Facebook's cryptocurrency project is moving from Geneva to Washington (AN/Diem Association)
May 12, 2021
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.
European Space Agency image of Chile's Tarapacá Region where nitrates, lithium, potassium and iodine are mined (AN/ESA)
May 10, 2021
Recycling of rare elements will be crucial to ensure adequate supplies for low-carbon technologies, a two-year E.U.-funded project concluded.
WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala leads a General Council meeting in Geneva (AN/WTO)
May 5, 2021
The United States and WTO chief backed waivers to vaccine patent protections aimed at speeding efforts to end the coronavirus pandemic.
UNCTAD reports online sales jumped to 19 percent of all retail purchases in 2020 (AN/Andrew Neel)
May 3, 2021
Global online sales among seven major economies jumped to almost one-fifth of all retail sales last year during the pandemic, UNCTAD reported.
Gas and coal-fired power plants at the port of Rotterdam, Netherlands (AN/Frans Berkelaar)
April 23, 2021
A two-day global climate summit hosted by U.S. President Joe Biden ended with leaders and companies pledging to decarbonize the world economy.
Ireland's first wind-powered, sustainable public park in Dublin (AN/William Murphy)
April 21, 2021
The E.U. proposed new rules that would require publicly-listed and large private companies to report information on their environmental and social impacts.
Logging of West African old growth forests in Gabon (AN/David Stanley)
March 31, 2021
Old-growth tropical forest losses rose 12 percent in 2020 accelerated by commerce and climate-related factors, according to Global Forest Watch.
The European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany (AN/Dinu Dominic Manns)
March 4, 2021
Machine learning applications that use big data are increasingly helping central banks to conduct research and make decisions, according to a new BIS paper.
IAEA chief Rafael Grossi speaks to reporters in Vienna after returning from Iran (AN/IAEAvideo)
February 21, 2021
The head of the U.N. atomic watchdog agency and Iranian top officials announced Tehran will give international inspectors reduced access to nuclear sites.
San Francisco's City Hall goes green in December 2020 to honor five years of the 2015 Paris Agreement (AN/Dana Brown)
February 19, 2021
French President Emmanuel Macron led a chorus of world leaders and advocates in celebrating the United States’ official return to the 2015 Paris Agreement.