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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Pickpockets are busy again in Geneva, so keep an eye on your belongings. Police in the city trailed and caught a group of five Romanians working as a gang Thursday afternoon, after they attempted unsuccessfully to steal an older woman’s handbag but managed to take another woman’s cell phone. Police observed both […]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Geneva is the new home to the Arms Trade Treaty, after 121 governments approved its nomination, at the ATT conference this week in Cancun, Mexico. The vote to name Geneva the headquarters for the treaty passed despite concerns in Switzerland that Geneva would suffer the consequences of the high Swiss franc. Reuters […]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – With a gloriously sunny and yes, hot again, weekend ahead of us, we can now safely say it really was a hot summer, Meteo Swiss reports. The forecast for the last three days of the month is for temperatures above 30C and sunshine. Taking that into account, August 2015 will be the […]
Ambassador makes ghostly appearance – not her fault, though Cecil the lion, 2010 (Source: “Cecil the lion” by Daughter#3 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/daughter3986851963/4516561242) GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / EDITOR’S NOTEPAD – Bloomberg carries an interview with US Ambassador to Switzerland Suzy Levine, which is mainly a rehash of old reliable headline “tax dodger hunt” stories with bits and pieces […]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Headline news this week in Switzerland Swiss to decide on Fifa extraditions in September The six Fifa (world football federation) officials arrested in June in Zurich at the request of a New York court will learn in September if Switzerland will indeed extradite them to face US charges. The Justice Ministry has […]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The number of workers crossing the border into Switzerland for their jobs increased by 3.4 percent in Q2 2015 – with one-third of the nation’s cross-border workers in Geneva, where the increase was 5.1 percent. The figures are for the second quarter of 2015, compared to the same period a year earlier. […]