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COVID-19 news

COVID-19: Global alliance comes to Africa's rescue in vaccine rush — dw — 30 September 2020

Puzzled scientists seek reasons behind Africa's low fatality rates from pandemic — reuters — 29 September 2020

Fake news punishable by years in prison under proposed Nicaraguan law — france24 — 29 September 2020

UN Deputy Secretary-General at Press Briefing on Meeting on Financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the Era of COVID 19 and Beyond and Vaccine/ACT-Accelerator — un — 28 September 2020

Researchers figure out why coronavirus kills people with no other medical conditions — bgr — 28 September 2020

Geneva Environment Network page of sources on COVID-19 — genevaenvironmentnetwork — 28 September 2020

Global Covid-19 death toll passes one million — france24 — 28 September 2020

Phuket airport ready for tourists after finishing Covid screening labs — thethaiger — 27 September 2020

Thailand tackles unemployment with million jobs expo — reuters — 26 September 2020

'Instead of nationalism, we need global cooperation'; Caribbean leaders call for united front against COVID-19 pandemic — un — 26 September 2020

As U.S. Reaches 7 Million Coronavirus Cases, These States Have The Most New Infections — forbes — 26 September 2020

An economist explains what COVID-19 has done to the global economy — weforum — 25 September 2020

Coronavirus vaccination in Brazil to be monitored using blockchain — cryptopolitan — 25 September 2020

Africa’s low COVID-19 death rate has multiple causes, WHO says — theglobeandmail — 25 September 2020

Asymptomatic individuals "may act as an essential driving force for the community spread of COVID-19", according to researchers — huffpost — 25 September 2020

We May Finally Know a Molecular Reason Why COVID-19 Is So Deadly, But Only For Some — sciencealert — 25 September 2020

Digital Diplomacy in the Covid-19 World — passblue — 24 September 2020

COVID-19 lockdown birds sang to a different tune — bbc — 24 September 2020

At U.N. world leaders criticize haphazard response to pandemic — apnews — 24 September 2020

'Unfathomable': US death toll from coronavirus hits 200,000 — apnews — 23 September 2020

Switzerland sends 2,500 Lausanne hotel school students into quarantine after COVID outbreak — reuters — 23 September 2020

COVID-19: Around 20 per cent of cases are asymptomatic — sciencefocus — 23 September 2020

ILO: global labor income plunged by $3.5 trillion in the first nine months of 2020, a near-11% drop from a year ago — apnews — 23 September 2020

Bill Gates: The 5 biggest setbacks COVID-19 has had on sustainable development — weforum — 22 September 2020

Is it safe to go to the dentist right now? The World Health Organization says you should postpone routine visits, but many dentists disagree — cnet — 22 September 2020

Asked about the CDC controversy, Dr Anthony Fauci replied: we don’t know to what degree airborne transmission is occurring but all of the best practices for people – washing hands, wearing masks, social-distancing, avoiding crowds – basically stay the same — bgr — 22 September 2020

Dr. Fauci Recommends Avoiding These Places During the Pandemic — marieclaire — 22 September 2020

Coronavirus: Boris Johnson sets out new restrictions to last 'perhaps six months' — theguardian — 22 September 2020

Coronavirus vaccines: US, China, France and Germany absent from WHO's equal access COVAX coalition — euronews — 22 September 2020

The Lancet reforms editorial policy after hydroxychloroquine Covid study retraction — guardian — 22 September 2020

CDC says revised guidance on airborne coronavirus transmission posted in error — the hill — 21 September 2020

Updated U.S. CDC guidance acknowledges coronavirus can spread through the air — edition — 21 September 2020

Nearly 80% displaced people have lost job, income due to virus: refugee council — reuters — 21 September 2020

Can COVID-19 inspire a new way of planning African cities?

1) Integrate the informal settlements (mostly slums) in urban planning practice, 2) urban planning to correct geographical and economic imbalances, 3) bring open spaces into the heart of how African cities are planned, and improve management systems for local green space.

— theconversation — 20 September 2020

UK at 'critical point' in pandemic, top scientists to warn — bbc — 20 September 2020

U.S. Covid-19 death toll surpasses 200,000 — nbcnews — 19 September 2020

Madrid orders partial lockdown after surge in Covid-19 infections — france24 — 19 September 2020

Coronavirus can spread on airline flights, two studies show — cnn — 19 September 2020

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece: SWISS Air still refusing to social distance on flights (LINK)

50 Experts to Trust in a Pandemic: includes Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus — elemental — 18 September 2020

"To understand the coronavirus, what is needed to respond to a pandemic on a global scale, and the ins and outs of the WHO’s response, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is a worthwhile follow as the head of the organization and a very active tweeter."

