The World of International Organizations

Argentina’s Grossi tapped to lead IAEA

Rafael Mariano Grossi at an October IAEA meeting in Vienna to pick a new director general (AN/Dean Calma)

(AN) — Rafael Mariano Grossi, Argentina’s ambassador to Austria, will become the sixth head of the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency, the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog announced on Wednesday.

U.K. backs new vote that may decide Brexit

London Bridge (AN/John Heilprin)

(AN) — Britain’s pending divorce from the European Union will serve as backdrop to a weary electorate’s choices after lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to authorize the first December national election in almost a century.

WADA to review Russian doping data

WADA's Director General Olivier Niggli discusses anti-doping issues at a 2011 conference in Cologne, Germany (AN/Tine Harden)

(AN) — The World Anti-Doping Agency said on Monday it has received responses from Russian authorities to questions raised over data “discrepancies” at an anti-doping center and expects to complete a review by the end of next month.

U.N. expert: world ‘failing’ on hate speech

A re:publica 2017 panel in Berlin discusses how to combat online hate speech (AN/Gregor Fischer)

(AN) — Governments and businesses around the world including YouTube, Facebook and Twitter are doing far too little to prevent violence from online hate speech, the U.N.’s top independent expert in the field reported on Monday.

Swiss add momentum to Europe’s Greens

The Bundeshaus, or Swiss Parliament Building, towers over the Bundesplatz, or Federal Square, in Bern (AN/John Heilprin)

(AN) — Voters in Switzerland’s national elections on Sunday delivered a major boost to left-leaning Greens who support urgent U.N.-led climate action and other environmental causes in parliament over the next four years.

Trump reverses plan to host G-7 at Doral

View from Trump National Doral Miami golf resort towards downtown Miami (AN/Jared Seeger)

(AN) — Amid a storm of bipartisan criticism, U.S. President Donald Trump reacted quickly on Sunday by rescinding his plan to host the G-7 summit at his own resort in 2020 and promising to immediately begin searching for another site.

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