Heads of state attended the G7 summit in La Malbaie, Quebec, on June 9, 2018. Top row: European Council president Donald Tusk, UN Secretary-General António Guterres, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde. Bottom row: Seychelles President Danny Faure, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. US president Donald Trump’s recent protectionist moves were at the top of the agenda.
After the G7 fiasco, it's clear that a trade war is in the making. US justifications of "national security concerns" for its tariffs suggest a legitimate target for EU countermeasures: coal.
A family crosses a flooded street in Pakistan.
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To address environmental degradation, including climate change, it is essential to take into account human rights and migration. Hybrid international law and regional thinking are both essential.
Better local governance can make classrooms happier and more productive.
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Local governance can have a real effect - positive or negative - on the quality of schooling.
Replanting forests in China is a great initiative but it can also prove to be disastrous for water management.
China has successfully implemented afforestation to counter desertification. But, today, it faces another risk: its waters are declining.
High entry costs for business are strongly correlated with the size of the unofficial economy.
Indonesia's shadow economy – a range of activities not included in the national accounts –
is keeping the country back from reaching its tax revenue potential.
Semakin besar jumlah uang tunai yang beredar, semakin besar ekonomi bawah tanah, dengan asumsi transaksi bawah tanah umumnya terjadi dalam betuk pembayaran tunai, sehingga tidak meninggalkan jejak untuk pejabat berwenang.
Ekonomi bawah tanah-berbagai aktivitas yang tidak masuk pencatatan negara-menghambat Indonesia mencapai potensi penerimaan pajak
Santiago, the capital of Chile, is a hub for international corporate headquarters and local startups.
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The 2017 Global Innovation Index shows that most countries in Latin America and the Caribbean could do much more to tap their innovation potential
Climate crusaders: President Macron, right, with Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg after a June 2 meeting at the Elysee Palace, following the US withdrawal from the Paris agreement.
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International problems and local policies are integrally interwoven, whether the nationalists in Washington like it or not.
Refugees or migrants? When it comes to children who cross international borders without papers, there’s no easy answer.
There are refugees, there are migrants and then there are the millions of people who live in legal limbo because they defy easy categorisation. But everyone is just looking for a place to call home.
Chancellor Merkel and former U.S. President Obama at the German Protestant ‘Kirchentag’, Berlin, May 2017.
With the US administration sending isolationist signals, Germany stands to gain from the global power vacuum.
UN member states are holding consultations as part of the development of a Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.
In a changing and unsettled world, migration can be a greater-than-ever contributor to development for communities of origin, destination areas, and for the migrants themselves.
Bill Nye the Science Guy leads a crowd of scientists in the April 22 2017 March on Science in Washington, DC.
Scientists from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe take on the White House with facts from the ground they stand on.
Cash on hand helps poor families climb out of poverty.
A new study shows that conditional cash transfers have helped Ecuador's poorest households climb out of poverty. When that money was paired with capital to invest, people fared even better.
In Europe, scientists will be marching on Earth Day largely as a sign of support for their silenced American colleagues.
Scientists are marching in 500 cities across the globe to protest US president Donald Trump's anti-science policies and make their voices heard.
There is no longer any good reason to waste any type of water. We have the technology to turn waste water into a vital resource.
Worldwide, farmers are already using untreated waste water to irrigate their crops. Here's how to mitigate the danger.
The invention of the flush toilet was probably one of the most unsustainable innovations in human history.
The Dutch electorate is divided on issues of immigration and identity.
Single-issue parties and inflammatory rhetoric are causing extreme fragmentation in Dutch politics.
Rapid response teams cross farmland in the battle to regain Mosul.
Even when ISIS is defeated, unless different groups can repair their relationship, violent extremism will remain, and peace in Iraq will stay elusive.
Donald Trump is only the most recent in a long line of US presidents who have overestimated their ability to manage the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.