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COVID-19 news

The death counters: How journalists in Narendra Modi's home state exposed India's Covid-19 deceptionqz27 May 2021 (LINK)

Transparency International and other NGOs call on WHA to investigate WHO's Italian whistleblower disclosuresthegenevaobserver25 May 2021 (LINK)

COVID-19 death tolls are likely a "significant undercount", maybe 40% more, WHO says swissinfo21 May 2021 (LINK)

World Economic Forum postpones Special Annual Meeting scheduled for Singapore three months from now because of COVID-19wef17 May 2021 (LINK)

Lockdown-sceptic rock star Eric Clapton blasts vaccine safety 'propaganda' and claims he had a 'disastrous reaction' to AstraZeneca Covid jab which made him fear he'd never play againdailymail16 May 2021 (LINK)

Royal family member Princess Michael of Kent battling blood clots after COVID vaccinepagesix15 May 2021 (LINK)

Most COVID vaccine disinformation can be traced to just 12 people on social mediaupworthy14 May 2021 (LINK)

Magnet Videos Refuel Bogus Claim of Vaccine Microchipsfactcheck.org14 May 2021 (LINK)

More care home residents died of Covid in second wave than first in England and Walestheguardian11 May 2021 (LINK)

CDC confirms COVID-19 can be transmitted through air from more than 6 feet awayslate8 May 2021 (LINK)

"Transmission events have involved the presence of an infectious person exhaling virus indoors for an extended time (more than 15 minutes and in some cases hours) leading to virus concentrations in the air space sufficient to transmit infections to people more than 6 feet away, and in some cases to people who have passed through that space soon after the infectious person left."

"This comes after months of infectious disease experts warning that the CDC and World Health Organization were focusing too much on the risk of picking COVID-19 from surfaces and emphasizing that “close contact” was needed for infection."

COVID leads to erosion of fundamental rights and freedom — dw5 May 2021 (LINK)

According to the report, 88% of the world's population lives in restricted, oppressed or closed societies. 100,000 people were arrested in the Philippinesfor allegedly not adhering to corona rules, 17,000 were arbitrarily detained in quarantine centers in El Salvador, including a human rights activist who was held in detention for three weeks before even being tested for COVID-19.

US Extends Mask Mandate Aboard Flights Through Summer As Travel Increasesnpr1 May 2021 (LINK)

Italy's coronarivus updatesource1 May 2021 (LINK)

"Italy has registered 121,033 deaths linked to COVID-19 since its outbreak emerged in February last year, the second-highest toll in Europe after Britain and the seventh-highest in the world. The country has reported 4.04 million cases to date."

The Riskiest Things You're Doing After You're Vaccinated, CDC Saysbestlifeonline1 May 2021 (LINK)

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Non-COVID news

Nike and others back Naomi Osaka after she withdraws from French Opencnn1 June 2021 (LINK)

Colombia: UN rights chief urges dialogue after deadly clashesdw30 May 2021 (LINK)

Judge: Blame in Italy cable car deaths rests with technicianapnews30 May 2021 (LINK)

53 countries demand answers from WHO on sex abuse claimsswitzerlandnews29 May 2021 (LINK)

Germany will pay Namibia $1.3bn as it formally recognizes colonial-era genocidecnn28 May 2021 (LINK)

Hong Kong: Jimmy Lai jailed again for pro-democracy protestsbbc28 May 2021 (LINK)

Nomination to Lead the UN's Trade Agency Provokes a Power Playpassblue27 May 2021 (LINK)

World may breach 1.5C warming within 5 years: WMOfrance2427 May 2021 (LINK)

Concise Atlas of International GenevaKAS27 May 2021 (LINK)

"Despite being home to the United Nations second headquarters, the public often overlooks the importance of Geneva. The Concise Atlas of International Geneva 2019/2020 argues that this is unfounded, since the work of the over 45 international organisations as well as over 750 non-governmental organisations located here gives shape to a multilateral diplomacy such that scarcely exists anywhere else across the world. On the basis of key policy areas in Geneva such as global health, humanitarian aid, global trade, digitalisation, human rights or flight and migration, the atlas highlights the central importance of international Geneva for global developments and multilateralism."

