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Stories with place: Geneva
  • The Latest: No bail for Venezuela first lady's nephews in US 
    Updated: Nov-12-15 7:01 pm

    CARACAS, Venezuela - The latest news in the arrest of two nephews of the powerful first lady of Venezuela Cilia Flores on U.S. drug charges. All times local in Caracas.

  • Hong Kong tycoon buys 7-year-old daughter $77M in diamonds 
    Updated: Nov-12-15 12:54 pm

    HONG KONG - A Hong Kong billionaire tycoon paid a total of $77 million at auctions in Geneva for two large and rare colored diamonds for his 7-year-old daughter Josephine - and renamed them after her, his office said Thursday.

  • Colored diamonds headline twin auctions in Geneva this week story has photos
    Updated: Nov-09-15 8:47 am

    GENEVA - Two rare colored diamonds go under the auction hammer this week in Geneva, with one standout blue diamond discovered in a South African mine last year expected to fetch up to $55 million - which would set a world record for any gemstone.

  • Russia, track & field to be targeted in Pound's WADA report story has photos
    Updated: Nov-08-15 11:42 am

    GENEVA - A World Anti-Doping Agency panel will deliver its findings Monday into allegations of extortion and cover-ups involving Russian doping - a report that one of the investigators said exposes "a whole different scale of corruption" from the FIFA scandal.

  • Govt minister: Myanmar 'making every effort' to democratize 
    Updated: Nov-06-15 11:21 am

    GENEVA - The United States insisted that over 100 political prisoners remain in Myanmar as its justice minister trumpeted progress on human rights ahead of weekend elections seen as a possible turning point for a country emerging from nearly a half-century of military rule.

  • Ban: Talks on Syria shouldn't be held up over Assad's future 
    Updated: Oct-31-15 1:17 pm

    GENEVA - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says new talks aimed to help end Syria's war shouldn't be held up by wrangling over whether President Bashar Assad stays or goes.

  • UN agency: Rare cyclone heading toward war-torn Yemen 
    Updated: Oct-30-15 9:52 am

    GENEVA - The U.N. weather agency says a rare and rapidly intensifying cyclone is poised to hit Yemen in the coming days, possibly dumping more than a year's worth of rainfall on the arid, impoverished and war-torn country.