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CNNMoney: World markets end tough year on high noteupdated: Fri Dec 30 2011 09:54:00

Overseas stock markets closed a difficult year on a slightly positive note Friday, as markets in London and most of Asia closed slightly higher for the day while other European markets were also holding gains ahead of their close.

Evergreen Raul sends Schalke into last 32 of Europa Leagueupdated: Thu Dec 01 2011 18:15:00

Veteran Spanish striker Raul extended his European scoring record as Schalke beat Steaua Bucuresti 2-1 on Thursday to reach the knockout stages of the continent's second-tier competition.

The best cities in the world to live inupdated: Tue Nov 29 2011 09:06:00

It's famous for its rich cultural history, a waltz and Wiener schnitzel. And for the third year in a row, Vienna, Austria, can also boast the highest quality of living in the world.

How to build world's longest train tunnelupdated: Thu Nov 24 2011 07:55:00

The Alps are a vast natural barrier to movement between countries including Germany and Italy -- forcing cargo freights and travelers alike on winding detours through their rocky expanse.

The longest rail tunnel in the worldupdated: Thu Nov 24 2011 07:55:00

The Gotthard Base Tunnel will provide a new trade route linking Germany, Switzerland and Italy.

Food on the go at Zurich Stationupdated: Wed Nov 23 2011 08:01:00

120 chefs feed the 350,000 people who use the Zurich train station every day.

How Zurich feeds 350,000 rail travelers a dayupdated: Wed Nov 23 2011 08:01:00

Around 350,000 people use Zurich's central train station every day. Keeping those travelers fed and watered is a monumental task.

Where in the world ... ?updated: Mon Nov 14 2011 14:30:00

[Updated 2:30 p.m. Monday, November 14] Iguazu Falls looks set to be named one of the new seven wonders of nature.

Zurich Station's 'Orange Army'updated: Wed Nov 09 2011 11:31:00

Each day and night, an army of orange-vested men work to keep Zurich Station's 3000 trains to run on time.

'Train-addicted' Swiss on track for rail revampupdated: Wed Nov 09 2011 11:31:00

As rail travel grows ever more popular in Switzerland, the country's most important rail station is undergoing a bold transformation to keep up with increasing demand.

Bayern edge closer to Champions League group stageupdated: Wed Aug 17 2011 17:49:00

Bayern Munich took a step closer towards the UEFA Champions League group stages after a comfortable victory against Swiss champions FC Zurich at the Allianz Arena.

Tennis stars Nadal and Federer net $2.6M in Zurich charity clashupdated: Wed Dec 22 2010 08:11:00

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal is looking forward to facing his rival Roger Federer in the second of two charity exhibition matches, having raised $2.6 million on Tuesday night.

Russia, Qatar win race to host World Cups as FIFA spreads its visionupdated: Fri Dec 03 2010 12:10:00

Russia and Qatar will host soccer's biggest tournament, the FIFA World Cup, for the first time in 2018 and 2022 respectively. Grant Wahl: U.S. rests hopes on tireless Gulatiupdated: Thu Dec 02 2010 12:14:00

ZURICH -- The U.S. gave its formal bid presentation to host World Cup '22 here on Wednesday, and a list of bold-faced names spoke on the Americans' behalf, including former President Bill Clinton, the actor Morgan Freeman, President Obama (on videotape) and star player Landon Donovan.

Europe's best small hotelsupdated: Thu Nov 04 2010 08:05:00

The English call them bolt-holes: intimate, personalized spaces to escape the madding crowd, filled with thought-provoking art and stylish accessories. A place to put your feet up and feel at home, plan the next foray to galleries and greenswards, or merely contemplate the approach of cocktail hour.

Ancient door, in tip-top shape, found in Zurichupdated: Fri Oct 22 2010 15:07:00

A Stone Age door in "exceptional condition" has been found in the heart of the Swiss city of Zurich, a city official said Friday. Rihanna Briefly Hospitalized Following Concert in Zurichupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 18:52:00

The pop star was treated for an unknown condition but is scheduled to continue her tour in Europe

Pay phones: The search for an endangered speciesupdated: Sat Apr 03 2010 00:36:00

Editor's note: This story is part of the iReport Weekend Assignment project in which the CNN iReport community takes on a special-skills challenge once a week. Last weekend's challenge was to find a local pay phone.This weekend we're challenging you to link the past with the present in a fun photo project. Head to CNN iReport to join the fun and learn a little something while you're at it.

