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  • Sweden tops, Yemen last in getting most out of Internet, study says

     
    Worldwide, Sweden gets the most out of using the Internet, according to a new study from a foundation that seeks to expand access to the Web....
  • Roman Polanski sex assault victim writing memoir

     
    The woman who Roman Polanski was convicted of sexually assaulting in L.A. when she was a teenager will pen a memoir she says promises new insight into the scandal....
  • Swiss freeze $1 billion tied to leaders targeted in Arab Spring

     
    Switzerland has frozen more than $1 billion connected to leaders who were toppled or are still being battled in Arab Spring uprisings, Swiss official Valentin Zellweger told reporters....
  • Some EU nations rejecting Syrians seeking asylum

     
    While the European Union denounces the escalating violence in Syria, not all of its countries have welcomed fleeing Syrians with open arms, the United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday. Some countries on the eastern edges of the European Union are...
  • The Week in Pictures | December 10 – 16, 2012

     
    The Week in Pictures from around the world....
  • Oprah Winfrey says she's sorry handbag story 'got blown up'

    Oprah Winfrey is apologizing for the media maelstrom that followed the experience with racism she said she went through in Switzerland. The media maven, 59, addressed the recent incident Monday at the Los Angeles premiere for Lee Daniels' "The Butler,"...
  • Singer Tina Turner marries longtime partner in Switzerland

    Singer Tina Turner marries longtime partner in Switzerland
    Legendary songstress Tina Turner has tied the knot! The 73-year-old singer wed her longtime beau Erwin Bach in a civil ceremony in Zurich, Switzerland, last week, according to AFP, which cites a Swiss municipal official. Sufficiently proving that it's...
  • Shooting panoramas at high Gs over Switzerland

     
    Swiss panoramic photographer Dominik Baumann shoots panos in a cramped cockpit of an upside-down Swiss air force aerobatic team Pilatus PC-7 trainer plane while in formation above the Alps....
  • Swiss luxury shop denies racism towards Oprah

    Swiss luxury shop denies racism towards Oprah
    ZURICH (Reuters) - The owner of a luxury goods shop in Zurich has denied that racism was involved when Oprah Winfrey was discouraged from buying a 35,000 Swiss franc ($38,100) handbag last month. The U.S. talk show host, recently named the world's most...
  • 'Short Term 12' beats long odds

    'Short Term 12' beats long odds
    Just after graduating from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, Destin Daniel Cretton took a job at a local short-term care facility for at-risk teenagers, hoping to save money to make short films on his own while he figured out what to do next....
  • Swiss open voter-approved drive-in 'sex boxes' to protect prostitutes

    Switzerland’s largest city on Monday launched a new dimension in drive-through services: prostitution. City officials have built a cluster of garage-like “sex boxes ” in an effort to move the sex trade from central Zurich’s...
  • Picture Tree Picks Up 'Mary Queen of Scots,' 'Metalhead'

    LONDON -- Berlin-based sales and production company Picture Tree Intl., which launched at the Berlin Film Festival, has added "Mary Queen of Scots" and "Metalhead" to its line-up at the Toronto Film Festival. "Mary Queen of Scots," a psychological...