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Denis Balibouse

'People need mountains': Swiss ski resorts buck Alpine lockdowns

Nov 21 2020

ZERMATT, Switzerland Blue skies over the Matterhorn drew skiers and snowboarders to Zermatt on Saturday, as well as police to break up crowds, as Switzerland's modest coronavirus restrictions allowed near-normal operations while other Alpine resorts keep their lifts shut.

Protesters occupy Swiss square demanding action on climate change

Sep 21 2020

BERN Up to 400 protesters occupied a square near the Swiss National Bank and parliament in Bern on Monday, as leaders of a group that has also targeted banks including Credit Suisse said they sought to highlight government inaction on climate change.

Climate activists gathered at Trient glacier mourn Switzerland's receding ice

Sep 06 2020

TRIENT, Switzerland Climate activists gathered at Switzerland's Trient glacier on Sunday to urge authorities to take action to reduce CO2 emissions and draw attention to the disappearance of ice shelves and glaciers in the Alps and beyond.

Parachutist makes world's first jump from solar-powered plane

Aug 25 2020

PAYERNE, Switzerland A parachutist completed the world's first jump from a solar-powered aircraft on Tuesday after the plane soared to a height of 1,520 metres (nearly 5,000 ft) over western Switzerland, Swiss organisers said. | Video

Swiss mountains light up in a national day celebration to suit COVID-19 era

Aug 01 2020

EVOLENE, Switzerland A section of the Alps turned amber on Friday night in a massive pyrotechnic display as Switzerland marked its national day with an event suited to COVID-19 and social distancing rules.

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.

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

Excited children, anxious parents - Swiss go back to school

May 11 2020

GENEVA, May 11 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.

More than 1,000 queue for food in rich Geneva amid virus shutdown

May 09 2020

GENEVA More than 1,000 people queued up on Saturday to get free food parcels in Geneva, underscoring the impact of the coronavirus epidemic on the working poor and undocumented immigrants even in wealthy Switzerland. | Video

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