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COVID-19 news

Slovakia to test entire population for coronavirus in global first — france24 — 31 October 2020

Poland's health system faces collapse amid COVID-19 crisis — dw — 31 October 2020

IATA CEO Alexandre de Juniac: The cost of keeping airlines flying — aljazeera — 31 October 2020

Long-term symptoms of COVID-19 'really concerning', says WHO chief — un — 30 October 2020

What are the symptoms of COVID-19? The full list, according to the CDC — cnet — 30 October 2020

U.S. reports record nearly 90,000 new coronavirus cases amid surges in every swing state — washingtonpost — 30 October 2020

Americans have bought record 17m guns in year of unrest, analysis finds — theguardian — 30 October 2020

Coronavirus deaths in Hungary hit all-time high — apnews — 30 October 2020

Taiwan just went 200 days without a locally transmitted Covid-19 case. Here's how they did it — cnn — 30 October 2020

Gas and Oil companies shed 400K workers to survive effect of coronavirus — reuters/jpost — 30 October 2020

France: Economy rebounds 18% from first COVID-19 lockdown just as second one begins — euronews — 30 October 2020

Donald Trump Jr. Gets Instant Fact-Check After Most Brazen Coronavirus Lie Yet: deaths down to "almost nothing" — huffpost — 30 October 2020

“Long Covid”: U.K. Ministers gets his facts upside down — fullfact — 30 October 2020

How Do People Catch Covid-19? Here’s What Experts Say — washingtonpost — 30 October 2020

France's new coronavirus lockdown: What is allowed and what is banned? — euronews — 28 October 2020

UNOG reports 34 new staff positive for COVID-19, totalling 91 from March (no web link) — UNOG — 28 October 2020

Study finds more than 80% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients had this in common: vitamin D deficiency — bgr — 28 October 2020

Swiss report more than 8,600 new coronavirus infections, 24 more deaths — reuters — 28 October 2020

Swiss report more than 8,600 new coronavirus infections, 24 more deaths — reuters — 28 October 2020

'Overwhelming' COVID second wave floods Swiss hospitals — reuters — 28 October 2020

Divided Belgium turns into Europe’s worst virus hot spot — pbs — 28 October 2020

Sweden sets new daily COVID-19 case record as infections surge — reuters — 28 October 2020

Wall Street sinks again, with the Dow falling 700 points on lockdown concerns — nbcnews — 28 October 2020

Malaysia's Sept exports rise 13.6%, fastest in nearly two years — reuters — 28 October 2020

Six economists on how to build a fair and green economic system after covid-19: "we are still like weather forecasters a century ago" (paywalled) — newscientist — 28 October 2020

Live updates: U.S. averages more than 70,000 new coronavirus cases a day over a week, shattering records — washingtonpost — 28 October 2020

Melbourne Ends Its 112-Day Lockdown — vice — 28 October 2020

Legendary Paris bookshop Shakespeare and Company begs for help in pandemic — theguardian — 28 October 2020

UN cancels in-person meetings after report of 5 COVID cases — apnews — 27 October 2020

Dr. Fauci says you can stop wiping down your groceries — bgr — 27 October 2020

Oxford Covid vaccine works in all ages, trials suggest — reuters/theguardian — 27 October 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: Lilly antibody drug fails in study, others go on — nzherald — 27 October 2020

Trump admin dismantles 'firewall' for editorial independence at U.S.-funded media outlets — nbcnews — 27 October 2020

WHO COVID-19 vaccine trial seen to start in December — philstar — 26 October 2020

A quirk in human psychology that helps spread COVID-19 — dw — 26 October 2020

Spain declares new coronavirus state of emergency — dw — 25 October 2020

Now 5 in Pence’s Inner Circle Have COVID-19 but he is not quarantining — thedailybeast — 25 October 2020

Coronavirus deaths in Germany pass 10,000: World Health Organization warns that the Northern Hemisphere is at a "critical juncture" — dw — 24 October 2020

29,000 new coronavirus cases reported this week in Switzerland, double the week before — lenews — 23 October 2020

Catchup: Six Feet Is Not Enough and 15 Minutes Is Too Long — elemental — 23 October 2020

U.S. records second-highest single-day rise in COVID-19 infections since pandemic began — reuters — 23 October 2020

Alarm in Europe as COVID-19 cases more than double in 10 days — aljazeera — 23 October 2020

Recovered COVID-19 patients' plasma of little use in treatment — aljazeera — 23 October 2020

The World Health Organization and Wikimedia Foundation expand access to trusted information about COVID-19 on Wikipedia — wikimediafoundation — 23 October 2020

Geneva Health Forum goes completely online: 16-18 November 2020 — Geneva University Hospitals — 21 October 2020

Coronavirus digest: Czech infections breach single-day record — dw — 21 October 2020

Dogs detect coronavirus fast and reliably — why not use them everywhere? — dw — 21 October 2020

Germany's Frankfurt facing massive banking job cuts due to pandemic — dw — 21 October 2020

75 ways Trump made America dirtier and the planet warmer — theguardian — 21 October 2020

How Much Do Masks On Plane Flights Really Cut Your Risk Of Catching COVID-19? A lot, if done right, particularly in disembarking, says one study — npr — 20 October 2020

Immunity from COVID-19 could last for up to 7 months, according to new study — weforum — 20 October 2020

Socially Responsible, Low-Carbon Capitalism Can Ensure 'Job-Full' Recovery From COVID-19 — weforum — 21 October 2020

