Tag Archives: Switzerland

Chasing a lie from Switzerland to Sri Lanka

Olivia Ramya Tanner traveled to Sri Lanka to find her birth mother. Then the Swiss woman discovered that everything — from her birth certificate on up — was a lie. She’s not alone. Alison Langley reports from Zurich.

Republik set crowdfunding records. Then reality hit.

By Alison Langley January 28, 2019 View original story here Republik, a Swiss news startup, raised $2.4 million in less than two weeks in 2017, when a crowdfunding campaign that promised a new kind of journalism took off and set records.A year after its launch, its de facto publisher, Christof Moser, looks slightly more gaunt […]

Can the EU Survive Without Swiss Chocolate?

Similar to the UK’s Brexit talks, Switzerland is locked in increasingly tense negotiations about its future.

Want to quell hate speech online? Talk to right-wing politicians

Populist politicians set the tone on European social media, while hate speech on Facebook and Twitter is less prevalent than you may think. We analyzed 40,000 comments, and that’s what we found.

MBA project at Cern develops device to bring electricity to refugees

Students worked with scientists at particle physics facility to help displaced people

‘Suicide Tourists’ Go to the Swiss for Help in Dying

    By ALISON LANGLEY Published: February 04, 2003 On a Monday morning in mid-January, Reginald Crew, a retired auto worker, flew in from Liverpool to kill himself. The 74-year-old Englishman, who suffered from motor neurone disease, met a doctor at 10 a.m. In accordance with Switzerland’s liberal euthanasia law, the doctor agreed that Mr. […]

Alps in danger of tumbling down

Permafrost is melting as the planet heats up, leaving the mountain range vulnerable to more landslides By Alison Langley in Müren, Switzerland, and Geoffrey Lean Sunday, 18 March 2001 Daniel Vonder Muehll regularly rides up the Schilthorn cable car to visit two pipes sticking out of the snow overlooking one of the most breathtaking views […]

Change, the New Face of Private Swiss Banking

    By ALISON LANGLEY ZURICH, Dec. 5— Raymond J. Baer spent his traditional October vacation in Asia tracking the route of Buddhism and meditating on the future of Swiss private banking and the institution that bears his family name. What he came back with was a renewed determination that Bank Julius Baer, the company […]

Sons close cultish Hepburn museum

Alison Langley in Tolochenaz The Guardian, Thursday 31 October 2002 12.53 GMT Article history Hurt by what they see as the crass commercialisation of their mother’s name, the sons of Audrey Hepburn are removing all memorabilia from the museum dedicated to her in the Swiss village where she lived for 30 years, forcing it to […]