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The government in Bern held discussions with political parties, cities, communes, churches and the private sector on 7 April 2017.
German authorities arrested a 54-year-old Swiss citizen on suspicion of spying Friday, but declined to say who he allegedly worked for.
DAVIS COUNTY, Utah -- The city of Clearfield is in the process of buying land from UTA, and the deal could lead to more than 1,000 new jobs.
... metro cities. Shantanu Trivedi, director Flywings Holidays informed that owing to upcoming holiday season, the travel agency in association with Switzerland VFS is organising the one-day camp to complete all travel formalities to Switzerland in ...
This apartment is in a grand townhouse that was built in 1790 and restored in 2001. The building is at the center of the town of Vevey, on the northern side of Lake Geneva, a block from the water. The 3,200-square-foot unit has three bedrooms and three ...
In Sofia, some 'cucumbers', used trams donated to Sofia by Switzerland, just started transporting passengers. The green trams, which covered hundreds of thousands of kilometers in the Swiss city of Basel before they were sent to Sofia, will replace ...
Switzerland's second largest bank beat expectations in its first quarter earnings, bolstered by a solid showing from its wealth management unit.
Yemeni demonstrators have reached the western port city of Hudaydah following a week-long rally that started in the capital, Sana'a, in an attempt to draw the world's attention to the dire humanitarian situation in the country amid the Saudi aggression ...
Not all unproductive dairy cattle in Switzerland are sent to the slaughterhouse. swissinfo.ch visits a chosen few living out their lives in comfortable retirement.
Zurich - The determined look of Mambo Mhozuyenikono (not his real name) contrasts with the nonchalance of the other students who wander, trays in hand, around the cafeteria at the University of Zurich.
Atletico used the same argument that got Real Madrid off the hook in December.
Donor countries have pledged nearly $1.1 billion (CHF1.1 billion) for humanitarian aid to Yemen following a United Nations conference in Geneva on ...
Swiss pharmaceuticals group Novartis says net income fell 15 percent in the first quarter as it continued to adjust to generic competition for its Gleevec leukemia drug and stopped work on a hoped-for treatment for heart failure.
Minneapolis (AP) - The first of tens of thousands of U.S. lawsuits will go to trial on Monday against Swiss Agribusiness giant Syngenta over its decision to introduce a genetically engineered corn seed variety to the U.S.
City Express caught up with the Swiss chef, seated on the fi rst fl oor of the cozy Writer's Cafe in Royapettah.
"I was never a person of interest or under scrutiny by the American justice. Never," the former FIFA president said on Friday.
Posting a photo of their newborn on Instagram on Thursday, the couple, from North Carolina, said they had named her Tessa Murren because the Swiss village "was our favorite little town in Switzerland and quite possibly where she came to be".
DEHRADUN: The court of the Dehradun chief judicial magistrate (CJM) has sentenced the owner of a famous jewellery showroom in the city to two years' rigorous imprisonment for "hiding" his Swiss bank account from the income tax (I-T) department.
Formed of 110 officers and men, the Pontifical Swiss Guard are the defacto military of the Vatican City, an independent country of just .17 square miles (110-acres) in size located inside Rome, Italy.
Affectionately known as "The Switzerland of America," Ouray is a gorgeous mountain town nestled in the San Juan Mountain range in the southwestern part of Colorado.
OURAY - Affectionately known as "The Switzerland of America," Ouray is a gorgeous and one-of-a-kind Colorado mountain town nestled in the San Juan Mountains in the southwestern part of Colorado. ... natural hot springs, back roads perfect for four ...
2. He attended the best Swiss school using a fake name. Kim Jong-un was enrolled at a top private school in Switzerland's capital city of Berne but proved to be poor academically. Clad in a Chicago Bulls sweatshirt and Nike shoes, he was introduced to ...
Despite recent terror attacks Swiss are heading in droves to European cities for the Easter break, according to travel agents.
A Swiss court has upheld the conviction of two former top officials in the country's strongest political party for racial discrimination over a campaign poster that proclaimed "Kosovars cut up the Swiss!" The nationalist Swiss People's Party has long ...
