Trains running but some delays after Lausanne-Geneva canceled services

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Trvaelers on Intercity anad Inter-regional trains from German-speaking Switzerland to Geneva airport had an unpleasant surprise Friday morning around 07:00 when train service between Lausanne and Geneva was canceled. Service is back again, mid-morning, but check the CFF site for delays. The service breakdown was due to a points problem on the […]

Fallout appears from Swiss decision on foreign workers

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The day after Switzerland announced that it will curb the number of foreign workers from the European Union, starting 1 May, four other European countries signed a letter saying that they, too, need to limit immigration, reports RTS. The Netherlands, Britain, Germany and Austria cited reasons similar to Switzerland’s for invoking the […]

Kathryn Wassermann Davis, 1907-2013

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Everything about Kathryn Wasserman Davis appears to have been extraordinary, including her age of death, 106. Davis, who was educated partly in Geneva, was a well-known writer and lecturer on Russia and later the Soviet Union, after she gained world attention with her 1934 doctoral thesis on “The Soviets in Geneva”, reports […]

Weekend weather forecast, what’s on in Lake Geneva region


Super auctions, major winefair, film festival and Basel zoo babies GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Soggy and chilly it is this weekend in Switzerland (spirit-dampening details from MeteoSwiss – check out the charts), but there are plenty of great activities on. Top picks: Wine in Morges Arvinis wine fair opened Wednesday evening and runs until late Monday […]

“Sandy” retired as hurricane name, earlier warnings to be used


GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Sandy, the 2012 hurricane was the last to have the name: the World Meteorological Office said Friday 12 April that the name will be retired, in line with a policy not to re-use names of storm that were so deadly or caused so much damage that their re-use would be “inappropriate”. Tropical […]

The ultimate guide to Geneva’s film festivals

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – No week seems to go by without a film festival in town, here’s my ultimate guide to Geneva’s film festivals. Enjoy!

Paquis likely first Geneva neighbourhood with CCTV cameras


GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Geneva has plans to install CCTV surveillance cameras around the city, most likely starting with the Paquis area. The new cameras would cost CHF1.9 million to install and about CHF1 million a year to operate. Geneva’s government Tuesday 9 April laid out plans for the new system. If parliament goes along with […]

Views of the Swiss Alps, Geneva from space


GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Commander Chris Hadfield, the Canadian astronaut who has been living in space aboard the ISS (International Space Ship) as Commander of Expedition 35 has been actively tweeting photos and videos from space, including these images of the Swiss Alps and of Geneva, taken last week.  

Geneva could catch up with smaller towns to end garbage colleciton

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The city of Geneva wants to stop collecting garbage, reports the Tribune de Geneva Monday 2 April, citing  a study done for the city. The study recommends that the city replace its garbage trucks that pick up bags in front of apartment blocks with a total of 350 collection points, mainly deep, […]