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Suspended Swiss National League Had Many Storylines

This season will be forever remembered as the one that had to end without a new champion. That said, last season’s champion will still be SC Bern. But aside from the Covid-19 virus, what are the key facts of this shortened season? Imports Still Play a Huge Role Even if Switzerland won two silver medals in the past five years at the World Championships, the gap between the best teams and the bottom four is still huge. As a result, the league’s import players are more than just an extra p...
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U.S. could be next 'virus epicenter' as India locks down, global recession looms

GENEVA/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The United States could become the global epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, as India announced a full 24-hour, nationwide lockdown in the world's second-most populous country. India joined the ranks of Britain and other countries clamping down to hold back the virus as business activity collapsed from Japan to the United States at a record pace in March. The highly contagious coronavirus has caused entire regions ...
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Vast Majority Of New COVID-19 Infections Coming From US And Europe

MADRID (AP) — Spain started storing bodies in an ice rink converted to a makeshift morgue Tuesday, as coronavirus deaths mounted there and around the world, with the World Health Organization warning the pandemic was still in a nascent stage with infections expected to increase “considerably.” Some 85% of new infections came from Europe and the United States, according to the WHO, with Spain registering a record daily increase of 6,584 new infections and a leap of 500 in the death toll to 2,6...
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World Health Organization Chief Says Coronavirus Spread Is Accelerating

GENEVA — The head of the World Health Organization says the coronavirus outbreak is accelerating but insists “we can change the trajectory of this pandemic.” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus noted that COVID-19 has now been reported in nearly every country in the world. He said it was 67 days from the first reported case to reach the first 100,000 cases; 11 days for the second 100,000 cases and just four days for the third 100,000 cases. Tedros said he would speak with heads of st...
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The Latest: Member of Pence's staff tests positive for virus

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 246, 000 people and killed more than 10,000. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 86,000 people have recovered so far, mostly in China.TOP OF THE HOUR:— Member of VP Mike Pence's staff tests positive for coronavirus— Washington state reports 8 new coronavirus deaths— Association of Public He...
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JTI Ranks Among Top 100 for European Patent Applications

GENEVA , March 19, 2020 /CNW/ -- JTI was one of the top 100 applicants at the European Patent Office (EPO), according to the EPO's Patent Index 2019. The ranking cements the JT Group as a leader in innovation, ...
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First virus death in Sub-Saharan Africa as WHO warns 'prepare for worst'

Sub-Saharan Africa has recorded its first COVID-19 death, a high-ranking politician in Burkina Faso, as the head of the World Health Organisation urged the continent to "prepare for the worst". "Africa should wake up," Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a news conference in Geneva on Wednesday, pointing out that "in other countries, we have seen how the virus actually accelerates after a certain tipping point". Africa has lagged behind the global curve for coronavirus infections and deaths, but i...
Tags: News, Africa, Who, Geneva, World Health Organisation, Burkina Faso, Sub Saharan Africa, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus


Avoid taking ibuprofen for COVID-19 symptoms: WHO

The World Health Organization recommended Tuesday that people suffering COVID-19 symptoms avoid taking ibuprofen, after French officials warned that anti-inflammatory drugs could worsen effects of the virus. The warning by French Health Minister Olivier Veran followed a recent study in The Lancet medical journal that hypothesised that an enzyme boosted by anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen could facilitate and worsen COVID-19 infections. Asked about the study, WHO spokesman Christian Li...
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WHO visits Iraq to step up COVID-19 Response

WHO technical mission visits Iraq to step up COVID-19 detection and response activities A high-level technical mission from the World Health Organization (WHO) concluded a visit to Iraq to support the Iraqi Ministry of Health response to COVID-19 (coronavirus) prevention and containment measures. The mission, which comprised experts from the Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean Region and headquarters in Geneva, held a series of meetings with national health authorities to identify ...
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Europe Is Now the 'Epicenter' of the Coronavirus Pandemic, WHO Says

Europe has become the new epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic as cases in China slow and the deadly coronavirus runs through Italy and nearby countries, World Health Organization officials said Friday. CNBC reports: "More cases are now being reported [in Europe] every day than were reported in China at the height of its epidemic," WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a news conference at the organization's Geneva headquarters. WHO officials declared COVID-19 a global pandem...
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World walls off as leaders warn viral pandemic will worsen

By LORI HINNANT and NICOLE WINFIELD ROME — Sweeping travel bans accelerated across the globe on Thursday, walling regions apart, keeping people inside their homes and slowing the engines of commerce in an effort to stem the viral pandemic unfolding around the world. President Donald Trump, who had downplayed the virus for weeks, suddenly struck a different tone, delivering a somber Oval Office address announcing strict rules on travel from much of Europe to begin this weekend. The State Departme...
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UNWTO and WHO Agree to Further Cooperation in COVID-19 Response

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Zurab Pololikashvili led a high- delegation to the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva to further advance the two agencies' coordinated response to the worldwide Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.
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John Foster Dulles, the Cold War architect

John Foster Dulles, the Cold War architect John Foster Dulles was Dwight D. Eisenhower's secretary of state from 1953 to 1959. In the tense, early years of Cold War politics, Dulles pursued a foreign policy designed to isolate the Soviet Union and undermine the spread of Communism. In the following video, professor John Wilsey speaks about his research into one of the most influential figures of twentieth-century politics – and how the decisions Dulles mad...
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Legacy | 40 years of Audi Sport

The Ur-quattro made its debut at the 1980 Geneva show. It triggered a revolution...
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Previous coronavirus daily briefing updates, March 2-4

