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Switzerland holds on to beat Hungary 3-1 at Euro 2024

Switzerland holds on to beat Hungary 3-1 at Euro 2024

COLOGNE, Germany — Switzerland held off a Hungarian fightback to win its European Championship opening game 3-1 on Saturday. Goals from Kwadwo Duah and Michel Aebischer — both surprise picks in the starting lineup — left Switzerland in control at halftime but Barnabas Varga’s header put Hungary back in contention. Breel Embolo made sure of...

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A peace summit for Ukraine opens in Switzerland, but Russia won’t be taking part

A peace summit for Ukraine opens in Switzerland, but Russia won’t be taking part

GENEVA — Switzerland will host scores of world leaders this weekend to try to map out first steps toward peace in Ukraine even though Russia, which launched and is continuing the war, won’t take part. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s government didn’t want Russia involved, and the Swiss — aware of Moscow’s reservations about the talks...

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90 countries to attend Swiss-hosted Ukraine peace summit that Russia is snubbing

90 countries to attend Swiss-hosted Ukraine peace summit that Russia is snubbing

BERN, Switzerland — Nearly 90 countries and organizations, half from Europe, have confirmed attending the Swiss-hosted Ukraine peace summit over the weekend despite Russia’s refusal to participate in the conference, Switzerland’s president said Monday. Viola Amherd told reporters in the Swiss capital that the summit, on Saturday and Sunday, will aim to chart a path...

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Swiss fans get ready to welcome Eurovision winner Nemo back home

Swiss fans get ready to welcome Eurovision winner Nemo back home

BERLIN — Swiss Eurovision fans were getting ready Sunday to give a hero’s welcome to singer Nemo, who won the 68th Eurovision Song Contest with “The Code,” an operatic pop-rap ode to the singer’s journey toward embracing a nongender identity. The singer, who is Swiss but currently lives in Berlin, was to land in Zurich...

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Switzerland’s Euro 2024 prospects hit by injuries to Newcastle’s Schär and Monaco’s Zakaria

Switzerland’s Euro 2024 prospects hit by injuries to Newcastle’s Schär and Monaco’s Zakaria

NEWCASTLE, England — Switzerland’s preparations for the European Championship took another hit Friday with a key player’s fitness being in doubt for a second straight day. Newcastle defender Fabian Schär followed Monaco midfielder Denis Zakaria in having their club coach suggest they are unlikely to play again this month because of hamstring injuries. “Fabian will...