Coronavirus: WHO warns Europe over 'very serious' Covid surge — bbc — 18 September 2020

French COVID-19 cases jump to new daily record above 13,000 — reuters — 18 September 2020

International transport and supply chains key to COVID-19 recovery: UN agencies — unctad — 18 September 2020

WFP Chief warns of grave dangers of economic impact of Coronavirus as millions are pushed further into hunger:"WFP is going all-out to reach as many as 138 million people this year — the biggest scale-up in our history. Already, in the first six months of 2020, we’ve reached 85 million people" — wfp — 17 September 2020

France to implement extra Covid-19 measures in Lyon, Nice as cases climb — france24 — 17 September 2020

Earlier

Wealth of US billionaires rises by nearly a third during pandemic — guardian — 17 September 2020

Explainer: Why Singapore's COVID-19 death rate is the world's lowest — reuters — 17 September 2020

WHO warns Latin America reopening too soon amid COVID-19 risk — aljazeera — 17 September 2020

For COVID-19, as with everything else, Americans on the right and left live in different universes when it comes to trusting the media — niemanlab — 17 September 2020

Where We Stand With the Most Promising COVID Vaccine Candidates in the World — newsweek — 15 September 2020

The Racist Cost of a Pandemic Vacation in The Bahamas — medium — 15 September 2020

"Tourism is not only too susceptible to global events — especially those affecting North America — but a vehicle of oppression and a microcosm of a society. People in critical positions — housekeeping, security, and food service — are paid low wages, increasing their dependence on tips and, by extension, deference, subservience, and the inability to say no. They work erratic shifts, miss special family occasions, and completely exhaust themselves if they pursue a degree to facilitate a career change."

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece: Caribbean Dreams – Economic Nightmares (LINK)

WHO Issues Plea for US $35 Billion To Fast-Track COVID-19 Vaccines As United Nations General Assembly Convenes Virtually — healthpolicy-watch — 15 September 2020

District hospital records UK's first fatal outbreak of hospital-acquired Covid — guardian — 15 September 2020

Coronavirus: WHO reports record daily rise in new infections — bbc — 14 September 2020

Redefining Covid-19: Months after infection, patients report breathing difficulty, excessive fatigue — cnn — 13 September 2020

No masks, no distancing: Schools in Denmark defy COVID-19 — with success so far — cbc — 13 September 2020

Coronavirus: BBC poll shows stark divide between rich and poor countries — cbc — 11 September 2020

'UN virtual meetings cost us more than face-to-face sessions': UNOG — crosslines — 11 September 2020

Woodward Book Casts New Light On Trump's Fight With WHO — npr — 11 September 2020

Switzerland ranked 4th for economic come back, according to study — lenews — 11 September 2020

Coronavirus: weekly cases up 24% in Switzerland — lenews — 11 September 2020

Eating out is among riskiest activities during COVID-19 pandemic, CDC says: the CDC found adults who tested positive for the coronavirus were about twice as likely than those who tested negative to have gone to a restaurant before getting sick — miamiherald — 10 September 2020

A Dentist's Rules of Oral Hygiene in the Era of Mask-Wearing — wellandgood — 10 September 2020

RealMe Report Indicates Online Daters Lowered Standards During Covid-19 Quarantine — forbes — 10 September 2020

UK announces 'moonshot' coronavirus testing plan: also, The Indonesian capital will go back into lockdown in a bid to contain an escalating outbreak that has pushed hospitals to the brink of collapse — aljazeera — 10 September 2020

France's COVID hospitalisations at 1-month high as cases surge — reuters — 10 September 2020

"Phuket Model" to be re-named, expanded to all of Thailand — thethaiger — 10 September 2020

Science and policy – advice from Swiss Public health experts — genevasolutions — 10 September 2020

Vitamin D Nearly Eliminated COVID Hospitalizations, In New Study — mindbodygreen — 9 September 2020

Why COVID-19 is more deadly in people with obesity—even if they're young — sciencemag — 8 September 2020

The International Scientists Getting Pushed Out of the US by Visa Suspension — npr — 8 September 2020

Still wiping down your grocery store purchases? Coronavirus risk is 'exceedingly small', experts say — usatoday — 8 September 2020

India becomes COVID-19 second-worst-hit nation with 90,000 cases in 24 hours — euronews — 7 September 2020

Geneva Macro Labs on Blockchain supporting UN Sustainable Development Goals — insureblocks — 7 September 2020

Famous people who have had COVID-19 — wonderwall — 7 September 2020

U.S. regains 1.4 million jobs in August and unemployment drops to 8.4% as economic recovery shows resilience — marketwatch — 4 September 2020

Thailand Reports 1st Local Coronavirus Case in 100 Days — nytimes — 3 September 2020

Launch of Geneva Health Files, a website that tracks the governance of global health — genevahealthfiles — 3 September 2020

Coronavirus digest: Contact-tracing apps can lead to 15% drop in cases, says Oxford study — dw — 3 September 2020

Billionaire Jack Ma's Covid donations to Kenya gone missing — france24 — 3 September 2020

Amid plans to quit, U.S. will not pay what it owes WHO this year — reuters — 2 September 2020

US says it will not join global effort to find COVID-19 vaccine — aljazeera — 2 September 2020

New W.H.O. advisory on corticosteroids for COVID-19 — who — 2 September 2020

NYTimes report: Steroids Can Be Lifesaving for Covid-19 Patients, Scientists Report — nytimes — 2 September 2020

Convalescent plasma not recommended to treat COVID-19, U.S. government panel says — nbcnews — 2 September 2020

Taylor & Francis Group makes all its info on COVID-19 free to read online, including Managing the Global Health Response to Epidemics — taylorandfrancis — 2 September 2020

France prepares €100 billion rescue package to save coronavirus-hit economy: 4 times as much as in 2008 — thelocal — 2 September 2020

Europe's national soccer teams back in action after 10-month gap — reuters — 1 September 2020

