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Ajax rebuffs Champions League elite on and off the field

GENEVA (AP) — By taking down two of the biggest names in soccer, Ajax thumbed its nose to the money behind them. The Dutch team’s astonishing run to the Champions League semifinals, outplaying both Real Madrid and Juventus in their home stadiums, has transformed Ajax from just another once-great club to the hero of the […]
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Ski term in Geneva

Another ski season based in Geneva this season we tried some new things.This season we learnt to cross country ski my favourite as there are no chair lifts to fall off La Vattay is in the Jura Mountain range just down the road from Col de la fauci

AP Exclusive: UN whistleblower targeted in misconduct probe

GENEVA (AP) — A year after claims of sexual assault and harassment rocked the U.N. agency that fights HIV, UNAIDS looked like it might be on the mend. The top deputy facing the allegations had departed, the leader who presided over the troubled institution announced plans to bow out early and managers vowed to correct […]
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SPC Tornado Watch 58 Status Reports

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WHO says Congo's Ebola outbreak not yet a global emergency

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization said Friday that while the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo is of "deep concern," the situation does not yet warrant being declared a global emergency.
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Swiss to vote on animal testing as foes put a ban on ballot

GENEVA (AP) — The Swiss will get their say on whether to allow animal and human testing of products sold in the rich Alpine country, amid howls of concern from those who insist it’s inhumane. The federal government says petitioners have successfully collected the minimum 100,000 signatures required to put their push for a “ban […]
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Congo's Ebola outbreak might be declared global emergency

GENEVA (AP) — A top Red Cross official said Friday he's "more concerned than I have ever been" about the possible regional spread of the Ebola virus after a new spike in cases, as the World Health Organization met on whether to declare the outbreak in Congo an international health emergency.
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Congo’s Ebola outbreak might be declared global emergency

GENEVA (AP) — A top Red Cross official says he’s “more concerned than I have ever been” about the possible regional spread of the Ebola virus in Congo after a recent spike in cases. Emanuele Capobianco spoke by phone ahead of a key World Health Organization meeting in Geneva later Friday about whether to declare […]
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Why You Need to Visit French Speaking Switzerland

Guest contributor Anna shares her insider tips on the best things to do in Switzerland’s French half including Geneva, Lausanne, and some of the prettiest mountain towns you could hope to find. When most people come to Switzerland, they usually spend all of their time in the German-speaking part of the country. And with such stunning locations as Zermatt, Lucerne, St Moritz and Interlaken, who can blame them. But as a long-time resident of Switzerland, and someone who has been to almost every ...
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What makes the EU, the UN, and their peers legitimate?

The first “Brexit” is almost a century old, and it did not even involve Britain. It occurred on 14 June 1926, when Brazil notified the League of Nations it would leave the world organization. Paraguay, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Chile, Venezuela, and Peru, together with Germany, Italy, Spain, and Japan, followed in the 1930s. These mass withdrawals from the League were widely interpreted as a sign that the organization was in crisis.Brexit is not a singular phenomenon. In legal...
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Tripoli hospitals report 47 dead in recent fighting: U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) - Health facilities near Tripoli have reported 47 people killed and 181 wounded in recent days as eastern forces seek to take Libya's capital from an internationally-recognized government, the United Nations' health body said on Tuesday. The renewed conflict in a nation splintered since the 2011 toppling of Muammar Gaddafi also risks draining medical supplies, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned. (Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne)
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PSA Group, Always on the Prowl, Has One Eye on Jaguar Land Rover

There’s always that one guy who says, “If you ever getting around to selling that thing, call me first.” Usually, this statement is directed at a classic car that spends more time collecting dust than miles. In PSA Group’s case, the message involves another automaker. The French automaker, which hit Geneva last month looking for […] The post PSA Group, Always on the Prowl, Has One Eye on Jaguar Land Rover appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Happenings: Phillips To Host 'Independents' Day' Exhibition In Geneva

Some of the most incredible horological treasures of the 20th and 21st centuries on display.
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His Hymns Make Souls Feel Whole: Horatius Bonar (1808–1889)

If you could choose a century and a country, not to live in, but to visit in order to listen to preaching, what would it be? A case could be made for the sixteenth century if you enjoy Geneva, and Calvin is a hero to you. There is certainly something attractive about London in the seventeenth century — imagine hearing John Bunyan, Thomas Watson, John Owen, and dozens of others — some of them preaching within a few minutes’ walk of each other. Or perhaps you would prefer to be there two cen...
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Libya: international community warns Haftar against Tripoli attack

Military leader’s threats to Libya’s capital have been condemned by the UN and EULast-ditch appeals are being made to persuade Khalifa Haftar to step back from the brink of an all-out attack on Tripoli, Libya’s capital, after the UN security council warned him to halt all military manoeuvres and said those threatening military solutions will face consequences.It is the first time the international community has been so clear that Haftar is responsible for the aggression and follows a failed effo...
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What’s it’s Like to Hike the Full Tour du Mont Blanc

Completely updated in April 2019. The Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) is one of the top long distance hikes in Europe, and in fact the world. It delivers superlative, pristine mountain scenery day after day for over a week. The hiker’s Tour of Mont Blanc is a 168 kilometre loop around the base of Mount Blanc, the highest peak in western Europe at 4810 metres (15,782 feet). Most hikers start just outside of Chamonix, France if they’re hiking the traditional counter-clockwise direction or they star...
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Life as an EU satellite: Swiss, Turks hold lessons for UK

