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Large city in Switzerland

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Geneva: Large city in Switzerland
Geneva is the second-most populous city in Switzerland and the most populous city of Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Situated where the Rhรดne exits Lake Geneva, it is the capital of the Republic and Canton of Geneva.

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Egypt seeks to parry rights criticism after mass arrests

Egypt has been trying to deflect criticism of its human rights record and prison conditions ahead of a U.N. review in Geneva on Wednesday that comes in the wake of thousands of new arrests.
Reuters - Published

Syrian talks to reconvene in Geneva on November 25: U.N. envoy

A U.N. backed panel on Syria will meet again in Geneva later in November, the U.N. Special Envoy said on Friday, after it met for the first time seeking political reconciliation following 8-1/2 years..
Reuters - Published

U.N. envoy to meet Turkey, Iran and Russia foreign ministers in Geneva

U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen said on Monday that he would meet foreign ministers from Turkey, Iran and Russia in Geneva on Tuesday, a day ahead of the first meeting of Syria's..
Reuters - Published

Syria ceasefire holding ahead of Constitutional Committee: U.N. envoy tells Reuters

A ceasefire in northeast Syria seems to be holding "by and large", as major powers gather in Geneva ahead of the first meeting of Syria's Constitutional Committee next week, the U.N. Special Envoy told..
Reuters - Published

Syrian Kurd sets himself on fire outside U.N. refugee agency: police

A Syrian Kurdish man in his 30s set himself on fire outside the United Nations refugee agency headquarters in Geneva on Wednesday and was quickly airlifted to hospital after the flames were..
Reuters - Published

Russia's Putin revokes Geneva convention protocol on war crimes victims

Russian President Vladimir Putin has revoked an additional protocol to the Geneva Conventions related to the protection of victims of international armed conflicts, a Russian parliamentary website..
Reuters - Published

Australian advocates travel to UN to highlight discrimination against migrants with disabilities

A group of Australians with disabilities have travelled to Geneva to tell a UN committee about their experiences of discrimination and call on the government for more support for the community.
SBS - Published

Steinmetz will fight corruption charges in Geneva court: lawyer

Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz rejects Swiss corruption charges against him in connection with winning mining contracts in Guinea and will appear in court to fight them, his Geneva lawyer told..
Reuters - Published

Geneva prosecutors indict billionaire Steinmetz in Guinea corruption case

A Swiss prosecutor said on Monday he was seeking prison terms for Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz and two associates over the alleged payment of bribes linked to the allocation of mining licences in..
Reuters - Published

An ex-Manus detainee has blasted Australia at the UN Human Rights Council

Abdul Aziz Muhamat has addressed the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
SBS - Published

'Refugees are being destroyed': Ex-Manus detainee blasts Australia at UN meeting

Abdul Aziz Muhamat has addressed the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
SBS - Published

Teens stand in cage outside U.N. building to protest U.S. immigration policy

Teenagers stood inside a metal cage outside U.N. headquarters in Geneva on Monday to punctuate a protest by American and Mexican activists demanding that migrant children in U.S. custody be reunited..
Reuters - Published

U.N. rights boss welcome in China, including Xinjiang, envoy says

China's envoy in Geneva said on Thursday that he hoped U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet would visit China, including Xinjiang, where he said "education training centers" were helping to stamp..
Reuters - Published

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