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Tom Miles

Britain tells Canada and France to pull their weight on Ebola

Jul 15 2019

GENEVA Britain's international development minister Rory Stewart called on France and Canada on Monday to offer more help in tackling the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo.

U.N. says Yemeni warring sides agree port ceasefire moves

Jul 15 2019

GENEVA Yemen's warring parties have agreed new measures to enforce a ceasefire and facilitate a troop pullback from the flashpoint port of Hodeidah, the United Nations said on Monday.

Saudi Arabia and Russia among 37 states backing China's Xinjiang policy

Jul 15 2019

(This July 12 story corrects ambassador's name in the final paragraph)

Arctic wildfires in June equivalent to Sweden's annual emissions - U.N.

Jul 12 2019

GENEVA Arctic wildfires, some the size of 100,000 soccer pitches, emitted as much carbon dioxide (CO2) last month as the country of Sweden does in a whole year, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Friday.

Follow our model for 'happy' Xinjiang, China tells West

Jul 11 2019

GENEVA China said on Thursday its treatment of ethnic Muslims in "happy" and "secure" Xinjiang region was a model for other nations to follow despite a bombardment of Western criticism.

Japan denies imposing South Korean trade embargo at WTO

Jul 09 2019

GENEVA Japan denied imposing a trade embargo on South Korea on Tuesday, after a complicated diplomatic dispute that could disrupt global supplies of chips and smartphones erupted over forced labor in World War Two and banned trade with North Korea.

Japan denies imposing South Korean trade embargo at WTO

Jul 09 2019

GENEVA Japan denied imposing a trade embargo on South Korea on Tuesday, after a complicated diplomatic dispute that could disrupt global supplies of chips and smartphones erupted over forced labour in World War Two and banned trade with North Korea.

UPDATE 1-Japan denies imposing South Korean trade embargo at WTO

Jul 09 2019

GENEVA, July 9 Japan denied imposing a trade embargo on South Korea on Tuesday, after a complicated diplomatic dispute that could disrupt global supplies of chips and smartphones erupted over forced labour in World War Two and banned trade with North Korea.

WHO keeps key lung cancer drugs off its essential medicines list

Jul 09 2019

GENEVA/ZURICH The world's master list of recommended medicines got an update on Tuesday when the World Health Organization (WHO) published a biennial revision, adding 28 drugs including an abortion pill but leaving out several breakthrough treatments for lung cancer.

U.N. says Libyan guards reportedly shot at migrants fleeing air strikes

Jul 04 2019

GENEVA/TRIPOLI The United Nations said on Thursday it had information that Libyan guards shot at refugees and migrants trying to flee from air strikes that killed at least 53 people, including six children, in a migrant detention center. | Video

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