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.

Jet man flies

Anchor Marco Werman tells us about Swiss pilot and inventor Yves Rossy, who crossed the English Channel in a daring way today. He did it with a home-made jet-propelled wing strapped to his back.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

Switzerland doesn't have much of a musical tradition. The World's Marco Werman tells us how a Swiss jazz pianist is trying to create a modern one with a global posse of spoken-word artists.

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.