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Sudan reaches historic peace deal with rebel groups — 31 August 2020

Heroic hotelier from 'Hotel Rwanda' arrested on terrorism charges — 31 August 2020

Ukraine Bitsonar Whistleblower Says Law Enforcement Faked His Murder in Attempt to Protect Him — 31 August 2020

A Swiss scientist's infographic about COVID-19 in Switzerland: much the best source — Added 31 August 2020

Covid 19 coronavirus: Samoa looks to change 14-day quarantine to 21 days — 31 August 2020

Signature Bank Gave Dozens More PPP Loans to Crypto Firms Than Previously Reported — 31 August 2020

US Homeland Security Can Now Track Privacy Crypto Monero — 31 August 2020

Lebanese officials tried to secure explosive chemicals days before Beirut blast — 31 August 2020

Factbox: What is QAnon and how are social media sites handling it? — 31 August 2020

Floods in Sudan hit capital hard, over 90 dead nationwide — 30 August 2020

All migrants moved off Banksy-funded rescue vessel stranded in Mediterranean — 30 August 2020

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece: the World’s most Deadly Anti-Refugee ‘Wall’ (LINK)

Coronavirus: India reports worst single-day spike in the world with over 78,000 new cases — 30 August 2020

Global coronavirus cases surpass 25 million: Reuters tally — 30 August 2020

European vacationers face threats of sudden and ever-changing COVID-19 travel rules: Switzerland now off U.K. 'safe' list — 30 August 2020

Mask wearers are "dramatically less likely" to get a severe case of Covid-19 — 30 August 2020

Piers Corbyn fined £10,000 for organising anti-lockdown rally — 30 August 2020

Police break up forest rave in England amid COVID-19 clampdown — 30 August 2020

Rampant destruction of forests 'will unleash more pandemics' — 30 August 2020

G20 debt relief for Africa may be too little too late as coronavirus pandemic takes toll — 30 August 2020

Afghan president names council for peace deal with Taliban — 30 August 2020

Thousands protest in Mauritius over oil spill, dead dolphins — 30 August 2020

Libya civil war: 10,000 people missing, rights group says — 30 August 2020

European official calls for new Belarus election with global supervision — 30 August 2020

Belarus cracks down on journalists, 2 AP staff deported — 30 August 2020

Thai royalists rally in riposte to anti-government movement — 30 August 2020

Major U.S. Internet Outage Takes Down Amazon, Hulu, Dozens Of Apps — 30 August 2020

WTO dispute on ICT products: India claims EU, Taiwan violating due procedures on dispute panellists — 30 August 2020

Online Chess Olympiad: Indian chess team ties with Russia — 30 August 2020

Call for Papers: Sustainability Special Issue on Transboundary Sustainable Mountain Governance — 30 August 2020

Climate change didn't cause Hurricane Laura but it did make the storm worse — 30 August 2020

White soldiers declared war on their Black counterparts in an ugly incident from WWII — 30 August 2020

UN calls for action to increase women in peacekeeping — 29 August 2020

Costa Rica requests $1.75 billion in IMF financial assistance — 29 August 2020

China's Wuhan says all schools to reopen on Tuesday — 29 August 2020

Malaysia extends ban on foreign tourists — 29 August 2020

Dow closes more than 150 points higher to erase its 2020 losses — 29 August 2020

WTO sets up panel in Turkey-EU steel tariffs standoff — 29 August 2020

Zurich Film Fest gives Golden Icon Award to Juliette Binoche, the first French artiste to receive prize — 29 August 2020

Complex security, environmental crises worsen conditions for over 360,000 in western Chad: while the region has been a target of repeated attacks by insurgents since 2015, the situation has worsened dramatically in 2020 — 28 August 2020

S&P 500 Index Structural Flaws — 28 August 2020

Tour de France set for Grand Départ shrouded in fear and uncertainty — 28 August 2020

Hungary to close its borders from 1 September over coronavirus fears: the first EU country to re-tighten restrictions so severely — 28 August 2020

Parents in U.S. who opt for remote learning don't qualify for paid leave — 28 August 2020

