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COVID-19 news

Turkish scientists say they've developed a 10-second COVID-19 test that is 99% accurate — euronews — 31 December 2020

Ohio Gov: 60 percent of State's nursing home staff elected not to take COVID-19 vaccine — thehill — 31 December 2020

Doctors discovered a new way to tell which coronavirus patients will get worse — bgr — 29 December 2020

Russia admits to world’s third-worst death toll, saying fatalities are three times higher than reported — scmp — 29 December 2020

Thailand imposes new restrictions amid coronavirus outbreak — apnews — 29 December 2020

Spain to keep registry of people who refuse coronavirus vaccine — axios — 29 December 2020

German air passengers sue government over €94m COVID repatriation bill — euronews — 28 December 2020

WHO Launches Official Coronavirus App To Provide Credible COVID-19 Updates And Information — mashable — 28 December 2020

'Citizen journalist' sentenced to four years for reporting on coronavirus outbreak from Wuhan — france24 — 28 December 2020

Covid tier 3 rules in England: latest restrictions explained — theguardian — 28 December 2020

Still Disinfecting Surfaces? It Might Not Be Worth It — npr — 28 December 2020

AstraZeneca has worked out 'winning formula' to boost COVID vaccine's efficacy, says firm's boss — afp/euronews — 27 December 2020

EU nations' vaccinations begin as COVID-19 cases surpass 1% of world — upi — 27 December 2020

Hundreds of British tourists around Verbier flee quarantine in Switzerland — dw — 27 December 2020

Why The 'Only 377 Healthy People Have Died Of Covid' Argument Is Total Rubbish — huffingtonpost — 27 December 2020

Thailand experiences worst coronavirus outbreak since pandemic began — skynews — 26 December 2020

After early success, S. Korea sleepwalks into virus crisis — apnews — 26 December 2020

Latin American countries begin mass Covid-19 vaccinations — france24 — 25 December 2020

Over two million cases reported across the African continent — france24 — 25 December 2020

GOP blocks $2,000 checks as Trump leaves COVID aid in chaos — apnews — 25 December 2020

People Who Forgo COVID Vaccine Could Be Limited From Using Public Transportation in France — newsweek — 22 December 2020

Pfizer and Moderna are testing their vaccines against UK coronavirus variant — cnn — 22 December 2020

Netherlands, Panama ban all flights from South Africa over Covid-19 mutation — reuters/straitstimes — 22 December 2020

Taiwan reports first local Covid-19 case in more than 250 days — cnn — 22 December 2020

'I couldn’t be silent': UN whistleblower on WHO Italy report — apnews — 22 December 2020

Florida data scientist who says she was ousted over COVID numbers sues state — nbcnews — 22 December 2020

Study reveals UV LED lights effectively kill human coronavirus surrogate for COVID-19 strain — medicalnewstoday — 20 December 2020

Coronavirus digest: Dutch government bans UK flights over new virus strain — dw — 20 December 2020

Bangkok hospitals prepare for Covid outbreak: The official number of cases for the past 24 hours in Thailand has now reached 576 — thethaiger — 20 December 2020

How China manipulates truth — at scale — propublica — 19 December 2020

What we know about the UK's more infectious coronavirus strain — euronews — 19 December 2020

Coronavirus digest: India's COVID cases cross 10-million mark, though decline since September's peak — dw — 19 December 2020

WHO was warned of fallout over yanked Italy report — apnews — 19 December 2020

WHO: Vaccine program gets access to nearly 2 billion doses — apnews — 18 December 2020

COVID-19 three times deadlier than seasonal influenza, large French study reveals — euronews — 18 December 2020

The Activist Translating Climate Crisis Information Across the Globe — vice — 18 December 2020

France’s President Macron tests positive for COVID-19 — apnews — 17 December 2020

She was demoted, doubted and rejected. Now, her work is the basis of the Covid-19 vaccine — cnn — 17 December 2020

WHO to investigate virus origins in China's Wuhan — bbc — 16 December 2020

Germany enters harder lockdown as virus deaths hit new high — apnews — 16 December 2020

White House security director has part of leg amputated after falling severely ill with COVID-19, fundraiser says — abcnews — 16 December 2020

Moderna's side effects — bgr — 16 December 2020

Germany enters harder lockdown as virus deaths hit new high — apnews — 16 December 2020

How have Thailand and Cambodia kept Covid cases so low? — theguardian — 16 December 2020

Coronavirus: Sweden's health officials 'misjudged' COVID-19 resurgence, says PM Stefan Lofven — ap/euronews — 15 December 2020

How the COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer compare head to head — latimes — 15 December 2020

