Happy Easter tennis-loving Switzerland!

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – We might be on vacation, but we can’t let this historic tennis match go unremarked: Roger Federer vs Stan Wawrinka, Sunday 20 April in Monte Carlo for the finals! The excitement in Swiss media is palpable, with the match making up for the duo’s disappointing performance in the Davis Cup. Wawrinka defeated […]

Missing person alert, Geneva (update)

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The body of Anne-Claude Guerreiro-Maillard, age 50, was found, say police; she had been missing after she left home 9 April in the evening without returning. No further information is available and we have removed her photo at the request of Geneva police, out of respect for the family’s privacy.

Cryptic Crossword No 204 by Chalicea

Lovers

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – Three famous pairs of lovers appear in the unclued lights, one of two words and another occupying two lights. [More] …

Ukraine disarmament accord reached

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Six hours for the four parties to agree GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The four parties to the talks on the Ukraine crisis in Geneva took six hours to reach a decision for groups carrying illegal arms to give them up and to return buildings they’ve seized, as the first steps to defuse the crisis. Meanwhile, outside […]

Social media seize on Ukraine handshakes

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By Bob Evans GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – As the seemingly successful four-sided talks on the Ukrainian crisis got under way in Geneva on Thursday, Russia and the United States faced off on social media over how diplomats should behave. A photo on the Facebook page of the Russian Foreign Ministry showed its chief Sergei Lavrov apparently […]

Cyclist dies following Geneva accident

Witnesses sought GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – A man died in hospital Wednesday evening  in Geneva some hours after his bicycle was hit by a car. City police are looking for witnesses to help the investigation into the accident. A Portuguese man, age 58, was riding his bicycle near 31, rue du Chêne-Bougeries heading from France in […]

The Ukraine crisis Geneva pocket guide

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The actors have assembled in Geneva and the de-escalation meeting over the tense situation in eastern Ukraine is underway. Here’s your pocket guide. Who’s providing frequent  updates Aljazeera’s live blog on the crisis gives a good overview of latest developments outside the talks in Geneva BBC’s Ukraine crisis Guardian’s blogger Mark Tran […]

East Ukraine tensions

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©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.

MBCT series starting for cancer patients

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The English Speaking Cancer Association will be holding a series of sessions of MBCT – Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy – for cancer patients in May. Registration deadline: 30 April. MBCT uses techniques that include mindfulness meditation, yoga, breath awareness and body awareness, designed to help patients with stress and difficult emotions. The sessions […]

Algeria’s ruler wants a 4th term

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©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.