A Supercomputer Analyzed Covid-19 — and an Interesting New Theory Has Emerged — elemental — 1 September 2020

Experts say that this activity is disproportionately responsible for coronavirus infections: risky indoor meetings — bgr — 1 September 2020

Spain counts the cost of dramatic drop in tourism arrivals for 2020 — euronews — 1 September 2020

Non-COVID-related news

The World’s Sustainable Development Goals Aren’t Sustainable: development indicators can skew results — foreignpolicy — 30 September 2020

Trial Of Sept. 11 Defendants At Guantánamo Delayed Until August 2021 — npr — 30 September 2020

Around 40% of the world's plant species are threatened with extinction — cnn — 30 September 2020

These 20 innovations are helping us to conserve, restore and grow one trillion trees — weforum — 30 September 2020

Investors sour on baht for first time in two months, trim long bets on most emerging Asian currencies: Reuters poll — reuters — 1 October 2020

Expat shift drives changes in Bangkok’s condo market — thethaiger — 1 October 2020

Zurich, Paris, Munich and Frankfurt among Cities With the Riskiest 'Bubble' Housing Markets — bloomberg — 1 October 2020

Trump's tax returns caused a stir abroad, even as foreign leaders refuse to publish their own — washingtonpost — 30 September 2020

UN welcomes nearly $1 billion in recent pledges to bolster access to lifesaving tests, treatments and vaccines to end COVID 19 (PDF) — un news — 30 September 2020

US presidential debate commission to adopt new rules in wake of 'disgraceful' first round — france24 — 30 September 2020

Religious group scrubs all references to Amy Coney Barrett from its website — theguardian — 30 September 2020

Who are the Proud Boys? — dw — 30 September 2020

Heiress Who Bankrolled 'Sex Cult' Leader’s 'Legal Attacks' Gets Nearly 7 Years in Jail — vice — 30 September 2020

Trump-Biden presidential debate: Five key takeaways — euronews — 30 September 2020

ABC fact-checks Trump and Biden — abcnews — 30 September 2020

Fox News on the debate — cnn — 30 September 2020

Beijing blocks Wikipedia from UN intellectual property agency to resist 'Western values' because of Taiwan — scmp — 30 September 2020

France’s Colonial Legacy features in Trial Over African Art — nytimes — 30 September 2020

Rwanda's most-wanted genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga loses extradition appeal — dw — 30 September 2020

Crumbling Case Against Assange Shows Weakness of "Hacking" Charges Related to Whistleblowing — theintercept — 30 September 2020

Major U.S. crypto exchange Coinbase Is Showing Workers With a Conscience the Door — vice — 30 September 2020

COVID-19: Global alliance comes to Africa's rescue in vaccine rush — dw — 30 September 2020

WHO investigating sexual abuse allegations amid Ebola fight in DR Congo — france24 — 29 September 2020

Efforts to unify soldiers in South Sudan 'stuck': UN envoy — aljazeera — 29 September 2020

Brazil revokes mangrove protections, weakening another ecosystem key to curbing climate change — cnn — 29 September 2020

U.S.: Mueller defends Russia investigation in rare public statement on colleague's complaint — axios — 29 September 2020

Malta makes a U-turn: Prince George can keep his shark tooth fossil — apnews — 29 September 2020

Tax evasion and theft 'rob Africa' of $89bn a year: UN study — aljazeera — 28 September 2020

'Eyes and ears' of Human Rights Council facing funding crisis — un — 28 September 2020

World leaders pledge to halt Earth's destruction ahead of UN summit — theguardian — 28 September 2020

New super-enzyme eats plastic bottles six times faster — theguardian — 28 September 2020

'Fox & Friends' reports on Times Trump Low-Tax Article — nytimes — 28 September 2020

Battles Over Water Are Stoking a War in Africa’s Sahel (Burkina Faso) — vice — 28 September 2020

Trump paid no income tax in 10 of last 15 years, and just $750 in federal income taxes in both 2016 and 2017, reports the NYT — france24 — 28 September 2020

Five groups ousted from U.N.-backed responsible investment list — reuters — 28 September 2020

Meet Kristen Tapping, the inventor whose smart bike wheels remove pollution from the air — redbull — 28 September 2020

Swiss rebuff right-wing plan to curb EU immigration — swissinfo — 27 September 2020

Wafer-thin majority approves new fighter jets — swissinfo — 27 September 2020

Swiss voters approve paternity leave (last in Europe) but refuse family tax breaks — swissinfo — 27 September 2020

Swiss people among the worst performers in Europe when it comes to consumption-based carbon emissions: Geneva conference — genevasolutions — 27 September 2020

100,000 march in Belarus capital on 50th day of protests — apnews — 27 September 2020

Yemen's warring sides to swap more than 1,000 prisoners, UN mission says — euronews — 27 September 2020

Mali: Moctar Ouane named new prime minister by transitional government — dw — 28 September 2020

Auschwitz memorial director and 119 others offer to share Nigerian boy's blasphemy jail term — reuters — 26 September 2020

Alps surprised by early snowfall, Montana sees new record of 25 cm — apnews — 26 September 2020

What You Need to Know About Amy Coney Barrett, Trump's Pick to Replace RBG on the Supreme Court: her record is relatively thin, but she's left enough breadcrumbs to worry abortion rights advocates. — vice — 26 September 2020

