• climate change Sep 23

    For One Night, TV Comics Focus Their Shows on Climate Change

    Have you heard the one about climate change? It was hard to miss late Wednesday and early Thursday, as eight of television’s late-night comics focused much of their shows on the issue.

  • U.N. General Assembly Sep 19

    As Leaders Reconvene at UN, Climate and COVID Top the List

    Despite the still raging COVID-19 pandemic, more than 100 world leaders are heading to New York for the annual high-level U.N. gathering

  • Palestinian-Israeli relations Oct 26, 2020

    Palestinians Push for International Conference, US Is Open

    The Palestinian foreign minister says an international peace conference is the only way to generate momentum to bring Israelis and Palestinians to negotiate a peace agreement

  • United Kingdom Sep 25, 2019

    Johnson: ‘Terrifying Limbless Chickens' But Little Brexit

    Things the beleaguered British prime minister said in his astonishing speech to the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday night: “Pink-eyed Terminators from the future.” ”Terrifying limbless chickens.” ”Your fridge will beep for more cheese.” Things Boris Johnson didn’t address with any substance: Brexit (though he mentioned it in a quip). The British court ruling earlier in the day that said...

  • Donald Trump Sep 24, 2019

    Trump Touts Nationalism at UN: ‘The Future Belongs to Patriots'

    President Donald Trump told other world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly that wise leaders put the future of their own people and country first, using his speech to prioritize individual nations’ self-determination over alliances and globalization.

  • oil and gas Sep 24, 2019

    ‘You Are Failing Us': Plans, Frustration at UN Climate Talks

    Scolded for doing little, leader after leader promised the United Nations on Monday to do more to prevent a warming world from reaching even more dangerous levels. As they made their pledges at the Climate Action Summit, though, they and others conceded it was not enough. And even before they spoke, teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg shamed them over and...

  • oil and gas Sep 22, 2019

    Youth Leaders at UN Demand Bold Climate Change Action

    Fresh off the climate strike that took hundreds of thousands of young people out of classrooms and into the streets globally, youth leaders gathered at the United Nations Saturday to demand radical moves to fight climate change. “We showed that we are united and that we, young people, are unstoppable,” Swedish 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg, who started the climate strike...

  • United States Jun 14, 2018

    UN Assembly Blames Israel for Gaza Violence, But Not Hamas

    The U.N. General Assembly approved a Palestinian-backed resolution Wednesday blaming Israel for violence in Gaza after narrowly rejecting a U.S. demand to add a condemnation of attacks on Israel by Gaza’s Hamas rulers. The votes reflected wide concern in the 193-member world body that the resolution sponsored by Arab and Islamic nations was one-sided and failed to even mention Hamas...

  • Donald Trump Dec 25, 2017

    Jerusalem Violence, Rain Put Damper on Bethlehem Christmas

    It was a subdued Christmas Eve in the traditional birthplace of Jesus on Sunday, with spirits dampened by cold, rainy weather and recent violence sparked by President Donald Trump’s recognition of nearby Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Crowds were thinner than previous years as visitors, especially Arab Christians living in Israel and the West Bank, appeared to be deterred by clashes...

  • Donald Trump Dec 21, 2017

    Trump Threatens Jerusalem Opponents With US Funding Cutoff

    President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to cut off U.S. funding to countries that support a resolution criticizing his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “We’ll save a lot. We don’t care,” he said, alluding to U.S. aid. The president strongly supported U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley who said Tuesday that the United States “will be taking names” of countries that...

  • Donald Trump Sep 24, 2017

    After US Shows Military Strength to North Korea, Trump Tweets a Message to ‘Little Rocket Man'

    President Donald Trump tweeted that North Korea “won’t be around much longer” if the speech made by a North Korean official at the United Nations mirror the sentiments of “Little Rocket Man” Kim Jong Un. “Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won’t be around much longer!” Trump...

  • Donald Trump Sep 22, 2017

    Say What? Kim Jong Un Calls Trump a ‘Dotard'

    Famous for using bombastic, derogatory and often-awkward English slams against enemies, North Korean state media sent people scrambling for dictionaries Friday with a dispatch that quotes leader Kim Jong Un calling President Donald Trump “the mentally deranged U.S. dotard.” The what? Dotard means a person in a feeble or childish state due to old age. It’s a translation of a...

  • Donald Trump Sep 23, 2017

    Trump Fires Back at Kim in Insult War: ‘Obviously a Madman'

    A day after North Korea’s leader called President Donald Trump “deranged” and “a rogue and a gangster,” Trump fired back, tweeting Friday morning that Kim Jon Un “is obviously a madman.” Trump continued his lashes at Kim at a campaign rally for Alabama Sen. Luther Strange saying “We can’t have madmen out there shooting rockets all over the place.” He...

  • Donald Trump Sep 22, 2017

    Kim Jong Un: ‘Deranged' Trump Will ‘Pay Dearly' for Threat

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in an extraordinary and direct rebuke, called President Donald Trump “deranged” and said he will “pay dearly” for his threats, a possible indication of more powerful weapons tests on the horizon. Kim said Trump is “unfit to hold the prerogative of supreme command of a country.” He also described the U.S. president as “a...

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