Business / Tech Feb 6, 2020

CERN physics lab drops Facebook over data concerns

Europe's physics lab CERN on Wednesday said it had stopped using a Facebook team-chat application because of concerns about handing over data to the U.S. tech giant. CERN said it wound up its Facebook Workplace account on Jan. 31 after the U.S. firm gave it ...

Business Dec 31, 2019

Nestle wraps up share buyback and cooks up another

Swiss food giant Nestle wrapped up Monday a huge share buyback program launched in 2017, and confirmed another is imminent as it pursues a shake-up of its vast brand portfolio. A Nestle statement said the group had completed a share buyback program worth €20 billion ...

In Geneva, students from Japan call for nuclear abolition

National Aug 31, 2018

In Geneva, students from Japan call for nuclear abolition

Student peace ambassadors from Japan earlier this week called for the abolition of nuclear weapons at a reception in Geneva. In front of about 60 foreign diplomats at an event hosted by the Japanese delegation on the sidelines of the Conference on Disarmament, the 20 ...

National / History May 11, 2015

Gen. MacArthur's watch fetches $75,000 in Geneva

Seventy years after the end of World War II, a watch worn by legendary U.S. five-star Gen. Douglas MacArthur was sold at auction Sunday for 70,000 Swiss francs ($75,000), far above the estimate. The steel Jaeger-Lecoultre "Reverso" watch — a classic model in which the ...

Business Mar 3, 2015

Apple car rumors fuel Geneva debate about car of future

The main talking point at this week's Geneva car show is likely to be a vehicle that may never be built: the Apple car. The world's automakers will gather in the Swiss city to tout their latest minivans, city cars and sport utility vehicles against ...