PARIS (AP) — Extensive reports by French scientists into Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s death have ruled out poisoning by radioactive polonium, his widow said Tuesday. The results contradict earlier findings by a Swiss lab, and […]
GENEVA (AP) — The International Union for Conservation of Nature says Congo’s national symbol, the okapi, is on the brink of extinction. The Switzerland-based group says the population of the okapi, also known as the […]
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Yasser Arafat’s mysterious 2004 death turned into a whodunit Thursday after Swiss scientists who examined his remains said the Palestinian leader was probably poisoned with radioactive polonium. Yet hard proof […]
JERUSALEM (AP) — Al-Jazeera is reporting that a team of Swiss scientists has found moderate evidence that longtime Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat died of poisoning. The Arab satellite channel published a copy of what it […]
GENEVA (AP) — Sotheby’s is showing off a pink diamond that is expected to fetch more than $60 million at auction. The auction house was giving previews of what it calls the world’s most valuable […]
GENEVA (AP) — The extreme sport of wingsuit flying that killed British stuntman Mark Sutton this week involves a special aerodynamic jumpsuit developed about a decade ago. It creates fabric batwing sleeves around a person’s […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oprah Winfrey says she’s “sorry” that a media frenzy emerged after saying she experienced racism during a trip to Switzerland. “I think that incident in Switzerland was just an incident in […]
GENEVA (AP) — It’s a glamorous playground of the rich and famous, filled with glitterati from princes to movie stars. It’s also a land with a sometimes uneasy relationship with foreigners — especially when they […]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California high-speed rail officials sought Thursday to reassure the public about safety in the wake of deadly European train crashes this summer. An eight-car train that crashed in northern Spain last […]
GENEVA (AP) — Legendary singer Tina Turner has married her longtime German beau, Erwin Bach, in a Swiss civil ceremony, a local mayor said Thursday. The 73-year-old singer tied the knot at the registry office […]
BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — In an age when most people carry smartphones that can tell the time — on top of hundreds of other applications — watch makers are increasingly focused on selling their goods as luxury items.
NEW YORK (AP) — Nestle Purina PetCare is taking Waggin’ Train and Canyon Creek Ranch brand dog treats off the market because the products may contain trace amounts of a poultry antibiotic that isn’t approved in the U.S.