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Marina Depetris

Greens surge in Swiss election as climate change worries come to the fore

20 Oct 2019

BERN Support for the Greens surged in Switzerland's election on Sunday, moving politics to the left and putting environmentalists in the mix for a seat in the broad coalition that has governed the country for decades.

U.N. to probe Philippines drug war deaths

12 Jul 2019

GENEVA The U.N. Human Rights Council voted on Thursday to set up an investigation into mass killings during Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's so-called 'war on drugs', a step that activists said was long overdue.

Swiss women stage mass strike demanding overdue equality

18 Jun 2019

GENEVA/ZURICH Hundreds of thousands of women across Switzerland held a strike on Friday to highlight their wealthy nation's poor record on female rights, recreating the passion of the last such walkout 28 years ago. | Video

Hands off our guns, Swiss enthusiasts tell EU ahead of vote

15 May 2019

ROMONT, Switzerland Ten years ago, Swiss hairdresser Christine Dousse feared guns. Then her daughter convinced her to join a 400-year-old local shooting club. Now she shoots twice a week. | Video

Swiss study aims to find out if carbon dioxide can be locked in rock

08 May 2019

SAINT-URSANNE, Switzerland Swiss scientists are injecting carbon dioxide into rock deep inside a mountain to discover if the gas leaks out or if it can be locked away to stop it contributing to climate change. | Video

RPT-Swiss study aims to find out if carbon dioxide can be locked in rock

08 May 2019

SAINT-URSANNE, Switzerland, May 8 Swiss scientists are injecting carbon dioxide into rock deep inside a mountain to discover if the gas leaks out or if it can be locked away to stop it contributing to climate change.

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi drops off U.N. agenda in Geneva next week

21 Feb 2019

GENEVA Myanmar will be represented by a government minister at a U.N. conference in Geneva next week, and not by the country's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, according to the latest agenda for the meeting on Thursday.

Congo's Ebola outbreak to last at least six more months: WHO

14 Nov 2018

GENEVA The Ebola outbreak in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, which has already killed more than 200 people, is expected to last until mid-2019, a senior World Health Organization official said on Tuesday. | Video

Yemen peace talks on hold as U.N. mediator awaits Houthi team

06 Sep 2018

GENEVA U.N.-mediated Yemen peace talks hung in the balance as the government delegation warned that it would leave on Friday if representatives of the Houthi movement had not shown up.

'This is taking an awfully long time!', says scientist before assisted suicide

10 May 2018

BASEL A 104-year-old Australian scientist killed himself in Switzerland on Thursday by lethal injection in an assisted suicide he hoped would trigger more lenient euthanasia laws in his home country. | Video

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