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Sir Mark Lyall Grant, British Ambassador to the United Nations, with the Secretariat in the background at One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza on the East Side - Sep 12, 2012 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

On Foreign Soil: British U.N. Ambassador Talks NYC’s ‘Vibrancy’ And More

He’s been posted to Pretoria, Islamabad, and Paris. But now, Sir Mark Lyall Grant is an Englishman in New York.

09/14/2012

A picture shows damage inside the burnt U.S. consulate building in Benghazi on September 13, 2012 following an attack on the building late on September 11 in which the US ambassador to Libya and three other US nationals were killed. (Photo credit: GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/GettyImages)

Libya Announces 4 Arrests In Deadly Attack On U.S. Consulate

Heavily armed militants used a protest of an anti-Islam film as a cover and may have had help from inside Libyan security in their deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate, a senior Libyan official said Thursday.

09/13/2012

The Empire State Building is seen from Chopper 880 - New York, NY - Jan 31, 2008 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Empire State Building, JFK Tower Honoring World Autism Awareness Day

New CDC figures place 1 in 88 kids on the autism spectrum. It aflicts 1 in every 54 boys.

04/02/2012

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Hundreds With Occupy Wall Street Rally Against Police Brutality

About 500 Occupy members marched from Zuccotti Park to Union Square with the family of John Collado, who was shot by a plain clothes police officer last fall.

03/24/2012

FILE - Pro-Tibet demonstrators protest outside the Chinese consulate in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Demonstrators In NYC Call For Free Tibet On Anniversary Of Tibetan Uprising

Thousands of demonstrators marched over the Brooklyn Bridge to the United Nations Saturday morning and then to the Chinese Consulate chanting “China out of Tibet now!”

03/10/2012

The United Nations (file/credit: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Sources: 30 Pounds Of Cocaine Found At United Nations

Sources tell CBS 2 that the New York Police Department and Drug Enforcement Agency are investigating a delivery of cocaine to the United Nations.

01/26/2012

Russian Arms Dealer ‘Merchant Of Death’ Viktor Bout Convicted In NYC Federal Court

A shadowy Russian arms dealer was convicted Wednesday of seeking to make millions of dollars by selling heavy weaponry to a terror group so it could attack what prosecutors said he told his customers was a common enemy – U.S. forces helping the Colombian government.

11/02/2011

Manssor Arbabsiar (file / AP Photo/Williamson County Jail via Corpus Christi Caller-Times)

Not Guilty Plea In Plot To Assassinate Saudi Ambassador

A U.S. citizen who holds an Iranian passport pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that he plotted to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States.

10/24/2011

Moammar Gadhafi (file / credit: MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/Getty Images)

CT Professor Was Translator For Moammar Gadhafi; NJ Mansion Still Libya’s

No one in Libya was untouched by the tyranny of now late dictator Moammar Gadhafi, according to Dr. Abubaker Saad.

10/21/2011

FILE - In this Saturday, June 12, 2010 file photo, Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi talks during a ceremony to mark the 40th anniversary of the evacuation of the American military bases in the country, in Tripoli, Libya. (AP Photo/ Abdel Magid Al Fergany, File)

Tri-State, Nation Reacts To Death Of Libyan Leader Moammar Gadhafi

Officials say Moammar Gadhafi, who ruled Libya for more than four decades, was captured and killed Thursday after his hometown of Sirte fell to revolutionary forces.

10/20/2011

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

Bloomberg Announces Plan With U.N. To Complete Manhattan Greenway

The last major gap runs from 38th to 60th streets on the East Side.

10/06/2011

Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch and President Barack Obama (file / credits: JP Yim/Getty Images, ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Ed Koch Now Backs President Barack Obama For Re-Election

After previously taking issue with the President’s stance on Israel, Koch now says “I am on the Obama express bus for re-election.”

09/27/2011

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

Freed Americans Shane Bauer, left, Josh Fattal, center, and Sarah Shourd, right, Bauer's fiance, wave from the door to an airplane before leaving for the United States at the airport in Muscat, Oman, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Sultan al-Hasani)

Hikers Say Iran Held Them Because They’re Americans

Two Americans held for more than two years in an Iranian prison on accusations of spying are back on U.S. soil.

09/25/2011

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)

Netanyahu Blasts UN As ‘House Of Lies,’ Implores Abbas To Drop Application, Resume Talks

There was a dramatic and defiant move at the United Nations on Friday. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas sidestepped two decades of failed negotiations and surged ahead with demands for Palestinian statehood.

09/23/2011

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