Global trade growth expected to be lower in 2019: WTO

World Trade Organization (WTO) director-general Roberto Azevedo announces during a press conference in Geneva that global trade growth is expected to be lower in 2019 than it was last year. SOUNDBITE

New Arms race: Moscow warns against spiralling into a new arms race in the 21st century

Russia’s Foreign Minister has warned against the emergence of a new arms race – on an even greater scale than the Cold War.

Speaking at a conference on disarmament in Geneva, Sergey Lavrov said he regrets America’s willingness to undermine some cornerstone treaties on controlling weapon stockpiles.

At the same time Washington questioned Moscow’s intention to prevent an arms race.

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Plane believed to be carrying Algerian president leaves Geneva

An Algerian government plane believed to be carrying President Abdelaziz Bouteflika takes off from Switzerland, where the ailing leader has been undergoing medical treatment for two weeks. IMAGES of plane taking off from Geneva airport

Convoy believed to carry Algeria’s Bouteflika arrives at airport

A convoy previously seen leaving the hospital where Algeria’s ailing president Abdelaziz Bouteflika was allegedly treated arrives at Geneva airport, where an Algerian government plane that transported the country’s president to Switzerland for treatment two weeks ago is waiting. IMAGES of the convoy

Putin’s limousine maker Aurus makes European debut in Geneva

The automakers behind Russian President Vladimir Putin’s limousine, Aurus, make their European debut at the Geneva International Motor Show 2019.

Jaguar scoops Europe’s ‘Car of the Year’ gong with I-Pace model

Jaguar’s electric I-Pace car is named Europe’s 2019 ‘Car of the Year’ at a ceremony in Geneva with the company’s design director describing electric vehicles as ‘the future’.

UN Conference on Yemen pledges 2.6 billion dollars of aid

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says the UN pledging conference on Yemen in Geneva has been a “success” as “donors have pledged 30% more than last year to help address the dramatic humanitarian situation”. 2.6 billion US dollars have been pledged but the UN has said that $4.2 billion is needed to provide relief to more than 21 million people across the war-torn country, where 80 percent of the population is estimated to need assistance.

Yellow Vests protest in front of UN headquarters in Geneva

Yellow Vests are protesting in front of the UN headquarters in Geneva on Wednesday, February 20 to denounce police violence during the demonstrations in France.

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Federer and Borg in Geneva to present 3rd edition of Laver Cup

Swiss tennis star Roger Federer and tennis legend Björn Borg present the third edition of the Laver Cup, opposing players from Europe to players from the rest of the world, that will take place next September in Geneva.

Mother Nature plant watch on display at Geneva Fair

Luxury watch designer H. Moser & Cie unveil their Mother Nature concept watch, made using plants, at the International fair of fine watchmaking in Geneva. Company CEO Edouard Meylan says that they wanted to ‘raise awareness’ around ‘corporate social responsibility’ with the unique piece.