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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.