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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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