The countries where the coronavirus has hit hardest: Belgium and Peru — axios — 15 December 2020

Wuhan market: undisclosed map of infections surfaces but significance not clear — scmp — 15 December 2020

Historic US coronavirus vaccine campaign begins today. More than 100 million people, or about 30% of the US population, could be immunized by the end of March. — reuters/jpost — 14 December 2020

China's Sinopharm vaccine: how effective is it and where will it be rolled out? — theguardian — 14 December 2020

Italy surpasses UK for worst COVID-19 death toll in Europe — pbs — 13 December 2020

Eswatini (ex Swaziland) Prime Minister, Who Tested Positive for COVID-19, Dies — reuters/usnews — 13 December 2020

Algeria president makes first appearance since COVID hospitalization — dw — 13 December 2020

'Massive train wreck': One event caused 300,000 coronavirus cases — yahoo — 13 December 2020

December EU Travel Restrictions By Country: Christmas Quarantine And Covid-19 Test Requirements — forbes — 13 December 2020

Guardian: what do we know now about where coronavirus came from? — theguardian — 12 December 2020

Switzerland imposes new Covid-19 curfew to stem rising cases — france24 — 12 December 2020

WHO accused of conspiring with Italy to remove damning Covid report — theguardian — 11 December 2020

One-day US COVID-19 deaths top 3,000, more than D-Day or 9/11 — apnews — 11 December 2020

Coronavirus: Italian scientists find perfect match of Wuhan strain in sample taken from boy in December 2019 — scmp — 11 December 2020

More Americans Have Died From Coronavirus Than in Combat During WWII — newsweek — 10 December 2020

Top Israeli health official: Masks may offer more protection from virus than vaccines — timesofisrael — 10 December 2020

Thailand is opening its borders to everyone regardless of their country's COVID situation — mashable — 9 December 2020

Ground News Blind Spot Report: 1 in 22 Americans have tested positive for COVID (no right-wing reports) — ground.news — 9 December 2020

UNCTAD: Services sector remains hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, dropping to levels last seen in the 1990s — unctad — 9 December 2020

Yes, in the U.S. your boss can fire you if you refuse to get a COVID-19 vaccine — today — 9 December 2020

Covid-19: Singapore 'cruise to nowhere' ends after passenger tests positive — bbc — 9 December 2020

ILO Governing Body calls for urgent action on seafarer COVID-19 crisis — ilo — 8 December 2020

Investment Promotion Agencies from Estonia, India and Rwanda receive UN Awards for excellence in their COVID-19 responses. — unctad — 8 December 2020

The Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency wins special recognition for mainstreaming gender in investment promotion.

Pakistan: Covid patients die due to oxygen shortage in Peshawar — bbc — 7 December 2020

Rudy Giuliani has tested positive for COVID-19, Trump says — abcnews — 7 December 2020

German Study Finds Face Masks Reduce New Covid-19 Infections By 45% — forbes — 6 December 2020

Now, Russian scientists find link between BCG vaccine & Covid-19 immunity — theprint.in/health — 6 December 2020

Suhaila Siddiq, surgeon, health minister and trailblazer for Afghan women, dies of COVID-19 complications — washingtonpost — 6 December 2020

Russia begins distributing its coronavirus vaccine in Moscow — axios — 5 December 2020

UN chief: Vaccine can’t undo damage from global pandemic — apnews — 4 December 2020

CDC Director: U.S. About to Enter Most Difficult Time in Public Health History’ — theglobalherald — 3 December 2020

Last foreign Red Cross workers leave North Korea amid coronavirus curbs — todayonline — 3 December 2020

A better hand-sanitizer against coronavirus than alcohol, and cheaper: why aren't we using it? — fastcompany — 3 December 2020

Former French President Giscard d’Estaing dies of COVID-19 at 94 — aljazeera — 3 December 2020

U.S.: Pompeo is hosting holiday parties at the State Department amid coronavirus spikes — cnn — 3 December 2020

Couple arrested for boarding United Airlines flight to Hawaii after testing positive for COVID-19 — usatoday — 3 December 2020

U.S. CDC Shortens Its COVID-19 Quarantine Recommendations to 7-10 days — npr — 2 December 2020

WHO: HIV services rebounding after pandemic shock — genevasolutions — 2 December 2020

New Orleans swingers event becomes 'superspreader' after 41 test positive for coronavirus — washingtonpost — 2 December 2020

Coronavirus digest: US unveils COVID vaccine rollout plan and more — dw — 2 December 2020

Dr. Scott Atlas resigns from Trump administration — cnn — 1 December 2020

Top race driver Lewis Hamilton tests positive for COVID-19 and will miss Sakhir GP — espn — 1 December 2020

