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 Minneapolis police officer watching a crowd of protesters in late May (AN/Chad Davis)
June 29, 2020
(AN) — Crackdowns on protesters and journalists landed the United States on an updated watchlist of nations where a global alliance on Monday said it had “serious concerns regarding the exercise of civic freedoms.”
A Danish logistics firm trucking wooden containers in Europe (AN/Lav Ulv)
June 16, 2020
(AN) — New business investment across borders will likely drop by up to 40 percent this year and 10 percent in 2021 from the pandemic, the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development reported on Tuesday.
A Swiss vending machine now offers hand disinfection gel (AN/John Heilprin)
May 25, 2020
(AN) — As nations ease coronavirus lockdowns, World Health Organization officials cautioned the first wave of the pandemic has not ended and a “second peak” may occur with global infections and deaths still increasing.
Kindred Spirits sculpture in County Cork, Ireland honoring Choctaws' donation to Irish famine relief (AN/Gavin Sheridan)
May 11, 2020
(AN) — Navajo Nation Attorney General Doreen McPaul thanked the Irish people on Monday for repaying a 173-year-old favor that represented one of the earliest uses of an international organization to deliver humanitarian aid.
A planned $1 billion Crescent Dunes solar plant in Nevada failed in 2019 (AN/BLM Nevada)
April 20, 2020
(AN) — Governments could use energy transformations to create jobs, meet climate targets and produce cumulative global GDP gains of US$98 trillion above the usual scenarios by 2050, according to a new report on Monday.
Two young girls at a refugee camp in Iraq (AN/E.U. DG ECHO)
March 30, 2020
(AN) — The global coronavirus pandemic threatens to disproportionately harm more than 70 million people worldwide who have been forcibly displaced by wars and violent crises, Refugees International said on Monday.
Untersberg Mountain above the village of Grödig near Salzburg, Austria (AN/Giuseppe Milo)
March 17, 2020
(AN) — Air pollution levels exceed recommended health limits in all but 10 mainly European countries, but most lowered carbon emissions and expanded forest cover in recent years, a U.N. regional commission reported on Tuesday.
The U.N. Human Rights Council chamber in Geneva, with its dome painted by Miquel Barceló, one of Spain’s leading contemporary artists (AN/Eric Bridiers)
February 24, 2020
(AN) — United Nations leaders challenged nations, businesses and citizens to respond to a “call to action” on Monday for greater efforts around the globe to withstand a rising tide of human rights abuses, violent conflicts and climate change.
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa talks to reporters before the 33rd A.U. summit (AN/GCIS)
February 10, 2020
(AN) — African Union leaders concluded their annual summit on Monday pledging to devote more resources to mediating an end to regional violence from a surge in civil wars and countries mired in conflicts among warring groups.