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Ex-UN General Assembly Head Released On Bail Despite More Likely Charges ComingA former president of the United Nations General Assembly facing tax charges in a bribery case was released Monday on $1 million bail -- even as a prosecutor said it was likely he will face additional charges.
Ex-UN General Assembly Head Among 6 Held In Bribery SchemeU.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in New York said Tuesday that John Ashe "sold himself and the global institution he led" while he served in the largely ceremonial post for a year in 2013 and 2014.
Obama, Putin Meet One-On-One For First Time In Over 2 Years At UNPresident Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin clashed over their competing visions for Syria, with Obama urging a political transition to replace the Syrian president but Putin warning it would be a mistake.
Authorities: Man Followed 2 United Nations Motorcades On JFK Airport GroundsChris Cannella told police he was trying to give the pope his business card, even though Pope Francis had left New York City for Philadelphia several hours earlier.
UN General Assembly Causing Annual Traffic Headaches On East SideThere are frozen zones, metal barricades, checkpoints, truck inspections, bomb-sniffing dogs and federal agents with assault rifles.
Obama Arrives In NYC For UN General AssemblyFresh from successes on Iran and with the pope, President Barack Obama still carried heavy burdens into critical meetings this week at the United Nations General Assembly.
Mayor De Blasio Meets With Cuban President Raul CastroMayoral spokesman Peter Kadushin said the mission invited de Blasio to meet with Castro.
Videos: The Pope In New York City Day 2Pope Francis was making his way through the city on Friday, bringing throngs of onlookers, many road closures, and mass transit disruptions in Manhattan.
Officials Raise Spying Concerns After Chinese Company Plans Renovation At Waldorf AstoriaThe sale to Anbang still allows the Hilton Corporation to run the hotel, but the deal also calls for a massive renovation, which triggered concerns in Washington.
Jay Z Headlines Global Citizen Festival In Central ParkThe rapper will be joined by Carrie Underwood, No Doubt, Tiesto and many others.
NYPD Increases Policing After Subway Plot ReportBag inspections were being set up at some subway stations, more bomb-sniffing dogs and surveillance teams were deployed and officers were working overtime and doing extra checks of subway stations.
Hundreds Protest Iran President Outside UN ComplexHundreds have gathered in New York City to protest Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during his remarks before the U.N. General Assembly.
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