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Argentine meteorologist becomes first female head of UN weather agency

Jun. 01, 2023 08:06 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A leading Argentine meteorologist has been elected as the first female head of the United Nations weather agency. The World Meteorological Organization said Celeste Saulo received the necessary two-thirds backing from member states Thursday. Saulo has...

UN agency: 2M killed, $4.3 trillion in damages from extreme weather over past half-century

May. 22, 2023 07:50 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The economic damage of weather- and climate-related disasters continues to rise, even as improvements in early warning have helped reduce the human toll, the U.N. weather agency said Monday. The World Meteorological Organization, in an updated report, tallied nearly...

UN migration agency elects American as 1st woman director

May. 15, 2023 10:49 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. migration agency says Amy Pope of the United States has been elected as its next director general. She will be the first woman to head the International Organization for Migration. Pope currently serves as the deputy of Director General Antonio...

American Amy Pope has been elected as the first woman to head the U.N.'s migration agency

May. 15, 2023 10:25 AM EDT
GENEVA (AP) — American Amy Pope has been elected as the first woman to head the U.N.'s migration agency.

Election at UN migration agency pits its European chief against his American deputy

May. 14, 2023 07:34 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — He’s European. She’s American. He runs the U.N. migration agency. She wants his job. International Organization for Migration director-general Antonio Vitorino of Portugal faces what could be a tight race against his Biden administration-backed deputy, Amy Pope,...

Swiss villagers told to evacuate over Alpine rockslide alert

May. 10, 2023 15:45 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Authorities in eastern Switzerland ordered residents of the tiny village of Brienz to evacuate by Friday evening because geology experts say a mass of 2 million cubic meters of Alpine rock looming overhead could break loose and spill down in the coming weeks. Local...

Christie's sale of Austrian heiress' jewels stirs criticism

May. 09, 2023 10:29 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Christie’s is auctioning a staggering 700 pieces of jewelry from the collection of the late Heidi Horten, an Austrian heiress whose German husband built a retail empire starting in the 1930s — in part from department stores and other assets sold by desperate Jews as they fled...

Helpful hand? Activist glues palm to podium on live Swiss TV

May. 01, 2023 12:44 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — An environmental activist stormed the set of a Swiss television debate and glued himself to a podium while live on air, only to be extracted, heels dragging, a few minutes later. Local station Leman Bleu had erected the red-carpet set in a historic arcade much...

STMicroelectronics: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

Apr. 27, 2023 05:10 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — GENEVA (AP) — STMicroelectronics NV (STM) on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $1.04 billion. On a per-share basis, the Geneva-based company said it had net income of $1.10. The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of...

Swiss to end auto import tax exemption for electric cars

Apr. 05, 2023 11:06 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The Swiss government said Wednesday that it plans to impose an automobile import tax on electric cars, which so far have been exempted from the charge, starting next year. The governing Federal Council said the move was meant to counter a fall in income from the auto...