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COVID-19 news

Nearly 40 million at heightened risk of violence, discrimination and rights abuses as Covid spawns a 'coping crisis' — reliefweb — 30 November 2020

Skiing may not spread coronavirus but slopes still risky, says U.N. — pbs — 30 November 2020

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece: Switzerland and the pandemic: Does the economy matter more? (LINK)

IMF: Greek debt sustainable despite pandemic-linked spike — apnews — 30 November 2020

What changes after covid-19? I’m betting on everything. — washingtonpost — 30 November 2020

Turkey’s new virus figures confirm experts’ worst fears — apnews — 29 November 2020

"The healthcare system is near collapse as hospitals are overstretched and staff are burned out and contract tracers are struggling to keep up."

Moderna designed a covid-19 vaccine in just two days thanks to mRNA technology — entrepreneur — 29 November 2020

US hits four million monthly Covid-19 cases as Fauci warns of holiday surge — theguardian — 29 November 2020

A year after Wuhan alarm, China seeks to change Covid origin story — theguardian — 29 November 2020

Trump's Touted 'Coronavirus Drug' Linked To Psychiatric Disorders — huffpost — 29 November 2020

This is how we prevent future pandemics, say 22 leading scientists — weforum — 27 November 2020

Total Covid-19 Cases In U.S. May Be Eight Times Higher Than Reported, Scientists Estimate — forbes — 26 November 2020

New early coronavirus symptoms have been discovered: nasal dryness- study — jpost — 26 November 2020

Coronavirus live news: Swedish royals self-isolating after positive test; Germany extends partial lockdown — theguardian — 26 November 2020

Signs You've Already Had COVID, According to Doctors — eatthis — 26 November 2020

Sudan's Former PM Sadiq Al-Mahdi Dies Of Coronavirus — afp/barrons — 26 November 2020

2020

This new tool helps you calculate your event’s risk of COVID-19 — weforum — 25 November 2020

Nationwide coronavirus surge pushes hospitals to the edge — cbsnews — 25 November 2020

No skiing in France before January, says Macron — reuters — 24 November

Covid-19: World's top latex glove maker (in Malaysia) shuts factories after almost half workers test positive — bbc — 24 November 2020

Small social gatherings scapegoated for virus spreading — nytimes — 23 November 2020

"For some politicians, it’s easier to point to the individual actions of private citizens rather than enact the politically fraught public health rules that may actually make a difference, like closing businesses and mandating mask-wearing."

Russia's cases, fatalities surge; world death toll nears 1.4 million — upi — 22 November 2020

Two School Districts Had Different Mask Policies. Only One Had a Teacher on a Ventilator. — propublica — 22 November 2020

Coronavirus: United States soars past 12 million cases as virus spreads rapidly — AP/scmp — 22 November 2020

CDC recommends preflight testing for those planning to fly internationally — washingtonpost — 22 November 2020

Airflow studies reveal strategies to reduce indoor transmission of COVID-19 — eurekalert — 22 November 2020

Staying six feet apart "offers little protection from pathogen-bearing aerosol droplets sufficiently small to be continuously mixed through an indoor space."

Trump addresses virtual G-20 summit, heads out to golf course before session on pandemic — thehill — 21 November 2020

WHO pandemic envoy slams Swiss Covid response — swissinfo — 21 November 2020

Mexico reaches 100,000 COVID deaths — dw — 21 November 2020

Donald Trump Jr tests positive for coronavirus — bbc — 21 November 2020

COVID-19 patients have immunity for six months, study finds — euronews — 20 November 2020

Rich countries block COVID-19 drugs rights waiver at WTO — aljazeera — 20 November 2020

AI Predicts Highest Risk U.S. Counties During Covid-19 Surge — directrelief — 20 November 2020

US seeing unprecedented coronavirus spread, White House says — cnn — 20 November 2020

India’s coronavirus cases surpass 9 million — aljazeera — 20 November 2020

Mexico Covid-19 deaths exceed 100,000, making it fourth country to pass grim milestone — news wires/france24 — 20 November 2020

Swiss government promises one billion francs for Covid hit businesses — lenews — 19 November 2020

Lockdowns In Europe Avoidable, School Closures Not Effective - WHO Europe — news18 — 19 November 2020

One of California Gov. Newsom's children quarantines after potential exposure from classmate at school — politico — 20 November 2020

W.H.O. Rejects Antiviral Drug Remdesivir as a Covid Treatment — nytimes — 19 November 2020

African continent hits 2 million confirmed coronavirus cases — abcnews — 19 November 2020

Danish Prime Minister selects new minister following mink culling scandal — euronews — 19 November 2020

The mystery of Bristol's soaring Covid-19 infection rate — source — 19 November 2020

Please Ignore the ‘Mouthwash Kills COVID’ Story — vice — 17 November 2020

North Dakota Hits Highest COVID-19 Mortality Rate In The World — huffpost — 16 November 2020

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson self-isolating after coronavirus exposure — nbcnews — 16 November 2020

WHO dashboard documents record daily Covid-19 cases — france24 — 15 November 2020

Pandemic leads tens of thousands of international students to delay plans to enter U.S. colleges, survey shows — washingtonpost — 16 November 2020

