Cantons of Switzerland http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25010/all en Swiss train collision injures 17 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/swiss-train-collision-injures-17 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEUHAUSEN, Switzerland, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Two Swiss trains collided on Thursday morning, injuring 17 people, police said.</p> <p>The two trains, one travelling from Winterthur and the other from Schaffhausen, crashed near the station of Neuhausen in northern Switzerland, not far from the German border.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/swiss-train-collision-injures-17" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cantons of Switzerland Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 10:01:03 +0000 5732534 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Jazz world mourns Montreux founder "Funky Claude" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-jazz-world-mourns-montreux-founder-funky-claude <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Claude Nobs dies after several weeks in coma</p> <p>* Founded festival on shores of Lake Geneva in 1967</p> <p>* Hosted Miles Davis, Ray Charles and Nina Simone (Adds details, changes dateline, adds byline)</p> <p>By Stephanie Nebehay</p> <p>GENEVA, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Claude Nobs, who founded the Montreux Jazz Festival nearly 50 years ago, has died after several weeks in a coma following a skiing accident, the festival said on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-jazz-world-mourns-montreux-founder-funky-claude" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Cantons of Switzerland Claude Nobs Claude Nobs Entertainment Labor Law Montreux Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 13:00:47 +0000 5733120 at http://www.globalpost.com Travel Postcard: 48 hours at the top of Europe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/travel-postcard-48-hours-at-the-top-europe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Barbara Lewis</p> <p>INTERLAKEN, Switzerland, Jan 25 (Reuters) - The Virgin, the Monk, and the Ogre - in German, the Jungfrau, the Moench and the Eiger - are three classic Swiss mountains that for centuries have drawn artists, thrill-seekers and tourists.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/travel-postcard-48-hours-at-the-top-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bernese Oberland Canton of Bern Cantons of Switzerland Human Interest Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 11:45:16 +0000 5739298 at http://www.globalpost.com Two 'Pink Panthers' to face trial over Swiss heists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/two-pink-panthers-face-trial-over-swiss-heists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two Serbian alleged members of the "Pink Panther" gang of international jewel thieves are to face trial in Switzerland for heists there, police said on Tuesday.</p> <p>One of the two, a 34-year-old arrested in Turkey on an international warrant, will be extradited to Switzerland to stand trial, Swiss police said in a statement.</p> <p>He is accused of the armed robbery of a watch and jewellery store in the northern city of Schaffhausen in March 2011.</p> <p>The haul, worth around 1.8 million Swiss francs ($1.96 million, 1.46 million euros), has never been recovered.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/two-pink-panthers-face-trial-over-swiss-heists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cantons of Switzerland Europe Pink Panthers War AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 18:15:52 +0000 5753769 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Three killed, seven injured in Swiss factory shooting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/update-1-several-killed-shooting-at-swiss-factory <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds detail from news conference)</p> <p>MENZNAU, Switzerland, Feb 27 (Reuters) - A Swiss factory worker shot two colleagues dead and injured seven more on Wednesday at a wood processing plant near the city of Lucerne, police said.</p> <p>The shooting was already over and the killer was dead by the time police arrived at the scene. Five of the injured were in a serious condition.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/update-1-several-killed-shooting-at-swiss-factory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cantons of Switzerland Earth Europe Geography of Europe Menznau Municipalities of the canton of Lucerne Nationality law Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Feb 2013 11:45:03 +0000 5768295 at http://www.globalpost.com Swiss TV apologizes for fake crowd noise at deserted derby http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130516/swiss-tv-apologizes-fake-crowd-noise-at-deserted-derby <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERNE (Reuters) - Swiss broadcaster SRF has apologized for adding fake crowd noise to try and liven up its coverage of Sunday's Zurich derby, which kicked off in a near deserted stadium.</p> <p>Viewers of the edited highlights were baffled to hear chanting at the start of the FC Zurich-Grasshoppers game even though pictures showed that almost nobody was present in the Letzigrund stadium for kickoff due to a protest by fans.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130516/swiss-tv-apologizes-fake-crowd-noise-at-deserted-derby" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cantons of Switzerland Sport in Switzerland Thomson Reuters Thu, 16 May 2013 06:03:30 +0000 5839043 at http://www.globalpost.com Art Basel highlights Hong Kong's new status as arts hub http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130522/art-basel-highlights-hong-kongs-new-status-arts-hub <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The first Art Basel fair to be hosted by Hong Kong boasts a prestigious array of international art, highlighting the city's new role as a global arts hub amid an explosion of personal wealth in mainland China.</p> <p>The four-day annual show is the world's premier art fair and has until now only been held in Switzerland and the United States.</p> <p>On Wednesday wealthy VIPs flocked to the waterfront exhibition centre hosting the fair, which opens to the wider public on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130522/art-basel-highlights-hong-kongs-new-status-arts-hub" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Art Basel Art fair Cantons of Switzerland Well being Wed, 22 May 2013 11:45:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5843655 at http://www.globalpost.com Art Basel highlights Hong Kong's new status as arts hub http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/health-and-home/130522/art-basel-highlights-hong-kongs-new-status-arts-hub <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The first Art Basel fair to be hosted by Hong Kong boasts a prestigious array of international art, highlighting the city's new role as a global arts hub amid an explosion of personal wealth in mainland China.</p> <p>The four-day annual show is the world's premier art fair and has until now only been held in Switzerland and the United States.