Swiss adventurer Yves Rossy jumped from a hot-air balloon Friday and completed two aerial loops using just his custom-made jet-propelled wingsuit _ the first time such maneuvers have been performed.
A Swiss-based freight firm and five international oil service companies agreed Thursday to pay $156 million in criminal fines and give up $80 million in profits, interest and penalties for their roles in a global bribery scandal, the Justice Department said.
Glam pop band Scissor Sisters says it is canceling tour dates in Europe due to "funding issues."
Filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard will not be coming to Hollywood to accept his honorary Academy Award.
Dame Joan Sutherland, one of the most celebrated opera singers of all time, has died. She was 83.
Hungary raced against time on Sunday to erect a dam around a ruptured reservoir and divert a new wave of toxic sludge that threatens to overwhelm already devastated villages.
He's one of the titans of 20th Century architecture, but Le Corbusier is suddenly feeling the weight of history working against him.
The frontman for Swiss rock band Gotthard was killed when a tractor-trailer skidded into his parked motorcycle on a rainy Nevada highway northeast of Las Vegas, authorities in the U.S. said Wednesday.
Reliable as a fine Swiss watch, St. Gallen, Switzerland-based fashion house Akris can always be counted on to deliver the kind of workaday staples professional women crave, and Sunday's clean-lined spring-summer 2011 ready-to-wear collection was no exception.