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Web inventor urges users to seek 'complete control' of data

Geneva - World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee on Monday slammed the increasing commodification of personal information and appealed for internet users to strive to maintain "complete control" of their data.

Algeria sends plane to Geneva where Bouteflika being treated

Geneva - An Algerian government plane that transported the country's ailing president Abdelaziz Bouteflika to Switzerland for treatment two weeks ago returned to Geneva Sunday.

Swiss court receives petition to protect Bouteflika from entourage

Geneva - A lawyer acting on behalf of an unnamed Algerian citizen has filed a petition with a Swiss court requesting that Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, in Switzerland for medical treatment, be placed under a trusteeship for his own protection.

Algeria opposition figure arrested at Bouteflika's hospital

Geneva - Algerian businessman Rachid Nekkaz was arrested at a hospital in Geneva on Friday after demanding access to President Abdelaziz Bouteflika who is being treated at the facility.

WWF orders probe into allegations of abuse by rangers

Geneva - Conservation group WWF has said it will commission an independent investigation into a media report alleging it backs anti-poaching units responsible for murder, torture and other serious rights abuses.

Stricter emissions limits jolt Europe's auto industry

Geneva - Electric vehicles will take centre stage at this year's Geneva Motor Show, as automakers scramble to bring their fleets in line with strict CO2 emissions standards set to kick in next year.

As the web turns 30, is it an 'out-of-control monster'?

Meyrin - Thirty years ago this month, a young British software engineer working at a lab near Geneva invented a system for scientists to share information that would ultimately change humanity.

Algeria's Bouteflika being treated at Swiss hospital: report

Geneva - Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika remains at a Swiss hospital as protests grow in his country against his bid for a fifth term, the Tribune de Geneve newspaper reported Wednesday.

One dead after Swiss avalanche, rescue search paused

Geneva - One person engulfed in an avalanche in the Swiss Alps has died, police said Wednesday, as rescue operations to find other possible victims were paused after an all-night search.

Skiers feared buried after avalanche at Swiss ski resort

Geneva - An avalanche left four skiers injured Tuesday at a resort in the Swiss Alps where rescue operations went on after dark with police fearing people could still be trapped under the snow.

Avalanche engulfs around a dozen people at Swiss ski station

Geneva - An avalanche at a ski station in the Swiss Alps engulfed up to a dozen people on Tuesday, a local official and media reports said, with hopes fading of finding survivors in a disaster that hit a resort busy with skiers on school holidays.

Swiss actor Bruno Ganz, who played Hitler, dies at 77

Geneva - Bruno Ganz, the Swiss actor who gave masterful performances as Adolf Hitler in "Downfall" and an angel seeking mortality in divided Berlin, died Saturday aged 77, his agent said.

Swiss actor Bruno Ganz dead at 77: agent

Berlin - Bruno Ganz, the Swiss actor who gave a masterful performance as Adolf Hitler in "Downfall", has died aged 77, his agent said Saturday.

Switzerland seizes cars owned by E. Guinea president's son

Geneva - Swiss prosecutors said Thursday they were dropping charges of financial wrongdoing against Teodorin Obiang Nguema, the son of Equatorial Guinea's authoritarian leader, but were confiscating luxury cars as part of the case.

Avalanches in Alps kill at least 10

Rome - A series of avalanches in the Alps over the weekend killed at least 10 people, emergency services and media reported.The heaviest toll was in Italy's northwestern Aosta Valley, with five people killed and one missing from three different avalanches.

Outcry as French orchestra hires conductor at centre of #MeToo row

Paris - A soprano who claims she was molested by veteran conductor Charles Dutoit has condemned the French National Orchestra for hiring him for a concert on Sunday.

Death toll from Italy helicopter-plane crash rises to 7

Rome - Mountain rescuer workers on Saturday recovered the bodies of two people, raising the death toll from a deadly collision between a helicopter and light aircraft in the Alps to seven.

Nuclear arms treaty faces collapse after failed US-Russia talks

Geneva - The survival of a key nuclear arms control treaty was cast further in doubt Tuesday after the US and Russia blamed each other for pushing the agreement to the brink of collapse.