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)

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Non-COVID news

Journalists under threat in 2020: Ten urgent cases — dw — 31 December 2020

Belarus charges independent journalists with tax evasion — dw — 31 December 2020

The world’s largest free trade area starts up on Jan. 1, 2021: in Africa — qz — 31 December 2020

Protesters in Nepal decry dissolution of parliament — dw — 31 December 2020

From "Hillbilly Elegy" to "The Gentlemen", here are the worst films of 2020 — salon — 31 December 2020

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece: Understanding the hysteria over Hillbilly Elegy (LINK)

India's Assam state bans all Islamic schools — reuters/theguardian — 31 December 2020

US hits German, French products with new tariffs in Airbus-Boeing dispute — dw — 31 December 2020

Boris Johnson's father seeks French citizenship — apnews — 31 December 2020

Three Labour frontbenchers quit after defying Keir Starmer on Brexit deal — theguardian — 30 December 2020

UN experts say Trump's pardon of Blackwater contractors violates international law — ohchr — 30 December 2020

Joe Biden can save restaurants with the stroke of a pen. Here’s how. — washingtonpost — 30 December 2020

Russia gives Kremlin critic Navalny an ultimatum: Return immediately or face jail — reuters/nbcnews — 29 December 2020

Donald Trump named 'most admired man' in US, ending Obama's 12-year streak — nzherald — 29 December 2020

China and EU 'on verge' of major investment deal — bbc — 29 December 2020

Hong Kong: 10 defendants face trial over attempt to flee country — dw — 28 December 2020

We Found The Factories Inside China’s Mass Internment Camps — buzzfeednews — 28 December 2020

Climate catastrophes cost nations billions in 2020, report finds — aljazeera — 28 December 2020

UN rapporteur on Assange: 'The US is trying to criminalize investigative journalism' — dw — 28 December 2020

During 2020, the share of engagement of content rated as "generally unreliable" published by the top 100 websites more than doubled to 17% from 8% in 2019. — mediapost — 28 December 2020

France Is Flooding Africa With Fake News — newrepublic — 28 December 2020

Trump’s Cruelty Will Cost Americans Billions For Literally No Reason — vice — 28 December 2020

The U.S. Lower House of Congress votes to override Trump’s veto of a $740 billion defense bill — vox — 28 December 2020

Honduras: Indigenous activist killed in front of family — dw — 28 December 2020

Ugandan journos stage walk out on security presser, protest abuse by security forces — africanews — 28 December 2020

Spain to allow free movement for Gibraltar workers after Brexit — aljazeera — 28 December 2020

Pope formally strips Vatican secretariat of state of assets — apnews — 28 December 2020

EU member states unanimously approve post-Brexit trade deal — axios — 28 December 2020

Game of Thrones video game tycoon dies in suspected poisoning — theguardian — 28 December 2020

Saudi Activist Loujain Al-Hathloul Jailed For 5 Years, 8 Months — afp/barrons — 28 December 2020

Reuters News Agency Condemns Arrest Of Cameraman In Ethiopia — afp/barrons — 28 December 2020

Trump signs COVID relief bill, averting government shutdown — axios — 27 December 2020

Uganda: Bobi Wine says bodyguard killed in violence ahead of poll — aljazeera — 27 December 2020

Syrian refugee camp burned to ground in northern Lebanon — dw — 27 December 2020

Several soldiers killed by gunmen in southwestern Pakistan — aljazeera — 27 December 2020

Qatar to host next round of Afghan gov’t-Taliban talks: Official — aljazeera — 27 December 2020

Top associate of Russia’s Navalny released from detention after trespassing charges — apnews — 27 December 2020

UN expert urges Thailand to stop targeting protesters with royal insult law — theguardian — 27 December 2020

Opposed to Brexit, I’ve seen nothing to change my mind — theguardian — 27 December 2020

India arrests 75 in Kashmir after local elections — aljazeera — 26 December 2020

3 UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic — ap/abcnews — 26 December 2020

Two Afghan police killed as Kabul hit by bomb blasts — aljazeera — 26 December 2020

Pakistani court orders release of men previously convicted, held 18 years, then acquitted in Daniel Pearl murder — cnn — 25 December 2020

From tariffs to visas: here's what's in the Brexit deal — theguardian — 24 December 2020

EU censures France over England port chaos — dw — 24 December 2020

EU bans plastic waste from being shipped to developing countries — euronews — 24 December 2020

Nigeria school abductions sparked by cattle feuds, not extremism, officials say — reuters — 24 December 2020

The End of UN-AU Peacekeeping Mission in Darfur Gives Rise to Protests — africanews — 23 December 2020