14-Year-Old Girl Wins $25,000 for Work on Possible COVID Cure — ecowatch — 20 October 2020

Argentina's Covid-19 cases surpass 1 million as spike strains health system — france24 — 20 October 2020

Cathay Pacific 'to axe 6,000 staff and Dragon brand' in bid to stay afloat, with most cuts aimed at Hong Kong workforce — scmp — 20 October 2020

Trump trashes Fauci and makes baseless coronavirus claims in campaign call — cnn — 20 October 2020

Here’s how to rebuild trust in international travel: CommonPass for trust in health data and transparency of entry requirements. — weforum — 19 October 2020

The mental health of aid workers is vital to Covid recovery — genevasolutions — 20 October 2020

China CDC says you can get coronavirus from frozen food packaging — bgr — 19 October 2020

New rules in Switzerland as COVID-19 cases rise fast — lenews — 19 October 2020

Sweden considers 'local lockdowns' as cases rise — Daily Telegraph/nzherald — 19 October 2020

Covid-19: Italy tightens rules after coronavirus cases surge — bbc — 19 October 2020

French ski season begins with COVID-19 rules — euronews — 19 October 2020

COVID-19 causes drop in remittances — dw — 18 October 2020

Victoria’s Covid restrictions ease as Daniel Andrews reveals 25km travel bubble and scraps exercise time limit — theguardian — 18 October 2020

Thailand reports three more local coronavirus infections — reuters — 18 October 2020

Global Coronavirus Cases Rise By One-Day Record Of 400,000 — reuters/huffpost — 17 October 2020

WHO reports record-setting 392,471 new cases of COVID-19 in last 24 hours — cheknews — 17 October 2020

Europe crosses 150,000 daily coronavirus cases mark, a week after reporting 100,000 daily cases — reuters — 17 October 2020

Seven more Swiss Guards have tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing to 11 confirmed cases within the small army that protects Pope Francis — apnews — 16 October 2020

Fauci calls herd immunity concept for coronavirus ‘total nonsense’ — AP/globalnews — 15 October 2020

Coronavirus travel rules: European countries' border restrictions and travel measures explained — euronews — 15 October 2020

'Long COVID' may affect multiple parts of body and mind, doctors say — reuters — 15 October 2020

World Bank approves $12B to finance virus vaccines, care — abcnews — 14 October 2020

Covid-19: New three-tier restrictions come into force in England — bbc — 14 October 2020

WTO enters Covid pandemic fray with dispute over patent rights — source — 14 October 2020

Peru, Bahamas and Puerto Rico sign up to WTTC’s global safety and hygiene stamp: now more than 120 destinations — travelweekly — 13 October 2020

Covid reinfection: 25-year-old Man in U.S. gets Covid twice and second hit 'more severe' — bbc — 13 October 2020

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s distortions on WHO and lockdowns — apnews — 13 October 2020

Covid: bats are not to blame, say scientists — bbc — 13 October 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has claimed one-third more lives in U.S. than reported, study says — nbcnews — 12 October 2020

Trump tests negative for the coronavirus on consecutive days, White House doctor says — cnbc — 12 October 2020

WHO head warns against pursuing herd immunity to stop coronavirus — apnews — 12 October 2020

Four Vatican Swiss Guards test positive for coronavirus — nbcnews — 12 October 2020

COVID-19 virus can last 28 days on glass, currency, Australian study finds — reuters — 12 October 2020

Coronavirus: test that can detect pathogen in 5 minutes developed by Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna — scmp — 10 October 2020

A recent survey conducted in the US showed that the average waiting time for nasal swab-based test results – based on a sample of more than 19,000 – was 4.1 days, with 10 per cent taking 10 days or more.

There has also been an issue with reliability. Even polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, the so-called gold standard of Covid-19 testing, which involves amplifying a specific DNA or RNA sample by copying it millions to billions of times until it is detectable, has been marred by unreliability. Peer-reviewed studies have suggested that up to 30 per cent of PCR tests are inaccurate.

Covid-19 patient with no respiratory symptoms suffers brain damage — scmp — 10 October 2020

Coronavirus: 'Dr Johnny Bananas' and 'Dr Person Fakename' among medical signatories on British pro 'herd immunity' open letter — sky — 9 October 2020

Coronavirus FAQ: What's The Deal With The '15 Minute Rule'? — npr — 9 October 2020

Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 36.6 million, 1.06 million deaths and WHO says Thursday set case record — marketwatch — 9 October 2020

China Joins WHO-Led Global Coronavirus Vaccine Effort, As U.S. Sits It Out — npr — 9 October 2020

Coronavirus: weekly cases more than double in Switzerland to above blacklist's 0.06% — lenews — 9 October 2020

Coronavirus digest: Madrid declares state of emergency — dw — 9 October 2020

UNECE Cities Promote Cooperation on COVID-19, Climate, SDGs — iisd — 8 October 2020

France announces new Covid-19 restrictions as cases top 18,000 for a second day — france24 — 8 October 2020

Trump urges Congress to provide $25 billion bailout for U.S. airlines — reuters — 7 October 2020

We're seeing an "unprecedented loss of small businesses" — and economists fear a major crash looms — salon — 6 October 2020

Facebook removes Trump post comparing COVID-19 to flu — thehill — 6 October 2020

China, 25 other countries call on Western nations to lift sanctions amid coronavirus — globalnews — 6 October 2020

Trump walks into White House without mask after leaving Walter Reed — and other stories — axios — 6 October 2020

One in 10 people may have caught COVID, as world heads into 'difficult period' — WHO — source — 5 October 2020

