The United Nations General Assembly is underway -- but it looks very different this year. For the first time in the body’s history, the meeting is being held virtually due to the pandemic. Meanwhile, unity among member nations appears to…
By Nick Schifrin, Layla Quran
In a somewhat muted speech for the often tough-talking Russian leader, Putin told the U.N.’s 75th anniversary gathering that countries need to work together better to fight the virus and other global problems.
By Daria Litvinova, Angela Charlton, Associated Press
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro defended his administration’s record protecting the Amazon rainforest, telling the United Nations’ virtual meeting of global leaders on Tuesday that his country has been wrongly portrayed as an environmental villain.
By David Biller, Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press
“Burying one’s head in the sand like an ostrich in the face of economic globalization or trying to fight it with Don Quixote’s lance goes against the trend of history. Let this be clear: The world will never return to…
By Ted Anthony, Foster Klug, Associated Press
By Jennifer Peltz, Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned the U.N.'s first-ever virtual meeting of global leaders Tuesday that the world is facing an "epochal" health crisis, the biggest economic calamity and job losses since the Great Depression, threats to human rights and worries of…
By Deb Riechmann, Associated Press
President Donald Trump is set to give a prerecorded address to the U.N. General Assembly as he grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, chilly relations between the U.S. and China and ongoing threats from North Korea and Iran — all during…
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