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An annual ranking of the cost of living in hundreds of cities worldwide suggests that Vancouver has overtaken Toronto as the most expensive in Canada, ...
He is looking forward to many more games in Sin City. Glass was selected by the expansion Vegas Golden Knights with their first-ever pick Friday night, going No.
GENEVA (AP) - Switzerland's financial markets authority said Friday that it has taken action in two separate cases of insider trading and market manipulation, seizing millions of Swiss francs (dollars) of illegal profits and banning three traders from ...
... of funeral rites in Switzerland. Construction work at les Arsenaux will resume at the end of the summer unless another important find is made, added the statement.
The third Photo Basel was held during Art Basel Week in the Swiss city, joining well established satellites Liste and Volta to try and capture run off from the larger fair.
In 1974, the question of separation was put to the jurassien people in a referendum. The vote saw 52% of jurassiens vote in favour of breaking away, but with only three out of the Jura region's seven districts delivering a majority in favour.
Zurich, Geneva, and Bern are among the top ten most expensive cities in the world for expatriates, according to a survey by consulting company Mercer.
Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS), the airline of Switzerland, proudly celebrates 15 years of flying between Johannesburg and Zurich.
Four Municipalities from the Bienne region - including Bienne itself, Switzerland's largest bilingual city - are participating in a pilot project which was launched yesterday (20 June). Swiss Post explained the reasoning behind the app: "Municipalities ...
It may have been just a local ballot, but it marked a decisive stage in a long-term Swiss territorial conflict. Here's why the town of Moutier's June 18 vote to join ...
A Swiss town has passed a new bylaw banning tourists from taking selfies, Instagram pics and photos in general in a cheeky marketing ploy that claims the ban is for everyone's own good.
Le Temps agreed the result was "logical" given the separatist majority within the communal authorities, but recognized how divisive the vote was, noting that the separatists had lost some of the majority they held in 2013 and that the town had been ...
In an historic vote that put an end to one of the oldest political conflicts in Switzerland, the western French-speaking town of Moutier narrowly voted "yes" on Sunday to leave the German-speaking canton of Bern and join neighbouring Jura. The citizens ...
... of Switzerland. Every summer when the sun comes out, hundreds offun-loving locals hike upstream, hop into this pristine river, and float back into town Some of them even go river rafting while the impressive Unesco World Heritage Site old town ...
Yvette Meisser left Switzerland intending to move to Mexico, but instead ended up in small-town Texas. Life is very different from the Alps, but she says she could never go back to her homeland.
The cost of owning a holiday home in the Swiss Alps has declined appreciably in many towns and villages in the last five years.
Lausanne, Switzerland - June 10, 2013: Ouchy is a port, and popular lakeside resort located south of the city of Lausanne in Switzerland at the edge of the Lake LAman (Lake Geneva). This Swiss steamboat "Rhone" can take passengers to France Thonon ...
A community in Switzerland has decided to ban tourists from taking photos at a popular tourist destination because it is "too beautiful" and any photos of it would induce unbearable envy.
A community in Switzerland has decided to ban tourists from taking photos at a popular tourist destination because it is "too beautiful" and any photos of it would induce unbearable envy.
Drivers in scores of electric vehicles, some in superhero or other quirky get-ups, have embarked on a weeklong trek around Switzerland as part of a green, grassroots movement to draw attention to the fight against global warming. The World Advanced ...
A consortium of Swiss and Qatari investment companies are in talks to buy Co-operative Bank, meaning the fate of the lender may not yet be sealed.
ECA International today reveals that Zurich is the most expensive city in Europe for expatriates in the latest Cost of Living rankings.
One Swiss village briefly barred tourists from taking photos of the scenic town because it is just too beautiful for social media.
Whether your group is interested in religious sites, art, shopping or museum-hopping, the cities of Basel, Lucerne and Zurich - all known for their cultural treasures and quality of life - offer plenty of possibilities for building irresistible ...
A collective group of people consisting of economic develop staff from the county and city, the Swiss Bear Downtown Development corporation, Craven Community College and its Small Business Center, and individuals came together to plan the center and ...
