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Buildings are viewed from South Street Seaport, an area of lower Manhattan that was severely flooded during Hurricane Sandy on March 31, 2014 (Credit: Spencer Platt
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White House Taking New UN Report As Call For Action On Global Warming

According to the head of the UN panel, the world needs to cut pollution from heat-trapping gases, or the already-noticeable harms from global warming could spiral “out of control.”

03/31/2014

Protesters rally against Iranian president Hasan Rouhani, Sept. 24, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Demonstrators Near UN: Iran’s New President Has Blood On His Hands

The demonstrators waving their red, white and green Iranian flags were joined by some high-profile politicians who said Hasan Rouhani’s recent talk of opening dialogue with the United States is merely a ruse.

09/24/2013

President Barack Obama speaks on Syria in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington on August 31, 2013 as Vice President Joe Biden looks on. Obama said Saturday he will ask the US Congress to authorize military action against Syria, lifting the threat of immediate strikes on President Bashar al-Assad's regime.      (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

White House Confident Congress Will Approve Use Of Force In Syria

In a series of interviews on the Sunday news shows, Secretary of State John Kerry said the case for intervention in Syria’s 2 1/2-year civil war was strengthening each day and that he expected American lawmakers to recognize the need for action when the “credibility of the United States is on the line.”

09/01/2013

A demonstrator holds an "Anti Coup" sign outside of the Egyptian Mission to the UN on Friday Aug 16, 2013. (Credit CBS 2)

Demonstrators Rally Outside Of Egyptian Mission As Clashes Fuel Worldwide Outrage

In Long Island City parishioners of a Coptic Christian Church offered their prayers to the victims of the violent clashes.

08/16/2013

Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of the State of Israel (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)/Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

UN Security Council Meets To Discuss Palestinian Statehood, Lobbying Continues

The United Nations Security Council took the first steps in considering the Palestinian’s request for statehood, meeting behind closed doors on Monday on the controversial bid. The arm twisting has begun.

09/26/2011

Flags of Israel, Palestine and U.S.

Israel Floats ‘Interim Solution’ Proposal At UN To Stem Palestinian Statehood Tension

The Israeli proposal would allow the Palestinians to establish a state within existing borders in Gaza and the West Bank and deal with all the tough stuff later.

09/20/2011

President Obama (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images) ; Gov. Perry (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images))

Presidential Hopeful Perry Unleashes All-Out Assault On Obama’s Israel Policies

The United Nations confrontation over Palestinian statehood became a major issue in the U.S. presidential race on Tuesday. Leading GOP contender Rick Perry accused President Barack Obama of appeasing terrorists and betraying Israel.

09/20/2011

The United Nations complex is seen on the East Side - New York, NY - Apr 16, 2008 - Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images

UN General Assembly Means Frozen Zones, Traffic Headaches

With most of the world’s leaders in town for the annual gathering, security is ramped up. That means frozen zones, escort convoys and more.

09/19/2011

The United Nations complex is seen on the East Side - New York, NY - Apr 16, 2008 - Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images

Gas Leak Odor Forces Evacuation At United Nations

The temporary building on the north lawn of the complex was evacuated Tuesday, but staff and diplomats were allowed to return a few minutes later.

12/21/2010

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Ahmadinejad Sorry For Traffic, Not 9/11 Comments

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is standing behind his claims that the United States was behind the 9/11 attacks — a statement President Barack Obama said is “hateful.”

09/24/2010

President Barack Obama addresses the U.N. Wednesday (Photo: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Announces New U.S. Approach At The U.N.

President Obama told a U.N. conference that the U.S. is changing its approach to development to focus less on spending money and more on really helping countries develop.

09/22/2010

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Ahmadinejad Blames Liberal Capitalism For World Suffering

With protestors demanding his arrest outside the United Nations, inside Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told world leaders to make plans for a new world order.

09/21/2010

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

30 NYPD, 2 FDNY Assigned To Ahmadinejad Security

One of the world’s most despised leaders was quite possibly the safest man in New York City on Monday night. The city is going to great lengths to protect Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

09/20/2010