General Assembly Panel Meets on School Funding Methods

U.S. News

House and Senate members on the Joint Legislative Task Force on Education Finance Reform meet for the first time Wednesday. The panel's creation follows a report last November by the General Assembly's government watchdog agency.


Former UN General Assembly chief dies amid bribery case

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Former U.N. General Assembly President John Ashe of the twin-island Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda died on Wednesday in the United States as he was facing criminal charges in a bribery case.


Trump at UN General Assembly: Three key points

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From the crisis with North Korea to climate change to global security, there will be plenty to talk about.



World leaders kick off second day at UN General Assembly

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Forty-two world leaders kick off the second day of the 71st United Nations General Assembly. Leaders representing China, Afghanistan, the EU, Pakistan, Japan and Ukraine are among those slated to deliver their annual addresses in New York on Wednesday. On the opening day Tuesday, Syria and the refugee and migrant crisis were the focus of many U.N. speeches. In a statement Wednesday, the International Day of Peace, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on warring parties to lay down their arms and observe a 24-hour global cease-fire. "The symbolism of a day without fighting is a crucial reminder that conflict can and must come to an end," the U.N. chief said.