Solar impulse to head to Africa

Solar impulse to head to Africa

The Swiss sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse will on Thursday attempt its first intercontinental flight, travelling from Switzerland to Morocco without using a drop of fuel, organisers said.

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Gunter Sachs’ art fetches $56 million

The art collection of the late St-Moritz-based playboy Gunter Sachs, featuring works celebrating his obsession with his former wife Brigitte Bardot, on Tuesday fetched over $56 million at a London sale.

Huge Zurich factory to be moved 60 metres

Huge Zurich factory to be moved 60 metres

The largest building to be moved in Europe, by Oerlikon Station in Zurich, is in the process of being slid 60 metres to one side.

 

 

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Switzerland ‘one of Europe’s suicide capitals’

Between 15,000 and 25,000 people attempt to kill themselves in Switzerland every year, according to a new survey, confirming Switzerland's place as one of the suicide capitals of Europe.