'A devastating experience:' Temporary layoffs just became permanent for millions of American workers: final jobs report before election — cnn — 5 October 2020

COVID-19 and no-deal Brexit could cost UK $174 billion a year, with 6% GDP drop and losses for a decade — reuters — 4 October 2020

Around 200 Thai workers leave for Israel as coronavirus 'eases' — jpost — 4 October 2020

Britain's coronavirus cases rise sharply to record level — reuters — 4 October 2020

Coronavirus: German cities issue 35,000 fines to rulebreakers, collecting more than €3 million — dw — 4 October 2020

New coronavirus cases are on the decline in only three US states — cnn — 4 October 2020

New joint programme will support countries in upholding rights and dignity of older persons during COVID-19 and beyond: 9 of 10 deaths in UNECE region are over 65s — unece — 2 October 2020

President Trump, first lady Melania test positive for coronavirus — cnbc — 2 October 2020

Dutch COVID death toll much higher than reported in first wave: statistics agency — reuters — 1 October 2020

All the previous postings

Non-COVID news

Nagorno-Karabakh: Armenia, Azerbaijan agree to avoid targeting civilian populations amid peace talks — dw — 31 October 2020

The South Caucasus Imbroglio: Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict – Analysis — eurasiareview — 31 October 2020

Death toll reaches 26 in quake that hit Turkey, Greek island — apnews — 31 October 2020

Nearly 3 months after vote, Belarus protests still go strong — apnews — 31 October 2020

Facebook charged Biden six times more than Trump for campaign ads — thenextweb — 31 October 2020

Mahathir says remarks on French attacks taken out of context: his tweet added "by and large Muslims have not applied the 'eye for an eye' law. Muslims don't. The French shouldn't" — apnews — 31 October 2020

UNDP COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker — undp — 31 October 2020

Ex-FIFA official convicted, PSG official cleared in Swiss corruption trial — newswires/france24 — 30 October 2020

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece:  Fifa's shame (LINK)

Two new studies show, again, that Facebook doesn’t censor conservatives — niemanlab — 30 October 2020

Apple ordered to pay $502.8 million for infringing VPN patents — 9to5mac — 30 October 2020

World Economic Forum and GBBC launch comprehensive effort to survey global blockchain standards — techrepublic — 30 October 2020

Future pandemics likely to be deadlier and more frequent, warns UN panel — france24 — 30 October 2020

Climate pledges from Asia send 'extremely important' signal, says U.N. climate chief — reuters — 30 October 2020

The best way to restore our forests is to let nature take its course — weforum — 30 October 2020

How social media platforms plan to curb fake news about the US election — qz — 30 October 2020

The biggest Pinocchios of Election 2020 — washingtonpost — 30 October 2020

UN chief has plan for eventual peacekeeping exit from Congo — AP/ctvnews — 30 October 2020

Three from India’s governing BJP party killed in Kashmir attack after "land grab" — aljazeera — 30 October 2020

France on maximum alert after deadly church stabbing in Nice — france24 — 30 October 2020

Thwart U.S. veto or await new president? WTO has leadership dilemma — reuters — 30 October 2020

Ex-U.S. embassy worker arrested for sexually assaulting 24 women — AP/cbc — 30 October 2020

In the Philippines, fake news can get you killed — restofworld — 29 October 2020

IOM: 140 dead in weekend migrant ship sinking off Senegal — abcnews — 29 October 2020

UK: Labour suspends Jeremy Corbyn after reaction to anti-Semitism report — dw — 29 October 2020

Co-founder Glenn Greenwald resigns from The Intercept over refusal to publish Biden criticism — thehill — 29 October 2020

Libya faces uphill battle for truth and reconciliation — dw — 30 October 2020

Controlling deforestation and wildlife trade could prevent pandemics — newscientist — 29 October 2020

53 dead, 150,000 at risk from typhoon in Quang Nam, Central Vietnam, worst flooding in decades, says Red Cross (no web link yet) — Red Cross — 29 October 2020

'Comes out beautiful': Trump administration rolls back dishwasher water conservation rules — nbcnews — 29 October 2020

US blocking selection of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to be next head of WTO — theguardian — 28 October 2020

New Report Shows Banks Loaned $2.6 Trillion Linked to Biodiversity Loss in 2019 — ecowatch — 28 October 2020

Visa profit falls 23% as payment volumes plunge — reuters — 28 October 2020

Genocide Survivors Say Guatemalan Government is Blocking Their Fight for Justice — vice — 28 October 2020

26 missing, 2 killed after strong typhoon slams Vietnam — pbs — 28 October 2020

Kashmir daily office, activists’ homes raided by Indian agency — aljazeera — 28 October 2020

Women on 10 flights from Qatar forced to undergo ‘invasive’ examinations — france24 — 28 October 2020

Ground News: Bobulinski allegations about Bidens are a blindspot for Left media — ground.news — 28 October 2020

New York Times: Tax records show Trump had over $270 million in debt forgiven after failing to repay lenders — cnn — 28 October 2020

Seychelles elections: How a priest rose to become president on his sixth attempt — bbc — 28 October 2020

Founder of sex cult sentenced to 120 years in prison in US — france24 — 28 October 2020

Ground News Media Blind Spot report — blindspot — 27 October 2020

Tanzania’s democracy faces a critical test in Wednesday’s election — washingtonpost — 27 October 2020

More than 20 people killed in post-election unrest Guinea over past week — news wires/france24 — 27 October 2020

