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  • Swiss passenger train derails into ravine, several injured

    A passenger train derailed into a ravine in a mountainous region of southeastern Switzerland after encountering a mudslide on the tracks, Swiss police said on Wednesday. Several passengers were injured after at least three train carriages came off the...
  • Big events for July

    Big events for July
    Keep an ear out in July for a variety of sounds, from R&B in New Orleans to new music in Newfoundland, from Polynesian chants in the Pacific Northwest to yodeling in the Swiss Alps. Summer regattas make a splash too, with sailing craft, kayaks and even...
  • Olympic officials meeting in Switzerland support major changes

    Olympic officials meeting in Switzerland support major changes
    Top Olympic leaders have given their support to a range of potential changes, including the creation of a year-round television channel to broadcast sports that aren't normally in the spotlight. The group met Saturday to discuss the Olympic Agenda...
  • H.R. Giger dies at 74; Swiss artist designed 'Alien' creatures

    Swiss artist H.R. Giger, whose otherworldly imagery was prized by science-fiction aficionados, was plagued by nightmares as a child. As an adult, his nights were more peaceful. "I could heal myself," he said in a 2011 CNN interview, "through doing my...
  • Cornelius Gurlitt leaves art collection to Swiss museum

    In a surprise twist to an already complicated art tale, Cornelius Gurlitt, who died on Tuesday at 81, has left art from his previously hidden stash of hundreds of works to a museum in Switzerland. The Kunstmuseum Bern in Switzerland said on its...
  • 'Alien' Artist H.R. Giger Dies at 74

    H.R. Giger, the Swiss surrealist artist who designed the monster and sets for Ridley Scott's 1979 sci-fi pic "Alien" died May 12 at age 74. An employee of H.R. Giger Museum has confirmed Swiss media reports that Giger, born Hans Rudolf, died in Zurich...
  • World Cup 2014: Switzerland scores in final minute to edge Ecuador, 2-1

    Last summer, Christian Benitez, the premier scorer on Ecuador's budding World Cup squad, entered the hospital with stomach pains after a match and never left. He died at 27 of heart failure from an undetected congenital ailment. No teammate was more...
  • Senate panel: Caterpillar's Swiss unit dodged $2.4B in U.S. taxes

    Senate panel: Caterpillar's Swiss unit dodged $2.4B in U.S. taxes
    WASHINGTON - Caterpillar Inc avoided paying $2.4 billion in U.S. taxes from 2000 through 2012 by moving profits from sales of replacement parts through a low-tax unit it set up in Switzerland, a congressional panel said on Monday. In the latest example...
  • Claudio Abbado, former CSO principal guest conductor, dies at 80

    Claudio Abbado, former CSO principal guest conductor, dies at 80
    Claudio Abbado, one of the most gifted and widely respected symphonic and operatic conductors of the latter half of the 20th Century, died Monday morning at his home in Bologna, Italy, after a long illness La Scala said. He was 80. The renowned...
  • Changes spice up northern Europe in 2012

    While the countries of southern Europe struggle with financial instability, those living in northern Europe are in stronger shape, thanks to their ability to produce more while consuming less. It remains to be seen to what degree they will continue to...
  • Seniors on the Go: Cities where you might feel comfortable -- and where you won't

    Seniors on the Go: Cities where you might feel comfortable -- and where you won't
    I usually don't like to report on those "best" or "least expensive" city or airport stories. I figure that if you really want to visit the Louvre, the fact that Albuquerque is less expensive or Seoul has a better airport is irrelevant. But once in a while...