US wins WTO case against China over grain exports
WASHINGTON (AP) — The World Trade Organization handed the United States a win Thursday in a trade dispute with China, ruling that Beijing did not fairly administer quotas on U.S. wheat, rice and...
GENEVA (AP) — A candidate who lost an election in Asia to join the FIFA Council this month has filed a formal complaint accusing Olympic powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah of "threats and...
GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on Ebola outbreak in Congo (all times local):
The World Health Organization says that while the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo is of "deep concern"...
GENEVA (AP) — Britons wondering what life could be like outside the European Union might consider how the Swiss, Turks or Norwegians have fared: They know well the benefits and headaches of being...
BANGKOK (AP) — The main United Nations human rights agency expressed concern Friday about an upsurge in fighting between Myanmar's army and guerrillas of the Rakhine minority's Arakan Army,...
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Former German soccer federation president Reinhard Grindel could be in trouble with customs officials because of an undeclared luxury watch.
GENEVA (AP) — Two independent U.N. human rights experts are denouncing moves by big investment and private equity firms to buy up affordable and low-income homes to the detriment of tenants,...
GENEVA (AP) — The United States on Tuesday blocked a meeting of the World Trade Organization's dispute body, gumming up its operations over the Trump administration refusal to recognize the...
GENEVA (AP) — Japan's ambassador to the United Nations-backed Conference on Disarmament says his country has not developed fully autonomous weapons systems and has no plans to do...
Cornell plant program releases 5 fancy grape tomatoes
GENEVA, N.Y. (AP) — A colorful collection of stellar new grape tomato varieties has been released by Cornell University's plant-breeding program.
Little headway as UN ends 2nd talks over Western Sahara
GENEVA (AP) — U.N.-mediated talks aimed at resolving a decades-old standoff over Western Sahara failed to make headway on the key issue about how to provide for "self-determination" for the...
GENEVA (AP) — The top U.N. human rights body on Friday requested a larger presence in Palestinian areas following an investigation that found Israeli soldiers may have committed war crimes in a...
GENEVA (AP) — A panel convened by the World Health Organization said it would be "irresponsible" for scientists to use gene editing for reproductive purposes, but stopped short of calling for a...
GENEVA (AP) — Government experts from 25 countries have opened a meeting to look at ways of preventing an arms race in space, amid uncertainty whether some of the world's biggest powers will...
Chinese envoy calls Muslim detention centers ‘campuses’
GENEVA (AP) — A top Chinese diplomat claimed Friday that detention centers for Muslims in China's western province of Xinjiang are "campuses, not camps" and said they are eventually going to be...
GENEVA (AP) — Attacks on Ebola treatment centers in eastern Congo threaten to reverse the gains being made against the current outbreak of the deadly virus, the director-general of the World...
GENEVA (AP) — The head of Saudi Arabia's Human Rights Commission said Thursday that judicial authorities in the oil-rich kingdom have held three court sessions over the killing of Washington Post...
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GENEVA (AP) — Israeli authorities have opened criminal investigations of the deaths of 11 Palestinians who were killed by Israeli fire during protests along the Gaza border in the past year, a...
GENEVA (AP) — If you want to ride like Vlad — Russian President Vladimir Putin, that is — this may be the limo for you.
At the Geneva auto show, Russian automaker Aurus has trotted out a...
GENEVA (AP) — The most expensive new car ever sold is a one-off Bugatti luxury sports car that has gone for 16.7 million euros ($18.9 million).
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Health workers battling Ebola in eastern Congo are facing "a climate of deepening community mistrust" nearly seven months after the outbreak began, Doctors Without Borders...
GENEVA (AP) — If you like gawking at breathtaking sports cars with enormous engines, flowing aerodynamics and expensive carbon-fiber bodies, then you are in the right place at the Geneva...
GENEVA (AP) — For years, there have been lots of electric cars proudly rolled out at auto shows but few on the streets or at dealers. That could be about to change.
The Latest: VW gives dune buggy an electric makeover
GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the Geneva auto show (all times local):
Volkswagen is giving the renowned dune buggy a makeover for a digitized and environmentally-conscious era,...
GENEVA (AP) — Carmakers at the Geneva International Motor Show are unveiling new electric vehicles they hope will transform the industry as well as the high-end sports cars that are a fixture at...
Electric Jaguar wins Car of the Year in Europe
GENEVA (AP) — The electric Jaguar I-Pace won the Car of the Year award in Europe on Monday, the first time the storied British brand has been bestowed the prize just as Brexit looms over the...
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FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Carmakers are hoping to give consumers a glimpse of the future at this year's Geneva auto show as they roll out new electric cars and try to re-energize an industry...
CHICAGO (AP) — Travelers passing through Chicago's Midway International Airport last week may have been exposed to measles.
The Illinois Department of Public Health says an unvaccinated...
New lab for grape research to be built in Finger Lakes
GENEVA, N.Y. (AP) — A federal lab for grape research will be built in New York's wine country.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer announced $68.9 million in funding to build a new...
The Latest: Charity: More money for bombs than aid in Yemen
GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the pledging conference on Yemen (all times local):
An international charity says pledges of donations for humanitarian work in Yemen fall short...
South Korea: More needed than just end to North Korea tests
GENEVA (AP) — South Korea's top diplomat said Monday that an end to North Korea's nuclear and missile tests would be good, but "just the beginning," after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would...
UN body expresses concern over executions in Egypt
CAIRO (AP) — A U.N. human rights body has expressed concerns about a recent spike of executions in Egypt, following several death sentences handed down amid allegations of the use of torture to...
