Payerne students evacuate after vacuum cleaner burns

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – Some 350 students unexpectedly had a free hour, but out in the chilly November air Wednesday morning after an industrial vacuum cleaner caught fire at a school in Payerne, canton Vaud. The machine filled the Derrière la Tour secondary school with smoke at 08:30 and students were ordered to leave. An hour […]

The cost of leaving Libya: IOM and Bangladesh settle on figure

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Geneva and the Bangladesh government have worked out a programme to reimburse the country’s workers who fled Libya, with help from the IOM. Each of the 36,500 workers forced to return to Bangladesh will be allocated $680 in repatriation funds, the IOM says. More than […]

US Mission in Geneva evacuated: suspicious package

Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The US Mission in Geneva was evacuated shortly before 16:00 Friday afternoon after a suspicious package was found on the premises. The Swiss bomb squad was called to the scene but further details are not yet available. The incident occurred on a day when the US had a particularly high-powered team […]