In Geneva, the Kofi Annan Foundation announced his peaceful death after a short undisclosed illness with "immense sadness", saying he was surrounded in his last days by his second wife Nane and children Ama, Kojo and Nina.
The World Meteorological Organization says atmospheric concentrations of CO2 surged to a new record level in 2016. That puts even greater pressure for countries to cut carbon pollution to avoid catastrophic climate change.
More than 1.1 billion people worldwide officially don't exist — going about their daily lives without proof of identity. The issue leaves a significant fraction of the global population deprived of health and education services.
He may be facing charges over alleged EU subsidy fraud, but billionaire businessman Andrej Babis still appears poised to win this weekend's Czech general election pushing his trademark anti-corruption and anti-euro ticket.
Staffan de Mistura ruled out any breakthrough at this week's negotiations to end a war that has claimed more than 320,000 lives and displaced more than half of Syria's population. But he pointed to a new ceasefire brokered with US and Russian help, covering three provinces in southern Syria, as one source of hope.
The buzz from Geneva is that international talks there on Iran’s nuclear ambitions are approaching a deal. The deal could limit Iran’s nuclear capabilities for a decade or more, in exchange for an easing of sanctions.
There was something of a diplomatic bright spot on Thursday, when representatives of Ukraine, Russia, the EU and the US agreed on steps to take to de-escalate the conflict in Ukraine. But the crisis is a long way from over and one expert says there's still a great deal of danger ahead.
The diplomatic dance requires multiple players to dance with you. And Secretary of State John Kerry has traveled the world looking for dance partners — successfully, in many occasions. On the matter of Syria, though, few are cooperating.
The World's Ben Gilbert reports from Egypt on the country's finance minister Samir Radwan. He was appointed by Hosni Mubarak. Now, Mubarak is gone, and Radwan remains. He's trying to make a difference and relishing the revolution.
The UN high commissioner for human rights has called for an investigation into the attacks on the protesters in Libya. They could amount to crimes against humanity. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Mona Rishmawi, the commission's chief lawyer, from Geneva.
You need a pretty big battery to drive an electric car for hundreds of miles a day. That's what participants in the 'Zero Emissions Race' did. The race began last August and ended today in a Swiss city that we want you to name…
An American envoy is heading to Geneva this weekend as part of a negotiation team to discuss Iran's nuclear program, and there's widespread speculation the U.S. is considering opening an Interests Section in the Iranian capital
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Geneva, Switzerland. The world's newest particle accelerator laboratory called the Large Hadron Collider is located near Geneva. Lisa Mullins speaks with Kate McAlpine, a science writer with the project and the author of a rap music video that explains the collider's goals.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Corner Brook in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Celtic music producer Brian O'Donovan samples some of the music being showcased there at the East Coast Music Awards (ECMA). It's a festival devoted to Atlantic Canada's diverse musical styles.
Some people learn science from books, and physics from looking at traces of tiny particles ... or, for the general public, you can just hook up your iPod. Kate McAlpine penned the 'Large Hadron Rap' months ago, and it's gotten 1.6 million views since hitting Youtube. McAlpine talks physics with the Takeaway from Geneva, Switzerland.