Tag Archives: Geneva

19Oct/17

Congo controversially elected to U.N right council, despite abuse record

Critics of President Joseph Kabila’s government are challenging the election of the Democratic Republic of Congo to the 47-member Geneva-based council. The country – beset by renewed political and militia violence since Kabila refused to step down in December – won 151 votes. US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley said Congo’s election harmed the credibility of the body.
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30Aug/17

Freedom of the press under attack by Trump: U.N. rights boss

The United Nations’ top human rights official says that derogatory remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump about journalists could amount to incitement and embolden followers to attack certain communities. Continue reading

01May/17

UN human rights commissioner praises player who objected to racist chanting

High commissioner describes Sulley Muntari, who left the pitch after his complaints about racist chanting were ignored, as “an inspiration to all of us”.
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01May/17

Duterte White House invitation raises eyebrows at U.N.

The White House is defending President Donald Trump’s decision to invite Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to Washington, saying his cooperation is needed to counter North Korea and despite his alleged support of extra-judicial killings of drug suspects. Nathan Frandino reports. Continue reading

11Apr/17

Migrants traded in “slave markets” in Libya, U.N. agency says

The United Nations says a growing number of migrants passing through Libya are being traded in “slave markets”.

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20Mar/17

Most valuable cut diamond ever to be auctioned

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (MARCH 20, 2017) (REUTERS) – A 59.60-carat diamond known as “The Pink Star” is returning to auction next month and could fetch a record $60 million, three years since it was sold for even more – only for the buyer to pull out of the deal. The diamond was presented by Sotheby’s in London ahead of the auction in Hong Kong on April 4.
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07Mar/17

Future of mobility: a personal capsule which drives, flies and hops on train

Imagine ordering a capsule which can drive and fly on its own taking you across the city. The concept, called “Pop.Up”, was unveiled at the Geneva car show and is a big leap into the future.

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23Jan/17

Bernie Ecclestone’s 40-year reign as Formula One supremo is over, reports Auto, Motor und Sport magazine

German magazine Auto, Motor und Sport reports Ecclestone will be replaced by American Chase Carey by new Formula One owners.

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12Feb/16
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry

World powers announce ceasefire for Syria

World powers have announced a plan for humanitarian aid and a nationwide ceasefire for Syria, but officials warn the future for the conflict-ridden country remains cloudy. Nathan Frandino has more.
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