Switzerland http://www.kunc.org en Head-On Train Collision In Switzerland Leaves Dozens Injured http://www.kunc.org/post/head-train-collision-switzerland-leaves-dozens-injured Two passenger trains were involved in a head-on collision in Switzerland on Monday.<p>The <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/swiss-police-say-several-people-injured-in-head-on-train-collision/2013/07/29/3c569c14-f87b-11e2-a954-358d90d5d72d_story.html">AP</a> and the <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-23494203">BBC</a> report that about 35 people were injured when trains collided about 31 miles southwest of capital, Bern. Mon, 29 Jul 2013 21:05:00 +0000 47675 at http://www.kunc.org Call Clouseau! 'Pink Panther' Thief Escapes From Swiss Jail http://www.kunc.org/post/call-clouseau-pink-panther-thief-escapes-swiss-jail David Niven's <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000057/" target="_blank">been dead for 30 years</a>, so he can't be behind this:<p><blockquote><p>"A Bosnian from the 'Pink Panther' gang of international jewel thieves escaped from a Swiss prison in a dramatic break-out involving a fellow inmate and two armed accomplices, police said Friday." (<a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130726/pink-panther-jewel-thief-breaks-out-swiss-jail" target="_blank">Agence France-Presse, via GlobalPost</a>)<p></blockquote><p>According to AFP, "Milan Poparic, who was serving a sentence of almos Fri, 26 Jul 2013 11:48:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 47560 at http://www.kunc.org Call Clouseau! 'Pink Panther' Thief Escapes From Swiss Jail A Giant, Secret Vault Where Rich People Store Their Stuff Tax-Free http://www.kunc.org/post/giant-secret-vault-where-rich-people-store-their-stuff-tax-free Freeports are the safe-deposit boxes of the offshore tax-haven world — fancy vaults where rich people store their Picassos and gold bars with maximal safety, minimal scrutiny and special tax exemptions.<p>Not surprisingly, the classic freeport is in Geneva. Last year, a <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/22/business/swiss-freeports-are-home-for-a-growing-treasury-of-art.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0" target="_blank">Times reporter asked</a> an art insurer to value the art stored there. Mon, 10 Jun 2013 21:22:00 +0000 45610 at http://www.kunc.org A Giant, Secret Vault Where Rich People Store Their Stuff Tax-Free What's Worked, And What Hasn't, In Gun-Loving Switzerland http://www.kunc.org/post/whats-worked-and-what-hasnt-gun-loving-switzerland Switzerland has an entrenched gun culture that is embraced by most of its 8 million citizens, some of them as young as 10 years old.<p>Every Swiss community has a shooting range, and depending on who is counting, the alpine country ranks third or fourth in the number of guns per capita.<p>"You can walk into a cafe in a town where there is a shooting festival and you'll see rifles hanging on the hat rack. It's just incredible. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 20:44:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 41763 at http://www.kunc.org What's Worked, And What Hasn't, In Gun-Loving Switzerland VW Introduces 'World's Most Efficient' Car At Geneva Motor Show http://www.kunc.org/post/vw-introduces-worlds-most-efficient-car-geneva-motor-show At the Geneva Motor Show on Tuesday, Volkswagen introduced a futuristic-looking car that the company says is the "world's most efficient."<p>VW's XL1 is a two seater, plug-in, diesel hybrid that the company says gets 261 miles per gallon "with an all-electric driving range of a little over 30 miles," <a href="http://money.cnn.com/2013/03/05/autos/volkswagen-xl1-diesel-hybrid/">CNN reports</a>.<p>CNN adds:<p><blockquote><p>"The XL1 should be more efficient than other plug-in hybrids, though, because it is has a tiny 0.9-liter two-cylinder diesel engine. Tue, 05 Mar 2013 17:16:00 +0000 41072 at http://www.kunc.org VW Introduces 'World's Most Efficient' Car At Geneva Motor Show