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Global warming trends highlight 'enormous challenge' of meeting Paris climate pledge, WMO says

Jul 09 2020

GENEVA Global temperatures will continue to warm over the next five years, and may even temporarily rise to more than 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Thursday. | Video

Eight in race for top job at World Trade Organization

Jul 08 2020

GENEVA/BRUSSELS Eight candidates from Mexico to Moldova will vie for the top job at the World Trade Organization, seeking to convince its 164 members they can steer the body through intensifying global trade tensions and rising protectionism.

Climate battles are moving into the courtroom, and lawyers are getting creative

Jul 07 2020

LONDON/WASHINGTON/GENEVA Climate change may be having its day in court.

Siberia temperatures hit record for June as wildfires spread

Jul 07 2020

GENEVA/MOSCOW Temperatures in Arctic Siberia soared to a record average for June, more than 5 degrees Celsius (9°F) above normal, in a heat wave that is stoking some of the worst wildfires the region has ever known, European Union data showed on Tuesday.

World's e-waste 'unsustainable', says UN report citing China, India and U.S

Jul 02 2020

NEW DELHI/GENEVA Across the river from Delhi's Red Fort, the grim neighbourhood of Seelampur lives off what consumers in the modern world throw away - their broken or obsolete electronic and electrical goods.

WHO warns some nations still face 'long, hard' battle with COVID-19

Jul 01 2020

GENEVA Nations who fail to use every mechanism available to combat the still-raging novel coronavirus will struggle to beat it, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. | Video

WHO warns some nations still face 'long, hard' battle with COVID-19

Jul 01 2020

GENEVA Nations who fail to use every mechanism available to combat the still-raging novel coronavirus will struggle to beat it, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. | Video

UPDATE 1-WHO warns some nations still face "long, hard" battle with COVID-19

Jul 01 2020

GENEVA, July 1 Nations who fail to use every mechanism available to combat the still-raging novel coronavirus will struggle to beat it, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

Global tourism stands to lose up to $3.3 trillion from COVID-19: U.N. study

Jul 01 2020

GENEVA Global tourism revenues are expected to fall by up to $3.3 trillion due to COVID-19 restrictions, with the United States standing to lose the most, according to a U.N. study published on Wednesday.

Deal on fisheries possible in 2020, WTO chair and official say

Jun 30 2020

GENEVA The World Trade Organization (WTO) aims to secure an agreement on cutting fisheries subsidies this year, the chair of the talks and a WTO official said on Tuesday, despite the cancellation of a major meeting due to COVID-19.

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Long lines as Singaporeans in masks vote during pandemic

Singaporeans wearing masks and gloves queued to cast their ballots on Friday under the cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic that is pushing the city-state's economy towards its worst-ever recession, making saving jobs the focus of the election.