Paris on her mind

...the same.She traveled to Ketchikan in August from Sallanches, a town of about 16,000 in the Alps near the border with Switzerland."I think it's very sad," said Kirsten Streefkerk, a fellow Rotary exchange student from South Africa. "I feel sorry...
With Olympic boycott ruled out, Russians to admit some wrong

...President Thomas Bach, meanwhile, met with Russian Olympic Committee head Alexander Zhukov and other officials in Lausanne, Switzerland, amid signs that both sides were working toward an agreement that could avoid a ban.Bach has said sanctions are up to...
Push for end to Syria war seen as most serious yet

...Iran, two key allies of Assad, is essential in any talks on Syria. Iran had been excluded from last year's talks in Switzerland, but attended the talks two weeks ago in Vienna along with its arch regional rival, Saudi Arabia, a key backer of the...
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Mongolia, between big neighbors, seeks permanent neutrality

...long as it refrains from involvement in armed conflict. Switzerland, Costa Rica and the Vatican City are the best-known's intentions in visits abroad, including seeking neutral Switzerland's counsel."Having permanent neutrality doesn't mean...
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Learn about the Juneau Icefield at public open house

Thirty-two students from across the United States, Canada, Ireland and Switzerland just spent more 50 days traversing the Juneau Icefield, and they are excited to share what they learned at an open house at 8...
LA mayor pitches 2024 Olympic bid to IOC president absence of nearly three decades.Garcetti and U.S. Olympic leaders met with IOC President Thomas Bach in Lausanne, Switzerland, to discuss their proposals for hosting the first Summer Games in the U.S. since Atlanta held the 1996 Olympics.The...
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Five cities set to be in running for 2024 games

...United States.The International Olympic Committee's final deadline for submission of bids comes at midnight Tuesday in Switzerland, setting the stage for a two-year campaign that features bids from three former Olympic host cities - Los Angeles, Paris...
UN pledges support for women's equality

...suppress women's basic rights - including by locking them up for speaking out about injustice and fundamental freedoms."Switzerland exceeded China's donation to UN Women. President Simonetta Sommaruga said it will increase its contribution to almost...
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Long, winding road to Europe turns messy

...Szlanko in Roszke, Hungary, Philipp-Moritz Jenne in Nickelsdorf, Austria, Pablo Gorondi in Budapest, Jan Olsen in Copenhagen, Denmark, Jamey Keaten in Geneva, Switzerland, and Albert Aji in Damascus contributed to this report.
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Congress-White House Iran dispute a side-show for world

...based in the 28-nation EU. Many of them already are in the starting blocks, along with their countries' governments.Switzerland dispatched a business delegation to Iran at the end of April, three months before the deal was finalized. French Foreign...
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