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UN General Assembly’s Annual Meeting Opens Tuesday

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 12:22 am (UTC-5)
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The annual meeting of the U.N. General Assembly opens Tuesday, with more than 100 world leaders gathered to discuss a wide range of issues including the Palestinian statehood application, the future of a post-Gadhafi Libya and non-communicable diseases. Topping the agenda is the question of U.N. membership for a Palestinian state, but many other issues […]

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Palestinian President Vows to Press for UN Recognition

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 10:08 pm (UTC-5)
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has vowed to press ahead for U.N. membership for a Palestinian state by submitting an application to the Security Council on Friday, a move the United States has promised to block. Mr. Abbas arrived at United Nations headquarters in New York Monday and outlined his plan to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The […]

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Palestinian President Vows to Press for UN Recognition

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has vowed to press ahead for U.N. membership for a Palestinian state by submitting an application to the Security Council on Friday, a move the United States has promised to block. Mr. Abbas arrived at United Nations headquarters in New York Monday and outlined his plan to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The […]

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World Leaders Arrive For UN General Assembly in New York

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 11:18 am (UTC-5)
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World leaders are arriving in New York City for the annual United Nations General Assembly, where the Palestinians’ bid for full membership is expected to dominate the conversation. More than 100 heads of state and government will gather for this week’s high-level meetings, which will focus on issues like nutrition and non-communicable diseases, desertification, nuclear […]

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Vietnam Pledges China Sea Defense as Legislative Session Opens

Posted July 21st, 2011 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Vietnam’s deputy prime minister pledged to defend the country’s territorial claims in the South China Sea as a newly elected National Assembly convened for the first time Thursday. Nguyen Sinh Hung said the government will act to protect Vietnamese fishermen and defend the country’s economic activities in the waterway, including its exploration for oil and […]

Vietnam Legislature Opens With China Sea on Agenda

Posted July 21st, 2011 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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Vietnam’s newly elected National Assembly convened for the first time Thursday with rising tensions over the South China Sea on its agenda for the first time. The government has recently proposed various measures to beef up security following reports that Chinese ships have interfered with Vietnamese fishermen and oil exploration vessels in disputed areas of […]

Laotian Legislators Elect President, Prime Minister

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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A five-yearly national congress in Laos has handed new terms to the president and prime minister in an anticipated continuation of power in the one-party state. President Choummaly Sayasone was confirmed to his second five-year term by the 132-member legislature Wednesday, months after he was nominated by the politburo of the ruling Lao People’s Revolutionary […]

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