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  • Trump Tells United Nations: ‘I Will Always Put America First’

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    President Trump tells member states at the United Nations they should put their countries first as well, but says the United States “can no longer be taken advantage of” with international deals.

    Tue, 19 Sep 2017 03:12:52 -0400
  • New riots over police shooting raise the question: What is it about St. Louis?

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    In St. Louis, protests over the acquittal of a former police officer in the fatal shooting of a black motorist have degenerated into violent clashes with police. Problems between police and the black community exist well beyond St. Louis and nearby Ferguson. But this week’s clashes suggest that racial problems run deep here.

    Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:03:57 -0400
  • The U.S. Is Giving $32 Million To Assist Rohingya Refugees

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    The United States will dispense about $32 million in humanitarian assistance to the Rohingya ethnic minority facing persecution in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, the State Department said Wednesday.

    Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:20:22 -0400
  • Grandfather hands stranger's toddler $20 bill in Target for most tragic reason

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    A mother shopping with her young son in Target was caught off guard when an elderly man gave the toddler a $20 bill -- but when he explained himself, she was reduced to tears.

    Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:30:42 -0400
  • Millions Threatened by Hurricane Maria

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    Bill Karins, NBC News meteorologist, talks with Rachel Maddow about the intense strength of Hurricane Maria and the threat it poses to millions of people in Puerto Rico and its neighboring islands.

    Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:15:20 -0400
  • Suspect In Slayings Of 2 Black Men Reportedly Had Hitler Speech At Home

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    A Louisiana man accused of killing two black men in what may have been racially motivated attacks last week reportedly had a copy of an Adolf Hitler speech in his home.

    Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:23:36 -0400
  • 'Fixer Upper' stars Chip and Joanna Gaines spark backlash over new Target line

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    Chip and Joanna Gaines have found themselves embroiled in scandal over their new Target line.

    Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:09:00 -0400
  • Sir Richard Branson calls for 'Marshall Plan' for British Virgin Islands in wake of hurricanes Maria and Irma

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    Sir Richard Branson has called for a "Marshall Plan" to rebuild the British Virgin Islands in the wake of the devastation of Hurricane Irma and fears of further damage by Hurricane Maria. The Virgin Group founder, who is currently in New York to push for greater action on climate change at the UN General Assembly, said that he feared Hurricane Maria would add to the "catastrophic damage" the islands had suffered earlier this month. #BVI needs the world’s attention now – helping local communities with Hurricane #Maria prep, survival & recovery https://t.co/uB3B1lj1tnpic.twitter.com/dh5NPf5kRs— Richard Branson (@richardbranson) September 18, 2017 Hurricane Maria was following a similar path to Irma, and strengthened to a category five storm on Monday night. Richard Branson on Necker Island Credit: Virgin.com/Virgin.com The US National Hurricane Centre declared it had upgraded the hurricane to its highest category after recording 160mph winds and issued warnings for islands including the British Virgin Islands and Montserrat. UK International Development Secretary, Priti Patel, said the Government is under no illusion about the possible impact of Maria and said they are taking steps to prepare communities. Damage on Necker Island Credit: Virgin.com/Virgin.com Sir Richard's private Necker island, which is part of the British Virgin islands, was devastated earlier in September by Hurricane Irma. Writing on his Virgin blog on Monday, the British billionaire said that his team "are doing everything we can to help people on the ground to prepare, and aid efforts are continuing". Damage on Necker Island, British Virgin Islands Credit: Virgin.com/Virgin.com "These hurricanes are causing unimaginable destruction; in the BVI infrastructure has collapsed, but we are working hard with some incredible partners, from the Royal Marines to aid agencies, the Puerto Rican authorities to the local BVIslanders, to help get the islands back on their feet," he wrote. "My thoughts are turning to working with others to help create a long-term Marshall Plan for the BVI, and for the Caribbean to be reconstructed and rejuvenated with clean energy and new jobs. However, as they prepare for another hurricane, the BVI’s people need the world's attention now." Sir Richard has launched the BVI Community Support Appeal to raise funds for those affected by the hurricanes. Hurricane Irma batters the Caribbean, in pictures  

    Mon, 18 Sep 2017 21:22:46 -0400
  • 'What a class act!' Chaffetz says he'll pass on reading Clinton's book

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    The former congressman who, as head of a House committee, grilled Hillary Clinton relentlessly says he knows he’s in her new book but feels no need to read it.

    Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:36:29 -0400
  • The Oatmeal Cookie Recipes That Are Better Than Your Grandma's

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    Oatmeal cookies are the most underrated cookie in the country.

    Tue, 19 Sep 2017 06:01:16 -0400
  • North Korea: UN head tells Trump and Kim Jong-un 'We must not sleepwalk our way into nuclear war'

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    In the opening address to the 2017 UN General Assembly, Secretary General Antonio Guterres said that fiery talk could lead to “fatal misunderstandings”. Speaking as tension between North Korea and the West continues to grow following Pyongyang’s sharp escalation of its testing of intercontinental missiles and nuclear payloads and sabre-rattling from the US, Mr Guterres said “when tensions rise so does chance of miscalculation”. Mr Guterres spoke shortly before Mr Trump was to give his inaugural address to the body he frequently disparaged while on the election campaign trail.

    Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:14:00 -0400
  • Catalan nationalists protest in Barcelona

    Thousands of people supporting a contested referendum to split Catalonia from Spain took to Barcelona's streets amid an intensifying government crackdown on the independence vote.

    Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:28:08 -0400
  • A Mexican TV News Station Caught the Moment the Powerful Quake Struck

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    A Mexican news station was broadcasting live the moment a magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit the country Tuesday, close to the capital Mexico City.

    Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:26:37 -0400
  • Muslims More Likely Than Americans Overall To See Discrimination Against Black People

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    Muslims are more likely than Americans overall to acknowledge the discrimination that black Americans face in the country, a Pew Research Center study suggests.

    Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:53:59 -0400
  • Man Holding Stick Shot Dead By Oklahoma City Cop

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    An Oklahoma City police officer shot and killed a man holding a stick on Tuesday, according to authorities.

    Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:15:03 -0400
  • Oil up 2 percent despite U.S. crude build; set for best third quarter since 2004

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    By Julia Simon NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices rose nearly 2 percent on Wednesday, despite a rise in U.S. crude inventories, with the market heading for its largest third-quarter gain in 13 years after the Iraqi oil minister said OPEC and its partners were considering extending or deepening output cuts. Brent crude futures rose $1.06, or 1.9 percent, to $56.20 a barrel by 12:19 p.m. EDT (1619 GMT), while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures gained 91 cents, or 1.8 percent, to $50.39. U.S. crude oil stockpiles jumped last week as imports and production increased, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said, as operations resumed from the impact of Hurricane Harvey which hit the Gulf Coast on Aug. 25.

    Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:23:56 -0400
  • Czech zoo burns horns it sawed off rhinos after French attack

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    A Czech zoo on Tuesday burnt 33 kilos (72 pounds) of rare rhino horns, including some it sawed off its own animals in the wake of a brutal attack on a French zoo. Poachers broke into the Thoiry zoo near Paris in March and killed a critically endangered white rhino, hacking off its horns and putting zoos across the world on high alert. The brazen attack prompted a zoo in the central Czech Republic city of Dvur Kralove nad Labem to remove and burn the horns from its herd.

    Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:02:49 -0400
  • The Logic Hole at the Center of Trump’s U.N. Speech

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    The central theme destroyed its singular policy message.

    Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:00:13 -0400
  • Navy Hospital Staffers Removed After Sharing Disturbing Photos Of Newborns

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    Two staffers at a Florida Navy hospital face disciplinary action after disturbing videos and photos surfaced showing them forcing a newborn to dance and referring to babies as “mini Satans.”

    Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:46:59 -0400
  • Hillary Clinton: Media got 'played' by the Russians

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    Hillary Clinton, promoting her new book, "What Happened," criticized the press's role in the 2016 election and said the media got “played” by the Russians by promoting the WikiLeaks dumps.

    Tue, 19 Sep 2017 06:48:21 -0400
  • British teacher ‘murdered’ on Amazon kayaking trip joked about being killed days before

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    A British woman believed to have been murdered on a solo kayaking trip in the Amazon joked on social media about being killed just days before she went missing.

    Wed, 20 Sep 2017 06:15:00 -0400
  • Al-Qaida-led fighters on the offensive against Syrian troops

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    BEIRUT (AP) — Insurgents led by an al-Qaida-linked group launched one of their widest offensives yet Tuesday against Syrian pro-government forces, which responded with heavy airstrikes targeting hospitals and first responders.

    Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:08:12 -0400
  • Rihanna's Fenty Beauty Line Takes A Big Step Forward For Shade Inclusivity

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    Rihanna has the whole world scrambling to get its hands on one of Fenty Beauty’s 40 shades of foundation.

    Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:40:21 -0400
  • Neighbor Opens Fire As Father In Clown Mask Chases Child

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    Two Ohio men face charges after a father donned a clown mask and chased his 6-year-old daughter through the streets, prompting a concerned neighbor to start shooting.

    Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:01:29 -0400
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    Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:00:00 -0400
  • Ryan Phillippe accused of brutally beating ex-girlfriend while 'drunk and high'

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    Ryan Phillippe is facing serious domestic abuse and drug allegations from his ex-girlfriend, who is going after the actor in a bombshell new lawsuit.

    Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:03:19 -0400
  • Attack On North Korea Could Spare Allies, Secretary Mattis Says. Analysts Aren't So Sure.

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    Days after President Donald Trump referred to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as “rocket man” and members of his administration made it clear military options against Pyongyang remained on the table, Defense Secretary James Mattis sought to calm growing fears of American intervention on the Korean Peninsula by arguing that the United States had military options at its disposal that wouldn’t necessarily spell disaster for allies in the region.

    Mon, 18 Sep 2017 22:18:41 -0400
  • Why Woman Who Had Affair With Serial Killer Todd Kohlhepp Fears She Could Have Been Next

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    When she was rescued, Kala Brown said her abductor was planning to kill someone named Holly next, which gave Holly Eudy "a very unsettling feeling."

    Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:35:00 -0400
  • 2 Best Marinades for Pork

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    Spice up pork chop night with these two exciting marinades: Vietnamese style and Spanish style.

    Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:34:20 -0400
  • Mexico earthquake: Barack Obama sends a 'big hug for everyone' in Mexico City after devastating quake

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    Barack Obama has tweeted to say he wants to send a "big hug for everyone" affected by the devastating earthquake which struck Mexico. Twenty-two bodies were pulled from rubble at a school in Mexico City. President Enrique Pena Nieto visited the school and said in comments broadcast online by Financiero TV that 30 children and eight adults were still missing.

    Wed, 20 Sep 2017 02:10:00 -0400
  • Iranian president: Trump's UN comments 'ignorant, absurd'

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    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran's president warned Wednesday that his country will "respond decisively" to any violation of the agreement that reins in its nuclear program and called U.S. President Donald Trump's "ignorant, absurd and hateful rhetoric" about Iran unfit for the United Nations.

    Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:38:00 -0400
  • DiCaprio Rips Trump's Climate Record, Says Hurricanes Should Be A Wake-Up Call

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    Actor and activist Leonardo DiCaprio said Tuesday that the recent string of devastating hurricanes — Harvey, Irma and now Maria — shines a light on the climate crisis and should come as a wake-up call for President Donald Trump and the world.

    Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:54:25 -0400
  • Linked By Their Choice To Become Single Mothers, Two Women Share Their Stories

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    Welcome to ”The Story We Share,” a series of Q&As that profile two people with similar identities ― but who live in very different places.

    Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:07:24 -0400
  • Explorers Found a Sunken World War I Submarine With 23 Bodies Inside

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    The century-old vessel was almost completely intact

    Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:39:22 -0400
  • Should You Participate in a Class Action Against Equifax?

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    If your personal information is among the 143 million credit files compromised in the Equifax cyberattack, you might be wondering if you have any recourse against the company. As it turns out, yo...

    Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:00:23 -0400
  • GOP Lawmaker In South Dakota Says 'We Can All Support' Running Over Protesters

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    A Republican lawmaker in South Dakota is coming under fire for posting a violent cartoon meme showing a car slamming into people along with the phrase “ALL LIVES SPLATTER.”

    Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:59:24 -0400
  • 'Shocking' disregard for safety in U.S. meningitis case -prosecutor

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    By Nate Raymond BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal prosecutor on Tuesday accused a Massachusetts pharmacist charged with murder for his role in a deadly 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak of showing a "shocking" disregard for patients' lives, while his lawyer argued the man was no killer. Glenn Chin, a former supervisory pharmacist at New England Compounding Center, oversaw the production in filthy conditions of tainted steroids, Assistant U.S. Attorney George Varghese said at the start of the man's trial in Boston federal court. Varghese told jurors that Chin, 49, recklessly failed to ensure the compounding pharmacy's drugs were produced in sanitary conditions in order to keep up with demand from hospitals nationally for its products.

    Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:53:09 -0400
  • Royal Enfield Sets Up Shop In Harley-Davidson's Hometown

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    Royal Enfield Sets Up Shop In Harley-Davidson's Hometown Last year, Royal Enfield Motorcycles hunkered down in Milwaukee with its first North American flagship dealership, and for the time being Harley isn’t losing any sleep over it. At least not yet, since

    Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:03:24 -0400
  • Building 'Breaks' Into Your Diet Could Help You Lose More Weight

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    Building frequent “breaks” into your diet could help you lose more weight and keep it off for longer than attempting to cut calories, uninterrupted, for months on end, according to new weight-loss research from the University of Tasmania in Australia.

    Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:02:27 -0400
  • Donald Trump says US may have to 'totally destroy' North Korea - latest news

