The bid required approval by all NATO members, including Turkey and Hungary which each won concessions.
The debate over who should succeed Jens Stoltenberg, a Norwegian former prime minister, has become complicated. It's also possible he could agree to a fourth contract extension.
Saulo, who has led Argentina's National Meteorological Service since 2014, is the first woman elected as WMO's chief.
The new technology accelerator, known by an acronym that shares its name with a storied goddess, quietly began taking shape a year before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Droughts, floods and heatwaves drove food insecurity and mass migration as communities on every continent were hit by massive costs, the World Meteorological Organization said.
The addition more than doubles the length of the 1,215 kilometers of borders that NATO member nations share with Russia. Finland and Russia share a 1,340-kilometer border.
The condemnation came from Australia, Canada, Iceland, Japan and New Zealand, along with 17 European nations.
Europe's leading human rights organization approved by majority vote a joint declaration that tries to appease Russia.
Scientists say the Arctic region is warming about twice as fast as the rest of the planet, but the Trump administration blocked a council statement from referring to that threat.
Protesters urged more attention to global weapons sales in the wake of a journalist's murder in a Saudi consulate at Istanbul.
The concept of a demilitarization zone, like the one planned for Idlib, goes back almost a half-millennium to Europe's rules on demolishing forts or prohibiting their reconstruction.
After calling NATO obsolete and suggesting America might not defend other alliance members, U.S. President Donald Trump demanded other members raise their defense spending.
The need for more science focused on the Southern Ocean was among the themes of the Polar 2018 conference about the Arctic, Antarctic and high altitude regions.
A World Health Organization commission ratcheted up pressure on governments to fight a worldwide epidemic of noncommunicable diseases, but couldn't agree on whether to recommend taxing sugar-sweetened beverages.