What's new in Germany and Switzerlandupdated: Mon Mar 22 2010 15:54:00

It's been 20 years since the Berlin Wall came down in Germany, and unification seems like old news. From a traveler's point of view, the business at hand seems to be to keep the economy going and visitors entertained. Things are changing in Switzerland as well. Germany's southern neighbor continues to impress me with the creative, constructive, and democratic ways it grapples with various challenges. Here are a few changes you'll encounter in both countries in 2010.

Sample Switzerland's cities before heading for the hillsupdated: Tue Jan 12 2010 15:29:00

Swiss cities remind me of the kid at high school who's great at sports, has perfect hair, the best girlfriend, and the teachers all love him. He's just too perfect. Sometimes you just want to see him trip or get a pimple.

Ronaldo double leaves Real on topupdated: Tue Dec 08 2009 18:00:00

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice for Real Madrid as they won 3-1 in Marseille on Tuesday to top Group C of Champions League qualifying.

Higuain strike gives Real Madrid winupdated: Wed Nov 25 2009 17:57:00

Real Madrid took a step closer to the last 16 of the Champions League after easing past Zurich 1-0 thanks to a first-half goal from Gonzalo Higuain. Roman Polanski Hospitalized for Second Timeupdated: Mon Oct 19 2009 10:07:00

The director, jailed in Switzerland, is suffering from an undisclosed ailment

Boosting employee wellbeingupdated: Thu Oct 15 2009 07:44:00

If you've ever embarked upon a exercise regime, you'll know that the benefits go much further than just physical fitness.

Swiss city allows controversial right-wing posterupdated: Thu Oct 08 2009 10:37:00

Switzerland's largest city has permitted the use of controversial posters which call for a ban on the construction of minarets on mosques in the European country.

World Cup kept away from mere mortalsupdated: Thu Sep 24 2009 05:09:00

I'm traveling with a chunk of gold -- the World Cup Trophy -- from Zurich, Switzerland to Cairo, Egypt.

The trophy comes to Africaupdated: Thu Sep 24 2009 05:09:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman gets an exclusive view of the first step of the World Cup trophy's 77-day tour of Africa.

UBS reports $1.75B first quarter lossupdated: Tue May 05 2009 07:26:00

Swiss banking giant UBS confirmed a first quarter net loss of two billion Swiss francs ($1.75 billion) Tuesday and warned that the economy had continued to deteriorate despite a rebound in global stocks. US routs Austria, advances at worldsupdated: Mon Apr 27 2009 20:15:00

BERN, Switzerland (AP) -- The United States found its ruthless streak -- eventually -- and beat Austria 6-1 Monday to advance to the second round of the ice hockey world championship.

Kelly ends title drought in Zurich Classicupdated: Mon Apr 27 2009 08:22:00

Jerry Kelly grabbed his first US Tour victory in seven years by taking the Zurich Classic by a single stroke in dramatic fashion in New Orleans on Sunday.

Kelly increases Zurich lead to three shotsupdated: Sun Apr 26 2009 08:08:00

Jerry Kelly, playing his 200th event since his last US Tour win at the 2002 Western Open, opened up a three-stroke lead at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans with a third-round 69 on Saturday.

Kelly claims halfway lead at Zurich Classicupdated: Sat Apr 25 2009 09:56:00

Jerry Kelly carded a six-under 66 to take a one-shot lead at the halfway stage of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

UBS to cut nearly 9,000 more jobsupdated: Wed Apr 15 2009 07:32:00

Switzerland's largest bank will shed nearly 9,000 more employees as it tries to recover from the global financial crisis, its CEO said Wednesday.

British couple die at assisted suicide clinicupdated: Fri Mar 06 2009 07:38:00

An elderly British couple who died together at an assisted suicide clinic in Switzerland died "peacefully" after receiving "wonderful and humbling care" from their doctors, the couple's family said.

British debate: Suicide on TV?updated: Thu Dec 11 2008 01:05:00

British TV airing of assisted suicide documentary sparks debate over broadcast standards. CNN's Aphonso Van Marsh reports

TV channel to broadcast assisted suicideupdated: Thu Dec 11 2008 01:05:00

A British TV channel was scheduled to air a controversial documentary Wednesday night showing a terminally ill man committing assisted suicide.

