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Stories with place: Geneva
  • Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 2:16 pm
  • GENEVA - Top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement after marathon talks Thursday on immediate steps to ease the crisis in Ukraine.

  • Text of joint statement on Ukraine 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 1:30 pm
  • GENEVA - Here is the joint statement issued by the foreign ministers of the U.S., Russia, Ukraine and European Union after seven hours of talks Thursday in Geneva:

  • US readies sanctions on Russia, aid for Ukraine 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:08 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is preparing to ratchet up sanctions on Russia and boost assistance for the Ukrainian military in the coming days, U.S. officials said Wednesday, as Ukraine struggles to contain a pro-Russian uprising in its eastern cities.

  • US: Russia facing diplomacy or new sanctions 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:36 pm
  • GENEVA - A senior U.S. official says high-stakes diplomatic meetings in Geneva on Thursday to try to ease burgeoning violence in eastern Ukraine will mark Kiev's final attempt to engage with Russia before the West hits Moscow with additional economic sanctions.

  • UN seeks $274 million for Central African Republic 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 10:41 am
  • GENEVA - The United Nations and aid groups launched an appeal for $274 million Wednesday to help people who have fled the Central African Republic because of the sectarian conflict there, warning that the dire needs of hundreds of thousands of refugees can't be met with existing funds.

  • Russian FM: Russia still to meet with Ukraine 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:13 am
  • HANOI, Vietnam - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says Russia is still planning to meet with Ukrainian officials at an international conference in Geneva on Thursday.

  • Germany's Merkel calls Putin to discuss Ukraine 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 3:52 pm
  • BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called Russia's President Vladimir Putin to discuss the situation in Ukraine.

  • US eyes more action against Russia if talks fail 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 2:46 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The State Department says the U.S. is eyeing a new round of sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine, but any new move against Moscow is unlikely until after a diplomatic meeting later this week in Geneva.

  • Swiss say Palestinians can join Geneva Conventions 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 7:25 am
  • GENEVA - Twenty-five years after making their first bid for membership, the Palestinians can join the Geneva Conventions governing the rules of war and military occupations, the Swiss government said Friday.

  • Acclaimed photographer Anja Niedringhaus dies 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 7:05 pm
  • Anja Niedringhaus faced down some of the world's greatest dangers and had one of the world's loudest and most infectious laughs. She photographed dying and death, and embraced humanity and life. She gave herself to the subjects of her lens, and gave her talents to the world, with images of wars' unwitting victims in Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia and beyond.

  • AP photographer killed, reporter wounded 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 7:02 pm
  • KABUL, Afghanistan - An Afghan police commander opened fire Friday on two Associated Press journalists, killing Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding veteran correspondent Kathy Gannon - the first known case of a security insider attacking journalists in Afghanistan.

  • UN prolongs North Korea human rights investigation 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 11:37 am
  • GENEVA - After a testy exchange between the United States and North Korea, a special investigator won approval Friday to keep investigating suspected crimes against humanity and other abuses in the reclusive Asian nation.

  • UN renews war crimes investigation in Syria 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 9:46 am
  • GENEVA - The U.N.'s top human rights body voted overwhelmingly to renew its war crimes investigation in Syria for another year Friday, as diplomatic efforts to revive negotiations between the government and opposition remain deadlocked.

  • WTO rules China violates 'rare earth' trade rules 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 11:29 am
  • GENEVA - The World Trade Organization ruled Wednesday that China has violated international trade rules with its restrictions on the export of 17 "rare earths" and two other minerals that have key industrial and high-tech uses.

  • North Korea's UN envoy slams US 'hostile policy' 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 1:35 pm
  • GENEVA - North Korea's U.N. envoy in Geneva is accusing the United States of pursuing a "hostile policy" to isolate his country as the world body investigates alleged crimes against humanity in the reclusive communist nation.

  • UN: 2013 extreme events due to warming Earth 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 3:48 pm
  • GENEVA - The head of the U.N. weather agency said Monday that recent extreme weather patterns are "consistent" with human-induced climate change, citing key events that wreaked havoc in Asia, Europe, the U.S. and Pacific region last year.

  • UN chief concerned at China activist's death 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 8:28 pm
  • UNITED NATIONS - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon joined the United States, the European Union and human rights groups Wednesday in expressing concern at last week's death of a detained Chinese human rights activist in a Beijing hospital.