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World’s Biggest, Fastest Particle Collider Restarts

The Large Hadron Collider restarted Sunday after a two-years of work to make the biggest machine ever built even faster in the hope that it will unspin the secrets of the creation of the universe.

April 5, 2015

U.S. Healthcare Ranks Last Among 11 Developed Nations, Report Says

By Chad Terhune, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Despite having the costliest care, the United States ranks last among 11 industrialized countries on health care quality and access, according to a new report. The analysis by the Commonwealth Fund published Monday ranked the United Kingdom first overall, even though its per-capita health spending is […]

June 16, 2014

U.S. Attorney General Talks Tax Evasion With Swiss Counterpart

Washington (AFP) – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder met with his counterpart from Switzerland as investigators crack down on Swiss banks that help U.S. customers avoid paying taxes. U.S. officials were tight-lipped about the content of the meeting between Holder and Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf, but told AFP that the U.S. probe into the Credit Suisse bank […]

May 4, 2014

Co-Pilot Of Ethiopian Airliner Hijacks His Own Plane

GENEVA — A co-pilot of Ethiopian Airlines hijacked his own plane with some 200 people on board and diverted it to Geneva on Monday, as the Swiss air force remained on the ground due to budget constrictions. When flight number ET 702 landed at Geneva airport instead of its planned destination at Rome’s Fiumicino airport, […]

February 17, 2014

European Banks Biggest Losers at Basel Regulation Talks

Many of the world’s largest and most powerful banks failed in efforts to push back against stricter capital maintenance requirements at a meeting of regulators in Basel, Switzerland this weekend: Regulators meeting in Basel this weekend agreed to make as many as 30 of the world’s largest, or systemically important, banks hold as much as […]

June 27, 2011