The Bank for International Settlements' offices in Basel, Switzerland (AN/John Heilprin)
June 30, 2019
(AN) — The Bank for International Settlements issued its annual report on Sunday, warning that governments must reduce trade tensions and rely on more than stimulus from central banks to avoid threats to the global economy.
A group photo of leaders during the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan (AN/Tia Dufour)
June 28, 2019
(AN) — The Group of 20 wrapped up a two-day summit warning of risks to global growth, but did not condemn protectionism. On the sidelines, U.S. President Donald Trump generated headlines meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and China’s President Xi Jinping.
U.S. fighter jets in the Gulf of Oman (AN/Matt Herbst)
June 24, 2019
(AN) — The U.N. Security Council called for “maximum restraint” in the tense Gulf region on Monday to avoid any military escalation, but Iran rejected holding talks with the United States after U.S. President Donald Trump imposed fresh sanctions.
A #MeToo protest in front of Trump Tower in New York City (AN/Mario A. Pena)
June 21, 2019
(AN) — The International Labor Organization adopted a global treaty on Friday meant to reduce violence and harassment in the workplace, but stopped short of including language that would include LGBTI people.
Former Interpol president Meng Hongwei on trial (AN/Tianjin No.1 Intermediate Court)
June 20, 2019
(AN) — Interpol’s former president Meng Hongwei reportedly admitted in a Chinese court to accepting US$2.1 million in bribes and other kickbacks, Chinese authorities disclosed on Thursday in a case that raises questions about the autonomy of the world’s largest international police organization.
Afghan refugees in Belgrade (AN/Frode Bjorshol)
June 19, 2019
(AN) — 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 on Wednesday.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, right, meeting with U.S. defense officials in Riyadh (AN/Adrian Cadiz)
June 19, 2019
(AN) — In grisly detail, an independent U.N. human rights investigator on Wednesday reported “credible evidence” exists to justify a criminal probe into Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other officials suspected of involvement in Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s premeditated murder.
Facebook's sneak peek of what using its new Libra currency will look like (AN/Facebook)
June 18, 2019
(AN) — Facebook announced plans on Tuesday to launch a new digital currency and a new international organization to oversee it headquartered in Switzerland, a global hub of multilateralism and emerging Bitcoin-like cryptocurrencies.
Iran's historic mountain village of Abyaneh, close to nuclear facilities (AN/Blondinrikard Fröberg)
June 17, 2019
(AN) — One week after a warning from the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency, Iran said on Monday amid escalating Mideast tensions that 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
(AN) — Women and girls of all ages turned out. Many wore purple clothes or accessories, held banners, blew whistles, burned bras, sang or chanted while filling public squares and streets. Some men joined in, too.