Former Norwegian diplomat and politician Terje Rød Larsen (AN/IPI)
October 29, 2020
(AN) — Former Norwegian diplomat Terje Rød Larsen resigned as president and CEO of International Peace Institute due to his “failed judgment” in taking money from Jeffrey Epstein, IPI’s board of directors announced on Wednesday.
A heavily polluted portion of the Tietê River in São Paulo, Brazil (AN/Diego Torres Silvestre)
October 29, 2020
(AN) — Pandemics will become more frequent, faster spreading and deadlier than COVID-19 if people do not restore Earth’s natural life support systems, the 132-nation IPBES organization reported on Thursday.
The World Trade Organization's main entrance in Geneva (AN/John Heilprin)
October 28, 2020
(AN) — The United States upended the World Trade Organization’s selection of its next director-general on Wednesday as the sole nation to back South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee over Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
Australia's most populous city, Sydney, has a high concentration of foreign banks and multinational corporations (AN/Jorge Láscar)
October 27, 2020
(AN) — Global foreign direct investment plummeted by 49 percent during the first half of 2020 compared with a year ago due to the coronavirus pandemic, the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development reported on Tuesday.
IRMCT's headshot of Rwandan fugitive Félicien Kabuga arrested in the 1994 genocide (AN/IRMCT)
October 26, 2020
(AN) — French authorities made it possible for a high-profile genocide trial to proceed by transferring a long-sought fugitive in the 1994 Rwanda genocide to the custody of a United Nations criminal court on Monday.
An abandoned nuclear weapons depot in northern Germany (AN/Jan Bommes)
October 24, 2020
(AN) — Fifty nations ratified a treaty to ban nuclear weapons that takes effect in 90 days, the United Nations confirmed on Saturday, the same day the world body was founded 75 years ago to prevent another world war.
Factions of Libya’s conflict sign a permanent ceasefire deal at the United Nations in Geneva (AN/U.N. Geneva)
October 23, 2020
(AN) — Libya’s two main warring sides signed a ceasefire agreement at the United Nations’ European headquarters on Friday that also requires the withdrawal of military forces sent by Russia, Turkey and other regional powers.
For the first time in a U.S. election, New Jersey Army National Guard members help at polls due to the pandemic (AN/Mark Olsen)
October 22, 2020
(AN) — Election observers from the world’s largest security-oriented intergovernmental organization reported widespread concerns on Thursday about U.S. President Donald Trump’s efforts to undercut voters’ confidence in the November 3 U.S. elections.
An American diplomatic security agent scouts a location in Gangneung, South Korea, during the 2018 Winter Olympics (AN/DSS)
October 20, 2020
(AN) — Russia vehemently denied on Tuesday accusations and charges by British and American authorities that its agents planned or carried out cyberattacks of Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Cacao fruits growing on a tree in Ivory Coast, the world's largest cocoa producer (AN/SOCODEVI)
October 19, 2020
(AN) — Almost two decades ago, the $100 billion chocolate industry promised the International Labor Organization it would eliminate child slavery on West African cocoa plantations. A new report on Monday finds that pledge not only remains unfulfilled — things have gotten worse.