Venus cruises into Zurich semifinalsupdated: Fri Oct 17 2008 14:29:00

Wimbledon champion Venus Williams breezed into the semifinals of the WTA Zurich Open with a straight sets win over Francesca Schiavone of Italy on Friday night. Gabriele Marcotti: Scolari's move to Chelsea will be fascinating theaterupdated: Thu Jun 12 2008 11:55:00

ZURICH, Switzerland -- A friend of mine, one who made the curious decision of going into politics, once told me: "Figuring out what to do isn't that hard. The tricky part is knowing how to get it done and actually getting it done."

Euro 2008 venuesupdated: Mon Jun 02 2008 12:08:00

Eight venues across Austria and Switzerland will host 31 matches during Euro 2008, starting in Basel and finishing in Vienna. Click on the links for information on each host city.

Fortune: TAG Heuer CEO travels in styleupdated: Tue Apr 15 2008 15:03:00

It's only fitting that Ulrich Wohn's first rule for avoiding jet lag is to reset his watch to the destination's time zone before boarding a flight - he oversees North American operations for the 148-year-old Swiss watchmaker, TAG Heuer.

Swiss police recover stolen masterpiecesupdated: Tue Feb 19 2008 15:47:00

Police have recovered two of the four Impressionist paintings stolen earlier this month in a daring museum heist, police in Zurich, Switzerland said Tuesday.

Two stolen paintings recoveredupdated: Tue Feb 19 2008 15:47:00

Police in Switzerland recovered two Impressionist masterpieces stolen earlier this month. CNN's Mallika Kapur reports. Swiss Police Recover Masterpiecesupdated: Tue Feb 19 2008 13:00:00

Two of the four paintings stolen in one of the world's largest art thefts have been recovered in an abandoned car Art Thieves Nab Cezanne Masterworkupdated: Tue Feb 12 2008 04:00:00

Zurich's E.G. BÜhrle museum was the location for the most "spectacular" theft in Swiss history

Van Gogh, Monet art goes in $163M heistupdated: Mon Feb 11 2008 20:26:00

Swiss police were scrambling Monday in search of three masked men who stole four Impressionist paintings worth about $163 million (180 million Swiss francs) Sunday in a heist police characterized as "spectacular." Immigration Dominates Swiss Voteupdated: Fri Oct 19 2007 06:00:00

This Sunday's national elections have been overshadowed by accusations of racism amid a loud and ugly campaign

Life in Zurichupdated: Mon Sep 10 2007 09:20:00

CNN's Richard Quest reports on the quality of living in Zurich

September show: Health and wellbeingupdated: Mon Sep 10 2007 09:20:00

This month on CNN Business Traveller, we're looking at making your travels more bearable, from the world's best cities for work-life balance to what to eat to temper jet lag. It is mind, body and soul this month.

Hertha and Zurich resolve dispute updated: Thu Jun 07 2007 14:16:00

The quarrel between Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin and Swiss champions FC Zurich, after Lucien Favre joined the German side as their new head coach last week, has been resolved. Watney looking for maiden win at Zurich Classicupdated: Sat Apr 21 2007 19:00:00

AVONDALE, La. (AP) -- Yet another potential first-time PGA Tour winner topped the third-round leaderboard in the Zurich Classic. Zurich Classic returns to New Orleansupdated: Wed Apr 18 2007 20:00:00

AVONDALE, La.(AP) Bill Murray ate a char-broiled Louisiana oyster as he walked toward the 18th green, then hurled the shell into a water hazard, shouting, ``Now go and grow others!''

Euro 2008 tickets oversubscribedupdated: Mon Apr 02 2007 08:38:00

Tickets for the 2008 European Championship finals were 30 times oversubscribed after seats went on sale in the first round of applications, European soccer's governing body UEFA said on Monday.

Bettini planning a busy scheduleupdated: Fri Sep 29 2006 14:41:00

Paolo Bettini will ride his first race as cycling's road race world champion on Sunday at the Zuri Metzgete ProTour race in Zurich.

Huggel earns recall to Swiss squadupdated: Thu Aug 24 2006 13:54:00

Midfielder Benjamin Huggel has been recalled to the Swiss squad after completing a four-match ban for his part in the brawl that followed the World Cup playoff win over Turkey in November.

