Greens seen gaining as Switzerland elects new parliament
BERLIN (AP) — Greens made significant gains as Switzerland elected a new parliament on Sunday, while a populist right-wing party remained the country's strongest but saw its support slip,...
Swiss to elect new legislature, as polls suggest Green gains
GENEVA (AP) — Swiss voters elect their parliament this weekend, a challenge for the populist right that has been dominant until now and an opportunity for green parties as environmental concerns...
Olympic group postpones election awaiting leader’s trial
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The global group of Olympic bodies has postponed a presidential election indefinitely until a court case involving its leader is resolved.
Switzerland beats Ireland 2-0 in Euro 2020 qualifying
GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland regained control of its European Championship qualifying destiny by beating outmanned Ireland 2-0 in the tight Group D on Tuesday.
Spain qualifies for Euro 2020 with stoppage-time goal
MADRID (AP) — With an equalizer in stoppage time, Spain earned the point it needed against Sweden to qualify for the 2020 European Championship on Tuesday, while Ireland missed its chance to seal...
Sun Yang gets Nov. 15 date for doping hearing in open court
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — China's star swimmer Sun Yang will have his court hearing on Nov. 15 in a rare open trial to answer allegations he violated anti-doping rules.
For opera legend Placido Domingo, the show goes on in Europe
MILAN (AP) — Even as his U.S. career seemingly winds down amid accusations of sexual harassment, opera legend Placido Domingo remains on the bill of a host of European opera houses. But cracks,...
US dips in competitiveness index as Singapore takes top spot
GENEVA (AP) — The United States is less competitive than it was a year ago and the global economy remains hobbled by low productivity despite a decade of cheap money from central banks, the World...
Are we alone? Nobel Prize goes to 3 who tackled cosmic query
WASHINGTON (AP) — They are two of the most fundamental questions not just of science, but of humanity: How did we get here? And are we alone?
Platini plans comeback, legal fight after 4-year FIFA ban
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Four years after a ban for financial wrongdoing thwarted his chances of becoming FIFA president, Michel Platini is free to work in soccer again on Tuesday.
Some recent fatal crashes involving vintage aircraft
Wednesday's crash of a World War II B-17 bomber in Connecticut was the latest in a long list of fatal crashes involving vintage planes used or designed for military purposes. Some other recent...
Kubalik eyes dream debut as Blackhawks play Flyers in Prague
PRAGUE (AP) — Czech winger Dominik Kubalik has waited six years for a chance to play in the NHL. He never expected his debut would take place at home.
2026 Olympics in Italy could slide over border to St Moritz
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — When St. Moritz hosts the sliding events at the 2020 Youth Winter Olympics, it could be an audition for a bigger event.
Soccer leagues, player unions team up on concussion protocol
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — European soccer leagues and player unions are teaming up to improve how concussions are identified and treated during games.
Thousands at Swiss climate rally demand end of fossil fuel
BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators covering a wide age spectrum have come together in Switzerland's capital to call for more action to curb climate change.
Swiss attorney general gets 4 more years amid FIFA fallout
ZURICH (AP) — Embattled attorney general Michael Lauber has been given four more years in office by Switzerland's lawmakers despite criticism of his handling of corruption investigations linked to...
UEFA charges Porto for fans’ racial abuse in Europa League
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA charged Porto on Friday with racist behavior by fans at a Europa League game, in the latest allegation of an opponent's black player being verbally abused while...
Olympic champion faces army reprimand for White House photo
BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Olympic cycling champion Nino Schurter faces being reprimanded by the Swiss Army after posting a photo on social media showing his bare bottom with the White House in the...
Federer, McEnroe push for Laver Cup’s place in team tennis
GENEVA (AP) — Team events are having quite the resurgence on the men's tennis circuit, with three different competitions scheduled in the next four months. What's still unclear, though, is whether...
Olympic flame returns to Switzerland for Youth Winter Games
GENEVA (AP) — The Olympic flame has arrived in Switzerland more than 70 years after the Alpine country last hosted a Winter Games.
Organizers of the 2020 Lausanne Winter Youth Olympics...
Iran suspended from world judo over Israel boycott policy
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Iran has been suspended from international judo competitions because it boycotts bouts with Israeli athletes.
Roger Federer to decide soon on Tokyo Olympic plans
GENEVA (AP) — Roger Federer plans to decide "in the next month or so" whether he will play at next year's Tokyo Olympics.
Federer said Tuesday his 2020 schedule is set through Wimbledon,...
Neymar’s Champions League ban cut to 2 games
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Neymar's ban from the Champions League for insulting match officials on social media was cut Tuesday to two group games.
