Pendants flying outside FIFA's global headquarters in Zürich (ARÊTE/Ben Sutherland)
July 31, 2019
World football’s governing body is reportedly weighing a plan to relocate its Swiss headquarters to somewhere more conducive to hiring non-Europeans and less renowned for corporate secrecy.
Caster Semenya after winning an Olympic silver medal in 800 meters in 2012 (ARÊTE/Ghar El Melh)
July 31, 2019
The governing body of track and field on Wednesday welcomed a decision from Switzerland’s highest court that two-time Olympic gold medalist Caster Semenya must follow new rules meant to lower naturally high testosterone levels in female runners with an intersex condition.
A Gambian Navy training on drug smuggling and human trafficking (ARÊTE/Tamara Vaughn)
July 30, 2019
U.N. leaders urged an international crackdown against human trafficking on Tuesday, pointing out that most victims are women and girls and the percentage of child victims more than doubled in a dozen years.
The U.S. military's Pentagon headquarters near Washington
July 30, 2019
Pentagon officials are preparing for the aftermath of a Trump administration decision to proceed with U.S. withdrawal from the 144-year-0ld Universal Postal Union should last-minute talks to salvage their relationship fail.
Medical supplies to fight Ebola arrive at Congo's Beni Airport (ARÊTE/Mamadou Alain Coulibaly)
July 29, 2019
Gavi’s chief says the Ebola outbreak is a sign of a deeper public health crisis. Egypt signs a structural reform agreement with IMF. Mongolia is now a shipping power. Gideons U.K. adds women, ends its international affiliation.
A main bridge and parks around downtown Tehran (ARÊTE/Ninara)
July 28, 2019
Major powers scrambled on Sunday at a meeting in Vienna to salvage their nuclear deal with Iran in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw and reimpose sanctions on the Mideast regional power.
London's defunct coal-fired Battersea Power Station (ARÊTE/Oliver Mallich)
July 26, 2019
The European Union’s investment bank and nonprofit lending arm put forward a climate-oriented proposal on Friday that would prevent it from providing any new financing for fossil fuel-based power projects.
Newly elected ECOSOC President and Norway's U.N. Ambassador Mona Juul (ARÊTE/Monica Hellem)
July 25, 2019
Norway’s veteran diplomat Mona Juul won election on Thursday to lead the United Nations’ top economic and social body, laying out an agenda of international cooperation towards universal freedoms and human rights.
IAEA's Director General Yukiya Amano at a 2014 news conference in Vienna (ARÊTE/Dean Calma)
July 22, 2019
Yukiya Amano, a veteran diplomat who led the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog agency and worked to prevent more atomic bombings like those at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, has died, his agency announced on Monday.
The famous "Earthrise" photo as taken by U.S. astronaut William Anders aboard Apollo 8 on December 24, 1968 (ARÊTE/NASA)
July 20, 2019
The world marked Saturday’s 50th anniversary of the first moon landing as a powerful testament to collective efforts in problem-solving and finding peaceful solutions to seemingly impossible challenges.