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  • Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a news conference at the Chancellery in Berlin
    July 6, 2017  

    In the our news wrap Thursday, the president of China called for restraint over how to handle North Korea’s test of an intercontinental ballistic missile. Meanwhile, Russia reportedly blocked the U.N. Security Council’s approval of a statement strongly condemning the launch. Also, the Trump administration has renewed its offer to cooperate with Russia over the Syria conflict. Continue reading

  • U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley addresses the U.N. Security Council as it meets to discuss the recent ballistic missile launch by North Korea at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., July 5, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Segar TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX3A70D
    July 5, 2017  

    North Korea’s Tuesday missile launch crossed the intercontinental threshold the U.S. had been hoping to prevent. At the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday, the U.S. tried to rally the world to punish and isolate the regime. Meanwhile, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un insisted he will never negotiate away his missile and nuclear programs. Nick Schifrin reports on the American response so far. Continue reading

  • September 21, 2016  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, the Federal Reserve said it will hold on keeping a key, short-term interest rate near record lows. Chair Janet Yellen suggested a hike was likely before year’s end. Also, the crisis in Syria took center stage at the U.N. Security Council. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov denied Russian responsibility for Monday’s deadly attack on an aid convoy. Continue reading

  • October 31, 2013  

    The Syrian government met a milestone Thursday as the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons confirmed the nation’s chemical weapons production capabilities have been disabled. Jeffrey Brown reports on next steps for disarmament and the state of diplomatic efforts to end fighting between rebels and Assad troops. Continue reading

  • October 25, 2007  

    The United States announced Thursday a new set of economic sanctions against Iran targeted to impact the country’s military and halt Tehran’s disputed nuclear program. A State Department official and a U.S. senator offer perspectives on the U.S. policy course on Iran. Continue reading

  • October 11, 2007  

    Former President Jimmy Carter was in the news again this week with his new book, “Beyond the White House,” and a recent trip to the Darfur region of Sudan. He discusses his impressions of Darfur and themes in his new book. Continue reading

  • September 28, 2007  

    President Bush and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Friday joined world leaders denouncing the violence in Myanmar at the hands of the junta government. Indonesia’s ambassador to the U.S. and a British foreign minister discuss the situation. Continue reading

  • September 25, 2007  

    Saying the issue of his country’s nuclear program was now “closed,” Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad derided the United Nations for allowing world powers to bully others. It was the latest in a string of controversial comments from the leader during his U.S. visit. Continue reading

  • August 3, 2007  

    The U.N. Security Council authorized a 26,000-member peacekeeping force in the Darfur region of Sudan. Sudan’s ambassador to the United Nations and a Darfur advocate discuss the conflict-ridden region. Continue reading

  • August 22, 2006  

    Although Iran said Tuesday the country is willing to enter negotiations over its nuclear program, it did not indicate whether it would suspend uranium enrichment activities. Analysts discuss possible implications. Continue reading

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