The Bank for International Settlements' offices in Basel, Switzerland (AN/John Heilprin)
June 30, 2019
The Bank for International Settlements issued its annual report, warning governments must reduce trade tensions and rely on more than stimulus.
A group photo of leaders during the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan (AN/Tia Dufour)
June 28, 2019
The Group of 20 ended a two-day summit warning of risks to global growth but did not condemn protectionism, as U.S., Russian and Chinese leaders met.
U.S. fighter jets in the Gulf of Oman (AN/Matt Herbst)
June 24, 2019
The U.N. Security Council called for “maximum restraint” in the tense Gulf region to avoid military escalation, but Iran rejected holding talks with the U.S.
A #MeToo protest in front of Trump Tower in New York City (AN/Mario A. Pena)
June 21, 2019
The ILO adopted a global treaty to reduce violence and harassment in the workplace, but stopped short of including language for LGBTI people.
Former Interpol president Meng Hongwei on trial (AN/Tianjin No.1 Intermediate Court)
June 20, 2019
Interpol’s former president reportedly admitted in a Chinese court to accepting US$2.1 million in bribes and other kickbacks, Chinese authorities disclosed.
Afghan refugees in Belgrade (AN/Frode Bjorshol)
June 19, 2019
Wars and conflicts displaced a record 70.8 million people worldwide in 2018, up 3 percent from a year earlier, the U.N. refugee agency reported.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, right, meeting with U.S. defense officials in Riyadh (AN/Adrian Cadiz)
June 19, 2019
An independent U.N. investigator reported “credible evidence” exists to justify a criminal probe into the Saudi crown prince for Jamal Khashoggi’s murder.
Facebook's sneak peek of what using its new Libra currency will look like (AN/Facebook)
June 18, 2019
Facebook announced plans to launch a new digital currency and a new international organization to oversee it headquartered in Switzerland, a global hub.
Iran's historic mountain village of Abyaneh, close to nuclear facilities (AN/Blondinrikard Fröberg)
June 17, 2019
One week after a warning from IAEA, Iran said it will soon increase its low-level enriched uranium stockpile above a limit in the 2015 nuclear deal.
A young demonstrator on her father's shoulders expresses "solidarity" in Bern (AN/John Heilprin)
June 15, 2019
Women and girls of all ages turned out. Many wore purple clothes, held banners or chanted while filling public squares and streets. Some men joined in, too.