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  • Man’s Jack Daniel’s flag mistaken for ISIS propaganda by neighbor in Zürich [Switzerland]

    10/02/2017 9:35:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 2 October 2017 17:17 CEST+02:00
    A 29-year-old Zürich resident hung the flag of the famous Tennessee-based whiskey on his roof. His neighbors however, thinking it was something else, allegedly accused him of being linked to Islamic extremism. The neighbor had hung the flag beside another of the Italian tricolore on the roof of his apartment in Regensdorf, Zürich, where he moved into two months ago, according to a report in Swiss daily 20min.ch. The man said he put up the whiskey flag because he found it funny, but his neighbors somehow didn’t share his sense of humor. …
  • Swiss: No terror or far-right ties in Zurich mosque attack

    12/20/2016 10:51:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 20, 2016 10:14 AM EST | Oleg Cetinic
    Swiss police have found no radical Islamist or far-right motives by a gunman who killed himself after carrying out a shooting spree at Zürich mosque that wounded three worshipers, a top police official said Tuesday. Authorities are still investigating the possible motive of the 24-year-old Swiss citizen of Ghanaian origin with a penchant for the occult who carried out Monday’s shootings in Switzerland’s largest city. […] The suspect, who was not identified by name but had a criminal record for a bike theft years ago, had only days earlier repeatedly stabbed and killed an acquaintance of South American origin with...
  • Trump Condemns Ankara, Berlin ‘Terror Attacks’; State Dep’t Warns Against ‘Jumping to Conclusions’

    12/20/2016 10:10:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 20, 2016 | 4:26 AM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    A State Department spokesman on Monday chose his words carefully in condemning the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey and the killing of 12 people run down by a truck at a Christmas market in Germany. He said he “couldn’t rule out” that the shooting in Ankara may have been a terror attack, and referred to “the horrendous events” in Berlin. President-elect Donald Trump had no qualms preempting investigations and calling both incidents — along with a shooting near a mosque in Zürich — “terror attacks.” “Today there were terror attacks in Turkey, Switzerland and Germany — and it...
  • Three people shot near Islamic center in Zurich

    12/19/2016 11:44:39 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 25 replies
    cnn ^ | December 19, 2016 | cnn staff
    Three people were shot and injured in an "ongoing situation" near an Islamic center in Zurich, Switzerland, according to police.
  • Devastating 'World War ZERO' destroyed ancient civilisations and plunged Europe into a dark age

    05/15/2016 1:12:48 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 65 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | 11:44, 13 MAY 2016 | JASPER HAMILL
    Devastating 'World War ZERO' destroyed ancient Mediterranean civilisations and plunged Europe into a dark age 11:41, 13 MAY 2016 UPDATED 11:44, 13 MAY 2016 BY JASPER HAMILL Controversial theory finally identifies mysterious 'Sea Peoples' blamed for cataclysmic series of events which changed the course of history It was a disaster which destroyed the ancient world's greatest civilisations and plunged Europe into a dark age that lasted centuries. Now one archaeologist think he's worked out who's to blame for sparking an event he calls "World War Zero", but which most academics refer to as the The Late Bronze Age Collapse ....
  • World War Zero brought down mystery civilisation of 'sea people'

    05/13/2016 7:38:33 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 60 replies
    New Scientist ^ | May 12, 2016 | Colin Barras
    The Trojan War was a grander event than even Homer would have us believe. The famous conflict may have been one of the final acts in what one archaeologist has controversially dubbed "World War Zero" -- an event he claims brought the eastern Mediterranean Bronze Age world crashing down 3200 years ago. And the catalyst for the war? A mysterious and arguably powerful civilisation almost entirely overlooked by archaeologists: the Luwians. By the second millennium BC, civilisation had taken hold throughout the eastern Mediterranean. The Egyptian New Kingdom coexisted with the Hittites of central Anatolia and the Mycenaeans of mainland...
  • Zurich Prison Guard 'Helped Syrian Flee Jail'

    02/18/2016 12:26:07 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    The Local ^ | 09 Feb 2016
    Swiss police on Tuesday launched a manhunt for a Syrian man convicted of rape, after he fled his cell along with a female prison guard.The two fugitives may already have left the country, after the guard helped the prisoner break out of jail near Zurich on Monday night, Zurich cantonal police police said in a statement. The 27-year-old Syrian man had been sentenced to four years in the Limmattal jail in Dietikon for rape.
  • Baby Elephant Takes A Tumble; Grown-Ups Rush To Its Aid (See it to believe it)