Hackers sponsored by Russia and North Korea are targeting COVID-19 researchers — arstechnica — 14 November 2020

Far-Right Anti-Vaxxers Are Targeting the German Co-Developer of the COVID Vaccine — vice — 13 November 2020

Catchup: Restaurants, gyms, hotels pose highest COVID-19 risk, new U.S. study says — cbsnews — 12 November 2020

Masks do protect wearers from Covid-19 after all, US CDC finally admits — scmp — 12 November 2020

Ukraine's President Zelenskyy hospitalised after contracting coronavirus — aljazeera — 12 November 2020

U.S. hospitalizations hit all-time high with 145,000 new infections — washingtonpost — 12 November 2020

France worst affected country in Europe — dw — 12 November 2020

Pacific isles among the last virus-free places — apnews — 12 November 2020

Trump rails against 'medical deep state' after Pfizer vaccine news comes after Election Day — washingtonpost — 12 November 2020

Danish government stops order to cull millions of mink over COVID-19 mutation (video) — cbsnews — 12 November 2020

Italy tightens COVID-19 restrictions for five hard-hit regions — axios — 11 November 2020

Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Has a 90 Percent Efficacy Rate: What Does That Mean? — newsweek — 11 November 2020

Pfizer, Eli Lilly Breakthroughs Provide Hope for Ending Pandemic (paywalled: tip - save to Pocket) — bloomberg — 10 November 2020

Brazil suspends trials of China's Sinovac coronavirus vaccine, citing 'serious adverse event' — cnn — 10 November 2020

Ukrainian President Zelenskyy tests positive for COVID-19 — aljazeera — 9 November 2020

U.S. reports 130,000 new coronavirus cases, fourth straight daily record — reuters — 8 November 2020

French COVID-19 deaths top 40,000 — reuters/msn — 8 November 2020

Biden to announce coronavirus task force as part of presidential transition — cnn — 7 November 2020

Italy hits record 39,800 daily coronavirus cases — pbs — 7 November 2020

France posts record number of new coronavirus cases at more than 60,000 — reuters/france24 — 6 November 2020

National Geographic: The WHO is hunting for the coronavirus’s origins. Here are the new details: Challenges NYTimes election day account — nationalgeographic — 7 November 2020

BBC correspondent: 'Long Covid has left me exhausted for seven months' — bbc — 7 November 2020

UN summit in December to push action on COVID-19 pandemic — apnews — 6 November 2020

WHO looks at mink farm biosecurity globally after Danish coronavirus cases — reuters — 6 November 2020

In COVID clampdown, China bars travellers from Britain, France, India — reuters — 5 November 2020

United States tops 100,000 new coronavirus cases in a day for first time — washingtonpost — 5 November 2020

Paris bans nightime food and drink delivery to tackle worsening COVID-19 crisis — reuters — 5 November 2020

Pandemic puts Indonesia into recession; 1st time in 20 years — AP/wbrz — 5 November 2020

Four Italian regions, including Milan, put under lockdown — AP/yahoo — 4 November 2020

Coronavirus rules for care homes are too strict and not science-based — newscientist — 4 November 2020

Denmark to cull up to 17M minks after coronavirus mutation spreads to humans — globalnews — 4 November 2020

UK records highest death toll in six months and 20,000 new cases — Reuters/metro — 3 November 2020

Coronavirus: Italy has highest daily death toll in six months, Hungary, Netherlands set new measures — euronews — 3 November 2020

61,000+ U.S. Kids Caught COVID-19 Last Week — thedailybeast — 3 November 2020

As U.S. votes, New York Times publishes report that "the World Health Organization concealed concessions to China" and let it "take charge" on coronavirus: newest section here — nytimes — 3 November 2020

Trump says he's ready to oust Fauci — msnbc — 2 November 2020

Walmart abandons shelf-scanning robots, lets humans do work — wsj — 2 November 2020

WHO director goes into self-quarantine after contact with person exposed to COVID-19 — abcnews — 2 November 2020

Germany launches 4-week partial shutdown to curb coronavirus — AP/pbs — 2 November 2020

All covid news October 2020

Non-COVID news

UN to Issue First-Ever Global Report on Harmful Algal Blooms — eurekalert — 30 November 2020

Catchup: Plastic in paradise: Goldman prize winner's fight to protect Bahamas — theguardian — 30 November 2020

French parliament drops draft law curtailing right to film police — france24 — 30 November 2020

Moldova's new president calls for Russian troops to withdraw from territory — bbc — 30 November 2020

'Any and all possible offenses': Trump pardon grants Flynn a sweeping reprieve — politico — 30 November 2020

"Some legal experts described Trump‘s move as perhaps the broadest act of clemency since President Gerald Ford pardoned Richard Nixon in 1974."

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece: Michael Flynn’s pardon, echoes of Moscow, and time for a new start (LINK)

US: Joe Biden picks Janet Yellen for treasury chief: could be first women to hold the post — dw —30 November 2020

Fakhrizadeh: Hit squads, car bombs and remote-controlled guns: three theories – and we'll never really know the truth. — jpost — 30 November 2020

Brexit: Ministers unveil next steps in England's farming policy: more trees, meadows and wetlands - and fewer sheep and cows — bbc — 30 November 2020

Ministers say it represents the most fundamental shift in farming policy for 50 years.