Uganda: UN food assistance programme hit as COVID-19 dries up funding — un — 23 December 2020

Press freedom more important than ever, as UN condemns killing of 59 media workers — un — 23 December 2020

Iraq: Trump pardons for Baghdad Blackwater guards ‘contributes to impunity’ says UN rights office — un — 23 December 2020

New Humanitarian 2020 in review: Investigations — thenewhumanitarian — 23 December 2020

More than 100 killed in latest ethnic massacre in Ethiopia — euronews — 23 December 2020

Can Dundar: Turkey sentences opposition journalist to 27 years in jail — dw — 23 December 2020

The UN Pension Fund’s Latest Flareups and Hazards to Whistleblowers — passblue — 23 December 2020

One way Trump could block the stimulus bill: A pocket veto — vox — 23 December 2020

Trump Pardons Paul Manafort, Roger Stone and Jared Kushner’s Father — thewrap — 23 December 2020

Trump Back At Mar-A-Lago, Raising Taxpayer Golf Tab To $151.5 Million — huffpost — 23 December 2020

Millennials are ready to run things — niemanlab — 23 December 2020

Avenir Suisse Swiss Cantonal Freedom Index 2020: the winner is Liechtenstein! — avenir-suisse — 23 December 2020

Flipboard: forgotten stories of 2020 — flipboard — 23 December 2020

U.S. Senate to return Dec. 29 for potential Trump veto override vote — thehill — 23 December 2020

Trump pardons security contractors in deadly Iraq shooting — apnews — 23 December 2020

'Good riddance', China says as Germany leaves UN Security Council — reuters/scmp — 23 December 2020

COVID-19: Switzerland to track British tourists on ski slopes — dw — 22 December 2020

FIFA files criminal complaint against Blatter over museum finance — aljazeera — 22 December 2020

UN probe in Mali sees war crimes, crimes against humanity: Report — aljazeera — 22 December 2020

Human rights court orders Turkey to release Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtaş — euronews — 22 December 2020

Sexual harassment at UN 'on the back burner', says former executive — theguardian — 22 December 2020

World could lose coral reefs within this century, UN environment report warns — devdiscourse — 22 December 2020

UN human rights expert urges Trump to pardon Wikileaks founder Assange — dailysabah — 22 December 2020

Justice Department sues Walmart, alleging it helped fuel opioid crisis — washingtonpost — 22 December 2020

UNECE mobilizes action to tackle $200bn per year damage from nitrogen — unece — 22 December 2020

A company has started drilling for oil just 150 miles off Florida’s coast, prompting a dire warning from members of Congress — South Florida sun-sentinel — 22 December 2020

Israel calls fourth election in two years after parliament dissolves over budget — dw — 22 December 2020

Ground News Blind Spots for 16-22 December 2020 — ground — 22 December 2020

Americans consumed twice as much dubious news in 2020 as they did in 2019. — vox — 22 December 2020

Rebels seize Central African Republic’s fourth-largest city five days before nationwide elections — newswires/france24 — 22 December 2020

Trump sanctions Syrian president's wife, family over ongoing civil war — thehill — 22 December 2020

U.S. Naval Academy physics exams reviewed over 'inconsistencies' — thehill — 22 December 2020

Too big to read: Giant bill a leap of faith for Congress — apnews — 22 December 2020

The New COVID Stimulus Has a Tax Break for CEO Lunches. Seriously. — vice — 21 December 2020

West Point faces worst cheating scandal in decades — bbc — 22 December 2020

U.S.: After 843 days in hiding, migrant couple emerges from church basement — mercurynews — 22 December 2020

Afghan officials: leading journalist shot dead in Ghazni province — apnews — 22 December 2020

Jared Kushner signed off on secret payments to top campaign officials, source says — salon — 22 December 2020

U.S. relief bill's passage sets off scramble to declare victory, assign blame — thehill — 22 December 2020

EPA tightens lead dust standards that environmentalists say don't go far enough — thehill — 21 December 2020

US charges Libyan bombmaker over 1988 Lockerbie explosion — france24 — 21 December 2020

Thai actress aiding protests charged with insulting monarchy — apnews — 21 December 2020

Top Hong Kong activist seeks asylum in the UK — dw — 21 December 2020

U.K. finds 2 men guilty of manslaughter in deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants — nbcnews — 21 December 2020

Essex lorry deaths: The supposed 'VIP' journey that killed 39 people — bbc — 21 December 2020

Brazilian woman forced into domestic slavery and marriage freed after 40 years — theguardian — 21 December 2020

Biden's picks: the Dangerous Fantasy of Hope Rooted in Self-Delusion — commondreams — 21 December 2020