Trump admin dismantles 'firewall' for editorial independence at U.S.-funded media outlets — nbcnews — 27 October 2020

Amy Coney Barrett Is On The Supreme Court: What Happens Now? — refinery29 — 27 October 2020

Zeta becomes 27th storm this year. The Atlantic hasn't experienced this many storms for nearly two decades — thehill — 26 October 2020

Nagorno-Karabakh: U.S.-Brokered Cease-Fire Falters Soon After It Starts — npr — 26 October 2020

Rwandan genocide suspect Kabuga, arrested in Paris, arrives in The Hague to face trial — dw — 26 October 2020

Conservative U.S. newspaper breaks a 100-plus year streak of endorsing a Republican — cnn — 26 October 2020

How much does a U.S. newspaper's presidential endorsement count? Not much — medianut — 26 October 2020

Somalia conflict: Al-Shabab 'collects more revenue than government' — bbc — 26 October 2020

The world's largest insect farm is being built in France — euronews — 26 October 2020

AI has just revealed there are over 1.8 billion trees in the Sahara Desert: over 1,000 per sq km — weforum — 26 October 2020

Ethereum Dev Fights to Get North Korea Sanctions Charges Dropped — decrypt — 26 October 2020

Zoom finally gets end-to-end encryption, as well as YouTube livestreaming on mobile — androidpolice — 26 October 2020

Malaysia's King has spoken: No emergency. And stop politicking, please. — mashable — 26 October 2020

'Please resign,' Thai opposition tells PM at protest debate — reuters — 26 October 2020

Africa could be about to see its first post-Covid default after Zambia skips interest payment — cnbc — 26 October 2020

Colombia kills top ELN guerrilla commander in military operation — france24 — 25 October 2020

Chileans vote by millions to tear up Pinochet's constitution — reuters — 25 October 2020

Fact check: Trump makes at least 16 false or misleading claims to '60 Minutes' — cnn — 26 October 2020

Nigeria seeks to halt looting amid fury over 'food warehouses' — aljazeera — 25 October 2020

Belarus: Over 100,000 protest against Lukashenko ahead of strike ultimatum — dw — 25 October 2020

Nagorno-Karabakh: US, Armenia, Azerbaijan announce third cease-fire deal after 1,000 deaths — dw — 25 October 2020

Thailand: Protesters keep up pressure ahead of parliamentary debate — dw — 25 October 2020

Pope Francis names 13 new cardinals who could help ensure his eventual successor will continue his legacy — dw — 25 October 2020

Senior al-Qaeda leader Abu Muhsin al-Masri killed in Afghanistan — aljazeera — 25 October 2020

Afghanistan suicide bombing kills 18 — skynews — 25 October 2020

Ethiopia says it will not cave to 'aggression' in dam dispute — channelnewsasia — 24 October 2020

Patreon funding site Becomes the Latest Online Platform to Boot Off QAnon Stans — gizmodo — 24 October 2020

At least 24 dead in suicide attack at Kabul educational centre — aljazeera — 24 October 2020

Gunmen storm school in Cameroon, killing at least six children — reuters — 24 October 2020

Venezuelan opposition figure Lopez abandons Caracas residence to flee abroad — reuters — 24 October 2020

France recalls ambassador to Turkey after Erdogan questions Macron's mental state — theguardian — 24 October 2020

Nigeria’s police order massive mobilization after unrest — apnews — 24 October 2020

IFRC: Nuclear weapons ban: “Today is an historic day. We call on world leaders to act with courage and join the right side of history” — ifrc — 24 October 2020

Now that nuclear weapons are illegal, the Pacific demands truth on decades of testing — theguardian — 24 October 2020

Israelis press ahead with weekly anti-Netanyahu protests — AP/yahoo — 24 October 2020

Malaysia's king to consult with rulers on PM's request for state of emergency — reuters — 24 October 2020

U.S. Progressive lawmakers call for United Nations probe into DHS 'human rights abuses' — thehill — 23 October 2020

US joins countries with poor human rights records to denounce 'right' to abortion — cnn — 23 October 2020

Early warning systems a top priority to prevent climate change disasters, says UN report — genevasolutions — 23 October 2020

Chemical and waste management: virtual briefing organised by the Geneva Environment Network — genevasolutions — 23 October 2020

NBC Debate fact check: Trump and Biden face off in final debate — nbcnews — 23 October 2020

Bloomberg fact check (paywalled: tip - save to Pocket) — bloomberg — 23 October 2020

North Carolina man arrested with van full of guns and explosives, had plans to assassinate Joe Biden — thehill — 22 October 2020

International donors pledge nearly $600m to support Rohingya — aljazeera — 23 October 2020

Mufti of Damascus killed in car bombing - Syrian state news — jpost — 23 October 2020

Uber and Lyft drivers are employees, Californian appeals court affirms — mashable — 23 October 2020

Catholic NGO boss accused of racism and abuse in Sudan — thenewhumanitarian — 22 October 2020

Nigeria's Buhari leaves out shootings in much anticipated national address — africanews — 22 October 2020

This Is What the Protests Against Police Brutality in Nigeria Look Like — vice — 22 October 2020

Lawyer: Snowden granted permanent residency in Russia — apnews — 23 October 2020

U.S. Signs Anti-Abortion Declaration With 32 Countries, many authoritarian regimes or flawed democracies — forbes — 22 October 2020

Walmart sues U.S. government over opioid case — reuters — 22 October 2020

Thailand lifts emergency measures in bid to calm protests — AP/cbc — 22 October 2020

