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'Down-to-the-wire' Iran nuclear talks resume

US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart held down-to-the-wire talks in Lausanne on Thursday, with US officials insisting the contours of a historic nuclear deal were in sight just days before a deadline. READ  

Give us the files: lawyer for Assange in Geneva
Assange: holed up in Ecuadorian embassy for more than 1,000 days. Photo: David G. Silvers

Give us the files: lawyer for Assange in Geneva

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will agree to be questioned by Swedish prosecutors in London over rape allegations, but only if he is given access to the investigation files, his defence lawyer said in Geneva on Monday. READ  

Iran nuclear talks set to resume next week
Kerry and entourage head back to Lausanne hotel on Friday. Photo: Brian Snyder/Pool/AFP

Iran nuclear talks set to resume next week

Marathon talks towards an Iran nuclear deal looked likely Friday to go down to the wire of a March 31st deadline, with negotiations in Switzerland set to break up and resume next week. READ  

UN expert slams North Korean 'abductions'

UN expert slams North Korean 'abductions'

A United Nations rights expert in Geneva squared off with North Korea on Monday, urging the global community to resolve the fate of 200,000 people allegedly abducted by Pyongyang, and to refer perpetrators to the International Criminal Court. READ  

UN expert slams rise in Iran executions
UN special rapporteur on Iran Ahmed Shaheed. Photo: Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UN expert slams rise in Iran executions

Iran's human rights situation is worsening, a UN expert said in Geneva on Monday, pointing to a surge in executions and raising concerns that major negotiations on Tehran's nuclear programme could distract international attention from the abuses. READ  

US seeks to finish the job in Iran nuclear talks
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif shakes hands on January 14th with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Geneva. Photo: AFP

US seeks to finish the job in Iran nuclear talks

Iran and the US raced against the clock on Sunday to close in on a nuclear deal with US Secretary of State John Kerry saying it was "time to get it done" after 18 months of intense negotiations. READ  

Poland slams Swiss military sale to Russia
Polish Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna. Photo: AFP

Poland slams Swiss military sale to Russia

Poland on Tuesday criticized a Swiss company's sale of high-tech camouflage netting to Russia despite Western sanctions over its role in the Ukraine conflict. READ  

Reforms needed for women's work rights: ILO
ILO Director-General Guy Ryder. Photo: Flickr/ITUC

Reforms needed for women's work rights: ILO

Progress on gender equality in the workplace remains inadequate 20 years after governments around the world signed the Beijing declaration on women’s rights, the Geneva-based International Labour Organization said on Friday. READ  

Progress on women in politics 'stagnating': IPU
Martin Chungong. Photo: Inter-Parliamentary Union

Progress on women in politics 'stagnating': IPU

The share of women in the world's parliaments has almost doubled in the last two decades but progress is stagnating, the Geneva-based International Parliamentary Union said on Thursday. READ  

US and Iran resume nuclear talks in Montreux
Kerry walks with aide to meeting in Montreux on Wednesday. Photo: Evan Vucci/Pool/AFP

US and Iran resume nuclear talks in Montreux

US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart on Wednesday resumed talks in Montreux on a nuclear deal, ignoring an impassioned plea from the Israeli prime minister to ditch the process. READ  

North Korea warns US of nuclear capability

North Korea warns US of nuclear capability

North Korea's foreign minister warned in Geneva on Tuesday that Pyongyang had the power to conduct a "pre-emptive strike" on the United States, following joint US-South Korea military drills earlier this week. READ  

Kerry warns Israelis against 'betraying trust'
US Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif for a new round of nuclear talks in Montreux. Photo: AFP

Kerry warns Israelis against 'betraying trust'

US Secretary of State John Kerry in Geneva on Monday warned Israel's prime minister against revealing details of an emerging Iran nuclear deal on the eve of the Israeli leader's speech to the US Congress. READ  

Russia's Lavrov calls Nemtsov death 'heinous'
Lavrov: Murder of opposition leader a "heinous crime". Photo: Kleinschmidt/MSC

Russia's Lavrov calls Nemtsov death 'heinous'

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday described the killing of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov as "a heinous crime" and vowed it would be fully investigated. READ  

US slams human rights body for Israel 'bias'

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday launched into a staunch defence of Israel at the annual session of a UN rights body, just as ties between Washington and the Jewish state hit a low point. READ  

Kerry and Lavrov meet in Geneva over Ukraine
An instructor of the Ukrainian volunteer Azov Battalion conducts training exercises for the civilian population in Kiev on Sunday. Photo: Yury Kirnichny/AFP

Kerry and Lavrov meet in Geneva over Ukraine

UPDATED: US Secretary of State John Kerry began tough talks in Geneva on Monday with his Russian counterpart to end fighting in Ukraine, where the UN says the death toll has soared beyond 6,000 people in less than a year. READ  

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