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A 'Manhattan' cocktail

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A 'Manhattan' cocktail

UN World Cup Cocktail Guide: Manhattans for USA, Weissen Sours for Belgium

  The North Delegates’ Lounge, the bar and cafe inside the United Nations headquarters in New York, has unveiled new drink specials customized to mark this week’s round of 16 matches at the World Cup in Brazil. Here’s the latest...

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Ukrainian representative to the United Nations Yuriy Sergeyev attends a press conference about the on-going social upheaval in Ukraine, on Feb. 24, 2014 at the United Nations.

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Ukrainian representative to the United Nations Yuriy Sergeyev attends a press conference about the on-going social upheaval in Ukraine, on Feb. 24, 2014 at the United Nations.

Ukraine’s UN Envoy to Yanukovych’s Next Host: `Enjoy… These Crooks’

While Ukrainian Ambassador to the UN Yuriy Sergeyev has no idea where former President Viktor Yanukovych is or where he will seek refuge, he has one word of advice for Yanukovych’s future host: “Enjoy.” Even Yanukovych’s own party leaders do...

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Maria Alyokhina, left, and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot appear at a news conference on Feb. 4, 2014 in New York.

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Maria Alyokhina, left, and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot appear at a news conference on Feb. 4, 2014 in New York.

Russian Envoy ‘Disappointed’ Power Hasn’t Joined Pussy Riot’s Band

Updated at 9 pm EST U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power met with two recently liberated members of the all-female Russian punk band Pussy Riot today in New York. The two were imprisoned for hooliganism in a protest...

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Syrian emergency personnel exstinguish a fire at the scene of a reported airstrike by government forces on the central al-Fardous neighborhood in Aleppo on Jan. 21, 2014.

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Syrian emergency personnel exstinguish a fire at the scene of a reported airstrike by government forces on the central al-Fardous neighborhood in Aleppo on Jan. 21, 2014.

Deep Purple: Syrian Peace Talks Mood-Music in Montreux

Diplomats have found the perfect soundtrack for the Syria peace talks opening in the Swiss town of Montreux tomorrow: Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water.” The British rock band’s 1971 hit tells the true story of a fire at the...

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Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, front and center, with soldiers of the Seoul Ryu Kyong Su 105 Guards Tank Division of the Korean People's Army.

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Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, front and center, with soldiers of the Seoul Ryu Kyong Su 105 Guards Tank Division of the Korean People's Army.

Supreme Leader’s Ski Resort: ‘Edifice of Eternal Value,’ Some Day

Vail, Breckenridge, Sun Valley and Wonsan? North Korea aimed to complete construction of the impoverished, self-proclaimed socialist nation’s first ski resort in its Southeastern Kangwon province and unveil it to the world today to coincide with the 68th foundation anniversary...

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Iranian President Hasan Rouhani shakes hands with French President Francois Hollande during the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly at United Nations headquarters on Sept. 24, 2013.

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Iranian President Hasan Rouhani shakes hands with French President Francois Hollande during the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly at United Nations headquarters on Sept. 24, 2013.

Rohani Skips Obama Handshake for Meeting with Hollande — Iran Cites Wine List

Would they meet behind closed doors? Chat during a luncheon? Shake hands in a hallway? After days of speculation about President Barack Obama’s and Iranian President Hassan Rohani’s plans to meet in New York, United Nations-watchers finally have their answer: None...

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends a session of the Assembly of Experts in Tehran on September 3, 2013.

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends a session of the Assembly of Experts in Tehran on September 3, 2013.

Iranian President Wishes All Jews a ‘Blessed’ Rosh Hashanah

In stark contrast to his Holocaust-denying predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the newly elected leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, tweeted the following greeting for the Jewish New Year starting at sundown today: As the sun is about to...

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