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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – We might be on vacation, but we can’t let this historic tennis match go unremarked: Roger Federer vs Stan Wawrinka, Sunday 20 April in Monte Carlo for the finals! The excitement in Swiss media is palpable, with the match making up for the duo’s disappointing performance in the Davis Cup. Wawrinka defeated […]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The body of Anne-Claude Guerreiro-Maillard, age 50, was found, say police; she had been missing after she left home 9 April in the evening without returning. No further information is available and we have removed her photo at the request of Geneva police, out of respect for the family’s privacy.
Six hours for the four parties to agree GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The four parties to the talks on the Ukraine crisis in Geneva took six hours to reach a decision for groups carrying illegal arms to give them up and to return buildings they’ve seized, as the first steps to defuse the crisis. Meanwhile, outside […]
By Bob Evans GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – As the seemingly successful four-sided talks on the Ukrainian crisis got under way in Geneva on Thursday, Russia and the United States faced off on social media over how diplomats should behave. A photo on the Facebook page of the Russian Foreign Ministry showed its chief Sergei Lavrov apparently […]
Witnesses sought GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – A man died in hospital Wednesday evening in Geneva some hours after his bicycle was hit by a car. City police are looking for witnesses to help the investigation into the accident. A Portuguese man, age 58, was riding his bicycle near 31, rue du Chêne-Bougeries heading from France in […]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The actors have assembled in Geneva and the de-escalation meeting over the tense situation in eastern Ukraine is underway. Here’s your pocket guide. Who’s providing frequent updates Aljazeera’s live blog on the crisis gives a good overview of latest developments outside the talks in Geneva BBC’s Ukraine crisis Guardian’s blogger Mark Tran […]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The English Speaking Cancer Association will be holding a series of sessions of MBCT – Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy – for cancer patients in May. Registration deadline: 30 April. MBCT uses techniques that include mindfulness meditation, yoga, breath awareness and body awareness, designed to help patients with stress and difficult emotions. The sessions […]