First major trial on Swiss territory for war crimes to open on 3 December (in French) — heidi — 30 November 2020

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece: Jungle Jabbah and the fight against war crimes impunity (LINK)

White Island volcano: NZ officials charge 13 parties over tragedy — bbc — 30 November 2020

Joe Biden picks all-female senior White House communications team: first time in US history — dw — 30 November 2020

Biden to require walking boot after fracturing his foot — politico — 29 November 2020

Trump underperformed in most counties where he held large rallies — nbcnews — 29 November 2020

White Island volcano: NZ officials charge 13 parties over tragedy — bbc — 30 November 2020

Fox News Host Pulls Apart Election Lies Trump Spouted On Network Hours Earlier — huffpost — 29 November 2020

Media condemnation after photojournalist wounded during Paris protest — aljazeera — 30 November 2020

Afghan officials say 34 killed in separate suicide bombings — apnews — 29 November 2020

France, UK agree fresh deal to curb Channel migrant crossings — newswires/france24 — 29 November 2020

Montenegro and Serbia expel each other’s ambassadors — aljazeera — 28 November 2020

Thousands protest French law restricting rights to film, photograph police — upi — 28 November 2020

Ethiopian government begins offensive in Tigray capital city — apnews — 28 November 2020

Thai protesters flood street with rubber ducks in 'coup prevention' drill — theguardian — 28 November 2020

Trump moves to strip job protections from White House budget analysts as he races to transform civil service — washingtonpost — 28 November 2020

Suspected North Korean hackers targeted COVID vaccine maker AstraZeneca - sources — reuters — 27 November 2020

Iran’s top nuclear scientist killed, Zarif says 'serious indications' of Israeli role — source — 27 November 2020

Ethiopia’s Abiy meets African Union envoys, rejects talks with Tigray leaders — france24 — 27 November 2020

Trump administration moves ahead on gutting bird protections — apnews — 27 November 2020

The Fall of African Football's Most Powerful Man — vice — 27 November 2020

These are the most expensive cities to live in around the world: Zurich top, Geneva 7th — weforum — 27 November 2020

Kylie Moore-Gilbert: Thailand frees Iranians 'in swap with academic' who dated Israeli — bbc — 26 November 2020

Hundreds sentenced to life in prison in Turkey's attempted coup trial — cnn — 26 November 2020

U.N. study shows women working harder, getting poorer during pandemic — upi — 26 November 2020

U.N. Panel: Technology in Policing Can Reinforce Racial Bias — nytimes — 26 November 2020

Second Swiss firm tied to U.S. intelligence allegedly sold encrypted spying devices — swissinfo — 26 November 2020

It is time to decolonise the World Bank and the IMF — aljazeera — 26 November 2020

Trump says he’ll leave White House if Electoral College votes for Biden — globalnews — 26 November 2020

Trump administration removes experts from Defense Policy Board — cnn — 26 November 2020

The 10 best cities to live in the world as an expat: Valencia, Alicante and Lisbon tops — yahoo — 26 November 2020

Ethiopian PM says troops ordered to move on Tigray capital — apnews — 26 November 2020

UN warns of 'very critical' shortages in Ethiopia’s Tigray region — aljazeera — 26 November 2020

Trump pardons ex-National Security Adviser Flynn — bbc — 26 November 2020

Cambodia opens mass trial of opposition activists — apnews — 26 November 2020

South Korean leader of online sexual blackmail ring sentenced to 40 years: uncovered by university journalism students — cnn — 26 November 2020

Thailand's $1bn ketamine bust probably just chemicals after all — afp/theguardian — 26 November 2020

Here's the type and amount of exercise you need, WHO advises — cnn — 25 November 2020

Thai protesters push on despite charges of royal defamation — apnews — 25 November 2020

Far-right political terrorism 'is surging' in Western countries, report warns — euronews — 25 November 2020

Azerbaijan president vows to revive Kalbajar region, ceded by Armenia in Nagorno-Karabakh truce — AP/theglobeandmail — 25 November 2020

UK supermarket and fast food chicken linked to deforestation in Brazil — theguardian — 25 November 2020

Trump Cancels Appearance at GOP Event in Pennsylvania Alleging Voter Fraud — usnews — 25 November 2020

Ethiopian PM rebuffs mediation attempts as Tigray deadline nears — theguardian — 25 November 2020

Trump Races to Weaken Environmental and Worker Protections, and Implement Other Last-Minute Policies, Before Jan. 20 — propublica — 25 November 2020

New Rule Would Allow U.S. to Use More Methods for Executions: firing squads, electrocution — nytimes — 25 November 2020

DOJ set to execute 5 federal prisoners before Inauguration Day — cnn — 25 November 2020

Biden becomes first presidential candidate to win more than 80 million votes — cnn — 25 November 2020

Pennsylvania Certifies Biden As Winner Of Presidential Vote — huffpost — 24 November 2020

Foreign aid to Afghanistan could reach $12 billion over four years, some with conditions — reuters — 24 November 2020

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma pleads guilty in criminal case — apnews — 24 November 2020

Swiss authorities suspect terrorism in Lugano stabbings — dw — 24 November 2020

Tigray force: Ethiopia mechanised division ‘completely destroyed’ — aljazeera — 24 November 2020

‘126 Heartbeats for Geneva International’: Stories from civil society — genevasolutions — 24 November 2020

"Geneva was the only place in the world where they could do their project and make a difference."

