Roger Federer Takes an Uncertain Step in His Comeback

Losing in his first match since March 11 to the 75th-ranked Pablo Andújar, Federer appeared fit but rusty. Most troubling was the fact that he admitted to lacking confidence.

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The (Watch) Show Must Go On

Even though the pandemic continues to disrupt live events in Europe, Swiss brands roll out their new designs.

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A New Watch Brand Tells a Story

Furlan Marri intends to honor Swiss horology, but at affordable prices.

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Swiss Voters Narrowly Approve a Ban on Face Coverings

The referendum forbids veils worn by Muslim women in public places, as well as ski masks donned by protesters.

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Trump Gave W.H.O. a List of Demands. Hours Later, He Walked Away.

When President Trump quit the health organization, he left a list of seven demands on the table. Here they are.

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Lebanon Faces Humanitarian Crisis After Beirut Explosion, U.N. Says

The United Nations warning came as President Michel Aoun said the investigation into the deadly explosion in Beirut would examine if “external interference” played a role.

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A Mile-Long Line for Free Food in Geneva, One of World’s Richest Cities

The Swiss city is best known for bankers, watchmakers and U.N. officials. But the virus has forced thousands from Geneva’s underclass to line up for hours for food aid.

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Coronavirus Meets a Drive to End Malnutrition in Africa

A way has been found to enrich the unfortified flour that Tanzanians eat as a staple. But the pandemic is getting in the way.

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W.H.O. Members Reject Trump’s Demands but Agree to Study Its Virus Response

The outcome left the United States isolated as officials from China, Russia and the European Union chided Mr. Trump over his heated threats.

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W.T.O. Chief Quits Suddenly, Adding to Global Turmoil

Roberto Azevêdo, director-general of the World Trade Organization, has been a proponent of international cooperation, putting him at odds with the Trump administration.

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