Switzerland

Sports

In a Scotland village, skipping rocks is more than just a hobby. It’s a tourist attraction

The picturesque village of Ermatingen in northern Switzerland has acquired a reputation for being a boring holiday resort. So the locals decided to liven things up a bit by holding a "world stone skimming championship." Only problem was, an island in Scotland already holds an annual competition by that name, and it has a limitless supply of skimming stones.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit and Geo answer

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks to Irish flutist Sir James Galway and Cuban pianist Jorge Martinez. Martinez fronts the band Tiempo Libre. Sir James and Martinez's band have recorded a new album that mixes classical jazz with Latin rhythms.

Conflict & Justice

Swiss tax evasion ruling

A court in Switzerland ruled today that a Swiss financial regulator broke secrecy laws by ordering the bank UBS to release client information to US tax authorities. Anchor Jeb Sharp finds out more from Beat Kappeler, an economist.

Arts, Culture & Media

That picturesque barn in the Swiss countryside might be a former Army bunker

How would you like to stay the night in a former military bunker in Switzerland? With the threat of foreign invasion relatively unlikely in the modern peaceful era of Europe, thousands of military bunkers and fortresses in Switzerland have been decommissioned and over the years put to commercial use — as everything from hotels to cheese factories.

Sports

In a Scotland village, skipping rocks is more than just a hobby. It’s a tourist attraction

The picturesque village of Ermatingen in northern Switzerland has acquired a reputation for being a boring holiday resort. So the locals decided to liven things up a bit by holding a "world stone skimming championship." Only problem was, an island in Scotland already holds an annual competition by that name, and it has a limitless supply of skimming stones.