News bias tracker for Google Chrome browsers offered by Ground News — google — 24 November 2020

One review: "Good idea - flawed implementation: inaccurate ratings and limited coverage. I tested this app on my Facebook feed. It failed to comment on the majority of political posts, as it seems limited to only mainstream media articles. The things it flagged as 'left wing bias' were mostly wrong -- e.g. the UK Government (gov.uk) was flagged as "100% left-wing biased". I wish!"

Amid Rising Insecurity and COVID-19, Meet Afghanistan’s Funding Needs — Refugees International — refugeesinternational — 23 November 2020

"With an estimated 35 million Afghans in need of a social safety net, this is no time for austerity."

Biden picks John Kerry as climate czar, Janet Yellen as treasury secretary — nbcnews — 23 November 2020

"Alejandro Mayorkas, Biden's pick for Homeland Security, would be the first Latino and the first immigrant to serve in the role."

Trump Administration Finally Clears Way For Biden Transition To Begin — huffpost — 23 November 2020

Nagorno-Karabakh: Thousands displaced by war return home — source — 22 November 2020

Congo warlord sentenced to life for war crimes — reuters — 23 November 2020

US officially withdraws from Open Skies transparency pact —dw — 23 November 2020

Belarus: Thousands continue anti-president protests in Minsk — dw — 22 November 2020

Ethiopia PM gives Tigray 72 hour ultimatum to surrender — dw — 22 November 2020

Judge throws out Trump bid to stop PA vote certification — apnews — 22 November 2020

Trump administration finalizes rule that could make thousands more organs available for transplant — washingtonpost — 21 November 2020

Israeli scientists say they found a way to reverse the human aging process — jpost — 21 November 2020

Biggest African Economy Now In Recession as Oil Output Drops (paywalled: tip - save to Pocket) — bloomberg — 21 November 2020

Biden's margin of victory over Trump surpasses 6 million votes — cnn — 21 November 2020

Coming to Thailand? Check your insurance and ASQ fine print — thethaiger — 21 November 2020

Judge slaps down Trump appointee who has sought to reshape Voice of America and related agencies — washingtonpost — 21 November 2020

Republican Senate signals it will confirm Biden Cabinet if choices "mainstream" — source — 20 November 2020

U.N. prepares for up to 200,000 Ethiopian refugees in Sudan — pbs — 20 November 2020

Ethiopia claims two key towns seized from Tigray fighters — aljazeera — 20 November 2020

Belarus: Thousands attend funeral of killed protester Raman Bandarenka — dw — 20 November 2020

WTO, Geneva’s Youth Discuss Future of Trade and Environment — iisd — 20 November 2020

Trump and his allies have won zero out of the 21 lawsuits they've filed since Election Day — businessinsider — 20 November 2020

Trump unveils plan linking drug payments to cheaper overseas prices — politico — 20 November 2020

The looming health catastrophe that could be more deadly than COVID-19 — weforum — 20 November 2020

A billion people have no legal identity - but a new app plans to change that — weforum — 20 November 2020

The Built Environment and Fashion Industries Are Primed to Lead the Recovery — wef/ecowatch — 20 November 2020

Intl. organization launches new petition against Bahamas oil exploration — politico — 20 November 2020

Key moment in 14th century reveals our effect on the natural world — inverse — 20 November 2020

Biden just announced new White House senior staff – here they are — americanmilitarynews — 20 November 2020

More than a dozen killed in Uganda protests over arrest of opposition leader — news wires/france24 — 20 November 2020

French Caribbean islands poisoned by a carcinogenic pesticide — bbc — 20 November 2020

Hurricane Iota death toll rises in Central America as Honduran president pleads for help — reuters/theglobeandmail — 20 November 2020

Hurricane Iota death toll rises in Central America as Honduran president pleads for help — reuters/theglobeandmail — 20 November 2020

Egypt escalates campaign of arrests after activists meet foreign diplomats — dw — 20 November 2020

Giant rubber ducks become symbol of Thai pro-democracy rallies — theguardian — 20 November 2020

In a worsening Ethiopian war, Eritrea is the mystery player (paywalled: tip - save to Pocket) — theglobeandmail — 20 November 2020

WHO chief Tedros denies Ethiopia’s claims he backs Tigray rebels in conflict — afp/scmp — 20 November 2020

Facebook labeled 180 million posts as 'false' since March. Election misinformation spread anyway — mashable — 20 November 2020

EXPLAINER: A look at Trump’s long-shot legal challenges — apnews — 20 November 2020

Hafiz Saeed, 26/11 Mastermind, Sentenced to 10-Year Jail by Pakistan Court in Two Terror Cases — yahoo — 19 November 2020

Fact-checking the craziest news conference of the Trump presidency — washingtonpost — 19 November 2020

Giuliani Claims Allies of Venezuelan Government Manipulated Ballots in Latest Push to Overturn Election Results for Trump — newsweek — 19 November 2020

Judge halts federal execution of man in Texas teen’s killing — apnews — 20 November 2020

