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Celebrate the Midwest's Mutli-Ethnic Heritage with Folksongs of Another America

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 08.06.2015 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

James P. Leary's new book and CD set, Folksongs of Another America, reveals astonishing diversity in the music of the Upper Midwest.

Swiss in New York -- Yeah

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 07.20.2014 | Arts
Nancy Cohen-koan

Dieter Meier, known as the Godfather of techno pop along with collaborator Boris Blank, kept Le Poisson Rouge jumping Sunday night, though the uber polite Swiss obeyed the New York cabaret laws and didn't dance.

Country May Adopt World's Highest Minimum Wage

Reuters | Posted 05.13.2014 | Business

* Swiss to vote on proposed minimum wage on May 18 * Follows votes to curb immigration, executive pay * Poll shows 64 pct reject the measure ...

Swiss Authorities Probe Banks Over Foreign Exchange Rates

AP | Posted 10.04.2013 | Business

GENEVA -- GENEVA (AP) — Swiss authorities are investigating whether several of the country's banks were involved in manipulating foreign currency ex...

Should Airlines Honor 'Mistake Fares?'

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 11.05.2012 | Travel
Nicholas Kralev

Airlines sometimes make mistakes when filing fares -- it's human and understandable. But when major carriers keep erring and then punish paying customers by unilaterally canceling tickets days or even weeks after their issuance, that raises questions about competence and responsibility.

10 Things To Do In Zurich On A Backpacker's Budget

Off Track Planet | Posted 04.30.2012 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Famous for its super secret Swiss banks and having the world's best quality of life, Zurich's beautiful nature, polished culture and utopian transportation comes with a huge price tag. Don't skip off to somewhere cheaper just yet.

Swiss Sued Over Gadhafi-Linked Car Crash In D.C.

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 02.28.2012 | DC

GENEVA — The Swiss government faces a $10 million lawsuit over the death of a woman struck by a Swiss Embassy vehicle driven in Washington by a ...

Sensory Architecture In London's Hyde Park

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 09.26.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

Swiss architect Peter Zumthor's latest creation wills people to stop for a minute and think. This year's Serpentine Gallery Pavilion is constructed un...

Switzerland Freezes Syrian Assets

Reuters | Posted 09.02.2011 | World

ZURICH, July 3 (Reuters) - Switzerland has blocked Syrian assets worth 27 million Swiss francs ($32 million), Swiss news agency SDA reported on Su...

"Bezaubern" Zurich on a Short Business Trip

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.27.2011 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

Feasting my eyes on hand-made Swiss chocolate while on a business trip to Zurich was sheer nirvana. We're talking serious chocolate, the kind made fresh daily by hand in front of admiring aficionados.

In Memory of Gallerist Hermann Bachofner

Mat Gleason | Posted 08.01.2011 | Arts
Mat Gleason

Hermann Bachofner brought to America his native Swiss love of precision that translated well to the path he chose.

Rumor of Time Dumping Assange Briefly Gains Internet Traction

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Weller

It started on Twitter, and then it got a life of its own. The true definition of an Internet meme. Time Magazine, like Amazon, Visa and the Swiss post...

PHOTOS: World's Longest Tunnel Complete

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SEDRUN, Switzerland (Associated Press) — Workers hugged, cheered and set off fireworks as the huge drill broke through the last stretch of rock ...

Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf, Swiss Minister, Says Minaret Ban Targets Fundamentalism

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GENEVA — A Swiss ban on minarets could violate fundamental liberties, Europe's top human-rights watchdog said Monday in an indication that the h...

Sarkozy Defends Switzerland's Minaret Ban

Guardian | Ian Traynor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Nicolas Sarkozy today voiced sympathy for Switzerland's controversial decision to ban the building of Muslim minarets, calling on religious practition...

Dirty Money Flees Swiss Banks for Singapore

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Francis

UBS will hand over information on the accounts of 4,450 wealthy Americans, the bank has announed. But this should be just the beginning and the next big target should be Singapore.

Gaddafi Sues Switzerland For Detaining His Son

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Libya's government is suing the Swiss authorities and demanding compensation over last year's arrest of one of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's sons....