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Ivanka Trump delivers anti-human trafficking speech at UN

Ivanka Trump delivered an anti-human trafficking speech Tuesday at the United Nations General Assembly, calling it "the greatest human rights issue of our time."...

'Rocket Man' tweet, threats haven't quelled N. Korea crisis

Like all of President Donald Trump's enemies, Kim Jong Un now has a catchy nickname -- "Rocket Man."...

In stark U.N. speech, Trump threatens to “destroy” North Korea

President Donald Trump says the United States will have no choice but to “totally destroy” North Korea if the U.S. is forced to defend itself or its allies against the North’s agg…...

SKorea says Trump NKorea rhetoric shows US resolve

Trump told the U.N. that the U.S. would “totally destroy North Korea” if it had to defend itself or allies...

Trump's latest nickname: Rocket Man

WASHINGTON (AP) - With President Donald Trump, a good enemy deserves a good nickname. In his debut appearance before the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday, Trump embraced his latest...

Rep. Raul Grijalva arrested while protesting outside Trump Tower in New York City

The Arizona Democrat has been an outspoken critic of the Trump administration's crackdown on undocumented immigrants and its decision to end DACA....

AP Interview: NATO chief welcomes Trump's new approach

NATO's secretary-general welcomed President Donald Trump's new strategy for the 16-year Afghan war and said the U.S. leader's insistence that NATO members increase their defense...

South Korea says Trump North Korea rhetoric shows US resolve

South Korea seemed to downplay Trump's latest hot rhetoric aimed at North Korea, calling his words a signal of Washington's strong resolve to deal with Pyongyang but essentially a...

The Insidious Ideology of Ken Burns’s The Vietnam War

Burns and co-director Lynn Novick take a "many sides" approach to history at a time when "many sides" is a tool of obfuscation....

India’s Murderous Turn From Democracy

What the killing of journalist Gauri Lankesh tells us about dissent in the Narendra Modi era....

Watch: President Trump threatens North Korea in UN address

President Donald Trump had tough words for North Korea, Iran and Venezuela in his first address to the UN General Assembly....

'Rocket man is on a suicide mission': Trump threatens to 'totally destroy North Korea' in major UN speech

At the UN, Trump slammed North Korea for the "imprisonment, torture, killing, and oppression of countless" people and threatened to "totally destroy" the......

Mattis hints at secret 'kinetic' military options for North Korea

According to Mattis, the Pentagon has a few tricks up its sleeve that wouldn't involve the decimation of Seoul....

Mattis explains why the US isn't shooting down North Korean missiles

He also said North Korea seems to be running missile testing exercises that fall just short of warranting more aggressive US responses....

US defense firms may build weaponry in India — but they want assurances their tech won't be taken

These companies are also saying they shouldn't be held liable for defects in products manufactured in collaboration with local partners....

There could be a high cost for talking up the North Korean threat

It isn’t entirely clear how low the threshold for starting a war is for most Americans....

Some African countries risk getting hit with sanctions for their 'friendly' dealings with North Korea

Several African countries risk getting slapped with sanctions and trade restrictions for their dealings with North Korea....

UN Chief Condemns North Korea Threat, Prods U.S. on Climate Deal

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned North Korea’s recent nuclear test as a "grave threat" to world peace and called on all countries to step up efforts to...

Xi, Merkel and Putin Absent From Trump’s Big UN Speech

President Donald Trump’s inaugural address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday is sure to be one of the most-watched events of the week. But relatively few of the...

Balance of Power: Trump Aims to Make UN ‘Great’ in Debut Address

Tuesday will bring a steady flow of big speeches at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, where world leaders will lay out their visions for humanity and address global...

82% of Republicans back military strike against North Korea should diplomacy, sanctions fail: Poll

The American attitude toward North Korea appears to be evolving — and not necessarily in a docile direction. The number of Americans who would support a U.S. military response to...

Donald Trump to argue ‘America first’ policy in debut address to UN General Assembly

Addressing the General Assembly is a milestone moment for any president, but one particularly significant for Trump, a relative newcomer to foreign policy who has at times rattled...

The Note: The Obamacare-gutting bill that is sneaking through Congress

THE TAKE with ABC News' Rick Klein Don't underestimate the power of getting something done to say that something got done. And don't underestimate the power of a deadline in...

Trump, the ‘America First’ president, goes to the UN

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Elected on the nationalist slogan "America first," President Donald Trump will use his debut address to the U.N. General Assembly to argue that individual...

UN team: Suu Kyi words 'bode well' for bid for Myanmar probe

The leader of a team of U.N. human rights investigators is renewing its appeal to Myanmar's government to grant it access to the country, hours after a speech by leader Aung San...

Under fire over Rohingya, Suu Kyi defends Myanmar actions

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi says she doesn't fear international scrutiny over the mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims and invites diplomats to see some areas for themselves....

The Latest: UN rights team seeks access to Myanmar

The leader of a team of U.N. human rights investigators is renewing its appeal to Myanmar's government to grant it access to the country, hours after a speech by leader Aung San...

Japan deploys missile interceptor near NKorea flight path

Japan is deploying a mobile missile defense system on the northern island of Hokkaido following two recent North Korean missile flyovers....

Trump and Macron take spotlight at UN but challenges are key

President Donald Trump and French leader Emmanuel Macron are expected to take the spotlight at the annual gathering of world leaders at the U.N. _ but discussions will be dominated...

'He didn't make any comment about refugees' Bangladesh Prime Minister expects no help from Trump on Myanmar crisis

A Myanmar military response to insurgent attacks sent more than 410,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh....

The U.S. Will Act on North Korea Missiles That Pose a Threat, Mattis Says

The U.S. military is ready to take action against missiles from North Korea that pose a threat to America or its allies, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said....

Suu Kyi Says Myanmar Ready to Welcome Back Rohingya Refugees

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said her government was ready to welcome back Rohingya refugees who fled a crackdown by security forces over the past month....

Cosmetics Company Turns Its Focus to Makeup for Muslim Women

South Korea’s biggest cosmetics maker is revamping its products to suit Muslims and darker-skinned women in Southeast Asia....

Inside the Beltway: Media to-do list: ‘Nitpick, distort, exaggerate, omit, lie’

“Since the left and complicit journalists in the mainstream media cannot defeat President Trump on the issues or legitimate grounds such as dishonesty, they have resorted to a...

Donald Trump’s U.N. speech tough on North Korea

President Trump will turn up the heat on North Korea and call out countries that coddle the rogue regime Tuesday in his first address to the United Nations General Assembly, said a...

U.S. defence spending could mushroom as senate approves bill to pump $700 billion into military

The Senate has overwhelmingly approved a defence bill that would pump $700 billion into the U.S. military....

Trump to call out 'shared menace' of Iran, North Korea in UNGA address

Trump will outline his "America First" ideology to a global audience....

U.S. shows military might, flies stealth jets and bombers over the Korean Peninsula

The show of force came in response to North Korea’s launch of an intermediate range ballistic missile over Japan on Friday....

Trudeau says he sent letter to Myanmar's Suu Kyi about Rohingya Muslims

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he has once again reached out to Aung San Suu Kyi about the atrocities being committed against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar....

Trudeau urges Suu Kyi to 'do whatever is in your power' to stop violence against Rohingya

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Aung San Suu Kyi must publicly condemn the atrocities being committed against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar....