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Cecile Mantovani

Swiss raise a glass to winegrowers in rare vintage festival

Jul 18 2019

VEVEY, Switzerland Switzerland uncorked a once-in-a-generation celebration of its winemakers on Thursday, with fancy dress, alpine horns, cows and dancers kicking off a festival that dates back to the 18th century.

U.S. must ensure access to safe abortions: U.N. rights office

May 21 2019

GENEVA The United Nations human rights office called on U.S. authorities on Tuesday to ensure that women have access to safe abortions, saying bans lead to risky underground abortions that can endanger a woman's life.

Hip hop best bet for a cheese that will please: Swiss study

Mar 15 2019

BURGDORF, Switzerland Exposing cheese to round-the-clock music could give it more flavor and hip hop might be better than Mozart, Swiss researchers said on Thursday. | Video

Model turned activist Waris Dirie says world is ignoring the crime of FGM

Mar 07 2019

(Editor's note: contains language that some readers may find offensive in paragraph 7) | Video

Injured pulled from Swiss avalanche, rescue work continues: police

Feb 19 2019

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland A major avalanche buried skiers on a busy slope of the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana on Tuesday, injuring four people including one whose life is in danger, but there are no known fatalities so far, officials said.

Ethnic violence in Congo killed nearly 900 over a few days in December

Jan 16 2019

GENEVA At least 890 people are believed to have been killed over three days in December in ethnic violence in northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations said on Wednesday, and it warned that the toll could be higher still.

Russian spying increasing: Swiss intelligence chief

Oct 19 2018

BERN Russian spying in Switzerland is increasing, the Swiss intelligence agency said on Friday after two high-profile cases involving suspected Russian agents trying to infiltrate sites in Switzerland.

Russian spying increasing - Swiss intelligence chief

Oct 19 2018

BERN Russian spying in Switzerland is increasing, the Swiss intelligence agency said on Friday after two high-profile cases involving suspected Russian agents trying to infiltrate sites in Switzerland.

Swiss cow feed causes fewer farts - and puts the squeeze on global warming

Oct 03 2018

BIERE, Switzerland Cows burp and fart more than they need to, says a Swiss firm that has developed a feed that cuts methane emissions from livestock - helping to combat global warming into the bargain. | Video

Swiss army airlifts water to thirsty cows in drought-hit pastures

Aug 07 2018

ROSSINIERE, Switzerland - Swiss army helicopters began airlifting water on Tuesday to thousands of thirsty cows who are suffering in a drought and heatwave that has hit much of Europe.

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