LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – Two young men have died in accidents in the area, one in a fall in the stairwell of a bar, the other by drowning, near Montreux. A 30-year-old man who lives in near Neuchatel died in hospital, where he was taken over the weekend after falling in the stairwell of a local […]
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – James Schiro, a US citizen who was well-known in American business circles in Switzerland, has died, age 68, following an illness and surgery. Schiro was widely considered responsible for bring insurance firm Zurich back to profitability when he took over as CEO. He worked for the company from 2002 to 2009.
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Humanitarian workers appear to be at growing risk in several parts of the world, based on figures being released today by the United Nations, with 460 people victims of violence in the line of work in 2013. In 2012, the figure was 274. The figures include deaths, injuries and kidnappings for the […]
LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – A 70-year-old Swiss man was swept overboard during a sailing regatta Saturday and despite an intensive search, his body has not yet been recovered. The accident occurred Saturday at 15:30 near Montreux, when the man, who lives abroad, was on a small craft with one teammate, on the Montreux-Meillerie leg of the […]
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – British athletes put on a fine show in Zurich at the European Athletics Championships, which ended Sunday night, with a string of five gold medals. Leading the pack was Mo Farah’s 5,000 metre comeback following an illness earlier in the year. The British won a packet of other medals that put them […]
BERN, SWITZERLAND – The Federal Roads Office has opened hearings on expanding the use of cycling lanes to electric mini-scooters and rickshaws, with the public able to comment until November. Six new ordinances would allow adults to use the cycling lanes freely, with some license restrictions, and 14- to 16-year-olds as long as they have […]
N African jumps into river in Geneva to escape police GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – A North African man in his 30s died about 21:30 Wednesday after he was pulled unconscious and chilled from the Rhone in Geneva. The man, apparently living in the city for some time without papers, jumped into the Rhone Wednesday to escape […]