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Geneva Motor Show: Born-again Car Industry Moves into the Green

Born-again car companies are trying to reverse the trend by shifting most of us into green vehicles. There are two kinds of cars at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show: those for the environment and their wallets and those for drivers who want big, hunky, fast cars. The official visitors’ guide of the city, which Switzerland’s […]

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Urgent Medical Care and 24-hr Pharmacies in Geneva

Your family member might have the flu or suffer a minor injury, but you don’t want to rush to the hospital to access urgent medical care. In case you are new to the area, you might want to bookmark Permanences Medicales. Several of these centers in town are all open until midnight, accept walk-ins, and […]

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Bern Police Caution Against Mountain Accidents Speculation

If we are talking about dangerous places, high mountain areas should be on our list. But, often people who visit the mountains tend to forget this harsh truth. A policeman from Canton, Bern says visitors often overlooked the fact that the mountain areas are very dangerous places. When Genevalunch asked questions about the disappearance of […]

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Swiss Government to Open Tax Hotline for US Ctizens

Genevalunch was told by government officials that Switzerland is on its way to set up a tax hotline, especially for US citizens. The main purpose of this hotline is to handle the huge stream of questions when Switzerland and the US will sign the brand new double taxation agreement. There is no update on the […]

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US Taxpayers Abroad

All green card holders as well as US citizens need to be made aware of new tax rules and enforcement procedures.  A taxpayers information evening was held by a number of groups and tax experts and many US taxpayers living in Switzerland became aware in 2009 that the US tax authority has brought out new […]

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Geneva and Vaud’s Thrift Stores

Geneva, Switzerland – Who doesn’t love a bargain and my husband is one of these who loves nothing more than to rummage through thrift stores and in the Lake Geneva region there are quite a few. He loves shopping and while he waited for us to join him in Switzerland, he has discovered a number […]

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Apartheid Charges Dropped Against Barclays and UBS

New York, USA –  A number of companies were accused of helping the old South African government to maintain apartheid. The charges date back to 2002 and now a judge in New York says the charges can go ahead. Charges were dropped against electronics company Fujitsu,  Barclays of the United Kingdom and also against Swiss […]

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Swiss Army recruits offered free MMR jabs to fight measles spread

Bern, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – New arrivals at the spring session of the Swiss military recruits’ schools Monday 9 March will be offered free MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccinations, part of the government’s efforts to fight the rise in measles cases in Switzerland. The shots will be voluntary. The army has purchased 12,000 doses of the […]

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René Berger, noted Swiss arts and tech Philosopher, Dies

René Berger died at the age of 94. He was a Swiss philosopher popular for his unique approach to art. His hometown is Lausanne and he used to teach at the University of Lausanne. René Berger was one of the key figures in the growth of Vaud’s Museum of Fine Arts. He dedicated his life […]

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International sports, sailing: 125,000 see Desjoyeaux win

Vendee Globe organizers estimated that a crowd of 125000 gathered this Sunday afternoon to see the winner Michel Desjoyeaux sail in with his monohull. But for many, this excitement converted into shock as the second place holder Roland Jourdain ended his race after 84 days in the Azores. He was trying to sail under rough […]

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Credit Suisse involved in US Media Failure

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US and Zurich, Switzerland – Credit Suisse is the biggest creditor in the chapter 11 bankruptcy filing with $46 million owed to it. This is according to the community newspaper MinnPost, which is following this story closely. In December 2008, the Swiss Bank started speeding up efforts to reduce its risk exposure, saying […]

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FEATURE / Swiss Winemaker of the year 2007 Named, Genevan given second prize

Bern, Switzerland – Diego Mathier of Adrian Mathier Nouveau Salquenen in Salquenen, near Sire, was honored with the first award for Swiss Winemaker of the year on Friday evening. The Grand Prix du Vin Suisse is presented for the first time by Vinum, Switzerland’s wine magazine. Wine events managed by Vinea include the Mondial du […]

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The Voices of Shareholders at the UBS Gathering

Basel, Switzerland –  UBS has scheduled and announced its upcoming  annual general meeting soon. It has been reported that it would be an understatement to say that numerous shareholders have been approaching the investment financial institution to give the initial address on the first topic of the agenda itself. The tanking of $37 million over […]

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The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide!

The holiday season is just around the corner, the spirit of Christmas has wrapped everyone in love and joy. While children are caroling and the adults are playing Santa Claus, the holiday cheer has got everyone dressed up in their finest suits and dresses waiting to give presents to the loved ones. If you’re in […]

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The Adventure Into Second Life

The field of technology has tapped into advancement; from teenagers to adults, every individual has found an escape in the Internet.  Cisco’s technology hub situated in Rolle, Vaud hosted an information night glorifying Second Life and recommending that everyone take a shot at it. Second Life is a virtual environment created to teleport you into […]

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AMONG THE VINES / Swiss Syrah Takes World Stage

People who love the taste of fine wine were watching a variety of Swiss wines which moved onto the center stage on a world level. It started with Pinot noirs and now Syrahs also moved to a world-level stage. These awesome wines got famous with the name of Hermitage in France. Patricia Briel, a great […]

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Christophe Blocher Replaces Sheep on UDC’s Controversial Posters

The controversial black sheep poster from the election campaign of the right-wing UDC has been removed. The poster has created a burst of outrage among people both outside and inside Switzerland. The UDC (People’s Party) has replaced the sheep’s image with an image of Christophe Blocher who is the party leader and a cabinet minister. […]

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“Perfect Sunday” in St Prex: Some Suggestion by us

A perfect Sunday in St Prex ticket comes with our media sponsorship of the St Prex Festival, which offers two tickets for the 11:00 concert. Tickets to the concert sell for SFr35 each. At St Prex Roman church, the public can attend three concerts during the festival. At about 11:00, “Les Danses du Monde” with […]

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GenevaOnline Changes Name to Glocals.com to Fit New Mission

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Best spots for Photos of Geneva’s fireworks: EDITOR’S NOTEPAD

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International Sport: Beach Volleyball, World Championships, Gstaad

The tournament is dominated by the USA as they have won gold medals in both women’s and men’s events. On Saturday, Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh from the USA beat the Chinese Jia Tian and Jie Wang by 2-0. ( 21-16 21-10). On Sunday Phil Dalhousser and Todd Rogers beat the Brazilian team first and […]

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MATT LEIGHTON / America’s Cup. Racing Canceled for the Day

3rd July is the new time when the cup can be won by the participants as early as possible. The Principal Race Officer Peter Reggio has called off the race a bit earlier than usual as the weather is a bit off. 80000 sailing fans have been sent to bars and beaches as the race […]

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Lake Geneva Region Guide to Winter Sports: Sports (1)

Whether you’re an expert skier or just beginning, the Lake Geneva region offers many fun snow activities. It contains three guides, the first two organized by sport. These guides will be built in January, so keep an eye out for updates. A third event, scheduled for the end of January, will be organized by a […]

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