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    US-China tensions colour race to head global patent agency

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:19pm on February 27, 2020

    Washington is warning about the prospect of a Chinese national heading up the UN patent agency, saying that putting Beijing in charge of global intellectual...

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    Sri Lanka notifies UN withdrawing from war crimes resolution

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 01:51am on February 27, 2020

    Sri Lanka on Wednesday notified the UN that it was withdrawing from a United Nations resolution for investigating alleged war crimes committed during a decades-long...

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    UK could lose $32b in EU exports without trade deal: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:36pm on February 26, 2020

    Britain could lose up to $32 billion annually in exports to the European Union if it fails to strike a trade deal with the bloc,...

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    Libyans propose ceasefire, slam international inaction

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:57pm on February 24, 2020

    Libya’s warring sides have hashed out a draft ceasefire agreement, the UN said Monday, even as Libyan leaders decried international inaction to rein in hostilities...

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    Burkina violence displaces 4,000 daily, says UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:54pm on February 22, 2020

    More than 4,000 people are being forced to flee their homes each day in Burkina Faso, as attacks on civilians by jihadist militants increase in...

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    UN appeals to Turkey to take in more Syria refugees

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 09:50pm on February 20, 2020

    The UN refugee agency on Thursday appealed to Turkey to take in more refugees from Syria, as hundreds of thousands flee the regime’s brutal assault...

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    Scarcity of anti-virus masks created worldwide: WHO chief

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 01:20pm on February 08, 2020

    The world is running out of masks and other protective equipment against the novel coronavirus, the World Health Organization chief warned on Friday...

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    Credit Suisse chief Thiam quits as spy scandal swells

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:50pm on February 07, 2020

    The head of Credit Suisse, Tidjane Thiam, said on Friday that he would step down next week, as a ballooning spying scandal rocks Switzerland’s second...

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    Global shortage of anti-virus masks: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:05pm on February 07, 2020

    The world is running out of masks and other protective equipment against the novel coronavirus, the World Health Organisation chief warned on Friday. ‘The world...

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    Libya rivals agree to turn truce into lasting ceasefire: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:40pm on February 05, 2020

    Representatives of the warring parties in Libya meeting in Geneva have agreed on the principle of turning their shaky truce into a lasting ceasefire, the...

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