Mother Jones: It's Not Anti-Catholic to Ask Amy Coney Barrett About Her Religious Group "People of Praise" — motherjones — 24 September 2020

UNGC Global Impact Forum 2020 — source — 26 September 2020

France: 7 in custody after stabbing linked to Charlie Hebdo — ctvnews — 26 September 2020

Armenia opposition leader placed in detention — aljazeera — 26 September 2020

American Sued In Thailand Over Negative Tripadvisor Review — afp — 26 September 2020

Trump extends drilling ban off North Carolina, Virginia in 'election move' — reuters — 26 September 2020

Judge removes Trump’s public lands boss after governor sued — apnews — 26 September 2020

Every sentence in Zsuzsi Gartner's debut novel is "a masterclass in the art of fiction" — thestar — 26 September 2020

EU Commission appeals after losing Apple $15B tax case — abcnews — 25 September 2020

Thai activists protest in front of king's German villa — reuters — 25 September 2020

The Bahamas Reveals Details, October Date of Landmark Central Bank Digital Currency Debut — coindesk — 26 September 2020

IOHK, United Nations Offer $10,000 for Sustainable Blockchain Project — decrypt — 25 September 2020

Impaakt, a Geneva peer-review platform that measures how sustainable companies are using a cohort of analysts around the world — genevasolutions — 25 September 2020

Hero of 'Hotel Rwanda' admits forming militant group behind armed attacks — france24 — 25 September 2020

Trump could stay in power even if he doesn't win the election. The Constitution allows it. — washingtonpost — 24 September 2020

U.S. executes first Black man since resumption of federal death penalty after 17 years — reuters — 24 September 2020

Kremlin critic Navalny's apartment seized while he was in coma, aide says — france24 — 24 September 2020

Kenya's Maasai gather for once-in-a-decade ceremony to turn warriors into elders — cnn — 24 September 2020

Billionaire U.S. Governor’s Companies Have Now Reached $140 Million in Lawsuit Settlements and Judgments Over Unpaid Bills — propublica — 24 September 2020

Correcting misinformation about Breonna Taylor — washingtonpost — 24 September 2020

U.S. immigrants rush to submit citizenship applications days before fee is set to nearly double — chicago.suntimes — 24 September 2020

US has never asked WikiLeaks rival to remove leaked cables at centre of Assange extradition battle, court told — theguardian — 24 September 2020

BMW fined $18 million for inflating monthly US sales figures — apnews — 24 September 2020

European Commission officially proposes regulatory framework for crypto-assets and stablecoins — theblockcrypto — 24 September 2020

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece:  Forget the profits. See how UN blockchains can save the world (LINK)

United Nations, Britain to co-host climate summit on 12 December — france24 — 24 September 2020

Trump won’t commit to peaceful transfer of power if he loses election — apnews — 24 September 2020

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s untruths on court pick, Biden’s flubs — apnews — 24 September 2020

Finally, a Woman Leader Speaks at the UN General Assembly Debate: Slovakia — passblue — 23 September 2020

Dollar weakness is becoming a Swiss problem — reuters — 23 September 2020

With echoes of Brexit, Swiss set to vote on immigration — reuters — 23 September 2020

Lukashenko abruptly sworn in, Belarus opposition calls for more protests — reuters — 23 September 2020

Kremlin critic Navalny discharged from Berlin hospital, full recovery ‘possible’ — france24 — 23 September 2020

The worst-case climate-change scenario could look like this. We need to avert it — weforum — 23 September 2020

The long road to peace: Four issues that must be resolved if Afghans have a chance for peace — nbcnews — 23 September 2020

On a daily basis in the U.S., unnecessary medical tests, treatments, and surgeries actively harm patients at astounding rates — fortune — 23 September 2020

Six African heritage sites under threat from climate change — bbc — 23 September 2020

Former rebel commander to be next president of Bougainville, lead independence talks — reuters — 23 September 2020

US firm pleads guilty to paying bribes in Brazil, Venezuela — apnews — 23 September 2020

Mars drops Uncle Ben's, reveals new name for rice brand: Ben's Original — apnews — 23 September 2020

US pork exports to China surge beyond pre-trade war levels — reuters — 23 September 2020

Art and innovation together in Plan-les-Ouates — genevasolutions — 23 September 2020

The US leads the world in exactly one of 50 social progress indicators: advanced education — qz — 22 September 2020

U.N. Secretary-General urges global ceasefire by the end of the year (French only!) — un — 23 September 2020

At UN General Assembly, little unity as Trump blasts China, WHO over pandemic — pbs — 22 September 2020

China pledges to go carbon neutral by 2060 — france24 — 22 September 2020

If China plans to go carbon neutral by 2060, why is it building so many coal plants? — technologyreview — 23 September 2020

Donald Trump Uses U.N. to Attack China, Which Joins Russia to Bash U.S. Unilateralism — newsweek — 22 September 2020

At the UN, China’s Xi showed he understands the system better than Trump — vox — 22 September 2020

Bulgaria: Thousands urge Borissov government to resign in Independence Day protests — euronews — 22 September 2020

Schwab Foundation announces its 23 Social Innovators of the Year – meet the first responders to the COVID-19 crisis — weforum — 22 September 2020

WEF: This is the impact home-schooling is having on parents — weforum — 23 September 2020

WEF Davos conference in doubt for 2021 — swissinfo — 22 September 2020

Cash transfers can help refugees, but they also carry risks: indebtedness among vulnerable cash recipients — theconversation — 22 September 2020

French/Canadian suspect wrote ‘give up’ on ricin White House letter — aljazeera — 22 September 2020

Tesla's value drops $50 billion as Musk's promised cheaper battery 3 years away — reuters — 22 September 2020

Saudi Arabia to lift ban on Umrah pilgrimage after seven months, to residents, and then visitors from select countries — dw — 22 September 2020

Pentagon used taxpayer money meant for masks and swabs to make jet engine parts and body armor — washingtonpost — 22 September 2020

Chinese tycoon who criticized Xi Jinping's handling of coronavirus jailed for 18 years — cnn — 22 September 2020

Exclusive: China sharply expands mass labor program in Tibet — reuters — 21 September 2020

Rolling Stone updates best 500 albums list, Marvin Gaye takes top honor — foxnews — 22 September 2020

SUVs and private flights: Richest 1% account for more carbon emissions than poorest 50% — weforum — 22 September 2020

DeVos to Be Investigated for Potential Violation of Ethics Law because the Education Department distributed a Fox News clip of Secretary Betsy DeVos criticizing Joe Biden — nytimes — 22 September 2020

Wikileaks not 'primary publisher' of unredacted cables as they appeared elsewhere first, Assange trial hears — pressgazette — 21 September 2020

13 Nobel Prize-winning economists, including Joseph Stiglitz, back Biden — axios — 21 September 2020

Thousands of Britons living in EU told their UK bank accounts will be closed: Lloyds and Barclays among banks taking action due to lack of post-Brexit trade deal — guardian — 21 September 2020

With ‘Hunger Games’ Salutes, Thais Defy Norms Over Monarchy: demonstrations are pushing boundaries over what can ands can't be said — vice — 21 September 2020

While BP and other European companies invest billions in renewable energy, Exxon and Chevron are committed to fossil fuels and betting on moonshots. — nytimes — 21 September 2020

Botswana authorities identify cause of mysterious elephant deaths: Officials say toxins produced by cyanobacteria in water were behind the death of more than 300 mammals — aljazeera — 21 September 2020

US Government Leak Reveals How Major Banks Move Dirty Money for Terrorists and Criminals — vice — 21 September 2020

Explore Interactive Map of Thousands Of Suspicious Payments Sent Around The World — buzzfeednews — 20 September 2020

No U.N. support for reimposing Iran sanctions, secretary-general says after U.S. acts unilaterally — politico — 20 September 2020

Oracle And Walmart Become Partners With TikTok, Trump Signs Off On Deal — mediapost — 20 September 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Sharpened Her Writing Skills, taught by Vladimir Nabokov, To Persuade People Who Are Hard To Convince — forbes — 20 September 2020

UN 30-minute video for 75th anniversary — youtube — 19 September 2020

Thailand: largest protest to date calls for a change of government, new elections and monarchy reform — aljazeera — 19 September 2020

About 9,000 migrants on Greece's Lesbos move into tent camp after fire — reuters — 19 September 2020

Russia’s Navalny says he's now more than 'technically alive' — apnews — 19 September 2020

Map of conflicting claims in South China Sea — scmp — 19 September 2020

Colombian police charged with killing that sparked riots — 24matins — 19 September 2020

Volcanic Caribbean island of Dominica shaken by explosion of steam and gas — reuters — 19 September 2020

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece: Coping with disaster after Hurricane Maria (LINK)

Three women, 2 from Africa, in final five for WTO leadership race — aljazeera — 19 September 2020

Notable names on Trump's list of potential Supreme Court nominees after RBG's death — cnn — 19 September 2020

Peru's President Vizcarra survives impeachment vote amid economic crisis — france24 — 19 September 2020

EU set to miss Monday deadline to impose Belarus sanctions - diplomats — reuters — 19 September 2020

Brexit: Amal Clooney quits government envoy role over law break plan — bbc — 19 September 2020

UN at 75: CSM on the good, the bad and the future — csmonitor — 19 September 2020

Who is to blame for Zimbabwe's land reform disaster? Britain, not Zimbabwe, should pay for colonial land grabs — aljazeera — 20 September 2020

U.S. Justice Department indicts six with conspiracy to pay bribes to Amazon employees — reuters — 18 September 2020

US Embassy in Kabul warns of extremist attacks against women — apnews — 18 September 2020

Yemeni warring sides hold UN-sponsored talks on prisoner swap — aljazeera — 18 September 2020

Trump offered to pardon Assange if he provided source for Democratic emails, lawyer says — reuters — 18 September 2020

U.K.'s Queen Elizabeth II strips Harvey Weinstein of CBE award — nbcnews — 18 September 2020

Kosovo awards Trump with Order of Freedom for peace efforts — apnews — 18 September 2020

David Attenborough's Age of Extinction: are viewers finally ready for the truth about nature? — guardian — 18 September 2020

Belarus attempts to stop testimony at urgent UN human rights debate — euronews — 18 September 2020

How Russian media is trying to save Lukashenko's Belarus — aljazeera — 18 September 2020

Belarus president closes western borders, puts army on high alert — aljazeera — 17 September 2020

Human Rights Council resolution on Belarus (PDF) — undocs — 17 September 2020

The results of the vote were:
For (23) : Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark ,Fiji, Germany, Italy, Japan, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Republic of Korea, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine and Uruguay.
Against (2) : Eritrea and Venezuela.
Abstentions (22) : Angola, Armenia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, India, Indonesia, Libya, Mauritania, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan and Togo.

Food Is Now 135% More Expensive Across West and Central Africa and 80% more in Southern Africa — vice — 17 September 2020

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece: Coronavirus Stories: Not just a health pandemic, but a multi-sectorial crisis requiring Africa specific solutions (LINK)

Goodbye, Big Oil: "Half the world's proven reserves (1.7 trillion barrels) will never be needed" — boingboing — 17 September 2020

IUCN specialists: It is Time for a Global Wildlife Health Authority — iucn — 17 September 2020

Human rights abuses persist in Burundi despite new gov't: UN: "Security forces and the youth wing of the governing party, the Imbonerakure, continue to have almost total impunity for beatings, kidnappings and sexual violence, the report said." — aljazeera — 17 September 2020

Former Trump security adviser says Afghanistan policy has left U.S. less safe — axios — 17 September 2020

Viktor Orban, Fidesz allies defang Hungary's critical media — dw — 17 September 2020

Flood of gold from Switzerland to U.S. stopped in August — reuters — 17 September 2020

Uber Safety Driver Charged In First Death Caused By 'Self-Driving' Vehicle — vice — 17 September 2020

Tesla driver in Canada charged over 'napping while speeding' — bbc — 17 September 2020

Federal judge blocks U.S. Postal Service changes that slowed mail — nbcnews — 17 September 2020

Fact check: There's no evidence Donald Trump helped with 9/11 response — usatoday — 17 September 2020

What 2020 has taught us about how to achieve universal health coverage: The public, private and non-profit sectors must be willing to give up some control for long-term success — weforum — 17 September 2020

UN panel accuses Venezuelan government of crimes against humanity — france24 — 17 September 2020

This marine biologist wants to use the world's toughest corals (in mangroves) to save dying reefs — cnn — 17 September 2020

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece: Mangroves: a tool for climate change – and more (LINK)

New UN Multi-Partner Trust Fund for Coral Reefs — undp — 16 September 2020

Dublin rule for asylum seekers to be replaced, EU’s von der Leyen says — france24 — 16 September 2020

Former IAAF President Lamine Diack of Senegal convicted in Paris on corruption charges — dw — 16 September 2020

Pentagon Papers leaker comes to the defence of Assange — apnews — 16 September 2020

Why industry needs a reset — and how to do it — weforum — 16 September 2020

Libya's UN-backed PM al-Sarraj says he plans to quit — dw — 16 September 2020

Greece: 4 Afghans charged with arson for fire at Lesbos camp — apnews — 16 September 2020

U.S. EPA postpones environmental justice training after White House memo — the hill — 16 September 2020

Trump HHS official to take 'leave of absence' amid uproar — the hill — 16 September 2020

New Report Documents How Climate Migration Could Reshape U.S. — ecowatch — 16 September 2020

Earlier: The Great Climate Migration — nytimes — 23 July 2020

Round table on The Future of Internet Governance in Geneva — graduateinstitute — 16 September 2020

Is the future of internet governance in Geneva? — genevasolutions — 16 September 2020

OECD report finds global economic outlook not as bad as expected — apnews — 16 September 2020

U.S. charges 5 Chinese citizens in global hacking campaign — pbs — 16 September 2020

Onboard Birthday Party May Have Caused Mauritius Oil Spill — ecowatch — 16 September 2020

Bahamas to Roll Out 'Sand Dollar' Digital Currency Next Month — coindesk — 16 September 2020

'Hi, this is Navalny': Poisoned Kremlin critic posts his own update on condition — dw — 15 September 2020

Asian economies to shrink for first time in 60 years — dw — 15 September 2020

UN global biodiversity report shows all 20 targets missed as pollution, climate change and overfishing rage on — dw — 15 September 2020

World Trade Organization rules U.S. tariffs on China are illegal — pbs — 15 September 2020

Saudi Arabia rebuked at UN over Jamal Khashoggi killing, abuses — aljazeera — 15 September 2020

Biden receives endorsement from Scientific American, magazine's first in 175-year history — nbcnews — 15 September 2020

Afghanistan’s memory museum pushes for justice — thenewhumanitarian — 15 September 2020

Haiti capital Port au Prince brought to standstill by protesting police — france24 — 15 September 2020

Venezuela says captured US 'spy' sought to sabotage power grid — aljazeera — 15 September 2020

A fact I didn’t find in Facebook’s new climate science center: Just 100 companies are responsible for 71% of emissions. — gizmodo — 15 September 2020

5 tropical cyclones in the Atlantic at the same time for only the second time in history (i.e. since 1971) — cnn — 15 September 2020

Russian loan won't keep Lukashenko afloat for long — reuters — 15 September 2020

U.S. Federal Appeals Court Rules Government Can End Humanitarian Protections For Some 300,000 Immigrants — npr — 14 September 2020

'Hotel Rwanda' hero charged with terrorism — africanews — 14 September 2020

The UN at Seventy-Five: How to Make it Relevant Again, a U.S. Council on Foreign Relations survey — cfr — 14 September 2020

