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Edith Lederer

Chief correspondent at UN for the AP

Chief correspondent at the United Nations for the AP.

Edith Lederer
30 Sep 2015

Late arrivals for UN chief's lunch at start of General Assembly

US President Barack Obama glided into the secretary-general's lunch for world leaders more than 20 minutes late, glad-handing presidents and potentates as he made his way to the head table. President Vladimir Putin arrived even later, while the UN chief Ban Ki-moon was speaking before making a toast, so the Russian leader walked quickly to his seat -- a chair away from Mr Obama.

30 Sep 2015