Geneva Switzerland - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Geneva Switzerland


Pope Francis seeks 'unity' with non-Catholics in Geneva

Jun 21, 2018 - 5:25 PM

Pope Franics is at Geneva at the invitation of the World Council of Churches (WCC), which was created in 1948 and groups 350 Protestant, Orthodox and Anglican churches from more than 100 countries around the world, with around half a billion believers among them

POPE FRANCIS. Pope Francis blesses children next to President of the Swiss Confederation Alain Berset upon his arrival at Geneva Airport for a one-day visit at the invitation of the World Council of Churches (WWC) on June 21, 2018 in Geneva. Photo by Tony Gentile/AFP

Afghan man held after bomb threat near Bern station

Mar 03, 2018 - 8:38 AM

Two suspicious objects found in the man's possession are rendered harmless. There is no explosion or any injuries or damage.

Pay cut for UN's Geneva staff a sign 'happy days' are over

May 17, 2017 - 12:12 AM

Some opponents of the looming Geneva salary cut say geopolitics may have influenced the decision

File photo by AFP

Syria sees 'no progress' at peace talks, blasts UN mediator

Mar 19, 2016 - 11:29 PM

UN envoy Staffan de Mistura does not have the right to put pressure on anybody and should not take anybody s side says a source close to the Syrian government

UN peace envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura speaks with reporters in Damascus, Syria, 11 February 2015. Youssef Badawi/EPA

Assad ouster 'red line' for regime – Syria FM

Mar 12, 2016 - 8:51 PM

Walid Muallem also says that the government delegation to the Geneva talks due to start on Monday will wait no more than 24 hours for the opposing side to arrive

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem. File photo by Sergei Chirikov/EPA

Yemen rebels snub government and demand talks with Saudis

Jun 16, 2015 - 11:16 PM

Iran backed Yemeni rebels accuse Saudi Arabia of trying to sabotage UN peace talks in Geneva and ruled out negotiations with the internationally recognized exiled government saying it lacked legitimacy

AFTERMATH. Yemenis search for survivors under the rubble of houses in the UNESCO-listed heritage site in the old city of Yemeni capital Sanaa, on June 12, 2015 following an overnight Saudi-led air strike. Photo by Mohammed Huwais / AFP

MSF fighting cholera outbreak in Tanzania refugee camps

May 24, 2015 - 7:43 PM

The refugees are confronted with an impossible choice at the moment: to remain in Burundi and face insecurity or seek refuge in Tanzania and risk cholera

World's largest particle collider busts record

May 21, 2015 - 9:30 PM

Experiments at the collider are aimed at unlocking clues as to how the universe came into existence

Five killed in Swiss shooting

May 10, 2015 - 9:23 PM

Aside from the shooter who turned the gun on himself after a killing spree among those dead are a 58 year old man his 57 year old wife a 32 year old man and a 46 year old man

Half of world's rural populations cannot access health care – UN

Apr 27, 2015 - 9:13 PM

In the first report of its kind the UN s International Labour Organization finds that the rural urban divide was omnipresent from the richest countries down to the poorest

ESCAPING WAR. A woman and her children displaced by fighting in South Sudan sit outside her tent at the Kule camp for Internally Displaced People at the Pagak border crossing in Gambella, Ethiopia, on July 10, 2014. Zacharias Abubeker/AFP

Swiss ski resort bans selfies with iconic Saint Bernards

Apr 26, 2015 - 2:56 PM

The popular ski resort of Zermatt bans tourists from posing for photos with the famed search and rescue dog

Syria peace talks face total deadlock as death toll soars

Feb 15, 2014 - 10:31 AM

Syria s warring sides appeared to agree on only one thing: that the negotiations so far were going nowhere

DEAD END? Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Meqdad speaks to the media during a news conference in the context of the second round of negotiations between the Syrian government and the opposition, February 14. Photo by EPA/Salvatore Di Nolfi

Iran, world powers resume nuclear talks

Dec 30, 2013 - 7:48 PM

Talks on Iran s nuclear program resume in Geneva to iron out how to implement a deal with world powers

IMPLEMENTING DEAL. British Foreign Secretary William Hague, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, US Secretary of State John Kerry, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius gather after reaching a deal on Iran’s nuclear program in November in Geneva. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the loveliest pup of all?

Aug 31, 2013 - 11:39 PM

Beauty is not the only focus at the show which also features competitions focused on abilities like dog dancing where dogs and their handlers do small choreographed dances to music

DOLLED UP. Big, small, shaved, hairy, curly, more than 11,000 doggies of all kinds, pampered to the extreme, and from all corners of Europe compete in Geneva until Sunday to win the title of the most beautiful dog in Europe. Photo by AFP/FABRICE COFFRINI