Iconic Geneva church badly damaged by raging fire

GENEVA, Switzerland — A fire burned for nearly three hours Thursday at the Sacré-Coeur Church in Plainpalais, destroying the attic and severely damaging the nave of the iconic 1859 landmark of the city centre. Advertisements

Geneva airport’s new winter routes and other changes

GENEVA, Switzerland — The Geneva Airport is connected for the remainder of the winter season to 107 destinations through 50 airlines. Faithful readers, as customary find below a recap on the various changes (including some for the upcoming summer).

Wife, daughter of prominent Swiss envoy killed in fire in Geneva

GENEVA, Switzerland — A 76-year-old woman and her 45-year-old daughter have died after a fire broke out at their roof top apartment in Grand-Saconnex on the morning of Saturday 3 June. The husband/father of the victims was not home at the time. For privacy reasons in Switzerland, the victims names cannot be revealed but All About…

Tens of thousands arrive for Swiss football final in Geneva

Update: Find the game results and post game mayhem here.  GENEVA, Switzerland — Police helicopters hovering over the city, check. Rowdy Swiss football fans arriving in throngs and willing to party, check. It seems all is ready for another Swiss Football Cup final, this one in Geneva. Prepare to be disrupted.

Roger Moore dies in Switzerland at 89

GENEVA, Switzerland — Sir Roger Moore, the suave Englishman that portrayed James Bond in seven feature films has died in Switzerland “after a short but brave battle with cancer”, announced his family.

Remembering the Swiss concerts of Chris Cornell, Soundgarden and Audioslave

GENEVA – Nothing screams grunge as Seattle in the U.S., and nothing could be further away from it than the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. Yet, the two have met many a times in the shores of Lake Geneva and produced some gut wrenching performances, including some by Chris Cornell, 52, whose death on 17 May sent shock waves among…

Armed robbery in Geneva, shootout caught on camera

GENEVA, Switzerland — Police have not released any new details of a jewelry heist occurred this past weekend in downtown Geneva. The getaway ended in shots fired in the street, where it was caught on tape.

Geneva Police: Pedestrian killed when elderly driver jumps curb

In separate incidents: pedestrian is injured in hit-and-run, police searching for driver who hit an 11-year-old GENEVA, Switzerland — A 69-year-old man was killed on Saturday 13 May while walking near Geneva’s city hall, in the heart of the old city.