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Switzerland

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  • Swiss ex-banker charged with giving data to WikiLeaks

    Swiss ex-banker charged with giving data to WikiLeaks
    A Swiss prosecutor brought charges against former Julius Baer private banker Rudolf Elmer on Wednesday for allegedly handing over confidential data to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and attempting to pass on files to German officials. The former head...
  • Two waitresses who work in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea will appear on Swiss reality show

    Two waitresses who work in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea will appear on Swiss reality show
    Hair coiffed and bags packed, waitresses Arlene Hames and Nancy Pisarzewski are ready to embark on the adventure of their lives. The best friends from Fort Lauderdale are headed to Switzerland Tuesday night to work at a restaurant for a week as part...
  • Contest to scrap 'too solemn' Swiss anthem gets 200 entries

    ZURICH (Reuters) - More than 200 budding Swiss songwriters have entered a public competition to come up with a new, more rousing national anthem, according to organizers who want to ditch a traditional work many view as far too solemn. The contest,...
  • Big events for July

    Big events for July
    Keep an ear out in July for a variety of sounds, from R&B in New Orleans to new music in Newfoundland, from Polynesian chants in the Pacific Northwest to yodeling in the Swiss Alps. Summer regattas make a splash too, with sailing craft, kayaks and even...
  • Swiss government moves to curb pension-funded home ownership

    ZURICH (Reuters) - The Swiss government said on Wednesday prospective home owners should no longer be allowed to use pension funds as down payments for property, in a move it hopes will dampen an overheated Swiss real estate market. Ultra-low interest...
  • Swiss agree to widen cooperation with France on tax evasion

    BERNE (Reuters) - France and Switzerland agreed on Wednesday to cooperate more closely on French efforts to crack down on citizens with hidden Swiss bank accounts to root out tax dodgers and cheats. Countries around the world are trying to crack down...
  • World Cup 2014: Switzerland scores in final minute to edge Ecuador, 2-1

    Last summer, Christian Benitez, the premier scorer on Ecuador's budding World Cup squad, entered the hospital with stomach pains after a match and never left. He died at 27 of heart failure from an undetected congenital ailment. No teammate was more...
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  • H.R. Giger dies at 74; Swiss artist designed 'Alien' creatures

    Swiss artist H.R. Giger, whose otherworldly imagery was prized by science-fiction aficionados, was plagued by nightmares as a child. As an adult, his nights were more peaceful. "I could heal myself," he said in a 2011 CNN interview, "through doing my...
  • Cornelius Gurlitt leaves art collection to Swiss museum

    Cornelius Gurlitt leaves art collection to Swiss museum
    In a surprise twist to an already complicated art tale, Cornelius Gurlitt, who died on Tuesday at 81, has left art from his previously hidden stash of hundreds of works to a museum in Switzerland. The Kunstmuseum Bern in Switzerland said on its...
  • 'Alien' Artist H.R. Giger Dies at 74

    H.R. Giger, the Swiss surrealist artist who designed the monster and sets for Ridley Scott's 1979 sci-fi pic "Alien" died May 12 at age 74. An employee of H.R. Giger Museum has confirmed Swiss media reports that Giger, born Hans Rudolf, died in Zurich...
  • 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...