Russian agent 'tricked into detailing Navalny assassination bid' — bbc — 21 December 2020

UN agencies finalize a framework to measure illicit financial flows — unctad — 21 December 2020

Thailand holds provincial elections in test of democracy — reuters — 20 December 2020

Xinjiang forced labour concerns threaten to derail China’s investment deal with EU — scmp — 20 December 2020

How US agencies’ trust in untested software opened the door to hackers (may be blocked: tip - save to Pocket) — scmp — 20 December 2020

'Big win for democracy': Bosnian city of Mostar gets a vote — apnews — 20 December 2020

Trump downplays impact of massive hacking, questions Russia involvement — reuters — 19 December 2020

White House Blocks a Statement Acknowledging Russia’s Role in Cyberattack — cnn — 19 December 2020

What we know – and still don’t – about the worst-ever US government cyber attack — theguardian — 19 December 2020

Biden Unveils His Climate Team, Promising To Fight 'With The Urgency It Demands' — npr — 19 December 2020

Senate Report Faults FAA And Boeing For Failures In Review Of 737 Max — npr — 19 December 2020

Trump raised $200m from false election claims. What happens to the money now? — theguardian — 19 December 2020

How To Work Remotely In The Bahamas For Up To A Year — forbes — 19 December 2020

'Humanitarian crisis': UN panel decries Covid rules that trapped crews at sea — theguardian — 18 December 2020

UN rights office calls on Thailand to amend royal insult law — reuters — 18 December 2020

FactCheck's Whoppers of 2020 — factcheck — 18 December 2020

Biden team expresses concern over 'abrupt halt' in cooperation with Pentagon — thehill — 18 December 2020

These countries host the most refugees: Turkey, Colombia and Pakistan — weforum — 18 December 2020

Zimbabwe is hemorrhaging gold. Can a key reform curb smuggling? — aljazeera — 18 December 2020

Swiss court rejects Russia’s appeal against Olympic doping ban but halves sanction — aljazeera — 17 December 2020

Suspected Russian cyber-attack growing in scale, Microsoft warns — theguardian — 18 December 2020

Trump Made Cars Pollute Again and It'll Take Biden Years to Reverse It — vice — 17 December 2020

Researchers Warn of Looming Oil Spill Four Times Larger Than Exxon Valdez if Urgent Action Not Taken — ecowatch — 17 December 2020

50 years of tax cuts for the rich failed to trickle down, economics study says — cbsnews — 17 December 2020

UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty: 'We need to build back better' — france24 — 17 December 2020

The Top Ten Ocean Stories of 2020 — smithsonianmag — 17 December 2020

EU Set to Miss Targets on Sustainability After Agreeing Fishing Quotas — theguardian — 17 December 2020

Transforming trade, backing productive capacities is key to fixing global economy — unctad — 17 December 2020

Rules eased for water from showerheads, a Trump pet peeve — apnews — 17 December 2020

US labels Vietnam and Switzerland currency manipulators: Taiwan, Thailand and India also on watchlist — aljazeera — 17 December 2020

Credit Suisse indicted over alleged ties to Bulgarian mafia — apnews — 17 December 2020

The top 10 crises the world should be watching in 2021 — rescue — 16 December 2020

Coroner rules air pollution was cause of death of girl in landmark UK case — euronews — 16 December 2020

What next for conflict-hit Burkina Faso after Kabore re-election? — aljazeera — 16 December 2020

Visitors to Palau are now required to sign an eco-pledge on arrival — euronews — 16 December 2020

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece: At the Edge of the World (LINK)

New study on QAnon concludes two different people wrote Q's posts — mashable — 16 December 2020

WEF World Competitiveness Report: Few Economies Are Ready for Long-term Prosperity through Improved Public Services, Green Investments and Digitization — wef — 16 December 2020

Countries with advanced digital economies and digital skills have been more successful at keeping their economies running while their citizens worked from home. The Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland, Estonia, and the United States have performed well on this measure.

Countries with robust economic safety nets, such as Denmark, Finland, Norway, Austria, Luxembourg and Switzerland, were well placed to support those who could not work. Similarly, countries with strong financial systems such as Finland, the United States, the United Arab Emirates and Singapore, could more easily provide credit to SMEs to prevent insolvency.

Countries that could successfully plan and integrate health, fiscal and social policies have been relatively more successful in mitigating the effects of the crisis, including Singapore, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Austria and the United Arab Emirates.