British-Iranian mother jailed in Tehran could face extra year in prison — cnn — 13 September 2020

Uganda has suspended hundreds of refugee aid agencies — theconversation — 13 September 2020

Dozens Feared Dead as Nepal Landslides Wipe Out Homes — nytimess — 13 September 2020

Kim Jong-un photographed after 'five of his critics executed' — nzherald — 13 September 2020

Athletes Germany calls for International Olympics Committee sanctions after Iranian wrestler's execution — dw — 13 September 2020

More than 50 killed at collapsed gold mine in eastern Congo — nzherald — 13 September 2020

Thailand tells universities to stop students' calls for monarchy reform — reuters — 13 September 2020

Lindt Opens World's Largest Chocolate Museum – With the World's Largest Chocolate Fountain — travelandleisure — 12 September 2020

Archaeologists race to uncover stone-age crystal hunt in Swiss Alps — dw — 11 September 2020

Conservation Works: At Least 28 Birds and Mammals Have Been Saved from Extinction Since 1993 — ecowatch — 11 September 2020

Rio Tinto CEO and other executives quit after destruction of priceless Aboriginal heritage site — 9news — 11 September 2020

UK signs first major post-Brexit trade deal with Japan — bbc — 11 September 2020

Earlier

Court Blocks Trump's Attempt To Change Who Counts For Allocating House Seats: The president, the court concluded, cannot leave unauthorized immigrants out of that specific count — npr — 11 September 2020

Oregon’s largest city reportedly declared a state of emergency Thursday as 500,000 residents across the state — more than 10% of the population — have been forced to flee their homes due to fast-moving and deadly wildfires. — foxnews — 11 September 2020

Court Blocks Trump's Attempt To Change Who Counts For Allocating House Seats: The president, the court concluded, cannot leave unauthorized immigrants out of that specific count — npr — 11 September 2020

Severe floods hit 760,000 people in West and Central Africa — reuters — 10 September 2020

Ecological Crises Could Displace More Than 1 Billion People by 2050: Report — vice — 10 September 2020

Hackers linked to Russia, China, and Iran are trying to spy on people tied to both President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden, Microsoft said Thursday. — reuters — 10 September 2020

Expert on Amazon tribes killed by arrow from uncontacted group — theguardian — 10 September 2020

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi suspended from rights prize community — dw — 10 September 2020

Myanmar military gets billions from profitable business: Amnesty — aljazeera — 10 September 2020

Myanmar's upcycling monk leads push to cut plastic waste — reuters — 10 September 2020

Ethiopia's Tigray region votes, defying Premier — dw — 10 September 2020

Wildlife in 70% 'catastrophic decline' due to human destruction: WWF — aljazeera — 10 September 2020

WTO leadership race seen as hostage to U.S. election — reuters — 10 September 2020

Tour de France Swiss rookie Hirschi wins stage 12 (first time in 12 years), Roglic stays in yellow — france24 — 10 September 2020

Switzerland enshrines its crypto-friendly policies into law — decrypt — 10 September 2020

Brexit Talks Hit Crisis as Boris Johnson Rejects Ultimatum. Europe has demanded the quick withdrawal of draft Brexit legislation that breaks international law — nytimes — 10 September 2020

Pentagon rescinding order to shutter Stars and Stripes paper — apnews — 10 September 2020

The rise and fall of Pret a Manger — wired — 10 September 2020

Assange on Trial: A Stunning Lack of Transparency and Fairness — counterpunch — 9 September 2020

Disinformation: EU presses social media firms to fight fake news — aljazeera — 10 September 2020

Mexican journalist who wrote about crime found beheaded — reuters — 10 September 2020

White professor who pretended to be Black resigns from GWU — aljazeera — 10 September 2020

The Arrest of a Bollywood Actor in India Shows All That's Wrong With Media Trials — vice — 10 September 2020

Afghan officials: Kabul bomb targets VP, kills 10 civilians — apnews — 9 September 2020

Turkey sentences five journalists for naming intelligence agents in Libya — reuterss — 9 September 2020

US revokes visas of over 1,000 Chinese students, citing security concerns — dw — 9 September 2020

Human rights groups ask IOC to move Olympics from China — apnews — 9 September 2020

Nobel laureate warns arrests won’t stop Belarus protests — apnews> — 9 September 2020

Opposition Leader in Belarus Averts Expulsion by Tearing Up Passport — nytimes — 8 September 2020

Earlier

Geneva seeks to carve its place as a home for internet governance — genevasolutions — 9 September 2020

A robot wrote this entire article. Are you scared yet, human?(Not quite true) — theguardian — 8 September 2020

South Africa's recession worsens as economy shrinks 51% in Q2 — aljazeera — 8 September 2020

Pakistan: Lahore court sentences Christian to death on blasphemy charges — dw — 9 September 2020

British-Iranian aid worker Zaghari-Ratcliffe faces new charge — aljazeera — 8 September 2020

Australian media firms pull journalists from China over security worries — reuters — 8 September 2020

Cameroon's President Paul Biya announces first regional elections in December — france24 — 8 September 2020

Saudi court sentences eight to prison but commutes death sentences in killing of Jamal Khashoggi — france24 — 7 September 2020

Russian opposition leader Navalny out of medically induced coma, says German hospital — france24 — 7 September 2020