Russia in 'material breach' of key nuclear treaty: US

Geneva - Russia remains "in material breach" of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, the US said Tuesday, raising the prospect that Washington will follow through on threats to ditch the agreement over alleged violations by Moscow.

Disaster-linked losses in 2018 hit $155 billion: Swiss Re

Geneva - Losses from natural and man-made disasters are estimated to total $155 billion (136 billion euros) this year, down sharply from a hurricane-plagued 2017, the reinsurance giant Swiss Re said Tuesday.

Britain, Switzerland reach post-Brexit aviation deal

Geneva - Switzerland and Britain signed an agreement Monday guaranteeing that flights between the two countries can continue uninterrupted even if London opts to leave the European Union without a deal with Brussels.

Swiss president and two new ministers elected

Geneva - Switzerland's parliament on Wednesday elected the country's hardline finance minister to serve in the largely symbolic position of president next year, and also picked two women to fill vacant ministerial spots.

WTO to rule in more spats over US tariffs

Geneva - The World Trade Organization agreed Tuesday to hear complaints from Switzerland and India over US steel and aluminium tariffs, bringing the total number of such complaints it is reviewing to nine.

Swiss activate plan to defend stock market against EU threat

Geneva - Switzerland on Friday activated a plan to protect its stock market should European Union not renew the Swiss stock exchange's access to the bloc's single market.

Six dead in Switzerland apartment fire: police

Solothurn - Six people, including children, died when a fire broke out in an apartment building in the northwestern Swiss town of Solothurn overnight, local police said Monday."There were more than 20 people in the building.

Swiss voters back insurance company spying

Geneva - Swiss voters on Sunday approved a law that gives insurance companies broad leeway to spy on suspected welfare cheats despite concerns raised about right to privacy.

Swiss vote on insurance company spies

Geneva - The thought of a stranger filming you while you sit on your balcony or work in your garden is likely unsettling to most. But imagine if the snoop is a private detective hired by your insurance company to investigate whether you are a welfare cheat.

De-moo-cracy: Swiss farmer's quest to save cow horns goes to vote

Suisse - Concern over the cruelty of removing a cow's horns had not been one of Switzerland's most pressing political issues.

Veteran war crimes prosecutor urges reform of 'disappointing' UN

Geneva - Former war crimes prosecutor Carla Del Ponte, who for years was part of a UN commission probing rights abuses in Syria, is calling for reform of the UN "talk shop".

Powerful Kuwaiti IOC member to be tried in Switzerland for forgery

Geneva - Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah, a former Kuwaiti minister and one of the most powerful officials in international sports, has been charged in Switzerland with forgery, according to a corroborated media report Saturday.
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The winning toss of Adrian Schuler in the first fire hydrant tossing event in Aargau, Switzerland.
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Horse meat was used by 2 Swiss restaurants for steak tartare.
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A park on the banks of Lake Geneva, Switzerland, is covered entirely in ice
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The Gotthard Base Tunnel goes deep under the Alps and is the longest railway tunnel in the world.
The Gotthard Base Tunnel goes deep under the Alps and is the longest railway tunnel in the world.
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Stage of Yodeling and Singing Festival, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, Vancouver.
Kaeng Krachan elephant park at Zurich Zoo.
Kaeng Krachan elephant park at Zurich Zoo.
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Schwyz with Lake Lucerne, Mount Rigi and Lake Lauerz, seen from Grosser Mythen (Switzerland)
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Yodelclub Niederurner from Switzerland on the stage of Yodeling and Singing Festival, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, Vancouver.
Two trains collided in Granges-Pres-Marnand near Lausanne in Switzerland on Monday July 29  2013.
Two trains collided in Granges-Pres-Marnand near Lausanne in Switzerland on Monday July 29, 2013.
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The Simplon, a paddle steamer from the "Belle Époque", sailing on Lake Geneva, Switzerland.
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Street art found on buildings in Geneva
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A frozen pond in Switzerland
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The boring drill is the length of four football fields.
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Hans Rudolf Merz, Switzerland's Finance Minister, during his giggle fit during a parliamentary speech
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Elephant swimming at the Kaeng Krachan Elephant Park at Zurich Zoo.
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Davos, Switzerland, where the World Economic Forum holds its Annual Meetings. Taken January 2005.
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Michel Morganella, right, a soccer player for Switzerland
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