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Switzerland

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  • Verbier Festival draws the elites - and music lovers too

    VERBIER Switzerland (Reuters) - There are thousands of music festivals around Europe every summer, but only one lays claim to being held at the highest altitude and that's the one in the Swiss ski resort of Verbier, sometimes called the Davos of the music...
  • Stevie Wonder blends hits at Montreux for Quincy Jones

    * First show by Stevie Wonder on famed Swiss stage * Blends his hits with Beatles, Michael Jackson * Pays tribute to legendary producer Quincy Jones By Stephanie Nebehay MONTREUX, Switzerland, July 17 (Reuters) - Motown legend Stevie Wonder gave a...
  • Nepal sherpas can't help clear Matterhorn trail after entry permit tangle

    ZURICH (Reuters) - Zermatt has been forced to withdraw an invitation to 10 Nepalese sherpas to help restore trails around the Matterhorn as part of the 150th anniversary of the summit's conquest, after a bureaucratic tangle left them with no entry permits...
  • Olympic officials meeting in Switzerland support major changes

    Olympic officials meeting in Switzerland support major changes
    Top Olympic leaders have given their support to a range of potential changes, including the creation of a year-round television channel to broadcast sports that aren't normally in the spotlight. The group met Saturday to discuss the Olympic Agenda...
  • Big events for July

    Big events for July
    Keep an ear out in July for a variety of sounds, from R&B in New Orleans to new music in Newfoundland, from Polynesian chants in the Pacific Northwest to yodeling in the Swiss Alps. Summer regattas make a splash too, with sailing craft, kayaks and even...
  • Swiss government moves to curb pension-funded home ownership

    ZURICH (Reuters) - The Swiss government said on Wednesday prospective home owners should no longer be allowed to use pension funds as down payments for property, in a move it hopes will dampen an overheated Swiss real estate market. Ultra-low interest...
  • Two waitresses who work in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea will appear on Swiss reality show

    Two waitresses who work in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea will appear on Swiss reality show
    Hair coiffed and bags packed, waitresses Arlene Hames and Nancy Pisarzewski are ready to embark on the adventure of their lives. The best friends from Fort Lauderdale are headed to Switzerland Tuesday night to work at a restaurant for a week as part...
  • Helicopter firm files complaint over Schumacher records

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Swiss helicopter company Rega filed a criminal complaint on Tuesday for the suspected leak of Michael Schumacher's medical files as the seven-times Formula One champion undergoes neurological rehabilitation. "Rega has no proof that one...
  • Swiss agree to widen cooperation with France on tax evasion

    BERNE (Reuters) - France and Switzerland agreed on Wednesday to cooperate more closely on French efforts to crack down on citizens with hidden Swiss bank accounts to root out tax dodgers and cheats. Countries around the world are trying to crack down...
  • H.R. Giger dies at 74; Swiss artist designed 'Alien' creatures

    Swiss artist H.R. Giger, whose otherworldly imagery was prized by science-fiction aficionados, was plagued by nightmares as a child. As an adult, his nights were more peaceful. "I could heal myself," he said in a 2011 CNN interview, "through doing my...
  • Cornelius Gurlitt leaves art collection to Swiss museum

    In a surprise twist to an already complicated art tale, Cornelius Gurlitt, who died on Tuesday at 81, has left art from his previously hidden stash of hundreds of works to a museum in Switzerland. The Kunstmuseum Bern in Switzerland said on its...