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Cecile Mantovani

Head for the hills: Virus clampdowns crush Swiss city hotels

5:48am EDT

LA TOUR-DE-PEILZ, Switzerland For Frenchwoman Annick Weber, the Swiss shores of Lake Geneva were just the place for a getaway during the coronavirus pandemic.

Half of violence against African migrants is by law enforcers, U.N. says

Jul 29 2020

GENEVA Nearly half of all the violence visited on African migrants during their journey to the Mediterranean coast is perpetrated by law enforcers, the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said on Wednesday.

Health workers should be top priority for vaccines - nurses' group

Jul 27 2020

GENEVA Nurses and other health workers must be top priority for the first COVID-19 vaccines, especially as they are often left without enough protection against the virus in their frontline jobs, the International Council of Nurses said on Monday.

Live jewellery auctions resuming but online sales 'here to stay': Sotheby's

Jun 22 2020

GENEVA Rare coloured diamonds and historic gems will be seeking new owners at Sotheby's semi-annual sale in Geneva this week, as live auctions resume after a suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Swiss women stage a mass scream over domestic violence, pay gap

Jun 14 2020

GENEVA Women across Switzerland let loose with screams during a national protest on Sunday, demanding equal treatment and an end to violence at the hands of men.

Swiss anti-racism protesters march in Geneva during Floyd funeral

Jun 09 2020

GENEVA Some 5,000 people in the Swiss multicultural city of Geneva marched in protest at racial discrimination on Tuesday as the funeral of George Floyd was taking place in the United States.

Swiss gays hope for marriage equality ahead of parliamentary vote

Jun 03 2020

LAUSANNE, Switzerland When civil partnerships were legalised in Switzerland in January 2007, gay couple Laurent Marmier and Yves Bugnon completed the paperwork that same month, making them among the first to take advantage of the new law.

COVID-19 death toll among nurses doubled in past month, says nurses group

Jun 03 2020

GENEVA More than 600 nurses worldwide are known to have died from COVID-19, which has infected an estimated 450,000 healthcare workers, the International Council of Nurses said on Wednesday.

Swiss gays hope for marriage equality as parliament votes

Jun 03 2020

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, June 3 When civil partnerships were legalised in Switzerland in January 2007, gay couple Laurent Marmier and Yves Bugnon completed the paperwork that same month, making them among the first to take advantage of the new law.

Excited children, anxious parents - Swiss go back to school

May 11 2020

GENEVA Thousands of Swiss children returned to school on Monday, many excited to be reunited with their classmates after a nearly two-month break due to the new coronavirus, although some parents had misgivings. | Video

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