Brussels scene during European elections (AN/CC-BY-4.0: © European Union 2019 – Source: EP)
May 27, 2019
(AN) — Climate concerns have rarely if ever weighed heavily in any major election — until now, with Europe’s Greens gaining influence from voters worried about the planet’s health, according to provisional results on Monday.
A passenger playing video games on a plane (AN/Carlos Ebert)
May 25, 2019
(AN) — Playing video games to excess at the expense of work, school or relationships can now be diagnosed as a medical condition if it lasts more than a year, the World Health Organization agreed in a formal vote on Saturday.
The treaty signing on June 28, 1919 in the Palace of Versailles' Hall of Mirrors (AN/Public Domain)
May 24, 2019
(AN) — A century ago, a treaty signing on the outskirts of Paris helped end World War I but raised questions about the reliability of American leadership. On Friday, experts at a U.S.-led conference in Paris marking the centennial said many of those same questions remain today.
American submarine USS Dallas pulls into the Diego Garcia military base (AN/Caine Storino)
May 22, 2019
(AN) — The United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to demand that Britain cede to Mauritius an Indian Ocean archipelago where the United States maintains an important military base, in an embarrassing diplomatic defeat for the two Western powers.
Portrait of a humanoid robot at Saint Romain au Mont d'Or in Lyon, France (AN/Thierry Ehrmann)
May 22, 2019
(AN) — The world’s first international, non-binding standards for artificial intelligence were approved by 42 nations on Wednesday as part of an effort to guide the ethical development of our increasingly mechanized world.
World Health Assembly chambers in Geneva (AN/Eric Bridiers)
May 20, 2019
(AN) — Congo’s spreading Ebola outbreak, universal health coverage and questions about spending and reform topped the World Health Assembly’s agenda as its eight-day annual meeting got underway on Monday.
Masked troops equipped with Russian weapons were often present during Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014 (AN/Sasha Maksymenko)
May 17, 2019
(AN) — Council of Europe foreign ministers agreed on Friday to restore Russia’s right to participate in its Parliamentary Assembly “on an equal basis” with other member nations, a move towards resolving the international organization’s conflict over Moscow’s annexation of Crimea five years ago.
Youth demonstrators in Toronto's Nathan Phillips Square react to the Christchurch, New Zealand massacre (AN/Michael Swan)
May 15, 2019
(AN) — Proponents gained momentum for a new global accord aimed at keeping internet platforms from being used by online extremists to organize and spread hatred and violence.
A narrow road in Tuvalu, an island nation on global warming's front lines (AN/Michael Coghlan)
May 15, 2019
(AN) — Drought linked to global warming is a security threat to the African continent and Mediterranean region including Europe, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday.
An UNRWA school in Gaza (AN/ISM Palestine)
May 13, 2019
(AN) — More than 1 million people in Gaza are at risk of running out of food less than a year after the United States announced it would no longer contribute aid to Palestinians, the U.N. relief agency for Palestinian refugees said on Monday.