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 ...

Electric Jaguar wins Car of the Year in Europe

Europe 03/04/19, 10:23

The electric Jaguar I-Pace has won the Car of the Year award in Europe, the first time the storied brand has been bestowed the prize.The four-wheel drive vehicle edged out the Alpine A110, which is not a mass production car, after they tied for top honors in the first round ...

Electrics, compacts and SUVs share stage at Geneva auto show

Business 03/03/19, 03:37

Carmakers are hoping to give consumers a glimpse of the future at this year's Geneva auto show as they roll out new electric cars and try to re-energize an industry facing serious challenges on several fronts. The Geneva International Motor Show is taking place against a background of slowing sales in ...

Update: UN conference on Yemen pledged $2.6 billion

Europe 02/26/19, 07:16

The Latest on the pledging conference on Yemen (all times local):1:10 p.m.U.N. Secretary-General Antonion Guterres says pledges of donations for humanitarian work in Yemen have reached $2.6 billion, led by the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. That is a 30 percent increase on the amount pledged at a similar ...

South Korea: More needed than just end to North Korea tests

World 02/25/19, 09:39

South Korea's top diplomat said Monday that an end to North Korea's nuclear and missile tests would be good, but "just the beginning," after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would be "happy" as long as no testing takes place. Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said South Korea hopes for tangible results ...

UN expert: Saudis held another hearing in Khashoggi probe

World 02/08/19, 03:29

Saudi Arabia quietly held a second court hearing for 11 people facing charges over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, an independent U.N. human rights expert said, criticizing the kingdom for its lack of transparency in the proceedings over the grisly slaying.Agnes Callamard, the U.N. special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary ...

UN health agency: Rising misconduct reports are ‘positive’

Europe 01/18/19, 07:45

The World Health Organization said Friday that it's seeing increasing reports of misconduct reported by staffers within the U.N. health agency, describing the trend as "a positive thing."WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said the agency has been investigating misbehavior for "years and decades," following the publication of an Associated Press story ...

Russia says US ignored offer to inspect controversial weapon

Europe 01/16/19, 04:26

Russia's foreign minister says that the U.S. has ignored Moscow's proposal to inspect a Russian missile that Washington says has violated a nuclear arms treaty.Sergey Lavrov said Wednesday that Russia offered during talks in Geneva earlier this week that U.S. experts see the missile. He said the U.S. negotiators stonewalled ...

Schumacher’s 50th birthday comes amid celebrations, privacy

Health 01/03/19, 00:01

Against the backdrop of celebrations marking Michael Schumacher's 50th birthday on Thursday, the medical condition of Formula One's most successful driver remains just as fiercely guarded by his close family.More than five years after a near-fatal brain injury in a skiing accident, the seven-time F1 champion continues to be cared ...

Major powers report progress on new Syria constitution body

World 12/18/18, 12:26

The foreign ministers of Russia, Iran and Turkey agreed Tuesday to facilitate convening the first session of a committee to draft a new Syrian constitution early next year, saying they hoped it will lead to the launch of a "viable and lasting" peace process.In a joint statement read out by ...

1 dead, 44 injured in Switzerland bus crash

Europe 12/16/18, 04:59

Zurich police say a tour bus on its way to Germany has crashed in Switzerland, killing one person and injuring 44 others.The dpa news agency reported Sunday that the Geneva-to-Duesseldorf bus crashed at 4:15 a.m. south of Zurich, a city in northern Switzerland that is the country's financial hub.Zurich canton ...

UNAIDS head to quit post early following scathing report

World 12/13/18, 08:45

The head of the U.N. agency focusing on AIDS says he'll leave his post in June, an early departure announced a week after independent experts looking into sexual harassment at UNAIDS blasted its "defective leadership."Executive director Michel Sidibe made the announcement during a UNAIDS board meeting Thursday in Geneva, said ...

UN-led talks on Western Sahara end with plans to meet again

World 12/06/18, 11:27

The U.N. secretary-general's envoy for Western Sahara has wrapped up the first talks in six years over the future of the territory mostly controlled by Morocco, saying the sides have agreed to meet again early next year.Former German president Horst Koehler, hailed "a first, but an important, step" toward resolving ...

UN rights office: Burundi’s government has asked us to leave

World 12/06/18, 08:25

The United Nations human rights office on Thursday said Burundi's government has asked it to leave, months after the outgoing U.N. rights chief called the country one of the "most prolific slaughterhouses of humans in recent times."Spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani in Geneva confirmed they received a letter on Wednesday "requesting us ...

Top diplomats gather at UN meeting to support Afghanistan

Europe 11/28/18, 05:29

Foreign ministers from Russia, Germany, Iran and other countries, as well as EU's foreign policy chief have joined Afghanistan's president and other top officials at a U.N. meeting in Geneva to show support for the impoverished, war-battered country. Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani arrives for a side event, during the Geneva Conference ...

Olympic powerbroker indicted, faces Swiss forgery trial

Soccer 11/19/18, 08:29

Facing a criminal trial in Switzerland, Olympic powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad al Fahad al Sabah temporarily stepped aside from his IOC work on Monday.The Kuwaiti sheikh denies wrongdoing but said in a statement he did not want "these politically motivated allegations to distract attention" from the Olympic movement's work."Sheikh Ahmad has ...

Pink diamond sells for more than $50M, setting world record

Europe 11/13/18, 17:03

Christie's sold the "Pink Legacy" diamond at auction Tuesday for more than $50 million including fees, saying it's a new world record price per carat for a pink diamond. Christie's said that renowned jeweler Harry Winston was the buyer. The auction house had expected to fetch $30 million to $50 million ...

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