Case cracks U.S. immunity of organizations

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that international organizations should be treated like foreign nations when it comes to immunities.

British envoy links gold to Venezuela’s fate

Britain’s ambassador to the United Nations linked Venezuela’s gold holdings in the Bank of England to Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s grip on power.

Human rights agenda seen ‘losing ground’

The world’s foremost body for encouraging human rights got a dismal message: U.N. leaders see a rise in hatred and a retreat in progress globally.

Vatican pledges end to sex abuse cover-ups

An unprecedented Vatican four-day summit closed with a mass at which Pope Francis promised an “all-out battle” to prevent more sex abuse of children.

U.S. isolation rapped at Munich summit

European and Asian leaders in Munich criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s enmity for international organizations and multilateral solutions.

U.N. experts warn IS remains global threat

U.N. counterterrorism experts reported that Islamic State militants remained a “covert” global threat, despite their recent losses and shifts in tactics.

U.N. group sees risk to underwater cables

When an underwater cable severed, Tonga lost internet access for nearly two weeks, an incident that illustrates some of the risks a U.N. group is examining.

U.N.: Saudis undermine Khashoggi inquiry

The U.N. team investigating Jamal Khashoggi’s death said preliminary evidence shows it was a premeditated killing planned and carried out by Saudi officials.

The U.S.-China trade war winner? Neither.

The U.S.-China trade war is costing each country major export losses that are most likely to benefit E.U. members and 22 other countries, UNCTAD reported.

Big pharma stands behind universal health

The idea that everyone should have affordable, quality health services is backed by international organizations, including the global pharmaceutical industry.

Trump severs nuclear arms control treaty

Risking a new arms race, the Trump administration announced it will withdraw the United States from a 1987 nuclear arms control treaty with Russia.