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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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At talks, Libyan government demands Haftar forces withdraw

Libya's government took a firm position at peace talks in Switzerland on Monday, demanding that renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar withdraw from the ramparts of the capital and describing him..
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Former FIFA secretary general Valcke and BeIN sports chairman indicted

Former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke and the chairman of Qatar-based media group BeIN Sports, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, have been charged in Switzerland in connection with the award of television..
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Videos for Switzerland


Swiss manufacturer to offer 3D printed chocolates [Video]Swiss manufacturer to offer 3D printed chocolates

Barry Callebaut, a Swiss-based chocolate manufacturer, has announced that it will start producing 3D printed chocolate at scale in its new studio called Mona Lisa.

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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

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:02Published

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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

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..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:51Published

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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:50Published

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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:52Published

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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Swiss postpone global patient safety summit amid coronavirus outbreak

The Swiss government has postponed an annual patient safety summit scheduled for the end of this month, it said on Wednesday, citing the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.
Reuters - Published

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

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..
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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..
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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

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

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

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..
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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 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.
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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.
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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:
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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

Trump escapes Washington for Switzerland and brags about the economy.

The president did not mention impeachment in his 30-minute speech to the chief executives, celebrities and heads of state at the Alpine gathering.
NYTimes.com - Published

Trump says 'America is thriving' at Switzerland economic forum before impeachment trial

Before his speech at the World Economic Forum, Trump told reporters impeachment is "just a hoax" and "a witch hunt that's been going on for years."
USATODAY.com - Published

Swiss uncovered suspected Davos spy plot by Russian 'plumbers': paper

Swiss officials foiled an apparent spying operation by Russians posing as plumbers in Davos, site of the World Economic Forum's annual meeting, a newspaper reported on Tuesday, but police did not..
Reuters - Published

Trump talks about impeachment and climate

President Trump spoke about his impeachment trial and climate change before his speech in Davos, Switzerland on Tuesday.  
USATODAY.com - Published

AP Top Stories January 20 2020

Here's the latest for Tuesday January 21st: Trump goes to World Economic Forum in Switzerland; Senate reconvenes Tuesday for impeachment trial; Chinese executive's extradition hearing continues in..
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President Trump arrives at Davos economic forum

President Trump arrived on Tuesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The trip puts him thousands of miles from his Senate impeachment trial, which reconvenes on Tuesday. (Jan. 21)
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Trump, Greta and unicorns - What to watch for at Davos on Tuesday

The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum kicked off on Tuesday in the Swiss ski resort of Davos.
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White House unveils list of leaders to meet with President Trump at forum in Davos

President Donald Trump will hold a series of meetings with various world leaders when he heads to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this week, the White House said.
Reuters - Published

Trump gets Swiss army security as climate protesters trek to Davos

Hundreds of protesters calling on global leaders to take swifter action on climate change will face up to 5,000 military personnel and police from across Switzerland as they march to the ski resort of..
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Climate activists dressed as koalas set off on mountain hike to Davos

Climate activists set off on a three-day hike from Landquart in eastern Switzerland to the ski resort of Davos on Sunday to draw attention to global warming at the World Economic Forum this week.
Reuters - Published

'You have not seen anything yet,' climate activist Greta says ahead of Davos

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg and a crowd of some 10,000 protesters marched in the Swiss city of Lausanne on Friday before many of them head to Davos next week to challenge political and business..
Reuters - Published

Leaders fear for planet as they pack for 'green' Davos

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.
Reuters - Published

Swiss oppose drive to end free movement of EU citizens: poll

Most Swiss oppose a referendum campaign launched by the far right to end the free movement of citizens from the European Union, a poll published on Sunday found.
Reuters - Published

Iran summons Swiss envoy again to answer U.S. message: state media

Iran summoned a Swiss envoy for a second time on Friday to deliver its answer to a U.S. message, Iranian state media said, hours after a Swiss diplomat delivered Washington's communication over the..
Reuters - Published

Swiss deliver U.S. message to Iran over Soleimani killing

A Swiss diplomat delivered a message from the United States to Iran on Friday over the U.S. killing of senior Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani, the Swiss foreign ministry said.
Reuters - Published

Rescuers comb Austrian, Swiss avalanches in case of victims

Rescuers hunted for possible victims of three avalanches that hit the Austrian ski resort of Ankogel and one at the Swiss resort of Andermatt on Thursday, injuring at least two people.
Reuters - Published

Avalanches hit Austrian, Swiss ski resorts, at least two injured

Three avalanches hit the Austrian ski resort of Ankogel and one the Swiss resort of Andermatt on Thursday, injuring at least two people and prompting major rescue operations, police said.
Reuters - Published

Coutts & Co to pay additional $27.9 million under U.S. agreement

Swiss bank Coutts & Co Ltd will pay an additional $27.9 million under an addendum to a 2015 non-prosecution agreement, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

More than 300 Italian mob arrests made across four countries in major mafia crackdown

Police arrested more than 300 suspected members of the 'Ndrangheta criminal organization in Italy, Switzerland, Germany and Bulgaria in a major mafia crackdown.
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Exclusive: Ukrainian tycoon's lawyer says he lent money to Giuliani associate

A Swiss lawyer said on Wednesday he had lent $1 million to Lev Parnas, an associate of U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, and Parnas' wife in order for them to buy a home in..
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Exclusive: Swiss humanitarian channel to Iran seen within months - Swiss, U.S. officials

A humanitarian channel to bring food and medicine to Iran could be up and running within months, senior Swiss and U.S. officials told Reuters, helping supply Swiss goods to the struggling population..
Reuters - Published

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