AWS Opening Cloud Computing Region in Switzerland

AWS has announced it is opening a cloud computing region in Switzerland, expanding its already large footprint on the continent.

Google Employee Diagnosed With Coronavirus

Despite limiting travel, an employee at Google’s Switzerland offices has been diagnosed with the coronavirus.

Fears Over 5G Radiation Prompt Nationwide Backlash in Switzerland

Despite being one of the first countries to roll out 5G, AFP is reporting that Switzerland is experiencing significant backlash to the new technology. 5G, or fifth-generation wireless, is the next evolution of wireless technology, promising faster speeds, more connected…

Netflix To Launch In Six New Countries

Netflix announced on Wednesday that it is readying launches in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, and Luxembourg. We’ve heard about Netflix’s efforts to secure the further expansion of its European operations, and now it’s coming to fruition. Netflix is already…

Credit Suisse Pleads Guilty to U.S. Tax Evasion

Swiss banking firm Credit Suisse this week pleaded guilty to U.S. tax evasion charges. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Credit Suisse is the largest bank to plead guilty to such charges in over two decades. The case surrounds…

Gripen Fighter Jets Deal Nixed by Swiss Voters

Saab Group was dealt a major blow this week as Swiss voters halted a plan to order the company’s Gripen fighter jets. The deal had been worth an estimated $3.5 billion. The deal stems from a February 2013 agreement between…

Switzerland $25 Minimum Wage Voted Against

Switzerland voted Sunday to reject a measure called the Decent Salary Initiative, that would establish a minimum wage of $4,515 per month in that country, with 76.3% of voters opposed to the idea. The proposed monthly minimum wage equates to…

Swiss Banker Found Guilty of IRS Fraud

The Swiss banking system, and Swiss bankers in particular, were portrayed in the 2013 Oscar-nominated Scorsese movie The Wolf of Wall Street as outright corrupt. Though the movie, its events, and its characters are based on real-life events, Jean Dujardin’s…

eBay Adds More Countries To Global Shipping Program

eBay announced today that it has added Switzerland and Norway to the list of countries sellers can ship to using the Global Shipping Program, which includes 42 additional countries. “As you know, the Global Shipping Program helps you expand your…

Ethiopian Airlines Co-Pilot Hijacks Flight To Rome

Early Monday morning, Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767-300 was bound for Rome when it was hijacked by a co-pilot identified as Hailemedehin Abera Tagegn. The hijacker waited for the pilot to take a toilet break then locked himself inside the cockpit.…

Tina Turner: No Stroke, Oprah Winfrey Confirms

Tina Turner didn’t suffer a stroke recently as many media outlets reported late last week. Oprah Winfrey has even chimed in saying the rumors are false. She and Turner are long time friends and she would certainly know if the…

Tina Turner Did Not Suffer Stroke Says Oprah

If Oprah says so, we have to believe it. Rumors made their way around the internet the past couple days that 74 year old singer Tina Turner suffered a stroke at her home in Zurich, Switzerland, after the gossip website,…

Stanislas Wawrinka Wins His First Grand Slam

Swiss tennis player Stanislas Wawrinka nabbed his first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open on Sunday. In an interview with CNN, the 28-year old Wawrinka seemed thrilled and maybe even a little surprised. “I never dreamed about that, never…

Tina Turner Relinquishes Her American Citizenship

Singing legend Tina Turner has formally relinquished her American Citizenship. The singer, who has been living in Switzerland for over twenty years, has declared that she has no ties to the United States “except for family, and has no plans…

Higgs Boson Team Wins Nobel Prize for Physics

LiveScience and Reuters both report that Peter Higgs of Britain and Francois Englert of Belgium have been awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize for physics yesterday. Their prediction of the Higgs boson’s existence helps to explain how the stars and planets…

Switzerland Installs ‘Sex Boxes’ to Regulate Prostitution

The UK’s Telegraph reports that Zurich officials are trying a new method to manage prostitution and cut out the black market pimps who handle hookers: “sex boxes” that are to be utilized by johns and their dates are being installed,…

CERN to Open For Tourists in September

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) has announced it will be opening its doors to the public this fall. On September 28 to 29, the organization’s installations, including the Large Hadron Collider, will be open for tourists and gawkers…

Shakira Ex Loses Court Battle For Account Access

For over one decade, Colombian pop star Shakira dated Antonio de la Rúa, the son of former Argentine President Fernando de la Rúa. The couple split in early 2011, but Rúa claims the couple continued to work together on the…

This Robot Cat Has Dreams Of Becoming A Cheetah

What’s up with researchers making robots that mimic terrifying animals? MIT has already doomed us all with its cheetah bot, and now researchers in Switzerland want to finish the job with a small robot cat that will worm its way…

Swiss Nurse Posts Corpse Photos on Facebook

Every week, it seems like somebody is making the news for forgetting that Facebook is a public forum and that people can actually see the things they post. A lot of the time, this lesson is learned in the form…