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Switzerland

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  • Switzerland and the growing resistance in Western Europe

    The narrow majority vote in Switzerland against the "massive immigration" foreseen as a consequence of accepting the European Union's commitment to free passage within the borders of "Schengen Europe" has left the Brussels authorities in "stupor,"...
  • Swiss bliss: Hiking the Swiss Alps

    Swiss bliss: Hiking the Swiss Alps
    This year, a highlight of my European summer was the day I spent hiking in the Berner Oberland region of the Swiss Alps. I was with a wonderful group of traveling friends, all eager for a ramble in the high country. Fortunately, you don't have to be a...
  • European Concert Diary: Esa-Pekka Salonen's 'Karawane' in Zurich

    European Concert Diary: Esa-Pekka Salonen's 'Karawane' in Zurich
    After nearly a century, Dada — the art movement begun here, in safe Switzerland, to tweak established conditions at a time when the establishment meant the institutions that had led the world into war — is now itself part of the establishment....
  • A 360-degree view from the cockpit of a fighter jet

     
    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...
  • Gold Derby nuggets: BET Awards welcome Kanye West | Tons of Tonys updates

     
    • Kanye West is set to appear on the BET Awards, which air live on the cable network June 27. The rapper is contending for video of the year ("Run This Town" with Jay-Z and Rihanna) and best collaboration ("Forever" with Lil Wayne and Eminem). West made...
  • Roman Polanski: L.A. County district attorney 'surprised and disappointed' by Swiss action

     
    Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley told The Times on Monday that he was "genuinely surprised and disappointed" that Swiss authorities decided not to extradite Roman Polanski to the U.S. to face sentencing for having sex with a teenage......
  • Polanski case about rape, not legal wrangling. Let's not forget that

     
    You'd have to call it Roman Polanski's luckiest day since 1978, when he managed to flee Los Angeles before a judge sentenced him for having sex with a 13-year-old girl. On Monday, Swiss authorities refused to extradite the Oscar winner,......
  • Roman Polanski ruling could have ramifications beyond Switzerland

     
    The Swiss government’s decision not to extradite Roman Polanski to Los Angeles means the famed director can now travel freely in Switzerland as well as France, where he has citizenship protections, and Poland and other countries that don't have...
  • Swiss refuse extradition, will free Roman Polanski

     
    The Swiss government decided Monday to free Roman Polanski, essentially putting an end to a more than 30-year legal battle in which the famed director was charged with and pleaded guilty to having unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl in......
  • POLL: Who should star in Roman Polanski's 'God of Carnage' adaptation?

     
    Now that the Swiss government has freed Roman Polanski from luxurious house arrest, the Oscar-winning filmmaker will soon be able to resume his directorial career that was stalled for close to nine months while he fought extradition to Los Angeles.......
  • Shooting panoramas at high Gs over Switzerland

     
    Swiss panoramic photographer Dominik Baumann shoots panos in a cramped cockpit of an upside-down Swiss air force aerobatic team Pilatus PC-7 trainer plane while in formation above the Alps....