New York authorities investigating millions in tax write-offs from the Trump Organization — cnn — 20 November 2020

AOC Slams Nikki Haley for Suggesting Police Budgets Come From Federal Government: 'I Know You're Confused About Actual Governance' — newsweek — 20 November 2020

Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: Fact-checking misleading images — bbc — 20 November 2020

Joe Biden confirmed as Georgia winner after recount — theguardian — 20 November 2020

Trump administration in 'staggering' isolation at UN on health issues — theguardian — 19 November 2020

Mike Pompeo becomes first top US diplomat to visit an Israeli settlement — ap/euronews — 19 November 2020

Erin Brockovich Slams Joe Biden's EPA Transition Team Pick: 'Are You Kidding Me?' — huffpost — 19 November 2020

Biden nears record 80m votes as Trump persists in trying to overturn result — theguardian — 19 November 2020

Buzzfeed to buy Huffington Post as digital media struggle financially — bbc — 20 November 2020

Wheel-Flash’s minimalist bike reflectors could potentially save thousands of lives each year — yankodesign — 19 November 2020

CEOs abandon Trump — axios — 19 November 2020

Senate confirms Trump's youngest judicial pick as GOP breaks tradition — axios — 19 November 2020

India only G20 nation doing its 'fair share' to meet 2 degree goal — dw — 19 November 2020

Australia: Troops carried out unlawful killings in Afghanistan — aljazeera — 19 November 2020

Asylum Seeker Who Lost His Son on Trek to Greece Is Charged in His Death: Rights groups warn that the charges set a worrying precedent — nytimes — 18 November 2020

Self-proclaimed ‘prophet’ hands himself over to Malawi police — aljazeera — 18 November 2020

NOAA Research Shows Climate Crisis Primary Cause of 98% of Dead Florida Coral Reef — commondreams — 18 November 2020

Alain Werner of Geneva-based Civitas Maxima recognised for his fight in protecting victims of war crimes — genevasolutions — 18 November 2020

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece: Jungle Jabbah and the fight against war crimes impunity (LINK)

US dropping case against former Mexican defense secretary — apnews — 17 November 2020

Senate Blocks President Trump's Controversial Nominee To The Federal Reserve Board — npr — 17 November 2020

Trump fires head of DHS election security agency who vouched for 2020 vote security — apnews — 17 November 2020

Trump Rushes To Sell Oil Drilling Leases in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge — ecowatch — 17 November 2020

Bill Gates says more than 50% of business travel will disappear in post-coronavirus world — cnbc — 17 November 2020

What Obama got very wrong about the media — washingtonpost — 17 November 2020

Hurricane Iota makes landfall in Central America as Cat 5 storm, bringing catastrophic winds — france24 — 17 November 2020

Countries most at risk from climate change being left behind, says IFRC: World Disasters Report (LINK) — genevasolutions/ifrc — 17 November 2020

Peru names third president in a week — axios — 17 November 2020

Biden draws from campaign to fill key White House roles — thehill — 17 November 2020

Ethiopia bombs Tigray capital as it rejects mediation calls — aljazeera — 16 November 2020

Poland and Hungary block EU budget plan — dw — 16 November 2020

Anti-landmines treaty: 'a humanitarian success story’: only Myanmar used them in 2019 — genevasolutions — 16 November 2020

Email reveals 65 virus cases, with 1 cluster, in WHO Geneva staff — apnews — 16 November 2020

WWF Receives $100 Million for Nature-based Climate Solutions from the Bezos Earth Fund — source — 16 November 2020

Cambodia: UN experts alarmed by civil society crackdown, attacks on defenders — ohchr — 16 November 2020

Trump asked for options for attacking Iran last week, but held off, source says — theglobeandmail — 16 November 2020

At least 1,000 people detained in Belarus in a single day following protester's death — cnn — 16 November 2020

Peru now has no president as crisis takes chaotic turn — apnews — 16 November 2020

Bolsonaro-backed candidates sink in Brazil’s local elections — france24 — 16 November 2020

The 3 winners of the World Economic Forum New Champions awards — source — 16 November 2020

Citizen journalist facing jail in China for Wuhan Covid reporting — theguardian — 16 November 2020

Once-Reformist Crown Prince Takes the Helm as PM in Bahrain (paywalled: tip - save to Pocket) — bloomberg — 16 November 2020

Africa’s internet economy is booming but it needs more homegrown software developers — qz — 16 November 2020

Rocket attacks on Eritrea spark fears of dangerous escalation of Ethiopia war — theglobeandmail — 16 November 2020

Islanders And Protestors Reject UN Shipping Climate Proposal As 'Greenwashing' — forbes — 16 November 2020

Moldova pro-EU candidate wins presidency — dw — 15 November 2020

Western Sahara independence leader declares the end of a 29-year-old ceasefire with Morocco — cnn — 15 November 2020

Azerbaijan agrees to extend deadline for Armenian forces to leave ceded territory — euronews — 15 November 2020

Afghanistan: 'Mastermind' behind Kabul University attack arrested — dw — 14 November 2020

Typhoon Vamco devastates the northern Philippines, leaving scores dead — dw — 14 November 2020

Thousands rally in Georgia’s Tbilisi against election results — aljazeera — 14 November 2020

