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  • Obama at the UN: I won't hesitate to use force Monday, 28 Sep 2015 | 12:20 PM ET
    U.S. President Barack Obama addresses attendees during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. Headquarters in New York, September 28, 2015.

    Obama was one of the first speakers at the opening of general debate for the 70th session of the UN General Assembly.

  • UNITED NATIONS, Sept 28- Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff said on Monday her country can overcome its economic difficulties with fiscal austerity policies aimed at regaining investor confidence after a bruising credit rating downgrade. Speaking at the opening of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Rousseff characterized her country's...

  • Endless Greek debt drama has finally hit the US Monday, 28 Sep 2015 | 11:43 AM ET
    Alexis Tsipras speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative, September 28, 2015.

    Greek PM Alexis Tsipras is in New York and, with hat in hand, is looking for debt-relief partners at the UN and Clinton Global Initiative.

  • Pres. Obama: America's greatest strength Monday, 28 Sep 2015 | 10:52 AM ET
    Pres. Obama: America's greatest strength

    President Obama discusses the success of democracy in the United States, saying "when immigrants are welcome, countries are more productive and vibrant," 70th annual United Nations General Assembly debate.

  • Pres. Obama: Strength of nations depends on its people Monday, 28 Sep 2015 | 10:29 AM ET
    Pres. Obama: Strength of nations depends on its people

    President Obama discusses the Iran nuclear agreement, as he addresses the 70th annual United Nations General Assembly debate. He speaks on global conflict, and the responsibility of individual nations.

  • Barack Obama, addresses the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly September 28, 2015 in New York.

    President Obama addresses the 70th annual United Nations General Assembly debate, on America's role in the world, saying "I lead the strongest military that the world has ever known. And I will never hesitate to protect my country or our allies—unilaterally and by force—when necessary."

  • President Obama to UN: I will never hesitate to use force

    President Obama addresses the 70th annual United Nations General Assembly debate, in which he remarked on terrorism, nuclear weapons and climate change, saying "the strength of nations depends upon the success of their people."

  • Obama, Putin to meet on sidelines of UN assembly Monday, 28 Sep 2015 | 9:15 AM ET
    President Barack Obama listens to Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting in 2012.

    Both are expected to speak of Syria and the need for a political transition, NBC News reports.

  • World leaders gather at UN Monday, 28 Sep 2015 | 6:06 AM ET
    World leaders gather at UN

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on world leaders meeting at the United Nation's General Assembly on Monday, including Cuba's Raul Castro.

  • UN Summit: All about leadership Monday, 28 Sep 2015 | 5:30 AM ET
    UN Summit: All about leadership

    Key political leaders will need to work together at the United Nations summit, to get concrete action underway. Xenia Wickett, U.S. project director at Chatham House, discusses.

  • UNITED NATIONS, Sept 27- China's President Xi Jinping told the United Nations on Sunday that all Chinese women have the opportunity to excel, touting his government's record on women's rights as the United States slammed Beijing and others for jailing women for their views. Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon co-hosted a U.N. meeting of world leaders on gender...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Sept 27- Peru will confront the deforestation of its Amazon region by issuing a decree next month putting palm oil plantations under federal rather than local authority, Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal said on Sunday. With big areas of Peru already stripped of natural vegetation, largely due to farming, Pulgar-Vidal said it was...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Sept 27- The United Nations aviation agency said there has been progress in its talks with Ukraine and Russia toward allowing air traffic to resume in international airspace over the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, and that work was continuing to find a solution. That airspace, managed by Ukraine, is off the coast of the Crimean Peninsula, which was...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Sept 27- China's President Xi Jinping told the United Nations on Sunday that all Chinese women have the opportunity to excel, touting his government's record on women's rights as the United States slammed Beijing and others for jailing women for their views. Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon co-hosted a U.N. meeting of world leaders on gender...

  • Sept 27- Brazil pledged on Sunday to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 43 percent by 2030 as its contribution to a United Nations climate agreement, but said it will include reductions from past efforts against deforestation to help it reach the target. President Dilma Rousseff presented the country's pledges during a speech at the U.N. General Assembly in New...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Sept 26- Cuba's President Raul Castro, speaking at the United Nations for the first time, on Saturday hailed renewed diplomatic ties with the United States as "major progress" but slammed a U.S. trade embargo as the top obstacle to Cuba's economic development. "Such policy is rejected by 188 United Nations members states that demand its removal," he...

  • Zuckerberg: Internet key driver of social and economic progress

    Speaking at the United Nations Private Sector Forum, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talks about the importance of connectivity in lifting millions of people around the world out of poverty and solving urgent human challenges.

  • Pope appeals to best in America: Rev. John Jenkins Friday, 25 Sep 2015 | 8:17 AM ET
    Pope appeals to best in America: Rev. John Jenkins

    Rev. John Jenkins, C.S.C. Notre Dame president, provides insight to Pope Francis' U.S. visit and his central messages.

  • Pope Francis at United Nations Friday, 25 Sep 2015 | 8:15 AM ET
    Pope Francis

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports on the pope's address before the UN General Assembly this morning.

  • Pope gridlock? Here's a $95 copter flight over NYC Thursday, 24 Sep 2015 | 12:03 PM ET
    Blade is offering $95 private chopper rides to avoid pope congestion.

    For New Yorkers looking to avoid the traffic expected Friday from Pope Francis, the U.N. and Obama, Blade Helicopters has come up with a solution.