Latest Switzerland News

Lufthansa selling European catering business to gategroup

Dec. 9, 2019 2:41 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Lufthansa is selling the European business of its catering and services subsidiary LSG Group to Switzerland-based gategroup for an undisclosed amount, the German airline said Monday. The deal covers LSG's European catering operations as well as its lounge and equipment businesses, packaged...

Lebanese-born donor of Hitler items welcomed in Israel

Dec. 8, 2019 12:56 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Sunday welcomed a Lebanese-born Swiss real estate mogul who purchased Nazi memorabilia at a German auction and is donating the items to Israel. Rivlin called Abdallah Chatla's gesture an “act of grace.” Chatila, a Lebanese Christian who has...

The Beat goes on: Feuz defends downhill Birds of Prey title

Dec. 7, 2019 5:05 PM EST

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — For a second straight year, weather forced the relocation of the downhill start to a lower spot on the hill. Not hard to forecast the favorite from there — Beat Feuz. The Swiss racer won the Birds of Prey downhill event for the second straight season on a shortened...

Iran frees Chinese-American scholar for US-held scientist

Dec. 7, 2019 3:55 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Princeton scholar held for three years in Iran on widely criticized espionage charges was freed Saturday as part of a prisoner exchange that saw America release a detained Iranian scientist, a rare diplomatic breakthrough between Tehran and Washington after months of...

Odermatt takes Beaver Creek super-G for 1st World Cup win

Dec. 6, 2019 4:34 PM EST

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — Marco Odermatt’s fellow racers watched from the top as he went too straight around one turn and nearly crossed his skis before another. They marveled at his ability to recover. They admired his capacity to stay composed. Above all: They know this 22-year-old from...

Chelsea gets January transfer ban overturned by winning appeal against FIFA at Court of Arbitration for Sport

Dec. 6, 2019 6:00 AM EST
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Chelsea gets January transfer ban overturned by winning appeal against FIFA at Court of Arbitration for Sport.

UK anti-fraud agency investigating commodities firm Glencore

Dec. 5, 2019 10:43 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Commodities company Glencore says it’s facing an investigation by the British government’s fraud investigator amid suspicions of bribery. The company and Britain’s Serious Fraud Office confirmed the investigation in two-line statements. The fraud office said Thursday it...

Sri Lanka rejects Swiss request to fly staffer for treatment

Dec. 4, 2019 10:21 AM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s foreign minister said Wednesday that the government has rejected a request from the Swiss Embassy to allow one of its local employees to be flown out for medical treatment after a group allegedly abducted and threatened her to disclose embassy information....

Sri Lankan court blocks Swiss Embassy worker from leaving

Dec. 3, 2019 10:13 AM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Sri Lankan court on Tuesday blocked a Swiss Embassy employee from leaving the country until she gives a statement to police about allegations that she was abducted and threatened in order to disclose embassy information. Colombo’s chief magistrate issued an order at the...

Roger Federer’s face to be minted on Swiss coin

Dec. 2, 2019 5:47 AM EST

BERN, Switzerland (AP) — The Swiss government says it will produce a 20 franc silver coin with Roger Federer’s image on it. The government says it’s the first time it has dedicated a commemorative coin to a living person. A 50 franc gold coin with Federer’s image on it will be minted...