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Switzerland

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  • Swiss rail route blocked by landslide after heavy rain

    A major railway route in Switzerland has been blocked by a landslide following persistent rain that has swollen rivers in much of the Alpine country. Switzerland's national railway said the line between the capital of Bern and the city of Fribourg,...
  • How to spa like a Swiss in five nearly easy lessons

    How to spa like a Swiss in five nearly easy lessons
    Travel to Switzerland is most vividly about enjoying the outdoors: skiing or hiking in the Alps, taking boat rides on blue lakes and rivers, or just walking and shopping your way through historic towns and cities. Cafes, restaurants and museums can fill...
  • Swiss compensate husband of Washington accident victim

    The Swiss government says it has reached an agreement to pay $1.725 million in compensation to the husband of a woman who died after being hit by a Swiss Embassy vehicle in Washington. Harvey Rishikof's wife, Trudith Rishikof, died in October 2011. The...
  • Swiss government: no need for stimulus to cushion franc rise

    The Swiss government says it sees no need for an economic stimulus to cushion the impact of the dramatic rise of the country's currency. The governing Federal Council said Wednesday that there's no sign of a serious crisis, despite conceding that the...
  • Re-imposing sanctions on Iran not as easy as it might sound

    Snap back? Not so fast. The biggest enforcement provision in the preliminary nuclear agreement with Iran is turning into one of the mostly hotly contested elements. And the debate barely involves Iran. Instead, it concerns the Obama administration's...
  • Faulkner: VU men's tennis aims for big finish

    The Vanguard University men's tennis team is bidding to claim the program's first NAIA crown. But if Coach Mattias Johansson's Lions do manage to cap what is now an unbeaten season by winning the national title in Mobile, Ala. in May, the championship...
  • Swiss arrest man suspected of trying to join extremists

    Swiss authorities say they have arrested a 24-year-old man who is suspected of seeking to join an Islamic extremist group in Syria or Iraq. Federal prosecutors say the unidentified man was arrested at Zurich airport Tuesday afternoon as he attempted to...
  • Swiss customs seizes almost 5 tons of khat at Zurich airport

    Swiss authorities say they have seized more than 4.4 metric tons (4.9 tons) of the banned stimulant khat at Zurich airport — the biggest drugs haul recorded there. Customs officials say the khat was hidden inside 495 postal packages —...
  • World's biggest, fastest particle collider restarts

    BASEL, Switzerland The Large Hadron Collider restarted Sunday after a two-years of work to make the biggest machine ever built even faster in the hope that it will unspin the secrets of the creation of the universe. Particles were pushed through the...
  • Iran president promises nation will abide by nuclear deal

    Iran president promises nation will abide by nuclear deal
    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Friday pledged that his nation will abide by its commitments in the nuclear agreement reached the previous day in Switzerland. Rouhani also called on world powers to fulfill their part of the deal, a reference to...
  • The ghastly shadow of Munich

    The Western capitulation to Adolf Hitler in the 1938 Munich Agreement is cited as classic appeasement that destroyed Czechoslovakia, backfired on France and Britain, and led to World War II. All of that is true. But there was much more that caused the...