UN comes in for harsh criticism during annual meeting

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World leaders descended on New York this week for the annual opening session of the General Assembly. They have been doing this for 78 years. But this week, the UN has come in for such harsh criticism that some wonder how many more years the meeting will convene. It didn't start very well when four of the five leaders of the "P5" – the permanent members of the Security Council – failed to show up. France’s President, Emmanuel Macron, had a fancy banquet planned for the King of England. Chairman Xi Jinping of China sent a deputy. Britain’s prime minister,...