Current daily briefings on the coronavirus can be found here. Scroll below to read previous reports, listed in eastern time.Click here for previous briefings on the coronavirus dating back to Feb. 27. The first presumptive positive case of coronavirus in New Jersey has been announced by Gov. Phil Murphy. The male in his 30s has been hospitalized since Tuesday in Bergen County, which is in northern Jersey and encompasses a part of the state just across the Hudson River from Manhattan and the Bron...
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Top Swiss prosecutor has salary cut over FIFA case lies

Geneva (AFP) – Switzerland’s top prosecutor will have his pay docked after a disciplinary investigation found Wednesday that he lied repeatedly when questions were raised about his handling of a corruption investigation targeting FIFA. The... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
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United States: OFAC Settlement With Swiss ICT Service Provider Reinforces Message To Foreign Companies: Beware Any US Nexus - Mayer Brown

Geneva-based Société Internationale de Télécommunications Aéronautiques SCRL has agreed to pay the US Office of Foreign Assets Control nearly $8 million to settle its potential civil liability for apparent violations of ...
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Coronavirus cancelled the Geneva auto show, and auto makers might not come back

What incentive will automakers have to return in 2021?
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Geneva, Coronavirus, 2020 Geneva auto show


BMW to livestream debut of new battery car after Geneva show called off

The automaker joins Mercedes-Benz and Audi in going virtual after the spread of coronavirus forced the cancellation of the showcase event in Switzerland.
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Libya peace efforts thrown further into chaos as UN envoy quits

Move follows Ghassan Salamé’s failure to get nations to use their leverage to end civil warInternational efforts to broker a Libyan ceasefire have been plunged further into chaos by the unexpected resignation of Ghassan Salamé, the UN special envoy to the country.Salamé’s move, amid UN-led talks in Geneva, is an admission that he has been unable to persuade major powers to use their leverage to end the civil war between Khalifa Haftar, the leader of so-called Libyan National Army forces in the c...
Tags: Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, United Nations, Libya, Un, Geneva, Fayez al Sarraj, Khalifa Haftar, Libyan National Army, Ghassan Salamé, Tripoli Continue


SWISS Shows Off Its Revamped JFK Lounge

On Thursday, February 27, Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) opened the doors to media and invited guests to introduce its newly renovated lounge at JFK Airport’s Terminal 4 in New York. A telescope in the SWISS lounge looks out over the proceedings. The lounge remains in the same location as before, but now has an entirely new look. The SWISS design concept consists of light parquet flooring, gently hued furniture, and an updated layout. The lounge also takes advantage of its prime locat...
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Coronavirus spreading fast outside China, airports to increase screenings

GENEVA/BEIJING (Reuters) - The new coronavirus appears to now be spreading much more rapidly outside China than within, and airports in hard-hit countries were ramping up screening of travelers. World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said almost eight times as many cases had been reported outside China as inside in the previous 24 hours, adding that the risk of coronavirus spreading was now very high at a global level. At a briefing in Geneva, he said outbreaks in Sou...
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Renault Avantime V6 | Spotted

There may not be a Geneva show this year, but this 1999 debutant remains just as striking two decades late
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CDC Aims To Have All State, Local Health Departments Testing For Coronavirus By End Of Next Week

(CNN) — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hopes to have every state and local health department testing for the novel coronavirus by the end of next week. Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, announced the new goal in a press briefing Friday while also noting the coronavirus virus testing hiccups that have occurred so far. “This has not gone as smoothly as we would have liked,” she said. Some testing kits initially...
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Swiss Government Puts Kibosh on Geneva Motor Show

The Swiss city of Geneva will not see crowds of international visitors descend on the continent’s premier auto show next week. Instead, ticket holders will stay home, waiting for a refund, while automakers swallow their losses. Blame lies on the country’s government, which on Friday banned gatherings of 1,000 people or more in the face […] The post Swiss Government Puts Kibosh on Geneva Motor Show appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Trump 'could suck coronavirus out of 60,000 people' and he'd still be criticized – Huckabee

* Top Republican on Fox News defends Trump and Mike Pence * Vice-president leading coronavirus containment effort in US * Whistleblower: US coronavirus staff were untrained and unprotectedDonald Trump could “personally suck” the coronavirus “out of every one of the 60,000 people in the world, suck it out of their lungs, swim to the bottom of the ocean and spit it out, and he would be accused of pollution for messing up the ocean”, a top Republican has claimed.Former Republican Arkansas govern...
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Coronavirus: British man on Diamond Princess cruise ship dies, Japanese media report – latest updates

Man quarantined on cruise ship in Japan becomes first Briton to die from coronavirus, local media report, as WHO says epidemic could get ‘out of control’. Follow live newsCoronavirus fears trigger biggest one-day fall on US stock marketWhat are super-spreaders and how are they transmitting coronavirus?Share your experiences 1.33pm GMT The coronavirus could reach most “if not all countries”, the World Health Organisation said on Friday after Nigeria confirmed sub-Saharan Africa’s first case, ...
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Geneva car show axed as Swiss ban large events to fight virus

Switzerland on Friday banned large events expected to draw more than 1,000 people as an extraordinary measure to curb the new coronavirus epidemic, forcing cancellation of the Geneva car show next week.
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Geneva car show canceled as coronavirus spreads in Europe

The Geneva Motor Show has been canceled because of coronavirus fears, striking a marquee event from global auto industry's calendar as it braces for a third year of recession.
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China’s Greatest Ever Swimmer Sun Yang Banned for 8 Years in Doping Case

(GENEVA) — Chinese swimmer Sun Yang was banned for eight years on Friday and will miss the 2020 Tokyo Olympics because he broke anti-doping rules in a late-night incident in which a blood sample container was smashed with a hammer. The Court of Arbitration for Sport found the three-time Olympic champion guilty of refusing to cooperate with sample collectors during a visit to his home in September 2018 that turned confrontational. In a rare hearing in open court in November, evidence was pre...
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