Argentina’s Grossi tapped to lead IAEA

Rafael Mariano Grossi, Argentina’s ambassador to Austria, will become the sixth head of the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency.

U.K. backs new vote that may decide Brexit

Brexit will serve as backdrop to a weary electorate’s choices after lawmakers voted to authorize the first December national election in almost a century.

WADA to review Russian doping data

The World Anti-Doping Agency said it has received responses from Russian authorities to questions raised over data “discrepancies” at an anti-doping center.

World’s largest climate fund refills purse

The world’s biggest climate fund wrapped up a fundraising conference at Paris with US$9.78 billion in pledges raised from 27 mostly European nations.

U.N. chief hears message of mass protests

A year of mass street protests exposed an erosion of public trust in political leaders who need to listen more to people’s real problems, the U.N. chief said.

Facebook CEO defends crypto project

U.S. lawmakers grilled Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on his plans to create a global digital currency and international organization to oversee it.

New green tech finance platform launches

A group of nations responsible for nearly half of all global warming pollutants launched a new finance initiative to oversee investment in climate technologies.

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

Governments and businesses including YouTube, Facebook and Twitter are doing far too little to prevent violence from online hate speech, a U.N. expert said.

Swiss add momentum to Europe’s Greens

Voters in Switzerland’s national elections delivered a major boost to left-leaning Greens who back urgent U.N.-led climate action and other ecological causes.

Trump reverses plan to host G-7 at Doral

Amid a storm of bipartisan criticism, U.S. President Donald Trump rescinded his plan to host the G-7 summit at his own resort in 2020.

Top U.S. envoy for multilateralism resigns

The top U.S. diplomat to international organizations announced he will resign, after a report documented allegations he retaliated against career diplomats.

World Bank and IMF caution on slowdown

World Bank and International Monetary Fund leaders called on 189 member nations for help in easing trade and geopolitical tensions.

Trump awards G-7 summit to his resort

U.S. President Donald Trump plans to host next year’s gathering of the Group of Seven rich democracies at his private golf resort in Florida.

E.U. and U.K. reach tentative Brexit deal

E.U. leaders unanimously approved a tentative Brexit agreement with the U.K. if it leaves the 28-nation bloc in November.

Chamber reports drop in maritime piracy

Maritime piracy and armed robbery dropped by 24 percent in the first nine months of 2019, but Africa’s Gulf of Guinea remains a “high risk area.”

U.N. chief urges Syrian civilian protections

The U.N. chief expressed concern over fighting in northeast Syria and called for “maximum restraint” as Turkish forces advanced on Kurdish fighters.

World Bank and IMF accent island nations

The World Bank and IMF opened fall meetings to survey a slowing world economy, U.S.-China trade war and urgent climate threats to small island nations.

Global Fund raises US$14 billion pledges

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, backed by Emmanuel Macron, Bill Gates and Bono, said it reached its US$14 billion pledges target.

IMF report says global carbon tax needed

The International Monetary Fund recommended the world adopt a steep global tax on carbon emissions within a decade to slow global warming.

Possible U.S. exit from Open Skies Treaty

Four senior Democrats in the U.S. Congress warned the Trump administration may withdraw from a treaty for mutual unarmed surveillance over 34 nations.

United Nations faces severe cash shortage

The United Nations could run out of money by the end of this month in the worst budget crisis that the world body has faced in at least a decade.