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U.S. United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley speaks during the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) summit, focused on combating the anti-Israel boycott movement, Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Anne Bayefsky: Trump Should Withdraw Tomorrow from Anti-Israel UN Human Rights Council

International human rights lawyer Anne Bayefsky reported on U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley’s latest statement about the U.N. Human Rights Council on Tuesday’s Breitbart News Daily. Bayefsky expressed disappointment with the mild character of Haley’s brief remarks, compared to the boldness of her earlier criticism of the Council.

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Switzerland Repeals 1929 Topless Bathing Ban

GENEVA (AP) — After a near-90 year ban, women can again swim topless legally in Geneva’s lake and Rhone River without running the risk of a fine.

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Swiss Seize Artifacts Looted From Syria’s Palmyra

Swiss authorities said Friday they had seized cultural relics looted from Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra, as well as from Libya and Yemen, which were being stored in Geneva’s free ports.

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Watch Live: Donald Trump in Geneva, OH

Wednesday, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will hold a rally in Geneva, OH at the Spire Institute’s Track & Field Building at 7 p.m. ET. Video courtesy of Right Side Broadcasting Network Follow Breitbart.tv on Twitter @BreitbartVideo

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey V. Lavrov (L) talks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during a meeting at the U.S. State Department on August 9, 2013 in Washington, DC. According to reports the meeting could help determine the fate of a planned summit meeting in September between U.S. President …

Kerry Voices Concern to Lavrov About New Aleppo Fighting

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry voiced concern to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday about renewed fighting and air strikes in the Syrian city of Aleppo after a break of several days, the State Department said.

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Turkey Objects to Kurdish Presence at Syria Peace Talks

An AFP-Reuters report on Tuesday highlighted the difficulty of getting Syria’s many warring factions together for U.N.-brokered peace talks, as many of the parties involved consider the presence of other parties to be non-starters. Turkey, for example, has announced that it strongly opposes participation by Kurdish groups.

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U.S. Embassy in Switzerland Warns Americans of Terror Threat

The Embassy of the United States in Switzerland is urging U.S. citizens to exercise caution after Geneva raised its terror alert level on Thursday following reports that four alleged Islamic militants are suspected of having made their way to Geneva.

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Swiss Islamist Terror Threat ‘Unprecedented’

The imminence and severity of the terror threat currently facing Switzerland by Islamic jihadists is without precedent, according to Jean-Paul Rouiller, the creator of the counterterrorism unit of the Swiss Federal Judicial Police (PJF). “To my knowledge, and after twenty

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Switzerland Raises Terror Alert as Paris Jihadis Suspected in Geneva

Acting on information provided by U.S. intelligence services, Geneva officials have raised the terrorism alert level and are actively seeking four alleged Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) terrorists thought to be linked to the attacks in Paris who are now suspected to be hiding in or near the city.

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Geneva Police Hunt Terror Suspects, Threat Level Raised

GENEVA (AP) — Geneva police were “actively searching” for suspects in connection with an investigation into the Paris attacks last month, Swiss security officials said Thursday. Geneva’s security department said that city authorities received word on Wednesday that Swiss federal

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Report: International Inspectors Fail to Stop Syria Chemical Weapons

International inspectors failed to stop Syria from stockpiling chemical weapons, in spite of an international agreement in 2013, according to a new report by the Wall Street Journal on Friday. International inspectors were skeptical of Syria’s claims to have disposed of its stockpiles, but were afraid that reporting violations would destroy the overall deal: “Members of the inspection team didn’t push for answers, worried that it would compromise their primary objective of getting the regime to surrender the 1,300 tons of chemicals it admitted to having.”