Longtime gymnastics federation president Grandi dies at 85
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Bruno Grandi, the longtime president of the International Gymnastics Federation who oversaw changing the "perfect 10" scoring system, has died. He was 85.
UEFA fines Swiss league for Europa League entry error
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Switzerland's soccer league has been fined by UEFA for wrongly letting Sion play in the 2017-18 Europa League.
UEFA says the Swiss Football League must pay 50,000...
Swiss say Facebook’s digital currency plan will face hurdles
GENEVA (AP) — Facebook and its partners have asked financial authorities in Switzerland to evaluate their plan to create a new digital currency to be called Libra.
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Fed Chairman Powell says he doesn’t expect recession
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Friday that the Fed is not expecting a U.S. or global recession. But it is monitoring a number of uncertainties, including trade...
The Latest: 19-year-old Canadian Andreescu in US Open final
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local):
Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu has reached the final in her U.S. Open debut by beating...
Italy, Spain keep perfect records in European qualifiers
Perfection is never easy, as Spain and Italy found out Thursday in European Championship qualifying.
Both kept perfect records, moving to five wins from five, but Italy needed two late goals...
European mobile payment systems team up
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Seven European mobile payment systems on Tuesday said they are joining forces to better develop cross-border contactless payments. The move is seen as an attempt to...
FIFA hires former Champions League exec as commercial chief
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has hired a former Champions League marketing executive to run its commercial department.
The governing body said Monday it recruited Simon Thomas as chief commercial...
Soderberg wins 5-man playoff for European Masters title
CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — In a five-man playoff for the European Masters title on Sunday, Sebastian Soderberg sank his birdie putt on the first extra hole when Rory McIlroy and others...
McIlroy tires in European Masters 3rd round led by Romero
CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — Rory McIlroy cited tiredness in a busy trans-Atlantic week after dropping shots late in the European Masters third round on Saturday with Andres Romero in the...
McIlroy fires 63, moves 1 shot off lead at European Masters
CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — Rory McIlroy picked up five shots in his last five holes for a 7-under 63 to move within a shot of the lead after the second round of the European Masters on...
IOC details boxing qualifying events for Tokyo Olympics
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC has detailed a "fair and transparent pathway to the Olympic Games" for male and female boxers trying to qualify for Tokyo.
Europa League draw list
MONACO (AP) — Group A: Sevilla (Spain), APOEL Nicosia (Cyprus), Qarabag (Azerbaijan), Dudelange (Luxembourg)
Group B: Dynamo Kyiv (Ukraine), Copenhagen (Denmark), Malmo (Sweden), Lugano...
Basel forward Van Wolfswinkel has successful brain surgery
BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Basel forward Ricky van Wolfswinkel is to leave the hospital after successful brain surgery to treat an aneurysm.
The club says the operation was performed Tuesday...
McIlroy shoots 67 at European Masters, trails leaders by 4
CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — Rory McIlroy shot a 3-under 67 on his return to the European Tour on Thursday, leaving the new FedEx Cup winner four strokes behind Matthias Schwab and Mike...
Switzerland aims to go climate neutral by 2050
GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland has become the latest country to say it will stop adding more greenhouse gases to the atmosphere by 2050.
The Swiss government said Wednesday that it's setting the...
Russia coach banned for gesture at Olympic win over S. Korea
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Volleyball Federation says it imposed a three-game ban on a Russia women's team coach for an offensive gesture he made after qualifying for the...
Small plane crashes near Alpine pass in Switzerland, 3 dead
BERLIN (AP) — A small plane has crashed in the Simplon Pass area in the Swiss Alps, killing three people on board.
Police in Valais canton (state) said the Piper plane set off Sunday morning...
4 European countries agree on trade deal with Mercosur
BERLIN (AP) — The European Free Trade Association, a group of four countries outside the European Union, has largely concluded a free-trade agreement with Mercosur, a South American trade bloc...
Gymnastics body picks Hiroshima to host 1st parkour worlds
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Gymnastics Federation says Hiroshima will host the first world championships of parkour, moving ahead with its disputed control of the free-running...
Ivory sales still banned, says wildlife conference committee
GENEVA (AP) — International trade in elephant ivory will remain banned, according to a vote at the World Wildlife Conference, known as CITES, in Switzerland.
Para-rower dies after boat capsizes at world championships
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The governing body of rowing says para-rower Dzmitry Ryshkevich died after his boat capsized during training at the world championships in Austria.
Olympiakos, Dinamo Zagreb win Champs League playoff 1st legs
BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Olympiakos and Dinamo Zagreb took big steps toward returning to the Champions League group stage with convincing wins in the first leg of their playoff-round games on...