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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 24:  President Barack Obama speaks at the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly at United Nations Headquarters on September 24, 2014 in New York City. World leaders, activists and protesters have converged on New York City for the annual UN event that brings together the global leaders for a week of meetings and conferences. This year's General Assembly has highlighted the problem of global warming and how countries need to strive to  reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Obama Calls For Dismantling IS ‘Network Of Death’

President Barack Obama declared that the world is at a “crossroads between war and peace” Wednesday vowing to lead a coalition to dismantle the Islamic State militant group’s “network of death.”

09/24/2014

A U.N. Commission of Inquiry has found that crimes against humanity have been committed in North Korea and recommends that its findings be referred to the International Criminal Court, two people familiar with the commission's report have told The Associated Press.  (Photo by South Korean Unification Ministry via Getty Images)

UN: Crimes Against Humanity In North Korea Found, Need Investigation

A U.N. Commission of Inquiry has found that crimes against humanity have been committed in North Korea and recommends that its findings be referred to the International Criminal Court, two people familiar with the commission’s report have told The Associated Press.

02/14/2014

Raise the age at which you can begin collecting full Social Security benefits? Older Americans say no. They also veto reductions in the cost-of-living increase. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Study: World Aging Quickly, Seniors Over 60 To Outnumber Children By 2050

The Global AgeWatch Index shows that nations are not working quickly enough to cope with a population graying faster than ever before. By the year 2050, seniors over the age of 60 will outnumber children under the age of 15 for the first time in history.

09/30/2013

U.N. inspectors say there is "clear and convincing evidence" that chemical weapons were used on a relatively large scale in an attack last month in Syria that killed hundreds of people. (LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images)

UN Says Nations Are Forbidden From Spying On It

The United Nations says international treaties protect its office and all diplomatic missions from interference, spying and eavesdropping, but it is not directly commenting on reports that the U.S. hacked U.N. internal communications.

08/26/2013

International aid to Syrians uprooted by civil war is a "drop in the sea" of what is needed, a top U.N. official said Monday, estimating that five million Syrians have been displaced inside the country. Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Syria Agrees To UN Probe Of Purported Attacks

Syria reached an agreement with the United Nations on Sunday to allow a U.N. team of experts to visit the site of alleged chemical weapons attacks last week outside Damascus, state media said.

08/25/2013

The United Nations forecast Thursday that the world's population will increase from 7.2 billion today to 8.1 billion in 2025. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images for Selfridges)

UN: World Population To Reach 8.1 Billion In 2025

The United Nations forecast Thursday that the world’s population will increase from 7.2 billion today to 8.1 billion in 2025, with most growth in developing countries and more than half in Africa. By 2050, it will reach 9.6 billion.

06/13/2013

The United States said Sunday that it will double its non-lethal assistance to Syria's opposition as the rebels' top supporters vowed to enhance and expand their backing of the two-year battle to oust President Bashar Assad's regime. (Photo credit  DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)

US Doubles Non-Lethal Aid To Syrian Rebels

The United States said Sunday that it will double its non-lethal assistance to Syria’s opposition as the rebels’ top supporters vowed to enhance and expand their backing of the two-year battle to oust President Bashar Assad’s regime.

04/21/2013

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