Coke is canceling 200 drink brands, including Tab — cnn — 22 October 2020

Catchup: World Economic Forum launches Dashboard for a New Economy, setting agreed targets for recovery — WEF — 21 October 2020

Trump ban on visas cost the US economy $100 billion: Study — economictimes — 21 October 2020

Nigeria says 51 civilians, 18 security forces killed in unrest — aljazeera — 23 October 2020

Croatia accused of brutality, sexual abuse against migrants — apnews — 23 October 2020

Libya's rival factions sign UN-brokered 'permanent' ceasefire in Geneva — euronews — 23 October 2020

U.S. Embassy in Turkey Issues Terrorism Alert and Halts Services — AP/nytimes — 23 October 2020

Trump’s philanthropic claims highly exaggerated — nytimes/rawstory — 23 October 2020

Slovenian premier endorses Trump’s reelection, joins others — apnews — 23 October 2020

Trump campaign spokesperson claims parents of separated children don't want them back — politico — 23 October 2020

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to plead guilty to federal criminal charges, pay $8 billion, and will close the company — cnn — 21 October 2020

Burundi ex-leader rejects life sentence for murder — aljazeera — 21 October 2020

Pope endorses same-sex civil unions in new documentary — dw — 21 October 2020

Ground News Blind Spot: what the left and right ignored — groundnews — 21 October 2020

Afghans jostling for visas sparks stampede, killing at least 15 — todayonline — 21 October 2020

Amnesty International: Protesters reportedly shot dead in Nigeria — africanews — 21 October 2020

Thailand welcomes tourists back as Bangkok protests heat up — reuters — 21 October 2020

Letter calling for Thai PM’s resignation signed by over 1,000 academics — thethaiger — 21 October 2020

Brazil's Bolsonaro becomes first international leader to endorse Trump's reelection — politico — 21 October 2020

London the worst city in Europe for health costs from air pollution — theguardian — 21 October 2020

They once knew which lines not to cross. But Arab journalists say the lines are expanding (paywalled: tip - save to Pocket) — latimes — 21 October 2020

Trump ex-fundraiser Elliot Broidy pleads guilty in 1MDB foreign lobbying case — reuters — 21 October 2020

ITU: Tackling the environmental cost of digital technologies — genevasolutions — 21 October 2020

Central Sahel at 'breaking point': donors pledge €1 bn in aid — dw — 20 October 2020

The Far-Left Wins Back Power in Bolivia. What Does That Mean for the Country's Future? — time — 20 October 2020

Faking the facts about Brexit — fullfact — 22 October 2020

France to 'intensify' actions against Islamist extremism after French teacher beheaded — france24 — 20 October 2020

US Justice Department files anti-trust suit against Google for stifling competition — france24 — 20 October 2020

COVID, tech advances could disrupt 85 million jobs by 2025: WEF — aljazeera — 20 October 2020

Antibiotic resistance: an internationally validated Swiss technology. Basel-based biotech company Polyphor has just received funding from CARB-X, an accelerator driven by Boston University (in French) — heidi.news — 20 October 2020

Hand signals only: How Thais are marshalling mass protests — reuters — 20 October 2020

What Now for Thailand’s Protests? — cfr — 19 October 2020

Swiss wealth manager UBS reports 99% hike in net income to $2.1 billion for the third quarter — cnbc — 20 October 2020

Child labour rising in Ghana and Ivory Coast’s cocoa farms: independent study funded by U.S. Government — aljazeera — 20 October 2020

As the Arctic's attractions mount, Greenland is a security black hole — reuters — 20 October 2020

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece:  Greenland still has unfinished business in implementing self-rule (LINK)

Nagorno-Karabakh fighting continues as second truce fails to hold — aljazeera — 19 October 2020

Thai authorities seek to censor coverage of student protests — pbs — 19 October 2020

Socialists win Bolivia election one year after controversial Morales ouster — axios — 19 October 2020

Doing good with data: U.N. World Data Forum 19-21 October — genevasolutions — 19 October 2020

U.S. charges Russian military hackers with attacking American companies, targeting foreign elections — nbcnews — 19 October 2020

Russia planned cyber-attack on Tokyo Olympics, says UK — theguardian — 19 October 2020

US Alleges Top Russian Cyber Hackers Tried to Cover Digital Tracks With Bitcoin — coindesk — 19 October 2020

Celebrity Endorsement of Environmental Causes: Does It Work?: it reaches new audiences but does not necessarily bring change — ecowatch — 19 October 2020

5 remote-working myths under the microscope:Just 11.6% of people surveyed say they want to return to full-time office work. — weforum — 19 October 2020

Death toll climbs as Nigeria protests spiral — dw — 19 October 2020

Libya: Military leaders resume UN-sponsored talks — aljazeera — 19 October 2020

Trump announces plans to remove Sudan from state sponsors of terrorism list — cnn — 19 October 2020

Supreme Court to hear case over Trump border wall — politico — 19 October 2020

After Republican Senator Mocks Pronunciation of Kamala Harris' Name, Dem Opponent Raises Nearly $2 Million — newsweek — 19 October 2020

French dairy giant accused of polluting country's famous rivers for years — theguardian — 19 October 2020

'I won': Cellou Diallo declares himself victorious in Guinea election — africanews — 19 October 2020

Ghislaine Maxwell cannot keep deposition details secret, rules U.S. appeals court — reuters — 19 October 2020

Job loss is a concern for half of workers across the world — ipsos — 19 October 2020