With protests muzzled, Hong Kong takes aim at the press — washingtonpost — 14 November 2020

Cummings gone: UK PM’s top aide leaves with immediate effect — aljazeera — 14 November 2020

Trump's own people turn on him: Acting DHS secretary refuses order to fire top security official — salon — 14 November 2020

Al Qaeda's No. 2, Accused in U.S. Embassy Attacks, Was Killed in Iran — nytimes — 13 November 2020

Switzerland starts 'rolling review' of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine — jpost — 13 November 2020

Zambia to default on foreign debt, finance minister says — aljazeera — 13 November 2020

Croatia: Former PM Sanader found guilty of corruption, again — sentenced to 8 more years — dw — 13 November 2020

Five judges elected to UN’s International Court of Justice — dw — 13 November 2020

Fourth Pentagon official to depart in 24-hour purge — cnn — 13 November 2020

Two Homeland Security officials forced to resign by White House — cnn — 12 November 2020

Report: Swiss government long in dark until 2019 over CIA front company though intelligence services knew for nearly 20 years (English): original French report — axios — 13 November 2020

Tripadvisor Labels Thai Hotel With Warning — After Guest Does Jail Time For Leaving Bad Review — forbes — 13 November 2020

What is Newsmax? Everything you need to know about the obscure pro-Trump TV network. — mashable — 13 November 2020

UN: 870K measles cases in 2019, highest number in 23 years — apnews — 12 November 2020

At least 74 drown after migrant boat breaks down off Libya coast — AP/euronews — 12 November 2020

Dalai Lama Urges Global Climate Action in New Book — ecowatch — 12 November 2020

Europe's Teenage Drug Use Hotspots Revealed By New Study — vice — 12 November 2020

How the coronavirus pandemic altered the watchmaking industry — euronews — 12 November 2020

One third of Swiss prone to believing conspiracy theories — lenews — 12 November 2020

Aid groups unable to supply Ethiopia's Tigray region, UN warns — reuters/theguardian — 12 November 2020

Why hurricanes are retaining power after they strike land — mashable — 12 November 2020

Greece is slashing some income taxes to lure remote workers from abroad — cnbc — 12 November 2020

China's delayed launch for world’s largest carbon trading scheme scheduled for 2025 — reuters/weforum — 12 November 2020

Defiant Hong Kong opposition condemned by China — bbc — 12 November 2020

Russian Pink Diamond Sets Record Price at Sotheby’s in Geneva — bloomberg — 12 November 2020

Forget Russia—Iranian Hackers Behind Malicious New Cyber Attacks, Warns New Report — forbes — 12 November 2020

Geneva Health Forum: Spirit of 'reverse innovation' drives new digital health technologies — genevasolutions — 12 November 2020

Australia to prosecute troops for war crimes in Afghanistan — apnews — 12 November 2020

Barcelona launches 10-year plan to reclaim city streets from cars — theguardian — 11 November 2020

DCAF: A ground-breaking initiative turns 10 — dcaf — 11 November 2020

Libya peace talks reach 'breakthrough' agreement to hold elections — france24 — 11 November 2020

Organized crime in the fisheries sector threatens a sustainable ocean economy — nature — 11 November 2020

Trump voters are flocking to a TV channel that claims Biden is not president-elect — cnn — 11 November 2020

WHO told to step up investigations into Covid-19 virus origin — genevasolutions — 11 November 2020

Iran's explanations on uranium stockpile 'not credible', UN nuclear watchdog says — france24 — 11 November 2020

Development banks pledge climate action but keep fossil fuels — aljazeera — 11 November 2020

Azerbaijan’s drones owned the battlefield in Nagorno-Karabakh — and showed future of warfare — washingtonpost — 11 November 2020

Switzerland agrees to more financial transparency from 2021 — swissinfo — 11 November 2020

Bahrain’s Long-Serving Prime Minister, accused of corruption in Arab Spring, Dies in Mayo Clinic at Age 84 — bloomberg — 11 November 2020

Biden Has Finally Won Arizona, Turning It Democratic For The First Time In Decades — buzzfeednews — 11 November 2020

Australia: Police expose global child sex abuse ring — dw — 11 November 2020

Study confirms racism and police brutality in Germany — dw — 11 November 2020

Misinformation channels claim Biden is no longer President-elect. — cnn — 11 November 2020

Day after defense secretary fired, top Pentagon policy official resigns — abcnews — 11 November 2020

Boris Johnson's Congratulations To Biden Also Contains An Erased Message For Trump — huffpost — 11 November 2020

In battleground states, few counties flipped even when states did — nbcnews — 11 November 2020

Biden not getting intelligence reports because Trump officials won't recognize him as president-elect — nbcnews — 10 November 2020

What 'blue wave'? Why pre-election polls faltered again — csmonitor — 10 November 2020

A gaping hole in the GOP’s voter fraud push — washingtonpost — 10 November 2020

Evidence suggests at least 3 state Senate candidates in Florida were plants funded by Republican dark money — local10 — 10 November 2020

LA Times to pay $3M to settle journalist discrimination case — apnews — 10 November 2020

Prince Charles: 10 actions we must take to drive the green recovery — weforum — 10 November 2020

Trump Just Fired One of the Country's Top Climate Scientists — vice — 10 November 2020

