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Global coronavirus cases top 6 million

A hand washing station in downtown Minneapolis (AN/Chad Davis)

Cases of COVID-19 surpassed 6 million worldwide on Sunday accompanied by 367,000 deaths including an increasing toll in Latin America.

SpaceX Crew Dragon flies to Space Station

The launch site of the SpaceX Falcon 9 and the Crew Dragon spacecraft (AN/Andrea Hanks)

Two NASA astronauts arrived at the International Space Station aboard the Crew Dragon capsule, a day after SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launched.

Trump postpones ‘outdated’ G-7 summit

A G-7 working lunch on Inequality hosted at Biarritz, France in 2019 (AN/Shealah Craighead)

U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters will delay the annual G-7 summit until fall, after German Chancellor Angela Merkel declined an invitation.

CTBTO urges no restart in nuclear testing

The view towards the closed town of Mercury, Nevada, a former staging ground for the Nevada Test Site (AN/Mike McBey)

Members of the international watchdog monitoring nuclear testing warned any U.S. demonstration nuclear test explosion would mperil global security.

Trump to end U.S. involvement with WHO

U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at Capitol Hill on May 19, 2020 (AN/Tia Dufour)

U.S. President Donald Trump announced he will withdraw the United States from the World Health Organization, attempting to deflect blame for U.S. crises.

U.N. climate summit delayed until 2021

Youth climate campaigners with the Fridays for Future movement at the 2019 U.N. climate summit in Madrid (AN/John Englart)

The U.N.’s annual climate summit planned for November in Glasgow, Scotland, will be postponed for a year, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

ILO warns of high job losses among youth

Young workers wheeling goods through Cairo's streets (AN/Francisco Anzola)

At least one of every six young workers has been idled during the pandemic and the losses could create a “lockdown generation,” the U.N. labor agency said.

E.U. leaders pitch huge recovery package

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (AN/CC-BY-4.0: © European Union 2020 – Source: EP)

E.U. leaders unveiled a €750 billion coronavirus recovery plan to help continental members navigate the prospect of its deepest recession.

WHO warns pandemic’s first wave not over

A Swiss vending machine now offers hand disinfection gel (AN/John Heilprin)

As nations ease coronavirus lockdowns, WHO officials cautioned the first wave of the pandemic has not ended and a “second peak” may occur.

U.N. expert: Saudi case a ‘parody of justice’

U.N. human rights expert Agnès Callamard speaks on the 1-year anniversary of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder (AN/April Brady)

The head of the U.N. team that investigated Jamal Khashoggi’s death dismissed pardons that could allow Saudi authorities to release his killers.