- What Makes the Vienna Philharmonic So Distinctive
Ask conductors and musicians, and they’ll single out the Vienna Philharmonic for its unique style, one that has persisted as other orchestras sound more alike. What’s its secret?
By Michael Cooper. International Herald Tribune. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:00:03 GMT.
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- Global Innovation Index 2014: Switzerland On Top For Fourth Consecutive Year
The global leaders in innovation have made it easy for people, not just business, to thrive By Bruno Lanvin, Executive Director for Global Indices at INSEAD and co-author of the Global Innovation Index report.
By Insead Knowledge. Forbes. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:20:00 GMT.
- UBS responds to 'dark pools' probe
UBS, Switzerland's biggest bank, says it is responding to US investigations surrounding a private trading system known as "dark pools".
BBC News. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:38:20 GMT.
- Africa: U.S. Official At World Trade Organization On Trade Policy
[State Department]Geneva, Switzerland -Statement by Ambassador Michael Punke at the World Trade Organization General Council
All Africa. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:02:41 GMT.
- ‘We are a nation that crushes its own culture’
Switzerland has watches; Belgium chocolates; Germany has its non-breakable machines; Italy has its cuisine, fashion and furniture…
Hurriyet. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 +0200.
- The Saturday Profile: Friedrich Liechtenstein Finds Fame With ‘Supergeil’ Supermarket Ad
An artist who has no phone or computer, Friedrich Liechtenstein has drawn millions of hits on YouTube with his commercial for Edeka, one of Germany’s largest supermarket chains.
By Sally Mcgrane. International Herald Tribune. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:44:04 GMT.
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- Protests target Israel football club
Pro-Palestinian protesters disrupt a football match in Austria between the Israeli club Maccabi Haifa and French team Lille.
BBC News. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:08:28 GMT.
- Luca Shaw descends to third place at Mountain Bike World Cup in Leogang
Round four of the 2014 UCI Mountain Downhill World Cup concluded in Leogang, Austria on Sunday with seven Americans contesting the finals.
USA Cycling. Sun, 15 Jun 2014 19:20:40 GMT.
The Alpine States consist of Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, and
Liechtenstein. These nations are located in the Alpine region
of south central Europe, and you find more news and information
about them by visiting the official government websites listed below.
The Swiss Confederation's capital city
is Berne, and its national currency is the Swiss Franc. The primary
languages used in Switzerland are German, French, and Italian; in 2007,
the estimated population of Switzerland was 7,555,000.
The Republic of Austria's capital city is Vienna, and its currency
is the Euro. The primary language used in Austria is German, and
in 2007, the estimated population of Austria was 8,200,000.
The Republic of Slovenia's capital city is Ljubljana, and its
currency is the Tolar. The country's national language is Slovene,
and its estimated population in 2007 was 2,009,000.
The Principality of Liechtenstein's capital city is Vaduz, and its
currency is the Swiss Franc. The Alemannic German dialect is
spoken in Liechtenstein, and in 2007, the nation's estimated population