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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.

Exclusive: West, Japan rebuke China at UN for detention of Uighurs

11 Jul 2019

GENEVA Nearly two dozen countries have called on China to halt its mass detention of ethnic Uighurs in the Xinjiang region, the first such joint move on the issue at the U.N. Human Rights Council, according to diplomats and a letter seen by Reuters.

Hong Kong singer-activist urges U.N. rights body to defend territory

09 Jul 2019

GENEVA China is tightening its grip on Hong Kong and the territory's autonomy and democratic freedoms are slipping away, a prominent Hong Kong activist told the U.N. Human Rights Council on Monday in a plea for international action.

Rule of law has crumbled in Venezuela: jurists' group

08 Jul 2019

GENEVA The rule of law has crumbled in Venezuela under the government of President Nicolas Maduro which has usurped the powers of the legislative and judicial branches, an international legal watchdog said on Monday.

Venezuela releasing judge, journalist, 20 students - U.N.

05 Jul 2019

GENEVA Venezuela is releasing 22 people, including judge Maria Afiuni and journalist Braulio Jatar, a senior U.N. official said on Friday, and an opposition lawmaker called for more releases.

Venezuela says U.S. sanctions hit debt refinancing, oil sales

05 Jul 2019

GENEVA Venezuela charged on Friday that U.S.-led sanctions had stopped foreign debt refinancing, blocked vital food and medicine imports, and cost billions of dollars in lost oil assets.

Philippines faces call for U.N. investigation into war on drugs killings

05 Jul 2019

GENEVA More than two dozen countries formally called for a U.N. investigation into thousands of killings in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, activists said.

U.N. investigator reports possible fresh war crimes in Myanmar

03 Jul 2019

GENEVA Myanmar security forces and insurgents are committing human rights violations against civilians in restive western states that may amount to fresh war crimes, a United Nations investigator said on Tuesday.

RPT-Elton John delivers message of tolerance at first, last Montreux show

30 Jun 2019

MONTREUX, Switzerland, June 29 Elton John made his first and last appearance at the Montreux Jazz Festival on Saturday, delivering a slick and energetic performance that ended with a message of tolerance and love.

Elton John delivers message of tolerance at first, last Montreux show

30 Jun 2019

MONTREUX, Switzerland Elton John made his first and last appearance at the Montreux Jazz Festival on Saturday, delivering a slick and energetic performance that ended with a message of tolerance and love.

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