GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – News highlights as workers in Switzerland head back after the national holiday and weekend:
Lake Geneva region, police reports: three men are under arrest, with one of them, a Swiss man, considered the murder suspect, following the knifing early Saturday of a man in his early 30s, at Place d’Europe in Lausanne.
A 34-year-old Frenchman lost his life Sunday when his motorcycle missed a bend in Lutry, near La Croix. Police are asking anyone who may have seen him shortly before the accident to phone them at+41 21 644 8400: he was riding a green Kawasaki 1000 cm3 with Vaud plates, wearing a white helmet.
Saturday, at 17:45, a 64-year-0ld area man died after he fell ill while swimming, at Grandson.
Lausanne: The CGN Lake Geneva boats company had a record 340,000 passengers during the month of July, which included two of the three most frequented days of the past 10 years, the company announced 6 August.
Geneva: Special Syrian envoy Kofi Annan announced Thursday 2 August that he is quitting the post at the end of August, citing the failure of world powers to stop the civil war in Syria; he also called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down. Reports by Fox News, Guardian, NPR
Geneva: The latest Ebola outbrreak in Uganda has now taken 16 lives, the World Health Organization in Geneva said Friday 3 August.
Martigny: author and biologist Jean-Marc Landry says first tests last week were promising, on a system that would monitor sheep hearts and trigger an sms sent to their shepherd in the case of a wolf attack. Landy was interviewed by Swiss news agency ats.