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Switzerland: Federal republic in Central Europe
Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a country situated in the confluence of western, central, and southern Europe. It is a federal republic composed of 26 cantons, with federal authorities seated in Bern. Switzerland is a landlocked country bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. It is geographically divided among the Swiss Plateau, the Alps, and the Jura, spanning a total area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi), and land area of 39,997 km2 (15,443 sq mi). While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8.5 million is concentrated mostly on the plateau, where the largest cities are located, among them the two global cities and economic centres of Zürich and Geneva.

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Swiss Crypto AG spying scandal shakes reputation for neutrality

The revelation that foreign intelligence used a Swiss company's devices for spying provokes outrage.
BBC News - Published

Manchester City's appeal may focus heavily on process of UEFA probe

Facing a costly and damaging two-season ban from European football, English champions Manchester City will now turn to the Swiss-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in an appeal that is likely..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Switzerland


New Zealander Evans races to win at chaotic Mexico ePrix [Video]New Zealander Evans races to win at chaotic Mexico ePrix

SHOWS: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO (FEBRUARY 15, 2020)(FORMULA E OPERATIONS LTD - SEE SCRIPT FOR RESTRICTIONS) 1. HIGHLIGHTS FROM FORMULA-E MEXICO CITY EPRIX, WON BY MITCH EVANS STORY: New Zealander Mitch

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IOC chief Bach says Olympic manifesto has returned home [Video]IOC chief Bach says Olympic manifesto has returned home

Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov donates the $8.8 million Olympic document to the Games museum

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IOC chief Bach emotional as Olympic manifesto returns home [Video]IOC chief Bach emotional as Olympic manifesto returns home

Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov donates the $8.8 million Olympic document to the Games museum

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Storm Ciara: Trains, flights cancelled in northern Europe [Video]Storm Ciara: Trains, flights cancelled in northern Europe

Forecasters said Storm Ciara would also hit Ireland, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany.

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Switzerland to vote on criminalising homophobia | #TheCube [Video]Switzerland to vote on criminalising homophobia | #TheCube

Switzerland to vote on criminalising homophobia | #TheCube

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Credit Suisse CEO quits after spying scandal [Video]Credit Suisse CEO quits after spying scandal

Credit Suisse CEO Tidjane Thiam quit Friday after a widening spying scandal exacerbated a power struggle at the top of the Swiss bank. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Credit Suisse also spied on Greenpeace - newspaper [Video]Credit Suisse also spied on Greenpeace - newspaper

Credit Suisse, which has faced a scandal related to spying on senior executives, also conducted espionage against Greenpeace, Swiss newspaper SonntagsZeitung reports. Ciara Lee reports.

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This tree can produce 40 different types of fruit [Video]This tree can produce 40 different types of fruit

A tree growing 40 varieties of apple found a surprising home at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland last week, as campaigners tried to boost the numbers of ancient Swiss..

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Roger Federer: 'Lucky' Australian Open Win [Video]Roger Federer: 'Lucky' Australian Open Win

Getty/TPN Roger Federer says he was "lucky" to beat Tennys Sandgren in the Australian Open quarterfinals, and that he should already be "skiing in Switzerland." The Swiss player saved seven match..

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Meet the homelessness activists sleeping in the snow in Davos [Video]Meet the homelessness activists sleeping in the snow in Davos

Davos is known as a chic ski resort, a haunt of the rich and powerful, but in a tent at the bottom of one of the slopes a group of campaigners slept out this week to raise awareness about homelessness...

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Julianne Hough stuns fans as she undergoes bizarre 'energy treatment' [Video]Julianne Hough stuns fans as she undergoes bizarre 'energy treatment'

Julianne Hough stunned fans as she underwent a bizarre energy treatment in Switzerland on Wednesday, with the results akin to an "exorcism".