6 Million Americans Didn't Make Their Rent Payments Last Month — newsy — 19 October 2020

U.S. judge blocks Trump admin plan to cut food stamps to 700,000 unemployed Americans — axios — 19 October 2020

Tens of thousands rally against Pakistani government — reuters — 19 October 2020

Anti-government rallies held across Belarus despite regime threats — AP/euronews — 18 October 2020

Israel and Bahrain formalise diplomatic ties following US-brokered deal — france24 — 18 October 2020

Ankara-backed hardliner ousts incumbent in Turkish Cypriot runoff — france24 — 18 October 2020

U.S. threatens sanctions after U.N. arms embargo against Iran expires — cnbc — 18 October 2020

Former Russian oil boss sues Geneva bank for 'kickback scheme' — swissinfo — 18 October 2020

US woman faces first federal execution since 1953 on 8 December — bbc — 18 October 2020

Lessons from Estonia, the world's most digitally advanced nation — channelnewsasia — 18 October 2020

Shippers Close to Global Deal to Cut Greenhouse Gas Pollution — bloomberg — 18 October 2020

Yemen’s warring sides complete largest prisoner swap in 5 years — aljazeera — 17 October 2020

New Zealand PM Ardern Wins Re-Election In Best Showing For Labour Party In Decades — npr — 17 October 2020

Bulgaria protests enter 100th consecutive day as demonstrators denounce widespread corruption — euronews — 17 October 2020

Tens of thousands rally in Bangkok, defying government crackdown — france24 — 17 October 2020

Transit shutdowns fail to deter fourth day of Thai pro-democracy protests in Bangkok — usatoday — 17 October 2020

Police arrest nine after teacher beheaded in Paris suburb — aljazeera — 17 October 2020

French prosecutor says murdered teacher had been target of threats — france24 — 17 October 2020

Separating fact from fiction in Netflix's 'The Trial of the Chicago 7' — mashable — 17 October 2020

Universal Basic Income App Launches, Gives Users Free Crypto — decrypt — 17 October 2020

California fintech firm Ripple Donates $10 Million to Help the Unbanked and Underbanked — cryptoglobe — 17 October 2020

Man who spent 23 years in U.S. prison for stealing hedge clippers granted parole — cbsnews — 16 October 2020

World Energy Outlook 2020: "Despite a record drop in global emissions this year, the world is far from doing enough to put them into decisive decline" — iea — 16 October 2020

5 takeaways from Trump's and Biden's dueling town halls — yahoo — 15 October 2020

Portland, Oakland sue U.S. federal government over use of agents at protests — AP/globalnews — 15 October 2020

U.S. Intelligence Warned White House Giuliani Was Target Of Russia Disinformation: Report — huffpost — 15 October 2020

Man who spent 23 years in U.S. prison for stealing hedge clippers granted parole — cbsnews — 16 October 2020

Texas CEO who pledged millions for Black students admits $2 Billion Tax Fraud Scheme, the Biggest Evasion Case in U.S. History — newsweek — 15 October 2020

See also later report — AFP/rawstory — 15 October 2020

Ex-Mexico army chief arrested in LA on drugs, money charges — yahoo — 16 October 2020

Doing These 4 Things Will Help Make Your Flu Shot More Effective — travelandleisure — 15 October 2020

Concerns in Geneva the COVID-19 economic shock could trigger a crisis in the global financial system — thegenevaobserver — 15 October 2020

Climate change likely drove early human species to extinction, modeling study suggests — eurekalert — 15 October 2020

Kyrgyzstan’s president announces his resignation amid unrest — pbs — 15 October 2020

Thailand Bans Mass Gatherings in Attempt to Quash Pro-Democracy Protests — vice — 15 October 2020

Navalny Novichok poisoning: EU sanctions hit top Russians — bbc — 15 October 2020

Hunter Biden’s alleged laptop: An explainer — washingtonpost — 15 October 2020

Half the Great Barrier Reef’s Coral has Died in the Past 25 Years — vice — 15 October 2020

Geneva HackaHealth: collaboration and creativity in health technology — genevasolutions — 15 October 2020

I-DAIR promises responsible solutions from new health technology — genevasolutions — 15 October 2020

Study reveals world’s most walkable cities: Bogotá is tops — theguardian — 15 October 2020

G20 agrees to additional 6-month debt suspension for poor nations — aljazeera — 14 October 2020

Top Ten Works of Journalism of the Decade — journalism.nyu — 14 October 2020

Greece: Leader of neo-Nazi Golden Dawn group jailed for 13 years — dw — 14 October 2020

Swiss platform to be launched to combat human trafficking — swissinfo — 14 October 2020

Dutch government backs euthanasia for under-12s — dw — 14 October 2020

Bank of America profit falls 15.6% in third quarter — abcnews — 14 October 2020

Wells Fargo Fires More Than 100 Employees For Covid Relief Fund Abuse — forbes — 14 October 2020

US wholesale prices up 0.4% in September as food costs surge — abcnews — 14 October 2020

Museum in Nantes pulls show after intervention by Beijing: China insists Genghis Khan exhibit not use words 'Genghis Khan' — theguardian — 14 October 2020

Kyrgyzstan election: President rejects new PM Japarov — bbc — 14 October 2020

Half of Australia Great Barrier Reef corals have died since the 1990s, study reveals — dw — 14 October 2020

Trust Valley: excellence and innovation for digital trust and cybersecurity — genevasolutions — 14 October 2020

'Uninhabitable Hell:' UN Report Warns of Planet's Future for Millions Without Climate Action — ecowatch — 14 October 2020

China, Russia elected to U.N. rights council; Saudi Arabia fails — source — 14 October 2020

