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  • Swiss bike shop owner saves Kerry's bicycle

    Swiss bike shop owner saves Kerry's bicycle
    A bike-shop owner in this lakeside city has earned 15 minutes of fame for his heroic service of fixing Secretary of State John Kerry’s broken bicycle. Kerry, who likes to stick to his exercise routines during tense international negotiations, took...
  • 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...
  • 'Travesties': Potent mix of Tom Stoppard, Oscar Wilde and the little guy

    'Travesties': Potent mix of Tom Stoppard, Oscar Wilde and the little guy
    In "The Third Man," Orson Welles' Harry Lime famously observes, "In Switzerland they had brotherly love — they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock." Playwright Tom Stoppard begs to differ. In 1974's...
  • Switzerland's Valais region famed for food, cheese and wine

    Switzerland's Valais region famed for food, cheese and wine
    "Cholera — like the disease?" I wrinkle my nose as I look down on my plate with its slice of golden brown pie. Summoning his Swiss reserve, my server doesn't roll his eyes. I can almost read his mind: Must be an American. Patiently he explains...
  • An 'obnoxious gesture'? L.A. architect Thom Mayne's tower in the Alps draws ire

    An 'obnoxious gesture'? L.A. architect Thom Mayne's tower in the Alps draws ire
    Release a rendering of a very tall, very shiny glass tower looming over an idyllic mountain village and the Internet goes bananas. That's what happened earlier this week when Morphosis Architects of Los Angeles released its design renderings for a new...
  • Hinsdale Central grad shares Swiss Alps survival story

    Hinsdale Central grad shares Swiss Alps survival story
    Mark Doose will have some work to make up when he returns to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he is studying abroad. But those who know him, or know of him now, have no doubt he will. The 19-year-old 2013...
  • What China's premier should say at Davos

     What China's premier should say at Davos
    When global leaders toast the start of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this week, one unusually prominent guest should be ready for sharp criticism — Premier Li Keqiang of China, the country's highest-ranking attendee since 2009....
  • A 360-degree view from the cockpit of a fighter jet

     
    See what it’s like to ride in the cockpit of a F-5 fighter jet as the Swiss Air Force aerobatic team, Patrouille Suisse, flies in formation over the Alps in a series of 360° videos by panoramic photographer Dominik Baumann.   Baumann flew with 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...
  • Willy Burgdorfer dies at 89; discovered bacteria causing Lyme disease

    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...