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US President Donald Trump addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York overnight, excoriating the "ideology of globalism" and multinational authorities, criticising China for its trade practices and describing Iran as a "corrupt dictatorship".

On North Korea – a nation he famously threatened to "totally destroy" in his speech to the United Nations last year – Trump touted what he views as progress on the Korean Peninsula. He also used Venezuela as an example of how he believes socialism destroys nations.

The assembly laughed when the president claimed his administration has accomplished perhaps more than any other, to which he responded: "Didn't expect that reaction, but that's OK." 

Trump made no mention of Russia's interference in Syria or meddling in the US presidential election, but did elicit more laughs after blasting Germany's dependence on Russian oil.