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    Donald Trump warns North Korea and Iran in UN speech "Oppressive regimes cannot endure forever" Condemns terrorists as "losers" Insists US is not interested in imposing its values on anyone Praises "beautiful vision" of the UN Warns of threats from authoritarian regimes and terrorism Trump pledges to 'Make the United Nations great' ​ President Donald Trump has delivered a stern warning to North Korea in his first speech to the United Nations general assembly – telling Kim Jong-un that “Rocket Man is on a suicide mission” and threatening the “total destruction” of his country should he attack the US. The US president told the packed general assembly chamber that North Korea posed the greatest threat to the world with its flagrant disregard for international law. In a speech seen by analysts as a return to George W. Bush’s “Axis of Evil” world view – only with Iraq removed from the list drawn up in 2002 – Mr Trump also spoke out against Iran, describing the country as an "economically depleted rogue state" whose chief export is violence.  He denounced the Iran nuclear deal as an "embarrassment", in the latest sign that he plans to tear up or renegotiate the landmark accord. Donald Trump at the UN "Frankly, that deal is an embarrassment to the United States, and I don't think you've heard the last of it," he said. "Believe me. It is time for the entire world to join us in demanding that Iran's government end its pursuit of death and destruction."  Mr Trump criticised Cuba and Venezuela, singling out Nicolas Maduro for particularly harsh denunciation. The Venezuelan president, he said, ruled over a “corrupt regime” that was starving its own people and had “seized power”. Yet Mr Trump did indeed, as his UN ambassador Nikki Haley promised, “hug people”, as well as “slap” them. He praised Antonio Guterres, the UN secretary-general, for his efforts to encourage reform. He thanked Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon for taking in refugees. And he celebrated Middle East leaders who had joined his summit in Saudi Arabia in May, saying that together they had made significant progress in fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil). The US president also said his nation did not seek to impose their world view on anyone, and devoted significant time to defending his America First policy. “As president of the United States, I will always put America first - just like you, as leaders of your countries, will always and should always put your countries first,” he said. “The United States will forever be a great friend of the world. “But we can no longer be taken advantage of.” As he left the UN he was asked how he felt his speech had been received. “I think it went really well,” he said. “I said what I had to say.”   5:08PM View from the Middle East Our Middle East correspondent, Raf Sanchez, writes: Donald Trump devoted a chunk of his speech to the “murderous regime” of Iran and its proxies like the Lebanese militant group Hizbollah.  Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, who will speak in a few hours, is expected to spend his entire speech warning of the dangers of Iran and its influence in the Middle East.  The risks of conflict between Israel and Iran's proxies were underlined earlier today when the Israeli military shot down what it said was an Iranian-made drone being operated by Hizbollah and launched from a Syrian regime airbase in Damascus.  The Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) said the drone was on a reconnaissance mission over the Golan Heights and that they brought it down with a Patriot missile after it flew over the de-militarized zone between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.  Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Conricus, an IDF spokesman, said the shoot down should signal to Hizbollah “that the IDF will not tolerate any hostile activity against Israeli civilians or any violations of our sovereignty”.  He added that Israel was “not looking escalate the situation”. 3:48PM Trump concludes his 40 minute speech Donald Trump at the UN   3:45PM Trump ends his speech Now we are calling for a great reawakening of nations. History is asking us if we are up to the task. Our hope is a world of proud, independent nations that embrace their duties, seek friendship, and seek common cause in the future of dignity and peace of the peoples of this earth. We will fight together, sacrifice together and stand together for peace. For justice, for humanity, and the almighty God that made us all. 3:43PM Trump says most important question is: Are we still patriots? Do we revere them enough to preserve our culture? 3:41PM Trump's previous remarks in speech on Iran UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Trump says Iranian government is "economically depleted rogue state" whose chief export is violence.      US President Donald Trump denounced the Iran nuclear deal as an "embarrassment" on Tuesday, in the latest sign that he plans to tear up or renegotiate the landmark accord. "Frankly, that deal is an embarrassment to the United States, and I don't think you've heard the last of it," Trump told the UN General Assembly. "Believe me. It is time for the entire world to join us in demanding that Iran's government end its pursuit of death and destruction." 