Switzerland

Planet Appetite: A Taste of Britain at St. Moritz Gourmet Festival, Switzerland

Rupert Parker | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

This is the St. Moritz Gourmet Festival Kitchen Party and, as you can imagine, it sold out months ago. After all, where else can you observe master chefs cooking at such close quarters, chat with them as they're working and then dig your fingers in and taste their creations?

Wingsuit Flying Doesn't Get Any Better Than This

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Tech

Wingsuits are quite simply the closest we can get to being able to fly. They are dangerous and incredibly fragile and yet when viewed on the internet,...

Some Questions for the Uber Rich

Robin Lustig | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK
Robin Lustig

How I wish I could sit down in front of a microphone with one of HSBC's "ultra wealthy" Swiss banking clients. How I'd love an opportunity to discuss with them the way they look after their money -- and dodge paying taxes.

A Greener Future for the White Mountain? The Uphill Batlle for Mont Blanc's Protection

Justin Francis | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Justin Francis

Although the prestigious peak is widely revered as an area of outstanding beauty, it is not actually protected with a conservation strategy consistent accross all three parent countries. In France, Mont Blanc was designated a 'site classé' in 1951, preventing development, camping and also supervises amenities.

Davos 2016: One Year to Solve The Case

Claudia Delpero | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK
Claudia Delpero

It may be a rebalance of the economic powers, but the planet is far from being the place of equality. Oxfam claims that "in 2010, it took 388 billionaires to equal the wealth of the bottom half of the world's population and by 2014, the figure had fallen to just 80 billionaires." If the trend continues, warns the humanitarian group, in two years the richest 1% will have more than the remaining 99%.

Dubai Building Artificial Snow Resort On Tropical Island

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Tech

Dubai seems to be defying all expectations. When you think that a place couldn't get more luxurious, or more of anything, someone else comes along wit...

Ardez Village - The Open Air Living Museum in Lower Engadine, Switzerland

Shumon Sengupta | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shumon Sengupta

This relatively remote part of Switzerland is now connected round the year with most of the other regions through the world's longest meter gauge railway tunnel - the nearly 20km long Vereina rail tunnel.

Festive Winter Breaks in Lausanne, Switzerland

Zahra Razavi | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

There's nothing like a short European break to get you in the mood for Christmas. As the nights draw in and the December days pass by, pop over to Lausanne, Switzerland on a special winter trip--you'll have ample opportunity to get your festive shopping done, and return refreshed and ready for the big day!

European Comedy Tour Journal, Day Seventeen: Zurich

Kai Humphries | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

03:30 - We are still in the same bar playing darts for measures of aniseed spirits which the loser must purchase, all the doors are locked and a haze of indoor smoke, a strange sight in the 21st Century, chokes the air.

European Comedy Tour Journal, Day Sixteen: Geneva (Part Two)

Kai Humphries | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

Last night was the first since beginning these trials that I have not used an abundance of alcohol as an instrument for my studies and as I lay clear headed in my hotel bed I completely forgot how to initiate sleep...

Great Weekend Getaways - Lucerne, Switzerland

Joanne Shurvell | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Shurvell

A short flight from London to Zurich, followed by an hour on a direct train from the airport, brought us to downtown Lucerne, a Swiss city on the shores of Lake Lucerne with views of the Alps, including Mount Rigi, the subject of JMW Turner's masterpiece The Blue Rigi Sunrise.

Donkey Rescued From Manhole

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK

A donkey has been rescued by firefighters in Switzerland after it became lodged in a manhole. The creature struggled for more than an hour before emer...

Science Can Make Paralysed Rats Walk Again

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Tech

Scientists have found a way to make completely paralysed rats walk again using a form of electrical stimulation. The revelation is just one part o...

Planet Appetite: Mountain Riders in the Sky, Interlaken, Switzerland

Rupert Parker | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Interlaken, in the 19th century, with its twin attractions of mountain air and spa waters, attracted some of the first tourists to Switzerland, and miraculous mountain railways were constructed to carry them to the heavens. They're still going strong today.

Planet Appetite: Summer Alpine Adventures in Graubünden, Switzerland

Rupert Parker | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Graubünden, and particularly St. Moritz, is famous for its winter sports but the summer delivers hiking, e-biking and culinary delights with the bonus of unspoilt trails in Switzerland's only national park.

Rescue Operation Launched After Train Carriages Are Left Hanging Off Swiss Ravine

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK

A passenger train has been left precariously dangling over a ravine after a landslide derailed carriages near the Swiss ski resort of St Moritz. An...

US Ambassador Is First To Be Sworn In Using A Tablet

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Tech

Suzi LeVine yesterday became the first US Ambassador to be sworn in on an electronic device, in this case a humble Amazon Kindle Touch. A very 21st...

Three Life Lessons I Learned By Leaping From the Eiger

Alastair Macartney | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alastair Macartney

As a human flight specialist and wingsuit BASE jumper, leaping from the Eiger was like a dream come true. It had been an incredible journey and, after a safe and successful landing, I looked back up at the mountain I had flown from and contemplated life in a new way.

Swiss Squash Event a Big Success

James Willstrop | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Sport
James Willstrop

I was in Zurich last week for the Grasshopper Cup, a tournament which has enjoyed steady growth over the last few years. The 2014 edition was the first time it had been elevated to a $50,000 International 50 event after having staged a $25,000 and $35,000 event in 2012 and 2013.

An Unexpected Mini Break

Christina Miller | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Miller

If a minibreak is on the cards this Easter weekend or beyond, why investigate a trip to Geneva or Lausanne? Geneva is perfect for a long weekend shopping with the girls, while Lausanne is better suited for a romantic getaway.

Olympic Hero Thorpe In Intensive Care And 'May Lose Use Of An Arm'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Sport

Ian Thorpe may lose the use of an arm after he contracted a bug following surgery while at home in Switzerland. The 31-year-old has returned to his...

Planet Appetite: Ski Adventures in Davos and Klosters, Switzerland

Rupert Parker | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

If you been awed by news reports from the World Economic Forum in Davos, then you might not immediately think of it as a holiday destination. The twin villages of Davos and Klosters are magnets for both royals and world leaders but they're also attractive ski destinations with a literary past

Why a Swiss Yes Could Lead to a Scottish No

Robin Lustig | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

My hunch is that, paradoxically, the Swiss Yes to immigration quotas makes a Scottish No to independence more likely. There'll be more warnings of the price to be paid for years of political uncertainty, potential instability and investor nervousness. Pro-independence campaigners will call it bullying; the anti-independence camp will call it setting out the facts.

Everyone Put Down Your Pitchforks, Immigration Caps Do Not Make the Swiss Racist

Francisca Stewart | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Francisca Stewart

Hopefully a compromise can be found that can both please the EU while still allowing Switzerland the right to make sovereign choices without pressure to just go along with what the EU is basically telling them to do.

Why Do We Pay Our Politicians Any Salary At All?

Mark Hillary | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Politics
Mark Hillary

I was at the anti-World Cup protest in São Paulo last weekend and one placard in particular caught my eye, asking why half of the government can't be fired and the cash saved used for better schools and hospitals? This is a universal concern.