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Tom Miles

U.N. warns of Burundi atrocities as 'divine' ruler eyes 2020 election

05 Sep 2019

GENEVA Burundi is at risk of a new wave of atrocities as it approaches a 2020 election with an unresolved political crisis and a president increasingly portrayed as a "divine" ruler, U.N. investigators said in a report on Wednesday.

U.N. sees locust trouble brewing as Yemen war hampers pest control

03 Sep 2019

GENEVA Yemen can expect substantial swarms of locusts in coming months as its war hinders pest control measures needed to prevent devastating plagues, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Washington denies it plans to quit nuclear test ban treaty

30 Jul 2019

GENEVA The United States, which plans to exit a major arms control agreement later this week, denied a Russian accusation on Tuesday that it was also planning to quit the international treaty that bans the testing of nuclear weapons.

WHO says e-cigarettes, 'smoke-free' products do not help reduce cancer

27 Jul 2019

GENEVA Electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco products are not helping fight cancer, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, urging smokers and governments not to trust claims from cigarette firms about their latest products.

Europe's record heatwave threatens Greenland ice sheet

27 Jul 2019

GENEVA The hot air that smashed European weather records this week looks set to move towards Greenland and could cause record melting of the world's second largest ice sheet, the United Nations said on Friday. | Video

WHO says it could use more U.S. help on the ground in Ebola fight

26 Jul 2019

GENEVA The United States could bolster the battle against the Ebola virus in Democratic Republic of Congo by allowing more of its experts to travel to the outbreak zone, a senior World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Friday.

Don't buy tobacco industry's claim to be tackling cancer, WHO says

26 Jul 2019

GENEVA, July 26 Electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco products are not helping fight cancer, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, urging smokers and governments not to trust claims from cigarette firms about their latest products.

115 feared dead after worst Mediterranean shipwreck of the year

26 Jul 2019

TRIPOLI/GENEVA About 115 people are missing and feared to have drowned and another 134 were rescued by Libyan coast guards and local fishermen after a wooden boat carrying migrants capsized off Libya, a Libyan navy official said on Thursday. | Video

EU, Canada agree first workaround to avoid U.S. block on WTO judges

26 Jul 2019

GENEVA Canada and the European Union announced a deal on Thursday to stop their trade disputes falling into limbo at the World Trade Organization, where a U.S. block on appointments of judges will paralyze the world's top trade court from December.

Japan and South Korea clash at WTO over trade row

25 Jul 2019

GENEVA South Korea tried to bring international pressure to bear on Japan by airing its complaint at the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Wednesday, the latest move in a festering dispute that has seen Washington's two biggest Asian allies lobbing accusations at each other.

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