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Syria ex-Qaeda says opposition leaders must 'step aside'

Birut - The head of Al-Qaeda's former Syrian branch said weekend suicide attacks in third city Homs were a message for opposition figures engaged in peace talks in Geneva to "step aside".

Syria ex-Qaeda says opposition leaders must 'step aside'

Birut - The head of Al-Qaeda's former Syrian branch said weekend suicide attacks in third city Homs were a message for opposition figures engaged in peace talks in Geneva to "step aside".

Syria ex-Qaeda says opposition leaders must 'step aside'

Birut - The head of Al-Qaeda's former Syrian branch said weekend suicide attacks in third city Homs were a message for opposition figures engaged in peace talks in Geneva to "step aside".

Three Americans imprisoned by Iran arrive in Geneva, 4th stays

Vienna - Three of four Americans freed by Iran in a prisoner exchange arrived Sunday in Switzerland, a senior U.S. diplomat has announced.

Inter-dimensional portal caught on film, Truth or Hoax?

On December 7, 2015 tourists captured on film a swirling inter-dimensional portal in the sky above the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland. An orb is seen entering the portal before it disappears. The question is it truth or a clever hoax?

Syrian regime confirms it is ready to attend Geneva peace talks

Bejing - Syria is ready to participate in peace talks in Geneva aimed at ending its brutal civil war, the country's foreign minister said Thursday during an official visit to China.

Photo essay: Geneva is more than just Red Cross and heavy heat Special

Geneva - If you thought Geneva was only expensive watches and the Alps and Red Cross headquarters, think again. I visited this Swiss gem to get a glimpse into what makes this city so attractive.

U.S. Secretary of State Kerry out of hospital following surgery

Boston - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pledged Friday to be "fully engaged" in nuclear talks with Iran when he returns to Geneva after surgery on his fractured leg.

Large Hadron Collider: Mini Big Bangs, dark matter, 'new physics'

The Large Hadron Collider restarted Wednesday with audacious goals. Scientists say they intend to create mini Big Bangs, seek out exotic particles, hunt down dark matter and create a new physics.

Huge yellow diamond sells for $16 million in Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva - A ring containing a rare 100-carat yellow diamond known as "Graff Vivid Yellow," was sold at auction in Geneva on Tuesday, fetching a staggering 14.5 million francs (or $16.3 million). Only one person was bidding on the piece.

Deadly Ukraine gunfight imperils Geneva deal to relax tensions

Slavyansk - A fatal gunfight involving pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine has imperiled last week's multi-nation accord aimed at reducing tensions in the troubled region.

Fiat Chrysler CEO steers clear of political interference in Canada

Chrysler Group LLC withdrew its request for funding from the Canadian government to avoid becoming entangled in what had become a political hot potato, the chief executive of parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)<FIA.MI> said ...

Italy-made Jeep true test of Fiat-Chrysler's global ambitions

The Jeep Renegade, which debuted at the Geneva auto show on Tuesday, will be the first true test of the recent marriage between Italian carmaker Fiat and its U.S.

Exclusive: Mercedes, Infiniti to pool small cars, plant - sources

Daimler's <DAIGn.DE> Mercedes and Nissan's <7201.T> Infiniti plan to pool development of compact cars to cut costs, expand the German carmaker's North American production a...

Carmakers fear emerging markets gloom could overshadow European rebound

French carmaker Renault <RENA.PA> has trimmed its growth forecast for the global market this year as the industry becomes increasingly worried about volatile emerging markets just when demand in E...

Toyota sees 2014 Europe sales at more than 865,000 units

Toyota Motor Corp <7203.T> expects to sell more than 865,000 vehicles in Europe this year, up from 847,530 in 2013, helped by a gradually recovering market and the popularity of its hybrid models, the head of its European opera...

Daimler CEO says software services key for growth

Carmakers will need to ensure their vehicles can connect to mobile devices and the internet if they are to survive, Daimler chief executive Dieter Zetsche said on Monday.

Automakers tap smartphone technology in battle over city cars

Carmakers are tapping smartphone technology to spruce up low-cost city cars and try to get an edge in a market that has grown to account for almost 10 percent of new car sales in a...

