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German prosecutors begin probe against Swiss financial spies

August 14, 2017 10:30 pm
German prosecutors begin probe against Swiss financial spies

This photo taken on June 13, 2016 shows a branch of Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse in Basel. (AFP photo) Four Swiss spies who allegedly reported on German tax investigators are now under official probe in Germany, local media say, in what could really affect relations between the two neighbors. […]

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Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades seeks peace deal in Switzerland

June 26, 2017 10:30 pm
Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades seeks peace deal in Switzerland

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades gives a press conference after a Greece-Israel-Cyprus summit on offshore oil and gas in the eastern Mediterranean and environmental issues in Thessaloniki on June 15, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades says he hopes to clinch a reunification deal laying out a new security […]

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Upper house of Swiss parliament rejects bill to ban Islamic full-face veil

March 10, 2017 2:30 pm
Upper house of Swiss parliament rejects bill to ban Islamic full-face veil

An electoral poster of the Swiss far-right party reading “Uncontrolled Naturalization? No” in German with the illustration of a woman wearing a burka is seen at a train station in Zurich, Switzerland, on February 7, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The upper house of Switzerland’s parliament has rejected a controversial bill […]

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Two dead, one badly injured in Switzerland shooting

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Two dead, one badly injured in Switzerland shooting

Police collect evidence at the site of a shooting in Switzerland’s northwestern city of Basel on March 10, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Two men have lost their lives and another sustained serious gunshot wounds after two unidentified assailants stormed into a cafe in Switzerland’s northwestern city of Basel and opened fire. […]

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Switzerland replaces Germany as best country in the world to live in

March 8, 2017 8:00 am
Switzerland replaces Germany as best country in the world to live in

Switzerland has come top of the pile in the rankings. Photo / 123RF Switzerland has been named as the best country in the world in which to live, according to a new report that has seen Germany fall from top spot to fourth and New Zealand ranked 14th. The list […]

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Swiss people vote to ease citizenship for third-generation immigrants

February 13, 2017 1:20 pm
Swiss people vote to ease citizenship for third-generation immigrants

This image, taken in the town of Obersaxen Meierhofon in the Swiss canton of Graubünden on Sunday, February 12, 2016, shows people casting their ballots on a bill for citizenship reforms. The majority of Swiss citizens have voted in favor of simplifying the naturalization process for third-generation immigrants. In a […]

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Swiss people vote in streamlined citizenship referendum

February 12, 2017 6:00 pm
Swiss people vote in streamlined citizenship referendum

People walk by electoral posters of a committee against facilitated naturalization reading “Uncontrolled Naturalization? No” with the illustration of a woman wearing a burka, in a train station in Zurich, Switzerland, February 7, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Voters in Switzerland have taken to the polls to cast their ballots in […]

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European court rules against Muslim couple in swim lessons case

January 10, 2017 9:50 pm
European court rules against Muslim couple in swim lessons case

The undated photo shows judges of the France-based European Court of Human Rights. The European Court of Human Rights has rejected an appeal by a Muslim couple in Switzerland who have been fined for refusing to send their daughters to mixed swimming lessons in school. The court ruled on Tuesday […]

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Cyprus leaders begin UN-peace talks in Switzerland

November 7, 2016 5:00 pm
Cyprus leaders begin UN-peace talks in Switzerland

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon (C) gestures upon his arrival at Cyprus Peace Talks on November 7, 2016 in Mont-Pelerin, Western Switzerland. (Photo by AFP) Rival leaders of Cyprus have started a fresh round of talks aimed at reunifying the ethnically-divided Mediterranean resort island and bringing a four-decade dispute there to an […]

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Syria talks in Switzerland city of Lausanne: Brainstorming with no outcome

October 15, 2016 8:39 pm
Syria talks in Switzerland city of Lausanne: Brainstorming with no outcome

The latest round of talks aimed at putting an end to the crisis in Syria have come to an end without even the release of a joint statement by its participants.   The four-hour long Saturday talks were convened by US Secretary of State John Kerry in the Swiss city of […]

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