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Gazprombank, the third-largest bank in Russia, plans to conduct cryptocurrency transactions in Switzerland later this year as part of a pilot program through its Swiss subsidiary. Aleksandr Sobol, the deputy chairman of Gazprombank, said the state-owned bank decided to try out crypto deals in response to ...
The Brad Gushue Rink was back in form last night after a loss in their second game Saturday. Skip Gushue wasn't happy with his team's performance Saturday night at the World Men's Curling Championship in Las Vegas. They rebounded last night with a quick 7-2 win over Switzerland to improve to 2-1.

Major Russian state-owned bank Gazprombank will be conducting pilot cryptocurrency transactions in Switzerland, local news outlet Vedomosti reported March 29. According to Aleksandr Sobol, the Deputy Chairman of the Board at Gazprombank, Switzerland was chosen due to the more liberal crypto ...
It takes more than a year to make Zurich's finest truffle, yet less than a second to eat one. I'm thinking this as I eye another – one filled with a cognac-steeped grape and encased in a ruffled nest of dark chocolate in the wonderfully unmodernised Confiserie Honold in the city's Old Town. It's a classic old-time ...
PAYERNE AIR BASE, Switzerland ― Somewhere in Switzerland inside a mountain, there is a secret air base in which a Swiss Air Force pilot fires up the ... There is merely “discussion” of arming the jet with air-to-ground missiles, as that capability is politically sensitive in Switzerland and would add to the ...
Throwing rubbish away is an expensive business in environmentally-conscious Switzerland, and a highly complicated one. Local authorities across the country all have their own way of charging residents for getting rid of waste, with the options ranging from microchipped bins that charge by kilogram of ...

PAYERNE AIR BASE, Switzerland ― The Swiss defense ministry has earmarked 1.3 billion-1.5 billion Swiss francs (U.S. $1.4 billion-$1.6 billion) to buy a ... A tender for missiles will follow right after Switzerland launches a fighter competition this summer, with the two acquisitions being treated as part of an ...
LIHUE — The International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland kicks off today, and one of Kauai's own is on the lineup to share his mana'o. Former Kauai councilmember and current president of the Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action, Gary Hooser, will be speaking ...
Scientists are sounding the alarm after the bark beetle damaged 320,000 cubic metres of spruce in 2017 – 3-4 times more than in the period 2008-2012. They are warning of a worsening situation this year. The Swiss Federal Institute for Forest. Snow and Landscape Research WSLexternal link said the rise ...
“The STP and Tibet organisations in Switzerland are concerned about the Chinese government's increasing exertion of influence – also in Switzerland. In particular, concern has been caused by the violations of the right to free expression, the right to a distinct identity, the right to freedom of movement and ...
The Abbey Library of St. Gall in St. Gallen, Switzerland, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1983, is among the oldest and most beautiful libraries in the world. The ceiling frescoes depicting the first four ecumenical councils of the early Christian church - Nicaea (325), Constantinople (381), Ephesus (431) and Chalcedon ...
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Switzerland has four national languages: German, French, Italian and Romansh. German (both High German and Swiss German) is spoken by about 63% of the population, French by about 23%, and Italian by about 8%. Romansh is spoken by less than 1% of the total population. French is spoken in the ...
A recent survey calculates 60.1% of Switzerland's population was middle class in 2015, a figure that has remained broadly stable since 1998, ... According to Switzerland's Federal Statistical Office, it is anyone living in a household with a gross income between 70% and 150% of the gross median income.
A European Space Agency image showing an artist's impression depicting the separation of the ExoMars 2016 entry, descent and landing Schiaparelli demonstrator module. The Local. news@thelocal.ch @thelocalswitzer. 8 March 2018. 12:50 CET+01:00. While South African entrepreneur Elon Musk ...
Christchurch-born Jodie Pralong, her Swiss husband Yannick Pralong and two others were skiing in Switzerland's Valais canton near the Italian border on Saturday, February 24, when an avalanche buried Ms Pralong and partially buried the other three, NZME reported. Mr Pralong managed to pull his wife ...
Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay, today, left for an official visit to Brussels, Belgium and Switzerland, a press release from the foreign ministry states. While in Brussels, Lyonchhen will call on the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, Jean-Claude-Juncker, President of the European Commission and ...

