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  1. aleppo
    U.N. Monitors Head to Syria As Mass Evacuations ContinueViolence sidelined the deal earlier, but it appears to be back in effect.
  2. Nikki Haley Gets a Foreign-Policy Credential for Her Future Presidential RunTrump gets diversity points and a telegenic international face for his administration. She gets what she needs for a credible White House candidacy.
  3. climate change
    Global Deal Reached to Offset Aviation EmissionsThe deal will require airlines to fund carbon-offsetting activities, but environmentalists say it won’t make much difference.
  4. bizarre things
    United Nations Intruder Evades Police by Jumping Into East RiverThe emotionally disturbed man broke away from security officers, survived a three-story fall, then jumped into the river and disappeared.
  5. Former U.N. Chief Boutros Boutros-Ghali Dead at 93He was the first United Nations secretary-general from Africa. 
  6. united nations
    Abbas Issues Warning to Israel in U.N. Speech“We cannot continue to be bound by these signed agreements with Israel and Israel must assume fully all its responsibility as an occupying power.”
  7. Here Is a Photo of Obama and Putin Taking Part in a Very Fierce Rosé ToastDiplomacy.
  8. united nations
    U.N. Accuses Israel and Palestinian Militants of Possible War Crimes in Gaza“The extent of the devastation and human suffering in Gaza was unprecedented and will impact generations to come.”
  9. climate change
    Climate-Change-Deal Negotiators Are Terrified of Congress“We know the politics in the U.S.”
  10. Obama Set to Announce His Peer-Pressure Plan for Climate ChangeThe White House will likely seek to reduce greenhouse gases by nearly a third in the U.S. over the next ten years. 
  11. Liberia Confirms New Case of Ebola After Two Disease-Free Weeks“We will have unfortunately some periods in which our hopes are dashed at this stage in the outbreak.”
  12. crimes against humanity
    U.N. Report Accuses ISIS of Crimes Against Humanity and GenocideThe United Nations Human Rights Office calls for war-crimes trials against the Islamic State.
  13. Other Countries Now Mad About Iran Letter TooThe Republican senators who signed it aren’t too worried. 
  14. Iceland Announced a Men-Only Conference on Gender Equality at the U.N.Reddit dubs it “Footstools for Feminists.”
  15. war in the middle east
    Palestinian Leader Accuses Israel of Genocide Remember, this is the one Israel doesn’t totally hate.
  16. awesome things
    A Young Mother’s Poem at the U.N. Climate Summit Was Completely HeartbreakingShe hails from the Marshall Islands.
  17. big speeches
    What You Missed in Obama’s United Nations SpeechA catch-up guide to the president’s remarks to the General Assembly.
  18. war in the middle east
    Israel Kills at Least 20 in Early Morning Attack on U.N. School Shelter“Where am I supposed to go?” says one of the 200,000 displaced Palestinians.
  19. international intrigue
    United Nations: ‘Strong Possibility’ of War Crimes by Both Israel and HamasThe UN will investigate, despite a vote against it by the U.S.
  20. life in pictures
    Life in Pictures: Samantha PowerBaseball talk, kid-ferrying, and Ukraine-crisis management with America’s top diplomat.
  21. horrible things
    The Appalling Sketches of What Happens in a North Korean Prison CampThe new U.N. report includes drawings based on a victim’s memories.
  22. international news
    North Korea Seriously Is the Worst, U.N. Panel ConcludesKim Jong-un may face International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity.
  23. bloomberg after bloomberg
    Bloomberg Gets a Second Post-Mayor JobAt the United Nations.
  24. que syria syria
    U.N. Reaches Syria Deal, Omits ConsequencesRussia would get another chance to veto a military strike.
  25. unfriendly skies
    F-16s Stayed Busy Over Manhattan, Shooing Planes Away From U.N.So that’s what that noise was.
  26. caught on tape
    Obama Caught Joking ‘I’m Scared of My Wife’Even worse, he’s lying about his smoking habit.
  27. spy games
    The NSA Also Bugged the United Nations’ HeadquartersAccording to documents leaked by Edward Snowden to Der Spiegel.
  28. blame it on the alcohol
    U.S. Buzzkill Wants U.N. Diplomats to Argue Budgets SoberThe tradition is to wear each other down with drink.
  29. Canadian Radio Duo Prank Calls U.N. ChiefFrom the guys who brought us the Sarah Palin 2008 prank call.
  30. international intrigue
    Boris Badenov Apparently Working on Iranian Nuclear ProgramBenjamin Netanyahu whipped out a diagram of a cartoon bomb at the U.N. today.
  31. international affairs
    Ahmadinejad Bored With Nuke Talk, Would Rather Discuss His ‘New World Order’Unsurprisingly, Israel won’t be included.
  32. crazy people
    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Arrives in New York for the UN General AssemblyAnd receives a touching welcome from the Post.
  33. messin’ with texas
    U.N. Offers Non-Denial Denial About Invading Texas“It’s absolutely ridiculous.”
  34. syrian massacre
    Russia Ships Arms to Syria Just Days After MassacreDeath toll now up to 116.
  35. nuclear iran
    U.N. Promises Nuclear Deal With Iran Coming SoonThe U.S. and Israel are not holding their breath.
  36. malthusian nightmare
    World’s Symbolic ‘7 Billionth Baby’ Wasn’t Even Born on the Right DayWhaaaaat?
  37. the national interest
    Obama’s Israel Speech Shouldn’t Surprise AnybodyObama’s international strategy is pretty much the same thing as Obama’s domestic political strategy.
  38. diplomacy
    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Really Knows How to Clear a RoomHis speech prompted a mass walkout at the U.N. today.
  39. photo op
    President Obama Stuck His Hand Right in Front of This Guy’s FaceClassic.
  40. the future
    Seven Billion People, Here We ComeThe U.N. predicts that the world’s population will reach 7 billion by October, and 10 billion by 2100.
  41. international intrigue
    Ivory Coast Strongman Laurent Gbagbo Has Been ArrestedBut by whom?
  42. masquerades
    You Mean You Don’t Really Work Here?A former United Nations volunteer posed as an immigration lawyer to scam victims.
  43. international intrigue
    France Joins U.N. Strike in Ivory Coast, Prompting Gbagbo’s SurrenderFrance’s newfound interventionist streak.
  44. religiots
    The Thing That People Feared Would Happen After Koran Burning Has Happened [Updated]Afghan protesters killed eight to fourteen foreigners at a U.N. compound today.
  45. revolt like an egyptian
    Qaddafi Is Making a ComebackWithout strategic international aid, the rebels don’t appear likely to be able to hold off the crazed dictator.
  46. revolt like an egyptian
    U.N. Security Council to Discuss Libya TodayDiplomats circulated a draft resolution that calls for an investigation into crimes against humanity.
  47. international intrigue
    ‘If Weather Permits,’ South Korea Will Follow Through on Controversial Artillery TestEven as Russia and China tell South Korea not to.
  48. flags
    U.S. Embassy Apologizes for Flag Faux Pas“This was an honest mistake.”
  49. ambassadors
    Mazlan Othman Named Ambassador to Theoretical Extraterrestrials“The continued search for extraterrestrial communication sustains hope that someday humankind will receive signals from extraterrestrials.”
  50. international intrigue
    U.S. Delegation Walks Out on Ahmadinejad During U.N. SpeechIt was the whole ‘9/11 was an inside job’ thing.
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