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Elderly gunslinger jailed for shooting at clubbers

Elderly gunslinger jailed for shooting at clubbers

An appeal court has upheld a 10-month jail term for an 80-year-old man convicted of attempted murder for using a handgun to fire four shots at noisy nightclubbers outside his apartment in Geneva's Old Town.

Swiss-based football rules body goes solo

Swiss-based football rules body goes solo

The International Football Association Board (IFAB), the oldest existing international football association, is to become autonomous from Zurich-based FIFA, the world governing body's president Sepp Blatter said on Monday.

FIFA names Ronaldo for 2013 Ballon d'Or trophy

FIFA names Ronaldo for 2013 Ballon d'Or trophy

Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo ended the four-year dominance of Lionel Messi when he was awarded the 2013 Ballon d'Or, FIFA's player of the year trophy, in Zurich on Monday night.

Geneva airport sets new passenger record

Geneva airport sets new passenger record

The Geneva airport set a new record for passengers last year, according to figures released on Monday.

Ronaldo favoured to win Ballon d'Or in Zurich

Ronaldo favoured to win Ballon d'Or in Zurich

Until two months ago, the smart money was on Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribéry becoming the fifth French footballer to lift the Ballon d'Or in Zurich on Monday night but now Cristiano Ronaldo looks set to pip him at the post.