3:40PM Trump turns to Latin America Trump singles out Cuba, then turns on Venezuela. This corrupt regime imposed a failed ideology that created misery. Trump at the UN Says Maduro is "stealing power". This situation is completely unacceptable, and we cannot stand by and watch. We will help the Venezuelans regain their freedom, recover their country and restore their democracy. The problem is not that socialism has been wrongly implemented. It has been faithfully implemented. 3:34PM Trump thanks SG for efforts at UN reform Trump praises Guterres for effort to reform. Too often the focus of this organisation has not been on results, but on procedure. For example, it is a matter of immense embarrassment that some countries sit on the human rights council. He says the US pays a huge share of the budget, but that it is worth it if peace is enhanced.  3:31PM Trump on refugees The US president says it is ten times cheaper to support a refugee in the region, rather than the US. He thanks Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon for taking in so many refugees. 3:29PM Trump calls terrorists "losers" Laughter in the UN media center as he uses his favourite term... 3:27PM Trump: "We will stop radical Islamic terrorism" The United States is working to stop the loser terrorists. I have also totally  changed the rules of engagement. In Syria and Iraq we have made big gains.   3:21PM Trump turns to North Korea We must uphold respect for law, respect for borders and respect for culture. Those who threaten us with chaos and turmoil and terror. The scourge of our nations today is a small group. If the righteous men do not confront the wicked few, then evil will triumph. No one has shown more contempt for their own people than the depraved regime in North Korea. We were all witness to the regime's deadly abuse when an innocent American student was returned to America, only to die. We know it kidnapped a sweet 13 year old girl from a beach in her own country to kidnap her. It is an outrage that some nations would not only trade with North Korea, but arm it. The United States has great strength and patience. Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself, and his whole regime. 3:14PM Trump: "We can no longer be taken advantage of" I was elected not to take power but to give power to the people where it belongs. Our government's first duty is to its people. A president of the United States, I will always put America first - just like you, as leaders of your countries, will always and should always put your countries first. All countries have an obligation to serve their people. And the nation state remains the best vehicle to improve the lives of our people. The United States will forever be a great friend of the world. But we can no longer be taken advantage of. 3:12PM Trump: "We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone" In America we do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather give them a shining example to watch. 3:09PM Trump: "We live in a time of enormous opportunity" Trump speaks of the opportunities facing the world, but also the threat of "authoritarian regimes" and "international criminal networks". He says: To put it simply, we meet at a time of immense promise and great peril. We have it in our power to lift millions from poverty."   3:06PM Trump lists his achievements so far as president - stock market - unemployment levels - military spending 3:05PM Trump begins It is a profound honour to stand here in my home city, New York, and address the people of the world. 3:02PM President of Brazil finishes speaking Donald Trump is next. 2:53PM President of the general assembly, Miroslav Lajcak, reminds politicians to keep their speeches to 15 mins It's an important reminder from the Slovak foreign minister. The longest speech to the general assembly was given by Fidel Castro, in 1960. He spoke for four hours and 29 minutes... Fidel Castro meets Richard Nixon in Washington DC in 1959   2:37PM Guterres: "Multilateralism is more important than ever" Guterres closes, to rapturous applause. His main themes were nuclear weapons, climate change and the importance of multilateralism. Antonio Guterres meeting Hassan Rouhani, president of Iran, on Monday Look forward to addressing #UNGA tomorrow. Our world is in pieces; we need to be a world at peace. Watch live https://t.co/PqtWgovpvk— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) September 19, 2017   2:19PM Who is Antonio Guterres? Antonio Guterres, UN secretary-general The Portuguese former prime minister took over from Ban Ki-moon in January, so this is his first general assembly at the head of the 192-nation organisation. You can read more about him here. 2:16PM Antonio Guterres begins speaking The UN secretary-general is the first of 34 world leaders to speak today. Here is the full list: 1.      Secretary-General of the United Nations - H.E. Mr. António Guterres, Secretary-General 2.      President of the General Assembly (opening) - H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák, President of the 72nd Session of the General Assembly 3.      Brazil - H.E. Mr. Michel Temer, President 4.      United States of America - H.E. Mr. Donald J. Trump, President 5.      Guinea - H.E. Mr. Alpha Condé, President 6.      Switzerland - H.E. Ms. Doris Leuthard, President 7.      Slovakia - H.E. Mr. Andrej Kiska, President 8.      Nigeria - H.E. Mr. Muhammadu Buhari, President 9.      Czech Republic - H.E. Mr. Miloš Zeman, President 10.      