Summer time (!) reminder: chilly or not, change the clock early Sunday

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The weather forecast for the weekend is more of the same gray chilliness, but despite that, Switzerland and most of Europe move to summer time this weekend. Put it on your agenda now: at 02:00 Sunday, your clocks should be moved forward an hour.  

World headlines: US judge beats daughter, 45 Chinese miners pulled out alive, time shifts

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – World headlines include the following, over the weekend: Clocks go back in the US, a week after Europe moves from summer to winter time – NPR Chinese mine workers, some 200-strong, pulled out 45 miners Saturday who had been trapped for more than 48 hours after an explosion – CBS, Xinhua Pakistan […]

Swiss-Indian trade shows “fulgarant” growth, says Bern

BERN, SWITZERLAND – Trade between India and Switzerland, currently negotiating a bilateral free trade treaty, has grown at a “fulgerant” rate in the past 20 years, the Swiss Customs Office says. Exports from Switzerland to India grew by 18 percent in the first nine months of 2011 and have now crossed the threshold of CHF3 […]