Zverev saves 2 match points, beats Jarry to win Geneva title

Sports 05/25/19, 15:14

Alexander Zverev saved two match points after waiting out two long rain delays to win his first title this season, beating Nicolas Jarry 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (8) in the Geneva Open final on Saturday.Fifth-ranked Zverev clinched when Jarry sent a forehand long after more than 2 ½ hours on court ...

US backs calls for Taiwan to get role at UN health assembly

Europe 05/20/19, 12:58

The United States is backing calls for Taiwan to be granted observer status at the U.N. health agency's biggest annual gathering, the U.S. health secretary said Monday. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar spoke to reporters in Geneva on the sidelines of the start of the World Health Organization's ...

Exclusive: UN health agency struggles with travel abuses

World 05/20/19, 07:06

The World Health Organization spent nearly $192 million on travel expenses last year, with staffers sometimes breaking the agency's own rules by traveling in business class, booking expensive last-minute tickets and traveling without the required approvals, according to internal documents obtained by The Associated Press.The abuses could spook potential donors ...

Chicago-area man charged in mother’s beating death

U.S. 05/14/19, 15:17

A suburban Chicago man charged in the beating death of his mother mistook the woman for an intruder when he repeatedly hit her with a baseball bat, an attorney said.Thomas J. Summerwill of Campton Hills is charged with two counts of second-degree murder in the March 24 death of 53-year-old ...

Roglic retains Romandie title with time-trial stage win

Sports 05/05/19, 09:09

Defending champion Primoz Roglic retained the Tour de Romandie title by winning the final-day time trial Sunday to extend his decisive lead.Roglic was the only rider to complete the 16.85-kilometer (10 ½-mile) lakeside route in Geneva in under 20 minutes.With his third stage win, the Slovenian rider ended the six-day ...

Update: Ebola deaths top 1,000 in Congo outbreak

Africa 05/03/19, 13:24

The Latest on the Ebola outbreak in Congo (all times local):7:15 p.m.Congo's Health Ministry says more than 1,000 people have died in an Ebola outbreak that started in August.FILE - In this Sunday, Sept 9, 2018 file photo, Kasereka Mulanda, 24, talks with his wife who is suffering from the ...

UN: Congo should exceed 1,000 Ebola deaths on Friday

World 05/03/19, 09:18

Ebola deaths in Congo's latest outbreak are expected to exceed 1,000 later on Friday, the World Health Organization announced, as attacks continue on health workers trying to contain the virus's spread.The outbreak that was declared in eastern Congo in August is already the second deadliest in history, and efforts to ...

US wins WTO case against China over grain exports

Business 04/18/19, 13:07

The World Trade Organization handed the United States a win Thursday in a trade dispute with China, ruling that Beijing did not fairly administer quotas on U.S. wheat, rice and corn. The WTO, the Geneva organization that oversees the rules of global trade, found that China had not been transparent, predictable ...

Congo’s Ebola outbreak might be declared global emergency

Africa 04/12/19, 07:35

A top Red Cross official said Friday he's "more concerned than I have ever been" about the possible regional spread of the Ebola virus in Congo after a recent spike in cases. Emanuele Capobianco spoke by phone ahead of a key World Health Organization meeting in Geneva later Friday about whether ...

Life as an EU satellite: Swiss, Turks hold lessons for UK

Europe 04/05/19, 03:48

Britons wondering what life could be like outside the European Union might consider how the Swiss, Turks or Norwegians have fared: They know well the benefits and headaches of being close to — but not part of — the gargantuan economic and political bloc.Switzerland, Norway and Turkey are among several ...

Experts push for global database of gene-editing research

U.S. 03/19/19, 12:41

An expert committee convened by the World Health Organization is calling for the U.N. health agency to create a database of scientists working on gene editing.The recommendation was announced Tuesday after a two-day meeting in Geneva to examine the scientific, ethical, social and legal challenges of such research.Last year, a ...

Attacks could reverse gains in Congo’s Ebola fight, says WHO

Africa 03/14/19, 10:35

Attacks on Ebola treatment centers in eastern Congo threaten to reverse the gains being made against the current outbreak of the deadly virus, the director-general of the World Health Organization said Thursday as a fourth assault on a health center was reported.Nearly 600 people have died from Ebola in the ...

Israel opens criminal probe of 11 deaths in Gaza violence

Europe 03/13/19, 12:16

Israeli authorities have opened criminal investigations of the deaths of 11 Palestinians who were killed by Israeli fire during protests along the Gaza border in the past year, a senior Israeli official said Wednesday.Israeli officials briefed journalists in Geneva to rebut allegations contained in a U.N. human rights report issued ...

Update: Plane with Algerian leader takes off from Geneva

Africa 03/10/19, 10:12

The Latest on Algeria's president (all times local):4:05 p.m.An Algerian government plane believed to be carrying President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has taken off from Geneva airport after about two weeks of medical treatment in Switzerland.Algerians gather for a demonstration in Algiers, Friday, March 8, 2019. A festive crowd of thousands of ...

Ride like Putin: 7-ton armored luxury limo on show in Geneva

Business 03/07/19, 11:16

If you want to ride like Vlad — Russian President Vladimir Putin, that is — this may be the limo for you.At the Geneva auto show, Russian automaker Aurus has trotted out a hulky, luxurious Senat Limousine L700 with lines vaguely reminiscent of a Rolls-Royce.It's the European debut of a ...

Most expensive new car ever: Bugatti sells for $19 million

Business 03/07/19, 07:43

The most expensive new car ever sold is a one-off Bugatti luxury sports car that has gone for 16.7 million euros ($18.9 million)."La Voiture Noire" — French for "The Black Car" — is a low-slung sports car with a huge 16-cylinder engine and Bugatti's trademark front grille.The manufacturer unveiled it ...

Looking is free: High-end rides abundant at Geneva auto show

Sports 03/06/19, 06:18

If you like gawking at breathtaking sports cars with enormous engines, flowing aerodynamics and expensive carbon-fiber bodies, then you are in the right place at the Geneva International Motor Show.If you want to do more than look, however, bring money. Lots and lots of money.The Geneva show is a traditional ...

Geneva Auto Show

Business 03/05/19, 13:17

The Piech Mark Zero electric car is presented during the press day at the '89th Geneva International Motor Show' in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, March 05, 2019. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)The Citroen Ami One Concept car is displayed during the press day at the '89th Geneva International Motor Show' in Geneva, ...

Update: Lamborghini rolls out new convertible

Business 03/05/19, 04:16

The Latest on the Geneva auto show (all times local):10:15 a.m.Lamborghini is vying for the younger — and decidedly well-heeled — set with the rollout of its new convertible Huracan EVO Spyder.This undated picture provided by the Volkswagen car manufacturer shows a Volkswagen Buggy electric car. (Volkswagen via AP)Featuring hybrid ...

Geneva show has electrics, sports cars and a VW dune buggy

Europe 03/05/19, 02:44

Carmakers at the Geneva International Motor Show are unveiling new electric vehicles they hope will transform the industry as well as the high-end sports cars that are a fixture at the show.Volvo Car Group's Polestar is showing off a battery-powered compact car while Volkswagen is touting the whimsical ID. Buggy ...

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