UN Headquarters in New York City (Wikimedia Commons)

UNITED NATIONS — The UN is nearly broke and facing its worst "cash flow crisis" in a decade, with officials saying they are $1.4 billion short on dues.

So, the world body on Monday is launching major belt-tightening measures, including cutting back on interpretation services and meeting times, and curbing air travel to and from its bases worldwide. But the plans also include turning off escalators in its buildings, curbing heating and air conditioning and even shutting off the decorative fountain in the Secretariat Building's iconic main circle.

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UNITED NATIONS — A year after he derided North Korea’s dictator as “Rocket Man,” President Donald Trump expressed lavish praise for Kim Jong Un on Monday as the president prepared to use his second United Nations address to denounce what an aide called Iran’s “global torrent of destructive activity.”

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