Switzerland's second most populous city is situated on scenic Lake Geneva in the Alpine country's French-speaking part.
Geneva, known both as the "smallest of big cities" and the "city of peace," is a worldwide center of diplomacy and home to the European headquarters of the UN. It is also the seat of a number of major multinationals, as well as the International Red Cross Committee. Geneva ranks among the world's priciest cities.
"Let them eat cake" are the words that made Marie Antoinette famous, although there's no evidence that she ever said that. Less disputed is the lavish lifestlye she led with the French monarchy. Her jewelry just went up for auction in Geneva, and fetched some truly dazzling sums of money.
The latest battle in the trade war between the world's top two economies, the USA and China, played out on Wednesday at the World Trade Organization in Geneva. The United States is demanding a "reckoning" over China's membership in the body.