“Obama wins” is US media consensus – Romney concedes at 07:00!

UPDATE 07:00 – ROMNEY CONCEDES, OBAMA WINS! GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – From New York to California, major US media companies are declaring Barack Obama the winner of the 2012 US presidential race, late Tuesday night New York time, in a close race that, at $2.6 billion, is the most expensve US election to date. President Obama, […]

Brit wins Tour de Romandie in windy ride

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – British cyclist Bradley Wiggins won the Tour de Romandie Sunday, finishing the six-day race by winning Sunday’s against-the-clock run under tough conditions. The final 16.5km leg was a loop downhill from Montana Village, just below the resort of Crans-Montan, to Mollens and back up the steep mountainside to Aminona, ending in Crans. […]

We won! uh, well, maybe

Canadians vs Americans, you 0, me 1 when it comes to the War of 1812 GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Americans and Canadians have a new old bone of contention, reports The Globe and Mail: who won the War of 1812. We did! each side has been claiming for exactly 200 years, it appears, and the argument […]

Higgins gets 1 million votes: next Irish president 11.11.11

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Michael Higgins was officially declared Ireland’s next president, to be sworn in 11 November. He won with 1.007 million votes, more than 400,000 votes ahead of second-place candidate, independent Sean Gallagher. Higgins immediately resigned from the Labour Party, saying he intends to make his presidency all-inclusive. Congratulations poured in from all parts […]

Hollande wins French presidential primary

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - François Hollande is the candidate for president in France, following his strong win Sunday 16 October in the second round of the Socialist Party primaries. His 56.3 percent victory gave him a clear sign of party support, compared to party leader Martine Aubry’s 43.6 percent. She carried only four departments in the north […]

Tour de Suisse ends with American win; Soler coming out of coma

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The Tour de Suisse cycling race ended Sunday 19 June with a victory for American rider Levi Leipheimer, who never attacked during the nine days but was always in the top group. Juan Mauricio Soler, who was badly injured three-quarters of the way through the race when he hit a curb and […]

And the winner is . . . Spain!!!

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Final score: Spain 1, The Netherlands 0 International sports, World Cup football Johannesburg, South Africa (GenevaLunch) – The game is over, except in the hearts of fans, who will continue to turn over every move and every decision by the referee, for days to come. The big one has been decided: Spain beat The Netherlands […]

Europe’s top chef jobless, but not for long (video added)

[update: video added] Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Here is hope for the unemployed: keep the faith that you are good at what you do and you will be rewarded. Denmark’s arguably best chef, Rasmus Kofoed, won the Bocuse d’Or title of Europe’s best chef, last week in Geneva. His Michelin-starred Copenhagen restaurant, Geranium, was closed […]

BMW takes 33rd America’s Cup

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Valencia, Spain (GenevaLunch) – BMW Oracle has taken the America’s Cup sailing title, winning the second race Sunday 14 February almost as clearly as it won the first race two days earlier. The American boat finished 5.26 minutes ahead of Alinghi: Oracle’s technology, with its massive rigid sail, was the real winner. The race was […]

International sports, cycling: Cavendish wins sixth sprint, Cantador wins Tour de France

Paris, France (GenevaLunch) – Mark Cavendish, from the Isle of Man, won his sixth sprint finish in the 2009 Tour de France. It was the most prestigious but in some ways also the easiest as his Columbia teammates, especially Australian Mark Renshaw, gave him a big lead into the final 100 metres. The final day was […]