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A woman waits at a bus stop in Zurich, Switzerland, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. The traffic situation is difficult after persistent snowfalls in eastern Switzerland. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)

Avalanche warnings aired after heavy snowfall in Switzerland

Jan. 15, 2021 9:03 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Switzerland have warned of high avalanche risk in mountainous regions of the Alpine nation after heavy snowfall in recent days. Zurich's public transport company halted all tram and bus services in Switzerland's biggest city Friday, saying snow had brought down trees and...

FIFA files criminal complaint against former president Sepp Blatter over finances of soccer museum project in Zurich

Dec. 22, 2020 4:13 AM EST
GENEVA (AP) — FIFA files criminal complaint against former president Sepp Blatter over finances of soccer museum project in Zurich.
FILE - This July 5, 2013 file photo shows The Metlife building sign in New York.  MetLife is selling its home and auto insurance business to Farmers Group for $3.94 billion, the insurers said Friday, Dec. 11, 2020.   (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

MetLife sells home and auto biz to Zurich's Farmers for $4B

Dec. 11, 2020 10:12 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — MetLife is selling its home and auto insurance business to Farmers Group for $3.94 billion, the insurers said Friday. The deal is part of a 10-year strategic partnership in which Farmers, which is owned by Switzerland’s Zurich Insurance Group, will get access to MetLife’s...

FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 file photo, Ralph Hamers, new CEO of Swiss Bank UBS, gestures during a press conference in Zurich, Switzerland. A Dutch court ruled Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, that Hamers, the former CEO of ING bank, should face a criminal investigation for his role in a money laundering scandal that led to a huge settlement in 2018. (Walter Bieri/Keystone via AP, File)

Dutch court calls for criminal probe into former ING CEO

Dec. 9, 2020 9:03 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court on Wednesday ordered prosecutors to open a criminal investigation into the former CEO of ING bank, Ralph Hamers, for his role in a money laundering scandal that led to a huge settlement in 2018. ING paid 775 million euros to settle the case, with the...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 file photo a train leaves at night the main train station in Frankfurt, Germany. Four European rail companies announced Tuesday they plan to boost the continent’s network of night train connections by reviving routes that were dropped several years ago for cost reasons. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)

Europe to revive international night train links

Dec. 8, 2020 10:06 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Four European rail companies announced Tuesday they plan to boost the continent's network of night train connections by reviving routes that were dropped several years ago for cost reasons. German rail company Deutsche Bahn and the main national train operators in France, Switzerland and...