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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will be served a nod to his Swiss school days following a high-stakes meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in over the future of his nukes. A Korean "re-interpretation" of the Swiss fried potato dish rosti will highlight the food served ...
Five Swiss institutions have made it into the Reuters ranking of Europe's most innovative universities. ... Switzerland's two federal institutes of technology made it into the top ten of the Reuters ranking, which "identifies and thanks the educational institutions doing the most to advance science, invent ...

Wennubst said Switzerland returned about $322.5 million(N116.11 billion) to the Federal Government. According to him, the original amount was $321 million. The Federal Government had announced receipt of $322.51 million from the Swiss government as part of the looted funds recovered from the ...
The Swiss government has approved reforms of the Penal Code to toughen sanctions for sexual violence and bodily harm, as well as introduce a ... of evolving social values, technological advances and Switzerland's obligations under international conventions, explains a government press release.
During his two days, Steinmeier will hold talks with the seven-member government, focusing on "bilateral relations, cooperation between the two countries in an international ... At the end of 2017, 300,000 German nationals were living in Switzerland and 88,000 Swiss nationals were living in Germany.
Thomas Gass, deputy director of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), believes that it could be due to increased travel worldwide. ... important pharmaceutical industry, numerous governmental and non-governmental organisations involved in the fight are also based in Switzerland.

The government has decided to boost efforts aimed at preventing animal diseases from spreading in Switzerland. It agreed that "necessary measures" can be taken to combat the possible transmission of tuberculosis to Swiss cattle from contaminated deer in neighbouring Austria. It also gave the green ...
The Last Swiss Holocaust Survivors, a Hillyer Art Space traveling photography exhibition developed by Switzerland's federal government, is as revealing about the country's own actions as it is about the survivors pictured. The exhibition acknowledges that Switzerland, a neutral country in World War II, was not ...
The Canton of Zurich's Court of Appeals on Tuesday denied a German government claim to retrieve funds worth some 200 million Swiss francs ($205 million, €168 ... The appeal came after a court of first instance ruled in favor of Swiss bank Julius Baer in December. ... Why are the funds in Switzerland?
Here we go again. From Brussels comes news that the British government's proposals for a “frictionless border” between the north and south of Ireland post Brexit have been contemptuously rebuffed by the EU's negotiating team. We are told that Theresa May's solution to this problem — which involves a ...
Monday. Speculative bubbles, insolvency of banks and the financial crisis brought the global economy to its knees in 2008. The “sovereign money” initiative aims to avoid a repeat by proposing that all money loaned by banks is backed by the government. Swiss voters will have their say on June 10.
Kakao suggested that it may permanently move its blockchain venture to Switzerland as a separate company to Kakao and simply manage it as a ... Another source added that the government is primarily concerned with the tax aspect of token sales and as soon as it is resolved, domestic ICOs will be ...
“Simulation means: same number of hours of training as in Switzerland, same relative productivity of apprentices during the apprenticeship compared to skilled workers but with English market conditions like UK wages and wage structure,” Wolter explained. “We produced a result to show whether a ...
Agricultural: Like Switzerland, Swaziland has a strong farming sector. The country produces sugar, citrus fruits and timber. And five ways they are different: Government: Swaziland is one of the world's few remaining absolute monarchies, with the king ruling by decree. Switzerland, on the other hand, ...
"The core operational business of the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland once again focused on dealing with major case complexes related to ... Complex economic crime cases included scandals related to Brazilian oil giant Petrobras, the fund connected to the Malaysian government's ...
Former Swiss foreign minister Didier Burkhalter felt he differed from cabinet colleagues on “fundamental values”, including arms exports and equal pay for men and women, he has told ... Burkhalter resigned from the government in June 2017, citing personal reasons. ... Switzerland exported to 64 countries.
The boulder is recognised as being not only one of the most visibile in Switzerland but also, as Hukkataival states, one of the most expensive: at the time the operation cost the government 300,000 Swiss Franc. Although routes have been established on the boulder in the past, this is the first time the ...

