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  • Kerry meets with Iran's foreign minister on nuclear talks

    DAVOS, Switzerland Secretary of State John Kerry met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif late Friday on the sidelines of the annual World Economic Forum to try to advance efforts to secure a final nuclear deal ahead of a new July 1...
  • Richest 1% will own more than half the world's wealth by 2016: report

    Richest 1% will own more than half the world's wealth by 2016: report
    The richest 1 percent of the population will own more than half the world's wealth by 2016, Oxfam International said in a report released as the World Economic Forum begins in Davos, Switzerland. Oxfam said the world's richest people saw their share of...
  • 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....
  • Swiss franc's ascent will hurt home economy, but also raises uncertainties for global business

    A 30 percent swing in a blink of an eye is not uncommon in the stock market. In the world of currencies, it can seem as rare as Halley's Comet. But that's what happened to the Swiss franc on Thursday — a stunning move that is likely to hurt the...
  • Shockwaves from Swiss franc's 'unprecedented' surge sees brokerage firms go bust

    The financial shockwaves from the Swiss franc's staggering ascent, one of the most acute moves in decades by a major currency, have hit firms around the world, with at least two brokerages going out of business. Though currency markets were a bit...
  • Swiss central bank unexpectedly scraps limit on franc's strength, causing gyrations in markets

    Rarely has one statement prompted such a dramatic move in currency markets. The Swiss franc achieved a turbo-charged lift Thursday after the Swiss National Bank, or SNB, ditched an increasingly expensive policy to limit the export-sapping rise of the...
  • 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...
  • Jewish group warns of lawsuits over Cornelius Gurlitt art trove

    Jewish group warns of lawsuits over Cornelius Gurlitt art trove
    An international Jewish group has warned the Kunstmuseum Bern in Switzerland that the museum is opening itself up to an "avalanche" of lawsuits if it goes forward with accepting art from Cornelius Gurlitt, the late collector who hoarded works in his...
  • Victorinox Swiss Army Brands Warehouse Sale

    They’ll be slashing prices at the Victorinox Swiss Army Brands' annual warehouse sale, 7 Victoria Drive, Monroe, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Merchandise includes knives, luggage, watches and gear, all deeply discounted. Hours are Friday, 11 a.m....
  • 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, 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...