Stories tagged: switzerland
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 11:32 p.m.
Switzerland’s Beat Feuz wins final men’s World Cup downhill before Olympics
Beat Feuz won the last men’s World Cup downhill race before the Olympics to underline his status as a gold-medal favorite. The world champion completed the 3.3-kilometer (2-mile) Kandahar course …
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 11:43 a.m.
Swiss prosecutors won’t pursue Polanski rape case
Swiss prosecutors say they won’t pursue an investigation of Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski over allegations by a German woman that he raped her when she was a teenager 45 years …
Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 1:32 p.m.
10 arrests in French, Swiss raids over suspected attack plot
Ten people suspected of using encrypted social networks to prepare a possible attack were arrested Tuesday during counterterrorism operations in France and Switzerland aimed at clarifying details of the alleged …
Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 2:26 p.m.
Gov. Inslee set to travel to Switzerland, Germany and Italy
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee leaves next week for an 11-day trip to Switzerland, Germany and Italy to talk about apprenticeships, aerospace and climate.
Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 5:54 p.m.
Teen attacks, wounds several people with ax in Switzerland
A 17-year-old boy apparently attacked and wounded several people with an ax in a small town in northeastern Switzerland on Sunday evening, police said.
Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 7:57 a.m.
27 people injured in train crash in central Switzerland
Swiss authorities are investigating the crash of a train locomotive into a string of passenger rail cars during a maneuvering operation that injured 27 people, though none seriously.
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 10:20 a.m.
Yuck or yum? Swiss offer insect burgers of mealworm larvae
The Swiss supermarket chain Coop, to a bit of domestic hoopla, has begun selling burgers and balls made from insects. It’s being billed as a legal first in Europe, a …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 12:02 p.m.
Swiss to vote on push for at least 4 weeks paternity leave
The Swiss government says petitioners have successfully collected enough signatures to launch a nationwide referendum that would grant new fathers at least 20 days of paid paternity leave, up from …
UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
Swiss police arrest man in chainsaw attack
A man suspected of wounding five people with a chainsaw was still on the loose Tuesday, Swiss police said, issuing an international arrest warrant amid a huge manhunt near the …
Mon., July 24, 2017, 9:30 a.m.
Man with chainsaw wounds 5 in Swiss city; manhunt on for him
A man armed with a chainsaw wounded five people at a health insurer’s office Monday in the northern Swiss city of Schaffhausen, police said, triggering a manhunt for a suspect …
Sat., Feb. 4, 2017, 10 a.m.
Geneva: Looking for rainbows in the capitol of peace
This city’s Jet d’eau, a fountain in the middle of its namesake lake, is as much a symbol of Geneva as Big Ben is of London, the Eiffel Tower is …
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 12:21 p.m.
Russia invites Trump to its top investment forum
A top Russian official says President-elect Donald Trump can only succeed if he cooperates with Russia – and invited Trump to the country’s flagship investment forum to boost economic ties.
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 2:17 p.m.
Swiss police: 3 injured in gunman’s attack at Zurich mosque
A gunman dressed in black stormed into the prayer hall of a mosque frequented by Somali immigrants and opened fire, wounding three people before fleeing, a Zurich police spokesman said …
Sat., Aug. 13, 2016, 9:18 p.m.
Swiss police report stabbings, fire on train; suspect held
Police in Switzerland say a Swiss man set a fire and stabbed people on a train in the country’s northeast, wounding six people as well as himself.
Wed., May 25, 2016, 10:53 a.m.
Swiss region: Muslim boys must shake female teachers’ hands
A school board in northern Switzerland said Wednesday that two Muslim boys who have refused to shake hands with their female teachers for religious reasons can be required to do …
Mon., June 16, 2014
Relief for France
Karim Benzema scored twice and created a third that was confirmed by goal-line technology as France eased into its World Cup campaign with a 3-0 victory over Honduras on Sunday …
Sun., Nov. 17, 2013
First-time cruisers discover smooth sailing on the Rhine River
When our train from Brussels arrived in Amsterdam, it was raining hard but our spirits refused to be dampened. My husband, Bill, and I were about to begin a new …
Sun., Feb. 1, 2009
Trade ministers gather amid protectionist fears
DAVOS, Switzerland – Trade ministers gathered on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting vowed on Saturday to work toward completing the long-stalled Doha Round of international trade …