GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Hamas officials say a long-term truce with Israel has been agreed to, and an announcement with details will be made shortly. Egyptian officials are reportedly saying the official announcement will be at 20:00 local time. Breaking news details: Aljazeera, BBC, Jerusalem Post, Reuters
BERN, SWITZERLAND – The bfu, Switzerland’s council for accident prevention, is calling for more road speed checks. The group in a statement 26 August points out that a decrease in the number of serious accidents in Switzerland is directly linked to the number of speed checks, but that unfortunately the areas with the fewest checks, […]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – A driver was found to have an alcohol level of 3.38 when he was stopped during a routine traffic control in Grimisuat, above Sion in canton Valais, at 17:00 Monday. The legal limit for drinking and driving in Switzerland is 0.05%. The driver showed clear signs of inebriation, say Valais police, and […]
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – Usain Bolt will not be racing Thursday in Zurich at the Weltklasse Diamond League event, calling an end to his season. He ran 100 metres in 9.98 seconds in Warsaw Saturday night, but his coach says he now needs to take advantage of an injury-free period to prepare for the 2015 season. […]
PARIS, FRANCE – France is waiting today to see who will be in the new government proposed by Prime Minister Manuel Valls, who announced Monday morning that his government was resigning. President François Hollande has asked him to form a new government by Tuesday. The shuffle follows vituperous remarks about the government’s economic policy and […]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The holidays are gradually drawing to a close, with children in Vaud and Geneva heading back to school Monday and international schools slated to start a week later. The final weekend of summer freedom for some people will be cool and mostly sunny – good weather for doing just about anything! Temperatures […]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – More than 20,000 people have risked their lives as refugees trying to cross the Indian Ocean, often paying $50 to 300 each to human smugglers – who then, in some cases, herded them into camps where they were forced to contact relatives back home for ransoms. The figures are part of a […]
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – A man was shot and killed Friday afternoon in a mosque in St Gallen, say cantonal police, and another man has been arrested, but no other details are available for the moment. It is not yet clear if anyone else was in the mosque at the time of the shooting, 14:00.