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  • 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...
  • Hungry and isolated, North Korea courting luxury travelers

    Hungry and isolated, North Korea courting luxury travelers
    With the exception of eccentric former NBA star Dennis Rodman, there are probably few people on the planet who have North Korean spas and sports centers on their list of things to see before they die. The Hermit Kingdom has in recent years built a...
  • PASSINGS: Noel Harrison, Jon Locke, Jamalul Kiram III

    Noel Harrison British singer-actor and skier Noel Harrison, 79, the British actor-singer best known for his recording of the Academy Award-winning ballad "The Windmills of Your Mind" from the 1968 film "The Thomas Crown Affair" and for his role as...
  • U.S. economy the most competitive in the world, report says

    U.S. economy the most competitive in the world, report says
    Thanks to a rebounding stock market and innovation coming from American companies, the U.S. has regained the top spot as the most competitive economy in the world, according to an annual ranking by Swiss business school IMD.  The report released...
  • Ireland is not a tax haven for Apple, ambassador says

    Ireland is not a tax haven for Apple, ambassador says
    WASHINGTON -- Ireland's ambassador to the U.S. declared Friday that his nation was not a tax haven for Apple Inc., formally disputing a congressional report that said company executives had negotiated a special low rate to shelter much of the firm's...
  • Singer Tina Turner marries longtime partner in Switzerland

    Singer Tina Turner marries longtime partner in Switzerland
    Legendary songstress Tina Turner has tied the knot! The 73-year-old singer wed her longtime beau Erwin Bach in a civil ceremony in Zurich, Switzerland, last week, according to AFP, which cites a Swiss municipal official. Sufficiently proving that it's...
  • 'Pink Panther' jail break: Jewel thief escapes with accomplices' help

    'Pink Panther' jail break: Jewel thief escapes with accomplices' help
    A brazen attack on a Swiss prison has broken out another member of the “Pink Panthers” ring of jewel thieves and a fellow inmate, spurring a massive manhunt in western Switzerland and across the border with France, Swiss authorities said...
  • Russian forensic probe concludes Arafat died of natural causes

    Russian forensic probe concludes Arafat died of natural causes
    Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat died of natural causes nine years ago, not from poisoning by a radioactive substance as alleged by his widow, a Russian forensic investigation has concluded. The Russian findings conflict with those of Swiss scientists,...
  • 'The Mongolian Conspiracy' is classic Rafael Bernal noir

    'The Mongolian Conspiracy' is classic Rafael Bernal noir
    Rafael Bernal, born in 1915 in Mexico City, doesn't come to mind when one thinks of great detective novelists of the 1960s. There is little about him on the Internet in English, and none of his other novels, plays, story collections or histories have been...
  • 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

    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...