Stories tagged: switzerland
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 …