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Interview with the Curator of Art Basel's Public Art Sector 'Parcours' (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 06.29.2015 | Arts
VernissageTV

With its Parcours sector, the art fair Art Basel in Basel (Switzerland) each year transforms a district of the city into a place where public art is presented. The sixth edition of Parcours had its focus on the area around Münsterplatz, next to the iconic Basel Cathedral.

9 Awesome Honeymoon Trips No One Takes

Oyster | Posted 06.25.2015 | Travel
Oyster

We have searched high and low for some out-of-the-box, unique honeymoon ideas for those of you who are looking to mix it up on their post-wedding romp. After all, the excitement and sense of adventure you'll feel after your dream wedding is the perfect time to try something new.

Was Intra Bank's Fall A Prelude to Lebanon's Downfall?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.22.2015 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Forget local history books that don't fully account for a civil war and other setbacks that ruined the country and follow the money in Lebanon's tortuous slide from "Switzerland of the Middle East" to dysfunctional entity par excellence.

Germany's Leadership Role in Advancing Economic Freedom: Opportunity for All, Favoritism for None

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.19.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

The topics of strengthening the transatlantic partnership and advancing economic freedom were brought to the forefront, when we gathered in Brussels at a dinner event of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in December 2014.

Art Basel in Basel 2015 Unlimited (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 06.17.2015 | Arts
VernissageTV

The Unlimited sector of the international art fair Art Basel in Basel, Switzerland, presents large scale installations, paintings and sculptures, performances and videos in Hall 1 of Messe Basel. This year, the fair presents 74 projects.

Israel is Perceived by Expats as the Most Dynamic Country Worldwide

Malte Zeeck | Posted 06.12.2015 | World
Malte Zeeck

Yes, you read it right; Israel was rated by expats as the most dynamic country in the world. It even left the USA and Brazil, countries widely known for their fast and energetic culture, far behind. I bet you were not expecting this, right?

The Alpina Gstaad: LuxEcoLiving's Best Hotels in the World

LuxEco Living | Posted 06.02.2015 | Travel
LuxEco Living

By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World Gstaad Switzerland The Alpina Gstaad (5 Stars) cannot be rival...

LuxEcoLiving's Best Hotels in the World: Le Richemond Geneva Is Not Picture Perfect But the View Certainly Is

LuxEco Living | Posted 05.29.2015 | Travel
LuxEco Living

Not to be expected... certainly not for one of the most respected brands in the hotel industry. The Dorchester Collection hotels are world renown.

Mass Shooting In Switzerland Kills 5, In Apparent Domestic Dispute

AP | Posted 05.10.2015 | World

BERLIN (AP) — Five people have been found dead after a shooting in northern Switzerland that may have resulted from a family dispute, police said Su...

Small Is Beautiful. The Democratic Advantages of Smaller States

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
St. Gallen Symposium

Public choice theory teaches us that the bigger the political entity, the less incentives the citizens have to participate actively and to be well informed within a democracy. Democracy and its advantages should be discussed while taking the size of the democracy in question into account.

For Startups, the Most Important Question Is Why? What the San Francisco Tech Market Taught a Swiss Brand Consultant

Dr. Alexander Haldemann | Posted 06.27.2015 | Small Business
Dr. Alexander Haldemann

The numbers don't lie: more than 75% of venture-backed startups fail. The most common reason? Failure to understand target-audience motivations and to communicate effectively to them.

Waterfall Valley That Inspired 'LOTR' Is Complete Perfection

Posted 04.20.2015 | Travel

The heart-melting village of Lauterbrunnen -- snuggled in a Swiss valley between 72 waterfalls -- is said to have inspired various locations in J.R.R. Tolkien's fantastical Lord of the Rings series.

Around the World in 8 Stunning Sunsets

The Outbound Collective | Posted 06.17.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

There are sunsets... and then there are sunsets. This collection of adventurous destinations is the latter. We hope that you get a chance to go out and experience views like these for yourself.

San Francisco's Bicycle Day 2015 With Alex and Allyson Grey

Morena Duwe | Posted 06.09.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

These are the words of Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann after accidentally going on the world's first acid trip. In 1938, Hofmann began investigating the chemical and pharmacological properties of ergot, a rye fungus.

Solar Impulse -- the Future Is No Longer What It Used to be

Marco Morosini | Posted 06.02.2015 | Science
Marco Morosini

Some icons outlive their origins. A new icon surges these days: the silhouette of Solar Impulse, the immense and majestic aircraft on its way for the first round-the-world solar tour in twelve legs.

The Climate Post: United States, Europe Announce Emissions Reductions Pledges

Tim Profeta | Posted 06.02.2015 | Green
Tim Profeta

The delay in INDC pledges by the vast majority of the world's countries complicates negotiation of a global climate change agreement in Paris in December. The lag will shrink the time that other countries have to assess whether they will meet others' offers, potentially leading to a "last-minute pile-up" like the one that scuttled climate talks in Copenhagen in 2009.

Explosive Illusions

Frank Browning | Posted 05.30.2015 | Arts
Frank Browning

The sun was up. A weekday. Seemed the perfect moment to cycle over to see the new blockbuster exhibit of Diego Velasquez, the 17th century Spanish master whose works are scarcely known in France.

Ten Reasons Why Obama Should Travel to Armenia on April 24

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.30.2015 | World
Harut Sassounian

Armenia's President Serzh Sargsyan has invited several world leaders to Yerevan on April 24 to commemorate the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide. Here are 10 reasons why Air Force One should make an auspicious landing in Yerevan's Zvartnots International Airport on April 24.

'A Hundred Tons of Memory': Orhan Pamuk at Eventi Letterari Monte Verità

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 05.29.2015 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

During the spellbinding evening, Pamuk mentioned that he does not really believe in utopias in general, and said that humanity has created "a hundred tons of memory," but only one hundred grams of utopia.

"Switzerland" At the Geffen Stars a Wondrous Laura Linney!

Jay Weston | Posted 05.17.2015 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

I have visited Switzerland a half-dozen times in my life, mainly to ski and socialize in St. Moritz and to dine at what was once considered the finest restaurant in Europe, therefore the world.

McDonald's $10 Chef-Created Swiss Burger

BurgerBusiness | Posted 05.13.2015 | Taste
BurgerBusiness

McDonald's Corp. said its near-term goal is to "reassert McDonald's as a modern, progressive burger company."

'Utopia and Memory': The Third Eventi Letterari Monte Verità, and a Talk with Joachim Sartorius

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 05.13.2015 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Orhan Pamuk by Anita Schiffer-Fuchs, image copyright of the photographer In its third edition, the rather new yet ambitious literature festival Even...

12 Things That Successful People Actually Do

Gabriela Mueller Mendoza | Posted 04.29.2015 | Good News
Gabriela Mueller Mendoza

Think about the most successful persons in your own professional field. What are the things they normally do on daily bases that propel their success?

Swexit: How Switzerlands' Prudent Economic Policies Got It Into Trouble

OpedSpace | Posted 03.30.2015 | Business
OpedSpace

On January 15, the Swiss National Bank (SNB) shocked international markets by abandoning the 3-year-old exchange rate floor of 1.20 Swiss Franc (CHF) per Euro (EUR). Put simply, this means that the SNB stopped spending billions of Swiss Francs to buy euro-denominated bonds.

Beirut+ TV: Lebanon's Online Animated Satire

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 03.18.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's tough being a satirist amid countless known and invisible threats, but that hasn't deterred Maya Zankoul, Toni Yammine and their merry group from poking fun at all things Lebanese via Beirut+ TV.