Pilot killed after planes collide at Swiss air show

Aug 24, 2015

Pilot killed after planes collide at Swiss air show

One pilot died when two small planes collided in the air and crashed at an air show in northern Switzerland on Sunday, police said. The two planes were part of a formation of three and they crashed around 11:15 a.m. (0915 GMT, 5:15 a.m. ...

Jun 18, 2015

Venezuela golf course sparks diplomatic row

A dispute has been teed off between Switzerland’s ambassador to Venezuela and a neighboring elite golf club after a banner appeared at the diplomat’s residence warning that golf balls injuring or killing anyone inside would violate the Vienna Convention. The large placard, on the ...

Apr 29, 2015

Swedish Embassy honors entrepreneurs

Six entrepreneurs — four Japanese and one each from Hong Kong and the United States — were given awards for their innovative achievements in a ceremony at the Swedish Embassy in Tokyo this week. At the fifth annual ceremony held Monday, six special prizes ...

Apr 9, 2015

Switzerland expands negative-yield universe at bond auction

In a world where paying for the privilege of lending to creditworthy nations has lost its stigma, Switzerland is breaking the most ground. The nation on Wednesday became the first to sell 10-year bonds via auction at a negative yield, meaning investors who acquired ...

After two-year upgrade, Large Hadron Collider starts back up

Apr 6, 2015

After two-year upgrade, Large Hadron Collider starts back up

The world’s largest particle smasher restarted Sunday after a two-year upgrade that will allow physicists to explore uncharted corners of what makes up the universe, including dark matter and antimatter. “After two years of intense maintenance and several months of preparation for restart, the ...

Mar 29, 2015

Swiss pilot on solo odyssey dies in Ecuador crash

A Swiss aviator attempting to circumnavigate the world in 20 months in a lightweight two-seater aircraft died Saturday after crashing into a volcano in central Ecuador, officials said. Eric Guilloud, 62, was declared dead following the accident in Cotopaxi province, Ecuador’s Directorate General of ...

Mar 21, 2015

Switzerland, Luxembourg both plan to join China-led development bank

Switzerland and Luxembourg are planning to join the Beijing-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, China’s Finance Ministry said, the latest European nations to sign up to the multilateral lender which has drawn skepticism from the United States. Britain, France, Germany and Italy have already announced ...