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Swiss Bank Chair Regrets Taking On U.S. Clients After Tax Spat

AP | By FRANK JORDANS | Posted 11.14.2011 | Business

GENEVA -- The chairman of a Swiss regional bank caught up in a fresh tax evasion spat between the United States and Switzerland says he regrets taking...

UBS To Cut 3,500 Jobs

AP | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business

GENEVA -- Swiss bank UBS AG said Tuesday it is cutting 3,500 jobs worldwide as part of an effort to save 2 billion Swiss francs ($2.5 billion) annuall...

WATCH: Surreal Sculpture On A Farm

VernissageTV | Posted 10.14.2011 | Arts
VernissageTV

The Garden of Forking Paths is the title of an outdoor sculpture project, which the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst is staging on the Blum family e...

Swiss Women's Party Starts Topless Campaign

TAGES ANZEIGER/Worldcrunch | Posted 09.10.2011 | World

is a new website that delivers English editions of the best foreign-language news and journalism. A new trend has the nation's legislators baring ...

The Magic of Mentorship

Ryan Leslie | Posted 09.10.2011 | Impact
Ryan Leslie

Mother Teresa once said "If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one." Mentorship, for me, is the embodiment of that charge.

UBS Names Next Chairman

Posted 08.31.2011 | Business

ZURICH (Martin de Sa'Pinto and Caroline Copley) - Swiss bank UBS (UBSN.VX) on Friday named former Bundesbank president Axel Weber as its next chai...

"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.

A Nonsense Holiday: Today Begins International Dadaism Month

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Today marks the beginning of one of the weirdest holidays you'll ever hear of: International Dadaism Month. The declaration was made on December 27,...

"Is This Really Happening?"

Jimmy Demers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jimmy Demers

I live in a city where much emphasis is placed on where you are and how you got there. We too often forget that most of us got wherever we are in life because of someone we knew who kindly took us along.

Eating Blind

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lea Lane

A couple of years ago I was in Zurich and heard about a restaurant called Blinde Kuh (Blind Cow). Our waitress led us through heavy drapes to another doorway and into a room of total, pitch-black darkness.

Sleeping in Airports: Top Hotels and Tips for Terminal Stays

Sue Frause | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Sue Frause

I love nice airport hotels. I mean the hotels where you arrive after a very long flight, and instead of making the long drive home, extend your trip for a night.

Kafka Manuscripts: The Fight Over Kafka

Rodger Kamenetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rodger Kamenetz

Who does Kafka belong to? The court case in Israel over the past two years will eventually decide the proper ownership of certain manuscripts of Kafka's.

Volcano Ash Closes Airports In Spain, Portugal, Italy

AP | FRANK JORDANS and SLOBODAN LEKIC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GENEVA — Airlines canceled hundreds of flights across Europe and added hours to trans-Atlantic journeys Sunday as planes were diverted around a ...

World's Most Liveable Cities: Monocle Magazine 'Quality of Life' Survey (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Munich residents have a reason to toast themselves months before Oktoberfest this year, as the Bavarian city tops the list of Monocle Magazine's Quali...

Elephant Goes Swimming, 'Window-Shopping' In Zurich (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An escaped circus elephant roamed the rainy streets of downtown Zurich yesterday evening for an hour before Swiss police and animal specialists appreh...

Swiss Journalist Says UBS Responsible for Fall of Swiss Banking Secrecy

Iris Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Mack

Over the past five months I've spent quite a bit of time in the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Austria. During my time in Zurich, Switzerland I had ...

Swiss Court Fines Speeding Millionaire $290,000

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ST. GALLEN, Switzerland — A Swiss court has slapped a wealthy speeder with a chalet-sized fine – a full $290,000. Judges at the cantonal ...

Swiss tensions rise over 'racist' minaret poster

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Read More: Zurich, Home News

Zurich has approved the display of a controversial anti-Islamic poster showing a menacing looking woman in a burqa, next to minarets that closely res...

Shock in Zurich as Young Fest Reels from Polanski Arrest

indieWIRE | indieWIRE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Read More: Zurich, Home News

Organizers of the 5th Zurich Film Festival certainly couldn’t have imagined that they would be at the center of an international incident draw...

Swiss arrest Roman Polanski on US warrant; faces possible extradition to US over 1977 sex case

Fox 31 | Fox 31 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Read More: Zurich, Home News

ZURICH (AP) — Director Roman Polanski was arrested by Swiss police as he flew in for the Zurich Film Festival and faces possible extradition to ...

Comparison Of Purchasing Power Around Globe Finds Oslo, Copenhagen, Zurich, Geneva Most Expensive Cities

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Oslo, Copenhagen, Zurich, Geneva, Tokyo and New York have been dubbed the most expensive cities in the world. The UBS "Prices and Earnings" survey of...

Survey: Oslo Is Most Expensive City; New York Is Sixth

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Oslo, Copenhagen, Zurich, Geneva and Tokyo are more expensive than New York, according to a new study released Wednesday by UBS. The study analyzes...

Iranians Worldwide Roll Out Green Scroll Against Ahmadinejad (SLIDESHOW, UPDATES)

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Tucker

Updates, and video screen grabs from the ceremony in Paris, follow the post. AUSTIN, TX -- When a reporter asked Vaclav Havel to comment on Iran's p...

Switzerland Enlists Half-Naked Farmers To Fight Back Tax Haven Slurs

Times Online | Roger Boyes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Switzerland, fed up with being portrayed as a tax-dodgers' paradise, is rebranding itself as a land of hunky half-naked peasants with waxed chests and...

Social Startup Amazee Fighting Amazon's Amazing Name-Change Demand

Dygest.net | Dygest.net | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) has been demanding Swiss social collaboration platform Amazee change its name, and has now also filed an appeal against its plan t...