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...
Imamah (Shi'a doctrine)
Imāmah (Arabic: إمامة‎) is the Shia Islam doctrine of religious, spiritual and political leadership of the Ummah. The Shīa believe that the A'immah ("Imāms") are the true Caliphs or rightful...
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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...
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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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Lothar Friedrich von Metternich-Burscheid
Lothar Friedrich von Metternich-Burscheid (1617–1675) was the Bishop of Speyer from 1652 to 1675 and also Archbishop of Mainz and Bishop of Worms from 1673 to 1675.
Lothar Friedrich von Metternich...
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Lorsch Abbey
The Abbey of Lorsch (German: Reichsabtei Lorsch; Latin: Laureshamense Monasterium, called also Laurissa and Lauresham) is a former Imperial Abbey in Lorsch, Germany, about 10 km east of W...
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Shura
Shura (Arabic: شورى shūrā) is an Arabic word for "consultation". The Quran and Muhammad encourage Muslims to decide their affairs in consultation with those who will be affected by that decision.Shura...
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 ...
Murbach Abbey
Murbach Abbey (French: Abbaye de Murbach) was a famous Benedictine monastery in Murbach, southern Alsace, in a valley at the foot of the Grand Ballon in the Vosges.The monastery was founded in 727...
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University of Koblenz and Landau
The University of Koblenz and Landau (German Universität Koblenz-Landau) is a university located in Koblenz and Landau, Germany. It was founded in 1990.
The University of Koblenz and Landau is one...
University of Koblenz and Landau - Wikipedia
Adalbert (archbishop of Magdeburg)
Adalbert of Magdeburg, sometimes incorrectly shortened to "Albert" (circa 910 - 20 June 981), and known as the Apostle of the Slavs, was the first Archbishop of Magdeburg (from 968) and a successful m...
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Les Délices
Les Délices, or "The Delights", was from 1755-1760 the home of the French philosopher Voltaire (1694-1778) in Geneva, Switzerland.
Voltaire and his niece and lover, the widow Madame Marie-Louise D...
Les Délices - Wikipedia
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...
George of the Palatinate - Wikipedia