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Kabila at UN pledges DR Congo elections but still no date

United Nations, United States | AFP | Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila told the United Nations on Saturday that his country is moving towards holding elections but vowed to resist “foreign diktats” on setting a date for the historic vote. Addressing the General Assembly, Kabila appealed for support from …

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UN needs $200 million for ‘catastrophic’ Rohingya influx

Dhaka, Bangladesh | AFP | The United Nations will need $200 million over the next six months to face the “catastrophic” influx of more than 420,000 Rohingya refugees to Bangladesh, a top UN official said Friday. The Rohingya Muslims, escaping ethnic unrest in Myanmar, have overwhelmed Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar in under …

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VIDEO: Mugabe warns Trump on world peace, climate change

VIDEO: Mugabe warns Trump on world peace, climate change  New York, US| UNGA | Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe on Thursday addressed the 72nd United Nations General Assembly debate. He criticised the US President Trump on his stance on world peace and climate change. More than 100 world leaders, thousands of diplomats …

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Merkel says in ‘clear disagreement’ with Trump over N. Korea

Berlin, Germany | AFP | German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday she was in “clear disagreement’ with US President Donald Trump over his threat to destroy North Korea. “I am against such threats,” Merkel said in an interview with the radio station Deutsche Welle. “We believe that any kind of military …

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Japan PM says time for North Korea dialogue is over

United Nations, United States | AFP | Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday declared the time for dialogue with North Korea to be over and rallied behind a US warning that “all options” are on the table. Addressing the UN General Assembly, Abe said “there is not much time left” …

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Melania Trump dines with spouses of world leaders at UN

United Nations, United States | AFP | US First Lady Melania Trump dined with the spouses of dozens of world leaders at the United Nations Wednesday, calling on them to protect children and teach them by example. Often criticized for her reluctance to fully assume the role of first lady, President …

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Israel’s Netanyahu vows to fight ‘Iranian curtain’

United Nations, United States | AFP | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Tuesday to fight an “Iranian curtain” descending on the Middle East, pledging not to allow Tehran to establish a permanent presence in Syria. “From the Caspian Sea to the Mediterranean, from Tehran to Tartus, an Iranian curtain is …

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