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Calls mount for action on ‘killer robots’ after UN talks

–Geneva (AFP) – “Robots are not taking over the world”, the diplomat leading the first official talks on autonomous weapons assured Friday, seeking to ease criticism over slow progress towards restricting the use of so-called “killer robots”. The United Nations was wrapping up an initial five days of discussions on weapons systems that can identify and destroy targets without human

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Nikki Haley tells United Nations: You’re not the boss of U.S. 

–Ambassador Nikki Haley blasted the United Nations Wednesday in a defiant speech to the 193-member General Assembly before it adopted a resolution calling for an end to the U.S. economic embargo on Cuba. Haley called the long-standing debate “political theater.” “Let’s be honest about what we really see going on here,” Haley said. “This assembly does not have the power

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In U.N. speech, Trump defines his foreign policy doctrine as sovereignty for major powers 

President Trump used variations of the word “sovereign” 21 times during Tuesday’s 42-minute speech to the United Nations General Assembly, driving home his belief that countries, not international institutions like the U.N., will and should determine the fate of the world by pursuing their own best interests. The speech offered the most fleshed-out definition yet of the Trump doctrine, a style of

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Trump to Push Nationalist Policy at U.N. 

UNITED NATIONS—President Donald Trump’s first address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday will lay out a foreign policy rooted in his view of nationalism and sovereignty and anchored by “America First” principles, according to a senior White House official. Mr. Trump will call for more burden sharing and cooperation among countries on issues including the fight on terrorism, North Korea’s nuclear

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Fmr. U.N. Amb. Power Emerges As Central Figure In Obama Unmasking Investigation

Former United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power’s involvement in the unmasking by former Obama administration officials of sensitive national security information is raising red flags over what insiders view was an attempt by the former administration to undermine President Donald Trump and key figures on his team, according to current and former U.S. officials familiar with the situation. Power appears to

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UN Braces as Trump’s Detente With Russia Upsets Balance of Power

President Donald Trump’s outreach to Russia is reverberating through the United Nations, where U.S. allies worry that a partnership between Washington and Moscow could undermine a historic balance of power dating to the early days of the Cold War. For decades, the five veto-wielding members of the 15-nation Security Council have fallen into two camps — France, the U.K. and

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Trump Prepares Orders Aiming at Global Funding and Treaties

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is preparing executive orders that would clear the way to drastically reduce the United States’ role in the United Nations and other international organizations, as well as begin a process to review and potentially abrogate certain forms of multilateral treaties. The first of the two draft orders, titled “Auditing and Reducing U.S. Funding of International

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