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George Soros Thinks Trump And Facebook Are Working Together [Video]George Soros Thinks Trump And Facebook Are Working Together

Billionaire George Soros thinks Facebook and President Donald Trump are conspiring. According to Business Insider, he said they are working together for Trump to win the 2020 presidential election. Yet..

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The Prince of Wales urges climate action [Video]The Prince of Wales urges climate action

The Prince of Wales delivered a keynote address at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in which he urged government and business chiefs to help the private sector lead efforts to tackle..

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Donald Trump: Impeachment trial a 'total hoax' [Video]Donald Trump: Impeachment trial a 'total hoax'

President Donald Trump is leaving the World Economic Forum in Switzerland with bullish talk on the US economy and lashing out at his Senate impeachment trial back in Washington. Mr Trump called a..

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Trump 'would have loved' to see Greta speak at Davos [Video]Trump 'would have loved' to see Greta speak at Davos

U.S. President Donald Trump, speaking at a news conference in Davos, Switzerland, said that Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg "ought to focus" on "other countries" instead of the "clean..

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N. Korea says no longer bound by nuclear pledge [Video]N. Korea says no longer bound by nuclear pledge

North Korea on Tuesday said the United States ignored its year-end deadline for nuclear talks, and therefore it no longer felt bound by commitments, which included a halt to its nuclear testing and the..

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Davos 2020: Greta vs. Trump, businesses scored on climate action [Video]Davos 2020: Greta vs. Trump, businesses scored on climate action

Climate change and environmental destruction top the risks highlighted by world decision-makers in a survey ahead of the 2020 gathering of the global elite in the Swiss ski resort of Davos. Conway..

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Pressure mounts for Swiss parliamentary probe into spying operation

Senior members of the Swiss legislature are demanding a parliamentary investigation into a spying operation in which U.S. and German intelligence used a Swiss cryptography company as a front to..
Reuters - Published

CIA spied on countries including India, Pak through secretly-owned Swiss encryption firm: Report

The CIA read the encrypted messages of several countries, including India, for decades through its secretly-owned Switzerland-based company trusted by governments all over the world to keep the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Bitgo to Offer Regulated Crypto Custody in Switzerland and Germany

bitgo to offer regulated crypto custody in switzerland and germany
Advertisment European crypto exchanges, as well as other companies with significant crypto holdings they need to protect, now have another option for cold storing their digital fortune. Bitgo is..
WorldNews - Published

Swiss machines used to spy on governments for decades

Secret control of a Swiss device enabled the US and Germany to collect classified information, reports say.
BBC News - Published

Swiss investigate report that firm helped CIA break codes

Switzerland is probing news reports that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and West Germany's spy service used a Swiss company's encryption technology to covertly crack other nations' top-secret..
Reuters - Published

Swiss government lobbies for EU ties as 'Brexit moment' looms

The Swiss government on Tuesday urged voters to reject a referendum brought by the right-wing Swiss People's Party to end an accord with the European Union on the free movement of citizens.
Reuters - Published

Swiss government warns against cancelling EU free-movement pact

The Swiss government on Tuesday urged voters to reject a referendum push by the right-wing Swiss People's Party to end an accord with the European Union on the free movement of citizens.
Reuters - Published

Briton with new coronavirus traveled through Geneva airport

A Briton who infected at least five people with the new coronavirus in a French ski resort traveled there and back via Geneva airport in Switzerland on Jan. 24 and 28, the Swiss government said on..
Reuters - Published

Swiss vote to approve legislation to protect LGBTQ+ rights

swiss vote to approve legislation to protect lgbtq+ rights
Switzerland has voted in a referendum to approve a law that would extend anti-racism legislation to cover sexual orientation, defying critics who had claimed such a move would be an infringement of..
WorldNews - Published

Swiss voters back anti-homophobia law, projection shows

A Swiss referendum on Sunday cleared the way for the country to close a loophole in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights by extending anti-racism laws to cover sexual orientation, a..
Reuters - Published Also reported by •France 24

