Switzerland

STRASBOURG, France | Strasbourg shooting suspect: An ex-convict tracked by police

STRASBOURG, France — Cherif Chekatt, the alleged extremist on the run after a deadly shooting at France’s most famous Christmas market, had been on police radar and had more than two dozen convictions for crimes like robbery and other violence in three European countries. Officials released details Wednesday about Chekatt, 29, as police fanned out … Continue reading STRASBOURG, France | Strasbourg shooting suspect: An ex-convict tracked by police

BRUSSELS | Belgian minister wants nothing to do with UN migration pact

BRUSSELS — Belgian migration minister Theo Francken says he want no part of a United Nations pact on safe and orderly migration, an international deal that has pushed Belgium’s government to the brink of collapse. Francken said Thursday that his right-wing N-VA party wants “nothing to do with it.” Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Israel, Poland, Switzerland … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Belgian minister wants nothing to do with UN migration pact

GENEVA | Swiss vote to reject cow horn referendum, projections say

GENEVA — Swiss voters on Sunday rejected a national referendum on a cattle farmer’s proposal to have the government subsidize herders of goats and cows if they let their animals keep their horns, according to projections. Swiss media, including public broadcaster SRF, reported that the early projections showed that 54 percent voted against the proposal, … Continue reading GENEVA | Swiss vote to reject cow horn referendum, projections say

CHESEAUX-NOREAZ, Switzerland | In latest quirky Swiss poll, voters asked to save cow horns

CHESEAUX-NOREAZ, Switzerland— As a hollow cowbell echoes through a rolling, misty Swiss countryside, cattle herder Armin Capaul smiles and cracks wise about the feat he’s pulled off: Using the country’s system of direct democracy to force a vote on an issue dear to his life and livelihood — whether cows keep their horns. The small-time … Continue reading CHESEAUX-NOREAZ, Switzerland | In latest quirky Swiss poll, voters asked to save cow horns

LUCERNE, Switzerland | Swiss stun Belgium 5-2 to make Final Four in Nations League

LUCERNE, Switzerland— Top-ranked Belgium fell to a stunning 5-2 loss against Switzerland on Sunday, with Haris Seferovic‘s hat trick lifting his team into the UEFA Nations League finals. Belgium led 2-0 after 17 minutes thanks to Thorgan Hazard’s two goals and was cruising toward the inaugural Final Four to be hosted by Portugal in June. … Continue reading LUCERNE, Switzerland | Swiss stun Belgium 5-2 to make Final Four in Nations League

BASEL, Switzerland | Federer wins 99th title, beats Copil in Swiss Indoors final

BASEL, Switzerland — Roger Federer won his 99th career ATP tour title on Sunday, beating qualifier Marius Copil 7-6 (5), 6-4 in the Swiss Indoors final. A ninth title at Federer’s hometown event in Basel, where he was once a ball boy, matched the nine he has won at the Halle grass-court event in Germany. … Continue reading BASEL, Switzerland | Federer wins 99th title, beats Copil in Swiss Indoors final

Former Armstrong team manager gets lifetime ban from cycling

Lance Armstrong‘s former team manager said he’s been given a lifetime ban from cycling for his role in a doping program that helped Armstrong win the Tour de France seven times. Johan Bruyneel had been serving a 10-year ban. In a letter posted on social media Wednesday, Bruyneel announced the Switzerland-based Court of Arbitration for … Continue reading Former Armstrong team manager gets lifetime ban from cycling

NYON, Switzerland | UEFA fines Man United, warns Mourinho for bad timekeeping

NYON, Switzerland— UEFA has fined Manchester United 15,000 euros ($17,250) and warned coach Jose Mourinho after the team was late to arrive for a Champions League home game and then late for the delayed kickoff. Mourinho blamed police in Manchester for the team’s arrival at Old Trafford only 45 minutes before a scheduled kickoff against … Continue reading NYON, Switzerland | UEFA fines Man United, warns Mourinho for bad timekeeping