U.N. says life of Congo's Nobel Laureate doctor in danger — 28 August 2020

World Bank suspends 'Doing Business' report — 28 August 2020

Young Belarus blogger plays key role in protests — 28 August 2020

NPR's annotated fact check of Trump's acceptance speech — 27 August 2020

Boss vows to tackle misconduct claims at UN Green Climate Fund — 27 August 2020

Coronavirus second wave? Which countries in Europe are experiencing a resurgence of cases? — 27 August 2020

Worldwide, 463 million children can't access virtual schooling: UN — 27 August 2020

Afghanistan floods kill dozens, with many still missing — 27 August 2020

Spectacular Winners of the Bird Photographer of the Year 2020 Contest — 27 August 2020

January 2021 Davos World Economic Forum called off on COVID-19 fears — 27 August 2020

WEF holds 4-day online Sustainable Development Impact summit in September — 27 August 2020

Trump's campaign promises - has he delivered on them? Mostly — 27 August 2020

TV Audience Drops For RNC's Third Night, Trails DNC Average — 27 August 2020

Third night of the Republican National Convention: filled with egregious dishonesty and careless inaccuracy — 27 August 2020

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece: The Democrats’ New Clothes (LINK)

OECD Secretary-General: 3 ways leaders can help economies recover — 27 August 2020

Multiple articles on WEF's Great Reset initiative — 27 August 2020

Swiss banks are turning their backs on commodity trading — 27 August 2020

European Union too slow to help Belarus, Lithuanian Foreign Minister says — 27 August 2020

Spectacular Winners of the Bird Photographer of the Year 2020 Contest — 27 August 2020

Why are wind turbines being painted black? To reduce bird deaths by 70% — 27 August 2020

France suspends controversial glue-trapping of songbirds — 27 August 2020

50 new planets have been identified using breakthrough machine learning technology, the first time planets have been discovered using algorithms — 27 August 2020

U.S. CEO of China's TikTok app resigns after White House pressure — 27 August 2020

The elephant rescuer of Chiang Mai — 27 August 2020

New Fortnite Season Will Not Be Available On iPhones, As Judge Sides With Apple — 27 August 2020

Iran to allow UN watchdog access to 2 suspected ex-nuclear sites — 26 August 2020

U.N. Security Council president dismisses U.S. sanctions move on Iran — 26 August 2020

Irish E.U. Trade Chief Quits, a Casualty of Dinner That Flouted Virus Rules — 26 August 2020

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece: Global Trade Reset — time to order your MWGA cap? (LINK)

Switzerland's official COVID-19 patient zero was a Ticino dentist on 21 February who attended a conference in Lausanne (French, paywalled) — 27 August 2020

Hurricane Laura forecast goes from bad to catastrophic — 26 August 2020

Facebook removes Kenosha Guard page following deadly shooting — 26 August 2020

Trump’s convention gives platform to some with fringe views — 26 August 2020

Tourism Industry Faces $1 Trillion Loss, 100 Million Jobs At Risk From Covid-19, UN Reports — 25 August 2020

Young business owners in developing countries find new strategies to deal with the pandemic, survey reveals — 25 August 2020

Drug maker Teva's U.S. unit indicted on price-fixing charges — 25 August 2020

Bahamas Paradise will pay around 275 crew $875,000 for months of work without wages — 25 August 2020

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece: Caribbean Dreams – Economic Nightmares: Could Caribbean nations that are counting on cruise ship tourism to rescue their flailing economies be deluding themselves? (LINK)

Two European cases of coronavirus re-infection reported — 25 August 2020

Hong Kong Man Caught the Coronavirus a Second Time in 'World's First' Reinfection — 25 August 2020

Rights expert denounces lack of investigation into 2017 killing of journalist in South Sudan — 25 August 2020

Geneva Cities Hub launched + YouTube of event — 25 August 2020

NATO allies are facing off in the Eastern Mediterranean. The conflict could entangle the entire region — 25 August 2020

Belarus jails two opposition leaders; teachers head rally of thousands — 25 August 2020

Looking at international Geneva's architecture — 25 August 2020

Microsoft brings transcriptions to its Word web app, but there are catches — 25 August 2020

Cox’s Bazar: Almost 1 in 5 people in treatment have lung disease as COVID-19 spreads — 24 August 2020

