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WHO chief says it was ‘premature’ to rule out COVID lab leak

Jul 16, 2021
The head of the World Health Organisation has acknowledged it was premature to rule out a potential link between the COVID-19 pandemic and a laboratory leak.

Ferrari appoints chip-maker executive as new CEO

Jun 9, 2021
Luxury sports carmaker Ferrari has tapped Benedetto Vigna, an Italian executive at Europe’s largest semiconductor chipmaker, as its new CEO

Biden, Putin likely to hold summit in Geneva

May 25, 2021
The Biden administration noted it seeks "a more predictable, stable relationship" with Russia.

UN rights chief urges lowering Gaza tensions

May 15, 2021
The United Nations’ human rights chief is urging all in what has developed into a battle between Israel and Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers to lower tensions, and faulted actions by both sides

FIFA president gets legal win, prosecutor removed

May 5, 2021
In a big legal win for FIFA President Infantino, a special prosecutor investigating meetings with Switzerland’s former AG has been removed from the case

WTO mulling intellectual property waivers for vaccines

May 5, 2021
The idea has gained support in the developing world and among some progressive lawmakers in the West.

After COVID, Swiss group plots future for science, diplomacy

Apr 13, 2021
With COVID-19, space exploration and climate change high on many minds, a 'do tank' in Geneva bankrolled by Switzerland’s government is gearing up to develop long-term projects like a global court for scientific disputes.

World trade body chief says vaccine inequity ‘unacceptable’

Apr 2, 2021
The head of the WTO called Thursday for expanded capability in developing countries to manufacture vaccines, saying the gaping imbalance in access to coronavirus vaccines that mostly favours rich, developed countries was unacceptable.

WHO team urges patience after 1st look for origin of virus

Mar 31, 2021
An international team behind a long-awaited study of the possible origins of COVID-19 with Chinese colleagues on Tuesday called it a 'first start'.

A year on, WHO still struggling to manage pandemic response

Mar 11, 2021
When the World Health Organisation declared the coronavirus a pandemic one year ago Thursday, it did so only after weeks of resisting the term and maintaining that the highly infectious virus could still be stopped.




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