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Starting in Wittenberg, 500 years ago Europe came under the grip of the Reformation, which led to cultural, social and political upheavals that still have an impact today. In Switzerland, due to the action of Ulrich Zwingli and John Calvin, the ...
The annual Fasnacht festival in Basel offers marching bands wearing monstrous masks, soup made from flour and onions, rude satirical poems and a parade starting at 4 in the morning.
Switzerland's Federal Council today mandated that the Federal Department of finance (FDF) prepare a new corporate tax reform proposal by mid-2017, following the rejection of corporate tax reform III in a popular referendum earlier this month.
UN-brokered Syrian peace talks resume in Geneva on Thursday, but hopes of a breakthrough are dim, clouded by persistent violence and deadlock over the country's political future. On the eve of the talks, ten months after the last round of negotiations ...
According to Thurgau historian Rolf Soland, in 1817 Czar Alexander I sent 100,000 roubles to badly-hit eastern Switzerland when he heard about the Swiss famine. He gave Canton Glarus 66,000 roubles to improve the soil and help the impoverished people ...
Since 2001, more than 70 people have traveled to the Middle East from Switzerland to join militant groups, according to Swiss authorities. Over the past two years, the EU has witnessed an increase in terrorist attacks of European soil, including Berlin ...
Switzerland's State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) is spending $450,000 on filming a TV series with African Actors showing the perils of living in Europe illegally, which will be shown on Nigerian television.
Swiss Re Chief Executive Christian Mumenthaler touted the firm's results for the full year in a statement, but also cited worsening market conditions, "minimal economic growth and continued low interest rates" and political disruptions. Swiss Re's ...
Switzerland sends most asylum seekers back to neighbouring Italy, though they never registered there. A data analysis by swissinfo.
GOP U.S. Rep. David Brat, who rode the Tea Party wave to a historic political upset nearly three years ago, was confronted by protesters upset the Trump administration as he held a town hall in his district.
Upcoming Syria peace talks remain focused on negotiating a "political transition" in the war-ravaged country, the UN mediator's office said Tuesday, following concern the UN was backing away from that aim.
Berne refusing labeling the "Tibetan-in-exile" as from "Tibet" or as refugees is a result of the positive Sino-Swiss diplomatic cooperation. Berne must have realized it has more to gain from a strong bilateral relationship with Beijing rather than ...
Feb 19, 2017- Federalism seems to be one the most controversial topics in Nepali politics at the moment. I am not Nepali and I do not think my opinion on this issue is of ... Another thing to consider: if Nepal wants to become a federation, a creation ...
A quarter of the Swiss population smokes and more than half of those want to quit, according to the latest numbers from a report published on Thursday by the national research and advocacy group, Addiction Switzerland, In addition, 21% of people in ...
You may have seen news stories earlier this week saying that Trump and Putin were seen together in Switzerland before the election.
"Even in an age of rising nationalism, we need to become a trusted and neutral digital Switzerland," Smith told the audience, making an oblique reference to the rise of nationalist political movements in the U.S. and Europe. "As a global tech sector ...
[DARBANDSAR, Iran] As a fierce blizzard sweeps mountains outside Tehran, a team of elite Swiss ski instructors refuses to allow the deep freeze to stand in the way of warming ties with Iran.
A quarter of the Swiss population smokes and more than half of those want to quit, according to the latest numbers from a report published on Thursday by the national research and advocacy group, Addiction Switzerland, In addition, 21% of people in ...
One Swiss commentator said that its was not simply a question of avoiding the impact of rapid growth in the existing 8.3 million population: as a long-standing neutral state, Switzerland wanted to avoid any emotional loss of neutrality by importing too ...
London (CNNMoney) - Voters in Switzerland have shocked the political establishment by rejecting a reform plan that would have brought the country's corporate tax system in line with international norms.
Reports that President Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin were spotted at a Swiss resort in the days before the 2016 presidential election are false.
Voters delivered a crushing blow to the Swiss business and political establishment by rejecting a comprehensive overhaul of taxation for companies on Sunday.