    10/03/2014 8:34:19 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 34 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | October 2, 2014 | Sarah Barness
    When a baby elephant fell over while trying to climb out of a small ditch at Switzerland's Zoo Zürich, two adults rushed over within a few seconds to help. Footage of the event, which took place at the zoo's new Kaeng Krachan elephant house, was uploaded to YouTube on Aug. 6. Though it's not clear from the video whether the baby's mother is one of the adults that comes to its aid, elephants are known to have tight bonds with herd members outside their immediate family. Mother and calf share a special connection, but adults have been known to watch...
  • New York takes London’s crown as top financial center: survey

    03/16/2014 3:21:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:43pm EDT | Paul Sandle
    New York has knocked London from its position as the world’s leading global financial center after seven years, according to the Global Financial Centers Index compiled by London-based consultancy Z/Yen. London slipped from the top of the global rankings, scoring 784 against 786 for New York, because a series of own goals had tarnished its reputation, the report said. […] Hong Kong and Singapore took third and fourth spots respectively, the same as a year ago, the survey showed. But the gap between the “Big Four” and the chasing pack, led by Zürich, Tokyo and Seoul, was narrowing, it said....
  • Switzerland opens drive-in ‘sex boxes’ to make prostitution safer

    08/17/2013 2:38:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3:00PM BST 16 Aug 2013 | Nick Squires
    They look like shelters for hikers in a national park, but these wooden sheds in Switzerland have a rather less innocent purpose—they provide a discreet location for men to have sex with prostitutes. The drive-in “sex boxes”, as they are being called, will be officially opened on August 26, as part of a drive by authorities in Zürich to regulate prostitution, combat pimping and improve security for sex workers. … The site is only open to drivers of cars—pedestrians and men on motorbikes are not allowed—and will operate from early evening until 5 a.m. each day. …
  • Oprah Winfrey 'racism row' a 'misunderstanding'

    08/09/2013 8:46:22 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 78 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8-9-13
    The owner of a shop in Zurich where US talk show host Oprah Winfrey says she encountered racism has called the incident a "misunderstanding". Winfrey, one of the world's richest women, claimed an assistant refused to serve her in an upmarket handbag shop. She was apparently told one of the bags on display was "too expensive" for her. Shop owner Trudie Gotz told the BBC that Winfrey was "absolutely allowed" to look at the $35,000 (£22,500) bag, which was kept behind a screen. "My salesperson wanted to give her the handbag in her hand. But she didn't want to take...
  • Roman Polanski To Collect Festival Honor In Zurich

    09/16/2011 11:52:46 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    BBCNews ^ | September 16, 2011
    Roman Polanski To Collect Festival Honor In Zurich Director Roman Polanski is to collect a career honour at the Zurich Film Festival, two years after his arrest in the city on child sex charges. Organisers say the 78-year-old will attend the gala to receive his award which he was set to pick up in 2009. Swiss police arrested Polanski on his arrival in the country over his 1977 US conviction for having sex with a 13-year-old girl. He was held for 10 months before Swiss courts decided not to extradite him. The tribute ceremony to present Polanski with his lifetime...
  • Swiss trial opens for 3 accused eco-terrorists

    07/19/2011 2:09:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 7/19/11
    Three accused eco-terrorists went on trial under heavy security in Switzerland's highest criminal court Tuesday for an alleged plot to blow up an IBM nanotech research center near Zurich. The trial in the Federal Criminal Court for an Italian couple and Swiss man living in Italy opened after a one-hour delay because of the extraordinary security taken by Swiss police, who cordoned off the area with metal barriers. The three defendants — 35-year-old Costantino Alfonso Ragusa, his 29-year-old wife Silvia Ragusa Guerini and their 26-year-old Swiss friend Luca "Billy" Cristos Bernasconi — had been detained after being arrested last year...
  • Authorities Conclude Switzerland Likely Used as Base for Financing, Logistical Support

