Police operations in Zurich, Geneva

Marijuana plants found in Geneva apartment

Man wounded by shots from police in Zurich ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – Police in Zurich, carrying out an operation about which they are not furnishing details, shot and wounded a man in the city centre early Thursday 19 February. The man is reported by local media to have been trying to escape in a car when […]

Geneva authorities on the hunt at HSBC Geneva

Cantonal attorney general opens investigation for aggravated money laundering Geneva bank raided Wednesday morning GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – HSBC is the target of an investigation by Geneva’s public prosecutor, Olivier Jornot, following public revelations about the bank in the past week, as part of the international “Swiss Leaks” story broken by a consortium of investigative reporters […]

French issue warrants for 3 ex-UBS bankers

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – French justice authorities have issued arrest warrants for three former senior managers at bank UBS, all of whom are in Switzerland and cannot be extradited. The warrants were issued in January, reports news agency ats, which says the information has been confirmed by sources close to the case. The three were summoned […]

Swiss towns take time out for Mardi Gras

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BERN, SWITZERLAND – Scores of towns throughout Switzerland, mainly in traditionally Catholic areas, are taking time out from school and business today to celebrate Mardi Gras, the day before the start of Lent. Many of them have been holding parades and parties since the weekend, in the run-up to the sombre religious period before Easter, […]

21-yr-old’s body found in Lauterbrunnen

BERN, SWITZERLAND – The body of a 21-year-old Slovakian man who had been missing since Saturday, in Lauterbrunnen, was found Sunday at the foot of a cliff above the hamlet of Steinhalte. Bern police have opened an investigation into the youth’s death. It is not clear if he went out for a walk alone late […]

French doctor’s Vaud murder sentence upheld

French Justice Dept. asked to carry out Ségalat’s sentence GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Laurent Ségalat, the genetics specialist who was sentenced to 16 years for murdering his mother-in-law in January 2010, has lost his case in Swiss federal court, but his sentence has been reduced to 14 years. The medical doctor, who is French and who […]

Lausanne Metro extension begins

Lausanne's transport system is feeling the impact of growing regional traffic

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – The over-crowded Metro 2 run between the train station and Flon in Lausanne will get some relief, but not before 2017, when additional trains will be delivered. Phase 3 of the hugely popular underground Metro system in Lausanne is underway, with faster links between the station and Flon as a top priority. […]

The Troubled Man by Henning Mankell

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – Wallander, in his usual way, is unable to prevent himself from becoming involved, even though this is strictly an affair for the Stockholm police. He uncovers a very complex affair that seems to involve cold-war espionage. [More! …

Cryptic Crossword No 246 by Chalicea

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – Nine solutions have a feature in common and the clues consist of word play only [More] …

Vacation break

Swiss Alps February 2015

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / EDITOR’S NOTEPAD – GenevaLunch.com is taking a short break to celebrate a Gran’s 90th birthday. Back on Monday. Enjoy the beautiful Swiss weather!