Here are the top stories of 2018, sorted by UK title News headlines: March 15, 2018 – UK prime minister resigns as president of UN General Assembly article London: US President Donald Trump has resigned as the head of the United Nations General Assembly, citing the “grave threat” of a humanitarian catastrophe caused by a global pandemic, his office said on Thursday.
Trump’s move comes amid an escalating crisis at the UN and comes days after the world body adopted new measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
The resignation comes as a UN report said that the world is on track to become “uninhabitable” in two years, which would lead to the world’s first pandemic.
US President Trump has withdrawn as head of UN to focus on health and security issues.
The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Trump’s resignation was due to the “crisis in governance and governance management at the highest level”.
The resignation came after Trump said he would not attend the General Assembly in September.
He said the United States would not have any influence on the UN’s decisions because it is not the United State.
The US is one of just two countries, along with China, that have veto power over the UN.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon speaks at the closing session of the General Assemblies in New York on April 20, 2019.
The General Assembly is held annually and is the highest body of world governments.
It was established in 1945.
Trump said the crisis in governance was a threat to global stability.
The Trump administration is trying to rewrite UN rules, which are being challenged in the courts and are facing a backlash in Congress.
The new rules, announced in April, limit the powers of the US government to use military force against UN members.
Trump has also been accused of interfering in the UN Security Council, which he said he wanted to see take over the global power struggle between the US and China.
Trump announced on Thursday he would hold a second meeting with the UN General Security Council later this month to discuss the crisis.
In a separate development, a report said a British judge in an investigation into a paedophile ring that allegedly trafficked children into the UK from Eastern Europe has suspended his case after he was accused of being biased against one of the alleged abusers.
It comes amid allegations of misconduct by a British lawyer who has been accused by a former BBC reporter of sexual harassment and assault.
The judge is now free to return to his home in Scotland and report back to the court in November.
He had been due to give evidence on Thursday but is expected to give a written report later.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May said her government is determined to tackle the coronave epidemic and is preparing to implement a national coronaviral strategy.
The UK has announced plans to boost NHS funding to more than £2 billion to tackle coronaviruses.