Switzerland improves anti-bribery record — swissinfo — 13 October 2020

New UNEP report on how financial institutions can aid shift to more sustainable circular economies — unep — 13 October 2020

World Trade Organization: EU can sanction up to $4 billion in U.S. goods over illegal Boeing support — latimes — 13 October 2020

Nobel-Winning Auction Idea Has Failed India — bloomberg — 13 October 2020

Cyprus abolishes citizenship through investment programme — aljazeera — 13 October 2020

Facebook bans Holocaust denial posts, reversing original stance — thenextweb — 13 October 2020

More than 150 aid organisations take stock of how far the sector has come in improving assistance — genevasolutions — 13 October 2020

Humanitarian Accountability Report 2020 (download) — chsalliance — 13 October 2020

Nagorno-Karabakh truce buckles as both sides allege violations — reuters — 13 October 2020

Fifth of countries at risk of ecosystem collapse, Swiss Re analysis finds — theguardian — 12 October 2020

WEF head and Great Reset promoter Klaus Schwab on Post-COVID Capitalism — project-syndicate — 12 October 2020

"Today’s consumers do not want more and better goods and services for a reasonable price. Rather, they increasingly expect companies to contribute to social welfare and the common good."

Fresh tariffs loom in EU-US aircraft spat — reuters — 12 October 2020

Nagorno-Karabakh truce buckles as both sides allege violations — reuters — 13 October 2020

UN, Switzerland and Kenya join the Big Tech governance debate — genevasolutions — 12 October 2020

To beat cancer, EU Commission must first beat chemicals lobby — euobserver — 12 October 2020

Tax records show 200 entities funneled money to Trump properties while reaping benefits from White House: NYT — thehill — 11 October 2020

The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is ushering in a new age of warfare with drones, sensors and long-range weapons — aljazeera — 11 October 2020

'Real and imminent' extinction risk to whales — bbc — 10 October 2020

Armenia, Azerbaijan agree ceasefire, start of 'substantive' talks — rte — 10 October 2020

Nobel Peace Prize Awarded To UN’s World Food Programme — AP/huffpost — 9 October 2020

Ex-Kyrgyz president Atambayev survives 'assassination attempt' — aljazeera — 9 October 2020

13 charged in plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer — cnn — 9 October 2020

US sues Yale over discrimination against Asian-American and white applicants — scmp — 9 October 2020

Swiss hostage killed by terrorists in Mali, says Switzerland — dw — 8 October 2020

Lebanon's Sunni leader Hariri says he fears civil strife as financial crisis hardens — reuters — 8 October 2020

Finalists: World Trade Org to be led by woman for first time — aljazeera — 8 October 2020

UNECE tools and resources help countries reap the benefits of trade for their sustainable development strategies — unece — 8 October 2020

Trust Valley Switzerland (French only) — letemps — 8 October 2020

Teen assumes Finland's PM post for a day in "Girls Takeover" — abcnews — 8 October 2020

EU's new migration pact comes under the spotlight with ministers amid internal divisions — euronews — 8 October 2020

Why 95% mortgages will put countries on course for a house price crash — theguardian — 8 October 2020

Swiss gold refiner defends industry practices after allegations of sourcing gold from risky areas of Peru — swissinfo — 8 October 2020

5% of Coinbase Employees Take Severance Offer Over 'Apolitical' Stance, apparently, to Black Lives Matter — coindesk — 8 October 2020

Britain's Prince William launches annual 5x£1m global environment prizes — reuters — 8 October 2020

New fighting as Russia, U.S. and France seek Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire in Geneva — thehindu — 8 October 2020

Nobel Prize Committee on the 2020 Literature Prizewinner: U.S. poet Louise Glück — nobelprize.org — 8 October 2020

Oil Rises Above $42 On Supply Losses, U.S. Stimulus Hopes — oann — 8 October 2020

Germany says Thai king cannot conduct politics from there — reuters — 8 October 2020

Reports on The U.S. Vice Presidential Debate — ground — 8 October 2020

Millions see conservative groups' climate denial ads on Facebook, despite FB claims — msn — 8 October 2020

Yemen’s overlapping crises: shortfall in international funding is forcing aid groups to scale back their work — thenewhumanitarian — 7 October 2020

Greece's "pushbacks" are collective expulsions prohibited by the European Convention on Human Rights — thenewhumanitarian — 7 October 2020

2 Men Found Guilty For Aiding 2013 Mall Attack In Nairobi That Left 67 Dead — npr — 7 October 2020

UK probe finds no evidence that Cambridge Analytica misused data to influence Brexit — politico — 7 October 2020

Bringing the Silicon Valley spirit to Geneva — genevasolutions — 7 October 2020

WEF 2021 to take place 18-21 May at Luzern Buergenstock — wef — 7 October 2020

Nagorno-Karabakh says death toll among its military rises to 280 since start of conflict — reuters — 7 October 2020

Kyrgyzstan prime minister resigns amid election protests — aljazeera — 6 October 2020

DHS report identifies Russia as main culprit of disinformation in the U.S. — axios — 7 October 2020

EU tussle over climate change ambition hots up after Parliament vote for 60% cut by 2030 — reuters — 7 October 2020

Match-fixing investigation opened at French Open — aljazeera — 6 October 2020

Vietnam detains activist hours after human rights meeting with U.S. — reuters — 7 October 2020

U.S. asks top court to reinstate Boston marathon bomber's death penalty — reuters — 7 October 2020

