A judge has ordered Russian potash-mining tycoon Dmitry Rybolovlev to pay $4.5 billion (4,020,555,987.80 Swiss francs, to be precise) to his ex-wife. The lady also gets millions worth of property in Gstaad and Geneva.
Faced with a growing avalanche of criticism over her divided national loyalty, Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann now says she'll renounce her Swiss citizenship so that she can focus 100% of her attention on making America terrible.
There is exactly one thing Michele Bachmann is an expert in, and that is keeping things interesting. To that end, it was announced yesterday that she has recently become a citizen of Switzerland. Whaaa? Why would Congresswoman Bachmann want to forsake her beloved America that she loves precisely because it is filled…
Police in Davos, Switzerland detained and later released three Ukrainian women who were denouncing the World Economic Forum of insidious rich people, armed only with their bare breasts and pithy chants such as, "Poor because of you." The women were members of the group FEMEN, which has been gaining attention…
Finishing school, once the realm of the tiny daughters of steel magnates training for a future in rich housewifery, is now a different animal. While finishing-school grads can still walk like non-water buffalos and clap after the opera in a way that doesn't cause mass monocle-poppings, the reason for mastering the…
The Best President Ever has canceled a trip to Switzerland over threats that he'd be charged with war crimes for ordering torture of political prisoners.
Today in pyrrhic victories: a Swiss bank has rolled out a dress code that's equally obnoxious to women and men. It even warns dudes against panty lines!
[A model wearing an Aubade design walks the runway during the third day of the Charles Vogele Fashion Days in Zurich, November 5. Image via Getty.]
An antifeminist group called Interessengemeinschaft Antifeminismus (translation: "Antifeminist Goofballs") hosted a get-together in Switzerland for men's rights activists to network and "make [their] concerns known to the public." And what are their concerns, exactly? That evil feminism is oppressing men.
Los Angeles and federal authorities are arguing about whose fault it is that Roman Polanski wasn't extradited. But some Swiss papers say their government was swayed by his wealth and fame.
Today in Milan, the D&G show appealed to ladies who love Aspen, Vail, or Gstaad. And to ladies who love cozy knits. And to ladies who love sweaters with reindeer on them. And to ladies who love fur.
[St. Moritz, January 31. Image via Getty]
In a vote deemed "a deep embarrassment for the government" of Switzerland by the New York Times, the Swiss have voted to ban the construction of minarets, and according to the Times of London, women played a large part.