Canton of Zürich

US consulate in Zurich evacuated due to suspect package

The US consulate in Switzerland’s financial capital, Zurich, was evacuated due to a suspicious object, according to news website Blick. The American consulate in Zurich was evacuated after workers found a suspicious package in the entryway on Monday morning. Police have since declared the area safe and allowed workers back inside.

Greece to face Croatia in World Cup play-offs

Greece will have to overcome the obstacle of Croatia if it is to qualify to its third consecutive World Cup, as the draw that took place on Tuesday afternoon in Zurich saw the Greek national team avoid Italy, that will face Sweden.

The first game between Greece and Croatia will take place in Croatia on November 9-11, and the return in Piraeus three days later.

Global chaos at international airports

Air passengers are suffering major disruption at airports around the world after computer check-in systems crashed.
Problems have been reported at airports including London’s Heathrow and Gatwick, Charles de Gaulle in Paris,  Zurich, Melbourne, Johannesburg, Changi in Singapore and Washington DC’s Reagan Airport.

Roman sarcophagus of Hercules returns home to Turkey

The Roman sarcophagus of Hercules, which was smuggled abroad some 50 years ago, has finally been returned to Turkey from Switzerland. 

The sarcophagus, which was found during illegal excavations in the ancient city of Perge in the southern province of Antalya, was delivered to Culture and Tourism Ministry officials in Geneva on Sept. 13. 

Swiss woman stopped by Greek authorities in 2015 indicted for 'jihadi traveling'

Switzerland's attorney general has indicted a Swiss woman suspected of trying to reach Syria to join the Islamic State group with her four-year-old child in tow.

The office of Attorney General Michael Lauber says the 30-year-old from the Zurich area, whose name wasn't released, was indicted for alleged violations of laws banning al-Qaida, IS and associated extremist groups.