The fund is due to run out of assets by the end of 2030 at the latest, according to calculations previously run by Switzerland's federal social security office. The government also indicated that the ministry of the interior would be arranging talks between employer and employee representatives to discuss a ...
GENEVA, March 5 (Xinhua) -- A Swiss firm and a German-based company announced on Monday they would develop Europe's first national drone traffic management system in Switzerland. Skyguide, the Swiss air navigation service provider, and AirMap, a German-based airspace management platform ...
I suspect your beautifully carved jewelry box was produced during the late 1890s to early 1900s in the town of Brienz, Switzerland. At the time there were over 1,000 carvers producing a wide range of decorative carvings for export. In the current marketplace, I think your carved jewelry box would sell in the ...
The “No Billag” initiative – a reference to the Billag firm that collects the media licensing fee – divided Switzerland along political and generational lines. But 71% voted “no” to the proposals on Sunday, according to official results published by the Swiss news agency ATS. Rejection of the initiative was “a ...
Associated PressMount Matterhorn glows in the last rays of the day as it is reflected in Lake Riffelsee in the Swiss Alps near Zermatt, Switzerland in this undated photo. The sheer majesty of the mountain - described back in the mid-19th century as "the peak people wish to see," - has lured millions of ...
Bern — The Mozambican and Swiss governments on Wednesday, at the end of an official visit to Switzerland by President Filipe Nyusi, signed an institutional framework agreement for development cooperation. The document was signed after official talks in Bern between delegations of the two countries, ...
Switzerland BOMB THREAT: Bern train station cordoned off as police search nearby church. POLICE have cordoned off the area around the main train station entrance in the capital Bern following a bomb threat and have arrested one person in connection with the incident. By Will Kirby. PUBLISHED: 15:36 ...
Switzerland's federal government must periodically seek voter approval to collect taxes. If Sunday's vote is successful, a constitutional amendment will be made extending the government's right to tax Swiss residents. Switzerland taxes residents at three levels: federal, cantonal (state) and municipal.
The annual testing of Switzerland's network of 7,200 sirens was only a partial success this year and must be repeated after problems have been corrected, according to officials. ... Switzerland has around 7,200 sirens across the country which serve as a public warning system in case of national emergency.
While China and South Korea have banned ICOs, Switzerland seems to prefer to be ahead of the situation by dominating as much as possible the exaggerations of new currency launches. There is every reason to believe that cryptocurrencies are a form of financial evolution that can not be stopped, but ...
Has this sporting success reinforced Olympic spirit in the small alpine nation, which is also home to the International Olympic Committee (IOC)? swissinfo.ch asks locals in Arth-Goldau, an alpine town in central Switzerland, whether they think it's a good idea for Switzerland to host the Olympic Games, and ...
Despite progress in curbing illicit financial flows, Switzerland needs to do more to keep so-called 'dirty money' from entering its financial markets, such as tougher money laundering and tax evasion sanctions, a United Nations expert has declared. “In recent years the Swiss Confederation has achieved ...
After what was for many places in Switzerland the coldest night of the winter bar none with teeth-chattering minimum temperatures of -13.4C in Zurich, -8.1C ... Maximum temperatures on Wednesday are forecast to be between -1C and -5C across most of Switzerland, and these will gradually rise in coming ...
The OECD urged Swiss authorities to improve protections for whistleblowers, reform its rules about legal assistance with other nations and ensure bribery sanctions are "effective, proportionate and dissuasive." Published 10:31 AM ET Tue, 27 March 2018 The Associated Press. A tramway car captured with blurred motion ...
BOILING lobsters will be illegal in Switzerland as it has been found the crustaceans can "feel pain". The new laws, which come in next month, will see chefs required to "render them unconscious" before cooking them. Swiss chefs will no longer be able to put lobsters in boiling water. Getty - Contributor.
Expert Takes cover everything from Blockchain technology and ICO funding to taxation, regulation, and cryptocurrency adoption by different sectors of the economy. If you would like to contribute an Expert Take, please email your ideas and CV to a.mcqueen@cointelegraph.com. Switzerland has long been ...
January was an odd month for weather in Switzerland. While parts of the country experienced record warm temperatures, there was also serious snowfall in the country's south-west. A record-breaking 8–9 metres of new snow was registered in January on the Great St. Bernard Pass which connects the ...
