Switzerland

3:05pm

Mon July 29, 2013

5:48am

Fri July 26, 2013
The Two-Way

Call Clouseau! 'Pink Panther' Thief Escapes From Swiss Jail

Originally published on Mon July 29, 2013 10:01 am

Inspector Clouseau (Peter Sellers) would surely crack the case.
Keystone Getty Images

David Niven's been dead for 30 years, so he can't be behind this:

"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." (Agence France-Presse, via GlobalPost)

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3:22pm

Mon June 10, 2013
Planet Money

A Giant, Secret Vault Where Rich People Store Their Stuff Tax-Free

Singapore Freeport
Singapore Freeport

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.

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2:44pm

Tue March 19, 2013
Guns In America: A Loaded Relationship

What's Worked, And What Hasn't, In Gun-Loving Switzerland

Originally published on Tue March 19, 2013 6:34 pm

Gun enthusiasts take part in a shooting competition at a club outside Zurich. The gun culture is deeply entrenched in Switzerland, where citizens as young as 10 learn to shoot.
Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson NPR

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.

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.

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10:16am

Tue March 5, 2013
The Two-Way

VW Introduces 'World's Most Efficient' Car At Geneva Motor Show

Originally published on Tue March 5, 2013 10:32 am

Two new Volkswagen hybrid XL1 model cars are displayed during a preview of Volkswagen ahead of the Geneva Car Show in Geneva.
Fabrice Coffrini AFP/Getty Images

At the Geneva Motor Show on Tuesday, Volkswagen introduced a futuristic-looking car that the company says is the "world's most efficient."

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," CNN reports.

CNN adds:

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