| Mar 31, 2015
| 9:54 AM
In "The Third Man," Orson Welles' Harry Lime famously observes, "In Switzerland they had brotherly love — they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock."
Playwright Tom Stoppard begs to differ. In 1974's...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 9:38 AM
"Cholera — like the disease?" I wrinkle my nose as I look down on my plate with its slice of golden brown pie. Summoning his Swiss reserve, my server doesn't roll his eyes. I can almost read his mind: Must be an American.
Patiently he explains...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 7:36 PM
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...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 4:32 AM
A bike-shop owner in this lakeside city has earned 15 minutes of fame for his heroic service of fixing Secretary of State John Kerry’s broken bicycle.
Kerry, who likes to stick to his exercise routines during tense international negotiations, took...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 12:53 PM
Mark Doose will have some work to make up when he returns to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he is studying abroad. But those who know him, or know of him now, have no doubt he will.
The 19-year-old 2013...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 4:45 PM
When global leaders toast the start of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this week, one unusually prominent guest should be ready for sharp criticism — Premier Li Keqiang of China, the country's highest-ranking attendee since 2009....
| Dec 4, 2014
See what it’s like to ride in the cockpit of a F-5 fighter jet as the Swiss Air Force aerobatic team, Patrouille Suisse, flies in formation over the Alps in a series of 360° videos by panoramic photographer Dominik Baumann. Baumann flew with the...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 7:05 AM
The Swiss museum that recently accepted works of art from the trove of the late Cornelius Gurlitt has published preliminary lists of the pieces that the German collector had hidden from the public for decades.
On Thursday, the Kunstmuseum Bern said...
| 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 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 24, 2014
| 9:30 AM
A museum in Switzerland said on Monday that it will accept the art trove of the late German dealer Cornelius Gurlitt, who had named the institution as his beneficiary for the masterpieces that were hidden from the public for years.
But the Kunstmuseum...