| Aug 20, 2014
| 11:05 AM
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...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 6:23 AM
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...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 7:23 PM
NEW YORK — It was a single tennis game that lasted 21 minutes.
Stanislas Wawrinka, a 28-year-old from Switzerland who has always played in the shadow of his countryman Roger Federer, saved five break points in that game in the fifth set.
| Dec 28, 2013
| 8:00 AM
It makes for an unlikely combination: some of Hollywood's biggest stars rubbing up against relative obscurities from the international festival circuit. Yet that's exactly what happens each year at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, which has...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 8:56 AM
The first of 10 theme parks planned for a 2,000-acre resort billed as the "Orlando of China" is expected to open in late 2013 after three years of construction.
The $2-billion marine-based Chimelong Ocean Kingdom theme park on Hengqin Island in China is...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 4:09 PM
The food and drink website The Daily Meal has issued its list of top airlines for food in first class. As for the rest of you sitting in economy and grabbing overpriced crackers when the flight attendants pass by, look at what's happening on the other...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 10:55 AM
The United States will open play in the 2014 World Cup on June 16 in Natal, Brazil, in a Group G game against Ghana, a team that has eliminated it from the last two tournaments.
The Americans were drawn into Group G along with Germany and Portugal....
| Jul 23, 2013
| 8:43 PM
No. 1-seeded April Ross and Jennifer Kessy won their first match against Poland, but fell to Switzerland later Tuesday, splitting their first two pool-play volleyball matches at the FIVB Grant Slam in Long Beach.
Each team plays three pool-play...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 8:32 AM
WIMBLEDON, Britain -- Top-seeded Novak Djokovic advanced to his 13th consecutive Grand Slam semifinal and maintained his perfect record of not losing a set at this year’s Wimbledon tournament, when he powered his way past No. 7-seeded Tomas...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 8:05 AM
Belgian chocolate makers believe their renowned pralines should have similar protection to that enjoyed by French champagne or Italy's Parma ham.
They want the term "Belgian chocolate" to be their exclusive preserve and also want to crack down on foreign...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 12:24 PM
ROME -- A senior accountant in the Vatican’s finance department, an Italian intelligence agent and a banker were arrested Friday on suspicion of trying to smuggle the equivalent of $26 million into Italy in a private jet as part of a tax-dodging...