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At 50, Europe's oldest nuclear plant not ready to retire

Dec 05, 2019 - 4:25 PM

Commercial operation began at Switzerland's Beznau plant on December 9, 1969 – back when The Beatles were still together and a man had just walked on the Moon

This picture taken on July 9, 2019, shows a general view of Switzerland's Beznau nuclear plant near Dottingen. Europe's oldest functioning nuclear reactor, at Switzerland's Beznau plant, will turn 50 next week -- a lifespan deemed dangerously long by environmentalists who are demanding that it be shut down immediately. Commercial operation began at the plant in the northern canton of Aargau, near the German border, on December 9, 1969 -- back when The Beatles were still together and a man had just walked on the Moon. Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP

WATCH: Gorillaz teases new album with music video

Jun 01, 2018 - 1:00 PM

The band releases the video for 'Humility,' as well as another track 'Lake Zurich,' both from their upcoming album 'The Now Now'

2D. The animated singer of Gorillaz opens the band's new music video. Screenshot from YouTube.com/gorillaz

Smoking iPhone battery forces evacuation at Zurich store

Jan 10, 2018 - 12:23 AM

'A shop assistant sustained minor burns while removing the battery that overheated,' a police statement says, adding that 7 others received medical attention but did not need to be taken to hospital for treatment

OVERHEATING IPHONE. The Apple logo is seen on the outside of Bill Graham Civic Auditorium before the start of an event in San Francisco, California on September 7, 2016. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

World's longest tunnel begins regular service in Switzerland

Dec 11, 2016 - 8:40 PM

The 57 kilometer Gotthard Base Tunnel cost over 11 2 billion euros to build

OPEN. This file photo taken on May 31, 2016 shows an Italian train making its way at the north entrance of the new Gotthard Base Tunnel, the world's longest train tunnel, on the eve of its inauguration in Erstfeld. Regular rail service through the world's longest tunnel began on December 11, 21016 carrying passengers deep under the Swiss Alps from Zurich to Lugano. The 57-kilometre (35.4-mile) new Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT), which runs under the Alps, was first conceived in sketch-form in 1947 but construction began 17 years ago. / AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI

Shoe shopping with Muhammad Ali in Zurich

Jun 08, 2016 - 1:08 PM

In 1971 a Swiss photographer drove Muhammad Ali to a shoe store in Zurich to buy a new pair of boots

SHOE SHOPPING WITH THE GREATEST. Swiss photographer Eric Bachmann poses at his home in Kaiserstuhl, near Zurich, with a photo he took of late US boxer Muhammad Ali in 1971 in Zurich. He followed Ali then as he walked into a shoe store and asked for size-47 boots. Photo by VALERIANO DI DOMENICO/AFP

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Mar 11, 2016 - 7:05 PM

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Global volatility shaking up worldwide living costs – survey

Mar 10, 2016 - 9:35 PM

Singapore remains the most expensive city in the world followed by Zurich and Hong Kong tied at second

epa05202294 A general view of the financial district seen from across the Marina Bay in Singapore, 09 March 2016. EPA/WALLACE WOON

Indonesia, Kuwait barred from FIFA presidential vote

Feb 25, 2016 - 12:02 AM

With the two suspensions 207 FIFA members are cleared to cast ballots at the congress in Zurich

mMembers of the media waiting next to the logo of the world’s football governing body FIFA at their headquarters in Zurich. Photo by EPA

FIFA jatuhkan sanksi untuk Indonesia

May 30, 2015 - 7:25 PM

UPDATED Indonesia akhirnya diganjar sanksi FIFA Bukan akhir dari sepak bola Indonesia

Ribuan penggemar sepak bola demonstrasi di tempat pelaksanaan kongres PSSI di Surabaya, 18 April 2015. Foto oleh Juni Kriswanto/AFP

45,000 suicides annually linked to unemployment

Feb 11, 2015 - 10:43 AM

Health watchdogs should regard unemployment as a continuous suicide risk and not just at times of economic crisis researchers say

A man walks in front of a closed shop in central Athens, Greece, 07 December 2012. Reports state that Greek Finance Minister Alkis Konstantinidis/EPA

Radicals rampage through Zurich center

Dec 13, 2014 - 6:16 PM

Police attempt to disperse some 200 people many of them armed with iron bars and wearing masks who are throwing rocks and projectiles at police

Speed appeal: Top male cyclists rated more attractive

Feb 05, 2014 - 8:13 AM

Women rate top male endurance cyclists more attractive than lower ranked ones even without knowing who they are

LEADING THE PACK. France's Cofidis cycling team's Amael Moinard (R) leads a pack of cyclists, which includes Kazahkstan's Astana cycling team's Alberto Contador (3rdR), on March 14, 2010 in the 119 km and last stage of the 2010 Paris-Nice cycling race run around Nice. Pascal Pavani/AFP

Disaster losses hit US $130 billion in 2013 – Swiss Re

Dec 18, 2013 - 9:35 PM

There is a low proportion of insurance coverage in the Philippines – a common issue in developing nations

Switzerland's first sex drive-in opens in Zurich

Aug 26, 2013 - 11:31 PM

Michael Herzig director of social services for sex workers says if the city government does not control the trade organized crime is taking over

‘SEX BOXES.’ The city government of Zurich takes prostitutes off the streets and into this former industrial zone west of the city. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Racism greets Oprah in Swiss shop

Aug 10, 2013 - 10:58 AM

Talk Queen shops for a handbag gets segregation courtesy

IT STILL HAPPENS. Talk Queen with racism's great enemy, Nelson Mandela. Photo from her Facebook page

Swiss scientists make microchips that mimic the brain

Jul 24, 2013 - 7:19 AM

Researchers in Switzerland say they have made microchips that imitate the way our brains process information

How Cebu airport bidders chose their foreign partners

Jun 03, 2013 - 9:19 AM

How did the Gotianun group clinch the partnership with Singapore s Changi and San Miguel with Korea s Incheon?

FOR BIDDING. The country's second biggest airport is up for expansion, rehabilitation. Photo by Mactan International Airport Authority

SMIC only interested in retail aspect of Cebu airport

Apr 25, 2013 - 7:38 PM

SMIC says it will only be developing the retail component of the airport project if they won the bid

SMIC officials at the SMIC stockholder meeting on April 25. Photo by Aya Lowe/Rappler