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Number of women lawmakers doubles in 20 years, but stagnating

Number of women lawmakers doubles in 20 years, but stagnating

The share of women in the world's parliaments has almost doubled in the last two decades but progress seems to be stagnating, the International Parliamentary Union said Thursday.

   March 05, 2015 - 22:25 GMT
Fight extremism, but also injustices that fuel it: UN rights chief

Fight extremism, but also injustices that fuel it: UN rights chief

In their battle against terrorists, countries around the world must root out the injustices that fuel extremism and are used as recruiting tools, the UN human rights chief said Thursday.

   March 05, 2015 - 21:22 GMT
As Bugatti 'supercar' legend bows out, others wait in line

As Bugatti 'supercar' legend bows out, others wait in line

They have fighter jet-type accelerations, custom-made interiors and seven-figure price tags: supercars are centre stage at the Geneva Motor Show, even as one of its legendary stars is bowing out.

   March 05, 2015 - 17:12 GMT
Geneva Motor Show: Ford in focus

Geneva Motor Show: Ford in focus

One of the busiest stands at this year's Geneva Motorshow is Ford's, the centerpiece of which was the new Ford GT supercar.

   March 05, 2015 - 15:36 GMT
Merck-NewLink Ebola vaccine Phase III trial to start March 7

Merck-NewLink Ebola vaccine Phase III trial to start March 7

GENEVA/LONDON Reuters - Final stage of testing of an experimental Ebola vaccine being developed by Merck and NewLink Genetics will begin in Guinea on March 7, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.

   March 05, 2015 - 12:15 GMT
No new Ebola cases in Liberia last week: WHO

No new Ebola cases in Liberia last week: WHO

Ebola-ravaged Liberia has for the first time since last May gone a full week without reporting any new confirmed cases of the devastating virus, according to World Health Organization data.

   March 05, 2015 - 11:32 GMT

Iraq says Iran nuclear talks will lead to peaceful solution

GENEVA Reuters - Iraq believes that international negotiations on Iran's nuclear program will lead to a peaceful outcome, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said on Thursday.

   March 05, 2015 - 10:47 GMT
More Ebola in Guinea, Sierra Leone last week, no Liberia cases - WHO

More Ebola in Guinea, Sierra Leone last week, no Liberia cases - WHO

Guinea and Sierra Leone reported 132 new confirmed cases of Ebola in the week to March 1, an increase of 34 over the previous week, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.

   March 05, 2015 - 08:11 GMT
Geneva Motor Show: Outrageous off-roaders

Geneva Motor Show: Outrageous off-roaders

As demand grows for crossovers and SUVs, so does the need for the well-heeled buyer to stand out from the crowd as some of the most startling concepts at this year's Geneva Motor Show demonstrate.

   March 04, 2015 - 22:33 GMT
More Ebola in Guinea, Sierra Leone last week, no Liberia cases: WHO

More Ebola in Guinea, Sierra Leone last week, no Liberia cases: WHO

Guinea and Sierra Leone reported 132 new confirmed cases of Ebola in the week to March 1, an increase of 34 over the previous week, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.

   March 04, 2015 - 21:50 GMT
Slash sugar intake to fight obesity, tooth decay: WHO

Slash sugar intake to fight obesity, tooth decay: WHO

Adults and children must cut the amount of sugar they consume by as much as half in North America and Western Europe and even more in other areas to lower risk of obesity and tooth decay, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.

   March 04, 2015 - 17:14 GMT
PHOTOS: A walk through the glitz of the Geneva car show

PHOTOS: A walk through the glitz of the Geneva car show

GENEVA - Carmakers have found their swagger against after years of worrying about making cars cheaper and more fuel efficient.

   March 04, 2015 - 17:11 GMT
New Honda Civic breaks Na¼rburgring record

New Honda Civic breaks Na¼rburgring record

The new Honda Civic Type R hot hatchback, officially unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show on Wednesday, is now also officially the world's fastest front-wheel-drive car.

   March 04, 2015 - 16:24 GMT

Kerry says significant gaps remain in Iran talks

GENEVA Reuters - Significant gaps and important choices remain in talks on Iran's nuclear program, U.S Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday, after completing a round of talks over three days with Iranian Foreign Secretary Mohammad Javad Zarif.

   March 04, 2015 - 14:50 GMT

Rights groups criticize Azerbaijan ahead of European Games

GENEVA - With the opening of the inaugural European Games in Baku 100 days away, human rights groups on Wednesday called on host nation Azerbaijan to release political prisoners held on trumped up charges.

   March 04, 2015 - 14:36 GMT
5 cars getting attention at the Geneva auto show

5 cars getting attention at the Geneva auto show

GENEVA - Volkswagen's functional Passat family car may have taken top honors as car of the year at the annual Geneva motor show, but there is no doubt what visitors come to see at this glitzy gathering: high-end supercars.

   March 04, 2015 - 12:36 GMT
GENEVA AUTO SHOW PHOTO GALLERY: Speed and luxury dominate

GENEVA AUTO SHOW PHOTO GALLERY: Speed and luxury dominate

GENEVA, Switzerland - These cars may come with outrageous price tags, but it doesn't cost to goggle.

   March 03, 2015 - 17:53 GMT
Russia troubles hinder Ford, GM efforts to recover in Europe

Russia troubles hinder Ford, GM efforts to recover in Europe

GENEVA - Russia's sinking economy is putting up a major hurdle for Ford Motor Co. and General Motors as the U.S automakers fight to return to profitability in Europe after years of losses.

   March 03, 2015 - 16:52 GMT
Koenigsegg stuns with the world's most powerful production car

Koenigsegg stuns with the world's most powerful production car

The new Regera, unveiled at the Geneva Motor show on Tuesday, is the Swedish supercar company's first plug-in hybrid and it boasts four engines and a total output of 1782bhp.

   March 03, 2015 - 15:48 GMT

Executions top long U.N. list of human rights concerns in Iran

Iran had a deeply troubling number of executions last year and did not keep a promise to protect ethnic and religious minorities, the United Nations said on Tuesday in its annual report on Tehran's human rights record.

   March 03, 2015 - 13:15 GMT
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