Latest Switzerland News

Ethiopia's Sisay Lemma wins Boston Marathon in runaway. Kenya's Hellen Obiri repeats in women's race

Apr. 15, 2024 14:19 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Sisay Lemma scorched the first half of the Boston Marathon course on Monday, setting a record pace to build a lead of more than half of a mile. Then the weather heated up, and the 34-year-old Ethiopian slowed down. After running alone for most of the...

Hug earns 7th Boston Marathon wheelchair title and Rainbow-Cooper wins her 1st women's crown

Apr. 15, 2024 11:38 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Marcel Hug of Switzerland overcame a crash and captured his seventh men’s wheelchair Boston Marathon title, setting in a new course record Monday of 1 hour, 15 minutes, 33 seconds. It bests his previous course mark of 1:17:06 set last year and was just seven...

Switzerland's Marcel Hug breaks his own course record in the men's wheelchair race at Boston Marathon despite crash

Apr. 15, 2024 10:24 AM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — Switzerland's Marcel Hug breaks his own course record in the men's wheelchair race at Boston Marathon despite crash.

Putin mocks planned Ukraine conference and says Russia won't accept any enforced peace plans

Apr. 11, 2024 19:40 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Thursday mocked a scheduled round of Ukraine peace talks in Switzerland, warning that Moscow will not accept any enforced plans that ignore its interests. Switzerland’s government said Wednesday it will host a high-level...

Switzerland lays out new 'too big to fail' rules in wake of Credit Suisse banking turmoil last year

Apr. 10, 2024 14:15 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The Swiss government Wednesday announced steps to bolster its “too big to fail” rules aimed at avoiding potentially disastrous fallout from banking sector turmoil after woes last year at Credit Suisse before it was taken over by rival UBS. Finance Minister Karin...

Switzerland will host a Ukraine peace conference in June and hopes Russia can join one day

Apr. 10, 2024 12:24 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's government said Wednesday it will host a high-level international conference in June to help chart a path toward peace in Ukraine after more than two years of war, and expressed hope that Russia might join in the peace process someday. The lakeside...

Verdict saying Switzerland violated rights by failing on climate action could ripple across Europe

Apr. 09, 2024 22:06 PM EDT

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Europe’s highest human rights court ruled Tuesday that countries must better protect their people from the consequences of climate change, siding with a group of older Swiss women against their government in a landmark ruling that could have implications across the...

Austria likely to be largely ice-free within 45 years as glaciers recede quickly, experts say

Apr. 05, 2024 09:47 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Austrian glaciers receded last year at a rapid pace and the Alpine country is likely to be largely ice-free in 40 to 45 years as the process continues, experts said Friday. The Austrian Alpine Club said that, of the 93 glaciers its volunteers measured and observed,...

Court upholds IOC ruling to remove International Boxing Association from Olympic family

Apr. 02, 2024 13:16 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Court of Arbitration for Sport has upheld the IOC decision to remove the International Boxing Association from the Olympic family. The court announced Tuesday that it dismissed the IBA appeal because the organization “had not complied with the...

Two go on trial in Switzerland over 'kleptocracy' scandal involving Saudi oil firm, Malaysian bank

Apr. 02, 2024 05:05 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Two managers of a Saudi oil exploration company went on trial in Switzerland on Tuesday for alleged fraud and money laundering over a scandal years ago linked to a Malaysian sovereign wealth fund that the U.S. Justice Department once described as the “biggest kleptocracy case”...