Tagged: Switzerland

Lucerne

Switzerland provides an Alpine escape

Magical landscapes Cynthia Elyce Rubin The Norwegian American The city of Lucerne or Luzern sits in the center of Switzerland, commanding spectacular views of both Lake Lucerne and the Reuss River. On the lake,...

Ospreys fly Norway

Conservation project sees the birds take wing in Switzerland The Local After over a century without the animal, Switzerland’s osprey population is about to take off again with an influx of Norwegian birds. Staff...

Sadder than the Swiss?

Switzerland tops the third annual World Happiness Index as second-place Iceland beats the other Nordics comrades Sarah Bostock The Foreigner The report by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) also shows that Denmark and...

Svindal finishes 9th in Super G

The Face de Bellevarde slope in Val d’Isere, France didn’t make many friends during last season’s FIS World Championships, but she was singing today (Dec. 11) under sunny skies as the men of the...

Hansen appeals to keep Olympic medal

Norwegian rider Tony Andre Hansen (30) has made his case to sport’s highest court to keep his Olympic bronze medal in team jumping despite his horse failing a doping test. At the 2008 Summer...

Nansen Refugee Award to Edward Kennedy

The Nansen Refugee Award for 2009 is to go to the recently deceased Senator Edward Kennedy, for his work as a “forceful advocate” for those with “no voice and no rights”, according to the prize...

Krekar questioned by Swiss authorities

Former Iraqi separatist leader questioned by Swiss authorities Mullah Krekar (51), who has been declared unwanted in Norway, was last week questioned by the Swiss prosecution authority in Oslo, in connection with a case...

Hotels in Norway No Longer Most Expensive in Europe

  New research from the website hotels.com shows that Norway is no longer the most expensive country in Europe when it comes to hotels. Hotels in both Switzerland and Denmark cost more than hotels...