United Nations General Assembly

Concert-goers gather for the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (Credit: Gary Baumgarten/1010 WINS)

Jay Z Headlines Global Citizen Festival In Central Park

The rapper will be joined by Carrie Underwood, No Doubt, Tiesto and many others.

09/27/2014

A policeman keeps vigil inside a subway station in New York on September 25, 2014.  (Photo: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

NYPD Increases Policing After Subway Plot Report

Bag 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.

09/26/2014

Demonstrators protest against Iranian President Hassan Rouhani outside the United Nations on Sept. 25, 2014, during the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. (credit: Getty Images)

Hundreds Protest Iran President Outside UN Complex

Hundreds have gathered in New York City to protest Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during his remarks before the U.N. General Assembly.

09/25/2014

President Barack Obama speaks at the 69th United Nations General Assembly at United Nations Headquarters on September 24, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Obama Calls For Dismantling ISIS ‘Network Of Death’

President Barack Obama told the assembled leaders that the “only language understood by killers like this is the language of force.”

09/24/2014

President Barack Obama speaks at the United Nations Climate Summit on Sept. 23, 2014, in New York City. (credit: Getty Images)

Obama: No Nation Gets A ‘Pass’ On Climate Change

In a forceful appeal for international cooperation on limiting carbon pollution, President Barack Obama warned starkly on Tuesday that the globe’s climate is changing faster than efforts to address it.

09/23/2014

United Nations headquarters - New York, NY (file / credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

New Yorkers Brace For Traffic Headaches As World Leaders Gather For UN General Assembly

More than 140 government leaders, including President Barack Obama, are gathering in New York for the annual United Nations General Assembly.

09/22/2014

Pope Francis waves after his general audience in St Peter's square at the Vatican on September 18, 2013  (credit: TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Pope Francis May Visit U.S. In Sept. 2015

“On background, Vatican officials are saying that Pope Francis has indicated that he wants to come to the United States in September 2015,” John Allen the National Catholic Reporter said.

01/24/2014

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

A U.S. Air Force F-16 flies over New York City - Sep 24, 2003 - Photo: Aaron D. Allmon II/U.S. Air Force via Getty Images

At Least 3 Small Planes Violate United Nations Airspace

U.S. military fighter jets were buzzing over the New York City area Monday, chasing at least three small plans that violated restricted air space over the United Nations.

09/23/2013

New York City mayoral candidate Joe Lhota and Bill de Blasio speak at a news conference near the United Nations headquarters denouncing Iran's diplomacy offensive on Sept. 23, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

NYC Politicians, Israel Skeptical About Iran’s Diplomacy Offensive

Critics expressed their skepticism Monday at a rally across First Avenue from the United Nations headquarters, where world leaders are converging for this week’s General Assembly.

09/23/2013

United Nations General Assembly traffic advisory on Second Avenue (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Street Closures In Effect For UN General Assembly

The United Nations General Assembly is getting under way Monday, meaning New Yorkers can expect major traffic headaches on Manhattan’s East Side all week.

09/23/2013

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu Warns World Iran Is Close To Crossing His ‘Red Line’

He wanted to get the world’s attention and he did it with a simple diagram that could be shown in elementary schools, only to the Israeli prime minister there was nothing elementary about the stakes at hand — stopping Iran from getting the bomb.

09/27/2012

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Diplomats: Ahmadinejad Has Lost His Luster, Speech Lacked Trademark Punch

The controversial president of Iran made a final speech to the United Nations General Assembly. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad leaves office next year, thanks to term limits. His “last blast” at the UN lacked some of the fire of years’ past.

09/26/2012

President Barack Obama speaks at the UN General Assembly meeting on September 25.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

President Obama Urges UN To Confront Roots Of Muslim Rage

President Barack Obama told world leaders Tuesday that attacks on U.S. citizens in Libya “were attacks on America,” and he called on them to join in confronting the root causes of the rage across the Muslim world.

09/25/2012

City prepares for the UN General Assembly (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Road Closures In Effect For UN General Assembly; Ahmadinejad Protests Abound

Road closures and traffic delays are making for a tricky commute as world leaders gather for the United Nations General Assembly this week.

09/24/2012

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