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Articles from Swiss News (August 1, 2008)

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All eyes on China: it's summer in Beijing and heads across the world are turned towards the Chinese as they host the Olympic Games in the coming weeks. What better time to make the acquaintance of Dong Jinyi, China's new ambassador to Switzerland? Mirza, Faryal Cover story 1533
Buying a home: for many people, owning a home is a major life goal. Whether you're buying, refinancing or renovating, you need to understand the issues involved. Let's take a look at buying your dream home in Switzerland. Donnellon, Brien 1289
Club news. Calendar 2076
Cops smash African drug ring. 175
Debt collectors driver's licenses and wills. Grether, Gabrielle 1195
Going out this month: the Swiss guide to food and drink. Directory 754
Joe McGinniss Jr.: The Delivery Man. 95
Money, money, money. 136
Pulling up high-stakes: news and feature writer Justin Brunjes is embarking on a year-long European road trip with his wife and two small children. We at Swiss News were captivated by the couple's initiative, so watch this space for 12 months of tales from the open road. Brunjes, Justin 935
Sasa Stanisic: How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone. 113
Segantini: capturing Alpine life: Switzerland today owes a lot to its 19th-century 'painter of everyday Alpine life; Giovanni Segantini, a 'state-less foreigner' whose paintbrush celebrated peasants performing farming chores. Swiss News recalls the painter 150 years after his birth. Shepard, Lyn 1119
Sexy secrets of St. Gallen: Parisian fashion designer Chantal Thomass is guest curator of Secrets--the Lure of Lingerie, a playful presentation of those small items of women's apparel that comprise some 80 per cent of Swiss embroidery, on view at the Textile Museum of St. Gallen through December 30. Krienke, Mary 1185
Singing in the rain: Switzerland's national soccer team made a disappointingly early exit from their first European Championship on home soil, but organisers insist that Euro 2008 still brought major gains for the country as a whole. Ledsom, Mark 1725
Swiss take Unesco honours. 241
Swiss trains on a shoestring: did you know that you can travel anywhere in Switzerland by train for less than SFr 40? This is one of those little-known gems that is definitely worth discovering. It took me nearly 20 years--and thousands of francs in tickets, no doubt--before I realised the importance of chatting up the locals about special travel deals! Weed, Mary K. 1257
The big chill sets in. 360
The sub-prime quagmire: what in the world is happening to the big Swiss banks? At UBS and Credit Suisse, the past few months have been marked by red faces, huge writedowns and job losses. Swiss News takes a closer look. Mirza, Faryal 1177
Wandering around Cannes: the Cannes Film Festival is a name that conjures up images of glamour and stars, sandy beaches and the breezily content jet set. But that's not what it's really all about. Join reporter Chris Blake for a unique view of the happenings. Blake, Chris 1324
What's on this month: Switzerland tourism. Calendar 3323
Where everybody knows your name: Lugano's only Irish pub has undergone a facelift to suit a broader clientele, while retaining the charm that has made it a favourite hangout for university students and Ticinese alike. Phido, Ted 1209

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