Powell equals world record againupdated: Fri Aug 18 2006 15:11:00

Asafa Powell of Jamaica equaled his own 100-meter world record of 9.77 seconds at the Weltklasse Golden League meeting in Zurich on Friday.

Swiss warned of Internet addictionupdated: Tue Jul 25 2006 11:47:00

Switzerland's financial capital of Zurich warned Internet users on Tuesday about the dangers of addiction to chat rooms and sex sites.

Zurich the best for city livingupdated: Thu Jun 15 2006 21:54:00

Zurich is the world's most livable city, according to a global quality of living survey conducted by human resources consultant Mercer.

Beyond the Numbers story archiveupdated: Wed Jun 14 2006 05:27:00 takes a look at how international events affect people's personal and business lives. Here are some more detailed studies of business and personal finance issues.

Yakin omitted from Swiss Cup squadupdated: Mon May 15 2006 06:08:00

Switzerland coach Koebi Kuhn has left former first team regular Hakan Yakin out of his squad for next month's World Cup finals.

Zurich take title with last kickupdated: Sat May 13 2006 16:28:00

FC Zurich claimed their first Swiss league title in 25 years in the most dramatic fashion on Saturday when they won 2-1 at Basel, with the winner coming from the last kick of the season.

CNNMoney: Zurich to pay $171M settlementupdated: Mon Mar 20 2006 08:00:00

The insurance firm Zurich American Insurance Co. agreed to pay $171 million to nine states in a commercial insurance bid-rigging case, state officials said Sunday.

Pierce withdraws from Zurich Openupdated: Wed Oct 19 2005 09:13:00

Third seed Mary Pierce has pulled out of the Zurich Open after suffering a right thigh strain on her way to winning the Kremlin Cup last week.

Geneva offers great quality of lifeupdated: Tue Oct 11 2005 11:39:00

When it comes to the world's best cities, Geneva and Zurich come up trumps.

Arron's jackpot dreams washed awayupdated: Fri Aug 19 2005 15:41:00

Christine Arron's $1million jackpot dreams were washed away when she failed to win the 100m at the Weltklasse Golden League meet.

Powell withdraws from Zurich meetupdated: Thu Aug 18 2005 16:01:00

Asafa Powell has withdrawn from Zurich's Weltklasse meet, thwarting a showdown between the new world record holder and world champion Justin Gatlin in the 100 meters.

Business 2.0: From the Autobahn to Fifth Avenueupdated: Mon Aug 01 2005 00:01:00

It was 1993, and 22-year-old Markus Freitag was a Swiss art student. Every day he hauled sketches to class on his bike, and with Zurich averaging 127 rainy days a year, they often got wet. He yearn...

Flying above business classupdated: Wed Jan 05 2005 11:13:00

Time-poor corporate fliers fed up with the hassle of long lines at check-in desks and sluggish security checks are finding alternatives.

Basel complain about Zurich policeupdated: Mon Dec 06 2004 14:14:00

Swiss club FC Basel have made a complaint against Zurich police after the weekend arrest of more than 400 fans.

Spitzer's controversial insurance lawsuit updated: Mon Nov 01 2004 13:04:00

After taking on the mutual fund industry, New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer is now setting his sights on the insurance industry. Two weeks ago, at a news conference, he announced he had found wide-spread wrongdoing.

Sharapova defeats Venus in Zurichupdated: Fri Oct 22 2004 12:43:00

Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova beat former world number one Venus Williams 6-3 6-4 to reach the semi-finals of the $1.3 million Zurich event.

Venus avenges her Wimbledon defeatupdated: Tue Oct 19 2004 07:38:00

Venus Williams avenged her controversial exit from this year's Wimbledon with a 6-2 6-2 win over Croatia's Karolina Sprem at the Zurich Challenge on Tuesday.

Zurich abandon plans to host Gamesupdated: Tue Sep 14 2004 08:20:00

Zurich has abandoned plans to bid for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games due to the financial burden involved in staging the event.

Zurich coach Favre signs extensionupdated: Fri Sep 10 2004 09:20:00

FC Zurich coach Lucien Favre has been given a one-year extension to his contract, keeping him at the Swiss first division side until June 2006, the club have announced.

