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    WTO chief says states preparing for trade court shutdown

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on June 24, 2019

    The head of the World Trade Organisation said on Thursday that member states are preparing for a shutdown of the body’s dispute settlement system, following...

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    UN calls for ‘independent’ probe into death of Mursi

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 07:52pm on June 18, 2019

    The UN human rights office called Tuesday for an ‘independent inquiry’ into former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi’s death while in state custody. ‘Any sudden death...

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    Sea of purple: Swiss women strike for equal pay

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:20am on June 16, 2019

    Several hundred thousand purple-clad protesters blowing whistles, banging pots and pans and brandishing feminist slogans filled the streets of Swiss towns and cities on Friday,...

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    Swiss women rise up for equal pay

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 07:28pm on June 14, 2019

    Purple-clad protesters blowing whistles, banging pots and pans and brandishing feminist slogans filled the streets of Swiss towns and cities Friday, as women across the...

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    Head of ILO backs anti-harassment measures

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 01:26am on June 11, 2019

    The head of the International Labour Organisation on Monday urged the agency to approve new rules to stop violence and harassment in the workplace, despite...

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    Assange suffering psychological torture: UN expert

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 08:47pm on May 31, 2019

    Julian Assange has been subjected to drawn-out ‘psychological torture’, a UN rights expert said Friday, accusing the United States, Britain, Ecuador and Sweden of ‘collective...

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    15 Swiss vote on tightening gun laws with EU relations in the balance

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 01:45pm on May 19, 2019

    Switzerland votes on Sunday in a referendum on whether to bring the country’s gun laws in line with EU legislation, as the government warns...

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    Freedom of expression in Myanmar still ‘dire’: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 01:07am on May 08, 2019

    The UN on Tuesday praised the release of two Reuters journalists jailed for reporting on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, but warned that freedom of...

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    Ocean heat hit record high last year: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 02:47am on March 30, 2019

    Ocean heat hit a record high in 2018, the United Nations said on Thursday, raising urgent new concerns about the threat global warming is posing...

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    International arms control system collapsing: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on February 26, 2019

    The international arms control system is facing collapse, the United Nations chief said Monday, as he urged Russia and the US to stop the imminent...

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