World’s steepest funicular rail line to open in Switzerland

The Schwyz-Stoos funicular in the Alpine resort of Stoos.Photograph: Urs Flueeler/EPA Switzerland World’s steepest funicular rail line to open in Switzerland Schwyz-Stoos funicular, hailed as triumph of engineering, goes into service on Sunday Kim Willsher in Paris Friday 15 December 2017 12.03 GMTLast modified on Friday 15 December 2017 13.27 GMT Share on Facebook Share […]

EUBitter divisions over migration threaten show of unity at summit

The row threatens to overshadow an EU summit insiders hoped would be a show of unity.Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images European commission Bitter divisions over migration threaten show of unity at EU summit Germany and Italy criticise proposal by European council president, Donald Tusk, who described refugee quotas as ‘divisive’ Jennifer Rankin Brussels Thursday 14 December […]

Zimbabwe ruling party meets to seal Mugabe’s fall from grace

HARARE, Zimbabwe – Zimbabwe’s ruling party is meeting to finalize Robert Mugabe’s fall from grace and make new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa its candidate for next year’s elections. Mnangagwa was inaugurated last month after the military stepped in, hundreds of thousands rallied in the streets and lawmakers began impeachment proceedings against the 93-year-old Mugabe after 37 […]

Russia’s presidential election to take place on March 18

MOSCOW – Russia’s presidential election will take place on March 18 following a vote in the upper chamber of the country’s parliament. Though the vote Friday from the Federation Council is largely a formality, it formally kick-starts the campaign. President Vladimir Putin last week ended weeks of speculation, saying he will run for the fourth […]