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Libyan factions sign countrywide UN-brokered cease-fire

GENEVA (AP) — The rival sides in Libya’s conflict signed a permanent cease-fire Friday, a deal the United Nations billed as historic after years...

UK police recover stolen Ming dynasty vase worth $3 million

LONDON (AP) — British police say they have recovered a 15th-century Chinese vase valued at 2.5 million pounds ($3.3 million) that was stolen in...

WHO Africa: New rapid tests a ‘game changer’ against COVID

GENEVA (AP) — Health officials in Africa say the rollout of rapid diagnostic tests for COVID-19 could be a “game changer” for their fight...

Nonprofit app aims to help unblock global air travel

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A nonprofit foundation is testing a smartphone app that could make it easier for international airline passengers to securely show...

Swiss fear rise in COVID-19 cases could overburden hospitals

GENEVA (AP) — The Swiss health minister said coronavirus case counts and hospitalizations were doubling every week, warning of the prospect of overburdened hospitals...

The Latest: UMass-Marshall football game set for Nov. 7

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ...

Swiss hospital chief warns of rough ride as virus returns

GENEVA (AP) — As coronavirus sweeps across Europe, the head of the biggest hospital in Switzerland, a rich country with one of the world's...

Europe Today: Closing schools is latest front in virus fight

PRAGUE (AP) — Dark splotches that indicate zones of high coronavirus contagion are staining maps of Europe blood red as governments scramble to prevent...

More masks, less play: Europe tightens rules as virus surges

GENEVA (AP) — Governments across Europe are ratcheting up restrictions to try to beat back a resurgence of the coronavirus that has sent new...

Switzerland says Swiss hostage in Mali has been killed

GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland’s Foreign Ministry said Friday that a Swiss woman who was held hostage in Mali has been killed by an Islamist...

French hostage freed in Mali arrives home in France

PARIS (AP) — A 75-year-old French aid worker held hostage for four years by Islamic extremists in Mali was reunited Friday with her grandchildren...

To dodge sanctions Venezuela turns to Asia asphalt giant

MIAMI (AP) — Back in January, a yearlong campaign of U.S. sanctions was taking its toll at Venezuela’s state-run oil company. Many of PDVSA’s...

South Korean, Nigerian chosen as finalists for top WTO job

GENEVA (AP) — The World Trade Organization says South Korea’s trade minister and a Harvard-trained former Nigerian finance minister have qualified as the two...

Davos forum to change town for virus-delayed 2021 edition

GENEVA (AP) — The next in-person gathering of the World Economic Forum won't be in the Swiss town of Davos as usual. ...

EU program spots largest ozone hole over Antarctica in years

GENEVA (AP) — The European Union’s Earth observation program said Tuesday that the ozone hole over Antarctica has swelled to its largest size and...

Ex-Chinese diplomat details new WTO forecast on world trade

GENEVA (AP) — A former Chinese diplomat took center stage Tuesday at the World Trade Organization, announcing its revised prediction for a 9.2% percent...

World reacts with surprise, worry to 1st Biden-Trump debate

GENEVA (AP) — Head-scratching perplexity about U.S. democracy in Australia and Denmark. Disdain for “chaos” and “insults” between America's presidential contenders in a Chinese...

The Latest: Virus knocks out South Alabama-Troy game

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ...

Swiss reject nationalist plan to limit jobs for EU citizens

GENEVA (AP) — Voters in Switzerland on Sunday strongly defeated a nationalist party's proposal to limit the number of European Union citizens allowed to...

Alps surprised by early snowfall, Swiss town sees new record

BERLIN (AP) — Parts of Switzerland, Austria and Germany were surprised by unseasonably early snowfall overnight, after a sharp drop in temperatures and heavy...

Swiss-EU relations back on ballot over freedom of movement

GENEVA (AP) — The Swiss will vote this weekend on a renewed proposal to limit the number of European Union nationals allowed to live...

Quarantine ordered for 2,500 students at elite Swiss school

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Swiss authorities ordered 2,500 students at an elite hospitality management school to quarantine themselves due to a coronavirus outbreak allegedly...

Cold diggers? UN finds a record low in Greenland ice in 1991

GENEVA (AP) — For all the recent talk of global warming, climate historians hunting for past temperature extremes have unearthed what the U.N. weather...

After showdown, UN rights body OKs more scrutiny of Belarus

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s top human rights body on Friday passed a resolution backed by the European Union seeking quick and enhanced scrutiny...

Egyptian, Mexican, Moldovan exit in race for top post at WTO

GENEVA (AP) — World Trade Organization member countries on Friday trimmed a list of candidates vying to become the next director-general from eight to...

WHO Europe chief urges nations to keep up virus quarantines

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization’s European director warned national governments Thursday against reducing the quarantine period for people potentially exposed to the...

Experts cite ‘crimes against humanity’ in Maduro’s Venezuela

GENEVA (AP) — Independent experts for the U.N.’s top human rights body accused the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday of crimes...

FIFA open to help fund anti-corruption agency for sports

VIENNA (AP) — FIFA would help fund a global agency to tackle corruption in sport, its president Gianni Infantino said Monday. ...

Swiss court puts Qatari on trial in soccer case next week

GENEVA (AP) — In Switzerland’s federal criminal court on Monday, Nasser al-Khelaifi will become the first Qatari to stand trial almost six years after...

Switzerland agrees terms for returning seized Uzbek funds

BERLIN (AP) — Switzerland said Friday it has agreed in principle with Uzbekistan on the terms under which money seized as part of a...

Human rights groups ask IOC to move Olympics from China

TOKYO (AP) — China's repression in Tibet, the status of the exiled Dalai Lama and its treatment of ethnic minorities spurred violent protests ahead...

Over 300 groups urge more scrutiny of China on human rights

GENEVA (AP) — More than 300 civil society groups including Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and the International Service for Human Rights are urging...

Swiss official airs concerns about data privacy in US

GENEVA (AP) — A Swiss federal commissioner announced Tuesday that a U.S.-Swiss program aimed to protect personal information exchanged between the two countries doesn't...

The Latest: New Mexico sees lowest new case number in months

SANTA FE, N.M. -- New Mexico health officials are reporting 46 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus — the lowest daily number in...

Nations League: Record-breaker Fati stars in Spain rebuild

Its youngest-ever scorer and two goals from a captain twice his age. Spain couldn't ask for more from its rebuild. ...

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