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Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi drops off U.N. agenda in Geneva next week

Feb 21 2019

GENEVA Myanmar will be represented by a government minister at a U.N. conference in Geneva next week, and not by the country's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, according to the latest agenda for the meeting on Thursday.

Congo's Ebola outbreak to last at least six more months: WHO

Nov 14 2018

GENEVA The Ebola outbreak in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, which has already killed more than 200 people, is expected to last until mid-2019, a senior World Health Organization official said on Tuesday. | Video

Yemen peace talks on hold as U.N. mediator awaits Houthi team

Sep 06 2018

GENEVA U.N.-mediated Yemen peace talks hung in the balance as the government delegation warned that it would leave on Friday if representatives of the Houthi movement had not shown up.

'This is taking an awfully long time!', says scientist before assisted suicide

May 10 2018

BASEL A 104-year-old Australian scientist killed himself in Switzerland on Thursday by lethal injection in an assisted suicide he hoped would trigger more lenient euthanasia laws in his home country. | Video

U.N. calls for Syria ceasefire, says it is 'very possible'

Feb 13 2018

GENEVA The United Nations is pursuing diplomacy at the highest level to get a ceasefire in Syria, where the besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta is at "breaking point" and Idlib governorate is a "catastrophe", a senior U.N. official said on Tuesday.

Up to 26 million euros taken in Swiss van heist - French police source

Feb 09 2018

CHAVORNAY, Switzerland An armoured van was held up in Switzerland by masked men whose accomplices had taken the daughter of one of the security guards hostage in neighbouring France, police in the Swiss canton of Vaud said on Friday.

Must be the mountain air: yet again, Swiss have world's most competitive economy

Sep 26 2017

GENEVA Switzerland is the world's most competitive economy for a ninth straight year, the Geneva-based World Economic Forum said on Wednesday.

Swiss chainsaw attacker arrested after international manhunt

Jul 26 2017

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland Swiss police on Tuesday arrested a 50-year-old man a day after he stormed into an insurance office wielding a chainsaw and wounded two staff members, bringing an end to a two-day manhunt that had also involved German police. | Video

Britons cry for London fire victims as death toll rises to 79

Jun 19 2017

LONDON The death toll from a fire that ravaged a London tower block last week has risen to 79, police said on Monday, as the government tried to show it was improving its handling of a tragedy that has angered the public. | Video

Swiss spy agency defends practices after German arrest in tax case

May 02 2017

BERN Switzerland's Federal Intelligence Service (FIS) on Tuesday defended its efforts to combat theft of business secrets after a Swiss man was arrested in Germany on suspicion of working for the spy agency.

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