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Two Swiss mountaineers land plane on Mont Blanc

Annecy - Two Swiss mountaineers landed a small plane less than 400 metres from the summit of Mont Blanc on Tuesday before heading for the top of Europe's tallest peak with police in pursuit, the French gendarme said.

Meet Kariem Hussein: Swiss track athlete, 400 meter hurdler Special

On June 8, former European champion Kariem Hussein chatted with Digital Journal about his plans for the year, which will include the IAAF World Championships in Doha this fall.

Strong Swiss gun culture faces EU pressure

Luzern - Switzerland, where gun culture has deep roots, has managed to avoid the charged national debates over firearm ownership that have consumed other countries.

Swiss high jumper Loic Gasch talks about his athletic career Special

Swiss high jumper Loic Gasch chatted with Digital Journal about his athletic career in track and field. He offered advice for young and aspiring high jumpers and spoke about how technology has changed the sport.

Review: Lea Sprunger wins gold at the 2019 European Indoor Championships Special

Glasgow - On March 2, Swiss athlete Lea Sprunger triumphed in the women's 400 meters at the 2019 European Athletics Indoor Championships.

Bastian Baker makes New York City headlining debut

New York - Rising Swiss singer-songwriter Bastian Baker made his New York City debut last week on January 24, 2019, at Le Poisson Rouge.

Review: Bastian Baker charms on 'You Should Call Home' single Special

New York - Singer-songwriter Bastian Baker is back with his soaring new piano-driven single "You Should Call Home." The song is off his self-titled American debut album, which was released in October.

Review: Swiss music star Bastian Baker will blow you away with 'Six' Special

Singer-songwriter Bastian Baker is back with his new song "Six," which is from his upcoming studio album that will be released on October 26.

Review: Lea Sprunger wins 400 meter hurdles at Diamond League Birmingham Special

On August 18, Swiss athlete Lea Sprunger reigned supreme in the women's 400 meter hurdles at the IAAF Diamond League in Birmingham.

Fatalities in two light aircraft crashes: Swiss police

Geneva - Two light aircraft crashed in separate accidents in Switzerland on Saturday, police said, killing an unknown number of people.

Sri Lanka promises 'no questions' if Swiss bank cash brought back

Colombo - Sri Lanka Friday asked citizens holding Swiss bank accounts to redeposit the cash in their home country and promised there would be "no questions asked" if they do.

Swiss will grant asylum if Snowden testifies on U.S. espionage

Berne - Swiss media reports indicate Switzerland would grant asylum to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden if he agrees to testify about foreign espionage activities within Switzerland.

Swiss helicopter firm denies involvement in Schumacher theft

Geneva - A Swiss helicopter company on Tuesday denied that any of its staff had been involved in leaking a medical file on injured Formula One champion Michael Schumacher and filed a lawsuit over the theft.

Swiss finmin says must adopt bank data-sharing position quickly

Switzerland must adopt a position on sharing bank client data with foreign tax authorities more quickly than originally thought and cannot hold back until all other countries have introduced the practice, its finance minister told a ...

Swiss roll on as Britain take back door to semis

Switzerland and Britain claimed the last two semi-final berths in the Olympic women's curling competition in contrasting fashion on Monday while Canada rolled through the round-robin phase unbeate...

Video: Swiss 'Jetman' swoops past Mount Fuji in Japan

The Swiss adventurer, Yves Rossy, just completed his latest epic flight, passing by Japan's iconic Mount Fuji, wearing his custom-designed jet suit. The video shows stunning scenes of his flight.

Switzerland hosts first national fire hydrant toss event

The Scots toss the caber, and apparently Alpine farmers have a traditional stone toss event, and now some firemen in the canton of Aargau have come up with their own version. The first-ever national "toss the fire hydrant event."

The Met's Balthus Show Offers Meditations on Power And Sex Special

New York - There’s a special sort of power in the new Balthus exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, one combining the whimsy and fearlessness of youth with the tension of the male gaze.

History comes to light as documents surface on Battle of Bailén

Madrid - Back in 1808 the 3rd Swiss Regiment Reding, a group of Swiss mercenaries in the Spanish Army, fought at the Battle of Bailén against the French occupying forces of Napoleon. Some recruitment documents have now been found by Civil Guard historians.

