Geneva hosts U.S.-Russia security talks

Diplomats from the U.S. and Russia held a new round of discussions in Geneva seeking ways to defuse rising tensions and to avoid a new nuclear arms race.

U.N. rights chief decries reported spyware abuse

Michelle Bachelet said reports of spying with military-grade malware on activists, dissidents and journalists “seem to confirm some of the worst fears.”

WMO’s climate-linked ‘summer of extremes’

Amid devastating floods in Western Europe, the U.N. weather agency stressed the rising frequency of extreme weather due to the climate crisis.

New European carbon cutting plans unveiled

The European Commission adopted a set of proposals to cut net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 percent from 1990 levels by the end of this decade.

Almost 10% of all people went hungry in 2020

World hunger “shot up” during the pandemic, leaving nearly 1-in-10 people undernourished mostly in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.

U.N. extends aid route to rebel-held Syria

The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a compromise to keep open Syria’s last non-government controlled border crossing for humanitarian aid.

400,000 face Ethiopia famine

Senior U.N. officials warned that more than 400,000 people are suffering from famine in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, and 1.8 million more are on the verge.