GenevaLunch News http://genevalunch.com Ellen's Swiss News World Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:25:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Ferguson (Chappatte cartoon)http://genevalunch.com/2014/11/27/ferguson-chappatte-cartoon/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/11/27/ferguson-chappatte-cartoon/#respond Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:25:19 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=95783 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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Man arrested for murdering woman in Morgeshttp://genevalunch.com/2014/11/27/man-arrested-murdering-woman-morges/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/11/27/man-arrested-murdering-woman-morges/#respond Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:19:40 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=95781 GenevaLunch News Woman’s body found week after she was strangled GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The body of a 25-year-old Swiss woman was found in an apartment in Morges 4 November, a week after she was strangled and left on her bed. Earlier this week police arrested her 31-year-old companion, a Swiss man, who has admitted to choking her […]

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Business news: Syngenta, Fitch on big bankshttp://genevalunch.com/2014/11/26/business-news-syngenta-fitch-big-banks/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/11/26/business-news-syngenta-fitch-big-banks/#respond Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:34:45 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=95779 GenevaLunch News ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – News highlights: Agrichemicals company seeks profits boost Syngenta confirmed in a statement this week that it will cut about 500 jobs in Basel, part of a larger reduction announced last February that will see some 1,800 jobs go, worldwide. The agrichemicals firm has 28,000 employees, of which 3,400 are in Switzerland, one […]

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Border guards nab shoe thieveshttp://genevalunch.com/2014/11/26/border-guards-nab-shoe-thieves/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/11/26/border-guards-nab-shoe-thieves/#respond Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:45:24 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=95777 GenevaLunch News GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – News highlights from Switzerland: Thieves caught with 60 pairs new shoes A mixed team of Swiss-French border guards patrolling near Geneva noted suspicious behaviour by two people at the Place de la Paix in Annemasse last Thursday night at 23:45. Checking the identities of the pair, who had been putting distance between […]

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A scourge of modemshttp://genevalunch.com/2014/11/25/scourge-modems/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/11/25/scourge-modems/#respond Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:04:56 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=95774 GenevaLunch News GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – A few days of Internet ups and downs, which severely limited my ability to post news, seems to have drawn to a close. While pulling out my hair over the down side of technology (= sometimes it breaks), I spent a little time online elsewhere reading things like a list of “animal […]

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A gift to handicapped childrenhttp://genevalunch.com/2014/11/24/gift-handicapped-children/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/11/24/gift-handicapped-children/#respond Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:00:20 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=95549 GenevaLunch News GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE - This is a fine gift for any crossword enthusiast in the family and your present is a gift to children in need too. [More] ...

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Swiss win their first Davis Cup!http://genevalunch.com/2014/11/23/swiss-win-first-davis-cup/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/11/23/swiss-win-first-davis-cup/#respond Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15:40:19 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=95772 GenevaLunch News GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Switzerland defeated France 3-1 to win the tennis world’s equivalent to a world cup, the Davis Cup. Roger Federer clinched it by defeating Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 but Stan Wawrinki was at least an equal star in the tourament, playing steady, confident, winning tennis throughout. It’s the first time the Swiss […]

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Sports: hockey’s crass clash, tennis’s cool winhttp://genevalunch.com/2014/11/22/sports-hockeys-crass-clash-tenniss-cool-win/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/11/22/sports-hockeys-crass-clash-tenniss-cool-win/#respond Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:48:05 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=95770 GenevaLunch News GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Swiss sports results were mixed Saturday, from a social point of view. About the time that tennis men Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka was outplaying the French in the Davis Cup, Lausanne and Geneva hockey fans went after each other in front of the Lausanne train station. One person was sent to […]

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Obama moves on immigration reform (Chappatte cartoon)http://genevalunch.com/2014/11/22/obama-moves-immigration-reform-chappatte-cartoon/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/11/22/obama-moves-immigration-reform-chappatte-cartoon/#respond Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:35:18 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=95766 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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Cern launches Open Data Portalhttp://genevalunch.com/2014/11/22/cern-launches-open-data-portal/ http://genevalunch.com/2014/11/22/cern-launches-open-data-portal/#respond Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:29:42 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=95762 GenevaLunch News 2 new particles discovered, Cern says in busy week GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Cern on Thursday 20 November launched its Open Data Portal, making data from real collision events, produced by the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) experiments, openly available for the first time. “It is expected that these data will be of high value for the […]

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