Of 1 billion Swiss francs ($1.03 billion) frozen by authorities in the Petrobras case, Switzerland has returned 200 million so far to Brazil, but Lauber said that amount will grow. "You can be sure of one thing, we don't want to keep the money, if it does not belong to the Swiss or the government," he said.
The challenge of rising healthcare costs is not confined to Switzerland. In the UK in 2015, healthcare costs rose 3.6% to reach 9.9% of GDP. Switzerland has a system of compulsory private health insurance, however the government and employers covered close to 35% of total Swiss health costs in 2016.
Lulzana Musliu, a spokesperson for the Federal Office of Police (Fedpol) told the newspaper that a Swiss Facebook user could spread propaganda on the social network that is illegal in Switzerland but not in the US. According to Fedpol, urgent requests, via a direct emergency link set up five years ago, ...
The response to her comments was widely covered by Switzerland's media, including by the broadcaster RTS. Compulsory basic health insurance in Switzerland is provided by private companies, but the Swiss government sets most of the rules, including the choice of deductibles. Currently, the highest is ...
The Swiss government has given a positive assessment of the national programme against poverty, but has decided to allocate substantially less funding to it ... Over the last five years, the federal government – in conjunction with cantons, cities, municipalities, and non-governmental organisations – has ...
The fact that health care costs and insurance premiums outstrip wage and GDP growth are also causing headaches for the Swiss government. Read also: ... Currently, people in Switzerland can choose their 'excess' - the higher the excess the lower the monthly premium, and vice versa. The smallest ...
Edelweiss Air, based in Zurich, Switzerland, returns to Orlando International Airport in 2018 for weekly flights. The small, vacation-oriented ... Justin Sayfie is an attorney and government-relations consultant at Ballard Partners, and a member of the American Swiss Foundation. He served as a senior policy ...
The third-largest banking institution in Russia – Gazprombank – has recently announced that it plans to conduct crypto deals by the year-end in Switzerland as a part of the pilot program through its Swiss subsidiary. The Deputy chairman of Gazprombank, Aleksandr Sobol said that following huge demand ...
Mongolia's anti-corruption authority said it was not only investigating the Oyu Tolgoi investment agreement, but also a financing deal for the underground expansion of the mine signed by Turquoise Hill, Rio Tinto and the government of Mongolia in Dubai in 2015. The man who signed the Dubai agreement, ...
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 2014 public referendum voted against the government's pick of the Saab Gripen as replacement for the F-5, representative of the defense ministry's ...
If you thought you'd beat Switzerland's traffic by leaving on Good Friday (30 March 2018) you'll be disappointed. The two worst days ... While the Swiss government continues to invest heavily in its national highways – around CHF 3 billion a year from 2018, the amount of traffic keeps rising. Imagine you're ...
The Federal Council – Switzerland's seven-member government – has set out plans to remove the current federal tax penalty on married couples to make things fairer and encourage more people into the workforce. Currently in Switzerland when two people get married their incomes are combined and ...
Another element of bias against working women, married or unmarried, is Switzerland's system of parental leave. Paid only paid to mothers, it creates an economic incentive for couples to chose a father's career over a mother's. The married couple tax change, expected to reduce government tax revenue by ...
Swiss politicians with links to health sector can still fully participate in health commissions ... Lukas Reimann, a parliamentarian and member of the Swiss Peoples Party (UDC/SVP), fought to have parliamentarians paid by health companies partially excluded from government commissions dealing with ...
Agora is the Swiss-based Blockchain voting technology company which participated in tallying Sierra Leone's presidential election results yesterday. Jason Lukasiewicz, the COO of Agora, told Cointelegraph that this is the “first time in history a Blockchain has been used in any government election, ever.”.
“Women have a lot of options in Switzerland today,” she explains. “There are many poor working-class women in the US who have few options. The higher standard of living in Switzerland plus government subsidies – including child support payments and the availability and acceptance of part-time work ...
