| 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...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 8:30 AM
PARIS- Weathering protests and skepticism from French industryites, Netflix has managed to have a successful start in Gaul.
The U.S. company has already lured over 100,000 subscribers since its launch in Gaul on Sept. 15, according to French newspaper Le...
| 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...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 8:50 AM
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...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 11:20 AM
Michael Schumacher has left the hospital and will continue his recovery from severe head injuries at his Swiss home, his manager said Tuesday.
The record seven-time Formula One racing champion sustained the injuries in a skiing accident in the French...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 3:53 PM
World, you still just don't get it. The Ebola epidemic that is raging across West Africa, killing more than half its victims, will not be conquered with principles of global solidarity and earnest appeals. It will not be stopped with dribbling funds,...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 8:30 AM
PARIS- Zurich Film Festival will open with James Brown biopic "Get on Up," helmer Tate Taylor's follow up to Oscar-winning "The Help."
Taylor, Chadwick Boseman, who plays Brown, and Octavia Spencer, who stars as the singer's aunt, will be in Zurich to...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 1:30 PM
The newest timepiece from Victorinox Swiss Army, the Inox, was created to celebrate the 130th anniversary of the company, but it's engineered to survive so much punishment that the resulting wristwatches are likely to be ticking when the company's 230th...
| 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...