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    Unfriendly skies: Ukraine closes airspace to Russian airlines
    Sep25

    Unfriendly skies: Ukraine closes airspace to Russian airlines

    The skies over Eastern Europe just became a little less friendly. Ukraine announced it will close its airspace to Russian airlines starting Oct. 25 — the latest move in its conflict with Russia over Russia’s annexation of Crimea and support for separatists in the east of Ukraine. The ban will have a significant impact on major Russian...

    Pope Francis’ Address To The United Nations General Assembly (Full Transcript)
    Sep25

    Pope Francis’ Address To The United Nations General Assembly (Full Transcript)

    As released by the Vatican.Mr President,Ladies and Gentlemen,Thank you for your kind words. Once again, following a tradition by which I feel honored, the Secretary General of the United Nations has invited the Pope to address this distinguished assembly of nations. In my own name, and that of the entire Catholic community, I wish to express to...

    Putin Heads to UN With Serious Syrian Agenda
    Sep25

    Putin Heads to UN With Serious Syrian Agenda

    Russian President Vladimir Putin travels to New York on Monday for a highly touted speech at the United Nations General Assembly — his first appearance at the international body in nearly a decade. But Putin’s trip to New York is also part of a wider effort to show the world he will not be sidelined on the international stage....

    What To Look For When Putin Speaks At The UN
    Sep25

    What To Look For When Putin Speaks At The UN

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s speech before the UN General Assembly will be watched closely for clues to his intentions, and what he wants the rules of the new world order to be. RFE/RL’s Mick Eckel gives us five things to watch for in his speech. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    At UN, Francis Pleads for Protecting Environment and Poor
    Sep25

    At UN, Francis Pleads for Protecting Environment and Poor

    In an address to the U.N. General Assembly, Pope Francis exhorted presidents and prime ministers to show leadership in combating climate change and poverty and in protecting refugees fleeing conflicts. The 78-year-old pontiff, speaking Friday morning at the United Nations headquarters in New York, tied “misuse and destruction of the...

    Pope Francis Challenges World Leaders To Set Aside Partisan Interests And Work Together For Peace
    Sep25

    Pope Francis Challenges World Leaders To Set Aside Partisan Interests And Work Together For Peace

    UNITED NATIONS — Pope Francis urged world leaders to “set aside partisan and ideological interests” and work together to protect the environment and care for all of humanity on Friday morning during his address to the United Nations General Assembly.UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon accompanies Pope Francis into United Nations...

    Full text of Pope Francis’ speech to United Nations
    Sep25

    Full text of Pope Francis’ speech to United Nations

    Pope Francis’ address to the United Nations on Friday as prepared for delivery and translated by the Vatican: Mr President, Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you for your kind words. Once again, following a tradition by which I feel honored, the Secretary General of the United Nations has invited the Pope to address this distinguished assembly of...

    Transcript: Read the Speech Pope Francis Gave to the United Nations
    Sep25

    Transcript: Read the Speech Pope Francis Gave to the United Nations

    Pope Francis will speak before the United Nations General Assembly Friday morning, the first time that a pope will speak at the annual session where all member countries are represented. Here is a full transcript of his remarks. Thank you for your kind words. Once again, following a tradition by which I feel honored, the Secretary General of the...

    Before And Beyond The Syrian Calamity
    Sep25

    Before And Beyond The Syrian Calamity

    What started as a civil war in Syria nearly five years ago has now evolved into an international crisis unmatched by any other since World War II. The global community now has a solemn obligation to end this humanitarian disaster, but it cannot do so unless all the powers affected by the conflict set aside their differences in order to end the...

    Pope Francis Proclaims That ‘Right of the Environment Does Exist’ in Sweeping U.N. General Assembly Speech
    Sep25

    Pope Francis Proclaims That ‘Right of the Environment Does Exist’ in Sweeping U.N. General Assembly Speech

    Pope Francis became the fifth pontiff to deliver remarks before the General Assembly of the United Nations on Friday morning, focusing on issues pertaining to the environment and poverty reduction, proclaiming that a “right of the environment does exist.” “First, it must be stated that a true ‘right of the environment’ does exist, for two...