The U.S. president delivering remarks at a South Dakota fireworks rally (AN/Tia Dufour)
July 7, 2020
(AN) — U.S. President Donald Trump delivered notice to the United Nations on Tuesday triggering a 1-year withdrawal process from the World Health Organization due to political grievances surrounding an accelerating coronavirus pandemic.
U.S. sailor Joyce Sim treats a patient aboard a hospital ship supporting the nation's COVID-19 response effort (AN/Ryan Breeden)
July 6, 2020
(AN) — A day after the world surged past 10 million COVID-19 cases and 500,000 deaths, the World Health Organization quietly updated its pandemic timeline to reflect that China did not directly notify global authorities of the first “viral pneumonia” cases in Wuhan.
View from the Palestinian city of Jericho in the occupied West Bank (AN/Kevin Dooley)
July 3, 2020
(AN) — An independent group of global leaders appealed to European leaders on Friday to “stand firm” against Israel’s threat to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, saying such a move would increase the risks of violence and undermine global respect for the rule of law.
Protesters outside the U.S. Supreme Court just before Senate vote on the Kavanaugh confirmation (AN/John Heilprin)
June 29, 2020
(AN) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled foreign affiliates of U.S.-based organizations lack free speech rights and, therefore, must adopt policies opposing prostitution to get federal money to fight AIDS abroad.
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.”
The U.S. Navy's hospital ship deployed at New York City in spring for the pandemic (AN/Joe Nolan)
June 28, 2020
(AN) — The world reached two tragic milestones on Sunday — 10 million COVID-19 cases and 500,000 deaths — with 1 million infections added in the past six days even as nations eased lockdowns and focused on economic recovery.
Kosovo's president, Hashim Thaçi, at a U.S. ceremony in 2017 at Arlington National Cemetery (AN/Elizabeth Fraser)
June 24, 2020
(AN) — Kosovo’s president, Hashim Thaçi, and nine other former separatists were indicted on war crimes charges on Wednesday, three days before talks in Washington with his Serbian counterpart, Aleksandar Vučić.
The International Criminal Court at The Hague, Netherlands (AN/Greger Ravik)
June 23, 2020
The world’s first permanent war crimes tribunal won strong support on Tuesday from 67 nations opposed to U.S. President Donald Trump’s sanctions against court staff to block investigation of alleged war crimes in Afghanistan.
Inside the U.S. Titan Missile Museum in Arizona (AN/Aaron Headly)
June 22, 2020
(AN) — The United States and Russia resumed nuclear disarmament talks on Monday in Vienna after more than a year, despite the unknown effects of China’s non-participation and a looming U.S. presidential election.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at a State Department press briefing in March (AN/Ronny Przysucha)
June 20, 2020
(AN) — The top American diplomat on Saturday rebuked the U.N. Human Rights Council as “a haven for dictators and the democracies that indulge them” a day after it commissioned a report on racism and police brutality.