Five million more Afghans will need help in 2021: UN — aljazeera — 16 December 2020

All U.K. Windrush victims to get at least £10,000 — bbc — 15 December 2020

China worst offender in record-breaking year for jailing of journalists — theguardian — 15 December 2020

Far-right activists convicted in France following Al Jazeera investigation — aljazeera — 15 December 2020

Twitter Hit With Tiny Fine for Failure to Disclose Data Breaches (0.016% of year's revenue) — decrypt.co — 15 December 2020

Paris city hall fined for putting too many women in senior roles — theguardian — 15 December 2020

Aid crisis: one might have thought that a global pandemic would have led to multilateral cooperation, the exact opposite has taken place — swissinfo — 15 December 2020

IUCN decides date for its Congress 2020 at Parc Chanot, Marseille: 3 to 10 September 2021 — iucncongress2020 — 15 December 2020

UN Human Development Report: includes a new experimental index on human progress that takes into account countries’ carbon dioxide emissions and material footprint. — genevasolutions — 15 December 2020

More than 50 countries in the “very high development” group — including Singapore, Luxembourg, Australia and the United Arab rates (UAE) — drop out of this group when their dependence on fossil fuels and material footprint are taken into account. In contrast, countries like Costa Rica, Moldova and Panama move upwards by at least 30 places.

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Two men beheaded in videos from Nagorno-Karabakh war identified — theguardian — 15 December 2020

4 Experts Assess the Record of the UN’s António Guterres — passblue — 14 December 2020

12 Trump Attacks on the Environment Since the Election — ecowatch — 14 December 2020

U.N. chief proposes new envoys to mediate Libya, Mideast — reuters — 14 December 2020

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What we know about Russia's sprawling hack into federal agencies — axios — 14 December 2020

Journalists end up in jail for reporting on coronavirus crisis — dw — 14 December 2020

William Barr steps down as Trump's attorney general — theguardian — 14 December 2020

Los Angeles Times Editor Out Following Scandal-Plagued Tenure — vice — 14 December 2020

Iran sentences British-Iranian researcher to 9 years prison for "subversive" work — dw — 14 December 2020

Afghanistan Battered by COVID, Conflict, Climate Change — voanewss — 13 December 2020

WikiLeaks' Julian Assange struggling in 'atrocious' British prison conditions, says partner — euronews — 13 December 2020

Donald Trump threatens to reject defense bill despite veto-proof majority — dw — 13 December 2020

Trump’s parting gift to Morocco: recognizing its claims over Western Sahara — washingtonpost — 13 December 2020

Trump will leave office with a historically bad economic record — cnn — 13 December 2020

Ukraine seeks UNESCO status for Chernobyl to help manage visitors to nuclear site — afp/euronews — 13 December 2020

Hundreds of high school students kidnapped in Nigeria, gang in firefight with military — reuters/nbcnews — 13 December 2020

Armenians, Azerbaijan trade blame over breach of peace deal — apnews — 12 December 2020

Dozens arrested at new Paris protest against security law — france24 — 12 December 2020

Survivors recount horrific details of Mai Kadra massacre — aljazeera — 12 December 2020

Shadowy Ethiopian massacre could be ‘tip of the iceberg’ — pbs — 12 December 2020

Iran executes journalist who encouraged 2017 protests — apnews — 12 December 2020

ICC prosecutor pushes for full investigation into Ukraine war crimes — dw — 12 December 2020

Vet groups call for Wilkie’s dismissal after scathing audit — apnews — 12 December 2020

US Supreme Court rejects Texas suit over election results — dw — 12 December 2020

'Overwhelming' reports of killings of Eritreans in Tigray: UN — source — 12 December 2020

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai charged under security law — pbs — 11 December 2020

U.S. Senate approves defence bill with veto-proof majority in rebuke to Trump — cnn — 11 December 2020

No deal on Brexit trade 'very very likely', British PM Johnson says — reuters — 11 December 2020

UNCTAD’s 15th quadrennial ministerial conference (UNCTAD15) postponed from April to 3-8 October in Barbados — unctad — 11 December 2020

Jordanian Woman Techpreneur Scoops UN Business Award — unctad — 11 December 2020

Int'l Geneva applauds rising star as US Trade Representative — thegenevaobserver — 11 December 2020

Hezbollah member sentenced to life in Hariri assassination — apnews — 11 December 2020

The astonishing story of Afghanistan’s visionary moviemakers and the films we almost never got to see — canada — 11 December 2020

Switzerland's new clampdown on virus has stoked communal tensions — thelocal — 11 December 2020

International Mountain Day: UN partners tackle plastic pollution in mountainous and remote regions — brsmeas — 11 December 2020

CO2 in the atmosphere reached record high in 2020, despite 7% drop in emissions, largest since 1945 — mashable — 11 December 2020

Brandon Bernard, youngest person in U.S. to receive a death sentence in 70 years for crime as adolescent, executed — cnn — 11 December 2020

