GENEVA — US President Donald Trump’s executive order to ban travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the country, has sparked a global backlash including from neutral Switzerland which stated that such ban is “contrary” to the Geneva Conventions.
GENEVA – Around two thousand people weathered the bitter-cold in Geneva, Switzerland to peacefully protest Donald Trump’s divisive and exclusionary rhetoric and presidency calling for dignity, inclusion and equality.
GENEVA – A sizable part of the well-known 4-star Château de Divonne in the French side of the greater Lake Geneva region, was completely destroyed by a fire that erupted on the evening of 18 January.
GENEVA, Switzerland – Iced trees, streets and harbors, delayed and/or canceled trains, buses and boats are the result of the icy winds that have hit the Lake Geneva region these past few days — and don’t put your parka away just yet — MeteoSwiss is forecasting below-freezing temperatures for the remainder of the week.
GENEVA – Police are investigating a violent beating that occurred on the evening of 6-7 January in the otherwise quiet St Jean neighborhood in Geneva. The attack happened late Friday evening when two men in their 30s were “violently assaulted” near the Milèant bus stop on the Rue de St Jean.
GENEVA – After two fatal fires occurred within a matter of hours on 1 January, he city of Geneva has been hit by a third blaze, this one in the St Jean neighborhood.
Story updated on 4 January. GENEVA – Two elderly women have died after severe burns received in two separate fires that erupted in Geneva within a matter of hours.
BERN – Sexually transmitted diseases—mainly gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia—are up in Switzerland and the rest of Europe in comparison to 2015.
GENEVA – The Geneva-based International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, has just unveiled a video that uses some of the same rhetoric used by governments when launching attacks: “we will not falter”, “we will fight fire with fire”… albeit, for very different reasons.
GENEVA – Up to six young designers with a keen knack for art and eyewear might receive €3,000, as part of the so-called O-Six for Art grant. The money comes from the family-owned Italian Thema Optical company, which produces high-end eyewear.
GENEVA, Switzerland – A couple has been arrested after a drug bust in the Plainpalais neighborhood of Geneva.
Updated with information on the fire occurred in Libellules on Friday 7 October. (See bottom of page) GENEVA, Switzerland – More than 40 residents of two buildings in Petit-Saconnex in canton Geneva had to be evacuated after a fire broke out early in the morning.