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Marie-Antoinette jewels soar at 'once in a lifetime' sale -Sotheby's

16 Nov 2018

GENEVA A royal treasure trove including jewels that belonged to French Queen Marie-Antoinette fetched 53.5 million Swiss francs (£41 million) on Wednesday, as collectors snapped up rare historic gems fresh to the market, Sotheby's said. | Video

Harry Winston jeweller buys 'Pink Legacy' diamond for record $50 million - Christie's

14 Nov 2018

GENEVA The "Pink Legacy", a diamond weighing just under 19 carats, fetched a record 50.375 million Swiss francs ($50 million/£38.4 million), purchased by U.S.-based luxury jeweller Harry Winston, Christie's said on Tuesday. | Video

At $50 million, pink 'Legacy' diamond shines brightest in Christie's sale

13 Nov 2018

GENEVA, Nov 13 The 'Pink Legacy', a diamond weighing just under 19 carats, fetched a record 50.375 million Swiss francs ($50 million) as it outshone all other auction lots at Christie's in Geneva on Tuesday.

Time is money: 'The Asprey' wristwatch sells for nearly $3.9 million

13 Nov 2018

GENEVA A unique vintage wristwatch went under the hammer for 3.915 million Swiss francs ($3.88 million) in Geneva on Tuesday, auctioneer Sotheby's said, setting a world record price after hectic bidding.

Yemen government announces new push to seize key port, U.N. warns of "dire" conditions

09 Nov 2018

ADEN, Yemen/GENEVA Yemeni forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition launched on Friday a "vast offensive" to take full control of the port city of Hodeidah, the internationally recognised government based in the southern city of Aden said.

Yemen govt announces new push to seize key port, UN warns of "dire" conditions

09 Nov 2018

* Says many people still trapped in Hodeidah by fighting (Recasts, adds details, background)

Time is money: `Asprey' may bring up to $4 million at auction

07 Nov 2018

GENEVA "The Asprey", a legendary vintage Patek Philippe watch, will go on the auction block next week in Geneva, where it could fetch $2 million to $4 million, Sotheby's said on Wednesday.

West calls on China to close Uighur detention camps

06 Nov 2018

GENEVA Western countries including France, Germany and the United States called on China on Tuesday to close down detention camps that activists say hold one million Uighurs and other Muslims.

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