The exercises 'simulated a scenario involving a real commercial airliner filled with over 150 actors who played hostages,' says US Ambassador Sung Kim
White House: 'We have not declared war against North Korea and frankly the suggestion of that is absurd'
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(UPDATED) With federal aid only trickling in, many Puerto Ricans have already started their own cleanup operations
Anthony Weiner, the disgraced former US congressman and estranged husband of one of Hillary Clinton's closest aides, was sentenced to 21 months in prison on Monday, September 25, for sexting a school girl
(UPDATED) Senator Susan Collins joins Republican colleagues John McCain and Rand Paul as firm no votes on the legislation
(UPDATED) Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho responds to Trump, who had warned on Twitter at the weekend that North Korea 'won't be around much longer' if it keeps up its threats
Citing 4 officials, Politico says Kushner used a personal server to send messages to senior White House officials and outside advisers about media coverage, planning events, and other issues
Trump ignites a firestorm of criticism after comments on Friday, September 22, in which he described NFL players who chose to take a knee through renditions of 'The Star-Spangled Banner' as 'sons of bitches' who should be fired
(UPDATED) Sudan, one of 6 majority-Muslim countries on the original travel ban, is removed from the list, leaving 8 nations with complete or partial blocks on travel to the United States
It could deal a potentially fatal blow to one President Donald Trump's top legislative goals
At least 78% of Filipinos favorably view United States in 2017 – a 14-point decline from 2015's 92% – compared to China's 55%
Describing Trump as a 'mentally deranged person full of megalomania,' Ri says the US leader who 'holds the nuclear button' poses 'the gravest threat to international peace and security today'
Trump is due to report to Congress on October 15 on whether Iran is still complying with the deal and whether it remains in US interests to stick by it
Instead, the Russian foreign minister suggests the allegations had been invented by ex-US president Barack Obama's 'small-hearted and vengeful' administration
The senator says he could not 'support it without knowing how much it will cost, how it will effect insurance premiums, and how many people will be helped or hurt by it'
'We will strengthen not only our missiles but also our air, land and sea forces... When it comes to defending our country, we will ask nobody for their permission,' says President Hassan Rouhani
North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho raises the possibility after Kim Jong-Un warned the US of the 'highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history'
Addressing the UN General Assembly, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi does not explicitly criticize US President Donald Trump's new strategy on Afghanistan but makes clear his displeasure with the renewed onus on Pakistan
Read Kim Jong-Un's statement as published by the official KCNA news agency
Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono estimates that North Korea would lose 90% of its export revenue if all nations implemented existing UN Security Council resolutions
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Kim Jong-Un is keen to show the world that he is not intimidated by Donald Trump's forceful rhetoric
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(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte's common-law wife previously said she is in New York to attend the UN General Assembly
To US Ambassador Sung Kim, President Rodrigo Duterte explains he had nothing to do with lawmakers initially slashing the Commission on Human Rights' 2018 budget
The New York Times and Washington Post report that Robert Mueller recently asked the White House for records and communications covering 13 specific areas, particularly key actions by Trump since he became president in January
Under siege in the northern city for 3 months, ISIS is struggling to defend its one-time bastion under a barrage of air strikes by the US-led coalition battling the jihadists in Syria and Iraq
Trump's first stint before the green marble rostrum was everything you might expect from the truculent, norm-shattering businessman-turned-politician
The American Civil Liberties Union takes the first steps toward a lawsuit over questionable police tactics, requesting the city preserve video and other evidence
(UPDATED) After falling one vote short this summer, Republicans have revived efforts to shred Obamacare. Momentum swelled in the past week
(UPDATED) Trump boasts of America's military strength, signals he is ready to rip up a nuclear accord with the 'murderous regime' in Tehran, and berates US foes from Pyongyang to Caracas
Retailer Toys ''R'' Us files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in a US court, the company says, amid heavy debt and a tough environment for bricks and mortar stores
Trump, who once disparaged the world body as a 'club' for 'people to get together, talk and have a good time,' will lay out his views on how to improve the United Nations a day before he makes his first address to the General Assembly
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova tells a reporter that 'the meeting was on cooperation in Syria crisis Middle East issues and Minsk agreement'
(UPDATED) St. Louis remains on edge after at-times violent protests over the acquittal of a former police officer in the shooting death of a black man
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the possible closure is 'under review' after a 'sonic attack' that affected the health of 16 embassy employees
US President Donald Trump calls North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un 'Rocket Man' and also retweets a GIF post with the hashtag #CrookedHillary
The remark come as environment ministers from some 30 countries gather in Montreal seeking headway on the Paris climate accord
Tropical Storm Norma is likely to churn toward the Los Cabos resort area
Senators John McCain, Jack Reed, Kirsten Gillibrand, Susan Collins files a bill attempting to block or limit President Donald Trump's decree to bar transgender personnel from serving in the military
The Wall Street Journal says Republican lawmaker Dana Rohrabacher told WikiLeaks' Julian Assange that in exchange, he would receive a 'pardon or other act of clemency' from President Donald Trump
The White House says holding the referendum in disputed areas is 'particularly provocative and destabilizing'