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Sudan's warring parties arrive in Geneva for UN-hosted talks on possible local cease-fires

Jul. 11, 2024 22:11 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Sudan’s warring parties have arrived in Geneva at the invitation of the United Nations to discuss the protection of civilians through possible local cease-fires, U.N. officials said Thursday. But one side did not show up for the talks on the first day. Senior...

Women gradually rise in Japanese politics but face deep challenges

Jul. 09, 2024 01:02 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Eight years ago, Yuriko Koike became the first woman to lead Tokyo, beating her male predecessor. She won her third term as governor Sunday, and one of her closest rivals was a woman. Multiple women competing for a top political office is still rare in Japan, which has...

Swiss inspect the damage after sudden storms flood roads, halt air traffic in Geneva

Jun. 26, 2024 09:43 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Clean-up crews and business owners were inspecting the damage Wednesday after sudden storms lashed southwestern Switzerland the previous night, sending torrents of water through roads and temporarily halting air traffic at Geneva's airport. In the lakeside town of...

A Swiss court sentences 4 members of the wealthy Hinduja family to up to 4 1/2 years for exploiting domestic workers

Jun. 21, 2024 11:55 AM EDT
GENEVA (AP) — A Swiss court sentences 4 members of the wealthy Hinduja family to up to 4 1/2 years for exploiting domestic workers.

UN says Israeli forces and Palestinian armed groups may have committed war crimes in a deadly raid

Jun. 11, 2024 12:59 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights office is citing possible war crimes by Israeli forces and Palestinian armed groups in connection with a deadly raid by Israeli forces that freed four hostages over the weekend and killed hundreds of Palestinians. Office spokesman Jeremy Laurence...

French citizen arrested in Moscow on charges of collecting military data

Jun. 06, 2024 15:17 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's top state criminal investigation agency on Thursday announced the arrest of a French citizen accused of collecting information on military issues, a move that comes as relations between Russia and France have grown increasingly tense over the fighting in Ukraine. ...

UN office says global public debt hit a record $97 trillion last year, nearly one-third of it owed by developing nations

Jun. 04, 2024 11:04 AM EDT
GENEVA (AP) — UN office says global public debt hit a record $97 trillion last year, nearly one-third of it owed by developing nations.

Efforts to draft a pandemic treaty falter as countries disagree on how to respond to next emergency

May. 24, 2024 18:38 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — A global treaty to fight pandemics like COVID is going to have to wait: After more than two years of negotiations, rich and poor countries have failed — for now — to come up with a plan for how the world might respond to the next pandemic. After COVID-19...

Djokovic loses Geneva semi and goes to French Open with no titles in 2024

May. 24, 2024 14:43 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Novak Djokovic will defend his French Open title in Paris still without a trophy this season after losing in the Geneva Open semifinals on Friday. The 44th-ranked Tomas Machac beat Djokovic 6-4, 0-6, 6-1 in the last clay-court event to prepare for Roland Garros, where...

Thousands of journalists have fled homelands due to repression, threats and conflict, UN expert says

May. 22, 2024 23:53 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Thousands of journalists have fled their home countries in recent years to escape political repression, save their lives and escape conflict – but in exile they are often vulnerable to physical, digital and legal threats, a U.N. investigator said Wednesday. ...