GENEVA (AP) - Swiss voters are considering two issues that will affect immigrants and foreign companies in Switzerland, deciding whether to make it easier for "third-generation foreigners" to get Swiss citizenship and whether to lock in competitive ...
High-school student Mercado was born in Switzerland, has gone to school in Switzerland, considers herself Swiss and dreams of a political career here one day. But her passport is from Chile, a country that she's never set foot in but was home to her ...
Being born in Switzerland does not guarantee citizenship, so non-Swiss must typically wait 12 years before applying, taking tests, going for local government interviews and often paying thousands of Swiss francs in fees. The new proposal would allow ...
According to the Ambassador, Armenia and Switzerland efficiently collaborate in the financial-economic realm. "Switzerland makes significant investments in Armenia's economy. Due to the official data, Swiss companies invested 90 million dollars only in ...
MINSK, 10 February (BelTA) - Dozens of Swiss companies have been successfully implementing economic projects in Belarus, Head of the Swiss ...
"That is exactly what they are trying to (do)", said Pius Walker, who heads the Zurich-based advertising agency Walker AG.
Switzerland says it is very concerned by Israel's move to legalise thousands of settler homes on Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.
... Swiss francs annually, will mostly be directed towards projects of youth employment, small businesses, competition and health, the ministry said in a statement earlier this week.
Back to Main Menu; politics Home · My government. Back to .... Karen Katz said she remembers that while she was a kid, her father would come home from work, eat, take a nap and then talk on the phone with friends talking about civil liberties ...
European stocks close higher on earnings; political uncertainty persists; Moller-Maersk down 5%. Silvia Amaro | Sam Meredith.
Democratic businessman Chris Kennedy says he will run for Illinois governor in 2018, bringing the instant name recognition of his family's political legacy to what will likely be a sharply contested race to unseat Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner.More >> ...
At the World Economic Forum in Davos, power wielders from the fields of high finance, economics, and politics broached the subject of the neglect of the people, and wrestled with formulas against the economic crisis and the rise of populists.
The Euro Swiss Franc exchange rate continued to see a modest downside trend of around -0.2% throughout Wednesday morning due to Eurozone political concerns and 'safe haven' demand. EUR CHF is unlikely to see a considerable shift in movement for the ...
Over the past few years, however, the cantonal education heads have drawn up common syllabi - one for German-speaking cantons and another for French ones - after Swiss voters approved a constitutional article to harmonise education. ... Kurt Reusser ...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump stepped up his criticism of the U.S. judiciary on Wednesday, saying courts seem to be "so political," a day after his U.S. travel ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries faced close scrutiny from ...
The Euro could be poised to extend its bullish run in spite of "existential" political risks throughout Europe in 2017, according to a UBS report.
With attempts to starve himself and overdose on pills unsuccessful, his plan turned to travelling to Switzerland. He died on Sept.
At the World Economic Forum in Davos, power wielders from the fields of high finance, economics, and politics broached the subject of the neglect of the people, and wrestled with formulas against the economic crisis and the rise of populists.
"Main vikas ki rajniti karna chahta hoon (I want to engage in politics of development)," he says at a public meeting in Gorki.
He noted that the Swiss Constitution "provides that academic and vocational education have the same value, while economic competitiveness is achieved thanks to good education, both dual and university.
Domestic labour costs are created by domestic economic circumstances. Inflation is a local issue. This is why Venezuela had hyperinflation at exactly the same time as Switzerland had deflation. ... may feel that their standard of living is not ...
Gambia's former interior minister who applied for asylum in Switzerland is being investigated for possible crimes against humanity committed in his homeland, Swiss Federal Prosecutors said Monday. The attorney general's office said in a statement that ...
According to figures from Dignitas, a Swiss organization that assists patients with chronic or terminal illness to die, 131 Canadians became members in 2016, but only five travelled to Switzerland to end their lives, down slightly from seven the ...
"The pound looks cheap. We think the start of the countdown to Brexit may prove to be the low and the opportunity to enter sterling longs (positions)," said strategists Athanasios Vamvakidis and Kamal Sharma.


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