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Switzerland

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  • SNB chairman warns of 'dangerous' Swiss gold initiative ahead of vote

    USTER, Switzerland (Reuters) - The Swiss National Bank (SNB) on Sunday repeated its opposition to a proposal that would force the central bank to boost its gold reserves, with just a week to go until Switzerland votes on the issue. The Nov. 30 vote,...
  • 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...
  • Cuban doctor sick with Ebola to be flown to Geneva for treatment

    GENEVA A Cuban doctor who was infected with the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone is being flown to Switzerland for treatment, diplomats and World Health Organization officials said Wednesday. A WHO official said the agency recommended the evacuation of the...
  • 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...
  • FIFA lodges Swiss criminal complaint over World Cup bids

    ZURICH (Reuters) - World soccer's governing body FIFA lodged a criminal complaint in Switzerland on Tuesday against unidentified people over the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, but stood by its conclusion that any wrongdoing was not enough to...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • For CSO in Geneva, a touch of drama, enthusiasm

    For CSO in Geneva, a touch of drama, enthusiasm
    GENEVA, Switzerland — The Chicago Symphony Orchestra's visit to this Swiss city — with its requisite lake and mountain views; Old Town cobblestone streets and hilltop cathedrals; and sleek boulevards punctuated by high-end watch and...
  • Love is mutual feeling for CSO, Poland

    Love is mutual feeling for CSO, Poland
    WARSAW, Poland — The woman welcoming members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to the Fryderyk Chopin Museum was more than a little happy to see them. “I have been waiting 20 years for you to come to Poland,” Monika Strugala, the...
  • Muti, CSO prepare for latest sweep through culture capitals of Europe

     Muti, CSO prepare for latest sweep through culture capitals of Europe
    If it's Monday, it must be Warsaw. That's the day, less than two weeks away, when the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is scheduled to begin its fifth European tour under the direction of music director Riccardo Muti. Squeezing concentrated foreign tours...
  • L.A. Phil alum Lionel Bringuier wows in Zurich

     L.A. Phil alum Lionel Bringuier wows in Zurich
    Swiss audiences aren't known to stand, not, anyway, during ovations at orchestra concerts. Maybe that comes with the complacent territory. Lucky Switzerland ranks No. 1 on the where-to-be-born index. Or maybe — however exceptional the quality of...