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Renewable energy should come of age in 25 years. On the horizon: harnessing solar power from space and nuclear fusion technology.
Pope Francis warned that if the world continues to abuse natural resources due to greed, it will lead to global disaster.
A leading banking organization said Wednesday that Ukraine's financial situation is "really desperate."
The fight over Ebola quarantines in the U.S. is discouraging doctors, nurses and other health workers from going to Africa. NBC News reports.
Although the US spent $7.6 billion to eradicate poppy in Afghanistan, cultivation of the opium source is at an all time high.
Ammo being used by ISIS are found to have been manufactured in 21 countries including the US, NBC News reports.
Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, former deputy general secretary at the United Nations, says only a political solution will counter the Islamic State in Iraq.
President Barack Obama said in a speech in the United Nations that more funding and awareness is needed, NBC News reports.
Obama warns the U.N. that the world must take action against threats ranging from Ebola to ISIS, and he condemns Russia's "might makes right" actions.
Addressing violence engulfing the Middle East, President Obama says the status quo in Gaza is not sustainable and America will not give up on peace.
President Obama says it is time for the rest of the world to reject the ideology of organizations like ISIS and the U.S. must offer an alternative vision.
At the United Nations General Debate President Obama lays out a plan of how the international community will confront ISIS. Obama says the U.S. will not act alone and does not intend to send U.S troops to occupy foreign lands.
President Obama addresses terrorism at the 2014 United Nations General Debate.
At the 2014 United Nations General Debate, President Obama outlines the Russian aggression in Europe, saying America believes "right makes might" and will impose a cost on Russia.
President Obama remarks at the 2014 United Nations General Debate, on international issues including Ebola, Russian aggression in Europe and terror threats, and discusses the choice the UN faces together.
The United Nations General Debate has begun in New York. President Obama is scheduled to speak shortly, with CNBC's John Harwood.
CNBC's John Harwood reports on U.S. efforts to get other regional powers to participate in the campaign against ISIS strongholds.
The U.S. will support civil society and expression, even if foreign governments don't like it, the president says.
Iran's economy is showing tentative signs of strengthening. But it still has a long way to go.
Fishery poaching is wiping out shoreline stocks and pushing poor fishermen from some countries toward piracy.