| Jul 9, 2014
| 4:56 AM
BERNE (Reuters) - More immigrants from the European Union entered Switzerland than ever before in 2013, the year before Swiss voters put their country at odds with Brussels by backing a cap on immigration from the bloc.
A net 66,200 EU citizens emigrated...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 5:07 AM
ZURICH (Reuters) - More than 200 budding Swiss songwriters have entered a public competition to come up with a new, more rousing national anthem, according to organizers who want to ditch a traditional work many view as far too solemn.
| Jun 25, 2014
| 11:46 AM
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.
| Jun 19, 2014
| 3:37 PM
In 1981, Bruce Wigo was almost hit by a boat while swimming across Lake Zurich in Switzerland.
"I was advised to get a red swimming cap," said Wigo, president and CEO of the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale. "It didn't help."...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 9:54 AM
Downers Grove South girls track coach Egle Staisiunaite's summer trips to Lithuania have become routine.
The next three months will be about business, not pleasure, for the 25-year-old Staisiunaite, a world-class hurdler and recent member of the...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 2:26 PM
Time is on their side, yes it is. Or at least a luxury timepiece brand is. LVMH-owned Swiss watch brand Zenith recently announced a deal with the Rolling Stones that includes a 250-piece limited-edition run of watches set to hit retail in the fall....
| May 5, 2014
| 6:26 AM
The 10th leg of the All-Star season took the five teams from Zurich, Switzerland to Seville, Spain.
Here's what we saw in Spain.
In this week's very entertaining Detour, we saw bulls running through the streets of Seville. Well, not actually bulls....
| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:03 AM
Perhaps Esa-Pekka Salonen's Nordic cool and Chicago's propensity for long, bone-chilling winters similar to those of his native Finland have destined this musician and this city to be soulmates.
For certain the busy composer and conductor's long-running...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Plácido Domingo in "La Traviata" and a new production of John Corigliano's "The Ghosts of Versailles" will be among the highlights of Los Angeles Opera's 2014-15 season, which will be announced Tuesday.
The company will mount six mainstage productions...
| Jan 26, 2014
THE BEST WAY TO FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, GERMANY
From LAX, Lufthansa offers nonstop and connecting service (change of plane) to Munich, Germany, and United, Air France, British and KLM offer connecting service. Restricted round-trip airfares range from $1,224...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Zkipster is aiming to make Oscars weekend a breeze for party planners across Los Angeles.
The company's cloud-based mobile application tracks guest lists, allowing event coordinators to swap cumbersome clipboards for iPads.
The app, also called...