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Ebola death toll in three African countries hits 7,373: WHO

Ebola death toll in three African countries hits 7,373: WHO

GENEVA Reuters - The death toll from Ebola in the three worst-affected countries in West Africa has risen to 7,373 among 19,031 cases known to date there, the World Health Organization said on Saturday.

   December 20, 2014 - 13:33 GMT
Interview: Coelho says Sony hack threatens all

Interview: Coelho says Sony hack threatens all

GENEVA - Brazilian author Paulo Coelho says the Sony hack threatens us all if society doesn't enforce important values against anonymous terrorists.

   December 19, 2014 - 23:12 GMT

CERN nuclear physics lab admits Pakistan

GENEVA - The world's top particle physics lab has admitted Pakistan as an associate member.

   December 19, 2014 - 14:02 GMT
GSK Ebola vaccine trial seen moving to wider phase in February

GSK Ebola vaccine trial seen moving to wider phase in February

GENEVA Reuters - Trials of GlaxoSmithKline's experimental Ebola vaccine are likely to move to a second phase in February, later than previously suggested, after a meeting of national regulators said they needed more information.

   December 19, 2014 - 13:48 GMT

EU wants US embargo of Cuba to end but accepts will take time

The European Union, which once launched a lawsuit to try to break the U.S economic embargo on Cuba, said on Thursday it still wanted the blockade lifted but it was prepared to wait.

   December 18, 2014 - 18:24 GMT

Iran calls nuclear talks 'very useful'; next meeting in January

GENEVA Reuters - Iran's deputy foreign minister Abbas Araqchi said on Wednesday that he had very intense and very useful and helpful nuclear negotiations with major powers in Geneva.

   December 17, 2014 - 20:22 GMT

NewsBreak: Garcia resigns as FIFA prosecutor

GENEVA - The American lawyer who led the investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid process resigned from the FIFA ethics committee on Wednesday in protest over the handling of his findings.

   December 17, 2014 - 15:52 GMT

Geneva Conventions invoke rights of Palestinians

GENEVA - Nations belonging to the Geneva Conventions that govern rules of war and military occupations say international humanitarian law must be followed - and all serious violations investigated - in areas affected by conflict between Israel and Palestinians.

   December 17, 2014 - 13:33 GMT
British troops mistreated Iraq detainees: inquiry

British troops mistreated Iraq detainees: inquiry

London AFP - An inquiry on Wednesday ruled that UK troops mistreated nine Iraqi detainees in violation of the Geneva Convention following a fierce battle in 2004.

   December 17, 2014 - 13:18 GMT

Swiss UBS to delist shares, make holding company

GENEVA - Switzerland's largest bank U.SAG is moving to delist its shares from trading on exchanges in New York and Zurich as part of a reorganization to offer a safeguard against catastrophic losses.

   December 17, 2014 - 11:09 GMT

What's next in World Cup bid corruption case

GENEVA - Russia and Qatar appear to be the big winners on the day American prosecutor Michael Garcia lost his appeal against FIFA.

   December 16, 2014 - 17:35 GMT

UN envoy urges future focus to cut disaster risks

GENEVA - A decade since a tsunami killed 230,000 people in Southeast Asia, the United Nations' top official for dealing with natural disasters says the world must do more to prepare for extreme weather.

   December 16, 2014 - 11:04 GMT
'Bomb threat' causes delays at Zurich airport

'Bomb threat' causes delays at Zurich airport

Geneva AFP - A bomb threat caused flight delays and the partial shut-down of Switzerland's main airport in Zurich before security forces gave the all-clear, reports and officials said.

   December 16, 2014 - 02:59 GMT
Ebola toll rises to more than 6,800

Ebola toll rises to more than 6,800

More than 6,800 people have now died from the Ebola virus, almost all of them in west Africa, the World Health Organization said Monday.

   December 15, 2014 - 19:59 GMT
Iran's Rouhani says will try to clinch nuclear deal as talks with U.S. resume

Iran's Rouhani says will try to clinch nuclear deal as talks with U.S. resume

GENEVA/DUBAI Reuters - President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that he would try to clinch a nuclear deal with world powers despite opposition from some quarters in Iran.

   December 15, 2014 - 18:11 GMT

Shock treatment: what's missing from Sierra Leone's Ebola response

The failure of Sierra Leone's strategy for fighting Ebola may be down to a missing ingredient: a big shock that could change people's behavior and finally prevent further infection.

   December 15, 2014 - 15:43 GMT
US, Iran hold new nuclear talks in Geneva

US, Iran hold new nuclear talks in Geneva

Senior officials from the United States and Iran resumed talks on Monday over Tehran's disputed nuclear programme, a diplomatic source said, three weeks after world powers missed a deadline for reaching a deal.

   December 15, 2014 - 15:39 GMT

UN says death toll in eastern Ukraine up to 4,707

GENEVA - The U.N. human rights office says at least 4,707 people have been killed and 10,322 wounded in the conflict-affected areas of eastern Ukraine.

   December 15, 2014 - 12:06 GMT
Last-16 draw kicks off real Champions League race

Last-16 draw kicks off real Champions League race

GENEVA - With the group stage over, the Champions League enters the next phase when the last-16 knockout draw is made on Monday.

   December 14, 2014 - 20:56 GMT
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