Iran frees Chinese-American scholar for US-held scientist

U.S. 12/07/19, 04:28

Iran and the U.S. conducted a prisoner exchange Saturday that saw a detained Princeton scholar released for an Iranian scientist held by America, marking a rare diplomatic breakthrough between Tehran and Washington after months of tensions. In a trade conducted in ...

Pompeo, Swiss FM in talks likely dominated by Iran tensions

Politics 06/02/19, 04:50

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is holding talks with his Swiss counterpart that are expected to focus on Iran. Amid rising tensions between Washington and Tehran that have sparked fears of conflict, Pompeo was meeting Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis ...

Caster Semenya appeals against testosterone ruling

Sports 05/29/19, 13:11

Caster Semenya has appealed against the Court of Arbitration for Sport's decision to uphold testosterone regulations for some female athletes in track and field.The two-time Olympic 800-meter champion's lawyers say she has lodged an appeal with the Swiss Federal Tribunal, ...

US, Russia Finland in same group at 2020 hockey worlds

Sports 05/28/19, 06:24

The United States, Russia and defending champion Finland will join host Switzerland in an eight-team group based in Zurich at the 2020 hockey world championships.The International Ice Hockey Federation announced the groups Tuesday, two days after Finland beat Canada in ...

Rio champion Nurudinov DQ’d from London Olympics for doping

Sports 05/27/19, 08:41

A weightlifting gold medalist at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics has been disqualified from the 2012 London Games for doping.The Court of Arbitration for Sport's new anti-doping tribunal stripped Ruslan Nurudinov of fourth place in London in the 105-kilogram ...

Canada escapes; US, Sweden fall in world hockey

Hockey 05/23/19, 16:52

Damon Severson and Mark Stone helped Canada escape to the world hockey championship semifinals while the United States and defending champion Sweden dropped out.Canada beat Switzerland 3-2 in overtime Thursday night. Severson tied it with 0.4 seconds left on a ...

IOC wants to remove boxing body AIBA from Tokyo Olympics

Sports 05/22/19, 11:23

Dealing a blow to Olympic boxing officials after months of investigations, the IOC has set up a vote next month on removing the sport's governing body AIBA from organizing bouts at the 2020 Tokyo Games.The International Olympic Committee said its ...

Germany beats Finland, Czech Republic tops Swiss at worlds

Hockey 05/21/19, 11:06

Leon Draisaitl scored tiebreaking and go-ahead goals late in the third period, lifting Germany to a 4-2 win over Finland at the world hockey championship.Both Group A teams will advance to the quarterfinals and their seeding will be determined after ...

Update: Swiss voters back tighter gun laws

Europe 05/19/19, 13:10

The Latest on Switzerland's referendum on tightening Swiss gun laws (all times local):8 p.m.Swiss voters have approved a measure to tighten the Alpine nation's gun laws, bringing the country in line with many of its European partners despite the objections ...

Swiss voters approve tighter gun laws, lining up with the EU

Europe 05/19/19, 09:16

Swiss voters on Sunday approved a measure to tighten the Alpine nation's gun laws, bringing the country in line with many of its European partners despite the objections of local gun owners, Swiss media reported, citing official results.Switzerland's public broadcaster ...

Swiss thrash Italy, Denmark beat France at ice hockey worlds

Hockey 05/11/19, 08:20

Kevin Fiala scored a hat trick and added an assist as Switzerland thrashed Italy 9-0 in their first game at the world hockey championship on Saturday.It was Switzerland's biggest victory over Italy at the worlds.Last year's finalist, Switzerland, didn't waste ...

Swiss attorney general investigated over handling FIFA case

Sports 05/10/19, 09:00

Switzerland's attorney general is the subject of a disciplinary case related to his handling of a four-year investigation of FIFA that involves 25 criminal proceedings for financial wrongdoing.The federal office overseeing the work of chief prosecutor Michael Lauber said Friday ...

Semenya loses appeal against IAAF testosterone rules

Sports 05/01/19, 05:06

Caster Semenya has lost her appeal against rules designed to decrease naturally high testosterone levels in some female runners.The Court of Arbitration for Sport's panel of three judges gave a complex verdict and "dismissed both requests for arbitration" from Semenya ...

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