The Bank for International Settlements' offices in Basel, Switzerland (ARÊTE/John Heilprin)
June 30, 2019
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 (ARÊTE/Tia Dufour)
June 28, 2019
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.
A #MeToo protest in front of Trump Tower in New York City (ARÊTE/Mario A. Pena)
June 21, 2019
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 (ARÊTE/Tianjin No.1 Intermediate Court)
June 20, 2019
In a case that raises questions about Interpol’s autonomy, its former president Meng Hongwei was reported on Thursday to have admitted in a Chinese court to accepting $2.1 million in bribes and other kickbacks.
Afghan refugees in Belgrade (ARÊTE/Frode Bjorshol)
June 19, 2019
Wars and conflicts displaced a record 70.8 million people worldwide in 2018, double the number from two decades ago, the U.N. refugee agency reported on Wednesday.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, right, meeting with U.S. defense officials in Riyadh (ARÊTE/Adrian Cadiz)
June 19, 2019
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 (ARÊTE/Facebook)
June 18, 2019
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 (ARÊTE/Blondinrikard Fröberg)
June 17, 2019
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 (ARÊTE/John Heilprin)
June 15, 2019
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.
Demonstrators in the Swiss capital's Federal Square (ARÊTE/John Heilprin)
June 14, 2019
Almost three decades since Switzerland’s first nationwide equal rights protests, hundreds of thousands of women took to the streets on Friday to demand fairer pay, gender equality and an end to sexual harassment and violence.