United Nations General Assembly

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday Oct. 1, 2013 at the United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Andrew Gombert,Pool)

Netanyahu: Israel won’t let Iran get nuclear arms

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Israel’s prime minister declared Tuesday that his country will never allow Iran to get nuclear weapons, even if it has to act alone, and he dismissed the Iranian president’s “charm offensive” […]

10/01/2013

FILE - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a news conference in midtown Manhattan, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, in New York. For years, Iran has been an archenemy of the United States. Now, with alliances blurred in the Mideast, the two countries are talking about how to stop an offensive in Iraq by al-Qaida-inspired insurgents. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

US, Iran leaders talk for first time since 1979

WASHINGTON (AP) – Breaking a third-of-a-century diplomatic freeze, President Barack Obama and new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spoke by telephone on Friday and, in a historic shift from years of unwavering animosity, agreed to work […]

09/27/2013

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks at a meeting on nuclear disarmament during the 68th session of the General Assembly at United Nations headquarters, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Rouhani: Obama has struck new tone on Iran

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran’s new president says President Barack Obama struck a new tone in his U.N. speech this week that left him optimistic about easing tensions between the two countries. Hassan Rouhani also […]

09/27/2013

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during the 68th session of the General Assembly at United Nations headquarters Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

At UN, Obama welcomes signs of Iranian moderation

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday welcomed the new Iranian government’s pursuit of a “more moderate course,” saying it should offer the basis for a breakthrough on Iran’s nuclear impasse with the […]

09/24/2013

Germany condemns Mideast violence

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – Iran must stop stalling over its suspected drive to build a nuclear weapon, German foreign minister Guido Westerwelle said Friday at the United Nations General Assembly. Westerwelle said Iran must open […]

09/28/2012

Gates hopes polio will be eradicated by 2018

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – Software magnate and philanthropist Bill Gates, who is helping spearhead a global campaign to eradicate polio, said Thursday he hopes that by 2015 no child in the world will be paralyzed […]

09/28/2012

Mexican president calls for drug debate at UN

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – Mexican President Felipe Calderon has called on members of the United Nations to promote a debate on alternative ways to combat drug trafficking. Calderon was unusually energetic Wednesday in his address […]

09/26/2012

Obama to urge UN to confront roots of Muslim rage

NEW YORK (AP) – President Barack Obama today will challenge the world to confront the root causes of rage exploding across the Muslim world, calling it a defining choice “between the forces that would drive […]

09/25/2012

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