Three crime trails pursued in Annecy murders

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Police investigators into last week’s murder of four people near Annecy, France now say they are pursuing three trails: the father’s work, Iraq, and family ties. French police now say they believe the cause of the crime is  most likely to be found in England, and they are working closely with investigators […]

Annecy forest murders: 4-yr-old found alive under bodies (update)

Older girl, age 8, improves, no longer in critical condition Oldest victim, woman, was Swedish Update 15:50  GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – A four-year-old girl was found alive, under the body of a woman, presumably her mother, killed in the Wednesday 5 September murders in a forest area parking lot, above Annecy, France, but few details are […]

Weekend ski and winter sports report, 2-4 March 2011


Get out the waterskis!   GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – There is plenty of snow but you’ll have to be an earlybird this weekend to avoid skiing in soupy stuff. Temperatures are rapidly climbing, with highs Friday of 16C in Geneva, 17 in Lausanne, 19! in Sion and 11C even in Zermatt, this is spring ski season. […]

Annecy’s grim weekend: search for youth who drowned turns up 4 bodies

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The weekend search for a missing teenager who drowned in Lake Annecy 2 July turned up a grim toll of four bodies by Monday morning, one of which is the missing 15-year-old, who jumped from a pedalo. Searchers found three other bodies in various states of decomposition: all had been in the […]

Glum faces in Annecy as Olympics go to S Korea, while Geneva hopes

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The 2018 Winter Olympics will be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, to the dismay of Annecy, France, one of three contenders. Pyeongchang received 63 votes from the IOC (International Olympic Committee) delegates meeting in Durban, South Africa. Munich received 25 and Annecy 7. IOC President Jacques Rogge, in announcing the award, said […]

Rogge says Europeans will be able to watch Olympics, too

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – IOC boss Jacques Rogge says that negotiations for European broadcast rights for the 2014 and 2016 Olympic Games are nearly completed. The deals may not receive the same level of attention as last week’s $4.2 billion award to NBC for the US rights for 2014 to 2020, but Europeans can rest confident […]

Annecy holds its Fête des voisins day; Geneva gets friendly Tuesday

ANNECY, FRANCE – Annecy, just over the border from Geneva, has a head start over its Swiss neighbours by celebrating its Fête des voisins day Friday 27 May, to encourage neighbours, particularly in large apartment blocks, to get to know and better appreciate each other. Parties are set up in lanes, gardens or wherever neighbours […]

Artisan market in Annecy

Visit the beautiful city of Annecy, in neighbouring France and see and purchase original ceramics and other handicrafts.