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Gov. Matt Bevin and several other cabinet officials are back in Kentucky after participating in an apprenticeship study in Germany and Switzerland last week, according to a news release. Bevin, Labor Cabinet SEC. Derrick Ramsey, Economic Development ...
Switzerland introduced the automatic exchange of information of data concerning bank customers at the beginning of this year.
Local roads in England and Wales are in terminal decline with one in six (17%) in poor condition, a study has found. The issue has been caused by an ageing network, decades of underfunding, increased traffic and wetter winters, the report by the ...
A convicted member of the Basque separatist group ETA who is facing extradition to Spain from Switzerland has been denied Swiss asylum, according to her lawyer. The woman is appealing against the decision. Switzerland's State Secretariat for Migration ...
Jerusalem (Reuters) - Israel's politics are darkening: the governing coalition, in power for barely two years, is in tumult and regional tensions are rising.
Last month, Credit Suisse said it was seeing growth in its business in Europe, with more clients wanting to protect their wealth from political turmoil, and more willing to do so through the bank's newly created, political-risk-geared products. (See ...
Although the Swiss National Bank (SNB) famously gave up defending its EUR/CHF floor at 1.20 last January, it was not long before it began to regularly intervene in foreign exchange markets again to weaken its own currency in order to support Swiss ...
A top presidential aide Tuesday lashed out at a Swiss rally of supporters of the terrorist PKK that openly called for the murder of Turkey's president, asking, "Has the anti-Turkey animus and the anti-Erdogan paranoia really reached this level of ...
The UK could be a "serious competitor" to Switzerland as a low-tax business location in a post- Brexit world, the Swiss finance minister has said. The UK could "develop very positively" outside the EU, Ueli Maurer told the Financial Times in an interview.
A yellow umbrella, the symbol of the Occupy Central movement, is displayed before candidates John Tsang, Carrie Lam and Woo Kwok-hing (L-R) after Lam won the election for Hong Kong's next Chief Executive in Hong Kong, China March 26, 2017.
BERNE/New Delhi: As India and other countries await an automatic exchange of information from next year about suspected black money hoarders in Swiss banks, Switzerland has said it can suspend such sharing of details any time if confidentiality is not ...
Although they may be tied to technology for many other things, young voters look to their parents or teachers for political information before going online, says the latest political monitor study from the Swiss youth vote advocacy organisation EasyVote.
The Swiss Attorney General's office has opened criminal proceedings into allegations of political espionage surrounding the Turkish community in Switzerland. The move comes amid a political spat between Switzerland and Turkey ahead of a Turkish ...
"The Office of the Attorney General has been made aware of concrete suspicion that political espionage has likely been conducted involving the Turkish community in Switzerland," the office said Friday, giving no other details about the probe that began ...
prosecutors in Bosnia say a woman wanted for war crimes she allegedly committed against Serb civilians during the country's 1992-95 war has been extradited from Switzerland. A statement from prosecutors says that 56-year-old Efeta Veseli was handed ...
... Dankwa Akufo-Addo returned home on Thursday evening after participating in the 5th edition of the Africa CEO's forum in Geneva, Switzerland. The forum, which is an important event on the African business calendar, draws the most influential ...
EconoTimes is a fast growing non-partisan source of news and intelligence on global economy and financial markets, providing timely, relevant, and critical ...
The Swiss Attorney General's office has opened criminal proceedings into allegations of political espionage surrounding the Turkish community in Switzerland. The move comes amid a political spat between Switzerland and Turkey ahead of a Turkish ...
The Swiss branch of Amnesty International has criticised Switzerland's decision to extradite a woman to Spain convicted there of supporting the Basque separatist group ETA.
Zurich (Reuters) - The Swiss National Bank is watching the unfolding European political situation but is convinced it has the correct tools to deal with any potential uncertainties that could arise, governing board member Andrea Maechler said on ...
Swiss trains run on time to take people to breathtaking alpine scenery and outdoor activities. In addition, clean streets and a relatively low crime rate help make the country attractive.
Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter has rebuked his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu for Turkey's political campaigning on Swiss soil. This follows a diplomatic spat between the two countries over Ankara's efforts to influence Turkish diaspora ...
The new European Union ambassador to Switzerland says Swiss-EU relations appear to be entering a more positive phase.
