Earth in clouds as seen from the International Space Station (ARÊTE/NASA)
October 15, 2018
For two decades, the $100 billion space station has been a hub for living and experimenting in space — and example of how science can help nations rise above political rivalries.
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley at a U.S. Department of Defense news conference (ARÊTE/DoD/EJ Hersom)
October 9, 2018
Nikki Haley will resign her post as U.S. envoy to the United Nations at the end of 2018, U.S. President Donald Trump announced. No reason was given why Haley, a rarity in Trump’s Cabinet for having avoided getting fired or departing under a cloud of controversy, would be stepping down.
Polar bear on thin Arctic ice (ARÊTE/Patrick Kelley)
October 8, 2018
The Nobel Prize-winning U.N. panel on climate change put to rest any remaining sophistry over whether a “safe” temperature guardrail exists: It’s life or death for much of the planet as soon as 2040.
Interpol headquarters in Lyon, France (ARÊTE/Leandro Neumann Ciuffo)
October 7, 2018
Interpol said its missing president Meng Hongwei has turned up and submitted his resignation while in detention by the disciplinary organ of China’s ruling Communist Party.
Interpol's president Meng Hongwei at a conference in Lisbon, Portugal (ARÊTE/Diarmuid Greene)
October 5, 2018
The world’s largest international police organization usually spends its time searching for missing or wanted people. This time, the mystery at Interpol is a bit more personal: its own president went missing.
Arctic landscape (ARÊTE/Caitlin Bailey)
October 3, 2018
Nine nations and the European Union signed a legally binding accord to delay widespread Arctic commercial fishing in an area larger than the Mediterranean Sea for at least 16 years, so scientists can first study how it might affect marine life.
Iranian civil aircraft (ARÊTE/Gerard van der Schaaf)
October 3, 2018
The U.N.’s highest court ordered the United States to lift economic sanctions against Iran on imports of humanitarian goods linked to civil aviation safety. Hours later, U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration cancelled a 63-year-old treaty on U.S.-Iran economic and consular ties.
Stevie Wonder (ARÊTE/Public Domain)
October 2, 2018
The European Union has joined a global treaty overseen by the World Intellectual Property Organization, greatly expanding availability of books produced in a format that visually impaired people can use.
View from U.N. headquarters in New York (ARÊTE/John Heilprin)
October 1, 2018
An independent review of whistleblowing at the United Nations found that nearly half its global staff witnessed misconduct or wrongdoing at work in the past five years, but most of those who did were too afraid to report it.