Treasury Secretary Mnuchin addresses China tariffs, Iran sanctions

Politics 09/12/19, 17:29

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday said President Donald Trump does not have plans to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the United Nations General Assembly in New York later this month. Mnuchin told reporters that President Trump's decision on Wednesday to delay a scheduled Oct. 1 tariff hike on ...

Former UN president backs indicted Hong Kong businessman

New York 11/27/18, 18:27

A former president of the United Nations General Assembly said Tuesday that he never witnessed "anything improper" on the part of a prominent Hong Kong businessman on trial in New York on charges of bribing government leaders in two African nations to land lucrative business deals for a Chinese oil ...

Update: the United Nations General Assembly

Africa 09/28/18, 10:38

The Latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local):10:30 a.m.Two of Macedonia's closest neighbors are welcoming the country's upcoming referendum on changing its name.Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borissov told the U.N. General Assembly on Friday that the agreement between Greece and Macedonia to resolve their long-standing dispute over ...

Update: Cypriot leader urges global migration strategy

World 09/27/18, 10:07

The Latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local):9:55 a.m.The leader of the Mediterranean island of Cyprus is criticizing short-term moves to lock up migrants and is urging world leaders to work together on a global migration strategy instead.President Nicos Anastasiades made his appeal Thursday at the U.N. ...

President Trump chairs U.N. Security Council: Safety replaced horrors of war

U.S. 09/26/18, 23:31

“To be successful, we need a commitment of every nation represented in this chamber. Acting together, we can replace the horrors of war with the blessings of safety and the beautiful promise of peace,” President Donald J. Trump told members of the United Nations Security Council today in New York. President ...

Update: Ghana president defends Chinese investment

Africa 09/26/18, 10:22

The Latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local):10:15 a.m.Ghana's president is defending massive Chinese investment across Africa in the face of concerns about a possible "re-colonization of the African continent by a new power."President Nana Akufo-Addo says "it is obvious to us that the development trajectory we ...

Update: UN to warn against populism in high-level week

World 09/25/18, 09:02

The Latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local):8:45 a.m.Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is expected to paint a grim picture of the state of the world as leaders open their annual meeting Tuesday, spotlighting the breakdown of trust around the globe and the need to counter unilateralism and reinvigorate ...

Update: France wants UN backing for Syria accord

World 09/24/18, 10:15

The Latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local):10 a.m.France's foreign minister wants the U.N. to rally behind a Russian-Turkish accord averting a massive battle for the Syrian rebel stronghold of Idlib.Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Monday that the accord is "a good thing" and an "opportunity ...

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