On his first visit to the United Nations headquarters in New York, US President Donald Trump has criticized the organization as bloated and mismanaged. He backed efforts by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to institute reforms.
Speaking at the UN, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas accused Syrian President Bashar Assad of "inhumane behavior" in alleged chemical attacks in Douma. He also pushed Berlin's bid for a seat on the Security Council.
The US is still weighing its options as it considers a military response to an alleged chemical attack by the Syrian government outside Damascus. Meanwhile, Russia hopes the conflict doesn't reach a "point of no return."
As Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in prepare for their landmark meeting, the world's attention turns to the Korean Peninsula — a region with deep historical and cultural similarities but stark ideological differences.
Hundreds of Palestinians have been injured and at least 15 killed by Israeli security forces facing down land protests on the Gaza-Israel border. Germany has seconded the United Nation's calls for restraint.
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