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Trump Appoints State Department's Heather Nauert As U.S. Ambassador To United Nations

Trump Appoints State Department's Heather Nauert As U.S. Ambassador To United NationsState Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert has been chosen as the U.S.



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George HW Bush: WWII pilot, oilman, ambassador and founder of the United States' foremost political dynasty

George HW Bush: WWII pilot, oilman, ambassador and founder of the United States' foremost political dynastyGeorge Bush was an American patrician who brought great talents to the presidency and wrought great achievements, but never quite grasped the pitiless frivolity of US politics. Bush was elected to office in 1988 after eight years as vice president to his fellow Republican, Ronald Reagan. Where Reagan’s great achievement, in foreign affairs, was to perceive the weakness of the Soviet Union, to stand up to the Soviet leadership and eventually to reach agreements with the Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, Bush inherited a world in which Communist regimes were already collapsing, in which the United States found itself, somewhat to its own surprise, as the only superpower.



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Russia, U.S. clash over INF arms treaty at United Nations

Russia, U.S. clash over INF arms treaty at United NationsPresident Donald Trump said on Oct. 20 that Washington planned to quit the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty which Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader, and Ronald Reagan had signed in 1987. Washington has cited Russia’s alleged violation of the treaty as its reason for leaving it, a charge Moscow denies.



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Nikki Haley To Step Down As United Nations Ambassador

Nikki Haley To Step Down As United Nations AmbassadorNikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, has offered her



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United Airlines low fuel mayday triggers Australia emergency landing

United Airlines low fuel mayday triggers Australia emergency landingA shortage of fuel triggered a mayday call on a United Airlines flight crossing the Pacific from Los Angeles to Sydney Thursday, spurring Australian authorities into high alert. Police called a “full emergency response” and briefly closed major roads surrounding Sydney airport as a precaution at 6:36 am (2036 GMT Wednesday) after the pilot raised the alert. The fuel-efficient Boeing 787 Dreamliner — which typically travels some 7,600 miles (12,000 kilometres) across the Pacific in 15 hours — landed without incident.



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New Zealand's 'First Baby' Neve makes history with United Nations debut alongside Jacinda Ardern

New Zealand's 'First Baby' Neve makes history with United Nations debut alongside Jacinda ArdernNew Zealand’s so-called “First Baby” – the three-month-old daughter of prime minister Jacinda Ardern -  has made her debut on the international political stage, appearing at a peace summit at the United Nations with her mother. Ms Ardern kissed Neve Te Aroha before addressing the summit, during which the baby was held by Clarke Gayford, Ms Ardern’s partner. Mr Gayford sent an image of his daughter’s United Nations security pass, which playfully listed her title as “First Baby”. "Because everyone on Twitter's been asking to see Neve's UN ID, staff here whipped one up," he wrote. "I wish I could have captured the startled look on a Japanese delegation inside the UN yesterday who walked into a meeting room in the middle of a nappy change. Great yarn for her 21st." Because everyone on twitter's been asking to see Neve's UN id, staff here whipped one up. I wish I could have captured the startled look on a Japanese delegation inside UN yesterday who walked into a meeting room in the middle of a nappy change. Great yarn for her 21st. pic.twitter.com/838BI96VYX— Clarke Gayford (@NZClarke) September 24, 2018 Ms Ardern, 38, is her country’s youngest leader and the first to take maternity leave. She is only the second leader in modern history to give birth while in office, after Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto in 1990. Ms Ardern said she and her partner made “a very practical decision” to take Neve with them into the United Nations summit in New York. “Neve is actually nearby me most of the time in New Zealand, she's just not always caught,” she said. Clarke Gayford holds baby Neve while Jacinda Ardern speaks at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit Credit:  CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS  "But here when she's awake we try and keep her with me so obviously that was the occasion.” A United Nations spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, said the organisation was delighted to see Neve in the General Assembly hall. “Prime Minister Ardern is showing that no one is better qualified to represent her country than a working mother,” he said. “Just five  percent of the world’s leaders are women, so we need to make them as welcome here as possible.” Jacinda Ardern addresses the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP Ms Ardern has been feted by the United States media during her visit and appeared on NBC’s Today Show shortly after her arrival. She joked that taking her daughter on a seventeen-hour flight “at the time felt on par” with running the country. "But between Clarke and I we managed it," she said. "You don't know until you are there of course, but [motherhood] has met my expectations, the joy though has far surpassed my expectations."



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Donald Trump's Boastful Comments Draw Laughter At United Nations General Assembly

Donald Trump's Boastful Comments Draw Laughter At United Nations General AssemblyPresident Donald Trump claimed his administration is one of the most



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Kofi Annan, Former United Nations Secretary-General, Dead At 80

Kofi Annan, Former United Nations Secretary-General, Dead At 80Kofi Annan, a former United Nations secretary-general, died at the age of 80



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U.S. agency says United pilot posted explicit photos of flight attendant online

U.S. agency says United pilot posted explicit photos of flight attendant onlineA United Airlines flight attendant is accusing the airline of failing to protect her from sexually explicit pictures that a pilot posted of her online, according to a lawsuit filed in a San Antonio, Texas, federal court. The lawsuit, filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), said United failed to prevent and correct the pilot’s behavior, even after the flight attendant made numerous complaints. United said in an emailed statement that it had reviewed the allegations in the complaint and disagreed with the EEOC’s description of the situation, without providing further detail.



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Why the United States Needs North Korea to Stay Nuclear

Why the United States Needs North Korea to Stay NuclearA nuclear North Korea is not a threat, but an ideal stabilizer. Many are hopeful that the June 12 summit in Singapore between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will lead to denuclearization and peace on the Korean Peninsula. First, possessing nuclear weapons is the best way to pacify North Korea and constrain its aggression.



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