How the U.S. can pay reparations to American descendants of slaves — washingtonpost — 11 December 2020

The Companies With the Largest Plastic Footprint — statista — 10 December 2020

The Companies With the Largest Plastic Footprint — statista — 10 December 2020

UN General Assembly backs Afghan peace talks in resolution, Russia votes 'no' — ap/ctvnews — 10 December 2020

Israel-Morocco Recognition Deal Follows History of Cooperation on Arms and Spying — nytimes — 10 December 2020

Video: Nobel Peace Prize awarded to UN World Food Programme — euronews — 10 December 2020

Afghanistan violence: Journalist Malala Maiwand shot dead along with her driver — bbc — 10 December 2020

Lebanese judge charges caretaker PM in August port explosion — apnews — 10 December 2020

Jobless claims spiked in the U.S. last week, with 853,000 people seeking new benefits — washingtonpost — 10 December 2020

Hunter Biden under investigation for tax affairs, he announces — newswires/france24 — 10 December 2020

U.S. Neo-Nazi sentenced to prison in plot to threaten journalists — nbcnews — 10 December 2020

Nigeria Shell employees causing oil leaks for profit: Dutch TV — aljazeera — 10 December 2020

Ghana election: Nana Akufo-Addo wins second term — dw — 10 December 2020

Swiss Digital Days 2020 videos released: 81 videos, 25+ hours — digitaltage — 10 December 2020

4 myths about corruption: Western Europe 66%, Sub-Saharan Africa 32% — weforum — 9 December 2020

UN Report Finds World Leaders Fall Short of Meeting Paris Agreement Goal — ecowatch — 9 December 2020

Biden Defense Secretary Nominee Lloyd Austin Comes Under Fire for Industry Connections — theintercept — 9 December 2020

'They’re culpable': the countries supplying the guns that kill Mexico’s journalists — theguardian — 9 December 2020

Three arrested for allegedly attempt to blackmail Brazilian I.T. worker at U.N. Geneva (French) — 20min — 9 December 2020

Two ex-Swissair bosses pay CHF 2.7m nearly 20 years after company's economic collapse (French) — 20min — 9 December 2020

U.S.: 14 soldiers fired, suspended from Fort Hood after widespread violence, sexual harassment — foxnews — 9 December 2020

Voice of America interim director pushed out by Trump-appointed overseer in final flurry of actions to assert control — washingtonpost — 9 December 2020

United Kingdom: UN expert calls for immediate release of Assange after 10 years of arbitrary detention — ohchr — 8 December 2020

Civilians killed in air strikes in Afghanistan soars by more than 300% — bbc — 8 December 2020

UN's Palais renovation marred by management issues, says confidential audit — thegenevaobserver — 8 December 2020

The GOP Is Jamming Through the Appointment of Unqualified Trump Ally to The FCC — vice — 8 December 2020

Switzerland-Italy train travel to be suspended amid pandemic — apnews — 8 December 2020

Christchurch mosque attacks 'unpreventable' despite multiple failings, NZ inquiry finds — dw — 8 December 2020

Liberian warlord on trial in Switzerland — genevasolutions — 7 December 2020

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

A New Report Says Microwave Attacks Caused Mystery Illnesses In US Diplomats. Scientists Say That Makes No Sense. — buzzfeednews — 7 December 2020

Swiss to evacuate village threatened by vast WWII explosive depot — euronews — 7 December 2020

U.S. Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia Legalizes Workplace Discrimination on His Way out the Door — slate — 7 December 2020

In 'Huge Victory for Polar Bears and Our Climate,' Court Rejects Trump Approval of Offshore Drilling Project in Arctic — commondreams — 7 December 2020

Sidney Powell lawsuit aimed at decertifying Georgia results dismissed — cbsnews — 7 December 2020

Sorry Buergenstock, the World Economic Forum will convene the Special Annual Meeting 2021 in Singapore on 13-16 May. — wef — 7 December 2020

WTO deputy director-general calls for greater efforts on ‘trade for peace’ — genevasolutions — 7 December 2020

UK and EU 'on a knife edge' as trade talks near year-end deadline — aljazeera — 7 December 2020

Venezuela: Maduro wins total control of legislature after vote boycotted by opposition — dw — 7 December 2020

Romanian opposition takes narrow lead after election — bbc — 7 December 2020

Ghana set for tight presidential election as old rivals compete — france24 — 7 December 2020

This was easily the warmest November on record, as three times earlier this year — mashable — 7 December 2020

DR Congo President Tshisekedi says he plans new coalition or new elections — africanews — 7 December 2020

