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Articles from Swiss News (May 1, 2009)

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A love-hate relationship: Switzerland's relationship with the European Union (EU) could be described as mutually beneficial at best, but downright difficult at worst. Both accept the necessity of one another, but once in a while tensions bubble to the surface. We provide a closer look at some of the dynamics. Gallinelli, Sven 1659
A to B ain't cheap in CH. 253
After the fact. 299
American International Women's Club of Geneva. 113
American Women's Club Zurich. 121
Call of the Alps: what started as forms of Alpine communication among Swiss farmers--yodelling and alphorn blowing--have become national musical traditions. And, they're enjoying growing popularity across the nation. Geneva yodeller and alphorn player Rene Wanner tells Swiss News more. Mangold-Vine, Gail 1840
Can Zurich's women get lucky in the 13th? Being an au pair is not an unusual occupation in Switzerland. In 1996, however, one particular au pair left an unusual mark on Switzerland--in the form of a women's rugby team in Zurich called the Valkyries. We take a look at where the team is, today. Ettlin, Kathleen 699
Celebrating at the crime scene: when a bored author decided to kill off his detective hero, he chose Switzerland's Reichenbach Falls near Meiringen as his Tatort--the scene of an unthinkable crime. Swiss News revisited the scene in honour of Sherlock Holmes and his Scottish creator's milestone birthday. Shepard, Lyn 1004
Clocking in at Baselworld 2009. 105
Cracking Switzerland's best-kept secret: as solid and secure as the Alps: this was the reputation of Swiss banking secrecy. But even the toughest mountain can crack. Similarly, a banking secrecy law can be overturned. See how U.S. authorities shook the very foundations of Swiss bank UBS, alarmed and galvanised the Swiss government, shattered world-renowned Swiss confidentiality--and brought about the end of an era. Gallinelli, Sven 2394
Glion Institute: a cut above. Robson, Kati Clinton 1638
High tide in the Alps? 243
International Club Winterthur. 83
Kamila Shamsie: Burnt Shadows. 106
Kathryn Stockett: The Help. 81
Life at the top of the world: with its picturesque lakes and mountains, the Upper Engadine is a region unmatched for its beauty. A favourite holiday location for the rich and powerful, it is also synonymous with extravagance, and thus an unlikely place for the easygoing, road-tripping Brunjes family to feel very much at home. Especially as Justin refines the role of stay-at-home dad. Brunjes, Justin 982
More space for the big guys: the Zurich Zoo is about to complete yet another important project: the new elephant park. With its expansive area and diversified layout, it will open up new ways to manage the elephants' behaviour and will offer a completely new experience to visitors. Zingg, Robert 1004
Moving like the wind: it was that time again and Renaud Stitelmann, captain of the, was facing his annual dilemma--how to give his team a fighting chance. The famous annual Bol d'Or race (that runs from Geneva at one end of Lac Leman to Le Bouveret at the other) was just a few weeks away and Harsch had agreed to sponsor the M2 boat that Renaud had just purchased with his friends. McCobb, Ita 989
Technorama in Winterthur: have fun experimenting: Technorama is an interactive exhibition about science, technology, techno-art and perception that invites everyone, regardless of age or expertise level, to come to grips with the phenomena of nature in ways they haven't experienced before. Interested? 476
The difference is passion: set on attaining political and entrepreneurial freedom, Dr. Jurgen Lange tried to jump over the Wall in 1976. What he got was more than a year in an East Berlin jail. The chief executive of the Moser Group watch company recalls the journey as he introduces the luxury mechanical watches of H. Moser & Cie. to Swiss News. Zwahlen, Cassandra Petrakis 1776
The Germans are coming! "How many Germans can Switzerland take?" "Are the Germans taking our jobs away?" These are just some of the headlines recently splashed across Swiss media, in reaction to the large influx of German immigrants. Swiss News takes a closer look at the media's reporting style. Hancock, Julia 1080
Tom Rob Smith: The Secret Speech. 97
We love to hate it ... Insurance. While most of us despise it, we find it difficult to sidestep. Insurance protects us and our belongings against adverse events. You may have enough savings to cope with the expenses of the unexpected but if you don't, insurance is a solution for avoiding additional hardships. Donnellon, Brien 1202
What's on this month: Switzerland Calendar 2281

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