The southern lights — aurora australis — over the South Pole Telescope (AN/Joshua Montgomery)
April 10, 2019
(AN) — In a sensational feat for science and international collaboration, a team of more than 200 researchers using a “virtual telescope” of observatories around the world for the first time managed to see and photograph what was previously unseeable: a supermassive black hole.
Entrance to the International Maritime Organization in London (AN/John Heilprin)
April 10, 2019
(AN) — The International Maritime Organization’s new rules on how nations exchange electronic data between ships and ports took effect this week, affecting more than 10 billion tons of goods per year traded by sea worldwide.
World Bank headquarters in Washington (AN/John Heilprin)
April 9, 2019
(AN) — The World Bank’s new president, David Malpass, began his five year term at the helm of a global lending institution that is supposed to work to end extreme poverty and build shared prosperity — a mission that appears to conflict with beliefs expressed by him and his main sponsor, U.S. President Donald Trump.
Photos of victims from the Rwanda genocide at Kigali Memorial Center (AN/Kigali Memorial Center)
April 8, 2019
(AN) — The chief prosecutor for a United Nations tribunal emphasized on Rwanda’s 25th anniversary of its harrowing genocide that the work of bringing perpetrators to justice has not yet been completed.
The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda (AN/Stephan Röhl)
April 5, 2019
(AN) — U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration made good on its threat to block the International Criminal Court from investigating Americans, revoking a U.S. travel visa for the war crimes tribunal’s chief prosecutor.
Officials gathered for NATO's 70th anniversary in Washington (AN/Estonian Foreign Ministry)
April 5, 2019
(AN) — NATO marked the start of its eight decade with gatherings that honored its achievements in keeping the former Soviet Union at bay and protecting former Warsaw Pact nations — but revealed modern strains over spending and strategies towards Russian and Chinese geopolitical ambitions.
Brigitte Macron greets Melania Trump at Élysée Palace in November 2018 (AN/Andrea Hanks)
April 4, 2019
(AN) — Two key Cabinet members in U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration steered clear of a Group of Seven preparatory meeting, compounding the injury caused by Trump at last year’s G-7 summit.
Qatar's Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel, host of the IPU's 140th Assembly (AN/Matt Kieffer)
April 3, 2019
(AN) — An international organization of 178 parliaments condemned Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s government for barring lawmakers from traveling to a global assembly.
A food stand in Caracas during the 2008 global financial crisis when inflation reached almost 31 percent, an 11-year high; this year it is expected to reach 10 million percent (AN/Jaume Escofet)
March 29, 2019
(AN) — The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said Venezuela’s government and opposition will allow it to deliver emergency aid. The decision marks the first time President Nicolás Maduro’s government acknowledged the humanitarian crisis.
A Nile River boat in Jinja Town, Uganda (AN/John Heilprin)
March 22, 2019
(AN) — Children under the age of five living in conflict-prone nations were far more likely on average to die from illnesses due to unsafe water and sanitation than from war or violence, UNICEF reported.