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Switzerland

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  • Swiss compensate husband of Washington accident victim

    The Swiss government says it has reached an agreement to pay $1.725 million in compensation to the husband of a woman who died after being hit by a Swiss Embassy vehicle in Washington. Harvey Rishikof's wife, Trudith Rishikof, died in October 2011. The...
  • Swiss government: no need for stimulus to cushion franc rise

    The Swiss government says it sees no need for an economic stimulus to cushion the impact of the dramatic rise of the country's currency. The governing Federal Council said Wednesday that there's no sign of a serious crisis, despite conceding that the...
  • Swiss customs seizes almost 5 tons of khat at Zurich airport

    Swiss authorities say they have seized more than 4.4 metric tons (4.9 tons) of the banned stimulant khat at Zurich airport — the biggest drugs haul recorded there. Customs officials say the khat was hidden inside 495 postal packages —...
  • Re-imposing sanctions on Iran not as easy as it might sound

    Snap back? Not so fast. The biggest enforcement provision in the preliminary nuclear agreement with Iran is turning into one of the mostly hotly contested elements. And the debate barely involves Iran. Instead, it concerns the Obama administration's...
  • Faulkner: VU men's tennis aims for big finish

    The Vanguard University men's tennis team is bidding to claim the program's first NAIA crown. But if Coach Mattias Johansson's Lions do manage to cap what is now an unbeaten season by winning the national title in Mobile, Ala. in May, the championship...
  • Swiss arrest man suspected of trying to join extremists

    Swiss authorities say they have arrested a 24-year-old man who is suspected of seeking to join an Islamic extremist group in Syria or Iraq. Federal prosecutors say the unidentified man was arrested at Zurich airport Tuesday afternoon as he attempted to...
  • 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...
  • Food on floor, catnaps as diplomats sealed Iran nuclear deal

    Food boxes strewn across the floor. An espresso machine buzzing constantly in the background. Physicists catnapping, their heads on tables. That was the scene at one of Switzerland's finest hotels, where room service kept the deliveries coming as U.S....
  • World's biggest, fastest particle collider restarts

    BASEL, Switzerland The Large Hadron Collider restarted Sunday after a two-years of work to make the biggest machine ever built even faster in the hope that it will unspin the secrets of the creation of the universe. Particles were pushed through the...
  • Nuke scene: Food on floor, catnaps as Kerry& co. seal deal

    Food boxes strewn across the floor. The espresso machine constantly buzzing in the background. Sleepless nights punctuated by long talk sessions in different rooms on different floors. Physicists occasionally catnapping, heads on table. No, this wasn't a...
  • 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...