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U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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Obama, at UN, calls for dismantling ISIS ‘network of death’

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Declaring the world at a crossroads between war and peace, President Barack Obama vowed at the U.N. on Wednesday to lead a coalition to dismantle an Islamic State "network of death" that has wreaked havoc in the Middle East and drawn the U.S. back into military action

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President Barack Obama addresses the Climate Summit, at the United Nations Tuesday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
President Barack Obama addresses the Climate Summit, at the United Nations Tuesday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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Obama urges world to follow US lead on climate change

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- In the first international test for his climate-change strategy, President Barack Obama pressed world leaders Tuesday to follow the United States' lead on the issue, even as a United Nations summit revealed the many obstacles that still stand in the way of wider agreements to reduce heat-trapping pollution.

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Obama scores coalition victory with Arab strikes

NEW YORK (AP) -- For President Barack Obama, the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria marked an unexpected foreign policy victory as he plunges the U.S. deeper into a military conflict in the Middle East that he has reluctantly embraced.

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, South African Navi Pillay, during a press conference at the Geneva Press Club, in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone, Martial Trezzini)
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, South African Navi Pillay, during a press conference at the Geneva Press Club, in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone, Martial Trezzini)
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UN official: Both sides committing war crimes in Gaza fighting

GENEVA (AP) -- The U.N.'s top human rights official accused both Israel and Hamas militants of committing war crimes in the latest Gaza war, but reserved her harshest words for the Israeli government, which she said Thursday was deliberately defying international law.

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks to the media during a press conference at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone,Salvatore Di Nolfi)
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks to the media during a press conference at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone,Salvatore Di Nolfi)
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UN says 10.8 million Syrians need humanitarian aid

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The humanitarian situation in Syria is worsening and the number of people needing urgent help has reached 10.8 million - almost half of Syria's population of 22 million, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday.

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UN: Number of world’s displaced over 50 million

BEIRUT (AP) -- For the first time since the World War II era, the number of people forced from their homes worldwide has surged past 50 million, the United Nations refugee agency said Friday.

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United Nations building (John Lamparski/Getty Images)
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UN Panel: Warming Worsens Food, Hunger Problems

Global warming makes feeding the world harder and more expensive, a United Nations scientific panel said.

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President Barack Obama speaks at the United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly
President Barack Obama speaks at the United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Obama: UN Must Enforce Ban On Syrian Chem Weapons [VIDEO]

President Barack Obama says the U.N. Security council must agree to a resolution on Syrian chemical weapons that includes consequences for the regime of President Bashar Assad if he doesn't meet demands to dismantle his chemical stockpile.

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Dan Kitwood, Getty Images
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World Economy Grew at Weaker Pace in 2012

The United Nations says the world economy grew at a significantly weaker pace in 2012 and is not likely to pick up enough in the next two years to recover jobs lost during the global financial crisis.

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U.N. Votes to Recognize Palestine, Despite U.S. Opposition

The United Nations has voted overwhelmingly to recognize a Palestinian state.

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