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Switzerland

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  • Willy Burgdorfer dies at 89; discovered bacteria causing Lyme disease

    Willy Burgdorfer, a Swiss-born researcher who gained international recognition for discovering the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, died Monday of complications of Parkinson's disease in western Montana. He was 89. A spokesman at the Daly-Leach Chapel...
  • Ebola-infected Cuban doctor to be flown to Geneva for treatment

    GENEVA (Reuters) - A Cuban doctor infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone will be flown to Switzerland in the next 48 hours for treatment in a Geneva hospital, Swiss health authorities said on Wednesday. The doctor, identified by Cuban officials as Felix...
  • Cuban doctor sick with Ebola to be flown to Geneva for treatment

    GENEVA A Cuban doctor who was infected with the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone is being flown to Switzerland for treatment, diplomats and World Health Organization officials said Wednesday. A WHO official said the agency recommended the evacuation of the...
  • Cuban doctor with Ebola is stable, fever reduced: official

    Cuban doctor with Ebola is stable, fever reduced: official
    The Cuban doctor who contracted Ebola while treating patients in Sierra Leone was in stable condition with a reduced fever and no further complications, a Cuban health official said Wednesday. The doctor, Felix Baez, 43, cannot recall any mistake in...
  • FIFA lodges Swiss criminal complaint over World Cup bids

    ZURICH (Reuters) - World soccer's governing body FIFA lodged a criminal complaint in Switzerland on Tuesday against unidentified people over the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, but stood by its conclusion that any wrongdoing was not enough to...
  • Four dead as heavy rains batter north Italy, south Switzerland

    ROME (Reuters) - Four people died when mudslides hit their homes in the border area between Italy and Switzerland overnight on Saturday, and a fifth was missing near the Italian port city of Genoa after days of torrential rains and flooding. Severe...
  • SNB head says no sovereign fund for gold if referendum passes: paper

    ZURICH (Reuters) - The chairman of the Swiss central bank ruled out creating a sovereign wealth fund to manage Switzerland's gold reserves if a referendum on banning the bank from selling them passes, according to a newspaper interview published on...
  • Victorinox Swiss Army Brands Warehouse Sale

    They’ll be slashing prices at the Victorinox Swiss Army Brands' annual warehouse sale, 7 Victoria Drive, Monroe, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Merchandise includes knives, luggage, watches and gear, all deeply discounted. Hours are Friday, 11 a.m....
  • Jewish group warns of lawsuits over Cornelius Gurlitt art trove

    Jewish group warns of lawsuits over Cornelius Gurlitt art trove
    An international Jewish group has warned the Kunstmuseum Bern in Switzerland that the museum is opening itself up to an "avalanche" of lawsuits if it goes forward with accepting art from Cornelius Gurlitt, the late collector who hoarded works in his...
  • For CSO in Geneva, a touch of drama, enthusiasm

    For CSO in Geneva, a touch of drama, enthusiasm
    GENEVA, Switzerland — The Chicago Symphony Orchestra's visit to this Swiss city — with its requisite lake and mountain views; Old Town cobblestone streets and hilltop cathedrals; and sleek boulevards punctuated by high-end watch and...
  • St. Moritz: Where the world's wealthy go in winter

    St. Moritz: Where the world's wealthy go in winter
    Yves Gardiol is general manager of Badrutt's Palace Hotel (www.badruttspalace.com), the famous resort in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Gardiol, a 53-year-old native of Lausanne, Switzerland, has been at the Palace for a decade. Question: How about a little...