Swiss real estate prices record high in 2012, likely to head down

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ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – Swiss home prices are likely to start drifting down, says Wüest & Partner in its latest report on the Swiss real estate market. The company is an international real estate consultancy firm that regularly produces reports on its home market. “In the coming months, demand for commercial properties is expected to flatten […]

Saturday A9 pileup: police seeking 12 drivers

Those who left the scene asked to contact police GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – All the cars involved in the 50-car pileup on the A9 autoroute Saturday noon east of Lausanne were in the hands of canton Vaud’s official “dépanneur”, or auto towing service, except for 12 cars that are missing. Police say they have information about […]

Police seek skier in Saturday Nendaz piste accident

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Police in canton Valais are looking for a skier who crashed into another skier, a 45-year-old Valais woman, on the ski piste at Siviez/Nendaz at 10:00 Saturday 16 March. The victim was skiing with her husband but had come to a stop when another skier ran into her full-speed. The other skier, […]

Travel alert: minor train accident at Geneva airport cancels some trains (update 2)

Little or no impact on car show trains GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – One in six trains between Geneva and Geneva airport are canceled Wednesday morning 13 March, following an incident at the airport station. Special trains for the Geneva Motor Show are not affected. The CFF says that the first regional train of the day bumped […]

Basejumper disappears near St Gallen, private jet crashes near Annemasse

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The week is off to a deadly start, with reports coming in that a private jet crashed on a farm near the Annemasse airport in the French Alps early Monday 4 March. Two people died and one was injured in the accident, but the cause of the crash, shortly before 09:00, is […]

Two die in Vaud car-train crash

Train was headed from Le Brassus to Vallorbe GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – A train slammed into a car at a level crossing Monday morning 4 February in the Jura mountains in canton Vaud; the driver and his passenger were both killed by the crash. The two men, ages 45 and 46, were both from Bosnia-Herzegovina. The […]

Defective signal may have caused Vienna Monday train crash

Two in critical condition, 3 others serious, total of 40 injured ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – Investigators are scrambling to discover why two trains in Vienna had a head-on crash early Monday 21 January that has resulted in 41 people injured, five of them seriously. One of those in critical condition is the driver of one of […]

Crane on London’s The Tower hit by helicopter

Two dead, nine injured by accident in foggy city centre GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – A helicopter hit a crane on a building under construction in the centre of London, The Tower, designed to be one of the British capital’s highest structures. Two people were killed and nine injured, one of them critically, by the crash, fire […]

NYC ferry hits dock, 50 injured

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – A ferry arriving at Pier 11 near Wall St in Manhattan in New York City, from New Jersey Wednesday morning 9 January, crashed into the dock, injuring nearly 60 people, two of them critically. The cause of the crash is unknown. The Seastreak ferry normally carries 400 passengers and the accident occurred […]

Truck and chalet go nose to nose, driver injured

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – A truck driver is in hospital in Sion, canton Valais tonight after being flung against a chalet wall, then back into the cab of his truck after his brakes apparently failed on a steep mountain road. He is in stable condition with fractures and concussion, say Valais police. The truck was heading […]