France - H.E. Mr. Emmanuel Macron, President 11.      Liberia - H.E. Ms. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President 12.      Colombia - H.E. Mr. Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, President 13.      Tajikistan - H.E. Mr. Emomali Rahmon, President 14.      Zambia - H.E. Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President 15.      Lithuania - H.E. Ms. Dalia Grybauskaitė, President 16.      Qatar - H.H. Sheikh Tamim b in Hamad Al - Than, Amir 17.      Turkey - H.E. Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President 18.      Israel - H.E. Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu, Minister of State   Afternoon Session 19.      Mali - H.E. Mr. Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, President 20.      Monaco - H.H. Prince Albert II, Prince 21.      Poland - H.E. Mr. Andrzej Duda, President 22.      Egypt - H.E. Mr. Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, President 23.      Uzbekistan - H.E. Mr. Shavkat Mirziyoyev, President 24.      Armenia - H.E. Mr. Serzh Sargsyan, President 25.      Costa Rica - H.E. Mr. Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera, President 26.      Uganda - H.E. Mr. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President 27.      Sri Lanka - H.E. Mr. Maithripala Sirisena, President 28.      Estonia - H.E. Ms. Kersti Kaljulaid, President 29.      Guatemala - H.E. Mr. Jimmy Morales, President 30.      Afghanistan - H.E. Mr. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, President 31.      Gambia (Republic of The) - H.E. Mr. Adama Barrow, President 32.      Bolivia (Plurinational State of) - H.E. Mr. Evo Morales Ayma, Constitutional President 33.      Mauritania - H.E. Mr. Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, President 34.      Honduras - H.E. Mr. Juan Orlando Hernández Alvarado, President 1:17PM What will Trump say about Iran? Donald Trump is expected to voice concern about Iran, which aides say he considers in violation of the spirit of a 2015 deal negotiated by his Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama, and aimed at containing Iran's nuclear program. "Theirs is a shared menace and nations cannot be bystanders to history and if we don’t confront the threats now, they will only gather force and become more formidable," a senior White House official, briefing reporters on the contents of the speech, said of Iran. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres meets with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani during a bilateral meeting at the United Nations on September 18, 2017 Credit: Kevin Hagen/Getty Images Mr Trump has set US-Iran relations on a far more confrontational path than the detente Iranian President Hassan Rouhani enjoyed with Obama. Mr Trump's rhetoric against Iran, coming as he appears to be leaning against recertifying the nuclear deal by a mid-October deadline, prompted a retort from Mr Rouhani on Monday. Mr Rouhani told CNN that exiting the Iran nuclear deal "would carry a high cost for the United States of America, and I do not believe Americans would be willing to pay such a high cost for something that will be useless for them." 12:49PM Fun facts: Front row for North Korea, beef for lunch It's been dubbed the Super Bowl of diplomacy, the Oscars of world statesmanship: the UN General Assembly kicks off on Tuesday with US President Donald Trump in the spotlight as he makes his first address to the 193-nation body. Here are a few fun facts about this year's gathering, from AFP: Who's coming? There are 90 heads of state, five vice presidents, 39 heads of government, three deputy prime ministers and 52 ministers. At the rostrum for the first time will be Trump as well as France's Emmanuel Macron and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who has been in the top job for nine months. Gambia's Adama Barrow is making his international debut after trouncing long-serving leader Yahya Jammeh. Among the heavy hitters are Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and British Prime Minister Theresa May. North Korea gets front-row seat  As luck would have it, North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong-Ho is getting a front-row seat at this year's General Assembly, sitting to the right of the rostrum. Every year, the name of a country gets pulled out of a box to determine the alphabetical order of the seating arrangement. This year's winner was the Czech Republic, which means the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, as North Korea is formally known, got the second seat in the front row. Beef and potatoes for lunch  Are UN cooks pandering to Trump's love of meat? One glance at the menu for the state luncheon on Tuesday and the question does comes to mind. World leaders will enjoy pan-seared Japanese Wagyu beef tenderloin, Yukon gold potatoes, roasted asparagus and baby carrots. The starters include roasted chanterelle mushrooms, haricots and grilled stone fruit served on a bed of lettuce. The power lunch in a UN meeting hall will be crowned with a selection of chocolate mousses, fresh raspberries and passion fruit coulis. A French Sancerre wine will be served at the start, followed by a California Cabernet Sauvignon and - in a nod to Guterres' native land - there will be a 40-year-old porto from Portugal on offer at the end. Trump will be seated next to Guterres during the luncheon. 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