Almost 300 Rohingya refugees found on Indonesian beach 'after six months at sea' — sky — 7 September 2020

Belarus opposition leader Maria Kolesnikova 'snatched from street' in Minsk — theguardian — 7 September 2020

Belarus: Tens of thousands defy threats and march in Minsk — dw — 7 September 2020

Julian Assange: UK court weighs extradition to US — dw — 7 September 2020

Scientists develop 'light tweezers' that are small enough to move DNA — independent — 7 September 2020

'Cultural Marxism' in universities: history of a right-wing slander — theconversation — 7 September 2020

Kevin Rudd calls for Australian government support for AAP and warns media diversity at risk — theguardian — 7 September 2020

Hackers Closed Argentina's Borders With $4M crypto Ransom Demand — dcforecasts — 7 September 2020

Luxury Yacht Owners Made to Pay $100K After Anchor Drop Ruins 431 Coral Colonies: less than two days' rental — vice — 7 September 2020

Djokovic 'sad and empty' after U.S. Open disqualification — reuters — 7 September 2020

Sudan ends 30 years of Islamic law by separating religion, state — gulfnews — 6 September 2020

China Freezes Credentials for Journalists at U.S. Outlets, Hinting at Expulsions — nytimes — 6 September 2020

Student demonstrators demand school reform in Thailand — aljazeera — 6 September 2020

Forget Google Maps. It’s time to try a privacy-friendly alternative — wired — 6 September 2020

Dozens dead in central Somalia as villagers battle al-Shabab — aljazeera — 5 September 2020

Niger army accused of executing over 70 civilians, probe says — africanews — 5 September 2020

Four countries risk famine, UN warns — africanews — 5 September 2020

How much is Geneva costing the UN? The tricky task of understanding the UN budget(s) — genevasolutions — 5 September 2020

Osama bin Laden's niece says only Trump can prevent another 9/11 — nypost — 5 September 2020

The millennial entrepreneurs creating a more sustainable world — euronews — 5 September 2020

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece: Coral Vita: Making reef rescue fun — and a business (LINK)

Locusts now threatening parts of southern Africa, UN says — apnews — 4 September 2020

Trump proposal would make it tougher to protect habitat for endangered species, critics say — thehill — 4 September 2020

Greenland ice sheet has entered a state of sustained mass loss that is irreversible — techexplorist — 4 September 2020

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece: POLAR FOCUS: The view from Greenland (LINK)

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World Bank cancels $224M loan to Lebanon over government failures — alarabiya — 4 September 2020

About 93% of racial justice protests in the US have been peaceful, a new report finds, contradicting claims of violence and looting — cnn — 4 September 2020

Switzerland — a model of a small sovereign state destined to disappear?: (French or German): Swiss industry against the 27 September EU vote — economiesuisse — 4 September 2020

'Flying' electric speedboat debuts on Switzerland's lakes — reuters — 4 September 2020

As much as half of the world’s water supply is being stolen, report finds — weforum — 3 September 2020

Swiss company ABB 'running away from tax obligations', Zimbabwe tax office says — icij — 3 September 2020

UN chief urges Japan, other wealthy nations to meet goals on climate change — apnews — 3 September 2020

U.S. court: Mass surveillance program exposed by Snowden was illegal: U.S. intelligence leaders who publicly defended it were not telling the truth — reuters — 3 September 2020

U.S. threat to pull WADA (doping body) funding could leave Americans out of Olympics — reuters — 3 September 2020

France calls on US to withdraw sanctions on world court — apnews — 3 September 2020

US suspends millions in aid to Ethiopia over Nile dam dispute — france24 — 3 September 2020

Thai King reinstates his royal consort after declaring her 'untainted' — cnn — 3 September 2020

Bulgaria protests: PM Borissov 'pouring oil in the fire' with plans to change constitution — euronews — 3 September 2020

Islamic State: Giant library of group's online propaganda discovered — bbc — 3 September 2020

US gives first-ever OK for small commercial nuclear reactor — apnews — 2 September 2020

France calls on US to withdraw sanctions on world court — apnews — 3 September 2020

Trump administration imposes sanctions on ICC prosecutor investigating alleged US war crimes in Afghanistan — thehill — 2 September 2020

Kennedy loss in Massachusetts may mark end of 'Camelot' era, says AP commentator — apnews — 2 September 2020

Montenegro election: Who are the triumphant opposition factions and what do they stand for? — euronews — 2 September 2020

Free research book on fake news — taylorfrancis — 2 September 2020

Mauritius asks Japan to pay $34 million after oil spill: report — dw — 2 September 2020

France 2015 Charlie Hebdo terror attacks: Who are the suspects on trial? — euronews — 2 September 2020

Khmer Rouge’s chief jailer, guilty of war crimes, dies at 77 — euronews — 2 September 2020

Microsoft strengthens deepfake fight with new authentication tools — zdnet — 2 September 2020

Unilever to cut fossil fuels from cleaning brands — bbc — 2 September 2020

The weather in Switzerland: a survey — swissactivities — 1 September 2020

Saudi king sacks two defence officials over alleged corruption — france24 — 1 September 2020

US Dollar Listed As 'Strong Sell' on TradingView While Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), and XRP Flash Buy Signals — dailyhodl — 1 September 2020

Facebook Threatens to Block News in Australia if World-First Laws Get Passed — vice— 1 September 2020

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