U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres was re-elected to lead the world body for the next five years, winning the General Assembly’s unanimous support.
With U.S.-Russia tensions nearing Cold War-era dimensions, Presidents Biden and Putin used Swiss diplomacy to agree to nuclear talks and other measures.
The E.U. and U.S. announced a deal to end the bitter trade dispute between Airbus and Boeing as E.U. leaders and U.S. President Joe Biden met in Brussels.
NATO agreed to address China’s military goals along with Russia’s aggressiveness at a summit on threats and challenges “from all strategic directions.”
The G-7 summit wrapped up with vows to end the pandemic, fight climate change and incorporate U.S. President Biden’s pledge to “build back better.”
The U.S. and the U.K. signed a “revitalized” version of the 1941 Atlantic Charter to focus on 21st century risks such as cyber attacks and rising temperatures.
The planet’s massive losses of species and rising temperatures are driven by human activities that must be tackled together, two organizations reported.
The rise of ESG investing creates an “urgent demand for global standards,” says an organization working on them as the next U.N. climate summit nears.
Russia withdrew from a treaty meant to lower the risk of conflict between Western nations and post-Soviet Russia, soon after the U.S. abandoned it.
Finance ministers from the Group of Seven agreed to set a global minimum corporate tax of at least 15 percent to deter multinationals from using tax havens.
Chemical weapons were used or likely used in at least 17 attacks in Syria, the international chemical weapons watchdog told the U.N. Security Council.
Five nations announced a new alliance to promote more conservation of marine ecosystems in the fight against climate change.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus closed out the World Health Assembly with a warning against complacency and an appeal for a global pandemic treaty.
The U.N. human rights chief raised the possibility that Israel’s military committed war crimes during its latest war with Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers.
Climate activists used the 2015 Paris Agreement to win a Dutch court ruling ordering Royal Dutch Shell to cut carbon emissions nearly in half this decade.
Paris-based IEA advised that limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius requires an immediate and massive transformation of all energy systems.
The World Economic Forum cancelled a summer version of its annual meeting in Singapore and pushed its annual Davos meeting to “the first half of 2022.”
The U.S. prevented the U.N. Security Council from issuing a statement calling for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers.
An independent expert panel faulted the World Health Organization and world leaders with a slow-moving response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Facebook’s global digital currency project is abandoning Switzerland as its hoped-for regulatory home and planning to launch a U.S.-based payment system.
WHO added a Chinese shot to its list of COVID-19 vaccines approved for emergency use, providing COVAX another option to broaden vaccine access.