China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters.

China, Russia take up globalism mantle as US sheds it at UN

Days after U.S. President Donald Trump denounced globalism before world leaders at the United Nations, China and Russia positioned themselves Friday as defenders of internationalism that are keeping promises when Washington is backing away from them.

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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Analysis: At UN, leaders grapple with a fragmented world

To watch events unfold at the United Nations this week — the parade of human leaders bringing their entreaties to the rostrum one after another — was not unlike being a therapist right before the holidays, watching the couch as the appointments go by.

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FILE - This Nov. 6, 2015, file photo, shows a large section of land between the trees washed away due to continuing rising sea leaves on Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands.

Small islands use big platform to warn of climate change

On the map, their homes are tiny specks in a vast sea of blue, rarely in the headlines and far removed from the centers of power. But for a few days each year, the leaders of small island nations share a podium with presidents and prime ministers from the world's most powerful nations, and their message is clear: Global warming is already changing our lives, and it will change yours too.

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Clarke Gayford sits with his daughter Neve as her mother, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, speaks at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum.

Juggling duties, New Zealand leader brings baby to UN

Jacinda Ardern knows all about juggling her role as a mother with the requirements of her job. The prime minister of New Zealand has brought her infant daughter to the United Nations' annual gathering of world leaders.

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A man tries to secure a boat due to bad weather at the port of Rafina, east of Athens.

Cyclone warning as gale-force winds batter Greece

Greece's civil protection services went on alert Thursday as the country braced for the threat of a cyclone, forest fires prompted evacuations on an island and an earthquake rattled the south of the country.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepares to display a photograph as he addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters.

Israel accuses Iran of harboring 'secret atomic warehouse'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran on Thursday of keeping a "secret atomic warehouse" just outside its capital, despite the 2015 deal with world powers that was meant to keep it from obtaining nuclear weapons.

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Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley talks with President Donald Trump during a United Nations Security Council briefing on counterproliferation at the United Nations General Assembly.

Trashed by Trump, UN court is asked to investigate Venezuela

The U.S. president may deride it, but other countries are pinning hopes on the International Criminal Court to tackle one of today's deepest crises: Six nations took the unprecedented move Wednesday of asking the U.N. court to investigate Venezuela for possible crimes against humanity.

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President Donald Trump addresses the United Nations Security Council during the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. Left is United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. (AP Photo/Crai

Trump to world leaders: China out to meddle in 2018 election

Taking center stage at the United Nations, President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused China of trying to interfere in the upcoming U.S. congressional elections because it opposes his tough trade policies. The White House provided scant evidence of anything akin to the level of Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

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Father of Mohammad Taha Eghadami, a 4-year-old boy who was killed in Saturday's terror attack on a military parade, mourns over his coffin during a mass funeral ceremony for the victims, in southwestern city of Ahvaz, Iran.

Wails, vows of revenge at Iran funeral after parade attack

Amid wails and vows of revenge, thousands of Iranians on Monday attended a mass funeral service for victims of a weekend attack targeting a military parade that killed at least 25 people.

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President Donald Trump, center, talks with United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, left, as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley looks on.

Trump at UN: 2nd summit with North Korea likely 'quite soon'

President Donald Trump praised North Korea's Kim Jong Un as "very open" and "terrific" Monday and announced he likely will hold a second summit with Kim "quite soon," striking a far less ominous note at the United Nations about the nuclear threat from the North.

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The coffin of a victim of the capsized MV Nyerere passenger ferry is laid into a grave during a mass burial ceremony on Ukara Island, Tanzania.

Burials begin as deaths from capsized ferry rise to 224

Relatives wept in grief on Sunday at the mass burial in Tanzania of many of the 224 people who drowned when a ferry in capsized on Lake Victoria. Colorfully painted coffins were lined up to go into graves on Ukara Island. Grieving family members places wreaths of flowers on the coffins.

