Athletics: world record for Armand Duplantis! –

Swedish pole vaulter Armand Duplantis put in the best outdoor performance ever, crossing a bar at 6.15m on Thursday at the Diamond League meeting in Rome. Where Ajla Del Ponte just missed the podium in 100m. Duplantis already had the world record (6.18m), set indoors since February. He added another prestigious line to his CV … Read more

Alstom signs the takeover of Bombardier Transportation at a lower price –

The French railway manufacturer Alstom announced Wednesday the signing of the contract to acquire Canadian Bombardier Transport for a price revised downwards, “expected to be up to 5.3 billion euros”. The completion of the operation, which should give birth to the world’s number two rail, is now “expected for the first quarter of 2021”, said … Read more

Inauguration of the new Valais sorting center at La Poste in Vétroz –

The cantonal authorities of Valais and La Poste on Tuesday inaugurated the new regional parcel sorting center in Vétroz (VS). Its construction lasted 22 months and cost around 60 million francs. Packages sent or left in Valais and in the Chablais Vaudois, as far as Villeneuve, will no longer pass through the national center of … Read more

Fine particles from Oregon fires reach Switzerland –

Pushed by westerly winds, the very fine particles of smoke emitted by the mega-fires currently ravaging the western United States have now reached Switzerland. Strong concentrations, but temporary, which are not good for health. At least 30 people have died in the fires and authorities have ordered mass evacuations. US President Donald Trump traveled to … Read more

Tour de France: Ewan narrowly wins, Sagan punished –

Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) sprinted the 11th stage of the Tour de France in Poitiers. The Australian was narrowly ahead of Sam Bennett and Wout Van Aert, separated thanks to the photo-finish. Initially 2nd, Peter Sagan was sanctioned. Caleb Ewan signed his second victory on this Tour after his success in Sisteron on the occasion … Read more

US Open: Williams takes revenge on Sakkari and offers himself a hundredth –

Serena Williams, 8th in the world, defeated the resistance of Maria Sakkari (WTA 22) on Monday, who had beaten her in Cincinnati, 6-3, 6-7 (6/8), 6-3 and reached the quarterfinals of the US Open. This is Williams’ 100th victory at the US Open! The American will face Tsvetana Pironkova (unranked) to continue her quest for … Read more

Ignazio Cassis meets Swiss entrepreneurs in Iran –

Federal Councilor Ignazio Cassis met on Sunday in Tehran with representatives of Swiss companies established in Iran. Apart from the situation of companies, the Swiss financial channel for the delivery of humanitarian goods was also on the menu of discussions. “Despite economic sanctions, Swiss companies continue to invest in Iran,” wrote the Federal Department of … Read more

Berlin threatens Russia after Navalny poisoning –

Germany, which currently chairs the European Union, on Sunday increased the pressure on Moscow by threatening sanctions for lack of response “in the next” days on the poisoning, confirmed according to Berlin, of the bête noire of the Kremlin Alexeï Navalny. In response, Russia accused Germany of delaying the investigation. “Setting ultimatums does not help … Read more

F1: seventh pole at Monza for Hamilton – – Auto

Lewis Hamilton will start from pole on Sunday for the Italian Grand Prix after beating his team-mate Valtteri Bottas in qualifying, the Mercedes crushing the competition. The fight between the two pilots was intense, with thousandths. Hamilton, who had the 94th pole of his career and seventh at Monza, clocked his best time on his … Read more