6 lawsuits Donald Trump is going to have to deal with when he leaves office — cnn — 10 November 2020

Thousand fleeing fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray region cross into Sudan — france24 — 10 November 2020

CERN artwork authentication technology wins ArtTech award: The technology has already made it possible to authenticate paintings by masters such as Raphael, Edvard Munch and Vincent van Gogh. — genevasolutions — 10 November 2020

Red Cross launches massive, multi-country operation and CHF20m appeal as horror of Hurricane Eta emerges — ifrc — 10 November 2020

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia say sign deal to end Nagorno-Karabakh conflict — reuters/jpost — 10 November 2020

Peru's Congress votes to oust president Vizcarra amid pandemic crisis — apnews — 10 November 2020

Trump campaign continues legal fight in key battleground states — euronews — 10 November 2020

Infographics vs. Post-Truth: The New Disregard for Information — gestalten — 10 November 2020

DOJ's election crimes chief resigns after Barr directs prosecutors to probe voter fraud claims — nbcnews — 10 November 2020

Facebook takes down a widespread network of pages tied to Stephen Bannon for pushing misinformation — washingtonpost — 10 November 2020

What Is Parler? Everything You Need To Know About The Conservative Social Network — mashable — 10 November 2020

Catchup: UNRWA boss: The Agency has not yet secured sufficient funding under the Programme Budget to fully pay the salaries of all our staff for the month of November 2020. — unrwa — 9 November 2020

Evo Morales returns to Bolivia, ending year in exile — apnews — 9 November 2020

Myanmar: Suu Kyi's NLD party claims victory in polls — dw — 10 November 2020

UNDP Shortlists 28 Growth Stage Impact Ventures for the SDGs — impakter — 9 November 2020

U.K. NHS signs up for Tim Berners-Lee pilot to reinvent web — irishtimes — 9 November 2020

Rwanda genocide 'financer' to face UN tribunal at The Hague — aljazeera — 9 November 2020

Injection prevents women from contracting HIV, study finds — aljazeera — 9 November 2020

U.S. criticised for police brutality, racism at U.N. rights review — reuters — 9 November 2020

Trump says Defense Secretary Mark Esper has been 'terminated' — cnbc — 9 November 2020

White House removes leader of major climate report — thehill — 9 November 2020

Trump administration sued for failing to update efficiency standards for 25 appliances — thehill — 9 November 2020

Trump administration faces suit over removal of endangered species protections for gray wolves — thehill — 9 November 2020

The long love affair between Fox News and Trump may be over. Here’s how it all soured last week. — washingtonpost — 9 November 2020

Top congressional Republicans still haven't acknowledged Biden's victory — cnn — 9 November 2020

Claims that dead people voted went viral. These are the facts — cnn — 8 November 2020

UN-backed conference is latest effort at peace for Libya — dw — 9 November 2020

Lonely Planet's best cities: London tops but Dubai, Singapore and Abu Dhabi are there — lonelyplanet — 9 November 2020

The former CEO of Google has applied to become a citizen of Cyprus — vox — 9 November 2020

Tim Berners-Lee startup launches privacy-focused service to secure your data — cnet — 8 November 2020

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece: A SOLID defender of Internet users (LINK)

Kenyan journalist reports on US election like Americans report on other elections — threadreaderapp — 8 November 2020

PM who won Nobel peace prize takes Ethiopia to brink of civil war — theguardian — 8 November 2020

Tropical Storm Eta lashes Florida after slamming Cuba, and 100 missing or dead in Guatemala — nbcnews — 8 November 2020

Thai protesters defy police water cannons to deliver protest letters for king — AP/yahoo — 8 November 2020

If we could change for Covid-19, we can change for the climate, says Naomi Klein — straitstimes — 8 November 2020

Third world war a risk in wake of pandemic, says UK defence chief — theguardian — 8 November 2020

UAE overhauls laws to bolster women’s rights, decriminalize alcohol — nypost — 7 November 2020

Trump refuses to accept Biden victory, promises legal challenges — thehill — 7 November 2020

Trump quietly fires three agency heads amid presidential vote count — nypost — 7 November 2020

Facebook, Twitter tested by Trump's false victory claims — cnet — 7 November 2020

Trump Legal Team Holds News Conference At Drab Garden Centre "between Adult Book Store and Crematorium" — slate — 7 November 2020

Gun-waving St. Louis couple sues news photographer for photos on private road — ctvnews — 7 November 2020

An Afghan Woman Mayor loses Father in attack meant for her — nytimes — 7 November 2020

Bomb attack kills former Afghan TV presenter — channelnewsasia — 7 November 2020

U.S. Aid Agency to Grant $20 Million to Fund Sudan Wheat Purchases — reuters/usnews — 7 November 2020

Belarus opens first nuclear power plant amid criticism from Lithuania — AP/euronews — 7 November 2020

EU slaps sanctions on Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus, his son and his advisers — AP/euronews — 7 November 2020

Guinea top court declares Alpha Conde elected president — aljazeera — 7 November 2020

Ivory Coast opposition leader arrested for setting up rival government — aljazeera — 7 November 2020

Athens' first mosque in nearly 200 years opens for Friday prayers — cnn — 7 November 2020

