GENEVA — Investigators working for the U.N.’s top human rights body said Monday that Myanmar military leaders should be prosecuted for genocide against Rohingya Muslims, taking the unusual step of identifying six by name among those behind deadly, systematic crimes against the ethnic minority.
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By Jamey Keaten The Associated Press
GENEVA — A 17.07-carat pink diamond sold for a hammer price of 18.3 million Swiss francs ($18.3 million) at a Geneva jewelry auction Wednesday, cruising past both its pre-sale estimate and the winning bid for the “Sky Blue” diamond billed as the event’s standout piece.
GENEVA — A Swiss high school’s decision to accept two Muslim boys’ refusal for religious reasons to shake hands with their female teachers has triggered a debate in the small Alpine country, where handshake greetings have long been a gender-neutral tradition.
GENEVA — U.N.-mediated peace talks between the Syrian government and opposition groups resumed Monday, with the U.N. special envoy calling them a “moment of truth” and insisting the “only Plan B available is return to war.”
GENEVA An exceptionally large blue diamond sold Wednesday for 48.6 million Swiss francs ($48.5 million) ‚Äî a new record price for any jewel at auction, Sotheby’s said, culminating two Geneva auctions in which a convicted Hong Kong tycoon on both times bought a rare colored diamond to honour his daughter.
GENEVA Two rare colored diamonds go under the auction hammer this week in Geneva, with one standout blue diamond discovered in a South African mine last year expected to fetch up to $55 million ‚Äî which would set a world record for any gemstone.