| Nov 23, 2014
| 5:08 AM
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,...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 7:10 PM
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...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 4:35 PM
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...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 5:22 PM
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...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 2:05 PM
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...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 2:00 AM
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....
| Nov 3, 2014
| 10:49 AM
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...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 6:39 AM
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...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 3:04 PM
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...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 8:43 AM
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...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 10:30 AM
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...