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Switzerland

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Top Switzerland Articles

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  • Han Suyin dies at 95; wrote 'Many-Splendored Thing'

    Han Suyin dies at 95; wrote 'Many-Splendored Thing'
    Han Suyin defiantly straddled two worlds decades before multiculturalism became fashionable. "We must carry ourselves with colossal assurance and say, 'Look at us, the Eurasians!' " the half-Chinese, half-Belgian physician and author whose career swept...
  • Yasser Arafat's Body Exhumed in Poisoning Probe

    Yasser Arafat's Body Exhumed in Poisoning Probe
    Ramallah, West Bank -- The body of former Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat was exhumed Tuesday for tests to see if poisoning led to his 2004 death, according to WAFA, the official Palestinian news agency. Palestinian officials...
  • Swiss luxury shop denies racism towards Oprah

    Swiss luxury shop denies racism towards Oprah
    ZURICH (Reuters) - The owner of a luxury goods shop in Zurich has denied that racism was involved when Oprah Winfrey was discouraged from buying a 35,000 Swiss franc ($38,100) handbag last month. The U.S. talk show host, recently named the world's most...
  • Swiss open voter-approved drive-in 'sex boxes' to protect prostitutes

    Switzerland’s largest city on Monday launched a new dimension in drive-through services: prostitution. City officials have built a cluster of garage-like “sex boxes ” in an effort to move the sex trade from central Zurich’s...
  • One man's efforts untangle WWII prisoners' Catch-22

     One man's efforts untangle WWII prisoners' Catch-22
    — The last Illinois survivor of a mostly forgotten World War II prisoner-of-war saga lives in a white farmhouse 7 miles north of town. Retired from grain farming since 1988, Alva Moss, 89, walks a narrow road, mows his lawn and plays tennis for...
  • It's A Gray Area: Drug policy easing is victory for liberty

    With the recent statement by Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. that the federal government will not prosecute people for marijuana offenses as long as they are acting within the laws of their states, it is simply a question of time before the entire "war...
  • War-free for two centuries, Swiss still vote to keep big army

    War-free for two centuries, Swiss still vote to keep big army
    Better known for its handy pocketknives and Vatican guards than for fighting wars, the Swiss Army of conscripts is still necessary to protect the Alpine federation and its nearly 200-year-old policy of neutrality, voters have decided. In the third...
  • 'Amazing Race' recap, A cheesy time in Switzerland

    'Amazing Race' recap, A cheesy time in Switzerland
    Oh, Race, it’s good to be back. I’ve missed you. And I’ve missed Phil’s hat and Phil’s Maori fishhook necklace, too! It’s been two weeks, do you remember what happened? Africa? Speeding tickets? Fearless Friends got...
  • Oprah on racism over 'too expensive' handbag; gets Swiss apology

    Nobody tells Oprah she can't afford a handbag. Oprah Winfrey is one of the richest entertainers in the world, thanks to her willdly successful 25-season run on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and her latest media foray with the newly revitalized Oprah...
  • Oprah Winfrey says she's sorry handbag story 'got blown up'

    Oprah Winfrey is apologizing for the media maelstrom that followed the experience with racism she said she went through in Switzerland. The media maven, 59, addressed the recent incident Monday at the Los Angeles premiere for Lee Daniels' "The Butler,"...
  • A Rolex in rewind

    A Rolex in rewind
    Rolex is relaunching its Tudor brand in the U.S. after a 17-year absence, an event that feels a bit like encountering your thrill-seeking first cousin after his long boarding school stint. Priced from $2,500 to $5,000, Tudor timepieces are produced...