Avalanche hits skiers at Swiss resort; 4 rescued so far
GENEVA (AP) — An afternoon avalanche swept up skiers as it rumbled across a slope at a popular Swiss Alps ski resort Tuesday, sparking a hurried search that rescued four people and extended into...
New UN Syria envoy sees opportunity in constitution process
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The new U.N. envoy for Syria said Friday that the long-delayed formation of a committee to draft a new constitution for Syria is "a potential door-opener for the political process" and he hopes to see it meet in Geneva "as soon as possible."
UN expert: Saudis held another hearing in Khashoggi probe
GENEVA (AP) — Saudi Arabia quietly held a second court hearing for 11 people facing charges over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, an independent U.N. human rights expert said, criticizing the kingdom for its lack of transparency in the proceedings over the grisly slaying.
Agnes Callamard, the U.N. special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, said she learned of the hearing during her first visit to Turkey last week to investigate the murder.
Swiss close case against son of Equatorial Guinea leader
BERLIN (AP) — Swiss prosecutors say they have closed an investigation involving the son of the president of Equatorial Guinea and two other people.
Geneva prosecutors opened the probe on suspicions of money laundering and mismanagement of public assets in 2016. They seized 25 cars in Geneva and a yacht in the Netherlands.
Unblocking naked Venus: Facebook OKs museum nudes after all
GENEVA (AP) — It seems Facebook can be friends with a topless Venus after all.
The social media giant said Tuesday it mistakenly blocked a museum in Switzerland from using images of two statues — a marble Venus and a bronze of a nude, kneeling man — to promote an upcoming exhibit.
The Museum of Art and History in Geneva had protested Facebook's citing of nudity concerns to keep the images off. The two statues are part of the exhibit.
Statue of limitations? Facebook draws line over museum nudes
GENEVA (AP) — A Geneva art museum says Facebook prohibited it from promoting an upcoming exhibit with images of two statues — a half-naked Venus and a nude, kneeling man.
The Museum of Art and History took to Twitter to say it had wanted to post pictures of the statues on Facebook to promote the "Caesar and the Rhone" exhibit that opens Friday, but the social media platform "prevented us from it, because of their nudity."
UN says 29 children die fleeing Syria fighting last 2 months
BEIRUT (AP) — Nearly 30 children have died in eastern Syria over the past two months after making their way out of the last area controlled by the Islamic State group, a spokesman for the U.N. refugee agency said Friday.
Need for speed? Swiss court deals blow to police chase
GENEVA (AP) — Good cop? Bad cop! Switzerland's high court has upheld the conviction of a police officer who was fined for speeding — at nearly twice the limit — while chasing thieves who had blown up a bank teller machine in Geneva three years ago.
UN: Nearly 700 Venezuela arrests in a day mark 20-year high
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights office says security forces in Venezuela detained nearly 700 people in one day last week amid anti-government protests — the highest such tally in a single day in the country in at least 20 years.
Rights office spokesman Rupert Colville said Tuesday that 696 people were detained on Wednesday alone. Overall, some 850 were detained between Monday and Saturday, including 77 children.
Guilty plea entered by man accused in 2015 fatal shooting
GENEVA, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man was sentenced to 27 years in prison after pleading guilty for a fatal 2015 shooting outside a party.
Marquitte L. West of Aurora was set for a jury trial this week in Kane County Circuit Court. However, he pleaded guilty Monday to first-degree murder in the death of 23-year-old Derrick Page of Plainfield.
Chicago-area man sentenced to 181 years for child sex abuse
GENEVA, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man has been sentenced to 181 years in prison for child sexual abuse and assault.
Prosecutors say Kane County Judge Donald M. Tegeler Jr. on Friday sentenced 51-year-old Noel F. Buhay of Sugar Grove. Prosecutors called it "one of the longest sentences in Kane County in recent memory."
Explosion near US Consulate in Geneva; no injuries
GENEVA (AP) — An electrical fault triggered an explosion Wednesday near the U.S. Consulate in Geneva, police and officials said. The U.S. Embassy in the Swiss capital, Bern, issued a security alert over the blast, but no one was injured.
"The explosion was linked to an electrical junction box, cooled by oil. Repairs will take several hours," embassy authorities said in an emailed statement. "The area has been deemed safe by local police."
Authorities continue search for missing woman after 40 years
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The case of a missing Missouri woman hasn't been solved in more than four decades, but her family recently regained hope after authorities discovered a possible link with an unidentified body in a nearby cemetery.
UN health agency: Rising misconduct reports are ‘positive’
GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization said Friday that it's seeing increasing reports of misconduct reported by staffers within the U.N. health agency, describing the trend as "a positive thing."
WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said at a press briefing in Geneva the agency has been investigating misbehavior for "years and decades" and would continue to do so.
CERN lays out vision for next-generation particle collider
GENEVA (AP) — Scientists behind the world's largest atom smasher have laid out their multibillion-euro vision to build an even bigger one, in hopes of unlocking even more secrets of matter and the universe in the coming decades.
Officials at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, presented Tuesday their study for a "Future Circular Collider" inside a 100-kilometer (62-mile) circumference tunnel that could start operating in 2040.
Russia, US say no progress in nuclear arms pact dispute
GENEVA (AP) — Talks have made no progress in resolving the United States' intention to withdraw from a nuclear arms treaty, U.S. and Russian diplomats said Tuesday.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov met in Geneva with U.S. Undersecretary of State Andrea Thompson about the dispute over the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.