St. Louis couple indicted for brandishing guns at protesters — reuters — 6 October 2020

Mid-recovery, coronavirus spreading, global central bankers take stock — reuters — 6 October 2020

Nearly half of Amazon rainforest risks tipping into savanna — france24 — 6 October 2020

Thai protesters spark interest in 1976 university massacre — apnews — 6 October 2020

Michael Cohen tells Business Insider he's working to free Reality Winner, a whistleblower imprisoned by the Trump administration for leaking a classified report on Russian election hacking — onlinenews — 6 October 2020

Five bar and cafe owners arrested in Grenoble for running no-log WiFi networks — zdnet — 5 October 2020

Tasmanian devil returns to mainland Australia after 3,000 years — globalnews — 5 October 2020

John McAfee sued by SEC for ICO promotions, arrested on U.S. tax evasion charges — theblockcrypto — 5 October 2020

Three who discovered hepatitis C virus win Nobel Prize for medicine — pbs — 5 October 2020

Why Africa needs a new financial system — dw — 5 October 2020

Bank of Thailand Launches World's First Government Savings Bond on IBM Blockchain Technology — yahoo — 5 October 2020

Some Planets May Be Better for Life Than Earth: Researchers Identify 24 Superhabitable Exoplanets — scitechdaily — 6 October 2020

UNECE Sustainable Cities Week promotes sustainable urban development for a resilient future — unece — 4 October 2020

New Caledonia rejects independence (53.6% said no), will stay part of France — aljazeera — 4 October 2020

Egypt: Authorities arrest journalist who was covering police brutality — dw — 4 October 2020

Armenia vows to use 'all the necessary means' in defence against Azerbaijan — smh — 4 October 2020

New Caledonia 180K+ people vote on becoming independent from France — apnews — 4 October 2020

Kyrgyzstan holds election marked by voter disillusion and party splits — reuters — 4 October 2020

French rescuers search for 8 people missing after floods — apnews — 4 October 2020

David Attenborough’s A Life On Our Planet is an obituary for the Earth: a very different kind of nature show, it's absolutely essential viewing — wired — 4 October 2020

Key insights into land degradation from seven African countries — theconversation — 3 October 2020

The Future of Cities: Quartz articles collection — qz — 4 October 2020

Four innovative design responses to the climate emergency — wallpaper — 4 October 2020

A special videoconferenced session of the "Geneva Trade Week" on accession to the WTO takes place — uzdaily — 3 October 2020

Floodgates in Venice Work in First Major Test — nytimes — 3 October 2020

Twitter banished the worst QAnon accounts. But more than 93,000 remain on the site, research shows — inquirer — 3 October 2020

E-commerce firm Shopee in Thai twitter storm for banning anti-government store — yahoo — 3 October 2020

U.K. and EU extend Brexit talks by a month — theguardian — 3 October 2020

Head of Thai zoos shot dead amid missing wildlife scandal: The suspect was being investigated over the suspicious disappearance of rare animals — nbcnews — 3 October 2020

'A defining moment for Germany, Europe, and the world': Germany marks 30 years since reunification — euronews — 3 October 2020

Fake video threatens to rewrite history but we can prevent it — fastcompany — 3 October 2020

The 10 best news apps to stay informed without all the doomscrolling — mashable — 3 October 2020

Documentary on Khashoggi’s murder released in Zurich — nation — 3 October 2020

John Pilger: Eyewitness to the trial and agony of Julian Assange — johnpilger — 2 October 2020

Journalist dies after setting herself on fire: "Blame my death on the Russian Federation" — cbsnews — 2 October 2020

UN chief: World is living in 'shadow of nuclear catastrophe' — yahoo/AP — 2 October 2020

After 30 Years, East and West Germans Wonder: How United Are We? — nytimes — 2 October 2020

Far-Right former Minister in Italy goes on trial, accused of ‘kidnapping’ refugees by refusing to allow more than 100 refugees to disembark from a ship in 2019 — aljazeera — 3 October 2020

Calls for punishment, aid sector reform after sex abuse scandal in Congo — thenewhumanitarian — 2 October 2020

Julian Assange extradition verdict to be delivered on January 4 — aljazeera — 2 October 2020

Venezuela’s President Introduces Cryptocurrency Bill to Avoid Economic Sanctions — cryptoglobe — 2 October 2020

Belarus cancels all accreditation for foreign journalists — dw — 2 October 2020

15 countries where you can have low taxes, excellent healthcare, and a good life in retirement: Switzerland is No. 2 behind Iceland — businessinsider — 2 October 2020

There is already a beer created by Artificial Intelligence: Deeper is produced in Switzerland — entrepreneur — 2 October 2020

New Caledonia set for second vote on independence from France — reuters — 2 October 2020

Google is giving $1 billion to news publishers — to help convince governments not to tax a whole lot more than that — niemanlab — 1 October 2020

Digital democracy is still a long way off in Africa: it takes more than technology — theconversation — 1 October 2020

Around 2,500 new alien species predicted to arrive in Europe by 2050 – experts — newschain — 1 October 2020

UN agencies including UNICEF, WHO probe claims of sex abuse by DR Congo workers — france24 — 1 October 2020

Belarus activist shares 'Alternative Nobel' with 3 others — ctvnews — 1 October 2020

EU takes legal action against UK over planned Brexit bill — apnews — 1 October 2020

Putin, Macron call for Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire as deaths mount — aljazeera — 1 October 2020

Suicide bomber kills at least nine at checkpoint in Helmand, south Afghanistan — theglobeandmail — 1 October 2020

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