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Wife’s Bomb Hoax Caused Security Scare at Geneva Airport

By Tom Miles GENEVA, July 27 – A woman who wanted to stop her husband boarding a plane at Geneva has admitted making a false bomb threat, prosecutors said on Wednesday, after hours of tightened security that caused traffic chaos around the airport on the French-Swiss border. “Yesterday in the evening, a woman called Swiss

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Police Tighten Security at Geneva Airport After French Tipoff

GENEVA, July 27 – Police in Geneva increased security checks around the Swiss city’s Cointrin airport on Wednesday after receiving information from French police about a possible bomb threat. Preventive security measures were under way around the airport, the police said on their Facebook page, and would continue for an indefinite period. Officers armed with

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Yemen’s Warring Sides Agree to Exchange Prisoners as U.N. Peace Talks Continue

ADEN, Dec 16 (Reuters) – Yemen’s warring parties agreed on Wednesday to exchange hundreds of prisoners as part of confidence building measures under U.N.-sponsored peace talks now under way in Switzerland, officials from both sides said. Abdel-Hakim al-Hasani, a senior official in the Southern Resistance – forces allied with President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi – said

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Ceasefire in Yemen Takes Effect as Peace Talks Begin in Geneva

GENEVA/DUBAI, Dec 15 (Reuters) – A ceasefire took effect in Yemen on Tuesday as parties to the civil war started United Nations-sponsored peace talks in Switzerland in a new push to end months of fighting that have killed nearly 6,000 people, a U.N. spokesman said. Fighting raged across Yemen ahead of the truce which began

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