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Michael Shields

Europe, North America should learn from Asia on COVID-19 - WHO expert

Oct 19 2020

GENEVA Europe and North America should follow the example of Asian states by persevering with anti-COVID measures and quarantining anyone who comes into contact with infected people, a World Health Organization (WHO) expert said on Monday.

New Swiss chief negotiator seeks 'good will' to resolve EU impasse

Oct 14 2020

ZURICH Switzerland swapped out its chief negotiator with the European Union on Wednesday, aiming for what Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis called "new elan" in talks over a stalled bilateral treaty with its biggest trade partner.

After referendum win, Swiss face dilemma over stalled EU treaty

Sep 28 2020

ZURICH The Swiss government is sailing into rough waters as it seeks to tackle a new treaty on relations with the European Union, even though it won a weekend referendum against domestic eurosceptics seeking to strengthen curbs on immigration from the bloc.

Swiss voters clearly reject curbs on EU immigration

Sep 27 2020

ZURICH Swiss voters overwhelmingly rejected on Sunday a right-wing party's attempt to scrap a pact allowing the free movement of people from the European Union, opting for stability amid the economic uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

With echoes of Brexit, Swiss set to vote on immigration

Sep 23 2020

ZURICH Swiss voters will decide on Sunday whether to tear up a pact with the European Union on the free movement of people, after a referendum campaign that exposed rifts in society over foreigners who make up a quarter of the population.

AstraZeneca vaccine trial pause a 'wake-up call', says WHO

Sep 10 2020

ZURICH AstraZeneca's pause of an experimental vaccine for the coronavirus after the illness of a participant is a "wake-up call" but should not discourage researchers, the World Health Organization's (WHO) chief scientist said on Thursday.

AstraZeneca vaccine trial pause a "wake-up call", says WHO

Sep 10 2020

ZURICH AstraZeneca's pause of an experimental vaccine for the coronavirus after the illness of a participant is a "wake-up call" but should not discourage researchers, the World Health Organization's (WHO) chief scientist said on Thursday.

Global recovery could be faster if COVID vaccine made available to all: WHO chief

Aug 06 2020

GENEVA Economic recovery around the world could come faster if any COVID-19 vaccine is made available to all as a public good, World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Thursday.

Anxious WHO implores world to 'do it all' in long war on COVID-19

Aug 03 2020

GENEVA The World Health Organization warned on Monday that there might never be a "silver bullet" for COVID-19 in the form of a perfect vaccine and that the road to normality would be long, with some countries requiring a reset of strategy. | Video

Anxious WHO implores world to 'do it all' in long war on COVID-19

Aug 03 2020

GENEVA The World Health Organization warned on Monday that there might never be a "silver bullet" for COVID-19 in the form of a perfect vaccine and that the road to normality would be long, with some countries requiring a reset of strategy. | Video

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