Switzerland

Anarchists Break Into Switzerland's Embassy In Athens - Reports

This comes after on 21 October, the Greek Naftemporiki media outlet said that a group of ten masked men reportedly belonging to the Rubicon anarchist group attacked the Embassy of Canada in Athens, breaking glass doors near the entrance.
Related topics: Canada

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How Income And Attitudes Affect Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The higher the income of individuals living in Switzerland, the higher their greenhouse gas emissions. But to what extent do differences in income actually have an effect on emissions, and to what extent do household emissions differ? The main...

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Climate Change: Young People Striking From School See It For The Life-threatening Issue It Is

Students around the world are walking out of school once more, as part of ongoing strikes to protest governments' inaction on climate change. Since August 2018, tens of thousands of young people have taken part in strikes across Sweden, Switzerland,...
Related topics: Protests, Sweden

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Granit Xhaka Quickly Becoming Vital For Arsenal

There are not too many more polarizing players in the Premier League than Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka. The 26-year-old Switzerland international is often widely criticized by both Gunners fans and rival supporters. Many tend to focus on his...

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Efficient "central Bank Digital Currency" Is A Fantasy

In January I had the pleasure of participating on a panel on “The New Financial System: Decentralized?” at the Blockchain Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. (Video of the panel is here.) The panel was preceded by a talk by Prof. Nouriel...
Related topics: Banking, Blockchain, Business Videos, Nouriel Roubini

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Uk, Switzerland Sign Agreement On Post-brexit Non-tariff Trading

LONDON (Sputnik) - The United Kingdom and Switzerland inked an agreement on Monday that would allow both UK and Swiss business to continue trading without any additional tariffs and duties on goods, the UK Department for International Trade said in...
Related topics: United Kingdom, London

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Why Have Countries Moved Away From Wealth Taxes?

From the excellent Timothy Taylor: Back in 1990, 12 high-income countries had wealth taxes. By 2017, that had dropped to four: France, Norway, Spain, and Switzerland (In 2018, France changed its wealth tax so that it applied only to real estate, not...
Related topics: Taxes, France, Norway, Spain

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Would You Rent Ikea Furniture? Subscription Plans Are Coming

Ikea is testing a new model in Switzerland: Renting out furniture rather than just selling it. Think of it as Netflix for chairs. Your next Poang chair might be rented.Read Full Story
Related topics: Netflix (NFLX)

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As Treaties Collapse, Can We Still Prevent A Nuclear Arms Race?

Thore Vestby, Vice-President of Mayors for Peace, speaking at the European regional meeting of parliamentarians and city leaders in Basel, Switzerland, Jan 15, 2019By Christine Muttonen, Jacqueline Cabasso & Alyn WareBASEL, Switzerland, Feb 4...

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Rock-a-bye Adult – study Shows Grown-ups Enjoy Better Sleep And Memory Consolidation In A...

By Emma Young As every parent knows, gentle rocking helps a baby to fall asleep. Now a new study, published in Current Biology by researchers in Switzerland, shows that a rocking bed also benefits adults, extending the time that they spend in deep,...

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Vintage Celebrity Portraits With Droopy Eyes And Frowning Mouths Representing Social Media Fatigue

Japanese artist Teiji Hayama who lives and works in Switzerland, creates original oil paintings that are inspired by vintage celebrity photos. In these portraits, Hayama deliberately paints drooping eyes, frowning mouths, tilting heads and...
Related topics: Social Media, World Photos

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Alibaba’s Jack Ma Offers Advice On How Long To Stay In Your First Job

Jack Ma, co-founder and executive chairman of Alibaba, had some unambiguous advice for young people attending the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, last week. Asked for his thoughts on what’s often described as a millennial...

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Climate Has Become Europe's Green Revolution

Marie Toussaint has launched a climate petition in France that has attracted skyrocketing support. Ludovic Bayle splits his days between working at a restaurant and moonlighting as a climate activist. And in Sweden, Switzerland and Belgium, students...
Related topics: Petitions, France, Activism, Sweden, Belgium

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Historian Accuses Billionaires At Davos Of Not Paying Their Fair Share In Taxes

Dutch historian Rutger Bregman last week called out billionaires at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, accusing them of not paying their fair share in taxes amid discussions on the impacts of inequality.Bregman, in a now-...
Related topics: Taxes

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Overwatch League Will Air On Live Tv In Germany, Austria, And Switzerland

The new season of Overwatch League (OWL) will be broadcast live on pay TV channel ESports1 in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland starting February 14th. The newly-announced deal between Blizzard and German broadcaster Sport1 -- which recently...
Related topics: Germany, Austria

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The Phony Centrism Of Howard Schultz

No one is clamoring for billionaire Howard Schultz to run for president — at least outside of Davos, Switzerland. Yet that hasn't stopped the former CEO of Starbucks from announcing that he's contemplating a run for president as an independent, or...
Related topics: Starbucks

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Alexandria Ocasio-cortez Is Symbolic Of A New Cultural Turning Point In America

This week we may have passed a cultural milestone. This was a week when the world’s richest and most powerful gathered at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to discuss how to make the world better. As a confab of the elite, Davos has...

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Ocasio-cortez Has Billionaires Running Scared With Her Proposal To Tax The Super Rich

The billionaire and millionaire financiers attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, appear scared of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-N.Y.) proposal of tax-rates as high as 70 percent on the super-rich. This article first...
Related topics: Taxes

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Leaders Skip Davos Amid Domestic Troubles, Anti-globalist Backlash

The World Economic Forum summit in Davos, Switzerland, that wrapped up Friday, had some notable absentees, including U.S. President Donald Trump. With a backlash against a perceived ruling elite gaining ground in many countries, analysts say some...
Related topics: Donald Trump

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Report: Many Companies Looking Forward To Replacing People With Robots, Automation To Boost Profits

Many companies are racing to save money by replacing employees with machines and robots, according to a New York Times report. At least that was the sentiment at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.What was...

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