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September 25, 2018

World leaders have converged on United Nations for their annual U.N. General Assembly gathering that lasts several days. Here are the stories The Associated Press is planning. All times EDT:



Warning that the world has a bad case of “trust deficit disorder” and risks “runaway climate change,” U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged global leaders Tuesday to abandon unilateralism and reinvigorate cooperation as the only way to tackle the challenges and threats of increasingly chaotic times. By Jennifer Peltz and Edith M. Lederer. SENT: 800 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing. With UNITED NATIONS-GENERAL ASSEMBLY-THE LATEST.


A gaping ideological divide cuts through this year’s speechfest by world leaders at the United Nations. It’s not between capitalists and communists, rich and poor, East and West. It’s between multilateralists who advocate nations working together, and unilateralists — personified on the first day of speeches by Donald Trump — who prefer to go it alone. By Matthew Pennington. UPCOMING: 700 words by 5 p.m.


As world leaders talk peace at the U.N., Idlib clings to fragile hope that diplomacy will avert a blowout battle over the Syrian opposition’s last stronghold. With the seven-year war nearing a likely end, a look at the conflicting objectives of the world powers that have used Syria as a proxy battleground. By Angela Charlton. SENT: 800 words, photo.


Against the backdrop of an intense campaign by the Trump administration, Iran’s president takes the world stage and is almost certain to state Iran’s opposition to allegations that it is responsible for international terrorism and reiterate its desire to pursue banned nuclear weapons. By Edith M. Lederer. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m. With photos.


Governments from around the world will address the persistent scourge of tuberculosis at a high-level meeting on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, as experts warn of the growing threat posed by drug-resistant variants of this deadly communicable disease. By Frank Jordans. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m. EST


Five interesting quotes from speechmakers who are not the center of attention at the General Assembly. UPCOMING: 600 words by 9 p.m.


UNITED NATIONS-TRUMP LAUGHTER: Donald Trump says something during his U.N. General Assembly speech. Laughter ensues. He didn’t intend it that way. SENT: 200 words, photo, video.

UNITED NATIONS-NATO: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov meets NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg amid tensions over Russian interference abroad and NATO’s support for Russia’s neighbors. UPCOMING: Developing from 3 p.m. meeting.

UNITED NATIONS-MACRON: French President Emmanuel Macron defends multilateralism in a speech to the U.N. General Assembly after meeting with unabashedly unilateralist U.S. President Donald Trump. By Angela Charlton. UPCOMING: Developing from noon speech and news conference.

UNITED NATIONS-MOMENTOUS MOMENTS: Yasser Arafat holding up a gun and an olive branch. Nikita Khrushchev banging a shoe. The president of Iran saying 9/11 was an inside job. And Donald Trump drawing unintentional laughter. A look at some momentous moments that took place in the U.N. General Assembly over the years. By Tamer Fakahany. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3 p.m. With AP photos.


Some photos to highlight: UNCR105, UNCR105, XUN127, XUNB101, XUN107, UNMA133, XUN108, UNCR115, XUN1123


We have a mix of Lives and edits for broadcast. These videos have moved for online so far:

— UNGA Trump Wrap (CR): Trump takes aim at Iran and China, praises NKorea

— UNGA Trump Boast (CR): Trump boast gets laugh at UN

— UN Trump Arrival (CR): Trump addresses Iran, N. Korea ahead of UN speech

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