THE FLENSBURGER FILES Single and Businessman Bahn: No Children Allowed!
After getting bombarded with non-column-related commitments in the last weeks (which explains my reason for my absence from the Flensburg Files) and almost losing it ... Posted on 6/15/11 at 6:25 PM
Billionaire media mogul Oprah Winfrey says she ran into Swiss racism when a clerk at Trois Pommes, a pricey Zurich boutique, refused to show her a $38,000 handbag, telling one of the world's richest women that she wouldn't be able to afford it.
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is giving up her citizenship in Switzerland.
The Minnesota Republican said Thursday she sent a letter to the Swiss Consulate asking for withdrawal of her Swiss citizenship. She said she wanted to make clear she is 100 percent committed to the United States.
Bachmann's spokeswoman Becky Rogness says the congresswoman has been eligible for dual citizenship since she married her husband of Swiss descent in 1978. Rogness tells Minnesota Public Radio that some of the couple's children wanted to exercise their eligibility for dual citizenship, so they went through the process as a family.
VIDEO: Watch at bottom of article A tourist bus slammed head-on into a concrete wall in a Swiss Alps tunnel, killing 28 people, mostly children returning from a ski vacation. Swiss police said today the vehicle was not speeding and everyone was wearing seat belts.
A torch-light march. Ravioli and meatball dinners. Rides in a funicular railway. A sing-a-long and a dress-up casino evening. Those were some of the things that made last week "mega-cool" for 24 sixth graders at the St. Lambertus school in a hotel in Saint-Luc, high in the Swiss Alps.
The 29-year-old crashed directly into safety nets lining the side of the course after going wide over the final jump. Nick Zoricic is the second Canadian skier to die this season. In January, 29-year-old freestyle skier Sarah Burke died following a training accident on a halfpipe in Utah.
The United States criticized Syria's envoy for storming out of an emergency U.N. meeting on the crisis in his country today, saying the walkout and a fiery speech that preceded it demonstrated the "delusional" nature of President Bashar Assad's regime.
Betting against Einstein and his theory of relativity is a way to go broke. For more than a century, everyone from physicists to the Nazi Party — which encouraged the publication of the tract "One Hundred Authors Against Einstein" — has tried to find cracks in his work. And all have failed.
Frank Jordans and Seth Borenstein
, September 23, 2011
One of the very pillars of physics and Einstein's theory of relativity — that nothing can go faster than the speed of light — was rocked Thursday by new findings from one of the world's foremost laboratories.
Frank Jordans and Seth Borenstein
, September 22, 2011
UPDATED 10:21 A.M. An alleged renegade trader accused of losing Swiss banking giant UBS about $2 billion in unauthorized trading was charged today with fraud and false accounting, and ordered to appear before a London court.
As police in London obtained a 12-hour extension to question the trader, 31-year-old trader Kweku Adoboli, the bank's investors and the wider industry wondered about the fallout, both for UBS as a storied Swiss financial institution and for the banking sector.
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