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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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!
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 [...]
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.
Oh, the Gaul of it! GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – An investigation in Geneva appears to have led to Jérôme Cahuzac, former French budget minister, coming clean about his foreign bank account Tuesday afternoon 2 April. Cahuzac offered his apologies to French Prime Minister Francois Hollande for hiding the fact he kept €600,000 in an account abroad [...]
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, [...]