Tycoon Buys $48m Blue Diamond At Auction For Daughter
A 12.03-carat blue diamond has been auctioned at Sotheby's in Geneva for $48.4m (£31.7m) to a Hong Kong tycoon. Joseph Lau confirmed he bought the ring-mounted, cushion-shaped stone for his seven-year...
The Most Expensive Place in the World to Live
New York City takes the top spot in the annual ranking of the world’s most expensive cities, according to an analysis by UBS. The cost of goods and services was higher in just two other cities—Zurich...
Wild, wonderful and wacky concepts at the 2015 Geneva auto show (pictures)
Ranging from the near-production-ready Infiniti QX30 compact SUV to the robot-friendly Rinspeed Budi, concept cars at the 2015 Geneva auto show stretch the imagination.
Reichenau Island
The island of Reichenau on Lake Constance preserves the traces of the Benedictine monastery, founded in 724, which exercised remarkable spiritual, intellectu...
Geneva
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Geneva - Travel tips
Nestled in the Swiss Alps along the majestic lake that bears its same name, Geneva is a charming city part of French-speaking Switzerland. Allow an InterCont...
Caliphate
A caliphate (Arabic: خِلافة‎ khilāfa) is a form of Islamic government led by a caliph (Arabic: خَليفة‎ khalīfah  pronunciation )—a person considered a political and relig...
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Papal States
The Papal States were territories in the Italian Peninsula under the sovereign direct rule of the pope, from the 700s until 1870. They were among the major states of Italy from roughly the eighth cent...
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Tycoon Buys $48m Blue Diamond At Auction For Daughter
A 12.03-carat blue diamond has been auctioned at Sotheby's in Geneva for $48.4m (£31.7m) to a Hong Kong tycoon. Joseph Lau confirmed he bought the ring-mounted, cushion-shaped stone for his seven-year...
Islamic Revolutionary State of Afghanistan
The Islamic Revolutionary State of Afghanistan was a small Salafist state established in the 1980s, located in the north of Bashgal Valley, Nuristan Province.Founded by Mawlawi Afzal, the state establ...
Islamic Revolutionary State of Afghanistan - Wikipedia
Memleben Abbey
Memleben Abbey (German: Kloster Memleben, Reichskloster Memleben) was a Benedictine monastery, now ruined, on the Unstrut in Memleben, in the Burgenlandkreis near Nebra in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.<...
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Caeca et Obdurata
Caeca et Obdurata Hebraeorum perfidia (named for its Latin incipit, meaning the blind and obdurate perfidy of the Hebrews) was a papal bull, promulgated by Pope Clement VIII on February 25, 1593, whic...
Caeca et Obdurata - Wikipedia
Wilderich of Walderdorf
Philipp Franz Wilderich Nepomuk (2 March 1739 – 21 April 1810) was count of Walderdorf and the last prince-bishop of Speyer. His reign was short, from 1797 until the secularization in 1803. In was unu...
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St. Blaise Abbey, Black Forest
St. Blaise Abbey (German: Kloster St. Blasien ) was a Benedictine monastery in the village of St. Blasien in the Black Forest in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
The early history of the abbey is o...
St. Blaise Abbey, Black Forest - Wikipedia
World Radio Switzerland
World Radio Switzerland (WRS) is the only English-language radio station in the Lake Geneva region, Switzerland.Until October 2013, it broadcast on 101.7 MHz FM in the Lake Geneva region, and now...
Principality of Regensburg
The Principality of Regensburg (German: Fürstentum Regensburg) was a principality within the Holy Roman Empire and the Confederation of the Rhine which existed between 1803 and 1810. Its capital w...
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Fulda monastery
The monastery of Fulda was a Benedictine abbey in Fulda, in the present-day German state of Hesse. It was founded in 744 by Saint Sturm, a disciple of Saint Boniface. Through the 8th and 9th centuries...
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Bishopric of Speyer
The Bishopric of Speyer (formerly known as Spires in English) was an ecclesiastical principality in what are today the German states of Rhineland-Palatinate and Baden-Württemberg. It was secularized i...
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Comburg
 Comburg  was a Benedictine monastery near Schwäbisch Hall in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.It was founded in the late 1070s by the Counts of Comburg-Rothenburg on the site of their castle. T...
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Weingarten Abbey
Weingarten Abbey or St. Martin's Abbey (German: Reichsabtei Weingarten until 1803, then merely Abtei Weingarten) is a Benedictine monastery on the Martinsberg (St. Martin's Mount) in Weingarten ne...
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Imperial Ducal Abbey of Kempten
The Imperial Abbey of Kempten or Princely Abbey of Kempten (German: Fürststift Kempten or Fürstabtei Kempten) was an ecclesiastical state of the Holy Roman Empire for centuries until it was annexe...
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Wendisch-Rambow
Wendisch-Rambow is a village of Schwerin in northern Germany. It is in the state Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The population as of 1996 is 201 (Approx).
In the district Stolp two municipalities ...
Mondsee Abbey
Mondsee Abbey (German: Kloster Mondsee) was a Benedictine monastery in Mondsee in Upper Austria.
The region of the Mondseeland, in which Mondsee is located, was formerly part of Bavaria. In 74...
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George of the Palatinate
George of the Palatinate (10 February 1486 – 27 September 1529) was Bishop of Speyer from 1513 to 1529.
His parents were Elector Palatine Philip and his wife Margaret of Bavaria-Landshut, a daught...
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Thorn Abbey
Thorn Abbey or Imperial Abbey of Thorn was an imperial abbey of the Holy Roman Empire in what is now the Netherlands. The capital was Thorn. It was founded in the 10th century; independence...
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