war in Ukraine drags on |  CNN Politics

Biden arrives at UN ‘with the wind at his back’, but concerns remain as Russia’s war in Ukraine drags on | CNN Politics

New York City CNN — President Joe Biden returns to the United Nations stage in green marble on Wednesday, ready to tout renewed American leadership on Ukraine and the environment, even as the combined effects of protracted conflict and economic uncertainty create a somber mood among world leaders. Biden’s second speech to the UN General …

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'Our world is in peril': UN leaders press for solutions

‘Our world is in peril’: UN leaders press for solutions

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The world’s problems drew attention on Tuesday as the annual meeting of world leaders of the United Nations General Assembly opened with dire assessments of a planet in the throes of escalating disasters. crises and conflicts that an aging international order seems increasingly ill-equipped to deal with. After two years of …

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