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Trump calls Iran deal 'an embarrassment' in UN speech, warns 'I don't think you've heard the last of it'

Trump, addressing more than 150 international delegations at the UN, called Iran an "economically depleted rogue state" whose main export is violence....

Cable Says Volatile and ‘Dangerous’ Trump Must Stay Out of U.K.

Vince Cable, the leader of the most pro-European of British parties, had several choice words to describe Donald Trump: volatile, dangerous and an apologist for racial hatred....

United Nations General Assembly live updates: President Trump delivers his first address

President Trump mocked North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as "Rocket Man" and denounced "loser terrorists" in the normally formal occasion of his maiden address to the United Nations...

U.S. military closes outpost in southeastern Syria, ceding territory to Iranian proxies

The base is roughly 40 miles from a key border crossing with Jordan and Iraq....

When government data contradicts Trump rhetoric, guess which one has to give?

The Times obtains a report undercutting administration rhetoric on refugees....

Watch Live: President Trump Delivers His First U.N. General Assembly Speech

The President is expected to discuss both Iran and North Korea...

Trump to single out North Korea, Iran in first UN speech

The president's speech will mark his latest attempt to lay out his "America First" vision....

Nikki Haley, usually a U.N. star, steps aside this week for Trump

Nikki Haley is used to being the star of the U.N., but for a week she's going to have to play a supporting role as Trump and Pence take center stage....

Clashes Erupt in Iraqi City of Kirkuk Over Kurdish Vote

Baghdad (AP) -- Iraq's ethnically-mixed and contested city of Kirkuk was on a nighttime curfew on Tuesday after clashes erupted there the previous night between Kurds and Turkmen...

U.S. and allies won’t rebuild Syria without political process

A meeting of diplomats underscored their willingness to use reconstruction aid to force a political solution to the civil war....

Trump to lay out vision of U.S. role in the world, focusing on ‘outcomes, not ideology’

The president’s nationalist agenda has led to widespread anxiety among the American allies and partners gathered for the U.N. General Assembly....

Donald Trump U.N. visit off to rocky start as president slams organization

In his debut at the United Nations, President Trump urged U.N. leaders Monday to cut their bloated bureaucracy, crack down on mismanagement and focus more on the core mission of...

3 Things to Expect in President Trump's United Nations Speech

Here's what we know about the President's upcoming speech...

Despite ethics concerns, council confirms pick to lead N.H. National Guard

The state’s Executive Council voted to confirm Col. David Mikolaities to the role of adjutant general Monday, overriding ethics concerns voiced by one councilor over possible past...

President Trump demands: 'Make the United Nations Great'

President makes his first visit to the U.N., ready for a week of meetings....

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Third Time's the Charm?

Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy's health-care proposal received the endorsement of Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, which could lead to Senator John McCain backing the...

Milo Yiannopoulous' far-right Berkeley event is set to occur at birthplace of 1960s free speech movement

If right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos is going to hold his “Free Speech Week” speaker series at UC Berkeley’s campus next week, it will have to happen largely out in public...

President Trump attends his first UN General Assembly this week. Here's what to expect.

President Donald Trump makes his debut at the United Nations General Assembly this week. Thousands of world leaders, diplomats and advocates will debate issues ranging from North...

US establishes first permanent military base in Israel

The US established an official, air defense military base in the heart of the Negev desert....

Senate backs bill to pump $700 billion into military

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has overwhelmingly approved a sweeping policy bill that would pump $700 billion into the military, putting the U.S....

Trump Will Call for Action on North Korea, Iran in First UN Address

President Donald Trump will call on world leaders to confront North Korea and Iran in his first address to the United Nations on Tuesday, seeking a broad alliance against the two...

Trump Says World Will ‘See Very Soon’ If U.S. Stays in Iran Deal

President Donald Trump said Monday the world will “‘see very soon” whether the U.S. withdraws from the Iranian nuclear deal....

Iran aims to cheat its way into the nuclear club

Team Trump is facing up to the fact that Iran is regularly cheating on the Obama administration’s nuclear deal — even if it’s not yet clear what they’ll do about it. “Iran has...

Trump condemns 'bureaucracy and mismanagement' at the U.N.

Trump backs calls for reform at the U.N., saying it needs to "focus more on people and less on bureaucracy."...

Trump pushes reform in United Nations debut, calls for ‘changing business as usual’

Trump had talked dismissively about the U.N. during his campaign but in his remarks pledged to be “partners” going forward....

Senate passes bill pumping $700 billion into military

The Senate has overwhelmingly approved a sweeping policy bill that would pump $700 billion into the military, putting the U.S. armed forces on track for a budget greater than at...

Donald Trump meets Benjamin Netanyahu in New York, says there’s ‘good chance’ for Middle East peace

President Trump said in a meeting Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that there’s “a good chance” for a U.S.-brokered peace deal between Israel and the...

Trump makes UN debut, says mission hindered by ‘bureaucracy and mismanagement’

President Donald Trump made his debut at the United Nations General Assembly on Monday, calling for reforms to the decades-old intergovernmental organization that promotes...

Laconia police respond to two motorcycle crashes Sunday

Laconia police responded Sunday night to two separate motor vehicle crashes involving motorcycles. Two people were seriously injured in the first crash, and the second resulted in...

Raczkowski, Epstein enter race to succeed Trott

Rocky Raczkowski, former majority floor leader of the Michigan House, is first Republican to announce a campaign. Lena Epstein, who is ending her bid for U.S. Senate to instead...

‘Not a friend of democracy’: Trump’s past UN criticism

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Utter weakness and incompetence." ''Not a friend of democracy." ''Just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time." As President Donald Trump...

Epstein, Raczkowski enter race to replace U.S. Rep. Dave Trott

Lena Epstein abandoned her Senate bid to enter the race for the 11th congressional district in Michigan to replace Trott, who is stepping down...

'Not a friend of democracy': Trump's past UN criticism

WASHINGTON (AP) - "Utter weakness and incompetence." ''Not a friend of democracy." ''Just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time." As President Donald Trump...

APNewsBreak: US nixes proposal to let Turkey guards buy guns

NEW YORK — The Trump administration has withdrawn a proposal to let Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's security guards buy $1.2 million in U.S.-made weapons, a congressional...

Here are all the times Donald Trump bashed the United Nations before speaking there

President Trump will make his first appearance at the United Nations this week, delivering a speech and meeting with members of a body that he criticized during his campaign....

'We are a service that is too small': The Air Force is under strain and looking at some major shakeups

A high operational tempo and a shortage of pilots has prompted the Air Force to pursue administrative and operational changes....

Iraq's top court suspended the Kurdish region's independence vote

Iraq's top court on Monday temporarily suspended the northern Kurdish region's referendum on independence that's due next week....

Turkish Army Flexes Muscle Against Iraqi Kurdish Referendum

The Turkish army kicked off a military drill near the border with Iraq’s Kurdish region, underscoring Turkey’s threat to do whatever it deems necessary against an Iraqi Kurdish...

Senate on track to pass $700 billion defense policy bill

The Senate is poised to pass a defense policy bill that pumps $700 billion into the Pentagon budget....

French president will try to persuade Trump to remain in Iran deal, reconsider Paris climate exit

Without mentioning Trump by name during his opening remarks, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian lamented a “increasing breakdown of international cooperation” and...