Edith M. Lederer, The Associated Press

  • This picture taken on July 4, 2017 and released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on July 5, 2017, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, center, celebrating the successful test-fire of the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 at an undisclosed location. (AFP/KCNA via KNS)
    North Korea warns it won't negotiate nukes if US is hostile

    North Korea warned the United States that it will never put its nuclear weapons program on the negotiating table as long as the Trump administration keeps up its “hostile policy and nuclear threat.”

  • UN envoy warns that Iraq faces major challenges after Mosul

    The U.N. envoy for Iraq warned Monday that the road ahead for the Mideast nation is "extremely challenging" following the liberation of Mosul, stressing that freeing other territory controlled by Islamic State extremists won't be easy.

  • UN chief: US will be replaced if it disengages from world

    Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned the Trump administration on Tuesday that if the United States disengages from many issues confronting the international community it will be replaced — and that won't be good for America or for the world.

  • China calls for new talks with North Korea on nukes

    China's U.N. ambassador said Tuesday that multiple North Korean nuclear and ballistic missile tests, with no end in sight, show the "very strong" need for new talks with Pyongyang to reduce tensions and try to achieve denuclearization.

  • North Korea links nuclear advances to 'hostile' US policy

    North Korea will rapidly strengthen its nuclear strike capability as long as the United States maintains its "hostile policy" toward the country, the country's deputy U.N. ambassador said Friday.

  • US envoy: North Korea is intimidating the entire world

    U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley accused North Korea on Tuesday of intimidating the entire international community with its nuclear program, military ability and cyberattacks, and said any country that doesn't implement U.N. sanctions is supporting Pyongyang's actions.

  • UN Security Council to confer on North Korea nuclear program

    Turning to diplomacy after flexing military muscle, the United States will urge the U.N. Security Council on Friday to increase economic pressure on North Korea over its nuclear weapons program, leaning on China in particular to turn the screws on its wayward ally.

  • Russia vetoes UN resolution to condemn Syria chemical attack

    Russia vetoed a Western-backed U.N. resolution Wednesday that would have condemned the reported use of chemical weapons in a town in northern Syria and demanded a speedy investigation into the attack that killed nearly 90 people.