Lead paint removal from a home in New Orleans (AN/Bart Everson)
July 30, 2020
(AN) — A third of the world’s children, far more than previously known, have elevated levels of lead in their blood that could lead to irreversible harm, UNICEF and anti-pollution campaigners Pure Earth reported on Thursday.
Muslim students on a field trip in Uganda (AN/John Heilprin)
July 29, 2020
(AN) — Government officials inflicted almost half of all the violence suffered by people risking grave dangers to transit through North Africa for a chance at news lives in Europe, the U.N. refugee agency and Danish Refugee Council reported on Wednesday.
An instructional sign in Zermatt, Switzerland (AN/John Heilprin)
July 27, 2020
(AN) — The coronavirus pandemic is by far the worst global public health emergency declared under a 13-year-old international law for deadly disease outbreaks, World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, meets with U.K. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab in London (AN/Ronny Przysucha)
July 23, 2020
(AN) — World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Thursday denounced the top U.S. diplomat’s allegations that he is subservient to the Chinese government’s demands and has helped to cover up Beijing’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
London grocery shoppers wearing face masks (AN/Nickolay Romensky)
July 22, 2020
(Arête News) — The world reached another tragic milestone on Wednesday as it exceeded 15 million COVID-19 confirmed cases among more than 200 nations — a quarter of them in the United States, which also accounted for 23 percent of more than 618,000 deaths globally.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel at the E.U. budget and rescue summit (AN/E.U.)
July 21, 2020
(AN ) — European Union leaders on Tuesday wrapped up acrimonious negotiations at a four-day summit to send a €1.8 trillion seven-year budget plan to European Parliament that includes a €750 billion coronavirus recovery fund for countries hardest hit by the pandemic.
A home factory in Angola's main port and capital Luanda (AN/Beth Balboni)
July 16, 2020
(AN) — Four anti-poverty international organizations called on G-20 finance ministers to cancel debts in poor nations on Thursday, saying that will free up money for public health spending needed to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (AN/WHO)
July 13, 2020
There will be “no return to the ‘old normal’ for the foreseeable future” as COVID-19 spreads and too many governments fail to act or communicate effectively, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday.
A young man prepares roasted maize atop a World Food Program carton in Yemen (AN/H. Veit)
July 13, 2020
(AN) — Despite the United Nations-led push to relieve global poverty and hunger, the number of people not getting enough nutrition rose by 60 million since 2014 — and the COVID-19 pandemic may add up to 132 million more to their ranks this year.