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September 26, 2018

World leaders are at the 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:

TEXT:

TRUMP-UN-CHINA

President Donald Trump has accused China of attempting to interfere in the upcoming United States congressional elections, claiming the Chinese are motivated by opposition to his tough trade policy. By Zeke Miller and Jonathan Lemire. SENT: 1,000 words, photos, videos.

UNITED NATIONS-GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defends the International Criminal Court after it came under attack by President Donald Trump in a stinging speech at the United Nations that challenged multilateral organizations. His remarks come as six countries asked the ICC to investigate Venezuela for alleged crimes against humanity in an unprecedented move. By Mat Penning and Angela Charlton. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 1 p.m. Will be updated throughout the day.

UNITED NATIONS-VENEZUELA

President Donald Trump says he’s willing to meet with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro if it would help ease suffering in the South American nation. By Jonathan Lemire and Joshua Goodman. SENT: 550 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

UNITED STATES-ISRAEL

For the first time since taking office, President Donald Trump endorsed a two-state solution as the best way to resolve the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, as he met Wednesday at the U.N. with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. By Matthew Lee. SENT: 650 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

NORTH KOREA-NUCLEAR OR NOT?

As Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un stand on the brink of a widely expected Summit No. 2 to unstick deadlocked nuclear diplomacy, a crucial but often overlooked question looms: Is North Korea really, truly a nuclear power? By Foster Klug. SENT: 990 words photos.

UNITED NATIONS-US-NORTH KOREA

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel next month to North Korea to prepare for a second summit between leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump meant to jumpstart stalled efforts to rid the North of its nuclear bombs, the State Department said. By Foster Klug. UPCOMING: 350 words, photos.

UNITED NATIONS-SYRIA-RUSSIA’S LONG GAME

The same day that Russian diplomats struck a deal with Turkey over Syria’s last rebel-run region, dozens of Russian businessmen were flying home from Damascus, contracts in hand for trade with a post-war Syria. Whatever happens to Idlib, Russia is determined to keep Syria solidly anchored in its sphere of influence over the long term — both as a foothold in the Mideast and as a warning to the U.S. and its Western allies against future interference elsewhere. By Angela Charlton. UPCOMING: 800 words by 12 p.m. With photos.

UNITED NATIONS-CLIMATE

United Nations secretary-general blames lack of leadership for the world’s failure to take tough decisions needed to stop runaway climate change. By Frank Jordans. SENT: 140 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 4 p.m. AP photos.

UNITED NATIONS-JAPAN

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe holds a news conference on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly. By Matthew Pennington. UPCOMING: 700 words by 7 p.m. AP photos, video.

UNITED NATIONS-MELANIA TRUMP

Melania Trump says she’ll promote child welfare in Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt in October on her first extended solo international mission. By Jennifer Peltz and Darlene Superville. SENT: 550 words, photos, video.

UNITED NATIONS-FIVE QUOTES

Five interesting quotes (short and long alike) from speechmakers who are NOT the center of attention at the General Assembly. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 7 p.m.

Also:

.UNITED NATIONS-ECUADOR: AP interview with Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno in all formats. By Claudia Torrens.

.UNITED NATIONS-GENERAL ASSEMBLY-THE LATEST: Running of various events developing at UNGA.

PHOTOS:

Here are some of our highlights: AJW106, NYEV118, XUN117, XUNB111, UNCR106, NYEV110, UNCR103

VIDEO:

A mix of Lives and edits for broadcast. These videos have moved for online:

— UN Trump Israel (CR): Trump raises hopes for Middle East peace

— UN Trump China (CR): Trump says China meddling in US midterm elections

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