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Trade war goes digital: countries eye tariffs on Internet economy

07 Dec 2019

GENEVA A 20-year global moratorium on imposing tariffs on digital trade could end next week if India or South Africa makes good on threats, according to trade officials and documents, potentially forcing people to pay duties on software and movie downloads.

Global temperature rises could bring 'destructive' effects, U.N. says

27 Nov 2019

GENEVA Global temperatures could rise sharply this century with "wide-ranging and destructive" consequences after greenhouse gas emissions hit record levels last year, international climate experts warned on Tuesday. | Video

Greenhouse emissions hit new record, could bring 'destructive' effects – U.N.

26 Nov 2019

GENEVA, Nov 26 Greenhouse gas emissions surged to a record level last year and world temperatures could rise more than twice the globally agreed warming limit if nothing is done, a U.N. report showed on Tuesday.

Greenhouse gases accelerate to new peak in 2018, U.N. says

26 Nov 2019

GENEVA Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere hit a new record in 2018, exceeding the average yearly increase of the last decade and reinforcing increasingly damaging weather patterns, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Monday. | Video

Fishing vessels pushing vaquita porpoise to extinction: U.N. treaty head

19 Nov 2019

GENEVA A rare species of porpoise is facing imminent extinction as fishing vessels appear to be flouting an international ban on them entering its last sanctuary, off the coast of Mexico, the head of a U.N. treaty said.

Iraq expresses regret at protester deaths, defends handling of unrest

12 Nov 2019

GENEVA Iraqi officials expressed "deep regret" on Monday at the death of protesters during weeks of unrest but defended Baghdad's handling of the situation.

As deadline looms, WTO fish subsidy talks get new Colombian chief

09 Nov 2019

GENEVA World Trade Organization (WTO) member states agreed on Friday to a new chair for talks to end harmful fishing subsidies, though an NGO said it would still take a "Herculean" effort to reach a deal before an end-December deadline.

Strikes on Syrian medical facilities appear deliberate - U.N.

09 Nov 2019

GENEVA More than 60 medical facilities have been hit in Syria's Idlib province in the past six months, including four this week, and appear to have been deliberately targeted by government-affiliated forces, a U.N. rights spokesman said on Friday.

First Syria talks in more than a year 'better than expected' but no handshake

08 Nov 2019

GENEVA The opening round of the first Syrian peace talks in more than a year went "better than most people would have expected", a U.N. envoy said, although delegates described a chilly atmosphere with those from opposing sides not yet shaking hands.

Strikes on Syrian medical facilities appear deliberate -U.N.

08 Nov 2019

GENEVA, Nov 8 More than 60 medical facilities have been hit in Syria's Idlib province in the past six months, including four this week, and appear to have been deliberately targeted by government-affiliated forces, a U.N. rights spokesman said on Friday.

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