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  • 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...
  • North Korea's youth revolution stirs unease

    North Korea's youth revolution stirs unease
    BEIJING — It is North Korea's version of a youth revolution, and it's making a lot of people nervous. At 30, Kim Jong Un may well be the world's youngest head of state. His brother, Kim Jong Chul, two years older, is best known as an avid Eric...
  • Q&A: Boy

    Q&A: Boy
    Boy, as it turns out, is a girl. Actually, two of them: singer Valeska Steiner and bassist Sonja Glass.   The European pair (Steiner is of Swiss descent and Glass is German), who first met at a songwriting workshop in Hamburg, Germany, more than eight...
  • Hungry and isolated, North Korea courting luxury travelers

    Hungry and isolated, North Korea courting luxury travelers
    With the exception of eccentric former NBA star Dennis Rodman, there are probably few people on the planet who have North Korean spas and sports centers on their list of things to see before they die. The Hermit Kingdom has in recent years built a...
  • PASSINGS: Noel Harrison, Jon Locke, Jamalul Kiram III

    Noel Harrison British singer-actor and skier Noel Harrison, 79, the British actor-singer best known for his recording of the Academy Award-winning ballad "The Windmills of Your Mind" from the 1968 film "The Thomas Crown Affair" and for his role as...
  • War-free for two centuries, Swiss still vote to keep big army

    War-free for two centuries, Swiss still vote to keep big army
    Better known for its handy pocketknives and Vatican guards than for fighting wars, the Swiss Army of conscripts is still necessary to protect the Alpine federation and its nearly 200-year-old policy of neutrality, voters have decided. In the third...
  • First-class menus elevating airlines to new heights

     First-class menus elevating airlines to new heights
    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...
  • Singer Tina Turner marries longtime partner in Switzerland

    Singer Tina Turner marries longtime partner in Switzerland
    Legendary songstress Tina Turner has tied the knot! The 73-year-old singer wed her longtime beau Erwin Bach in a civil ceremony in Zurich, Switzerland, last week, according to AFP, which cites a Swiss municipal official. Sufficiently proving that it's...
  • 'Pink Panther' jail break: Jewel thief escapes with accomplices' help

    'Pink Panther' jail break: Jewel thief escapes with accomplices' help
    A brazen attack on a Swiss prison has broken out another member of the “Pink Panthers” ring of jewel thieves and a fellow inmate, spurring a massive manhunt in western Switzerland and across the border with France, Swiss authorities said...
  • Swiss luxury shop denies racism towards Oprah

    Swiss luxury shop denies racism towards Oprah
    ZURICH (Reuters) - The owner of a luxury goods shop in Zurich has denied that racism was involved when Oprah Winfrey was discouraged from buying a 35,000 Swiss franc ($38,100) handbag last month. The U.S. talk show host, recently named the world's most...
  • Oprah on racism over 'too expensive' handbag; gets Swiss apology

    Oprah on racism over 'too expensive' handbag; gets Swiss apology
    Nobody tells Oprah she can't afford a handbag. Oprah Winfrey is one of the richest entertainers in the world, thanks to her willdly successful 25-season run on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and her latest media foray with the newly revitalized Oprah...