GenevaLunch News http://genevalunch.com Ellen's Swiss News World Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:01:32 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 La Côte school moves into new Aubonne quartershttp://genevalunch.com/2014/09/02/la-cote-school-moves-new-aubonne-quarters/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/09/02/la-cote-school-moves-new-aubonne-quarters/#respond Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:01:32 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=94696 GenevaLunch News GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The newer, larger version of La Côte International School opens 2 September in Aubonne. The school opened in 2008 and has been operating in Mies. The new custom-built facility will be welcoming 200 students and 50 staff. It is part of the Nord Anglia education group of 29 schools, with a primary […]

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Massive traffic mess in Sion after truck hits bridgehttp://genevalunch.com/2014/09/01/massive-traffic-mess-sion-truck-hits-bridge/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/09/01/massive-traffic-mess-sion-truck-hits-bridge/#respond Mon, 01 Sep 2014 18:08:32 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=94691 GenevaLunch News GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – A truck that was delivering material as part of the extensive roadworks on the A9 autoroute in Sion hit a bridge Monday afternoon at 15:00. The accident at the west exit in Sion, on the south side of the autoroute, took a chunk out of the concrete on the bridge, but no […]

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Putin invading Ukraine? (Chappatte cartoon)http://genevalunch.com/2014/09/01/putin-invading-ukraine-chappatte-cartoon/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/09/01/putin-invading-ukraine-chappatte-cartoon/#respond Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:11:35 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=94684 GenevaLunch News ©2014 Chappatte, distributed by Globe Cartoon. More cartoons on Chappatte’s web site. Geneva-based Patrick Chappatte works for the International New York Times, for Geneva newspaper Le Temps, and for NZZ am Sonntag. All cartoons reproduced with permission.

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Geneva seeks easier way to return foreign prisonershttp://genevalunch.com/2014/09/01/geneva-seeks-easier-way-return-foreign-prisoners/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/09/01/geneva-seeks-easier-way-return-foreign-prisoners/#respond Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:55:39 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=94682 GenevaLunch News GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The canton of Geneva would like to facilitate sending foreign prisoners, especially those from Morocco and Romania, back to their countries, it said in a letter to the federal government in Bern Monday. The canton is seeking to have Switzerland renegotiate the terms of a 2004 protocol to the Council of Europe […]

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80% health costs linked to non-transmissable diseaseshttp://genevalunch.com/2014/09/01/80-health-costs-linked-non-transmissable-diseases/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/09/01/80-health-costs-linked-non-transmissable-diseases/#respond Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:21:44 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=94680 GenevaLunch News GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The vast majority of direct costs for the Swiss health care system are related to non-communicable diseases, a study being released 1 September by the Federal Health Office shows. Pregnancies and preventive measures cost 5.3 percent of the total. Direct health care costs totalled CHF65 billion in 2011 and of this CHF52b […]

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Obama challenged (Chappatte cartoon)http://genevalunch.com/2014/08/31/obama-challenged-chappatte-cartoon/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/08/31/obama-challenged-chappatte-cartoon/#respond Sun, 31 Aug 2014 07:35:29 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=94674 GenevaLunch News ©2014 Chappatte, distributed by Globe Cartoon. More cartoons on Chappatte’s web site. Geneva-based Patrick Chappatte works for the International New York Times, for Geneva newspaper Le Temps, and for NZZ am Sonntag. All cartoons reproduced with permission.

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US jacks up cost of renouncing citizenshiphttp://genevalunch.com/2014/08/29/us-jacks-cost-renouncing-citizenship/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/08/29/us-jacks-cost-renouncing-citizenship/#respond Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:20:53 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=94663 GenevaLunch News Americans, stay home! Save your government some dollars! GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / EDITOR’S NOTEPAD – Those who’ve thought about it too long are going to find this a bitter pill to swallow: The US government has just issued a change in price for the cost of renouncing citizenship or giving up a long-term green card. US […]

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Geneva to get blinking night stoplightshttp://genevalunch.com/2014/08/29/geneva-get-blinking-night-stoplights/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/08/29/geneva-get-blinking-night-stoplights/#respond Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:16:14 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=94661 GenevaLunch News GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Geneva drivers will soon find it’s quicker and easier to drive through much of the city at night, with 42 of the 456 traffic lights shifting to blinking orange lights at night. Of these, 15 will change once buses and trams stop running while the other 27 will move to orange from […]

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Green light for tax exchange negotiationshttp://genevalunch.com/2014/08/29/green-light-for-tax-exchange-negotiations/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/08/29/green-light-for-tax-exchange-negotiations/#respond Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:51:19 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=94658 GenevaLunch News Parliamentary commissions ok tax talks, to review second language law BERN, SWITZERLAND – Two parliamentary commissions voted in favour of key measures Friday 29 August. The Foreign Relations of the upper house has given a green light to the ruling Federal Council to open negotiations on automatic exchanges of information for tax purposes with the […]

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Nearly half of Syrians have fled homehttp://genevalunch.com/2014/08/29/nearly-half-syrians-fled-home/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/08/29/nearly-half-syrians-fled-home/#respond Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:14:12 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=94645 GenevaLunch News Number of refugees reaches daunting 3 million as situation deteriorates GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The news from Syria has been so dismal for so long that you begin to think the numbers can’t shock anymore, but they do: nearly than half of all Syrians have now fled their homes because of the fighting and the number […]

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