Congo Reports Arrest in Killing of 2 U.N. Experts

Congo Reports Arrest in Killing of 2 U.N. Experts

Photo Zaida Catalan and Michael Sharp were abducted in March while investigating crimes in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Credit Bertil Ericson/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images; Timo Mueller/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images NAIROBI, Kenya — A man suspected in the...
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Trump Moves to Widen U.S. Sanctions on North Korea

Trump Moves to Widen U.S. Sanctions on North Korea

Some critics of Mr. Trump praised him on Thursday for focusing on diplomatic pressure rather than saber rattling. R. Nicholas Burns, a former under secretary of state under President George W. Bush, said the new American sanctions were “a smart...
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Trump Likened to ‘a Dog Barking’ by North Korea’s Top Envoy

Trump Likened to ‘a Dog Barking’ by North Korea’s Top Envoy

Other than Mr. Ri’s remarks, there has been no reaction from the North Korean government or Mr. Kim. But on Thursday, the North’s official Korean Central News Agency reported that Mr. Kim had been visiting orchards. “I feel so good...
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With Combative Style and Epithets, Trump Takes America First to the U.N.

With Combative Style and Epithets, Trump Takes America First to the U.N.

Mr. Trump singled out North Korea, broadening his indictment of the Pyongyang government beyond its pursuit of nuclear weapons to its treatment of its own people and captured foreigners like the American college student who died shortly after being sent...
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Live briefing: United Nations General Assembly Convenes in New York

Live briefing: United Nations General Assembly Convenes in New York

The longest speech was Fidel Castro’s in 1960, at 4 hours and 29 minutes, which the Cuban leader began with these words: “Although we have been given the reputation of speaking at great length, the Assembly need not worry. We...
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Trump Soft-Soaps the U.N. Of Course, It Was Only Day 1 . . .

Trump Soft-Soaps the U.N. Of Course, It Was Only Day 1 . . .

“It appears that he left out the anti-U. N. rhetoric he was so fond of during the campaign and instead recognized the potential of the U.N. to be involved in solving global crises and with an important role to play,”...
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North Korea threat looms large as Trump and Macron make UN debuts

North Korea threat looms large as Trump and Macron make UN debuts

‘Mismanagement’ keeps UN from full potential, Trump says Read more California defies Trump by becoming a ‘sanctuary’ state Read more Iraq suspends Kurdish independence referendum Read more N. Korea threat looms large as Macron makes UN ...
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The United Nations Explained: Its Purpose, Power and Problems

The United Nations Explained: Its Purpose, Power and Problems

High Ideals on Human Rights In 1948, the United Nations proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. These include the right to not be enslaved, the right to free expression and the right to seek from other countries asylum from...
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Putin Rejects Cutting Off Oil to North Korea

Putin Rejects Cutting Off Oil to North Korea

“Without political and diplomatic tools, it is impossible to make headway in the current situation; to be more precise, it is impossible,” Mr. Putin said during a joint news conference with Mr. Moon. Despite his opposition to cutting off oil...
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U.S. Faults U.N. Report on Killings of 2 Investigators in Congo

U.S. Faults U.N. Report on Killings of 2 Investigators in Congo

Along with a Congolese interpreter, they had gone to a part of Kasaï-Central Province to investigate a rebellion that had pockmarked the area with mass graves. Their own bodies were found in a shallow grave two weeks later. Ms. Catalán...
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Japan’s Defense Minister Said to Be Resigning, in Blow to Abe

Japan’s Defense Minister Said to Be Resigning, in Blow to Abe

Mr. Abe has also been hurt by accusations of favoritism toward friends and conservative sympathizers. Two of those sympathizers, a married couple who managed a right-wing educational foundation in Osaka, were questioned by prosecutors on Thursday over accusati...
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