It was our second day in Lucerne, Switzerland, a beautiful city on a lake surrounded by the snow-covered Swiss Alps. I'd taken a walk the day we arrived and felt comfortable navigating the city of 81,000. After all, a prominent peak, Mt. Pilatus ...
A Swiss pacifist group says an 86-year old woman was briefly detained Tuesday after she spray-painted "money for Weapons Kills" in German on a wall at Switzerland's national bank, as part of a campaign to strip state financing for arms vendors. Youniss ...
The village of Romont in the canton of Fribourg stages a haunting procession on Good Friday. Commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus, 20 'pleureuses' (weeping women) wearing black veils walk slowly through the town. On red cushions they carry symbols of ...
It was named after the ancient Chinese city of Suzhou, a city in south China known for its Unesco-listed classical gardens.
They not only keep their houses and apartments clean, they also pay local councils assessment rates to enable them to have adequate infrastructure and workers to keep the cities or towns clean, pleasant and attractive. Even without a thorough study, it ...
Known as a global finance center, the northern city really feels more like a charming European town, with less than 400,000 people and impeccably clean streets and Old Town cobblestones on which to stroll and shop for overwhelming amounts of shops ...
At the risk of sounding close-minded, I wasn't really excited about visiting Switzerland when the opportunity came along not too long ago.
France's interior ministry said it has expelled a Swiss Islamic preacher with extremist views to his home country. The ministry said Hani Ramadan was arrested Saturday in Colmar, in eastern France, as he was taking part in a conference, and police ...
On the first of April, 1944, the United States committed an act of war against the nation of Switzerland. Though it was April Fool's Day, the citizens of the Swiss town of Schaffhausen found nothing funny about sixty tons of high explosive descending ...
women in Geneva will now be allowed to swim topless in the city's iconic lake and Rhone River. A rule dating from 1929 was overturned by Geneva's regional ...
Under the law no more than 20% of a municipality's housing can be second homes. Those with percentages above 20% run ... Every year on 31 March, the Swiss Federal Office for Spatial Development (ARE) publishes an inventory of Municipalities and their ...
GENEVA - Who needs St. Tropez? A glitzy Swiss city is allowing women to swim topless now, too. Geneva's regional council, modifying a ban that predated bikinis by decades, has ruled that women can again pop off their tops legally in Lake Geneva and ...
Switzerland is a land of sublime mountains and stunning lakes. The beautiful geography of the area, as with much of central mainland Europe, may come as no great surprise.
According to the latest figures from the Swiss federal statistics office there are now 2,100,100 foreigners living in Switzerland, 2.5 percent more than last year, when the foreign population broke through the two million barrier for the first time ...
Switzerland and Italy are in a diplomatic dispute over Switzerland's decision to close three secondary border crossings at night in a bid to fight crime.
The Swiss President says "things are moving" in efforts to improve ties with the European Union after a Swiss referendum three years ago to limit immigration soured bilateral relations. Doris Leuthard said in an interview with the "24 Heures" newspaper ...
Clearing this regulatory hurdle means that by early next year, Matternet partner Swiss Post plans to use the drones to deliver blood samples and other small parcels between hospitals in Lugano, a smaller city with a population of about 56,000 ...
"For much of the world, International Geneva means a lot of corruption," Jamil Chade, correspondent for Brazilian newspaper O Estado do Sao Paulo commented recently at a Swiss Press Club discussion amongst journalists on how best to report on the ...
The movement that began among student organisations in Lucerne and Zurich spread to other cities with Wednesday's demonstrations, which drew about 1,000 people in Lucerne, 500 in Zurich and a few hundred each in Aarau, Basel and Geneva along with a ...
"For much of the world, International Geneva means a lot of corruption," Jamil Chade, correspondent for Brazilian newspaper O Estado do Sao Paulo commented recently at a Swiss Press Club discussion amongst journalists on how best to report on the ...
"The nomination of Moudon as one of the 'most beautiful villages in Switzerland' is recognition of the willingness of our commune to highlight the heritage of our village and its constant evolution," Moudon tourism director Nadia Atienza told The Local.
Switzerland's financial markets watchdog says it investigated 22 breaches of money laundering requirements last year, from nine in 2015, as the Alpine country seeks to combat the growing risk of corruption linked to assets from around the world.


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