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Israel, US decry rights monitor's remarks as 'antisemitic'

Jul. 28, 2022 16:33 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Israel, the United States and Britain on Thursday criticized an expert commissioned by the U.N. human rights body to examine the situation in the Middle East, accusing him of antisemitic remarks. Miloon Kothari was quoted in the media as questioning Israel’s right...

Nestle reports higher sales even as it raises prices

Jul. 28, 2022 08:25 AM EDT

VEVEY, Switzerland (AP) — Global food giant Nestle, which makes everything from Purina pet food to KitKat candy bars and Gerber baby food, reported higher sales in the first half of the year, even as it increased prices by 6.5% as inflation soared around the world. The Swiss...

Wildfires in Germany, Czechia threatening tourist region

Jul. 28, 2022 05:52 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A large wildfire on the German-Czech border is spreading and threatening to destroy a forested national park popular with tourists. The fire in the region, called Bohemian Switzerland on the Czech side and the Saxon Switzerland national park on the German side,...

Swiss company plans $80M upgrade at Alabama pulp mill

Jul. 27, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

MONROEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The Swiss owner of a pulp mill in Alabama said Wednesday that it is investing $80 million to increase the amount of absorbent pulp it can produce there. The second line at the GP Cellulose Alabama River mill near Monroeville should be able to produce rolls...

Credit Suisse CEO resigns as bank posts 2Q loss

Jul. 27, 2022 03:11 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Credit Suisse said Wednesday that CEO Thomas Gottstein is resigning after 2-1/2 years in the job, as he announced “disappointing” results, plunging revenues and a net loss in the second quarter. These are the latest signs that the top-drawer Swiss bank is not yet...

UN envoy: Syria talks in Switzerland 'no longer possible'

Jul. 18, 2022 18:41 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Syria has expressed regret that talks between the government and opposition scheduled to start on July 25 in Geneva “are no longer possible,” reportedly because President Bashir Assad’s government contends that Switzerland is not neutral...

Timeline of Roman Polanski's 45-year-old teen sex abuse case

Jul. 18, 2022 17:56 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The case involving Roman Polanski, who fled the United States after he forced himself on a 13-year-old girl during a photo shoot, has spanned 45 years, sparking court battles on both sides of the Atlantic. On Sunday, The Associated Press obtained an unsealed court transcript of...

Netherlands, Sweden win to reach quarterfinals at Euro 2022

Jul. 17, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

SHEFFIELD, England (AP) — Defending champion the Netherlands needed a late surge to beat Switzerland 4-1 and guarantee a place in the European Championship quarterfinals on Sunday, while Sweden qualified with ease in a 5-0 win over Portugal. Still missing star forward Vivianne...

Sports court upholds soccer bans on Russian teams

Jul. 15, 2022 13:05 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russia remains barred from international soccer competitions including the Champions League after the Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected appeals by the national soccer federation and four clubs on Friday. CAS upheld decisions by UEFA and FIFA which...

Cost-of-living crisis to hit women hardest, report says

Jul. 13, 2022 06:43 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — A cost-of-living crisis sparked in part by higher fuel and food prices is expected to hit women the hardest, the World Economic Forum reported Wednesday, pointing to a widening gender gap in the global labor force. The Geneva-based think tank and event organizer, best...