    06/25/2004 10:11:17 AM PDT · by Veritas_est · 267+ views
    TBO.com ^ | June 25, 2004 | Daniela Sigrist
    Authorities Conclude Switzerland Likely Used as Base for Financing, Logistical Support for 9/11 Attacks by Al-Qaida By Daniela Sigrist Associated Press Writer Published: Jun 24, 2004 BERN, Switzerland (AP) - Investigators have concluded that Switzerland was likely used as a base for financing and logistical support for the Sept. 11 attacks by al-Qaida, the country's attorney general said Thursday. Federal Prosecutor Valentin Roschacher said authorities plan to begin court proceedings in the coming weeks in three terror cases, capping investigations started four days after the 2001 suicide hijackings in New York and Washington. A special task force initially was charged...
  • Obama Sending Attorney General to Zurich to Lobby for World Cup 2022 in U.S. (Really)

    11/29/2010 4:39:13 PM PST · by kristinn · 67 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News via Twitter ^ | Monday, November 29, 2010 | Mark Knoller
    Attorney General Holder heads to Zurich, Switzerland tomorrow to lobby to bring the World Cup to the U.S. in 2022.Justice Dept. says Holder is making the trip to Zurich at the request of Pres. Obama to show US commitment to host World Cup in 2022. Pres. Obama lost U.S. effort in '09 to host 2016 Summer Olympics. WH hopes Holder's mission to Zurich doesn't end up a Swiss miss.Perhaps we'll find out more about the World Cup mission from Holder's cables in the next WikiLeaks document disclosures.
  • Switzerland Confidential: Behold the Legal Sex Drive-Thru

    08/31/2010 11:40:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Time ^ | 8/30/2010 | Allie Townsend
    It looks like police in Zurich are subscribing to the "if you can't beat them, build them little huts to do the nasty in" theory of prostitution control. Only in Europe. Prostitution has become such a problem in Switzerland that Zurich officials have made proposals to add "sex boxes" to the city. The idea itself is adopted from German cities like Essen and Cologne, and will be a way for prostitution to continue on behind closed, uh, doors. The boxes will serve as quickie drive-throughs, so-to-speak, and will free up city streets from unsightly acts that haunt Zurich residents whose...
  • Swiss Hold 8 Over Saudi Suicide Bombs

    01/09/2004 6:35:24 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 215+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 1-10-2004 | Alison Langley
    Swiss hold 8 over Saudi suicide bombs Alison Langley in Zurich, and Brian Whitaker Saturday January 10, 2004 The Guardian The Swiss authorities have arrested eight people in connection with suicide bombings in Saudi Arabia. The arrests on Thursday were part of a national operation by 100 police officers who raided homes in Geneva, Bern, Zurich, Vaud and Aargau and questioned about 20 suspects. Those arrested are suspected of providing logistical support for a series of attacks by Islamic militants on housing compounds in Riyadh last May which killed 35 people, including nine assailants. Officials said all the suspects were...
  • Switzerland blocks 24 accounts suspected of terrorism links

    10/31/2001 6:21:22 AM PST · by Dog Gone · 13 replies · 336+ views
    AFX News ^ | Wednesday, October 31, 2001
    ZURICH, Oct 31, 2001 (AFX-UK via COMTEX) -- Switzerland has blocked 24 banking accounts suspected of funding terrorist network, said the Swiss federal prosecutor's office. The amounts found on the accounts and the names of the accounts holders were not disclosed. The account holders are part of the second list of names published by the US authorities on Oct 11 suspected of having links with the Sept 11 attacks. A presumed 29-year old islamist activist of Tunisian or Algerian origine was also extradited to Italy on Monday, after having been arrested in Zurich on September 24, said the Swiss ministry ...
  • The stupefying pace of glacier melt in the 1940s (Swiss glaciers melted at faster pace than present)

    01/04/2010 4:56:57 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 7 replies · 676+ views
    ethlife.ethz.ch ^ | Dec.14, 2009
    The most recent studies by researchers at ETH Zurich show that in the 1940s Swiss glaciers were melting at an even-faster pace than at present. This is despite the fact that the temperatures in the 20th century were lower than in this century. Researchers see the main reason for this as the lower level of aerosol pollution in the atmosphere. In Switzerland, the increase in snow in wintertime and the glacier melt in summertime have been measured at measurement points at around 3,000 metres above sea level – on the Clariden Firn, the Great Aletsch glacier and the Silvretta glacier...
  • World's 10 Best Places To Live [Forbes Magazine Slide Show]

    05/15/2009 11:34:08 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 78 replies · 3,011+ views
    (1) Vienna (2) Zurich (3) Geneva (4) Vancouver and Auckland (tie) (6) Dusseldorf (7) Munich (8) Frankfurt (9) Bern (10) Sydney