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Zidane’s son Enzo joining Lausanne

PARIS: Zinedine Zidane's son Enzo has agreed terms to join Swiss outfit Lausanne from Alaves, the Spanish club reported on Sunday. The 22-year-old midfielder had played just twice in La Liga for Alaves since joining in July after three years of success with Real Madrid's B team. Alaves thanked the player for his "great willing and work ethic over the past few months" on their website. The player posted a photo of himself on Instagram on Saturday on vacation in Dubai with his family but made no mention to his one…

Swiss restaurant still in world’s top 10 despite chef’s suicide

PARIS: The Swiss restaurant named the best in the world last year remained in the top 10 of the La Liste ranking Monday despite the tragic loss of its star chef who killed himself weeks after lifting the honour. The Restaurant de l'Hotel de Ville at Crissier near Lausanne came joint fourth in the latest French-based guides aggregator, which claims to be more "more scientific and reliable" than its British-based rival, the 50 Best Restaurants. Benoit Violier, 44, shot himself in January seven weeks after receiving the…

Syria talks in Lausanne end without breakthrough

LAUSANNE: Syria talks convened by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in the Swiss city of Lausanne ended on Saturday evening after more than four hours without any joint ministerial statement from the nine countries. Kerry was seeking a new path to peace after failing to secure a ceasefire in direct talks with Russia amid mounting international outrage over the Russian and Syrian bombardment of rebel-held eastern Aleppo. Kerry hosted Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and seven foreign ministers from the region - from…