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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – A technical problem appears to be behind disrupted rail service between Bern and Geneva, with service cut completely from Bern to Flamatt. Service will not be restored before 14:00 and it could be later, says the CFF on its rail travel updates page. Details at noon but check for updates. “Disruption: Bern […]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – If you’re a “US person” for American tax purposes and you live in Switzerland you’ll have been waiting to see the form you need to sign, to give your Swiss bank the right to share data with the IRS. The Federal Tax Administration 22 April published the letter that will accompany the […]
Special measures post-2011 large harvest BERN, SWITZERLAND – Swiss wines, in particular white wines, are suddenly all the rage at home, with total wine consumption for Switzerland rising in 2013 by some 10 percent, most of that due to higher consumption of Swiss wines. Sales and consumption of foreign wines fell by 4 million litres. […]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – A search in the mountains around Arolla, canton Valais, for two missing Jura men was called off late Monday for lack of any clues about their whereabouts and due to poor weather conditions, with heavy fog. The two brothers, ages 55 and 54, went missing Friday 18 April. The pair, very experienced […]
BERN, SWITZERLAND – Bern’s city fathers are not happy following the football match between FC Basel and FC Zurich Monday evening – Zurich won 2-0. A heavy police presence following an agreement with the clubs and the Swiss Football Association to ensure their fans stayed in line before, during and after the final was a […]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – What a match, what a match. Tennis parties around Switzerland watched Sunday afternoon as canton Vaud tennisman Stan Wawrinka defeated longtime friend and nemesis from Basel, Roger Federer 4-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-2, in Monte Carlo. It was Wawrinka’s first time at the Monte Carlo Masters, a tournament that has always eluded Federer. […]
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.