Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Swiss rail company CFF is providing information on French trains, with French transport workers on strike today. Check the map for details.
Switzerland (TSR, Fre) – Coop is taking a bigger step than the law requires in an effort to reduce drinking by teenagers: 1 June the Swiss supermarket chain will raise the age for buying all alcohol, including wine and beer, to 18. Swiss law allows the sale of beer and wine to anyone age 16 […]
Martigny, Valais, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Xavier Bagnoud, the ex-PDC (centre-right Christian Democrat party) leading politician who was filmed nude, sniffing cocaine, remains in the headlines. Bagnoud was caught by a mobile phone camera and the film clip circulated on the Internet. He resigned from his party 6 May, shortly after 20 Minutes circulated the video […]
Valais, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Wednesday night in villages near the resort of Crans-Montana farmers and friends cheered, wine glasses in hand, as Spring was officially declared in the Swiss Alps by those who know the mountainside best. [Ed.note: click on images to view larger.] The fighting cows were let out of their barns, with the […]
Rolle, Vaud, Switzerland (24 Heures, Fre) – Schenk, based in Rolle, has won the exclusive rights from UEFA to provide wine for Euro 2008 invited guests and VIPs, throughout Switzerland. The company has selected 12 wines, one from Geneva, one from Valais and 10 from Vaud.