</p> <p>On Wednesday wealthy VIPs flocked to the waterfront exhibition centre hosting the fair, which opens to the wider public on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/health-and-home/130522/art-basel-highlights-hong-kongs-new-status-arts-hub" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Art Basel Art fair Cantons of Switzerland Health and Home Wed, 22 May 2013 11:46:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5843660 at http://www.globalpost.com Art Basel highlights Hong Kong's new status as arts hub http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/entertainment/130522/art-basel-highlights-hong-kongs-new-status-arts-hub <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The first Art Basel fair to be hosted by Hong Kong boasts a prestigious array of international art, highlighting the city's new role as a global arts hub amid an explosion of personal wealth in mainland China.</p> <p>The four-day annual show is the world's premier art fair and has until now only been held in Switzerland and the United States.</p> <p>On Wednesday wealthy VIPs flocked to the waterfront exhibition centre hosting the fair, which opens to the wider public on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/entertainment/130522/art-basel-highlights-hong-kongs-new-status-arts-hub" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Art Basel Art fair Cantons of Switzerland Entertainment Wed, 22 May 2013 12:02:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5843675 at http://www.globalpost.com Art Basel highlights Hong Kong's new status as arts hub http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/tourism/130522/art-basel-highlights-hong-kongs-new-status-arts-hub <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The first Art Basel fair to be hosted by Hong Kong boasts a prestigious array of international art, highlighting the city's new role as a global arts hub amid an explosion of personal wealth in mainland China.</p> <p>The four-day annual show is the world's premier art fair and has until now only been held in Switzerland and the United States.</p> <p>On Wednesday wealthy VIPs flocked to the waterfront exhibition centre hosting the fair, which opens to the wider public on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/tourism/130522/art-basel-highlights-hong-kongs-new-status-arts-hub" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Art Basel Art fair Cantons of Switzerland Tourism Wed, 22 May 2013 12:05:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5843686 at http://www.globalpost.com Swiss upper house approves secretive US bank deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130612/swiss-upper-house-approves-secretive-us-bank-deal-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Switzerland's upper house of parliament voted Wednesday in favour of a secretive deal between Bern and Washington to settle a legal battle over Swiss banks' alleged complicity in tax evasion by Americans.</p> <p>Twenty-four members of the Council of States voted in favour of the so-called "Lex USA" deal, while 15 were opposed and two abstained.</p> <p>The controversial accord must now clear Switzerland's lower house, or National Council, which is expected to debate it on Tuesday.</p> <p>mnb/nl/jwf/gd</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Cantons of Switzerland Europe AFP Wed, 12 Jun 2013 20:32:27 +0000 5856629 at http://www.globalpost.com Aspiring Olympic host cities compete in enthusiasm http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130703/aspiring-olympic-host-cities-compete-enthusiasm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Lausanne, Switzerland, Jul 3 (EFE).- Madrid, Tokyo and Istanbul, the three cities that are vying to host the 2020 Olympic Games, emerged apparently enthused from their presentations before the IOC assembly on Wednesday.</p> <p>Just two months before the International Olympic Committee makes its final decision, Madrid and Istanbul more openly and Tokyo in a more reserved tone all appeared to feel that they had overcome the hurdle without any difficulty.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130703/aspiring-olympic-host-cities-compete-enthusiasm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cantons of Switzerland Sports Summer Olympics Agencia EFE Wed, 03 Jul 2013 19:33:22 +0000 5874948 at http://www.globalpost.com Crane falls on Swiss passenger train, one person hurt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130713/crane-falls-swiss-passenger-train-one-person-hurt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A crane fell onto a Swiss passenger train entering a Zurich station Saturday, causing massive material damage but miraculously leaving only one person slightly injured, police said Saturday.</p> <p>The crane toppled during track work near the Zurich Oerlikon station just before 10:00 am (0800 GMT) and its arm slammed into a long-distance train arriving from Zurich airport, police said in a statement.</p> <p>It was not known what caused the accident and the Zurich police said they had launched an investigation.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130713/crane-falls-swiss-passenger-train-one-person-hurt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Canton of Zurich Cantons of Switzerland Disaster Zurich AFP Sat, 13 Jul 2013 18:01:46 +0000 5883289 at http://www.globalpost.com Asylum seeker protest angers many Swiss http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130816/asylum-seeker-protest-angers-many-swiss <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The mayor of the tiny Swiss village of Kestenholz glances sadly around the empty asylum centre, his gaze resting on two massive metal bunks crammed with twelve bare mattresses.</p> <p>"I really don't understand why this wasn't good enough," Arno Buergi says, furrowing his brow.</p> <p>Only two of the 12 male asylum seekers brought to this northwestern village last Friday are still staying at the makeshift centre.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130816/asylum-seeker-protest-angers-many-swiss" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cantons of Switzerland Municipalities of the canton of Solothurn Subdivisions of Switzerland AFP Fri, 16 Aug 2013 14:16:50 +0000 5911349 at http://www.globalpost.com Death of Zurich CFO likely a suicide: Swiss police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130827/death-zurich-cfo-wauthier-likely-suicide-zug-police-say <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss police said the death of Zurich Insurance &lt;ZURN.VX&gt; finance chief Pierre Wauthier appeared to be a suicide, the second top executive in Switzerland to take his own life in five weeks.</p> <p>Wauthier, a French-British citizen and 17-year veteran of the insurer, was found dead at his home in a lakeside suburb of Zug, close to Zurich, on Monday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130827/death-zurich-cfo-wauthier-likely-suicide-zug-police-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cantons of Switzerland Thomson Reuters Tue, 27 Aug 2013 15:16:15 +0000 5918843 at http://www.globalpost.com