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  • ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - SEPTEMBER 28: (EDITORS NOTE: This image was processed using digital filters) A general view of Zurich on September 28, 2013 in Zurich, Switzerland. Zurich is the capital of the canton of Zurich and is the largest city in Switzerland.
    Globetrotting A to Z: Zürich
    When most Americans think of Switzerland, the first image is an alpine one. Pristine snow-topped mountains and jaw-droppingly gorgeous valleys with wee quaint villages peppering the valley floor. This is fair, but only part of the picture.Zürich,...
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    United States Department of Justice 'hands FIFA red card'
    Early this morning at a five star hotel overlooking The Alps, a bunch of old soccer dudes finally got called out on their rampant fraud.The old soccer dudes, aka FIFA, are being indicted separately by Switzerland and The United States for various...
  • Cailler Chocolate Factory
    Cailler Chocolate Factory in Switzerland
    Chocolate is in the air as an old-fashioned train pulls into the Broc-Fabrique station in the Gruyère district of Switzerland. A rural area where dairy cows appear to outnumber people, visitors journey to this small station for one reason: to...
  • Scientists create ghosts by tricking the human brain
    Scientists create ghosts: Trick brain into sensing a ghost in eerie research
    Tricking the human brain into feeling the presence of a ghost using robots is what a group of researchers successfully accomplished from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland, recently. The scientists were able to...
  • Gampel
    Best of Summer: Switzerland’s open-air concerts
    What better backdrop for an open-air concert than the spectacular scenery of Switzerland? There are many opportunities for enjoying music in an outdoor setting. While traditional alphorns and yodeling may be the first to come to mind, the choices...
  • Obama desperate to make a deal with Iran for his "legacy"
    Obama desperate to make a deal with Iran for his "legacy"
    Is Secretary of State John Kerry desperate to make a nuclear deal with the Iranians? The deadline for an agreement passed Wednesday, but now it’s agreed they will extend the talks until June. Desperation seems to indeed be the main focus for...
  • Switzerland and Chicagoland mingle over Irish events
    Switzerland and Chicagoland mingle over Irish events
    The Lucerne Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International presents performances by Lucerne’s Noggeler Guuggenmusig Luzern next week. In keeping with Lucerne’s carnival tradition, the 50-member troupe from Switzerland will don...
  • China and Switzerland to sign mega currency trade agreement at Davos
    China and Switzerland to sign mega currency trade agreement at Davos
    On Jan. 21 it was announced that China and Switzerland are to sign a groundbreaking currency agreement that will facilitate both nations trading in the Yuan and Swiss Franc. Scheduled for completion during the ongoing World Economic Forum event...
  • A global array of fun awaits from US to Switzerland
    Winter wonderlands of the world from Vermont to Gstaad
    From Asheville to Switzerland hotels around the world are offering travelers blues-beating winter escapes with everything from beer and skiing to comedy shows and Jazz music.Laugh, dance and singThe Omni Grove Park Inn’s Winter Concert...
  • Removing cats and dogs from the menu at Christmas
    Removing cats and dogs from the menu at Christmas
    Although it is common knowledge that dogs are often on the menu in Asian countries such as Korea and China, few readers may realize that both dogs and cats are considered a Christmas delicacy in certain regions of Switzerland, where they are...
  • On top of the world in Switzerland
    On top of the world in Switzerland
    Alpine peaks that reach for the sky. Charming little towns. Fine, rich chocolates. The world’s most precise timepieces. Welcome to Switzerland, one of Europe’s most gorgeous destinations, where every panoramic view is more glorious...
  • Lucerne, Switzerland
    The many pleasures of Lucerne, Switzerland
    Lucerne, with its lake and mountains, is a microcosm of the best of what Switzerland has to offer, combining a city experience with the beauty of nature. This compact, walkable city is the site of sports activities, and many museums, and year...
  • Survey finds the world's lowest, highest travel costs
    Survey finds the world's lowest, highest travel costs
    We’ve all heard how cheap it is to travel by train, bus and air in other countries – but just how cheap is it? Which countries have the lowest transportation costs? And which ones are for big spenders only?The answers come from a...
  • Suicide tourism in Switzerland rises, almost doubles since 2009
    Suicide tourism: Switzerland assisted suicide makes country a final destination
    Suicide tourism in Switzerland is growing, as it is the only country in the world that has virtually no rules or regulation around assisted suicide. A Swiss organization dedicated to helping people leave this Earth to stop their suffering with...
  • Suicide tourism Switzerland:  Assisted suicide tourism to Switzerland is booming
    Suicide tourism to Switzerland is booming: Assisted suicide versus euthanasia
    Suicide tourism to Switzerland has been the subject of a scientific investigation, and the study published by theJournal of Medical Ethics on Aug. 20 shows that the number of tourists travelling to Switzerland in order to commit suicide has...
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