Climate concerns have rarely if ever weighed heavily in any major election — until now, with Europe’s Greens gaining influence from worried voters.
Playing video games to excess at the expense of work, school or relationships can be medically diagnosed if it lasts more than a year, WHO agreed.
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.
The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to demand Britain cede to Mauritius an Indian Ocean archipelago where the U.S. maintains a military base.
The world’s first international, non-binding standards for artificial intelligence were approved by 42 nations in an effort to guide ethical development.
Congo’s spreading Ebola outbreak, universal health coverage and questions about spending and reform topped the World Health Assembly’s agenda.
Council of Europe foreign ministers agreed to restore Russia’s right to participate in its Parliamentary Assembly “on an equal basis” with other nations.
Proponents gained momentum for a new global accord to keep internet platforms from being used by extremists to organize and spread hatred and violence.
Drought linked to global warming is a security threat to the African continent and Mediterranean region including Europe, the U.N. chief said.
More than 1 million people in Gaza risk running out of food less than a year after the U.S. announced a cutoff in aid to Palestinians, UNRWA said.
Disasters and conflicts drove nations atop a list of places that contributed to 28 million people newly uprooted within their own countries in 2018.
Concerned about marine pollution, most of the world’s nations agreed to clean up trade in plastic waste by adding it as a pollutant under a treaty.
The Vatican released a sweeping new law that requires all Catholic priests and nuns worldwide to report clergy sexual abuse and cover-up by their superiors.
Iran announced plans to resume enriching uranium at higher levels if world powers will not accept new terms under the 2015 nuclear deal the U.S. renounced.
The eight-nation Arctic Council reaffirmed its commitment to peace, stability and cooperation but skirted mention of a global climate crisis.
Myanmar released two Reuters reporters held in a notorious prison for more than 500 days because of their investigation into crimes against Rohingyas.
Human actions are causing Earth’s natural life support systems to reach a breaking point, threatening 1 million plant and animal species with extinction.
Two cyclones that tore into Mozambique over the past two months affected 1 million children and damaged or destroyed 400 schools, UNICEF said on Friday.
The E.U. made public its proposal on Friday for creating new global rules on electronic commerce through the World Trade Organization.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Wednesday upheld track and field’s controversial rules for women who naturally produce high levels of testosterone.