Switzerland

  • Switzerland Feb 13

    US, Iran Use Swiss as Go-Between to Negotiate Release of Americans Held in Iran

    Iran and the U.S. came to the brink of war in January but the two sides are still keeping open a diplomatic channel to discuss the fate of Americans imprisoned in Iran, according to multiple sources familiar with the talks, NBC News reports.

  • Weather Feb 10

    Watch: Planes Battle Intense Winds in Europe

    High winds caused by storm Ciara had pilots wrestling to land their planes in the UK and Switzerland over the weekend.

  • Trump Jan 22

    Trump Says He’s Open to Trial Witnesses — But Backtracks

    During his quick trip to Switzerland, President Donald Trump looked past the impeachment drama unfolding in Washington, turning his speech at an economic forum in the Swiss Alps into an unabashed sales pitch for the “blue-collar boom” in the U.S. economy that he says took place on his watch.

  • Donald Trump Jan 21

    Fact Check: Trump Spreads Distortions at Davos

    President Donald Trump spread distorted information about the U.S. economy and his administration’s involvement with historically black colleges in a preening performance Tuesday at the Davos economic conference in the Swiss Alps.

  • New York Nov 25, 2019

    LVMH Reaches Deal to Acquire Tiffany for $16.3 Billion

    Bulgari owner LVMH has reached a deal to buy Tiffany & Co. at $135 a share in cash, or $16.3 billion, according to sources familiar with the matter. The boards of the luxury firms have been discussing a potential deal since last month, and will meet on Sunday to approve the deal, sources tell CNBC’s David Faber. An agreement could...

  • United States Nov 12, 2019

    Screening of Polanski Movie Proceeds Despite Rape Allegation

    The Paris screening of a new French-Italian film “An Officer and a Spy” is going ahead despite a new allegation that its director Roman Polanski raped a woman decades ago. Tuesday’s screening will be attended by the film’s crew.

  • United States Sep 28, 2019

    Portland, Maine, Businesses Rally for $15 Minimum Wage

  • player Sep 2, 2019

    Defending Champ Osaka Loses to Bencic in US Open’s 4th Round

    Naomi Osaka’s achy left knee didn’t let her serve without pain, so she didn’t practice that key part of her game leading into the U.S. Open. The knee also prevented her from covering the court and preparing for shots the way she’d like. Those weren’t the only reasons that the No. 1-seeded Osaka’s 10-match winning streak at the U.S. Open...

  • Executive director Jul 25, 2019

    Swiss Celebrate Once-in-a-Generation Winegrowers’ Festival

    Swiss residents and tourists alike are partying like they haven’t since 1999. The town of Vevey has kicked off the 12th “Fete des Vignerons,” or Winemakers Festival, the latest installment in a centuries-old tradition of celebrating vineyard workers — which nowadays takes place only once a generation. Festival organizers have pulled out the stops for the celebration in Vevey, a...

  • Chief Jul 22, 2019

    International Atomic Energy Agency Chief Yukiya Amano Who Oversaw Iran Treaty Dies at 72

    Yukiya Amano, the Japanese diplomat who led the International Atomic Energy Agency for a decade and was extensively involved in negotiations over Iran’s controversial nuclear program, has died at 72, the agency announced Monday. Amano, who had wide experience in disarmament, non-proliferation diplomacy and nuclear energy, had been chief of the key U.N. agency that regulates nuclear issues worldwide since...

  • President Jul 10, 2019

    Angela Merkel Seen Shaking For 3rd Time

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel was seen shaking as she met with Finland’s visiting prime minister on Wednesday. It’s the third time Merkel has been seen shaking in a month.

  • President Jul 10, 2019

    German Leader Merkel Seen Shaking for 3rd Time in a Month

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s body shook visibly at a public event for the third time in less than a month on Wednesday, but the longtime leader insisted that there’s nothing to worry about. Merkel shook as she stood at a military honors ceremony alongside Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne outside the chancellery in Berlin, listening to the two countries’ national...

  • Boston Jun 20, 2019

    Learn How to Make Your Travel Experience Eco-Friendly

    If you’re thinking about traveling this summer for your vacations, consider this: Ecotourism is becoming increasingly popular among travelers lately. You might want to try it, too. You may be wondering what this is and how can you do it. Ecotourism is defined as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well being of the local...

  • Germany Jun 18, 2019

    Olympic Champion Semenya Is ‘Biologically Male,’ IAAF Claims

    The governing body of track argued in court that Olympic champion Caster Semenya is “biologically male” and that is the reason she should reduce her natural testosterone to be allowed to compete in female competitions, according to documents released publicly for the first time on Tuesday and which provide new insight into a bitter legal battle. The documents released by...

  • head May 1, 2019

    Olympic Runner Semenya Loses Appeal on Testosterone Rules

    The sports world’s highest court ruled Wednesday that Olympic champion Caster Semenya and other female runners like her with unusually high testosterone must take medication to reduce their levels of the male sex hormone if they want to compete in certain events — a landmark decision with far-reaching ramifications for other women’s sports. In a 2-1 ruling, the Court of...

  • Chicago Apr 29, 2019

    Kipchoge Wins London Marathon for Record 4th Time

    Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya ran the second-fastest time ever to win the London Marathon for a record fourth time Sunday, and compatriot Brigid Kosgei swept to victory by almost two minutes in the women’s race. The 34-year-old Kipchoge pulled clear of Ethiopian runners Mosinet Geremew and Mule Wasihun in the final 10 minutes to complete the 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) course in...

  • lawyer Apr 17, 2019

    Long-Hidden Kafka Trove Within Reach After Series of Trials

    A long-hidden trove of unpublished works by Franz Kafka could soon be revealed following a decade-long battle over his literary estate that has drawn comparisons to some of his surreal tales. A district court in Zurich upheld Israeli verdicts in the case last week, ruling that several safe deposit boxes in the Swiss city could be opened and their contents...

  • NBC News Mar 7, 2019

    Goodyear Unveils Flying Car Tire Concept That Works on the Ground and in the Air

    Sensing a possible shift from conventional automobiles to flying cars, one tiremaker has come up with a tire that doubles as a propeller. Goodyear’s Aero tire is designed to support the weight of a vehicle while driving and then tilt horizontally so its spinning bladed spokes can function as a tiltrotor to provide lift and forward propulsion for flying. Designed...

  • Asher Klein Mar 5, 2019

    Bugatti Unveils the Most Expensive New Car Ever Built

    Bugatti, the French sports car brand that is now owned by German automaker Volkswagen, has revealed the most expensive new car ever built. With a sale price of 16.7 million euros ($19 million), the Bugatti La Voiture Noire was publicly debuted Tuesday at the Geneva International Motor Show in Switzerland. Only one example of the model has been built and...

  • director Jan 28, 2019

    Dr. Ruth Promises to Educate Millennials With New ‘Sex for Dummies’

    Dr. Ruth Westheimer, an iconic sex therapist of the ‘80s and ‘90s, wants to make sure Millennials’ sexual relationships are just as successful as their parents’. Westheimer’s 1980 radio show “Sexually Speaking” and 1995 “Sex for Dummies” advised American teenagers in the ‘80s and ‘90s on everything from losing their virginity to practicing safe sex. The 90-year-old Westheimer hopes to...

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