Lead paint removal from a home in New Orleans (AN/Bart Everson)
July 30, 2020
A third of the world’s children have elevated levels of lead in their blood that could lead to irreversible harm, UNICEF and Pure Earth reported.
Muslim students on a field trip in Uganda (AN/John Heilprin)
July 29, 2020
A new report found government officials inflicted almost half the violence suffered by people risking grave dangers to transit through North Africa for Europe.
An instructional sign in Zermatt, Switzerland (AN/John Heilprin)
July 27, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic is the worst global public health emergency to be declared under a 13-year-old international law for deadly disease outbreaks.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, meets with U.K. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab in London (AN/Ronny Przysucha)
July 23, 2020
WHO’s chief denounced U.S. allegations he is subservient to the Chinese government and helped cover up Beijing’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
London grocery shoppers wearing face masks (AN/Nickolay Romensky)
July 22, 2020
The world reached another tragic milestone as it exceeded 15 million COVID-19 cases among more than 200 nations — a quarter of them in the U.S.
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
European Union leaders sent a €1.8 trillion seven-year budget plan to European Parliament that includes a proposed €750 billion coronavirus recovery fund.
A home factory in Angola's main port and capital Luanda (AN/Beth Balboni)
July 16, 2020
Four anti-poverty international organizations called on G-20 finance ministers to cancel debts in poor nations so they can deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (AN/WHO)
July 13, 2020
WHO warned there will be “no return to the ‘old normal’ for the foreseeable future” as COVID-19 spreads and too many governments fail to act effectively.
A young man prepares roasted maize atop a World Food Program carton in Yemen (AN/H. Veit)
July 13, 2020
The number of people not getting enough nutrition rose by 60 million since 2014 — and the pandemic may add up to 132 million more this year.