The European Commission and most of the political parties in Switzerland reacted positively to Cassis' statements on Monday. The conservative right People's Party, however, criticised the government for bowing to Brussels will, and called once again for the planned institutional framework agreement to be ...
Polls last year suggested most Swiss were ready to scrap the fees paid for by all households and Switzerland's top-earning businesses, but more recent surveys ... to abolish the fee, calling it a "compulsory tax" and accusing public broadcasters of being overfunded and spreading government propaganda.
A large majority of voters reject a proposal to do away with the mandatory licence fee for Switzerland's public broadcasters. ... “If voters were to say no, the Swiss government wouldn't have enough funds and there's no way we could find another source of revenue or introduce spending cuts of the same ...
In Switzerland, Lyonchhen will meet the President of the Swiss Confederation Alain Berset and other senior officials of the Swiss Government. The visits will provide an opportunity to convey Bhutan's appreciation to the EU and Switzerland for their support to the country's Socio-economic development.
A week to the official inauguration of the new embassy, the Swiss Ambassador to Kenya Dr Ralf Heckner took a group of us on a guided tour of the ... In case of a conviction Switzerland would then sit together with the Kenyan government to repatriate the money that is frozen in Swiss banks,” he said.
The Swiss parliament is to be presented with a reform draft for the first pillar by the end of this year. This means the ministry of the interior will have to come up with a legal draft for consultation before the summer holidays. The Swiss government decided this at the end of last week. The government wants to ...
The second national issue in Sunday's referendum was also settled with a very clear majority with 84.1 percent of voters rubber stamping the Swiss government's right to harvest federal taxes, including the all-important sales tax, up to the year 2035. The result was never in doubt but there was always room ...
The Swiss government on Friday fixed the outlines of a new state pension reform plan, including raising VAT to fund it, and raising the retirement age for women from 64 to 65. The proposed reform is to be financed by an increase in VAT of up to 1.7%. Home Affairs Minister Alain Berset, who oversees social ...
A recent Swiss agreement with Nigeria and the World Bank to return hundreds of millions in so-called “Abacha funds” is being hailed as a model for how other ... The latest example is $321 million that has already been transferred from Switzerland to a Nigerian government account, part of assets stolen by ...
The Swiss government and parliament have both advised voters to keep the licence fee. Perhaps surprisingly, so too have Switzerland's print media houses and its publishers' association. The thinking seems to be that the loss of the biggest player would be dangerous to the entire Swiss media landscape.
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 Swiss government has submitted to parliament gun law reform proposals to bring Switzerland into line with a European directive. Its proposals are broadly similar to a European Union directive aimed at tightening gun laws between now and the end of 2019, but with some concessions. The EU directive ...
The Swiss Olympic Committee and the Swiss government are backing a joint proposal by Sion, the capital of canton Valais, to host the 2026 Winter Games spread across much of western Switzerland and based largely on existing infrastructure. Last October, the Swiss government wholeheartedly endorsed ...
All 14 donors who had been providing direct support to the Mozambican state budget suspended their disbursements, including Switzerland. Berset told the reporters in Bern that the Swiss government will not resume budget support until the question of the “hidden debts” is completely clarified.
People walk on Lac de Joux in Le Pont, Switzerland, Feb. 28. (CNS/Denis Balibouse, Reuters). Vatican City — Pope Francis will visit Geneva in June, Swiss authorities confirmed. Andre Simonazzi, spokesman for the Swiss Federal Council, confirmed the visit Feb. 28 and said the pope will be welcomed by ...
Last year, the kingdom purchased defence material worth 4.8 million francs from Switzerland. Now, after intensive lobbying from the arms industry and politicians involved with security issues, the Swiss government is set to go a step further and look at permitting the export of Swiss weapons to countries ...
Pope Francis will meet a Swiss government delegation headed up by Swiss President Alain Berset for official talks, authorities confirmed to the SDA/ATS news agency. The Pope has also been invited to visit to the World Council of Churches (WCC) headquarters in Geneva to participate in talks on a WCC ...


 

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