Stories tagged: switzerland
Sat., Nov. 9, 2019
Time to explore: Six days spent dabbling in Swiss art, history, clocks, hiking and, of course, chocolate
This time of year,
Sat., Sept. 28, 2019
“Don’t lose sight of me.” Physicist Abhigyan Dasgupta – “Riju” to his family and friends – looks over his shoulder to caution our 12-member group as we prepare to descend …
Wed., July 24, 2019
Europeans cooled off in public fountains Wednesday as a new heat wave spread across parts of the continent and is already breaking records.
Mon., July 8, 2019
The commander of the Swiss air force’s aerial display team has apologized after his unit performed a low-altitude pass over the wrong municipality.
UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick as Portugal defeated Switzerland 3-1 to reach the final of the inaugural UEFA’s Nations League. Ronaldo converted a first-half free kick then netted two …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019
A French court ordered Switzerland’s largest bank, UBS, to pay 4.5 billion euros ($5.1 billion) in fines and damages for helping wealthy French clients evade tax authorities, wrapping up one …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019
Italian news agency ANSA says a monsignor who had worked as a senior Vatican accountant has been convicted of corruption in connection with a failed cash-smuggling plot.
Tue., Feb. 5, 2019
It seems Facebook can be friends with a topless Venus after all. The social media giant said Tuesday it mistakenly blocked a museum in Switzerland from using images of two …
Thu., Jan. 31, 2019
A paternity test on a baby orangutan has come back with a surprising result after Basel Zoo in northwestern Switzerland said Thursday the test showed 5-month-old Padma wasn’t fathered by …
Sat., Jan. 5, 2019
Heavy snow caused travel chaos in parts of Germany and Austria as authorities closed roads and train routes because of avalanche danger and airports reported weather-related cancellations Saturday.
Sun., Nov. 25, 2018
GENEVA – Swiss voters on Sunday rejected a national referendum on a cattle farmer’s proposal to have the government subsidize herders of goats and cows if they let their animals …
Fri., Oct. 19, 2018
For many young Europeans, a post-high-school “gap year” has become a rite of passage, with many enjoying a year to travel the world and celebrate their newfound freedom. But a …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 5, 2018
A vintage propeller plane plunged near-vertically into a Swiss mountain, killing all 20 people on board as they returned from a two-day trip to southern Switzerland, investigators said Sunday.
UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018
Emil Forsberg dropped his shoulder to create space at the edge of the area and scored with a deflected shot to earn the Swedes a 1-0 victory over Switzerland on …
Mon., July 2, 2018
When Harry Kane takes the field for England on Tuesday, it will be his first match in nine days. He’s still the leading scorer at the World Cup.
UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018
Switzerland has qualified for the round of 16 at the World Cup despite twice losing the lead in a 2-2 draw with Costa Rica. Costa Rica scored from a penalty …
UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018
Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri scored in Switzerland’s 2-1 victory over Serbia at the World Cup and both celebrated by making a nationalist symbol to their ethnic Albanian heritage. Both …
Sun., June 17, 2018
Brazil joined the list of big teams struggling to win their opening matches at the World Cup in Russia.
Thu., May 10, 2018
A 104-year-old Australian biologist who drew international attention to his right-to-die case ended his life in Switzerland on Thursday, an advocacy group said.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 …