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Ethnic violence in Congo killed nearly 900 over a few days in December

16 Jan 2019

GENEVA At least 890 people are believed to have been killed over three days in December in ethnic violence in northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations said on Wednesday, and it warned that the toll could be higher still.

Swiss ruling paves way to share documents in Nigeria oil graft case

21 Dec 2018

GENEVA A Geneva prosecutor is reviewing material in a suitcase seized nearly three years ago to decide what can be shared with Italian authorities in a case involving oil majors Eni and Royal Dutch Shell and corrupt payments in Nigeria, his office said on Friday.

Swiss ruling paves way to share documents in Nigeria oil graft case

21 Dec 2018

GENEVA, Dec 21 A Geneva prosecutor is reviewing material in a suitcase seized nearly three years ago to decide what can be shared with Italian authorities in a case involving oil majors Eni and Royal Dutch Shell and corrupt payments in Nigeria, his office said on Friday.

Yemen prisoner exchange could involve up to 16,000 - Red Cross

19 Dec 2018

GENEVA Yemen's warring parties have exchanged lists with a total of 16,000 names of people believed to be detained as part of a prisoner swap deal agreed last week, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Wednesday.

U.S., China spar at WTO, blame each other for trade crisis

19 Dec 2018

GENEVA The United States and China clashed anew at the World Trade Organisation on Wednesday, accusing each other of undermining the multilateral trading system, according to texts of speeches at closed-door talks seen by Reuters.

Russia, Iran, Turkey back new Syria constitution body but fail to agree makeup

18 Dec 2018

GENEVA Russia, Iran and Turkey, supporters of the main sides in Syria's complex civil war, on Tuesday failed to agree on the makeup of a U.N.-sponsored Syrian Constitutional Committee but called for it to convene early next year to kick off a viable peace process.

Russia, Iran and Turkey seek deal on new Syria constitutional body

17 Dec 2018

GENEVA Russia, Iran and Turkey are close to agreement on composition of a Syrian constitutional committee that could pave the way for drafting a new charter followed by elections, diplomats said on Monday.

China, EU lambast United States for miring WTO in crisis

17 Dec 2018

GENEVA The United States came under fire from China and the European Union on Monday, accused by both major trading partners of taking protectionist measures and bringing the World Trade Organization (WTO) to its knees.

U.N. alarmed by Congo violence as government steps up election security

14 Dec 2018

KINSHASA/GENEVA The U.N. human rights chief on Friday called on Congolese authorities to halt violence and inflammatory speech ahead of the country's Dec. 23 presidential election, while the government said it was beefing up security for the vote. | Video

Two million more Venezuelans could flee next year - U.N.

14 Dec 2018

GENEVA An estimated two million Venezuelans could join the ranks of migrants and refugees next year, swelling the total to 5.3 million as the country's meltdown continues, the United Nations said on Friday.

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