U.S.-Russia clash at U.N. meeting

Western nations tried pressuring Russia to back off from Ukraine at a U.N. Security Council meeting highlighting the threat of a new Cold War.

Pandemic, climate, economy top Davos Agenda

Despite U.S.-China tensions, leaders touted cooperation on the pandemic, climate action, and economic recovery during the Davos Agenda virtual gathering.

U.S.-Russia press crisis talks on Ukraine

U.S. and Russia reported no breakthroughs at talks to defuse the crisis in Ukraine, where 100,000 Russian troops await near its border.

UN condemns denial of Nazi Holocaust

The U.N. General Assembly adopted a resolution to combat Holocaust denial and urged all nations and social media companies to fight anti-Semitism.

Cyber attack exposes Red Cross data

Hackers broke into the ICRC’s computer servers and gained access to confidential information on more than half a million “highly vulnerable people.”

More than $5 billion aid sought for Afghans

Afghanistan needs more than $5 billion in aid to avert looming humanitarian and economic crises, the United Nations said in its largest-ever such appeal.

Difficult route to accord in Geneva talks

U.S. and Russian diplomats met for talks over Russia’s troop buildup by Ukraine, the first in a series of discussions that could be vital to Europe’s security.

Confirmed cases top 300 million mark

The global number of confirmed COVID-19 cases surpassed 300 million with 5.47 million deaths as nations reeled from the omicron variant of the virus.