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Storms in Switzerland cause flooding and a landslide that left at least 2 people dead

Storms in Switzerland cause flooding and a landslide that left at least 2 people dead

BERLIN — Storms in southern Switzerland caused a landslide that left two people dead and one missing, and a bridge over a small river collapsed, police said Sunday. Storms and heavy rain affected southern and western Switzerland on Saturday and overnight, with the worst-hit areas in the Italian-speaking Ticino canton (state), on the southern side...

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Swiss inspect the damage after sudden storms flood roads, halt air traffic in Geneva

Swiss inspect the damage after sudden storms flood roads, halt air traffic in Geneva

GENEVA (AP) — Clean-up crews and business owners were inspecting the damage Wednesday after sudden storms lashed southwestern Switzerland the previous night, sending torrents of water through roads and temporarily halting air traffic at Geneva’s airport. In the lakeside town of Morges, a creek overflowed, inundating downtown streets with tan-colored floodwater. The town said no...

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Verdict saying Switzerland violated rights by failing on climate action could ripple across Europe

Verdict saying Switzerland violated rights by failing on climate action could ripple across Europe

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Europe’s highest human rights court ruled Tuesday that countries must better protect their people from the consequences of climate change, siding with a group of older Swiss women against their government in a landmark ruling that could have implications across the continent. The European Court of Human Rights rejected two other,...