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece: Letter from Cox’s Bazar: Burma’s Rohingya – A people in need of citizenship, not sympathy (LINK)

Thailand issues new charges against fugitive Red Bull heir — 25 August 2020

Swiss team claims 1st jump, free fall from solar plane — 25 August 2020

Jerry Falwell Jr. officially does resign from Liberty University — 25 August 2020

COVID-19 news

Switzerland's official COVID-19 patient zero was a Ticino dentist on 21 February who attended a conference in Milan (French, paywalled) — 27 August 2020

Two European cases of coronavirus re-infection reported — 25 August 2020

Hong Kong Man Caught the Coronavirus a Second Time in 'World's First' Reinfection — 25 August 2020

WHO says world could rein in pandemic in less than two years — 22 August 2020

Coronavirus deaths pass 800,000 worldwide — 22 August 2020

WHO says world could rein in pandemic in less than two years — 22 August 2020

Students head back to campus in the U.S.: "Are colleges safe in general to open up right now? I would say probably not" — 16 August 2020

An expert's guide to controlling the spread of Covid-19 inside: "Many buildings in the U.S., especially schools, do not meet recommended ventilation rates" — 16 August 2020

Looking for the COVID-19 hotspots? Ignore the countries seeing virus resurgences: it has much more to do with nations that never successfully fought off the virus to begin with — or are only now experiencing its wrath for the first time." — 16 August 2020

The coronavirus has a weakness you can easily exploit, according to Fauci: sunlight outdoors — 16 August 2020

Here's How Long You're Protected From COVID-19 After Recovery — 15 August 2020

CDC suggests recovered COVID patients can't spread virus for 3 months — 14 August 2020

FDA says hand sanitizers with less than 60% ethanol won't protect you against COVID-19 — 14 August 2020

Is it safe? And three other questions to ask before you go back to the office — 14 August 2020

At least 800 people may have died around the world because of coronavirus-related misinformation in the first three months of this year, researchers say. The study also stimates that about 5,800 people were admitted to hospital as a result of false information on social media. — 12 August 2020

Non-COVID news

Angry about protesters defacing statues? It’s actually a tradition going back thousands of years — 22 August 2020

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece: Erasing history: ISIS, Balkans, US Civil War statues, and Saddam Hussein (LINK)

50% of people in India don't have Internet access, 41% in China, and 81% in Ethiopia — 17 August 2020

Greenland ice has shrunk beyond return, study finds — 15 August 2020

Looted landmarks: how Notre-Dame, Big Ben and St Mark's were stolen from the east — 13 August 2020

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece: Chantal Akerman — in search of lost culture (LINK)

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece: Erasing history — ISIS, Balkans, US Civil War statues, and Saddam Hussein (LINK)

Fortnite video game removed from Google Play Store after getting kicked off the App Store — 13 August 2020

Tribune Publishing Closes Five Major Newsrooms Through 2021 Amid Pandemic Concerns, including New York News, once nation's biggest newspaper — 12 August 2020

Humanitarian NGO ACTED condemns murder of its team of eight in 'safe region' of Niger — 10 August 2020

Two years in the making, rights experts say what protesters can do — and can’t: 9' 29" video — 6 August 2020

Brazilian Amazon drained of millions of wild animals by criminal networks: Report — 5 August 2020

ILO Convention achieves universal ratification for first time, against Child Labour — 4 August 2020

Trump signs $3B-a-year plan to boost conservation, parks — 4 August 2020

Ex-Google, Uber engineer Levandowski sentenced to 18 months in prison for stealing trade secrets — 4 August 2020

MSNBC producer resigns from network with scathing letter: They block 'diversity of thought' and 'amplify fringe voices' (Fox News) — 4 August 2020

Famous economics experiment reproduced thousands of times — 4 August 2020

SEC Investigating 1,000% Surge in Kodak's Share Price Just Before Announcement Of $765 Million Government Loan: Report — 4 August 2020

ISIS Attack On Afghan Prison Leaves At Least 29 Dead — 3 August 2020

Twitter faces $250 million FTC fine for misusing emails and phone numbers — 3 August 2020

China uses Hong Kong security law against US and UK-based activists — 1 August 2020