Swiss government says no to EU deallenews26 May 2021 (LINK)s

Belarus put on notice of EU sanctions over official 'hijack' of Ryanair flighttheguardian25 May 2021 (LINK)

World Health Assembly meets for critical talks on pandemic strategydw24 May 2021 (LINK)

Taiwan blames China for latest WHO meeting snubap / france2424 May 2021 (LINK)

US imposes Ethiopia, Eritrea restrictions over Tigray crisisaljazeera24 May 2021 (LINK)

Myanmar's Suu Kyi makes first in-person court appearanceapnews24 May 2021 (LINK)

Sasha Johnson: Black equal rights activist in critical condition after being shot in the head in south Londonsky.com24 May 2021 (LINK)

China Is Paying Less Than 8 Percent of Trump Tariff Costs: Americans Are Paying the Restreason24 May 2021 (LINK)

Mount Nyiragongo: DR Congo residents flee as volcano eruptsbbc23 May 2021 (LINK)

UN aid official visits worst-hit areas in Gazareuters / msn22 May 2021 (LINK)

These are the 10 big companies that went bankrupt due to COVID: includes Virgin Atlantic and Pizza Hut company — theladders22 May 2021 (LINK)

Estimated 4,000-6,000 refugees among 70K from Myanmar sought safety in India: UNdailypioneer21 May 2021 (LINK)

Blinken Confirms the U.S. Does Not Want to Buy Greenland After Trump Proposalusnews20 May 2021 (LINK)

WEF: 10 top jobs of the future weforum18 May 2021 (LINK)

Nearly one-fourth of Americans ended 2020 worse off financially: Fedthehill18 May 2021 (LINK)

Analyst Predicts U.S. Banks to Cut 200,000 Jobs: biggest layoff in U.S. historynews.bitcoin.com18 May 2021 (LINK)

Biden reverses Trump changes to bank antidiscrimination lawpbs18 May 2021 (LINK)

IEA analysis charts "narrow" pathway to Paris climate goalaxios18 May 2021 (LINK)

Is the entry-level job going extinct?weforum17 May 2021 (LINK)

The number of entry-level jobs posted in the US decreased by 68% in 2020 due to COVID-19. However, this was a continuation of a trend that began following the last recession. Graduates often don't have all the skills required to jump straight into a tech-driven knowledge economy. Higher education and employers need to provide the di literacy training needed so that more young people can find jobs.

Solar project in Bahamas engineered to withstand 180 mph hurricane windssolarbuildermag17 May 2021 (LINK)

"It includes a 2 MWh battery plant that enables all resort generators to be switched off for the first time in 50 years, resulting in cleaner air and greater savings for up to 100 residents and guests at the resort at any given time. This microgrid will also pay for itself in just five to six years due to diesel powerplant savings alone. About two-thirds of the island's diesel fuel consumption will be eliminated as a result of this project. After the system has paid for itself, the island owners will continue to save more than $700,000 on operating expenses per year in addition to the significant non-financial benefits."

Long working hours are a killer, WHO study showsreuters / investing.com16 May 2021 (LINK)

Prince Andrew loses nearly 50 patronages after Epstein scandal: reportpagesix15 May 2021 (LINK)

Biden revokes more of Trump's executive actions, including moves on immigration and monumentsnytimes14 May 2021 (LINK)

UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances publishes findings on Switzerland, Colombia and Mongoliaohchr11 May 2021 (LINK)

The Committee urged the State party to conduct thorough and impartial investigations to determine whether children adopted from Sri Lanka during the 1980s and 1990s may have been victims of enforced disappearance and wrongful removal, and whether other offences, such as falsification, concealment or destruction of identity documents were committed in these cases.

It also recommended that the Swiss authorities guarantee the right to reparation to any person who has suffered from such acts.

The definition of enforced disappearance contained in Switzerland's existing Criminal Code lacks clarity, and the Committee therefore recommended that the State party review it to remove any ambiguity.

Further, the Committee expressed concern at allegations that there are regular delays in the provision of information to relatives and legal counsel of detainees during criminal investigation, as allowed by the Code of Criminal Procedure. It called on the State party to amend its national legislation to ensure its full compliance with the Convention.

Trump started a blog, but hardly anyone is reading itbusinessinsider11 May 2021 (LINK)

CEO Pay Skyrocketed at Corporations While Their Low-Wage Workers Suffered in the Pandemiccommondreams11 May 2021 (LINK)

"More than half of the [U.S.]'s 100 largest low-wage employers rigged pay rules in 2020 to give CEOs 29 percent average raises while their frontline employees made 2 percent less."

How serious is Europe about ending violence against women?dw11 May 2021 (LINK)

British soldiers shot dead innocent N.Irish people in 1971 incident - inquiryreuters11 May 2021 (LINK)

Why do people avoid news? It's not just because it makes them feel badniemanlab11 May 2021 (LINK)

"Living in an area with a Sinclair-owned TV station [lowered] viewers' approval of President Obama during his tenure in office, and [made] viewers less likely to vote for the Democratic nominee for president."

