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President Obama is open to talking with Iran president, official says

President Obama would be open to a repeat of last year’s historic conversation with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at next week’s United Nations General Assembly session, a senior administration official said Thursday.

The UN General Assembly To Do List

This year's UN General Assembly comes at an especially bleak time. ISIS massacres, Syrian refugees, Ebola -- how much worse can it get? (Actually, don't answer that.) Here's a quick look at some of the items on the international community's agenda as it heads to the General Assembly -- and if one's not, maybe it should be!

A year later: Iranian nuclear talks go from promise to doubt

Hassan Rouhani won world leaders’ warm embrace a year ago when he arrived at the United Nations General Assembly in New York as Iran’s new president, speaking of reconciliation and offering a new era in relations between his nation and the West.

UNGA 69: Why the UN Matters More Than Ever

September 22 marks the opening of sixty-ninth United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) High-Level Week in New York.  World leaders and representatives from 194 countries will come together to work on an agenda packed with burning issues: foreign terrorist fighters, Ebola, climate change, and much m

Dealers Want So Many 2015 Chevy Colorados That GM's Boosting Assembly

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

General Motors reports they've already had "nearly 30,000 orders" from dealers for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado. To fill the expected continuous demand, they're increasing staff at the Wentzville, Missouri plant again by almost 30%. Read more...

Coal Ash Wednesday: "Cap and leak" bill overshadowed by GOP power struggle

Fighting over who gets to rule the contaminated sand box: But as the proposed law progressed through the General Assembly, McCrory objected to the proposed independent legislative commission that would bar his executive office from any influence over the cleanup of coal ash. Show More Summary

How Long Will the U.S. Turn a Blind Eye to Its Role in this Bloodshed?

As the U.N. General Assembly begins its meeting today in New York City, Amnesty International is delivering 187,563 signatures to the White House in a global call to cut off weapons that fuel abuses in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Thousands of people from the U.S. Show More Summary

Francis On Tying and Untying The Knots

This fall, we’ll begin to see the impact of the new bishop of Rome on the church with the opening of the October Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, focusing on the family and evangelizing in the modern world. There isn’t much chance of a change in doctrine on many of these issues […]

President of UN General Assembly Must Promote Human Rights for All

On Tuesday, Uganda's Minister for Foreign Affairs Sam Kutesa assumes his responsibilities as President of the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. Kutesa, a longtime ally of President Museveni, will hold the positionShow More Summary

Separate Legal Identity and Birth Registration in the Post-2015 Agenda

September 16 officially kicks off the 69th session of the UN General Assembly and the one-year countdown for negotiations of the successor framework to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The latest input into the post-2015 process...Show More Summary

GM To Boost Output Of Mid-sized Pickups In U.S., Add Jobs

DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co will add a third shift and 750 jobs at its Missouri assembly plant to build more of its new mid-sized pickup trucks, the No. 1 U.S. automaker said on Tuesday. With early orders for the ChevroletShow More Summary

GM, bullish on midsize pickups, adds workers at Wentzville factory

General Motors is so encouraged by orders for its new Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickup trucks that the automaker is adding a third shift and creating 750 new jobs at its Wentzville, Mo., assembly plant.

It’s time for the US to stop fueling the conflict in Israel and Gaza

As the UN General Assembly begins its meeting today in New York City, Amnesty International is delivering 187,563 signatures to the White House in a global call to cut off weapons that fuel abuses in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian … Please continue reading.

All The Animals In The Azure Australia Assembly

Microsoft’s Azure general manager Steven Martin swept through Australia yesterday and took time to brief media on the company’s local Azure plans. No further word on when the Sydney and Melbourne locations will finally open, but we did discover a surprising amount about the different animals you can reference when discussing Azure. More »      

Attorney General Sam Olens Kicks Off Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Contest

Attorney General Sam Olens traveled to Parkview High School in Gwinnett County this morning to kick off an effort to highlight the effects of prescription drug abuse in Georgia. At an assembly of several hundred high school students, Olens, Rick Allen, the Director of the Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency, Dallas Gay, the co-chair of […]

Daily dose: Monday madness edition

3 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

CAMPAIGN 2014 Independent groups aim to help Democratic legislative candidates (AP) — Groups in the shadow of traditional campaigns are poised to once again attempt to influence North Carolina General Assembly races through ads and mailers...Show More Summary

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules

From Ukraine to Syria to Gaza, a relentless summer of international strife is raising the stakes for the United Nations on the eve of its General Assembly session this week. In a rare move, President Barack Obama is personally chairing the Security Council to build support against terrorist groups like ISIS, all but guaranteeing the media spotlight and underscoring the...

MOSCOW: World Congress Of Families Issues Resolution Calling For More Countries To Institute Anti-Gay Laws

6 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

"To all people of goodwill everywhere, to leaders of all faiths, to the architects of public opinion, to those at the helm of professional, women’s and youth organizations, to the UN General Assembly, to the heads of state and legislative...Show More Summary

Civil Rights Update: Open Carry In Missouri

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri residents who have concealed-carry permits will be able to openly carry their firearms anywhere in the state, as a result of the General Assembly decision to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of a broad gun-rights bill. The bill prevents municipalities from barring people from openly carrying firearms, lowers the minimum […]

EU poultry processors to convene in Marseille

AVEC, the Association of Poultry Processors and Poultry Trade in the EU countries, is to hold their General Assembly again shortly. This time, France is the hosting country.

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