GENEVA (AP) — Britons wondering what life could be like outside the European Union might consider how the Swiss, Turks or Norwegians have fared: They know well the benefits and headaches of being close to — but not part of — the gargantuan economic and political bloc. Switzerland, Norway and Turkey are among several European […]
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Don't let Jazz Appreciation Month slip by without hearing some ... Live jazz in Rochester, April 4-10

April is Jazz Appreciation Month, an effort of the Smithsonian Museum to "recognize and celebrate the extraordinary heritage and history of jazz for the entire month of April."  There are special events around the nation for JAM ... maybe we'll get one together for next year's celebration?  In the meantime, you can celebrate by getting out and hearing some live jazz in and around Rochester? Right? Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right ...
Tags: Jazz, Geneva, Rochester, Boulder, Cornell, Naples, Don, Hanna, Jane, Linden, Aleks, Buffalo State University, Dave Holland, Eastman School of Music, Boney James, Kenny Barron

Physicists Just Detected a Very Odd Particle That Isn't a Particle at All

It sounds like the start of a very bad physics riddle: I'm a particle that really isn't; I vanish before I can even be detected, yet can be seen. I break your understanding of physics but don't overhaul your knowledge. Who am I?It's an odderon, a particle that's even more odd than its name suggests, and it may have recently been detected at the Large Hadron Collider, the most powerful atom smasher, where particles are zipped at near light speed around a 17-mile-long (27 kilom...
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World trade forecasts slashed again amid US-China standoff

GENEVA (AP) — The World Trade Organization has cut its forecast for trade growth this year by more than a percentage point, to 2.6%, due to an economic slowdown and amid a trade conflict between the United States and China. The Geneva-based trade body expects an uptick in trade growth by volume to 3% next […]
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UK, US and Russia among those opposing killer robot ban

UN delegates discuss restrictions to lethal autonomous weapons systems that use AIThe UK government is among a group of countries that are attempting to thwart plans to formulate and impose a pre-emptive international ban on killer robots.Delegates have been meeting at the UN in Geneva all week to discuss potential restrictions under international law to so-called lethal autonomous weapons systems, which use artificial intelligence to help decide when and who to kill. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, UK, Technology, Human Rights, Russia, UK News, World news, Military, United Nations, Switzerland, Un, Geneva, Weapons technology, UK US, Artificial intelligence (AI, Drones (military

The Worst Experiment Is the One That Doesn’t Happen

Taking a very unpopular stand against this step, physicist Sabine Hossenfelder wrote a New York Times commentary, arguing that the collider had failed to deliver on its promise. Scientists aren’t quite finished with the Large Hadron Collider, a machine with a 16-mile circumference, which started running in 2009 at CERN, near Geneva. The machine is getting an upgrade, and will go quiet for the next several years, but physicists seem resigned that any big surprises should have shown up by now.
Tags: Science, New York Times, Cern, Geneva, Hadron Collider, Sabine Hossenfelder

Trade panel: Boeing got unfair US tax break, hurting Airbus

GENEVA (AP) — Delivering final word in a nearly 14-year standoff, a World Trade Organization body has ruled that Boeing received an illegal U.S. tax break from Washington state that damaged sales by European archrival Airbus.
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UN expert wants trial suspects in Khashoggi’s killing named

GENEVA (AP) — An independent U.N. human rights expert has denounced Saudi Arabia’s closed-door trials of suspects in the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and called on the kingdom to name the defendants. Agnes Callamard, the special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions mandated by the U.N.-backed Human Rights Council, also put an onus on the five […]
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Boeing got unfair U.S. tax breaks, hurting Airbus, trade panel says

GENEVA  — Delivering final word in a nearly 14-year standoff, a World Trade Organization body has ruled Boeing received illegal U.S. subsidies via tax breaks from Washington state that damaged sales by European archrival Airbus. The decision by the WTO’s appellate body considered whether planemaker and defense company Boeing had complied with a 2012 ruling […]
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Trade panel: Boeing got unfair US tax breaks, hurting Airbus

Delivering final word in a nearly 14-year standoff, a World Trade Organization body has ruled Boeing received U.S. subsidies via tax breaks from Washington state that damaged sales of aircraft made by European archrival Airbus.
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Breast cancer: The promises of old recipes

Of the three major subtypes of breast cancer, the «triple negative» is the most lethal and unlike other breast cancers, it is resistant to most existing therapies. By studying the properties of clofazimine, a 70-year-old antibiotic, scientists from the Universities of Geneva and Lausanne demonstrate its effectiveness in stopping the progression of the disease in in vivo tests. These results highlight the need to re-examine with a fresh eye the drugs already on the market.
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UN rights experts decry Big Finance moves in housing market

Two independent U.N. human rights experts are denouncing moves by big investment firms to buy up affordable and low-income homes to the detriment of tenants, singling out one by name: Blackstone Group.
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US ratchets up dispute with Venezuela's Maduro at WTO body

The United States has blocked a meeting of the World Trade Organization's dispute body, gumming up its operations over the Trump administration's refusal to recognize the government of President Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela.
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UN team to investigate ‘horrific’ massacre in central Mali

GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations is deploying crime-scene investigators, human rights officers and a child protection expert to central Mali to investigate intercommunal violence over the weekend that killed more than 150 people, one-third of them children. Spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani of the U.N. human rights office says the massacre in Ogossagou, in Mali’s Mopti […]
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