MADRID — Anna Gabriel, a leading figure of the separatist movement in Catalonia who is due in court in Madrid this week to face possible charges of sedition and rebellion, has traveled to Switzerland, raising doubts that she will appear before the judge. Ms. Gabriel's party, Popular Unity Candidacy, said ...
Participation in town hall meetings has reached a new low, marking a 30-year decline in Swiss democracy at a local level. But all is not lost. Local democracy has been haemorrhaging for quite a while, reaching dramatic proportions. Research shows that only 4.6% of the population living in municipalities ...
Switzerland had a quick turnaround after suffering a disappointing loss to OAR yesterday. They were bounced out of the quarterfinals in a surprising 6-2 loss. Today brought the question of how the young Swiss squad would rebound. After allowing five goals last night, Switzerland did not start Florence ...
After not winning a game in preliminary play, Team OAR beat Switzerland 6-2 to advance to the semifinals against Canada. It was a test between the offensively dominant Switzerland and the offensively dormant OAR. Even though OAR didn't win a game during preliminary play, they automatically ...
Yelena Abramova, a spokesperson for the administration of the city of Orsk, said earlier that three foreign citizens were allegedly among the passengers of the crashed airplane, namely from Switzerland, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan. Radio contact with the An-148 passenger plane of the Saratov Airlines ...
PRAGUE, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) -- The Czech Republic beat Switzerland 3-1 on Sunday in the first round of the Fed Cup in Prague. The Czech team advanced to the semifinal of the women's tennis team competition after the victory. This is the eight meeting between the Czech Republic and Switzerland in the ...
The combined Korean ice hockey team – the only such outfit in the current Winter Olympics – was formed just weeks before the Games with critics in South Korea saying the hasty move would lead to little success on the ice. The team was seriously outplayed by Switzerland but the history books are likely to ...
Curiously enough, although later promoters of the area as the 'Manx Switzerland' probably would not have realised it, this development paralleled the story in the Swiss Alps, where the stone-based and wooden upper-storeyed chalets were originally summer dwellings occupied when livestock was driven ...
Korea had its moment, but Alina Muller and Team Switzerland quickly stole the spotlight as the Swiss cruised to a 8-0 victory. Muller lit the lamp four times, including three in the first period, while teammate Sara Benz picked up three assists. At 10:23 of the first period, Muller registered a shorthanded goal to ...
The gentleman's sport of cricket, an obsession on the Indian subcontinent, has been strategically used to drum up interest in Switzerland by promoters and tourist attractions. Get the world's fastest ever bowler (Shoaib Akhtar of Pakistan) to send a cricket ball whizzing at one of the most aggressive batsmen ...
Carnival time is here already. The festivities kicked off in many Swiss cities on Thursday, with others to come in the next few weeks. Lucerne's annual party – the second biggest in Switzerland after Basel – began, as per tradition, at 5am on the day known as 'Dirty Thursday'. Crowds of around 15,000 ...
Expressing satisfaction over growing relations with Bangladesh, Swiss President Alain Berset has wished for a continuous economic progress in this country with a peaceful situation, democracy and election in place. “We agreed to seize new opportunities for cooperation and take the relationship to a new ...
Reuters FRANKFURT (Reuters) — Switzerland and the United States are the most secretive major financial centers in the world, according to a global ranking compiled by a group campaigning for more transparency. The Tax Justice Network's study found Switzerland to be the “global capital of bank ...
I have always been critical towards my country. But the more time I spend outside its borders, the more I appreciate Switzerland. Abroad, especially during the 13 years I spent in Germany, I saw that many things don't work as well as in Switzerland. The qualities of our country should not be taken for granted ...
If Switzerland were a state of the US it would be somewhere between North Dakota (26%) and Texas (24%) on the no-religion scale. French-speaking Switzerland would be Iowa (30%), Indiana (30%) or New Mexico (30%), German-speaking Switzerland would be Kentucky (24%), Texas (24%) or West ...
The number of motor vehicles in Switzerland broke the six million barrier in 2017, says the Swiss Road Traffic Association. Of the total 6,053,000 vehicles, 5.32 million were cars or utility vehicles and 729,100 were motorbikes. This corresponds to 540 cars and 89 utility vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants.


 

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