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  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel injured skiing, cancels Poland trip

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel injured skiing, cancels Poland trip
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel fractured a pelvic bone during a cross-country skiing accident over the holidays and will have to cancel travel and rest at home for the next three weeks, her spokesman told journalists in Berlin on Monday. Merkel, 59,...
  • Officials call for Syria measures to bolster peace talks

    BEIRUT — Diplomats on Monday pushed for a limited cease-fire in Syria, a prisoner exchange and better access for aid efforts before a peace conference scheduled to begin next week in Switzerland. At a news conference in Paris, U.S. Secretary of...
  • ASC Nominates Three Lensers for New Spotlight Award

    The American Society of Cinematographers has gone deep art house in its sensibilities, having chosen the d.p.'s behind "Renoir," "Ida" and "Winter Nomads" as the nominees for its inaugural ASC Spotlight Award. "Ida" lensers Lukasz Zal and Ryszard...
  • Fox Finds Digital HD Not Lost in Translation With Foreign Consumers

    After launching its Digital HD brand in the United States as a brand to boost the sale of its homevideo titles, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is taking the idea on the road -- namely, overseas. Switzerland is the latest country to promote Digital...
  • Novak Djokovic beats Stanislas Wawrinka to advance at U.S. Open

    NEW YORK — It was a single tennis game that lasted 21 minutes. Stanislas Wawrinka, a 28-year-old from Switzerland who has always played in the shadow of his countryman Roger Federer, saved five break points in that game in the fifth set. He...
  • Global Biz Drives Locarno's Industry Days

    LOCARNO -From 2010, when it launched its Industry Days screenings, few festivals in the world have ramped up their industry activities so forcefully as Switzerland's Locarno Fest. 2011 saw a Carte Blanche pix-on-post showcase, focusing to date on a fast-...
  • '2 Guns' Helmer Kormakur Set to Climb 'Everest'

    LOCARNO -- Baltasar Kormakur, whose U.S. chart-topper "2 Guns" opens Switzerland's Locarno Festival on Wednesday, is set to climb his own "Everest." Produced by the U.K.'s Working Title, and skedded to roll late October/early November, the action-...
  • Oprah Winfrey says she's sorry handbag story 'got blown up'

    Oprah Winfrey is apologizing for the media maelstrom that followed the experience with racism she said she went through in Switzerland. The media maven, 59, addressed the recent incident Monday at the Los Angeles premiere for Lee Daniels' "The Butler,"...
  • A Rolex in rewind

    A Rolex in rewind
    Rolex is relaunching its Tudor brand in the U.S. after a 17-year absence, an event that feels a bit like encountering your thrill-seeking first cousin after his long boarding school stint. Priced from $2,500 to $5,000, Tudor timepieces are produced...
  • War-free for two centuries, Swiss still vote to keep big army

    War-free for two centuries, Swiss still vote to keep big army
    Better known for its handy pocketknives and Vatican guards than for fighting wars, the Swiss Army of conscripts is still necessary to protect the Alpine federation and its nearly 200-year-old policy of neutrality, voters have decided. In the third...
  • Q&A: Boy

    Q&A: Boy
    Boy, as it turns out, is a girl. Actually, two of them: singer Valeska Steiner and bassist Sonja Glass.   The European pair (Steiner is of Swiss descent and Glass is German), who first met at a songwriting workshop in Hamburg, Germany, more than eight...