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. Advertisements

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.

How a Polish mom can help keep Norwegian roads safe

Even strong, thick-skinned truck drivers have Moms! And they can help keep drivers safe — that’s the idea behind a safety campaign sponsored by the Norwegian Government targeting Polish truck drivers. I thought this witty video is a wonderful reminder of the power of moms. Happy Mother’s Day!

Geneva bicyclist killed in fall, Police seek witnesses

GENEVA, Switzerland —  A bicyclist crossing a wooden footbridge near Nant du Petit Saint-Loup in the commune of Versoix, died after falling to a waterway on Wednesday 10 May. Police are now seeking witnesses to determine what happened.

Geneva’s center in standstill after fire

Updated  GENEVA, Switzerland — More than a dozen firefighters responded to a fire that broke out on the top floor and roof of the Hôtel At Home on rue de Monthoux in the Paquis, Monday afternoon (see the dramatic video here).

What’s on and free in Geneva in May 2017

GENEVA, Switzerland – Events galore in May in Geneva! Get your java, take five and go through this long list of events and activities in the canton and beyond. This month keep an eye out for art and gallery events, flower markets and wine festivals, and loads of free fitness activities. Unless noted otherwise, the events take…

Geneva to boast new non-stop summer routes

GENEVA, Switzerland — The Geneva Airport recently announced that 2016 saw a 4.8% increase in passenger traffic, with over 16 million travelers. It should be no surprise then, that the once easy-in, easy-out affair, has now become a frequent nightmare, especially during high-traffic weekends. Construction is not making things easier, even after adding one thousand additional square meters to the…