Swiss Reformation Pavilion by Christ & Gantenbein. The pavilion was erected in the town's Luthergarten park to host a presentation on Swiss Protestantism as part of a show named World Reformation Exhibition. Dozens of other venues spread across the old ...
Bern's Old Town. With parts dating from the 12th century, the medieval centre of Switzerland's capital city comprises 6km of limestone buildings and covered walkways - the Lauben - as well as one-off gems such as the Zytglogge, a 16th century ...
Although it is a real law, voted for by the town council, the village's director of tourism, Marc-Andrea Barandun, admitted that the measure is partly a marketing ploy.
The inclusion of City Bank in FINMA's Warning List means that it might be operating without a licence although its service requires authorization and should be supervised by the Swiss regulator. When FINMA gets information that a provider is operating ...
Axel Lehmann, chief operating officer of Switzerland's largest lender UBS, in March had announced that the bank was about to create numerous jobs in regional centers across Switzerland, away from the traditional heart of Swiss banking, Zurich. One of ...
Bridgeland officials have announced two new family owned and operated restaurants coming this fall to their Lakeland Village Center: Chilosos Taco House and Edelweiss Stube. Chilosos is native to Houston and touts homemade tortillas and breakfast tacos ...
farmers in a picturesque Swiss village are baffled after a herd of cows jumped off a cliff en masse to their deaths. The 13 cows broke out of their pen near the ...
Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Mark Streit lives a two-minute bike ride from Nashville Predators star Roman Josi in Switzerland's capital city. A typical day during a Swiss summer might start with Streit and Josi playing tennis at Bern's Lawn Tennis ...
A report by the European Environment Agency (EEA) shows at least 2.5 million of the people living in Switzerland's 13 largest cities are exposed to noise levels above 55 decibels, a level at which noise becomes annoying and above the 50 decibels that ...
Swiss authorities have arrested five people, frozen several bank accounts and seized real estate in a sweep against alleged illegal drug trafficking and money laundering in the millions of dollars.
Iran has signed a contract with Dutch NACO and Swiss ADI firms for construction of the first logistics town in the Islamic Republic, IRNA news agency reported.
Swiss Hotel Management school (SHMS), also known as "Caux Palace", is situated on a hilltop in Caux. It overlooks the beautiful city of Montreux in Switzerland. This stunning property that holds a national significance was initially a luxury hotel in ...
Iran has signed a contract with Dutch NACO and Swiss ADI firms for construction of the first logistics town in the Islamic Republic, IRNA news agency reported.
That's what my ski instructor Mata de told me during lunch at the Restaurant Alpsu after a thrilling one-to-one lesson in the Swiss Alps. If someone told me that before I visited, I would have laughed. How could this sleepy, lesser-known village ...
Swiss Village farm (SVF) will open their doors on Saturday, June 10th from 9 am to 3 pm to allow the public to tour their grounds and to learn about endangered breeds and cryo-preservation.
A passenger plane and a drone almost collided earlier this month above the city of Zurich, Switzerland, a newly released report shows.
Swiss has been on the defensive in Geneva for several years as European low-cost carrier Easyjet has come to dominate the market, leaving the Zurich-based airline with only a 20% share in Switzerland's second-largest city. One option considered by ...
For the past nine months, Nadine Kissling - a 17-year-old Rotary exchange student from Switzerland, has been staying with three families in Elliot Lake.
The pilot project which saw the international collaboration of the UK and Swiss governments cost about seven hundred thousand dollars.
The H. Moser Swiss Alp Watch Zzzz looks a lot like an Apple Watch powered off.
The French campsites are exceptional, with swimming pools, showers, mains electricity, fresh baguettes delivered each morning and cycle tracks at the gate to the big towns and villages. All at a fraction of the cost of an equivalent hotel: most ...
His new restaurant will introduce the city to a unique form of Swiss-inspired dining called raclette. Raclette is the name of the cheese used and the technique behind its serving: The half-wheel of cheese is ... the city of New Haven and the spirit of ...
At 2 pm, these rooms will open to the media. This announcement comes in anticipation of September 13th, when the International Olympic Committee will makes its final decision on the host city for the 2024 Olympic games. This host city election will ...


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