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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 RhΓ΄ne exits Lake Geneva, it is the capital of the Republic and Canton of Geneva.

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WHO chief looks forward to working with Biden [Video]

WHO chief looks forward to working with Biden

The World Health Organization chief has welcomed efforts to strengthen the Geneva-based body through reform and said that it was looking forward to working closely with the administration of U.S...

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Libya's rival factions sign UN-brokered 'permanent' ceasefire in Geneva [Video]

Libya's rival factions sign UN-brokered 'permanent' ceasefire in Geneva

Libya's two warring factions agreed to a permanent truce after five days of talks at the United Nations, which hailed the move as "historic".View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 03:16Published
Mediators meet in Geneva amid reports of new shelling in Nagorno-Karabakh [Video]

Mediators meet in Geneva amid reports of new shelling in Nagorno-Karabakh

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 03:01Published

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Chinese masks, or 'blue gold', arrive for Swiss hospitals

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Three people have coronavirus at U.S. mission in Geneva: official

Three people employed by the U.S. diplomatic mission in Geneva have contracted coronavirus, but are in "good condition", a spokesperson told Reuters on Thursday, declining to give specifics.
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Swiss court convicts British lawyer of defaming oil trader to MI5

A Geneva court found a British lawyer guilty of defamation and attempted extortion for writing letters to Western intelligence services accusing his former client, a Russian-led oil trader, of..
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Swiss anti-viral ban on large events hits Geneva car show head-on

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Coronavirus outbreak 'getting bigger', WHO says

The rapid rise in coronavirus raised fears of a pandemic on Friday, with six countries reporting their first cases, the World Health Organization warning it could spread worldwide and Switzerland..
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Coronavirus outbreak 'getting bigger', says WHO, warning of spread worldwide

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WHO warns of coronavirus spreading worldwide as five countries report first cases

The rapid spread of coronavirus raised fears of a pandemic on Friday, with five countries reporting their first cases, the World Health Organization warning it could spread worldwide and Switzerland..
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Geneva car show axed; coronavirus wipes $5 trillion off world markets

The rapid spread of coronavirus raised fears of a pandemic on Friday, with countries on three continents reporting their first cases and Swiss authorities cancelling the giant Geneva car show.
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China expects U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet to visit the country this year, including its restive Xinjiang region, its Geneva ambassador said on Wednesday.
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Eastern Libyan lawmakers not to join Geneva talks

Lawmakers based in areas of eastern Libya controlled by military commander Khalifa Haftar said on Monday they would not participate for now in peace talks with politicians allied to the internationally..
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Rival eastern Libya-based parliament suspends participation in Geneva peace talks

Lawmakers based in eastern Libya controlled by Khalifa Haftar will suspend their participation in political peace talks with counterparts allied to the internationally recognized administration, a..
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U.N. says Libya ceasefire talks back on track in Geneva

The United Nations said on Friday ceasefire talks were back on track between the forces fighting over Libya's capital, days after the internationally recognized government pulled out of the..
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Libya's internationally recognized government suspends ceasefire talks in Geneva

Libya's internationally recognized government suspended ceasefire talks hosted by the United Nations in Geneva after an attack on Tripoli port on Tuesday, the presidential council of the government..
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Advance team of WHO experts arrives in China to probe coronavirus

An advance World Health Organization team of medical experts arrived in China on Monday to investigate the coronavirus outbreak, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in Geneva.
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WHO advance team on coronavirus on way to China: Tedros tweet

An advance team of World Health Organization (WHO) experts has left for Beijing to investigate China's coronavirus epidemic, the Geneva-based agency said on Sunday.
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U.N. to host new Libya ceasefire talks after no deal in first round

Libya's warring parties will continue talks this month to try to reach a lasting ceasefire in a war for control of the capital Tripoli, the United Nations said on Saturday, after a first round in..
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U.N. Libya envoy says military rivals ready to negotiate in Geneva

The U.N. envoy to Libya said on Tuesday there was a "genuine will to start negotiating" between rival military factions as they planned to meet for the first time for talks in Geneva aimed at securing..
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U.N.-brokered Libya military talks begin in Geneva

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Factbox: What to watch from the WHO statement on the new coronavirus

A World Health Organization panel is meeting in Geneva on Thursday to assess the latest evolution in the new coronavirus, which has killed 170 people and spread from China to at least 16 other..
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U.N. says offices in Geneva, Vienna targeted by 'well-resourced' cyberattack last year

The United Nations said on Wednesday that its offices in Geneva and Vienna were targeted by an "apparently well-resourced" cyber attack in the middle of last year that exposed lists of user accounts,..
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Lights out for multilateralism? Alarm as U.N. faces cash squeeze

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Jobs for refugees a key focus of first global summit to address crisis

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

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

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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..
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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.
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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..
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Geneva prosecutors indict billionaire Steinmetz in Guinea corruption case

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

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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..
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