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COVID at the UN: One topic, used to make many points

For the United States, COVID-19 was about leadership and “a dose of hope.” For Iran, it was about the inhumanity of sanctions. Tiny Palau, largely virus-free, used its precious speech …

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Imran Khan paints Pakistan as victim of US ungratefulness

NEW YORK ((DailyNews)) — Prime Minister Imran Khan sought to cast Pakistan as the victim of American ungratefulness and an international double standard in his address to the United Nations …

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US, Pakistan face each other again on Afghanistan threats

WASHINGTON ((DailyNews)) — The Taliban’s takeover of Kabul has deepened the mutual distrust between the U.S. and Pakistan, putative allies who have tangled over Afghanistan. But both sides still need …

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Haiti’s leader: Migration won’t end unless inequality does

UNITED NATIONS ((DailyNews)) — Amid an outcry over the U.S. treatment of Haitian asylum-seekers, the beleaguered island country’s embattled prime minister pointedly said Saturday that inequalities and conflict drive migration. …

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At UN, turmoil in Haiti, Ethiopia draws global concern

The speeches may be scripted, but the U.N. General Assembly can sometimes be the only direct window into the regional challenges that command global concern. On Saturday, world leaders were …

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Russia says it’s in sync with US, China, Pakistan on Taliban

UNITED NATIONS ((DailyNews)) — Russia, China, Pakistan and the United States are working together to ensure that Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers keep their promises, especially to form a genuinely representative …

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As leaders reconvene at UN, climate and COVID top the list

UNITED NATIONS ((DailyNews)) — Last year, no leaders came at all. This year will be quite different — sort of. With the coronavirus pandemic still raging in many parts of …

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Biden pitching partnership after tough stretch with allies

WASHINGTON ((DailyNews)) — President Joe Biden goes before the United Nations this week eager to make the case for the world to act with haste against the coronavirus, climate change …

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Myanmar opposition calls for national uprising against army

BANGKOK ((DailyNews)) — The main underground group coordinating resistance to Myanmar’s military government issued a sweeping call for a nationwide uprising on Tuesday, raising the prospect of spiraling unrest. The …

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