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Cyprus president in Athens before Geneva talks

Apr. 21, 2021 06:30 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The president of the ethnically divided island nation of Cyprus met with Greece’s prime minister on Wednesday before informal talks to be held in Switzerland next week. The Geneva talks will be attended by representatives of Turkish Cypriots and...

Federer to play the French Open, preparing for it at Geneva

Apr. 18, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Roger Federer announced Sunday he will play at the French Open, and the Swiss star is preparing for it on home clay at a tournament in Geneva next month. The 20-time Grand Slam champion revealed his plans on his official Twitter page. ...

Thousands flee attacks in Nigeria, clashes continue, says UN

Apr. 16, 2021 07:42 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — U.N. agencies said Friday that tens of thousands of Nigerians are fleeing deadly attacks by armed groups and the continuing clashes between the rebels and national forces in the country's troubled northeastern Borno state. The latest rebel attack on...

Swiss program plots post-COVID future for science, diplomacy

Apr. 13, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — With COVID-19, space exploration and climate change high on many minds, a so-called “do tank” in Geneva, bankrolled by Switzerland's government, is gearing up to develop long-term scientific projects, ranging from a global court for scientific disputes to a Manhattan...

World trade body chief says vaccine inequity 'unacceptable'

Apr. 01, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the World Trade Organization called Thursday for expanded capability in developing countries to manufacture vaccines, saying the gaping imbalance in access to coronavirus vaccines that mostly favors rich, developed countries was unacceptable. ...

China outlines COVID-origin findings, ahead of WHO report

Mar. 26, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese officials briefed diplomats Friday on the ongoing research into the origin of COVID-19, ahead of the expected release of a long-awaited report from the World Health Organization. The briefing appeared to be an attempt by China to get out its view...

1 report, 4 theories: Scientists mull clues on virus' origin

Mar. 25, 2021 08:48 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — A team of international and Chinese scientists is poised to report on its joint search for the origins of the coronavirus that sparked a pandemic after it was first detected in China over a year ago — with four theories being considered, and one the clear frontrunner,...

Top UN rights body approves greater scrutiny of Sri Lanka

Mar. 23, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The Human Rights Council on Tuesday adopted resolutions calling on the office of the U.N. human rights chief to step up its monitoring of the situation in Sri Lanka and urging Israel's government to ensure that Palestinian areas have “non-discriminatory” access to COVID-19...

WHO expert: Virus study to have unanimity despite pressure

Mar. 18, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The head of a World Health Organization team working with Chinese colleagues to finish a long-awaited report into the origins of the coronavirus acknowledged its authors could face “pressures” but insisted the final product will have a unanimous green light from all of the...

UN says international diplomacy crucial to end Syria's war

Mar. 18, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Syria said Monday that international diplomacy is crucial to end Syria’s 10-year war and it’s important to establish a new format to bring together key nations with an influence on the conflict, including the United States, Russia, Iran,...