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Clash over Trump tariffs heats up with barrage of WTO litigation

19 Oct 2018

GENEVA Disputes over U.S. tariffs and retaliatory moves by other states have sparked 12 requests for adjudication at the World Trade Organisation, signalling an escalation in global trade tensions.

Congo's Ebola outbreak to worsen without stepped-up response - WHO committee

18 Oct 2018

GENEVA The Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo is likely to worsen significantly unless the response to it is stepped up, an emergency committee of experts convened by the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. | Video

Congo's Ebola outbreak to worsen without stepped-up response - WHO committee

18 Oct 2018

The Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo is likely to worsen significantly unless the response to it is stepped up, an emergency committee of experts convened by the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. | Video

Russia and Turkey give more time for Idlib deal in Syria - U.N.

18 Oct 2018

GENEVA Russia and Turkey plan to give more time for the implementation of their de-escalation deal in the Syrian province of Idlib, a "great relief" for 3 million civilians in the area, U.N. humanitarian adviser Jan Egeland told reporters on Thursday.

UPDATE 2-Congo's Ebola outbreak to worsen without stepped-up response -WHO committee

17 Oct 2018

GENEVA, Oct 17 The Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo is likely to worsen significantly unless the response to it is stepped up, an emergency committee of experts convened by the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.

Swiss lose competitiveness crown to U.S. in revamped global rankings

16 Oct 2018

GENEVA Switzerland's nine-year streak as the world's most competitive economy came to an end on Wednesday, dethroned by the United States in an annual league table published by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Global FDI falls 41 percent in H1 2018 after Trump tax reforms - U.N.

15 Oct 2018

GENEVA Global foreign direct investment (FDI) fell by 41 percent to $470 billion in the first six months of this year, the lowest since 2005, preliminary figures from the United Nations trade and development agency UNCTAD showed on Monday.

Islamic State in Nigeria might soon kill health workers, schoolgirl - ICRC

14 Oct 2018

GENEVA/ABUJA Islamic State in Nigeria might kill healthcare workers it has held hostage since March within 24 hours, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Sunday, calling for mercy and urging Nigeria's government to intervene.

UPDATE 2-WHO sees Congo's Ebola outbreak lasting 3-4 months at least

11 Oct 2018

GENEVA, Oct 11 Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak is expected to last several months and could spread to Uganda or Rwanda, which are well prepared but have not approved use of a vaccine, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.

U.S. seen likely to win in effort to shut down WTO's appeals court

05 Oct 2018

GENEVA The United States is likely to succeed in shutting down the World Trade Organization's supreme court because other WTO members are powerless to stop it, diplomats, lawyers and officials said at a conference in Geneva on Friday.

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