Switzerland

Watch Swiss Fighter Jet Escort Russian President's Plane In 'hospitality' Gesture

A plane with the Russian delegation accompanying President Vladimir Putin to a summit with French President Emmanuel Macron was met by a special "hospitality" gesture while flying over Switzerland.
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Thursday’s Daily Brief: Harrowing Terrorist Survivors’ Stories, Children First In Mediterranean...

Our main stories today: Boko Haram terrorist survivors tell their stories; UNICEF speaks out for children adrift on the Mediterranean; UN health agency pushes to stem dengue fever in Yemen; Switzerland declines sponsorship deal with tobacco firm;...
Related topics: Terrorism, Yemen

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The Once Flourishing Iranian Community In Dubai Faces Pressure Amid Persian Gulf Tensions

Many Iranians considered Dubai to be their “Switzerland,” but life no longer seems so secure.
Related topics: United Arab Emirates, Dubai

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Liverpool Prepared To Sell Key Superstar For €36m As Euro Giants Prepare Four-year Contract Offer

Monaco have expressed an interest in signing Liverpool winger Xherdan Shaqiri and are ready to submit a formal offer before the transfer deadline. The Switzerland international moved to Anfield from... Click Story Headline Above To...

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Why Gun-loving Switzerland Voted To Tighten Restrictions On Firearms

Gun ownership and use is widespread in Switzerland, which has military conscription and where hunting and shooting sports are popular.
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Photo Journal: A Trip Through Europe As Temperatures Soared Toward Record Highs

As we toured Switzerland, Germany, France, and the Netherlands, the heat came on suddenly, after a refreshing start.
Related topics: World Photos, Germany, France, Netherlands

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Eritrean, Accused Of Pushing Boy Under Train In Germany, Threatened Neighbour With Knife

Germany has been shaken after a mother and her son were allegedly pushed in front of an approaching high-speed train in Frankfurt. As the investigation continues, new details about the suspect, a 40-year-old Eritrean who illegally arrived in...
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Switzerland Will Get Rid Of 27 F-5 Fighters

Dario Leone Security, Europe A good idea? The purchasing of new fighter planes stalled after the Swiss people voted against the acquisition of 22 JAS-39 Gripen fighter jets in 2014. The Swiss military has indicated of its desire to retire 27...
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One Thing Congress Should Adopt From Switzerland: A Debt Brake

Despite the political grandstanding of the past two weeks, congressional leaders have once again overlooked the ticking time bomb of the debt ceiling. As Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin warned this month, unless Congress raises the debt ceiling...

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Ex-israel Pm Ehud Olmert Cancels Switzerland Trip Over Threat Of Arrest For Gaza War Crimes

Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert cancelled a planned trip to Switzerland after being told he could be arrested over war crimes charges, Israeli media reported yesterday. As first reported by Israel’s Channel 12, Olmert was due to visit...
Related topics: Israel, Gaza Strip, Palestine

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How An Undercover Fbi Sting Busted An Alleged Multimillion-dollar Stock Fraud

Two US businessmen made more than $15 million over five years by allegedly scamming “elderly and unsophisticated” pensioners through an elaborate pump-and-dump scheme that stretched from Florida to to Switzerland to Colombia, according to the...
Related topics: FBI, Colombia

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Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Switzerland Leads On Innovation, Unicef ‘lifelines’ For Yemen, Ebola...

Our main stories today: the latest Global Innovation Index ranks Switzerland the world’s most innovative country, the head of the UN Mission in DRC warns of a ‘deadly environment’ for health workers, UNICEF delivers cash for 9 million...
Related topics: Yemen, Liberia

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Switzerland Announces Support To Un Resident Coordinator Function In Kenya To Advance Un Reforms...

Ambassador of Switzerland to Kenya Mr. Ralf Heckner (right) with UN Resident Coordinator to Kenya Mr. Siddharth Chatterjee sign the agreement for Switzerland’s support to strengthen the capacity of the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office in Kenya -...
Related topics: Kenya, World Photos

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Switzerland Ranked As Most Innovative Country In New Un Report

The World Intellectual Property Organization, WIPO, named Switzerland as the world’s most innovative country on Wednesday, during the launch of its latest Global Innovation Index, (GII) in the Indian capital New Delhi.
Related topics: India, New Delhi

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Senate Approves Long-delayed Tax Treaties In Win For Business

The Senate on Wednesday took long-sought action on three tax treaties, a win for the business community. The Senate ratified protocols updating tax treaties with Switzerland, Japan and Luxembourg. The votes come one day after the chamber...
Related topics: Taxes, Japan, Luxembourg

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Inter Striker Icardi Leaves Training Camp Amid Transfer Rumours

Rome (AFP) – Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi has left the club’s pre-season training camp in Switzerland, the Serie A giants announced on Saturday, as speculation surrounding his future intensified. The Argentinian, who was stripped of...
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5000 Tons Of Plastic Released Into The Environment Every Year

Overall, around 5,120 tons of the seven types of plastic are discharged into the environment each year. This is around 0.7% of the total amount of the seven plastics consumed in Switzerland each year (amounting to a total of around 710,000 tons)....

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Shared E-cargo Bikes: Boom And Barriers In Basel

Sustainable means of mobility are becoming ever more popular. In Switzerland, around 15,000 people have registered with the online platform carvelo2go, which hires out electric cargo bikes. The use of this sharing service in the Basel area is now...

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Video: Arsenal Starlet Subject To Horrific Racial Abuse In Friendly

Ugly scenes emerged from Switzerland yesterday as Arsenal loanee, Jordi Osei-Tutu looked to be the victim of vile racial abuse. Osei-Tutu joined 2.Bundesliga side VfL Bochum at the end of June on a... Click Story Headline Above To...
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Switzerland Has A Budget Surplus. Here’s How, And What The Us Could Learn.

As much of Washington seems resigned to sit idly by and allow the federal government to gorge on trillion-dollar deficits and push the national debt to 78% of gross domestic product—the highest levels in the post-World War II era—it might seem...

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