UN on some crises neglected by much media (PDF)source11 May 2021 (LINK)

Escalation of violence in the occupied Palestinian territory and Israel, continued crackdown in Myanmar, freedom of assembly and expression under attack in Algeria, and more.

UN Team Says Islamic State Committed Genocide Against Yazidisvoanews10 May 2021 (LINK)

La lutte des stagiaires de l'ONU à Genève pour obtenir un salaire: UN Geneva interns press for salaryrts10 May 2021 (LINK)

Tom Cruise Returns His 3 Golden Globes in Protest Against HFPAthewrap10 May 2021 (LINK)

Chad military claims victory over rebels in the northreuters / nationalpost9 May 2021 (LINK)

At least 68 killed in Afghan school blastreuters9 May 2021 (LINK)

Most Swiss still back treaty deal with EU, poll showsreuters / thestar9 May 2021 (LINK)

New York Times, WaPo, NBC retract reports about Giuliani's contact with FBI — thehill9 May 2021 (LINK)

Queen's cousin Prince Michael of Kent and associate accused of 'secretly trading on their links' to Putin, monarchy for profitthehill9 May 2021 (LINK)

Deadliest Police Raid in Rio de Janeiro History Kills at Least 28theintercept8 May 2021 (LINK)

'Police opened fire' on protesters in Colombia; UN, NGOs pressure Iván Duqueusatoday8 May 2021 (LINK)

FEC drops Trump investigation into hush-money to Stormy Danielsaxios8 May 2021 (LINK)

'Ideological' Bias in Research of 'Alternative Medicine'skepticalinquirer8 May 2021 (LINK)

Report: China emissions exceed all developed nations combinedbbc7 May 2021 (LINK)

In major move, South Africa to end captive lion industryapnews7 May 2021 (LINK)

IUCN: Charting a new path to protect the high seasgenevasolutions7 May 2021 (LINK)

The Gates and Jeffrey Epsteinthedailybeast7 May 2021 (LINK)

Trump banned from Facebook (again): an 11-minute readreadtangle6 May 2021 (LINK)

Big Telecom Used Fake and Dead People to Fight Net Neutrality, NY AG Saysvice6 May 2021 (LINK)

"More than 22 million responses were received during the FCC's public comment period, by far the highest in the agency's history. The recent probe revealed roughly 80% of those comments were likely fabricated."

Flooding might triple in the mountains of Asia due to global warming — University of Genevaphys.org6 May 2021 (LINK)

E171: EU watchdog says food colouring widely used in UK is unsafetheguardian6 May 2021 (LINK)

UNAIDS condemns new law that further criminalizes and marginalizes vulnerable groups of people in Ugandaunaids6 May 2021 (LINK)

Nearly 20 million more people hit by food crises last yearreuters / yahoo5 May 2021 (LINK)

Moscow joins the Trees in Cities Challenge, the first city in Russia, bringing planting pledges to around 11 million treesunece4 May 2021 (LINK)

Biden raises refugee cap to 62,500 after facing criticism for keeping Trump-era levels in placenbcnews3 May 2021 (LINK)

New portal tracks COVID-19's impact on trade and developmentsource4 May 2021 (LINK)

"Global gross domestic product (GDP) growth is expected to attain almost 5 per cent in 2021, compared with predictions at the end of 2020 of GDP growth of around 4 per cent in 2021. The international community must be careful to avoid the mistakes made in the aftermath of the global financial crisis of 2008/09. It is crucial to maintain an expansionary macroeconomic policy stance for as long as it takes the private sector to regain its confidence to spend."

Geneva-based international organizations explain who they are with some key figuresgeneve-int.ch3 May 2021 (LINK)

WHO chief Tedros plans to seek re-election - Stat Newsreuters3 May 2021 (LINK)

"WHO's 194 member states may propose candidates until September, whose names are sent in sealed envelopes to the Governing Board chair - ahead of the election next year."

Zurich dethroned as world's top green finance centre, Amsterdam now top, Geneva 7thgenevasolutions3 May 2021 (LINK)

Why African countries back China against the West on human rightsbbc2 May 2021 (LINK)

Afghanistan: Several dead after fuel tankers catch fire in Kabuldw2 May 2021 (LINK)

Somalia: Parliament reverses presidential term extentiondw1 May 2021 (LINK)

Republican who let violent protesters into Oregon state capitol is chargedtheguardian1 May 2021 (LINK)

Basel City Offers Homeless One-Way Travel Ticket to Europe + CHF 20 if They Sign Contract Not to Immediately Return — newsweek1 May 2021 (LINK)

Inside the rise and fall of The Jeremy Kyle Show: 'It was a ticking timebomb'theguardian1 May 2021 (LINK)

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