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Cecile Mantovani

Russia and Syrian air strikes on rebel-held Idlib amount to war crimes - HRW

15 Oct 2020

GENEVA Bombing of civilians by Syrian and Russian armed forces during a campaign against the last rebel bastion in northwest Syria may amount to crimes against humanity, U.S.-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report on Thursday.

Nurses suffer burn-out, psychological distress in COVID fight - association

10 Oct 2020

GENEVA Many nurses caring for COVID-19 patients are suffering burn-out or psychological distress, and many have faced abuse or discrimination outside of work, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) said. | Video

Torture rife in Belarus police stations, rights groups say

16 Sep 2020

GENEVA Protesters are being tortured in police stations across Belarus, where authorities have failed to open investigations, human rights experts said on Wednesday, holding a press conference in Geneva where alleged victims spoke by video link from Minsk.

Torture rife in Belarus police stations, rights groups say

16 Sep 2020

GENEVA, Sept 16 Protesters are being tortured in police stations across Belarus, where authorities have failed to open investigations, human rights experts said on Wednesday, holding a press conference in Geneva where alleged victims spoke by video link from Minsk.

Greenhouse gases hit new record despite lockdowns, U.N. says

09 Sep 2020

GENEVA/NEW YORK Concentrations of greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere hit a record high this year, a United Nations report showed on Wednesday, as an economic slowdown amid the coronavirus pandemic had little lasting effect.

Head for the hills: Virus clampdowns crush Swiss city hotels

06 Aug 2020

LA TOUR-DE-PEILZ, Switzerland For Frenchwoman Annick Weber, the Swiss shores of Lake Geneva were just the place for a getaway during the coronavirus pandemic.

Half of violence against African migrants is by law enforcers, U.N. says

29 Jul 2020

GENEVA Nearly half of all the violence visited on African migrants during their journey to the Mediterranean coast is perpetrated by law enforcers, the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said on Wednesday.

Health workers should be top priority for vaccines - nurses' group

27 Jul 2020

GENEVA Nurses and other health workers must be top priority for the first COVID-19 vaccines, especially as they are often left without enough protection against the virus in their frontline jobs, the International Council of Nurses said on Monday.

Live jewellery auctions resuming but online sales 'here to stay' - Sotheby's

22 Jun 2020

GENEVA Rare coloured diamonds and historic gems will be seeking new owners at Sotheby's semi-annual sale in Geneva this week, as live auctions resume after a suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Swiss women stage a mass scream over domestic violence, pay gap

15 Jun 2020

GENEVA Women across Switzerland let loose with screams during a national protest on Sunday, demanding equal treatment and an end to violence at the hands of men.

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