A Swiss vending machine now offers hand disinfection gel (ARÊTE/John Heilprin)
May 25, 2020
As nations ease up on coronavirus lockdowns, World Health Organization officials cautioned on Monday the first wave of the pandemic has not ended and a “second peak” may occur with global infections and deaths still increasing.
A surveillance helicopter takes off from a British Royal Navy destroyer (ARÊTE/Gary Weatherston)
May 21, 2020
U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Thursday he plans to withdraw the United States from an international treaty that permits mutual unarmed surveillance flights over 34 nations, but he believes a new deal can be made.
The opening of last year's World Health Assembly in pre-pandemic times (ARÊTE/Eric Bridiers)
May 19, 2020
Under fire from the United States, the World Health Organization’s top governing body unanimously approved a resolution on Tuesday calling for an independent review of its response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Pedestrians reflected in Tokyo ads for the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games (ARÊTE/Masaru Kamikura)
May 16, 2020
The heads of the International Olympic Committee and World Health Organization acknowledged on Saturday the COVID-19 pandemic makes next year’s Tokyo Summer Olympics and Paralympics unpredictable.
Children at a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh (ARÊTE/DFID)
May 15, 2020
Officials with the U.N. refugee agency and other aid organizations sounded the alarm on Friday after the first COVID-19 infections were detected at the world’s largest refugee settlement for Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh.
A Tesla assembly line (ARÊTE/Steve Jurvetson)
May 13, 2020
The world economy is projected to shrink by 3.2 percent in 2020 — its biggest contraction since the 1930s Great Depression — due to the pandemic, according to an analysis from United Nations economists on Wednesday.
Kindred Spirits sculpture in County Cork, Ireland honoring Choctaws' donation to Irish famine relief (ARÊTE/Gavin Sheridan)
May 11, 2020
Navajo Nation Attorney General Doreen McPaul thanked the Irish people on Monday for repaying a 173-year-old favor that represented one of the earliest uses of an international organization to deliver humanitarian aid.
A masked traveler and cleaner in Washington's desolate Dulles International Airport on April 17, 2020 (ARÊTE/John Heilprin)
May 9, 2020
In just 12 days the world added a million confirmed COVID-19 cases, pushing the total to more than 4 million on Saturday led by a surge in the United States, according to Johns Hopkins University and Google data trackers.
On the 75th anniversary, Russians reconstruct the 1944 Vyborg offensive against the Finnish Army (ARÊTE/Ninara)
May 8, 2020
The United States blocked a U.N. Security Council vote on Friday calling for an end to global hostilities amid a pandemic — the same day diplomats emphasized lessons from World War II’s end in Europe 75 years earlier.
WIPO's headquarters in Geneva (ARÊTE/Eric Bridiers)
May 8, 2020
The World Intellectual Property Organization’s top governing body on Friday appointed Daren Tang, a lawyer from Singapore, to serve as its next chief in a contest reflecting U.S.-China tensions over business technology.