Review: Canadian debut of 'The Arsonists' a mixed bag of musical satire Special

Toronto - It's hard to believe that Max Frisch's darkly comic parable “The Arsonists” has never been staged in Canada before. The Toronto debut of the 1958 play captures Frisch's absurdism nicely – but also adds a rock-and-roll edge that doesn't really fit.

Op-Ed: Apple Changes Time With $21M Payment For Clock Design

How much would you pay for a watch? Maybe up to $500 for a nice shiny and expensive one. However, this may not be the case with Apple.

Swiss politician's Twitter gaffe costs him position and job

Urging a pogrom against the Muslim population in Switzerland has cost a Swiss politician more than he may have intended.

U.S. Rep Michele Bachmann withdraws Swiss citizenship

Minneapolis - Minnesota Congresswoman and former 2012 Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann officially became a citizen of Switzerland this week. By Thursday evening, however, she renounced her citizenship.

Missing Swiss twins traced to Corsica

Marseille - Six-year old twin sisters, Alessia and Livia, alone since at least Feb 3, after their father apparently committed suicide by stepping in front of high speed train in Italy, have been traced to Corsica.

Signs of illegal US Embassy surveillance found in Switzerland

Bern - Confirming several local reports, the justice ministry stated that Bern has recently discovered evidence that the United States Embassy has conducted illegal surveillance of Swiss territories.

Students accused of murder attempt: 'We just wanted to have fun'

Munich - The trial against three Swiss students who are accused of brutally beating five men in Munich begins today. The men were assaulted in July 2009.

The Swiss citizens devoted to Allah Special

On Nov. 29 2009, Switzerland approved by referendum a constitutional amendment banning the construction of Muslim minarets over the national territory. What may be the consequences?

Markus and Anita Rytz the BMW motorcycle couple on world tour Special

How much money is necessary to be happy? That was the difficult question which troubled Switzerland-based couple Markus and Anita Rytz all their lives.

Brazilian woman allegedly attacked by Skinheads in Switzerland

Three skinheads assaulted a pregnant Brazilian woman causing a miscarriage of her twins. The skinheads also scarred her body with the initials of the right wing party in Switzerland.
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Swiss high jumper Roman Sieber
Swiss high jumper Roman Sieber
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Swiss singer-songwriter Bastian Baker
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Swiss athlete Loic Gasch
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Swiss hurdler Kariem Hussein
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File photo of a poster for the initiative requesting a yes vote "1:12, together for fair wages" attached to a lamp post in Eclepens, western Switzerland. The sign reads : "Wages : stop to excesses. 1:12 Yes November 24"
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Yves Rossy  the Swiss  Jetman  completed a flight near Japan s iconic Mount Fuji.
Yves Rossy, the Swiss "Jetman" completed a flight near Japan's iconic Mount Fuji.
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Swiss Economy Minister Johann Schneider-Ammann talks to media during a news conference on the 1:12 initiative in Bern November 24, 2013. Swiss voters rejected a proposal on Sunday to cap the salaries of top executives at 12 times that of a company's lowest wage, heeding warnings from industry leaders that the measure could harm the country's economy
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Swiss track and field athlete Kariem Hussein
Swiss track and field athlete Kariem Hussein
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Swiss sprinter Samantha Dagry at the 2019 European Games
Swiss sprinter Samantha Dagry at the 2019 European Games
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Turkish-Islamic Mosque in Zurich, Swiss.
The Gelmerbahn  with an incline of 106 percent  was the steepest funicular in Switzerland and Europe...
The Gelmerbahn, with an incline of 106 percent, was the steepest funicular in Switzerland and Europe, until the opening of the new Stoos Funicular in 2017. (Image dates December 7, 2010.)
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Swiss track and field star Kariem Hussein
Swiss track and field star Kariem Hussein
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Swiss high jumper Loic Gasch
Swiss high jumper Loic Gasch
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Roger Federer, at world rank number 3, is interviewed on Channel 7, Australia, about his expectations for the Tennis Open
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View over Chur, capital of Graubünden, Switzerland
The steepest funicular railway line in the world.
The steepest funicular railway line in the world.
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Screen grab from the accompanying video showing Stoosbahn funicular railway.
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Lea Sprunger
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3rd Reding Swiss Regiment (Re-enactment)

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