Powell beats Greene in 100m againupdated: Fri Aug 06 2004 15:14:00

Asafa Powell underlined his status as favourite for Olympic gold in the 100 meters when he beat current champion Maurice Greene for the second time in a week at the Zurich Golden League meeting.

Jones is barred from Zurich eventupdated: Fri Jul 30 2004 12:25:00

Triple Olympic champion Marion Jones will not compete in next week's Golden League meeting in Zurich because of the doping allegations surrounding her, organisers have said.

Swiss apology for midair crashupdated: Wed May 19 2004 06:38:00

A Swiss air traffic control firm has apologized for its errors in a midair collision that killed 71 people, including dozens of Russian schoolchildren, over southern Germany in 2002.

Air controller suspect in clinicupdated: Tue Mar 02 2004 10:44:00

The Russian suspect in the killing of an air traffic controller on duty during a 2002 midair collision has been moved from jail to a psychiatric clinic because of a risk he may commit suicide.

Air controller death: Clues soughtupdated: Fri Feb 27 2004 03:37:00

Investigators are examining a knife that police suspect was used in a possible revenge killing of an air traffic controller on duty during a 2002 midair collision.

Air controller death: Father heldupdated: Thu Feb 26 2004 05:57:00

Police say a man who lost three family members in a 2002 midair collision has been arrested in connection with the stabbing death of the air traffic controller on duty during the crash.

Swiss air crash controller killedupdated: Wed Feb 25 2004 04:21:00

Swiss police are investigating whether revenge was behind the stabbing death of the air traffic controller on duty during a midair collision in which dozens of Russian children were killed.

Fortune: The Shabby Side Of The Street The collapse of a 122-year-old brokerage firm opens a window on Wall Street's updated: Mon Mar 03 2003 00:01:00

Robert Rittereiser must have thought his nightmare was over when he rolled out of bed on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. After years of fruitless negotiations, the CEO of Gruntal & Co., one of the c...

Fortune: An Elite Swiss Account At A Proletarian Priceupdated: Mon Mar 19 2001 00:01:00

Swiss bank accounts, formerly reserved for the privileged classes, are now as attainable as Ricola lozenges and Swatch watches. incarnation of Zurich's respected BWO Bank--intr...

Money Magazine: Savings/Bond Fundsupdated: Sat Jan 01 2000 00:01:00

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Fortune: SAY GOODBYE TO THE CHINESE WALLupdated: Mon Sep 29 1997 00:01:00

Before the tidal wave of political correctness, nothing can stand--not even a "Chinese Wall." Yes, the favored phrase of barristers and bankers looking to rationalize conflicts of interest (as in "...

Fortune: DODGING SNIPERS FOR THE LONG TERMupdated: Mon Nov 01 1993 00:01:00

''You shouldn't mix up the long-term business opportunities with the occasional shootouts. These things will happen.'' So says Percy Barnevik, CEO of ABB Asea Brown Boveri, in the bloody aftermath ...

Money Magazine: CAN I GET A REFUND ON MY FORBES PARK LAND?updated: Wed Aug 01 1990 00:01:00

Q. I bought 2 1/2 acres in Forbes Park, Colo. in 1981 for $7,500 and, although I have paid $5,250 in installments, as a widow I can no longer afford the payments and don't want to live there. I hav...

Fortune: THE HUNT FOR THE GLOBAL MANAGER Good at languages and not overly bothered by jet lag? Your phone may ring soon. Headhunters are updated: Mon May 21 1990 00:01:00

JAN PRISING is a Swede who runs an American-owned company out of an office overlooking Lake Varese in Italy. He speaks five languages -- but not Italian -- and conducts most of his business in Engl...

Fortune: POWER GENERATORupdated: Mon Dec 18 1989 00:01:00

American managers may soon find themselves competing on their home turf with one of Europe's hottest CEOs -- a 6-foot 3-inch Swede with a goatee. Percy Barnevik, 48, is leading Asea Brown Boveri of...

Money Magazine: -- The dollar: No, garcon, I ordered a Big Mac, not a cognacupdated: Wed Apr 01 1987 00:01:00

If the weakened U.S. dollar has dashed your dreams of a foreign vacation, take heart. Our survey of hotel, transportation and dining costs in a dozen foreign cities and New York City shows that Eur...

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