Move over Silicon Valley, these five countries are the new startup hub: Singpore, Israel, South Korea, Kenya, Brazil — theprint — 7 November 2020

Second-highest-ranking official at USAID ousted to keep Trump appointee in job — cnn — 7 November 2020

Former energy Chair Chatterjee on demotion by Trump: 'I don't give a f@&!' — thehill — 7 November 2020

US election: Trump emails Americans demanding money to defend election - half goes to paying off his debt — nzherald — 7 November 2020

U.S. Postal Service delivers 40,000 more ballots after court-ordered sweep — thehill — 6 November 2020

Giving a voice back to the voiceless: a call to empower refugees — genevasolutions — 7 November 2020

The US went more than 2 months before amassing its first 200,000 COVID-19 cases — its latest 200,000 have come in just the past 2 days: (paywalled: tip - save to Pocket) — source — 7 November 2020

Hotspots in four countries on brink of famine, UN warns — — 6 November 2020

Climate change and food demand could shrink species' habitats by almost a quarter by 2100 — sciencedaily — 6 November 2020

Prominent Zimbabwe journalist remains behind bars for tweet on gold smuggling — aljazeera — 6 November 2020

Swiss government rejects call to abolish the crime of blasphemy — lenews — 6 November 2020

Twitter Permanently Suspends Steve Bannon Account After Beheading Comments — npr — 6 November 2020

America added 638,000 jobs last month but is still down 10 million since the pandemic started — cnn — 6 November 2020

Counties with worst virus surges overwhelmingly voted Trump — apnews — 6 November 2020

Israel razes most of Palestinian Bedouin village in West Bank on U.S. election day in largest demolition in years, United Nations official says — cbc — 5 November 2020

E.S. Reddy, Who Led U.N.'s Efforts Against Apartheid, Dies at 96 — nytimes — 5 November 2020

UN Habitat: World Cities Report 2020 (PDF) — unhabitat — 5 November 2020

Solar power could provide energy for the world’s most vulnerable. Here are 5 ways to pay for it — weforum — 5 November 2020

MIT: It might not feel like it, but the election is working — technologyreview — 5 November 2020

U.S. election maps are wildly misleading, so this designer fixed them — fastcompany — 5 November 2020

Blockchain in journalism: Winds of change carry media to new frontiers — cointelegraph — 5 November 2020

Financial scandal: Pope moves against secretariat of state — aljazeera — 5 November 2020

Kosovo’s president Hashim Thaci resigns to face war crimes charges at international court — apnews — 5 November 2020

Nile dam talks between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan fail again — aljazeera/news24 — 5 November 2020

U.S. seizes over $1 billion in bitcoin tied to 'Silk Road' — nbcnews — 5 November 2020

"Geneva is to become the international capital of digital governance" — eda — 4 November 2020

The strengths and weaknesses of Swiss cybersecurity — eda — 4 November 2020

TikTok takes down Republican election misinformation aimed at younger users — techcrunch — 4 November 2020

UN's $5.1 Billion Shortfall Threatens Operations Worldwide — source — 5 November 2020

Ethiopia is on the brink of a civil war after the government orders attacks on a key region — qz — 4 November 2020

As of Now, the U.S. Is Officially Out of the Paris Climate Agreement — nytimes — 4 November 2020

New Jersey Governor Signs Strongest Ban on Single-Use Plastics in U.S., Promotes Reusable Bags — commondreams — 4 November 2020

World’s Largest Iceberg Could Collide With Island Home to Penguins and Seals — ecowatch — 4 November 2020

Uber, Lyft drivers aren’t employees after all, California voters say — theverge — 4 November 2020

Ivory Coast: Security forces surround homes of opposition leaders — aljazeera — 4 November 2020

Ivorians flee to neighbouring countries fearing post-electoral violence: at least a dozen dead — unhcr — 3 November 2020

Ivory Coast electoral commission says Ouattara won 3rd term — apnews — 3 November 2020

China slams the brakes on Ant Group's $37 billion market listing — reuters — 4 November 2020

Oregon becomes first US state to decriminalize possession of hard drugs — theguardian — 4 November 2020

New Jersey, Arizona, Montana, And South Dakota Voted To Legalize Recreational Marijuana: Washington, DC, also voted to decriminalize the use of psychedelic substances — buzzfeednews — 4 November 2020

Afghanistan’s one-man crusade to combat Kabul’s crime wave — washingtonpost — 4 November 2020

Thai Airways launches flight over Buddhist shrines for religious worshippers — cnn — 4 November 2020

US election: A 'quiet' day for fake news — france24 — 4 November 2020

Police arrest 14 people after 'lone gunman', ISIS sympathizer, kills four in Vienna — NBC/yahoo — 3 November 2020

Why mobile internet is so expensive in some African nations: in Malawi, people have been paying around 87% of gross national income per capita for 1GB of mobile data. Rwandans only pay 2%. — dw — 3 November 2020

Sri Lankan Navy, Villagers Save 120 Whales After Mass Beaching — npr — 3 November 2020

Why don't more nations hold elections online? Here's how Estonia has been a lone trailblazer — euronews — 3 November 2020

Possible war crimes committed in Nagorno-Karabakh, U.N. rights boss says — reuters — 2 November 2020

All non-covid postings for October 2020

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