Switzerland

Wednesday Assorted Links

1. Robert Wiblin podcast with Mark Lutter and Tamara Winter. 2. College selectivity over time. 3. Switzerland signs Belt and Road deal with China. 4. Ross Douthat on Notre Dame (NYT). 5. The Economist on Joko Widodo. 6. “Not all Chinese warm...
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Mobutu’s Money: What Happened To $5bln 'nest Egg' Plundered From Dr Congo?

When he died in 1997 Joseph Mobutu Sese Seko, the former President of Zaire, was said to be worth US$5 billion. Sputnik spoke to Mark Pieth, a professor of criminal law in Switzerland, about efforts to restore the money to the Democratic Republic of...
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‘exception For Goatees'? Bearded Men Dirtier Than Dogs, Claims New Study

A clinic in Switzerland said that all bearded men it studied, aged 18-76, showed high microbial counts, while only 23 out of 30 dogs had the same.

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Swiss Court Overturns Referendum

Switzerland’s top court has for the first time in the country’s history overturned the outcome of a nationwide referendum, saying voters were given “incomplete” information on the measure, the BBC reports.
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Switzerland Wants To Declare Coffee Non-essential For Human Survival. But The Real Story Is Even...

Warning: This piece includes descriptions of scenarios that might be disturbing for true fans of coffee.

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French Spy Killing In Alps Could Be Linked To Unsolved Murder Of British Family

Daniel Forestier — who previously worked at DGSE, France's equivalent of MI6 — was shot five times in the head and chest in a car park in Ballaison, close to the French border with Switzerland. The calculated and surgical nature of the shooting...
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Switzerland: The Nation With No Air Force?

David Axe Security, The Swiss air force is down to just 10 ready fighters with full-time pilots. The Swiss air force is down to just 10 ready fighters with full-time pilots. The crisis is the result of the Swiss public's decision in a 2014...
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Tens Of Thousands Protest Climate Change In Switzerland

Tens of thousands of people demonstrated Saturday in several Swiss cities against climate change, the Swiss news agency Keystone-ATS reported.    Around 50,000 marched in all, the news agency estimated, including 15,000 in Zurich and up to...
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The Week's Best Photojournalism

A horse decorated for a racing festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. | (NARENDRA SHRESTHA/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) A Greenpeace protest balloon in Brussels. | (AP Photo/Francisco Seco) A plastic sculpture in Ascona, Switzerland. | (SAMUEL...
Related topics: Festival, Greenpeace, Protests, Belgium, Brussels, World Photos

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Us, Switzerland Agree To Protecting Power Arrangement For Venezuela

The agreement for the Swiss to act as a protecting power of US interests in Venezuela has been handed over to the Latin American country's officials and will be enacted if Caracas agrees to it.
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Bouteflika To Leave Country For Medical Treatment After Stepping Down - Reports

CAIRO (Sputnik) - Ex-Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will travel to Qatar or Switzerland in April to receive medical treatment, Algerie-Direct reported on Friday, citing sources.
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Shady Swiss Foundation Behind Us And Canadian Cities Suing Energy Companies For Climate Change

A Swiss organization, cloaked in secrecy, is funding a front group in Canada, co-opting local governments to sue Canadian and American energy companies for alleged climate change damages. The deep-pocketed and opaque Switzerland-based Oak...
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Europe Bans One Of America’s Most Prominent White Supremacists

Jared Taylor, one of the most prominent white supremacists in the U.S., claimed on his website on Friday that he’d been “banned from Europe” until 2021. The ban came as Taylor attempted to transfer in Switzerland for a flight to...
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Five Of Our Favorite New Watches To Invest In This Year

At the annual Baselworld watch fair in Switzerland, which wraps this week, many of the world’s finest watch-makers debut their new styles for the year. As the New York Times recently informed us, well-made mechanical timepieces such as...

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Video: Fabian Schar Has Life Saved By Opponent After Nasty Clash Of Heads In Action For Switzerland

Newcastle defender Fabian Schar received what is being described as life-saving treatment after a nasty clash of heads left him unconscious on the pitch whilst in action for Switzerland. Georgia... Click Story Headline Above To Read/Watch/Comment...
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Switzerland Inches Closer To Cryptocurrency Regulation

Switzerland is getting closer to regulating cryptocurrencies. The Swiss Federal Assembly, the body tasked with handling government legislation in the country, yesterday approved a motion requesting the Federal Council regulate cryptocurrencies. A...

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What Happened To The All The Hype About Universal Basic Income?

Three years ago, it was hard to avoid all the Universal Basic Income (UBI) trials. First Finland announced that it would launch a UBI experiment, then Switzerland voted on (but rejected) a UBI trial. Next Ontario, Canada announced it was getting in...
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Switzerland Regrets Us Visa Bans Against International Court Officials - Geneva

GENEVA (Sputnik) – Switzerland regrets the US move to impose visa restrictions on members of the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC), probing alleged US war crimes in Afghanistan, the Swiss Foreign Ministry said, adding that the court...
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Neymar Risks Euro Ban After Uefa Open Probe Into Foul-mouthed Ref Rant

Nyon (Switzerland) (AFP) – Neymar could be hit with a Champions League ban after UEFA opened an investigation on Wednesday into his foul-mouthed social media outburst about the refereeing during Paris Saint-Germain’s controversial exit...
Related topics: Uefa, Social Media, France, Paris

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Video: Granit Xhaka Scores With Swerving Long-range Shot For Arsenal Vs Manchester United

Arsenal have gone 1-0 up in today’s big game against Manchester United thanks to a slightly strange long-range goal by midfielder Granit Xhaka. The Switzerland international might’ve got... Click Story Headline Above To...
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