Switzerland votes on new law against homophobia

switzerland votes on new law against homophobia
Switzerland is voting in a referendum on a new law against homophobia that is opposed by the populist right-wing Swiss People's Party (SVP). It would widen existing legislation against discrimination..
WorldNews - Published

Switzerland votes on LGBT discrimination proposal

Critics fear the plan to punish sexual orientation discrimination by law would limit free speech.
BBC News - Published

Credit Suisse CEO Thiam toppled by espionage scandal

Tidjane Thiam has quit as Credit Suisse chief executive after a spying scandal that has hit the reputation of Switzerland's second-biggest bank and shocked the country's financial community.
Reuters - Published

Credit Suisse's new CEO Gottstein seeks growth offensive

Credit Suisse's incoming chief executive, Thomas Gottstein, plans to put Switzerland's second-biggest bank on a growth offensive following predecessor Tidjane Thiam's cost-cutting exercise, he told..
Reuters - Published

Credit Suisse's incoming CEO Gottstein looking to grow balance sheet

Credit Suisse's incoming chief executive, Thomas Gottstein, plans to stick Switzerland's second-biggest bank on a growth offensive following predecessor Tidjane Thiam's cost-cutting exercise, he told..
Reuters - Published

Thiam quits as Credit Suisse CEO after split with chairman over spying scandal

Credit Suisse Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam has quit after a power struggle with Chairman Urs Rohner at Switzerland's second-biggest bank, triggered by a damaging spying scandal.
Reuters - Published

Swiss vote on anti-homophobia law as critics decry censorship

When 41-year-old Jehanne, a lesbian, was repeatedly insulted for supporting LGBT rights during a tram ride in the Swiss city of Geneva last month, she threatened to call the police.
Reuters - Published

Credit Suisse CDS jump after CEO Thiam quits

The cost of insuring exposure to debt issued by Credit Suisse jumped by 3 basis points (bps) on Friday after Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam quit amid a power struggle at Switzerland's second-biggest..
Reuters - Published

Brazil´s Bolsonaro fires aide who flew on Air Force jet from Davos

President Jair Bolsonaro fired his deputy chief of staff for the second time this week, after the official used a Brazilian Air Force plane to fly from Davos, Switzerland, to New Delhi last weak.
Reuters - Published

First shipments of medicine to Iran sent via Swiss channel, more to follow: U.S. diplomat

First shipments of drugs for cancer and transplant patients in Iran have already been sent through a Swiss humanitarian channel, U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook said on Thursday, adding..
Reuters - Published

Cancer, transplant drugs open Swiss humanitarian channel to Iran

A humanitarian channel to bring food and medicine to Iran has started trial operations, the Swiss government said on Thursday, helping supply Swiss goods to the struggling population without tripping..
Reuters - Published

Rare snow leopard gets Zurich zoo 'date'

Chris the leopard travelled from a Lake District zoo to Switzerland as part of a breeding programme.
BBC News - Published

Swiss humanitarian channel to Iran starts up with trial run

A humanitarian channel to bring food and medicine to Iran has started trial operations, the Swiss government said on Thursday, helping supply Swiss goods to the struggling population without tripping..
Reuters - Published

Immigration to Switzerland rises ahead of vote on EU free-movement deal

Net immigration to Switzerland rose again last year, official data showed on Thursday, ahead of a May referendum pushed by the right-wing Swiss People's Party on ending an accord with the European..
Reuters - Published

Lufthansa, Swiss and Austrian flights suspended to and from China

Lufthansa is suspending its own, Swiss and Austrian Airlines flights to and from China until Feb. 9, the German airline said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Swiss jeweller files for bankruptcy amid Isabel dos Santos graft probe

swiss jeweller files for bankruptcy amid isabel dos santos graft probe
Zurich/Geneva — The Genevan jeweller De Grisogono, known for extravagant diamond jewellery worn by the likes of Paris Hilton, has filed for bankruptcy, ensnared in a corruption probe involving Isabel..
WorldNews - Published