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In this photo provided by Mehr News Agency, an Iranian army member carries away a child from a shooting scene during a military parade marking the 38th anniversary of Iraq's 1980 invasion of Iran, in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, Iran, Saturday, Sept. 2

Iran's president blames US after attack on military parade

Iran's president on Sunday accused an unnamed U.S.-allied country in the Persian Gulf of being behind a terror attack on a military parade that killed 25 people and wounded 60, further raising regional tensions.

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In this photo provided by the Iranian Students' News Agency, ISNA, a Revolutionary Guard member carries a wounded boy after a shooting during a military parade marking the 38th anniversary of Iraq's 1980 invasion of Iran, in the southwestern city of Ahvaz

Militants attack Iran military parade, killing at least 25

Militants disguised as soldiers opened fire Saturday on an annual Iranian military parade in the country's oil-rich southwest, killing at least 25 people and wounding over 60 in the deadliest terror attack to strike the country in nearly a decade.

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In this Sept. 4, 2018 photo, Maria Gonzalez Munoz, right, and Juan Manuel Gonzalez, pose with an image of Jesus surrounded by photos of her sister Ramona, when she was sick and during her funeral, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Ramona, a disabled, 59-year-old

Maria's death toll climbed long after rain stopped

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Some see signs of hope on North Korea as Trump heads to UN

North Korea's Kim Jong Un is "little rocket man" no more. President Donald Trump isn't a "mentally deranged U.S. dotard." In the year since Trump's searing, debut U.N. speech fueled fears of nuclear conflict with North Korea, the two leaders have turned from threats to flattery.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May.

UK leader May hits back on Brexit plan; pound falls

British Prime Minister Theresa May accused the European Union on Friday of creating an "impasse" in divorce negotiations by bluntly rejecting her blueprint for Brexit, sending the value of the pound falling as worries about a chaotic U.K. exit from the EU soared.

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Rescuers retrieve a  body from the water near Ukara Island in Lake Victoria, Tanzania Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. The death toll rose above 100 after the passenger ferry MV Nyerere capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzania state radio reported Friday, while a secon

Tanzania leader orders arrests as ferry death toll over 130

Hundreds of solemn people watched Friday as body after body was pulled from a capsized ferry that Tanzanian authorities said was badly overcrowded and upended in the final stretch before reaching shore.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, flanked by his wife Ri Sol Ju, second from left, bids farewell to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, second from right, and his wife Kim Jung-sook, at Samjiyon airport, in North Korea, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. A be

UN chief: No inter-Korean success without US-NKorea success

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Thursday that negotiations between the two Koreas won't be successful unless there is simultaneous success in U.S.-North Korean negotiations to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.

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The Kremlin said that Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted Israel's offer to share detailed information about the Israeli air raid that triggered the Syrian fire and led to the plane's loss. (AP Photo/Marina Lystseva)

Israeli delegation in Moscow to share data on plane downing

A high-level Israeli military delegation visited Moscow on Thursday to present detailed information related to the downing of a Russian warplane by Syrian forces that responded to an Israeli air raid.

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Protesters burn tires during a protest at the entrance of Erez border crossing between Gaza and Israel, in the northern Gaza Strip.

Gaza protests escalate after deal to ease blockade fails

Palestinians protested Wednesday at a new location along the perimeter fence between Israel and Gaza as Hamas intensified demonstrations at the border after Egyptian-led cease-fire talks stalled.

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Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex react as they receive gifts from by Australia's Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove and his wife Lady Cosgrove at Admiralty House in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. Prince Harry and his wife

Prince Harry and Meghan start Aussie tour with baby gifts

A beaming Duke and Duchess of Sussex thrilled thousands of fans outside the Sydney Opera House on Tuesday during their first meeting with the general public since the former Meghan Markle's newly announced pregnancy.

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President Donald Trump speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in the Oval Office of the White House.

Trump criticizes rush to condemn Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi

President Donald Trump Tuesday criticized rapidly mounting global condemnation of Saudi Arabia over the mystery of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, warning of a rush to judgment and echoing the Saudis' request for patience.

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