Biden to address UN General Assembly for first time as president Sep 15, 2021 0 0 12345 Washington Joe Biden will address the United Nations General Assembly in New York next week for first the time as US president.Biden will travel to New York on Tuesday next week to speak at the assembly’s General Debate, the White House said Monday.Biden’s predecessor, Republican Donald Trump, was a harsh critic of the United Nations and advocated the US increasingly going it alone.Biden, on the other hand, has relied increasingly on multilateralism and working together with other countries.The Democrat has been in office since January 20.Leaders from more than 80 countries are expected to speak in person in New York, in contrast to 2020, when the General Assembly was largely conducted in a virtual format.The coronavirus pandemic, including the issue of vaccinations, and climate change are among the key topics expected to be discussed at this year’s General Assembly. (dpa) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Biden tours wildfire ravaged areas during California trip Sep 15, 2021 0 0 British govt’s winter COVID plan welcomed as ‘sensible’ Sep 15, 2021 0 0 EU-wide survey finds respect for Merkel, fears for the future Sep 15, 2021 0 0 Boris Johnson’s mother dies aged 79 London British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is mourning the loss of his mother after she died aged 79. Charlotte Johnson Wahl, a painter, died “suddenly and peacefully” at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, on Monday .. Putin critic Khodorkovsky warns of election rigging in Russia dpa Moscow Shortly before parliamentary elections in Russia, outspoken critic of the Kremlin Mikhail Khodorkovsky has warned about the possibility of results being falsified. Neither opposition members nor .. Macron wants curbs on police power dpa Paris Following recurring reports of excessive police violence in France, President Emmanuel Macron has announced stronger checks on the powers of police officers. A supervisory body is to be created at .. Children full of anxiety over environment, says international study London The majority of young people are filled with anxiety over climate change, a study which quizzed thousands of youngsters from around the world suggests. A study based on surveys of 10,000 children and young people .. World should not link humanitarian aid to politics, says Taliban Islamabad The Taliban government in Afghanistan on Tuesday thanked the international community for pledging over a billion dollars in humanitarian aid to the suffering population. But while speaking in a press ..