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Credit Suisse customers feel mix of anger, relief after sale

Mar. 22, 2023 10:38 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Fury at top Credit Suisse managers. Lament over damage to Switzerland's image as a stable, reliable banking center. Relief that authorities stepped in to help protect deposits, but worry about keeping cash invested in a bank that failed to manage its own money adequately. ...

Shares of Credit Suisse plunge 63%, UBS down 14% after news that UBS will buy Credit Suisse to stave off market turmoil

Mar. 20, 2023 04:38 AM EDT
GENEVA (AP) — Shares of Credit Suisse plunge 63%, UBS down 14% after news that UBS will buy Credit Suisse to stave off market turmoil.

Credit Suisse shares soar 30% after announcing borrowing up to nearly $54 billion from Swiss central bank

Mar. 16, 2023 04:30 AM EDT
GENEVA (AP) — Credit Suisse shares soar 30% after announcing borrowing up to nearly $54 billion from Swiss central bank.

Infantino holds FIFA power as voters share World Cup wealth

Mar. 14, 2023 13:13 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA president Gianni Infantino will be re-elected this week to lead a richer-than-ever soccer body with an ambition to add new and bigger competitions despite growing wariness of him in Europe. FIFA’s wealth after the World Cup in Qatar — $4 billion in reserves...

Putin, Afghans among top gift givers to Bidens in 2021

Feb. 23, 2023 14:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia’s president and the deposed leader of Afghanistan were among the top gift givers to President Joe Biden and his family in 2021, according to federal documents published on Thursday. In happier times between all three countries, Vladimir Putin gave Biden a...

Man with explosives arrested outside Swiss parliament

Feb. 14, 2023 15:59 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Police in Switzerland's capital evacuated Parliament and related offices Tuesday after a man in a bulletproof vest was arrested near one of its entrances and found to be bearing explosives. Berne police said in a statement that in the early afternoon, “federal...

After their genitals were cut, some women search for healing

Feb. 13, 2023 09:35 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — She remembers it all: How female relatives held her down when she was 11, legs spread and genitals exposed. The fear that stiffened her body. The stranger in black holding the scissors. And the pain. Like so many others, the 34-year-old Egyptian woman has lived with...

UN rights chief concerned about Israel's moves amid violence

Feb. 03, 2023 12:06 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief expressed concerns Friday that steps taken by the new Israeli government, the most far-right in the country’s history, could fuel further violations of human rights and humanitarian law in the wake of a recent spike in bloodshed in the region. ...

Experts seek investigation of Wagner Group, Mali forces

Jan. 31, 2023 11:14 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Independent human rights experts working with the U.N. on Tuesday called for an investigation of possible abuses, war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by government forces in Mali and the Wagner Group, a shadowy Russian military contractor. More than a...

Today in History: JAN 21, Concorde passenger service begins

Jan. 21, 2023 00:13 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2023. There are 344 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 21, 2010, a bitterly divided U.S. Supreme Court, in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, vastly...