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Climate fears catapult Greens into mix for Swiss cabinet seat

18 Oct 2019

LENK IM SIMMENTAL, Switzerland Perched nearly 2,000 meters above the Swiss ski village of Lenk, a lake has emerged as the Plaine Morte glacier melts. When it burst it sent billions of liters of water gushing into the valley below and prompted a precautionary evacuation last July.

UK will back WTO reform after Brexit, trade minister says

09 Oct 2019

GENEVA Britain will support U.S. President Donald Trump's calls to reform the World Trade Organization (WTO) when it gets an individual seat at the trade forum after Brexit, but will fight protectionism, the country's trade minister said on Wednesday.

UPDATE 1-Mali sees cotton output at 1 mln T, urges action on subsidies

07 Oct 2019

* Says bigger rivals should reign in subsidies (Recasts lead, adds quote and detail)

As ocean fears gather pace, WTO fishing talks stall

01 Oct 2019

GENEVA The oceans are under siege, campaigners warn, and fish stocks could collapse unless a global deal is struck swiftly to ban harmful fisheries subsidies. The World Trade Organization, meanwhile, can't agree on who will head the committee to discuss the issue, according to sources close to the negotiations.

WMO urges drastic action as global average temperature set to rise again

23 Sep 2019

GENEVA The global average temperature is set to rise to at least 1.2 to 1.3 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels over the next five years, a World Meteorological Organization (WMO) official said on Monday, close to a limit adopted in a global treaty. | Video

U.N. urged by own staff to look at its climate footprint

20 Sep 2019

GENEVA Close to 2,000 United Nations employees have called for the global body to reduce its carbon footprint, including through curbs on their own diplomatic perks like business-class flights and travel handouts, a letter obtained by Reuters showed.

UN urged by own staff to look at its climate footprint

20 Sep 2019

GENEVA, Sept 20 More than 1,000 United Nations employees have called for the global body to reduce its carbon footprint, including through curbs on their own diplomatic perks like business-class flights and travel handouts, a letter obtained by Reuters showed.

United Nations sees increase in child soldiers recruited in South Sudan

16 Sep 2019

GENEVA Forced recruitment of child soldiers is increasing in South Sudan despite a peace deal last year, the head of a United Nations investigating body said on Monday, adding that a return to full-blown conflict remained a possibility.

Bermuda's premier confident of removal from EU tax haven blacklist

12 Mar 2019

HAMILTON Bermuda's Premier David Burt on Tuesday called the European Union's decision to put the British overseas territory on a list of global tax havens "a setback" but said he was confident it would soon be reversed.

Bermuda's premier confident of removal from EU tax haven blacklist

12 Mar 2019

HAMILTON Bermuda's Premier David Burt on Tuesday called the European Union's decision to put the British overseas territory on a list of global tax havens "a setback" but said he was confident it would soon be reversed.

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