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.
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.
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.
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 Gotthard Base Tunnel will provide a new trade route linking Germany, Switzerland and Italy.
120 chefs feed the 350,000 people who use the Zurich train station every day.
Around 350,000 people use Zurich's central train station every day. Keeping those travelers fed and watered is a monumental task.
[Updated 2:30 p.m. Monday, November 14] Iguazu Falls looks set to be named one of the new seven wonders of nature.
Each day and night, an army of orange-vested men work to keep Zurich Station's 3000 trains to run on time.
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 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.
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 and Qatar will host soccer's biggest tournament, the FIFA World Cup, for the first time in 2018 and 2022 respectively.
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.
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.
A Stone Age door in "exceptional condition" has been found in the heart of the Swiss city of Zurich, a city official said Friday.
The pop star was treated for an unknown condition but is scheduled to continue her tour in Europe
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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.
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.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice for Real Madrid as they won 3-1 in Marseille on Tuesday to top Group C of Champions League qualifying.
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.
The director, jailed in Switzerland, is suffering from an undisclosed ailment
If you've ever embarked upon a exercise regime, you'll know that the benefits go much further than just physical fitness.
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.
I'm traveling with a chunk of gold -- the World Cup Trophy -- from Zurich, Switzerland to Cairo, Egypt.
CNN's Ben Wedeman gets an exclusive view of the first step of the World Cup trophy's 77-day tour of Africa.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jerry Kelly carded a six-under 66 to take a one-shot lead at the halfway stage of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
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.
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 TV airing of assisted suicide documentary sparks debate over broadcast standards. CNN's Aphonso Van Marsh reports
A British TV channel was scheduled to air a controversial documentary Wednesday night showing a terminally ill man committing assisted suicide.
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.
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."
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.
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.
Police have recovered two of the four Impressionist paintings stolen earlier this month in a daring museum heist, police in Zurich, Switzerland said Tuesday.
Police in Switzerland recovered two Impressionist masterpieces stolen earlier this month. CNN's Mallika Kapur reports.
Two of the four paintings stolen in one of the world's largest art thefts have been recovered in an abandoned car
Zurich's E.G. BÜhrle museum was the location for the most "spectacular" theft in Swiss history
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."
This Sunday's national elections have been overshadowed by accusations of racism amid a loud and ugly campaign
CNN's Richard Quest reports on the quality of living in Zurich
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.
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.
AVONDALE, La. (AP) -- Yet another potential first-time PGA Tour winner topped the third-round leaderboard in the Zurich Classic.
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!''
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.
Paolo Bettini will ride his first race as cycling's road race world champion on Sunday at the Zuri Metzgete ProTour race in Zurich.
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.
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.
Switzerland's financial capital of Zurich warned Internet users on Tuesday about the dangers of addiction to chat rooms and sex sites.
Zurich is the world's most livable city, according to a global quality of living survey conducted by human resources consultant Mercer.
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Switzerland coach Koebi Kuhn has left former first team regular Hakan Yakin out of his squad for next month's World Cup finals.
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.
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.
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.
When it comes to the world's best cities, Geneva and Zurich come up trumps.
Christine Arron's $1million jackpot dreams were washed away when she failed to win the 100m at the Weltklasse Golden League meet.
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.
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Swiss club FC Basel have made a complaint against Zurich police after the weekend arrest of more than 400 fans.
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.
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 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 has abandoned plans to bid for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games due to the financial burden involved in staging the event.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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