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Zurich (Switzerland)

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  • One dead in shooting at mosque in Switzerland: police

    ZURICH (Reuters) - A man was killed on Friday in a shooting at an Albanian mosque in St. Gallen, Switzerland, and another man was arrested, Swiss police said. Police arrested a man with a handgun after they were called to the mosque in a suburb of the...
  • Foreign assisted suicide cases in Switzerland double in four years

    ZURICH (Reuters) - The number of foreigners traveling to Switzerland to commit assisted suicide doubled over a four-year period, a study published in the Journal of Medical Ethics said on Thursday. In 2012, 172 foreigners took their lives in Switzerland,...
  • Switzerland keeper Benaglio quits international football

    ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland goalkeeper Diego Benaglio announced his retirement from international football on Wednesday, three weeks short of his 31st birthday and with 61 caps to his name. Although not considered old in goalkeeping terms, Benaglio...
  • Zurich teenager Rodriguez called up by Chile

    SANTIAGO (Reuters) - FC Zurich teenager Francisco Rodriguez, younger brother of Switzerland World Cup defender Ricardo Rodriguez, earned a surprise call up by Chile on Monday. Coach Jorge Sampaoli picked the 19-year-old midfielder for friendlies in the...
  • Johnny Winter, longtime ambassador of Texas blues, dies at 70

    Johnny Winter, longtime ambassador of Texas blues, dies at 70
    With his imposing height and flowing white hair, Texas blues guitarist Johnny Winter cut an intimidating figure as he roamed the stage. The guitarist died at age 70 on Wednesday in Zurich, Switzerland, during a European tour, a passing that confirms a...
  • Track and field | Downers South coach Staisiunaite hurdling for another Olympic shot

    Track and field | Downers South coach Staisiunaite hurdling for another Olympic shot
    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...
  • Swiss watch brand Zenith partners with Rolling Stones

    Swiss watch brand Zenith partners with Rolling Stones
    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....
  • Esa-Pekka Salonen on multi-tasking, Northwestern and the CSO

    Esa-Pekka Salonen on multi-tasking, Northwestern and the CSO
    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...
  • 'The Amazing Race' recap, 'Bull Down'

    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....
  • Lotfi Mansouri dies at 84; opera director who championed 'supertitles'

    Lotfi Mansouri, the spirited former general director of the San Francisco Opera whose desire to democratize the operatic experience for a modern audience spurred the use of projected translations in performances, has died. He was 84. Mansouri died Aug....
  • Strength training may boost kids' activity: study

    Strength training may boost kids' activity: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Whether children can and should participate in strength training has been a contentious issue. But new research suggests it is safe and may encourage young people to be more active in their everyday lives. Researchers randomly...