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  • UNITED NATIONS— President Barack Obama called on wealthier nations Tuesday to do more to help millions of refugees find new homes and asked all leaders to imagine what it would be like "if the unspeakable happened to us." Obama commented as the White House announced that more than four dozen U.S. businesses have pledged $650 million to help refugees.

  • *China probing Liaoning firm that trades heavily with North. President Barack Obama and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang agreed on Monday to step up cooperation in the United Nations Security Council and in law-enforcement channels after North Korea's fifth nuclear test, the White House said. China and the United States are also targeting the finances of Liaoning...

  • *China probing Liaoning firm that trades heavily with North. President Barack Obama and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang agreed on Monday to step up cooperation in the United Nations Security Council and in law-enforcement channels after North Korea's fifth nuclear test, the White House said. China and the United States are also targeting the finances of Liaoning...

  • *China probing Liaoning firm that trades heavily with North. President Barack Obama and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang agreed on Monday to step up cooperation in the United Nations Security Council and in law-enforcement channels after North Korea's fifth nuclear test, the White House said. China and the United States are also targeting the finances of Liaoning...

  • *China probing Liaoning firm that trades heavily with North. President Barack Obama and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang agreed on Monday to step up cooperation in the United Nations Security Council and in law-enforcement channels after North Korea's fifth nuclear test, the White House said. China and the United States are also targeting the finances of Liaoning...

  • President Barack Obama and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang agreed on Monday to step up cooperation in the United Nations Security Council and in law-enforcement channels after North Korea's fifth nuclear test, the White House said. China and the United States are also targeting the finances of Hongxiang Industrial, a Chinese company headed by a Communist Party...

  • Members of Security Council listen to a presidential statement at United Nations headquarters in New York City.

    China and the U.S. have started talks on possible U.N. sanctions, but Beijing has not said it will support tougher steps against North Korea.

  • ELIZABETH, N.J., Sept 19- Police arrested an Afghanistan- born American suspected of carrying out this weekend's bombing in New York City that injured 29 people and planting other devices in New York and New Jersey following a Monday morning gun battle with the suspect. The attacks came as world leaders prepared to gather at the United Nations in New York for the...

  • Ahmad Khan Rahami of Elizabeth, New Jersey, a 28- year-old naturalized U.S. citizen, was captured in Linden, New Jersey, about 20 miles outside New York, Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage told reporters. The attacks came as world leaders prepared to gather at the United Nations in New York for the annual General Assembly this week, just days after the 15th anniversary...

  • U.S.-led coalition forces bombed Syrian troops near Deir al-Zor airport, putting new strains on an already shaky ceasefire.

  • UNITED NATIONS, Sept 17- The United States accused Russia of grandstanding on Saturday by calling a U.N. Security Council meeting over U.S.-led coalition air strikes in Syria, as Russia said the attacks killed dozens of Syrian soldiers and could endanger a truce deal between Moscow and Washington. The 15- member council met for an hour on Saturday evening after...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Sept 17- The United Nations Security Council will meet on Saturday at the request of Russia, diplomats said, to discuss air strikes by the U.S.-led coalition in Syria, which Moscow said had targeted and killed Syrian military personnel. Russia and a war monitoring group said coalition jets bombed a Syrian army position near Deir al-Zor airport on...

  • Syrian refugee women carry their babies as they walk through Al Zaatari refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria March 8, 2016.

    Aleppo blockaded by Syrian government forces, while aid delivery is a crucial test of US-Russian deal.

  • North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un looks out towards Kim Il-Sung square during a mass military parade in Pyongyang on October 10, 2015. North Korea was marking the 70th anniversary of its ruling Workers' Party.

    Unilateral sanctions will not help resolve issues on the Korean Peninsula, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his Japanese counterpart.

  • ollection: AFP South Korean conservative activists hold placards showing the portrait of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un during a protest denouncing North Korea's nuclear test in Seoul on September 10, 2016.

    North Korea has reportedly geared up for another nuclear test, as experts warned new sanctions for the rogue state would likely fail.

  • *South Africa, Australia have protection in domestic law. LONDON, Sept 5- The world's biggest mining companies called on Monday for action to stop any firms, including the oil and gas industry, extracting resources from natural sites protected by the United Nations. "Yet 13 years later, other companies and industries are still operating in these precious sites,"...

  • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks at an event at the Manila International Airport.

    Little stands in the way of Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte, even as the number of people killed since he came to power reaches 2,400.

  • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivers an address as part of commemorations for National Heroes' Day in Manila.

    The Philippine President will be meeting Barack Obama in Laos next week on the sidelines of an East Asia summit.

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks at a rocket warhead tip after a simulated test of atmospheric re-entry of a ballistic missile, at an unidentified location in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on March 15, 2016.

    North Korea fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile off its east coast, the latest in a string of missile launches by the isolated country.

  • Syria UN

    The Syrian regime has been accused of targeting medical workers which makes it difficult to provide humanitarian support, says RAND's Heather Williams.