Palin to meet world leaders at UN

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sarah Palin is getting a crash course in foreign policy.

The Republican vice presidential nominee and first-term Alaska governor got her first passport last year, and critics argue that she's not ready to handle world affairs.

She plans to meet with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and seven world leaders who are in New York City this week for the U.N. General Assembly meeting.

Tuesday, Palin is to meet separately with Kissinger and the presidents of Colombia and Afghanistan. The next day, she's to meet with the presidents of Georgia, Ukraine, Iraq, Pakistan and India.

Palin also will sit down with rock star and humanitarian activist Bono.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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