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Ben Hallman

Tax Cheats Need A New Place To Hide Their Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 08.29.2013 | Business

For the discerning American tax evader, there once was no more desirable location than Switzerland to stash cash. Swiss banks were prized for thei...

Ryan J. Reilly

U.S., Switzerland Near Deal In Crackdown On American Tax Cheats

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 08.29.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. and Switzerland are nearing a deal that would allow some Swiss banks to avoid prosecution for sheltering the funds of wealthy A...

Switzerland's Lucerne Festival Celebrates 75 Years of Music-Making

Barbara Isenberg | Posted 10.20.2013 | Arts
Barbara Isenberg

On August 25, the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland celebrates its 75th anniversary with a free, all-day music marathon replete with concerts, films and plenty of fanfare. Few cities offer more beautiful settings for listening to music.

Hot Air Balloon Crash Kills At Least 1 From American Family

AP | Posted 08.06.2013 | World

GENEVA -- Swiss police say a hot air balloon carrying a vacationing American family has crashed near the western Swiss town of Montbovon, killing the ...

Cable Car Crash Kills 2, Injures Baby In Switzerland

AP | Posted 08.05.2013 | World

BERLIN -- Swiss police say a couple was killed and their one-year old child seriously injured when the cable car they were traveling on fell onto a wo...

Swiss Train Crash Driver's Body Recovered

AP | Posted 07.30.2013 | World

BERLIN -- Rescue workers on Tuesday recovered the body of the driver of one of two regional trains that collided head-on in western Switzerland. Offic...

Dozens Injured In Head-On Train Collision In Switzerland

AP | Posted 09.28.2013 | World

BERLIN — At least 35 people were injured, five of them seriously, in a head-on collision of two trains in western Switzerland late Monday, polic...

2 Trains Collide In Switzerland

Posted 07.29.2013 | World

Agence France Presse reports that two trains have collided in Switzerland: #BREAKING Two trains collide in Switzerland, several injured— Agence F...

Europe's Hottest Summer Destinations for 2013

minube | Posted 07.16.2013 | Travel
minube

Featuring everything from idyllic Mediterranean getaways to the breathtaking landscapes of Scandinavia, here's the list of Europe Hottest Summer Destinations for 2013, straight from thousands of real travelers.

Swiss Banks Pay $1.24 Billion To Holocaust Survivor Fund

Agence France Presse | | Posted 09.14.2013 | World

Holocaust survivors and victims' heirs have received $1.24 billion from a Swiss fund set up after a scandal over dormant accounts of Jews killed in Wo...

Which Country Has The World's Best Reputation?

The Huffington Post | Carlo Davis | Posted 06.29.2013 | World

If reputations are like shadows, as Abraham Lincoln wrote, which country casts the longest one? This week, the Reputation Institute, an internation...

Best Places to Glamp

U.S. News Travel | Posted 06.18.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Are you fond of the great outdoors ... minus the mosquitoes, the dirt and the whole sleeping bag situation? If so, you might be more of a "glamper" than a camper. Leave your sleeping bag and your tent at home, and get ready not to rough it in the great outdoors.

Art Basel 2013: Art Unlimited (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 08.12.2013 | Arts
VernissageTV

One of the highlights of Art Basel is the Unlimited sector, Art Basel's exhibition platform for large-scale installations, sculptures, paintings, vide...

Smooth Sailing: Top Destinations for a European River Cruise

minube | Posted 08.11.2013 | Travel
minube

Trips along Europe's great waterways are in higher demand than ever; thanks to their relaxed pace, customizable activities, and itineraries which mix culture, history, cuisine, and nature.

Where to Hit the Slopes This Summer

U.S. News Travel | Posted 06.06.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Strap on your ski gear and get ready for an encore of winter. Here are the best places to hit the slopes this summer.

Climate Change This Week: Partisans Agree, Minnesota Mandates Solar, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.03.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Most GOPs and Dems Agree: Push Clean Energy And Tax Carbon says a new poll, reports Ryan Koronowski at Climate Progress. From 60 to 66 percent of GOPs...

Best Places to Watch the Sunset

U.S. News Travel | Posted 07.07.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

There's some kind of magic that happens when the sun drifts down. The world -- it seems -- glows with bright light and brilliant color, but just for a...

Bring Adventure Back to Europe

Richard Bangs | Posted 07.14.2013 | Travel
Richard Bangs

This is the opportune moment for Europe. While economies stagger, tourism has never been more alluring, more important, for both the traveler and the destination. We can re-imagine, re-brand, and retrofit to bring back the thrills that once defined the continent.

31 Arrested In $50 Million Diamond Heist

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2013 | Crime

BRUSSELS, May 8 (Reuters) - Police have arrested 31 people in Belgium, France and Switzerland over the heist of $50 million in diamonds from Brussel...

Get Ready for Gatsby With These 8 Great Gatsby-esque Hotels

Joy Pecknold | Posted 06.30.2013 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

With The Great Gatsby. hitting theaters May 10, 2013, I've rounded up some Gatsby-inspired luxury lodgings. Before cinematically whisking off to West Egg, live it up Art Deco-styles in New York, London and even Lucerne, Switzerland.

10 Best European Cities for Layovers

Viator | Posted 06.19.2013 | Travel
Viator

Long flights with even longer layovers may seem less than ideal when you are eager to kick-start your vacation, but your stopover doesn't have to be b...

Four Victories for the Public Good

David Morris | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
David Morris

I'm not saying it's time to break out the champagne and start chanting, "The people united will never be defeated." But the past few weeks have brought us some heartwarming demonstrations that the popular will still has a bite.

Visiting a "Winter Wonderland" -- Switzerland

Elise Doganieri | Posted 06.09.2013 | Travel
Elise Doganieri

In my opinion, there's no better way to travel through Europe than by train. Europe has a fantastic rail system, and it's a more relaxed way to travel.

Switzerland Offers NKorea Crisis Mediation

Reuters | Posted 06.07.2013 | World

ZURICH, April 7 (Reuters) - Switzerland has offered to mediate with North Korea as tension rises on the Korean peninsula following U.N. sanctions im...

Egypt's Looming Famine and America's Grain Bounty

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 06.04.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Along with this new focus and responsibility, it is also high time that the nation establishes a Strategic Grain Reserve much in keeping with the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.