Switzerland

Former UN leader Kofi Annan dies in Switzerland

In Geneva, the Kofi Annan Foundation announced his peaceful death after a short undisclosed illness with "immense sadness", saying he was surrounded in his last days by his second wife Nane and children Ama, Kojo and Nina.

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Zero emissions race

You need a pretty big battery to drive an electric car for hundreds of miles a day. That's what participants in the 'Zero Emissions Race' did. The race began last August and ended today in a Swiss city that we want you to name…

New report ranks environmental efforts

A new report was released today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and the 2008 Environmental Performance Index ranks countries for their efforts in addressing environmental issues

Love in Davos

Davos, Switzerland is getting a lot of attention this week as the site of The World Economic Forum, but it's also drawing other forums that are exploring other subjects, like the science of love

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Geo answer

Today's Geo Quiz asks you to name the central Swiss town that gives its name to a famous cheese. The answer is the Swiss town of Gruyeres, producer of the well-known Gruyere cheese

Environment

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Basel, Switzerland. The city was home to Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann, who died yesterday. The World's David Leveille reports that Hofmann's discovery of LSD remains controversial.

Sports

Letter to hooligans

The European Soccer Championships gets under way this weekend in Austria and Switzerland. Anchor Lisa Mullins has details on a Swiss plan to head off any potential bad behavior at the games. Swiss police have sent a letter to about 300 known "hooligans," warning them to behave.

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Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Geneva, Switzerland. The world's newest particle accelerator laboratory called the Large Hadron Collider is located near Geneva. Lisa Mullins speaks with Kate McAlpine, a science writer with the project and the author of a rap music video that explains the collider's goals.