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Cecile Mantovani

As France eases lockdown, ski resorts left out in the cold

26 Nov 2020

MEGEVE, France Megeve, in the foothills of Mont Blanc, was gearing up to welcome back skiers before Christmas after a COVID-19 lockdown was eased.

'Contradictory trends' keep some Swiss hospitals packed, others with room to help

20 Nov 2020

ZURICH/GENEVA First came the powerful cough and fever, Roland Lerch said, then sleeplessness and overwhelming weakness.

'Contradictory trends' keep some Swiss hospitals packed, others with room to help

20 Nov 2020

ZURICH/GENEVA, Nov 20 First came the powerful cough and fever, Roland Lerch said, then sleeplessness and overwhelming weakness.

Swiss ramp up contact-tracing in face of COVID surge

30 Oct 2020

GENEVA, Oct 30 Masked staff sit hunched over computer screens in an open-plan office in downtown Geneva racing to track down every new person infected with COVID-19 and the friends, relatives and contacts who may be at risk.

'Overwhelming' COVID second wave floods Swiss hospitals

28 Oct 2020

GENEVA Swiss hospitals are scrambling to cope with a surge in new COVID-19 patients, bringing back retired staff to replace sick frontline workers and closing other wards as officials warn they could reach breaking point in about 10 days.

Russia and Syrian air strikes on rebel-held Idlib amount to war crimes - HRW

15 Oct 2020

GENEVA Bombing of civilians by Syrian and Russian armed forces during a campaign against the last rebel bastion in northwest Syria may amount to crimes against humanity, U.S.-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report on Thursday.

Nurses suffer burn-out, psychological distress in COVID fight - association

10 Oct 2020

GENEVA Many nurses caring for COVID-19 patients are suffering burn-out or psychological distress, and many have faced abuse or discrimination outside of work, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) said. | Video

Torture rife in Belarus police stations, rights groups say

16 Sep 2020

GENEVA Protesters are being tortured in police stations across Belarus, where authorities have failed to open investigations, human rights experts said on Wednesday, holding a press conference in Geneva where alleged victims spoke by video link from Minsk.

Greenhouse gases hit new record despite lockdowns, U.N. says

09 Sep 2020

GENEVA/NEW YORK Concentrations of greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere hit a record high this year, a United Nations report showed on Wednesday, as an economic slowdown amid the coronavirus pandemic had little lasting effect.

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