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Swiss nuclear exit vote raises prospect of more fossil fuels | Reuters

Updated : Nov 24, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Swiss nuclear exit vote raises prospect of more fossil fuels | Reuters

By Vera Eckert and John Miller | ZURICH/FRANKFURT ZURICH/FRANKFURT Switzerland votes in a referendum on Sunday on whether to make a speedy withdrawal from atomic energy production, a move that would reduce nuclear risks but raise reliance on fossil fuels from Germany or imported nuclear power from France.The opposition Swiss Greens and Social Democrats have pushed for a vote since the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan, but the government and industry oppose a quick exit, saying Switzerland would be unable to replace power supplies with renewable energy.Recent surveys from the gfs.bern polling institute show the "Yes" and "No" camps in the referendum are neck and neck.Switzerland prides itself on the fact that two thirds of its power is hydroelectric, from reservoirs in the Alps, but it also counts on nuclear energy for a third of its power output.Anti-nuclear groups are pushing for it to follow neighbouring Germany, which shut 40 percent of its nuclear reactors after Fukushima and will close the rest by 2022. Swiss reactors Muehleberg and Beznau I and II would be closed next year, followed by Goesgen in 2024 and Leibstadt in 2029 #United States #India #Business #France #Europe #Swiss #graphics
Aeroflot plane evacuated in Geneva after bomb threat, man arrested | Reuters

Updated : Oct 13, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Aeroflot plane evacuated in Geneva after bomb threat, man arrested | Reuters

GENEVA An Aeroflot passenger plane was evacuated at Geneva airport on Thursday and a Russian man was arrested after saying there was a bomb on board, the prosecutor's office in the Swiss city said. #Business #Russia #Crime #military #airport #Swiss
Swiss voters reject money for nothing income plan | Reuters

Updated : Jun 05, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Swiss voters reject money for nothing income plan | Reuters

ZURICH/BERN Swiss voters rejected by a wide margin on Sunday a proposal to introduce a guaranteed basic income for everyone living in the wealthy country after an uneasy debate about the future of work at a time of increasing automation. #India #Business #Middle East #Argentina #Swiss #lifestyle
Solar Impulse completes latest leg on record-breaking flight

Updated : May 26, 2016

By : AFP

Category : World

Solar Impulse completes latest leg on record-breaking flight

The sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 aircraft landed in the US state of Pennsylvania Wednesday, completing the latest leg of a record-breaking flight around the world to promote renewable energy. #United States #US #NewsTracker #Pennsylvania #Swiss #Statue of Liberty #Bertrand Piccard #Solar Impulse 2 #Andre Borschberg
Switzerland, Nigeria sign agreement on $300 million confiscated from Abacha family | Reuters

Updated : Mar 09, 2016

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Category : World

Switzerland, Nigeria sign agreement on $300 million confiscated from Abacha family | Reuters

ABUJA Nigeria and Switzerland have signed an agreement that paves the way for the return of more than $300 million confiscated from the family of the Nigeria's former military ruler, Sani Abacha, the office of Nigeria's vice president said on Tuesday. Transparency International, a corruption watchdog, has accused Abacha of stealing up to $5 billion of public money during the five years he ran the oil-rich country, from 1993 until his death in 1998. Laolu Akande, a spokesman for Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, said Nigeria's attorney general signed a letter of intent, under the terms of which Switzerland will award Nigeria $321 million "acquired by the Abacha family," Akandesaid in an emailed statement #Business #Middle East #Crime #Latin America #Swiss #opinion
Swiss foreign minister sees EU immigration deal near - paper | Reuters

Updated : Mar 06, 2016

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Category : World

Swiss foreign minister sees EU immigration deal near - paper | Reuters

ZURICH Switzerland and the European Union could strike a deal on curbing immigration to the neutral Alpine country soon after Britons decide in June whether to quit the bloc, Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter said. His unusually upbeat comments to the NZZ am Sonntag paper follow the cabinet's unveiling on Friday of tough draft legislation that envisages unilateral limits on EU immigrants, a red flag for Brussels, should negotiations fail. #United States #India #markets #Latin America #Swiss #article
Want to see football develop in India, says new FIFA president Gianni Infantino

Updated : Feb 27, 2016

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Category : Sports

Want to see football develop in India, says new FIFA president Gianni Infantino

"I want to see kids playing football in the schools in Oceania. I want to see Asia, China, India developing their football", said Infantino. #India #China #FIFA #Sepp Blatter #USA #FBI #President #Swiss #Gianni Infantino
Swiss see 'terrorist threat' in Geneva, hunt for suspects | Reuters

Updated : Dec 11, 2015

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Category : World

Swiss see 'terrorist threat' in Geneva, hunt for suspects | Reuters

GENEVA The Swiss city of Geneva raised its alert level on Thursday and said it was looking for suspects who, according to national officials, had possible links to terrorism. A security guard at the United Nations' European headquarters told Reuters that Swiss authorities were searching for four men believed to be in or near the city. Another guard said the U.N. #Politics #France #Europe #markets #North Korea #Foreign policy #Swiss
Swiss police launch manhunt in Geneva for Paris attacks suspects

Updated : Dec 10, 2015

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Category : World

Swiss police launch manhunt in Geneva for Paris attacks suspects

Swiss police on Thursday were "actively searching" Geneva for suspects who may be linked to the Paris attacks, a statement said, adding that the alert level in the city had been raised. #United Nations #NewsTracker #Paris #Switzerland #Geneva #Swiss #islamic-state #ISIS #Paris attacks
UEFA executive committee expresses 'full confidence' in Platini despite FIFA suspension

Updated : Oct 08, 2015

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Category : Sports

UEFA executive committee expresses 'full confidence' in Platini despite FIFA suspension

UEFA's executive committee on Thursday expressed "full confidence" in Michel Platini after he was suspended by FIFA and said he planned to appeal. #Sports #football #FIFA #KickingAround #UEFA #Michel Platini #Swiss #FIFA corruption #UEFA executive Committee