A Research and Analysis Webinar: "Covid-19 and Global Value Chains" on 10 December 2020 — wto — 7 December 2020

California Men Declare Themselves Makers of Pine Mountain Monolith — nytimes — 7 December 2020

Ex-Hong Kong lawmaker Ted Hui says accounts frozen after he sought exile — reuters — 7 December 2020

Iran now says nuclear scientist killed by satellite-controlled machine gun — france24 — 6 December 2020

28 Startups to Watch — ozy — 6 December 2020

Tens of thousands rally in Armenian capital to demand prime minister’s resignation: (walled: tip - save to Pocket) — latimes — 6 December 2020

Israeli diamond tycoon will attend Guinea graft trial in Geneva, says lawyer — timesofisrael — 6 December 2020

Here's who Trump has granted pardons and commutations to during his presidency — cnn — 6 December 2020

Student scientist and inventor Gitanjali Rao is Time Magazine's first "Kid of the Year" — nbcnews — 6 December 2020

Just 27 congressional Republicans acknowledge Biden’s win, Washington Post survey finds — washingtonpost — 5 December 2020

Biden officially secures enough electors to become president — apnews — 5 December 2020

Trump orders most American troops to leave Somalia — apnews — 5 December 2020

Swiss slopes buzz as those of neighbors sit idle in pandemic — apnews — 5 December 2020

UN: "2021 is literally going to be catastrophic" — axios — 4 December 2020

The Great Barrier Reef Is Now Officially in 'Critical' Condition — vice — 4 December 2020

New migrant center on Lesvos to accommodate 5,000, Yannis Palaiologos — ekathimerini — 4 December 2020

Pentagon installs 2 Trump allies on defense advisory board — ap/wtop — 4 December 2020

Trump Rushes To Lock In Oil Drilling In Arctic Wildlife Refuge Before Biden's Term — npr — 4 December 2020

Trump raises $495 million since mid-October, including a massive haul fueled by misleading appeals about election fraud — washingtonpost — 4 December 2020

UN chief urges Karabakh talks under international format — digitaljournal — 4 December 2020

Move to relocate Rohingya refugees to remote island criticised by human rights groups — euronews — 4 December 2020

Judge orders restoration of DACA, opening immigration program to new applicants for first time since 2017 — cbsnews — 4 December 2020

Appeals court rules for Trump taking military money for wall — apnews — 4 December 2020

Pacific Islands Forum to hold virtual climate summit — digitaljournal — 3 December 2020

Trump admin rule axes environmental reviews of LNG marine transport — reuters — 3 December 2020

Trump’s New Citizenship Test Is Full of Conservative Bias—And Dotted With Mistakes — politico — 3 December 2020

Satellites are being used to improve effectiveness of humanitarian operations — reliefweb — 3 December 2020

Azerbaijan says 2,783 troops killed over Nagorno-Karabakh conflict — ap/pbs — 3 December 2020

Britain to press ahead with Brexit treaty-breaking laws next week — reuters — 3 December 2020

France: 76 mosques face closure, 66 migrants deported — aljazeera — 3 December 2020

This is how much physical activity we all need to stay healthy, says WHO — weforum — 3 December 2020

Hong Kong Media Mogul Jimmy Lai Denied Bail For Alleged Fraud — npr — 3 December 2020

Afghan government, Taliban reach breakthrough deal as calls grow for a ceasefire — reuters — 2 December 2020

UN chief slams 'suicidal war on nature' as 2020 on track to be one of hottest years on record — france24 — 2 December 2020

UNDP's Rising up for SIDS project: Small island developing states do not have the luxury of time — undp — 2 December 2020

Ethiopia grants UN access to deliver humanitarian aid to Tigray region — france24 — 2 December 2020

Hong Kong activists sentenced to prison over pro-democracy protests — axios — 2 December 2020

France hosts aid meeting in effort to break Lebanon's political gridlock — france24 — 2 December 2020

Iran’s president rejects bill that would boost uranium enrichment — apnews — 2 December 2020

Biden says he won't immediately remove U.S. tariffs on China — axios — 2 December 2020

California boat captain indicted in fire that killed 34 — apnews — 2 December 2020

US Justice Dept investigating potential White House 'pay-for-pardon' schem — france24 — 2 December 2020

The Climate Action Tracker (CAT) has calculated that global warming by 2100 could be as low as 2.1°C as a result of all the net zero pledges announced as of November 2020. — climateactiontracker — 1 December 2020

Disputing Trump, Barr says no widespread election fraud — apnews — 1 December 2020

Officials: Amazon deforestation in Brazil at 12-year high — upi — 1 December 2020

Remote working is here to stay. But who will be doing it? — weforum — 1 December 2020

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