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  • Senate probe accuses Swiss bank of helping rich Americans evade taxes

    WASHINGTON — A Senate subcommittee investigation accused Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse of using elaborate "cloak and dagger" methods to hide the accounts of 22,000 wealthy American citizens with a total of up to $12 billion in assets from U.S....
  • Syria talks adjourn with little promise but some hope

    BEIRUT — Long-anticipated Syrian peace talks adjourned Friday in Switzerland without a major breakthrough but with muted optimism that a negotiation process had finally been launched after nearly three years of civil war. After almost a week of...
  • Switzerland and the growing resistance in Western Europe

    The narrow majority vote in Switzerland against the "massive immigration" foreseen as a consequence of accepting the European Union's commitment to free passage within the borders of "Schengen Europe" has left the Brussels authorities in "stupor,"...
  • Zurich Film Festival Changes Competition Section

    LONDON -- The Zurich Film Festival has rearranged its competition section and increased the prize money for its 10th anniversary edition. The competition section will now comprise three categories: International Feature Film, International Documentary...
  • Senate panel: Caterpillar's Swiss unit dodged $2.4B in U.S. taxes

    Senate panel: Caterpillar's Swiss unit dodged $2.4B in U.S. taxes
    WASHINGTON - Caterpillar Inc avoided paying $2.4 billion in U.S. taxes from 2000 through 2012 by moving profits from sales of replacement parts through a low-tax unit it set up in Switzerland, a congressional panel said on Monday. In the latest example...
  • Swiss bankers say shielding U.S. money from taxes is 'mistake'

    Swiss bankers say shielding U.S. money from taxes is 'mistake'
    WASHINGTON — Credit Suisse executives admitted that the giant Swiss bank helped Americans shield as much as $12 billion from taxes and even acknowledged the practice was a "mistake" and "unacceptable." But they said they couldn't do much beyond...
  • PASSINGS: Noel Harrison, Jon Locke, Jamalul Kiram III

    PASSINGS: Noel Harrison, Jon Locke, Jamalul Kiram III
    Noel Harrison British singer-actor and skier Noel Harrison, 79, the British actor-singer best known for his recording of the Academy Award-winning ballad "The Windmills of Your Mind" from the 1968 film "The Thomas Crown Affair" and for his role as...
  • War crimes in Syria?

    We don't know their names but we know their numbers, and we can see the evidence of their torture, thanks to a former crime-scene photographer who says he became a reluctant documenter of murder "on an industrial scale" committed by Bashar Assad's...
  • Palm Springs festival a showcase for foreign-language films

     Palm Springs festival a showcase for foreign-language films
    It makes for an unlikely combination: some of Hollywood's biggest stars rubbing up against relative obscurities from the international festival circuit. Yet that's exactly what happens each year at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, which has...
  • Oprah on racism over 'too expensive' handbag; gets Swiss apology

    Oprah on racism over 'too expensive' handbag; gets Swiss apology
    Nobody tells Oprah she can't afford a handbag. Oprah Winfrey is one of the richest entertainers in the world, thanks to her willdly successful 25-season run on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and her latest media foray with the newly revitalized Oprah...
  • Swiss voters reject proposal to cap executive salaries

    Swiss voters reject proposal to cap executive salaries
    Swiss voters soundly rejected a plan Sunday that would have limited executive compensation to no more than 12 times the lowest-paid employees' pay.  The measure, known as the "1:12 initiative," was defeated 65.3% to 34.7% even amid wide public...
  • Claudio Abbado, former CSO principal guest conductor, dies at 80

    Claudio Abbado, former CSO principal guest conductor, dies at 80
    Claudio Abbado, one of the most gifted and widely respected symphonic and operatic conductors of the latter half of the 20th Century, died Monday morning at his home in Bologna, Italy, after a long illness La Scala said. He was 80. The renowned...