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    Sept 20 - a day of crowded events in New York as Premier Nikita Khrushchev headed his large team of East European Communist leaders for the opening of the crucial 15th session of the General Assembly at the United Nations.

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    Sept 20 - a day of crowded events in New York as Premier Nikita Khrushchev headed his large team of East European Communist leaders for the opening of the crucial 15th session of the General Assembly at the United Nations.

    Earlier in the day, President Tito of Yugoslavia - accompanied by Albanian Prime Minister Shehu - arrived in the liner Queen Elizabeth. The President, who is expected to address the United Nations Sept 22, smiled as he told crowds on Pier 90: "We wish to contribute in the best way we can in alleviating the tensions of the world."
    Cuba's Dr. Fidel Castro alleged "unacceptable cash demands" from New York's Shelburne Hotel and he moved his delegation out, threat threatening to camp in Central Park. He moved to the Hotel Theresa in Harlem because he thought negroes would be more sympathetic to the Cuban revolution.

    Highlight of the day was Khrushchev's surprise 40-minute visit to Castro in Harlem. The two men embraced, posed for pictures and waved to the crowd - many of them supporters of Dr Castro - as lines or police fought to maintain order.

    Later, Tito, Castro and Khrushchev left for the United Nations building where 600 police - the largest security force in its history - guarded it against large crowds of shouting demonstrators. Inside the building, Mr Khrushchev greeted Polish Premier Gomulka and again effusively greeted Fidel Castro.

    The day ended with the General Assembly, who were discussing the Congo situation, passing a resolution - sponsored by seventeen Afro-Asian nations - endorsing Secretary-General Hammarskjoeld's action in the country. The three-day emergency session ended with 70 votes to nil in his favour. The nine members of the Soviet bloc, with France and Africa, abstained.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5WA2V1AEFCRQT9LJTN5BR6O54
    Media URN:
    VLVA5WA2V1AEFCRQT9LJTN5BR6O54
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/09/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:13:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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