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    US opposition pushes global trade court to brink of collapse

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on December 09, 2019

    The World Trade Organisation’s capacity to settle international disputes, a core function throughout the body’s 25-year history, is on the brink of collapse following relentless...

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    UN dismisses US policy change, says Israeli settlements illegal

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:42pm on November 19, 2019

    A US policy change has no impact on the legality of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and in annexed east Jerusalem, the UN said...

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    Uber facing ban in Geneva: authorities

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva, Switzerland | Updated at 12:00am on November 03, 2019

    The Swiss canton of Geneva said on Friday that it had classified ride-hailing giant Uber as an employer, ordering a halt to its activities unless...

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    WTO authorises Chinese tariffs on $3.6b in US goods

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva, Switzerland | Updated at 12:00am on November 03, 2019

    A World Trade OrganiSation arbitrator on Friday authorised China to slap tariffs on US imports worth up to $3.58 billion annually in a years-long dispute...

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    Egypt should radically change approach to protests: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on September 29, 2019

    The UN called Friday on Egyptian authorities to ‘radically change their approach’ to any future protests, after reports of widespread arrests following demonstrations last weekend...

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    A mother or baby die at child birth every 11 seconds: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 01:36am on September 20, 2019

    Global child and maternal deaths have fallen sharply in recent decades, but new UN statistics released Thursday show unequal progress, with more than five childbirths...

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    Suu Kyi’s culpability an open-ended question: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:33pm on September 18, 2019

    UN investigators called Tuesday for an expert evaluation of whether Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi can be legally implicated in the abuses committed...

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    Hong Kong lawmaker urges UN to probe growing ‘police brutality’

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on September 17, 2019

    A Hong Kong lawmaker called Monday on the UN to launch an international investigation into a police crackdown on pro-democracy protests, voicing alarm at escalating...

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    Pakistan calls for UN probe into Indian actions in Kashmir

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 07:51pm on September 10, 2019

    Pakistan’s foreign minister demanded on Tuesday that the United Nations launched an international investigation into the situation in Indian Kashmir, warning of the risk of...

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    Suicide kills one every 40 seconds: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:30am on September 10, 2019

    Nearly 800,000 people commit suicide each year — more than those killed by war and homicide or breast cancer, the World Health Organisation said Monday,...

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