Switzerland

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

Rupert Parker | Posted 15.09.2014 | 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 15.08.2014 | 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.

Ten Luxurious Ski Hotels

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

Not only do these hotels boast direct access to some of the world's best ski pistes, but many offer personalised services such as a ski valet and onsite ski rental, in order to maximise visitors' time on the slopes. In the evenings, guests can expect world-class spas, gourmet dining, extensive wine lists and the utmost comfort in their state-of-the-art guest rooms.

'My 3 Choices': The New Banking Client Experience

Spiros Margaris | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK
Spiros Margaris

With My 3 Choices the client and the bank take charge of their destiny. With the sophistication of three service levels: My 3 Choices (Blue, Gold and...

Swiss National Bank's Investment Policy Reconsidered

Spiros Margaris | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK
Spiros Margaris

The Swiss National Bank (SNB) President Thomas Jordan has to reconsider the SNB investment policy due to the fact that its equity holdings have grown to around 71 billion Swiss francs in the third quarter of 2013.

Satanist Nurse Posed Next To Dead Pensioner Then Posted Picture On Facebook

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A Satanist nurse, who described herself as a "soul thief", got a job in an old people's home and snapped pictures of herself next to dying pensioners ...

'Win-Win Fee Model' Revolutionizes Financial Industry Fee Model

Spiros Margaris | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK
Spiros Margaris

SPIROS MARGARIS - THE BRAVE STEP The Win-Win Fee Model is a new intuitive fee business model for the financial industry in the new win-win market seg...

OMG: Google Earth Captures Jesus & Mary Hovering Above Switzerland (PICTURE)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.12.2013 | UK

Should you be driving through Switzerland in the near future, be sure to keep an eye out for the Lord and his mum. Yes, that's right, Jesus and Ma...

Is Britain Being Left Behind In The Global Race?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK

Britain has fallen down a global league table of prosperous countries, with countries like Denmark and Iceland now deemed better off. The Legatum ...

Show Us The Money, George

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK

George Osborne has failed to recoup the promised £3.12 billion from Britons hiding money in Swiss bank accounts, with the treasury delivering a more ...

England Can Thrive on New Underdog Status

Isaac Leigh | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK Sport
Isaac Leigh

The news that England will not be among the top seeds for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil is a blessing in disguise... No more excuses, no more confusion. England are not one of the top seeds because they are not one of the top sides. If humility and diligence reign, Hodgson's men could do themselves proud.

WATCH: Fox Steals Golf Balls

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Comedy

Don't you just hate it when you're playing a nice round of golf and a fox appears and runs off with the ball? That's what's happening in Verbier, S...

Key 'Missing' Debate Over Future of Nuclear Energy Is Waste Storage

Behnam Taebi | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK
Behnam Taebi

Across the world, the contentious debate over the future of nuclear power continues apace. In East Asia, for instance, it emerged last month that a nuclear plant in Taiwan may have been leaking radio-active water for three years. Meanwhile, Japan is still struggling to contain radio-active water from Fukushima; and in South Korea prosecutors are conducting a huge investigation into forged nuclear safety certificates.

Exploring the Alps from Villars, Switzerland

Stuart Forster | Posted 21.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

The first snows of winter are yet to fall here in the Alpine resort of Villars in Switzerland. Yet locals tell me that the white layers I can see on the jagged peaks of the Dents du Midi, across the other side of the valley, fell a couple of days ago.

Have Switzerland's 'Sex Drive-Ins' Flopped?

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK

Switzerland's newly launched "sex drive-ins" have got off to a slow start, with sheepish customers failing to show at the so-called "sex boxes." Th...