Latest Geneva News

Israel, US decry rights monitor's remarks as 'antisemitic'

Jul. 28, 2022 16:33 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Israel, the United States and Britain on Thursday criticized an expert commissioned by the U.N. human rights body to examine the situation in the Middle East, accusing him of antisemitic remarks. Miloon Kothari was quoted in the media as questioning Israel’s right...

UN envoy: Syria talks in Switzerland 'no longer possible'

Jul. 18, 2022 18:41 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Syria has expressed regret that talks between the government and opposition scheduled to start on July 25 in Geneva “are no longer possible,” reportedly because President Bashir Assad’s government contends that Switzerland is not neutral...

As 'Run 3' begins, CERN touts discovery of exotic particles

Jul. 05, 2022 15:56 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The physics lab that’s home to the world’s largest atom smasher announced on Tuesday the observation of three new “exotic particles” that could provide clues about the force that binds subatomic particles together. The observation of a new type of pentaquark...

Ukrainian mathematician awarded prestigious Fields Medal

Jul. 05, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Ukrainian mathematician Maryna Viazovska was named Tuesday as one of four recipients of the prestigious Fields Medal, which is often described as the Nobel Prize in mathematics. The International Mathematical Union said Viazovska, who holds the chair in number theory...

Protesters storm into parliament building in eastern Libya

Jul. 01, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Demonstrators broke into the building that houses the eastern Libya-based parliament in Tobruk on Friday, setting fire to parts of it amid protests over months of failed efforts to set the divided country on a path toward elections. One witness, Taher...

Couples wed as Swiss same-sex marriage law takes effect

Jul. 01, 2022 09:28 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Lesbian and gay couples in Switzerland rejoiced as they legally tied the knot Friday when the rich Alpine nation formally joined many other western European countries in allowing same-sex marriage, with some saying better late than never. The first same-sex marriages...

UN: Libya rival officials fail to agree on election criteria

Jun. 30, 2022 11:37 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — After two days of U.N.-mediated talks in Geneva, two senior Libyan officials from the country's rival camps failed to reach an agreement on a constitutional framework for national elections, the United Nations envoy to Libya said Thursday. According to Stephanie...

Libyan rival officials meet for UN-led talks on elections

Jun. 28, 2022 07:49 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Two senior Libyan officials began two days of talks Tuesday on constitutional arrangements for elections, the latest U.N. effort to bridge gaps between the country’s rivals. Aguila Saleh, the influential speaker of the country's east-based parliament, and Khaled...

UN urges Libya's rivals to agree on elections this week

Jun. 27, 2022 21:48 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. political chief urged Libya’s rival factions on Monday to agree on measures governing the transition to elections during talks in Geneva later this week, expressing hope this will lead to long-awaited voting “at the earliest possible date.” ...

Swiss intel service: Watch out for redeployed Russian spies

Jun. 27, 2022 10:55 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The Swiss intelligence service says authorities should do whatever they can to prevent Russian spies who have been expelled from Western countries after President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine turning up in countries like Switzerland. The Federal Intelligence...