- UN: More aid deliveries in Syria, but people still starving Updated: Apr-28-16 7:16 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. humanitarian chief warned Thursday that despite increased aid deliveries in Syria, people are still starving without medical care and said the world should be "ashamed" at the devastating human toll in five years of "senseless" fighting.
- The Latest: UN says many starve in 'senseless' Syria war Updated: Apr-28-16 4:54 pm
BEIRUT - The Latest on Syria's civil war (all times local):
- Casualties mount from bombardment in Syria's largest city Updated: Apr-28-16 3:32 pm
BEIRUT - Airstrikes and artillery killed more than 60 people in the past 24 hours in Aleppo, including dozens at a hospital in a rebel-held neighborhood, as Syria's largest city was turned once again into a major battleground in the civil war, officials said Thursday.
- Top-seeded Bacsinszky reaches semifinals at Grand Prix SAR Updated: Apr-28-16 3:03 pm
RABAT, Morocco - Top-seeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland advanced to the semifinals of the Grand Prix SAR, saving all four break-points she faced against Johanna Larsson of Sweden in a 6-4, 6-1 win on Thursday.
- Cologne attacks suspect nabbed in Switzerland Updated: Apr-28-16 12:15 pm
BERLIN - A Moroccan man wanted in connection with the New Year's attacks in Cologne has been arrested in Switzerland.
- UK: Jet incident near Heathrow did not involve drone Updated: Apr-28-16 6:37 am
LONDON - A British Airways jet reported to have hit an object as it came in to land at Heathrow Airport this month did not strike a drone as first thought, the British government said Thursday.
- Russia asks UN to blacklist 2 powerful Syrian rebel groups Updated: Apr-27-16 11:53 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Russia said Wednesday it has asked the U.N. Security Council to blacklist two powerful Syrian rebel groups that it considers "terrorist organizations," one which is playing a key role in political negotiations aimed at ending the five-year conflict.
- Russian track team could return at European Championships Updated: Apr-27-16 12:22 pm
GENEVA - If reinstated in June, Russia could still compete at the European track championships in July, the head of European Athletics said Wednesday after meeting senior officials in Moscow.
- France's Olympic water polo team cleared by FINA Updated: Apr-27-16 11:41 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - The governing body of swimming says no action will be taken against France's water polo team for supposedly losing an Olympic qualifier on purpose to get a preferred opponent in the next round.
- Olympic skating scandal official in 4-man race to lead ISU Updated: Apr-27-16 4:39 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - A French official who was suspended in the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic figure skating judging scandal is running in the International Skating Union's presidential election.
- Geneva unbending on Turkish effort to quash photo in exhibit Updated: Apr-26-16 1:11 pm
GENEVA - Geneva officials have rejected Turkish efforts to remove from a city exhibit a photograph accusing Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of ordering the killing of a teenage protester three years ago.
- Platini's CAS appeal to take place in Blatter's presence Updated: Apr-26-16 12:21 pm
- Cyclist banned for 6 years for cheating with hidden motor Updated: Apr-26-16 9:29 am
AIGLE, Switzerland - Caught using a hidden motor at a world championship race, cyclo-cross rider Femke Van Den Driessche of Belgium has been banned from cycling for six years.
- In Damascus, an uneasy stability boosts Syria's Assad Updated: Apr-23-16 10:49 am
DAMASCUS, Syria - Looking out from the Syrian capital these days, one can understand why President Bashar Assad would be in no hurry to make concessions at peace talks in Geneva, let alone consider stepping down as the opposition demands.
- IOC member Baumann elected president of SportAccord group Updated: Apr-22-16 7:49 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Swiss IOC member Patrick Baumann has been elected president of SportAccord, an umbrella group of more than 90 Olympic and non-Olympic sports federations.
- Aid reaches besieged Syria town amid concerns for truce Updated: Apr-22-16 2:18 am
BEIRUT - The U.N. special envoy for Syria said there was "real but modest" progress in the country's humanitarian situation despite a stumbling cease-fire, as one of the largest international aid convoys made it into a government-besieged opposition stronghold.
- Talks stalled, Syrian opposition to stay in Geneva next week Updated: Apr-22-16 2:00 am
BEIRUT - The Latest on Syria's civil war and peace talks in Geneva (all times local):
- Blatter claims role in trying to remove African president Updated: Apr-21-16 12:47 pm
ZURICH - Reveling in his international diplomacy role, former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has revealed he was asked by Switzerland's foreign ministry last year to help persuade an African president to leave office.
- Novartis profits dip as generic rival challenges cancer drug Updated: Apr-21-16 4:42 am
GENEVA - Swiss pharmaceuticals maker Novartis says net income from continued operations fell 13 percent in the first quarter as generic competition cut into sales of Gleevec, one of the first very effective cancer medicines.
- UCI president aims to boost track cycling at 2024 Olympics Updated: Apr-20-16 1:55 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - The 2024 Olympics can boost track racing's reputation, International Cycling Union President Brian Cookson hopes, with more medal events and better-suited venues.
- Switzerland opens process for 2026 Winter Olympic bid Updated: Apr-20-16 1:55 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Davos and St. Moritz want to mount another bid for the Winter Olympics, this time teaming up with Zurich for a shot at the 2026 Games.
- ITF president says hearing scheduled in Sharapova case Updated: Apr-20-16 12:47 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - A disciplinary hearing has been scheduled in Maria Sharapova's doping case, with a ruling possible before Wimbledon starts.
- Swiss snowboard star Estelle Balet killed in avalanche Updated: Apr-19-16 2:11 pm
GENEVA - World champion extreme snowboarder Estelle Balet was killed in an avalanche on Tuesday while making a film in her native Switzerland.
- Sports federations concerned about venues for Rio Games Updated: Apr-19-16 1:54 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - International sports federations expressed concern Tuesday over problems with venues for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, including power failures at the gymnastics arena this week.
- French leader worried about suspension of Syria talks Updated: Apr-19-16 1:07 pm
AMMAN, Jordan - French President Francois Hollande expressed concern over the suspension of Geneva peace talks on ending Syria's civil, saying Tuesday the development was "very worrying."