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  • Zurich through the eyes of a 3-year-old

    Zurich through the eyes of a 3-year-old
    ZURICH - My daddy has written lots about Zurich for about a million years by now, but he says he never realized what a great place it must look like to a 3-year-old like me. He asked me to tell you why it is, so here goes: You may have heard that...
  • First-class menus elevating airlines to new heights

     First-class menus elevating airlines to new heights
    The food and drink website The Daily Meal has issued its list of top airlines for food in first class. As for the rest of you sitting in economy and grabbing overpriced crackers when the flight attendants pass by, look at what's happening on the other...
  • Travel Postcard: 48 hours at the top of Europe

    Travel Postcard: 48 hours at the top of Europe
    INTERLAKEN, Switzerland (Reuters) - The Virgin, the Monk, and the Ogre — in German, the Jungfrau, the Moench and the Eiger — are three classic Swiss mountains that for centuries have drawn artists, thrill-seekers and tourists. For a weekend...
  • There's heaven, and then there's Lauterbrunnen

    There's heaven, and then there's Lauterbrunnen
    LAUTERBRUNNEN, Switzerland — Coming down Highway 6 from Switzerland's capital, Bern, you turn north into the lovely lake resort of Interlaken. Turn south and you enter the spectacularly beautiful Lauterbrunnen Valley. Picture this: a box canyon cut...
  • Belgian chocolate makers seek protection from copycats

    Belgian chocolate makers seek protection from copycats
    Belgian chocolate makers believe their renowned pralines should have similar protection to that enjoyed by French champagne or Italy's Parma ham. They want the term "Belgian chocolate" to be their exclusive preserve and also want to crack down on foreign...
  • 'Pre-drinking' or 'pre-funking' common among young alcohol users

    'Pre-drinking' or 'pre-funking' common among young alcohol users
    They call it "pre-drinking," "pre-partying" or "pre-funking," and it usually involves chugging  cheap alcoholic drinks before heading out to a bar, club or sporting event. While addiction experts estimate that 65% to 75% of college-age youths engage in...
  • Madonna face plant: Star has trouble skiing with family in Switzerland

    Madonna face plant: Star has trouble skiing with family in Switzerland
    Madonna might be the Queen of Pop, but she is still just a normal human like the rest of us. While she can rule the stage, Madonna was photographed taking a face plant while skiing in Switzerland with her 25-year-old boyfriend Brahim Zaibat. The...
  • Ouch: Greece's biggest company, Coca-Cola Hellenic, moves out

    Maybe it was the soaring unemployment, or possibly the deep debt crisis. But as Greece struggles with its myriad troubles, its largest company, Coca-Cola Hellenic, is jumping ship to more stable ground. The company, one of the world’s largest...
  • Huge Chinese theme-park project aims to be the 'Orlando of China'

    Huge Chinese theme-park project aims to be the 'Orlando of China'
    The first of 10 theme parks planned for a 2,000-acre resort billed as the "Orlando of China" is expected to open in late 2013 after three years of construction. The $2-billion marine-based Chimelong Ocean Kingdom theme park on Hengqin Island in China is...
  • U.S. economy the most competitive in the world, report says

    U.S. economy the most competitive in the world, report says
    Thanks to a rebounding stock market and innovation coming from American companies, the U.S. has regained the top spot as the most competitive economy in the world, according to an annual ranking by Swiss business school IMD.  The report released...
  • Han Suyin dies at 95; wrote 'Many-Splendored Thing'

    Han Suyin dies at 95; wrote 'Many-Splendored Thing'
    Han Suyin defiantly straddled two worlds decades before multiculturalism became fashionable. "We must carry ourselves with colossal assurance and say, 'Look at us, the Eurasians!' " the half-Chinese, half-Belgian physician and author whose career swept...
  • PASSINGS: Galina Vishnevskaya, Lisa della Casa, Paul Rauch

    Galina Vishnevskaya Russian opera singer, wife of Rostropovich Galina Vishnevskaya, 86, a world-renowned Russian opera diva who with her husband defied the Soviet regime to give shelter to writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn and suffered exile from her...