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Breaking News: UN: 'Massive evidence' of government war crimes found in Syria
   
Posted by: Nathan Salant

Geneva :: Switzerland | updated 2013-12-06 14:06:00 -0800 | humanitarian-news

Investigators have found "massive evidence" that Syria's government is responsible for war crimes committed during the country's three-year civil war, a top United Nations official said Monday. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay also said Monday that evidence...
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Breaking News: US, EU, Russia and Ukraine announce deal to de-escalate tensions in Ukraine
   
Posted by: JOHN-THOMAS DIDYMUS

Geneva :: Switzerland | updated 2014-04-20 16:02:17 -0700 | political-news

Ukraine, the United States, the European Union and Russia announced Thursday that they have reached a deal at the talks held in Geneva to de-escalate tensions in Ukraine. The Guardian reports that the parties agreed on "initial concrete steps to...
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Breaking News: Forced labor, slavery generate $150 billion annual illegal profits, says ILO
   
Posted by: Robert Myles

Geneva :: Switzerland | updated 2014-06-02 12:43:44 -0700 | humanitarian-news

Sex trafficking and sexual exploitation are major contributors to an international illegal trade generating $150 billion in illicit profits annually, according to a newly released study by the International Labour Organization. The figure quoted by the ILO report “Profits and...
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Breaking News: Geneva II conference: US and allies, not Iran, are major obstacles to peace in Syria
   
Posted by: JOHN-THOMAS DIDYMUS SelectMedia

Geneva :: Switzerland | updated 2014-01-23 15:49:42 -0800 | disasters-news

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced at a news conference Sunday that Iran has been invited to the Geneva II peace talks scheduled to start Tuesday in Montreux, Syria. But the United States objected to the invitation, saying Iran has...
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Breaking News: Michael Schumacher no longer in a coma, left French hospital
   
Posted by: Julie Johnson

Lausanne :: Switzerland | updated 2014-06-19 05:20:06 -0700 | sports-news

Michael Schumacher is reportedly out of a medically induced coma and has left the Grenoble hospital where he has been staying since last December, according to Yahoo! Sports. The seven-time former Formula One World Champion was placed in a coma...
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Breaking News: Study: Richest 85 people have the same wealth as poorest 3.5 billion
   
Posted by: JOHN-THOMAS DIDYMUS

Davos :: Switzerland | updated 2014-01-22 11:47:55 -0800 | political-news

A new study published ahead of the World Economic Forum conference in Davos, Switzerland, says that the richest 85 people in the world share a total wealth of about $1.64 trillion (£1 trillion), as much as what the poorest half...
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Breaking News: Hillary who? Kerry diplomacy train moves on to Syria (Opinion)
   
Posted by: Nathan Salant SelectMedia

Geneva :: Switzerland | updated 2013-11-30 13:57:30 -0800 | disasters-news

Diplomatic ink had barely dried on the US-Iran agreement when news came Monday that Syria's government and warring rebel groups would begin talking next month. In days, two of the world's most explosive situations had been at least partially defused....
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Breaking News: Green tea helps boost memory, finds Swiss study
   
Posted by: Nina Rai

Basel :: Switzerland | updated 2014-04-18 21:28:42 -0700 | health-news

Who would have ever thought drinking the ubiquitous green tea - popular as a health beverage - could also make one clever? Well, it does, finds a new study. Green tea has been one of the most researched fares in...
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Breaking News: What about the deal? Iran now says Western sanctions were illegal
   
Posted by: Nathan Salant SelectMedia

Davos :: Switzerland | updated 2014-01-29 12:21:05 -0800 | technology-news

Do world powers have a deal to dismantle Iran's nuclear capacity or not? The fact that we are still asking that question -- weeks after the agreement was announced -- does not bode well for the future of the deal...
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Breaking News: UN lifeline to Syrian city comes under fire despite ceasefire
   
Posted by: Nathan Salant

Geneva :: Switzerland | updated 2014-02-11 15:07:07 -0800 | humanitarian-news

A long-awaited United Nations convoy bringing direly needed food and medicine for thousands in the besieged Syrian city of Homs was fired on Saturday as it delivered aid. One driver for Syria's version of the Red Cross, which assisted with...
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Breaking News: Emergency aid stalls for beseiged Syrian city as peace talks begin
   
Posted by: Nathan Salant

Geneva :: Switzerland | updated 2014-02-01 15:29:03 -0800 | humanitarian-news

A convoy of food and other emergency aid for thousands of Syrians in the beseiged city of Homs remained stalled Tuesday, even as talks aimed at resolving the three-year-old civil war began in Geneva. The United Nations said it was...
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Breaking News: Pillay condemns continuing attacks on civilians in Gaza
   
Posted by: chnarendra

Geneva :: Switzerland | updated 2014-07-31 21:47:12 -0700 | disasters-news

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay strongly condemned the 30 July shelling by Israeli military forces of a UN school in Gaza sheltering people fleeing the violence, as well as other attacks on schools, hospitals, places of worship...
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Source: The Washington Times

Zurich :: Switzerland | updated 2014-07-31 17:44:20 -0700 | political-news

President Obama has been saying that Americans are doing a lot better than they were before he was sworn into office in 2009. It's a claim he's been repeating everywhere he goes, at party fundraising events and in nearly every...
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Source: The Conversation

Geneva :: Switzerland | updated 2014-07-31 13:55:04 -0700 | political-news

An increasing number of Australian parents are choosing International Baccalaureate (IB) programs over state curriculum options. This trend is particularly strong in the senior secondary years, where the IB Diploma has almost tripled in popularity since the early 2000s. Globally,...
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Source: BusinessInsider

Basel :: Switzerland | updated 2014-07-31 11:18:30 -0700 | health-news

Ebola is currently raging in West Africa, with at least 1,200 cases and about 672 deaths since the outbreak began in February, and controlling the disease's continued spread is the top goal of public health authorities. The virus already made...
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