Swiss seek access to EU early-warning system as coronavirus spreads

Switzerland needs access to a European Union early-warning system for health crises to shore up its defences against the new coronavirus in China, Swiss health officials said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Derek Hough defends Julianne Hough's 'wacky' energy healing video: 'Worth an open mind'

Derek Hough commented on a viral video of his sister Julianne taking part in an "energy healing" demonstration in Davos, Switzerland.
USATODAY.com - Published

As Swiss summit ends, Greta's star outshines her critics

If making headlines and drawing flak is a measure of success at Davos, then Greta Thunberg probably came out on top of this year's edition of the Alpine business-meets-politics gathering.
Reuters - Published

'Stop (f)lying to us': Swiss ski town's teens join Greta in protest

A short walk from where she spent the week rubbing shoulders with world leaders, Greta Thunberg showed solidarity with the climate strikers of Davos on the last day of the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Reuters - Published

No digs at Davos? Teepee-dwellers shiver to highlight homelessness

Andrew Funk has been shivering through the nights in a tent pitched in the snow of Davos this week as political and business leaders returned to their cozy hotels and apartments nestled in the swank..
Reuters - Published

Greta, Merkel, big oil and a tax truce - Davos Thursday highlights

Here are the highlights from Day 3 of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in the Swiss ski resort of Davos:
Reuters - Published

Trump's parting gifts, the Piano Man, Greta meets a prince - Davos Wednesday highlights

The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) rolled on into Wednesday in the Swiss ski resort of Davos.
Reuters - Published

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin tells climate change activist Greta Thunberg to get an economics degree

Thunberg, 17, spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where she made an impassioned plea for the world to stop using fossil fuels.
USATODAY.com - Published Also reported by •NYTimes.com

Zurich police use tear gas, water cannons on World Economic Forum protesters

Swiss police on Wednesday used water cannons, rubber bullets and tear gas to subdue demonstrators in Zurich who ignited fireworks and threw bottles as part of a protest targeting the annual World..
Reuters - Published

Trump says he will add 'a couple' countries to his controversial travel ban

"We are adding a couple of countries to it," Trump told reporters at the end of an international economic conference in Davos, Switzerland.
USATODAY.com - Published

India advances 8 places to 72nd spot on Global Talent Competitiveness Index

dia has moved up eight places to the 72nd position in the 2020 Global Talent Competitiveness Index that measures and ranks countries based on their ability to grow, attract and retain talent...
IndiaTimes - Published

Trump leaves Davos after downplaying friction with Iraq, condemning impeachment

Before leaving the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, President Donald Trump went after impeachment managers Adam Schiff and Jerrold Nadler.
USATODAY.com - Published

Charles to launch sustainable markets project in visit to World Economic Forum

charles to launch sustainable markets project in visit to world economic forum
The Prince of Wales has pledged to do his “utmost” to spread a message of sustainability and will call for consumers to be given clear information to help them make environmentally-friendly..
WorldNews - Published

Davos 2020 Climate Finance Partnership Press Release

davos 2020 climate finance partnership press release
DAVOS, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 22, 2020-- Parties to the Climate Finance Partnership (CFP) have taken another step forward in their partnership to accelerate the flow of capital into..
WorldNews - Published

Africa’s richest woman out of Davos

africa’s richest woman out of davos
The rapidly changing circumstances for Isabel dos Santos, widely known as ‘Africa’s richest woman’, is evident by her absence at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. Instead of hobnobbing..
WorldNews - Published

Trump Considering an Expansion of His 2017 Travel Ban

The president said in Davos, Switzerland, that he was planning to add more countries to an executive order barring people from predominantly Muslim countries.
NYTimes.com - Published

Trump to break bread with Apple's Cook and other CEOs: sources

U.S. President Donald Trump will attend a breakfast meeting on Wednesday with Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook and other business leaders on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the World Economic..
Reuters - Published

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