GENEVA — Deville, a late-night TV comedy show airing in the German-speaking region of Switzerland has produced an acidic, tongue-in-cheek video poking fun not only at Donald Trump but at “Swissisms” such as anti-EU sentiments, corrupt banking, infringed women’s rights, assisted suicide and racism.
ICRC calls on parties in conflict to respect the Geneva Conventions (video)
GENEVA – The Geneva-based International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, has just unveiled a video that uses some of the same rhetoric used by governments when launching attacks: “we will not falter”, “we will fight fire with fire”… albeit, for very different reasons.
The Birds! No horror, just birds over Geneva (video)
GENEVA – This is no horror story. Instead, it’s a visual ode to the season, and to the millions of migratory birds that go over Europe each year – 5.5 million this year alone. According to BirdLife Suisse—an organization of bird-watchers who met at 59 observation stands over Switzerland over the first weekend of October—50,871 birds crossed the Swiss skies…
Staged stabbing at CERN causes uproar, raises questions about security
GENEVA – Several online outlets today point at a bizarre video shot in the premises of CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, whose lab in canton Geneva carries out high-energy physics research. The video, which CERN officials say was shot “without official permission or knowledge”, also raises questions of security in the premises late at…
Football friendly: Switzerland loses to Belgium in Geneva
GENEVA – Game was on this afternoon at the Stade de Genève where two small countries with large Eurocup football dreams faced each other off in a friendly. Unfortunately for Switzerland, it fell 2-1 to Belgium just a few minutes before the end of the game.
Colombian Nairo Quintana wins Tour de Romandie; Christopher Froome gets special jersey (video)
Quintana’s win upsets European-US dominance of the tour GENEVA – Nairo Quintana, the 26-year-old Colombian sensation who has been in a record-accumulating quest, has just added one more victory to his list after winning the 2016 Tour de Romandie cycling race in Switzerland.
Drone captures images of the Arve River flood in Geneva
GENEVA, Switzerland – The sun might be shining, water levels rescinding and bridges might have reopened, but some Geneva residents are still hung up on this week’s big topic: the Arve River flooding. After all, it was the highest surge on record for the area in more than 80 years.
Iconic Swiss Photographer Who Captured Picasso, Che Guevara Dies
GENEVA, Switzerland – The world of photojournalism is mourning the death of one of its greatest, iconic Swiss photographer René Burri, 81, who died in Zurich this week.
Renault: from 8 Gordini to Electric Twingo in Geneva
PARIS, France – As a vintage car lover and avid fan of rear-wheel tractor drive beasts in general, I went deaf when my wife suggested I check out the new electric Twingo, Renault will be introducing at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. Really? In a brilliant marketing move, she and millions of other viewers no doubt,…
What have East Londoners Been Wearing for the Past 100 Years?
Well, here’s what. Move on Fashion Bloggers, here come the Fashion Dancers. 100 years of fashion in 100 seconds from aneel on Vimeo. Find All About Geneva on Facebook and Twitter.
Some Minicars Test Poor in US, not so in Europe
GENEVA, Switzerland – Minicars, or superminis as they are often called in Europe are one of the most popular vehicles in small cities in Europe. Nevertheless, six minicars tested by the US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, have earned “poor” ratings in the overlap front crash test; not so in Europe. What gives?