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Lucerne & Zurich

After our day of hiking in Interlaken, we granted ourselves time to sleep in before hitting the road the following morning. But “sleeping in” is relative to what time we woke up the previous mornings, though, because with a 10:00 AM check out time at the hostel, we were still on the road by mid-morning. 1,164 more words

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Swiss government backs 2026 Winter Olympic bid

BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Switzerland’s federal government says it would contribute $1 billion toward Sion hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics.

The Swiss federal council voted to support the proposed candidature, which still requires approval from expected public votes. 98 more words

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Europe Travel Diary - Day 13, Zurich, Switzerland - Wanderer's Home

She was free in her wildness. She was a wanderess, a drop of free water. She belonged to no man and to no city. – Roman Payne… 1,139 more words

Sorry, investigative journalists—rich Canadians apparently aren’t massively stashing wealth offshore

A favourite target of investigative TV journalists is money Canadians hold abroad in what may or may not be tax havens but definitely aren’t Canada. The journalist gets a trip to an exotic locale, descends on a hapless receptionist or clerk in an unassuming financial storefront, records some tape of the functionary’s stuttering denial of any knowledge of malfeasance and returns home to await a call from the Canadian Association of Journalists’ prize committee. 782 more words

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U.S. Treasury Declines to Label China a Currency Manipulator

Nation remains on formal Monitoring List, along with Japan, South Korea, Germany and Switzerland

By Josh Zumbrun
The Wall Street Journal

Oct. 17, 2017 7:49 p.m. 591 more words