Netanyahu on the Iranian Geneva decision: 'I will not shut up'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, facing criticism for his public comments on the U.S.-led Geneva agreement with Iran, vowed that he will "not shut up."

Op-Ed: On the Geneva, Iran nuclear accord

New York - The November 24 "interim agreement on the Iranian nuclear program" reached between Iran and what is called p5+1 is important. And what happens now is important.

Saudi Arabia on Iran deal: Concerns on being 'lied to' by U.S.

In the wake of the controversial deal brokered with Iran in Geneva over Iran's nuclear ambitions, Saudi Arabia, concerned about being "lied to," is opting for its own proactive foreign policy agenda.

Syria conflict: Geneva peace talks scheduled for January

Geneva - The long-promised peace conference aimed at resolving the Syrian crisis has been given a start date of January 22. The conference will be held in Geneva and will be the first talks to include representatives of the regime and the opposition.

Netanyahu: Iran nuclear agreement in Geneva is 'historic mistake'

Speaking from Jerusalem just hours after Western powers struck a deal with Iran over its nuclear ambitions, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed his stark disagreement with the deal.

Israel boycotts the UN human rights scrutiny forum in Geneva

Geneva - Israel boycotted the UN human rights scrutiny forum on Tuesday, and is the first state ever to win a deferment of its periodical review.

UN 'experts' call on U.S. to give details of Bin Laden killing

Geneva - Two independent United Nations (UN) human rights experts say the United States should release more details on the death of Osama Bin Laden during a military raid in Pakistan on May 2, 2011.

EU lays out voluntary space code

The EU presented a voluntary international code on the use of outer space to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva yesterday - just days after a Russian and US satellite collided. The draft was approved by EU ministers on December 8.

Geneva suffers deeply from $50-billion Bernard Madoff swindle

The Swiss banking world in Geneva has been hardest hit by accused Wall Street swindler Bernard Madoff. Home to more than 140 investment banks and 600 independent investment funds, a full 34,000 of its 200,000 residents work in the financial district.

The European Large Hadron Collider LHC has been switched off

The largest particle accelerator in the world, the LHC, constructed underground on the Swiss-French border near Geneva has been switched off for at least two months.

The European Large Hadron Collider is back in business

The largest particle accelerator in the world, the LHC, constructed underground on the Swiss-French border near Geneva had been switched off due to a malfunction in the cooling system. It has now been switched on again.

The European Large Hadron Collider has been switched off

The largest particle accelerator in the world, the LHC, constructed underground on the Swiss-French border near Geneva has been switched off for an as of yet unknown period of time.
 

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EXPENSIVE TASTES: Russian Federation billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev has been ordered to pay his wife ...
EXPENSIVE TASTES: Russian Federation billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev has been ordered to pay his wife, Elena, $4.5 billion in divorce proceedings. The decision by a court in Geneva is expected to be appealed.
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Street art found on buildings in Geneva
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks with LGBT activists and supporters from the diplomatic corps at the United Nations Office at Geneva in Switzerland
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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (C), flanked by members of his delegation, attends talks over Iran's nuclear programme in Geneva November 22, 2013
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivers remarks on "Free and Equal in Dignity and Rights" in recognition of International Human Rights Day at the United Nations Office at Geneva
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The Jet d Eau  is a large fountain in Geneva. Here I capture the non-stop fountain beside an unused ...
The Jet d'Eau is a large fountain in Geneva. Here I capture the non-stop fountain beside an unused ferris wheel
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Switzerland's Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter (L) shakes hands with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif during a meeting ahead of talks on Iran's nuclear programme, in Geneva November 23, 2013
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(L to R) Vice Admiral Kurt Tidd, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Kerry and foreign ministers of five other world powers joined talks on Iran's contested nuclear programme on November 23, 2013, with the two sides edging towards a breakthrough to ease a dangerous decade-old standoff
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A statue near a Geneva bridge
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Iran concluded negotiations about Iran's nuclear capabilities on November 2013.
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Guards from Ukraine's Berkut security force guard a checkpoint at the entrance to the Crimea Peninsula in March.
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Place Neuve, Geneva, Switzerland