Swiss trains run on time to take people to breathtaking alpine scenery and outdoor activities. In addition, clean streets and a relatively low crime rate help make the country attractive.
The Swiss diplomat noted that his appointment as the country's ambassador to Russia comes at a time when Russia's influence on the international level is ...
The tabloid has perfectly demonstrated why such a law should not be instituted in Switzerland. If it had already been law, Switzerland's government might have been more inclined to assist Erdogan in pushing the editorial's writer. The statement by the ...
Paris (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank's European equity strategists on Thursday said they had "overweight" positions on the UK and Switzerland and "underweight" positions on Germany and France, with political risks one of the negative factors for the French ...
A new report commissioned by the Swiss Jewish community Federation (SIG) and the Foundation against Racism and anti-Semitism (GRA) found that anti-Semitic attitudes persist in Switzerland.According to the study, anti-Semitic attitudes are ... the ...
Second, Swiss stocks offer a diversifying bet on the Euro zone's political calendar. If France was to follow the Dutch example and opt against the populist politics of the National Front for a Europhile president, Swiss stocks could be the unexpected ...
The news of Freysinger's defenestration came as the Zurich branch of the Swiss People's Party celebrated its centenary.
The news of Freysinger's defenestration came as the Zurich branch of the Swiss People's Party celebrated its centenary.
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Secretary-General Dr Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani strongly condemned the statement that was made on Tuesday by the Swiss representative before the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), slamming the ...
The Forum will bring together CEOs of the largest African and international companies, political decision makers from more than 40 African countries and investors on the continent.
The United Arab Emirates summoned the Swiss ambassador on Sunday to denounce a statement Switzerland made to the United Nations Human Rights Council the week prior criticising fellow gulf state Bahrain's human rights record.
Though eventually passed by parliament, the reforms have divided Swiss political parties, with the Swiss People's Party (SVP) and Liberal-Radicals opposing the package.
What started as a minor disagreement between Turkey and the Netherlands has now expanded into an unprecedented diplomatic spat. Turkish attempts to hold rallies in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands have been blocked - and President ...
The Swiss-based IPU works to promote representative democracy. Nordic countries suffered the largest setback globally, with a 6 percent drop in women ministers.
The safe-haven Swiss franc has climbed almost 2 percent since early December, despite the SNB's efforts to keep it capped, on worries that political risks in Europe -- notably a possible victory by anti-Euro Marine Le Pen in France's April ...
Kathmandu: The Swiss Ambassador to Nepal Jorg Giovanni Frieden paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal at latter's office in Singha Durbar on Wednesday.
It is not easy to sum up a country with four linguistic regions in a cartoon and ensure it makes sense to an international readership in ten languages.
Given the relative resilience of the U.K. economy since the Brexit referendum, particularly compared to many doom-and-gloom forecasts which have proved either premature or exaggerated, politics is currently undeniably in the driving seat regarding ...
News categories. Headlines · National · politics · Startups · Business · technology · International · education · Travel · culture · Society · Lifestyle · Health · sport ... Survey: Swiss cities offer world-leading quality of life. The Local ... Even ...
A Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman blasted Monday a Swiss newspaper over its "derogatory" remarks against the Turkish president and its "misleading" report about an upcoming constitutional referendum in Turkey.
Spokesman says newspaper's 'accusations and allegations are completely unacceptable'
Instead, the minister asked the political parties to provide them the names, if they have, of such money. Swiss safe havens dominated Pakistani politics in the 1990s when the previous governments of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) launched a ...
The Swiss canton of Zurich earlier this week asked the federal government to cancel a weekend visit by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, who also planned to host a pro-referendum rally.
The more options people are given to participate politically, the happier they are, according to scientific research. So shouldn't every country introduce Swiss-style direct democracy? Isabelle Stadelmann-Steffen, professor of comparative politics at ...
The potential for political turmoil in European elections this year is keeping the Swiss National Bank alert for threats to the franc, according to SNB chair Thomas Jordan.
Zurich: Several Turkish citizens with diplomatic passports have sought political asylum in Switzerland, the Tages-Anzeiger newspaper reported on Wednesday, calling the move a potential test of the neutral country's ties with Turkey.


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