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Obama Calls for End to Extremism, Slams Syria and Iran

Posted September 25th, 2012 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has called on global leaders to “speak out forcefully against violence and extremism,” saying the world can only make progress by pursuing tolerance and freedom. Mr. Obama spent much of his speech Tuesday at the United Nations General Assembly on the weeks of violent protests sparked by a privately-produced anti-Muslim video […]

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Obama Calls for End to Extremism, Slams Syria and Iran

Posted September 25th, 2012 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has called on global leaders to “speak out forcefully against violence and extremism,” saying the world can only make progress by pursuing tolerance and freedom. Mr. Obama spent much of his speech Tuesday at the United Nations General Assembly on the weeks of violent protests sparked by an anti-Muslim film made […]

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Obama Calls for End to Extremism, Slams Syria and Iran

Posted September 25th, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama called on world leaders to “speak out forcefully against violence and extremism,” saying the world can only make progress by pursuing tolerance and freedom. Mr. Obama spoke Tuesday to the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly getting a smattering of polite applause. He told delegates “it is time to […]

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Obama to Warn Iran at UN

Posted September 25th, 2012 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is set to tell Iran the United States “will do what we must” to prevent Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons. Mr. Obama is set to address the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday. In excerpts of his speech released by the White House, the president tells Iran there is “still time and […]

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Obama to Tell UN Violence is Never Acceptable

Posted September 25th, 2012 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama will discuss recent violence in the Middle East and the Iranian nuclear standoff when he addresses the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday. In excerpts of his speech issued by the White House, the president denounces the violence that spread across the Muslim world over a crudely made video that mocked the […]

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Obama to Tell UN Violence is Never Acceptable

Posted September 24th, 2012 at 8:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama Tuesday addresses the United Nations General Assembly, where he plans to say that violence is never acceptable. Syria and the upheaval in the Middle East caused in part by an independently made American anti-Muslim video are expected to dominate this year’s session in New York. The White House says Mr. Obama […]

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Clinton Says World Needs to Thwart Extremists

Posted September 24th, 2012 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the world needs to band together to thwart extremists trying to undermine the advance of democracy in the strife-torn countries of North Africa and the Middle East. Clinton spoke in New York at the Clinton Global Initiative, the annual forum on world affairs led by her husband, former […]

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UN’s Ban Says Syria to Top Agenda at General Assembly

Posted September 23rd, 2012 at 7:01 pm (UTC-5)
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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says Syria will be on top of every leader’s mind at this week’s General Assembly session in New York. More than 120 world leaders will attend the annual meeting at U.N. headquarters to discuss and debate wars, political crises and humanitarian concerns. The major meetings get under way Tuesday. Mr. […]

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New Libyan, Egyptian Leaders Debut on UN Stage

Posted September 24th, 2011 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Libyan National Transitional Council leader Mahmoud Jibril and Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr made their debut on the U.N. stage Saturday as they addressed the annual General Assembly session. Mr. Jibril called on the international community to lift sanctions against his country. He said “a new Libya is coming to life” as a nation […]

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Indian Prime Minister Says World Economic Crisis is Deepening

Posted September 24th, 2011 at 11:13 am (UTC-5)
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Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has warned that the world economic crisis is deepening, threatening developing countries and the global financial system. In his address to the United Nations General Assembly Saturday, Mr. Singh said the “shoots of recovery” that appeared after the 2008 crisis “have yet to blossom” and in many respects, he said, […]

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