Winter nostalgia – swissinfo

Tourists discovered the Swiss mountain village of Kandersteg in the early 1900s. It was the era of the Belle Epoque, hotels for the high society were built and winter sports established. Now, a hundred years later, Kandersteg is traveling back in time. (Michele Andina, swissinfo.ch)
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Davos debates India’s black money problem

In Davos, Indian corporate leaders joined in the chorus calling for their government to do much more against black money, especially those funds allegedly stashed away in Swiss banks.
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Sticking to your guns? – swissinfo

Swiss people are voting whether army guns should be stored at home or not. Among them are a woman whose sister was shot dead by a man on drugs and hobby shooters. Their view on Swiss gun laws couldn’t be further apart. (Raffaella Rossello, swissinfo.ch)
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Ads hit the ski runs – swissinfo

Advertisements can be seen pretty much in every ski resort at ski lifts. A luxury watch brand has even gone as far as reserving its own chairlift in Crans Montana. Not everyone agrees with this commercial development, but some skiers don’t care, as long as they get modern installations. (TSR/swissinfo.ch)
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Top art, top bucks – swissinfo

Switzerland is a popular place for trading expensive art. Apart from offering discretion and security, there is also a lot of money. Swiss television took a glimpse at the country’s private collections. (SF/swissinfo.ch)
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Fly me to the moon – swissinfo

Swiss inventor and engineer Andreas Reinhard plans to build a moon-like helium filled viewing platform and bar at 1,500 metres above sea level, reachable by cable car. Oil sheiks on the Persian Gulf have expressed a serious interest. The Skylift could be one of the attractions offered by Qatar in 2022, when it hosts the football World Cup. (SF 10 vor 10/swissinfo.ch)
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Stone washed jeans deadly for many textile workers

Jeans have lasting appeal; no other clothing item is more popular. In the past few years stonewashed jeans have been in vogue.
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