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Swiss voters reject money for nothing income plan | Reuters

Jun 05, 2016

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

May 26, 2016

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

Mar 09, 2016

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

Mar 06, 2016

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

Feb 27, 2016

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

Dec 11, 2015

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

Dec 10, 2015

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 #13 November attacks
UEFA executive committee expresses 'full confidence' in Platini despite FIFA suspension

Oct 08, 2015

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
FIFA 'committed' to cooperating as Swiss want access to Jerome Valcke emails

Sep 25, 2015

FIFA 'committed' to cooperating as Swiss want access to Jerome Valcke emails

FIFA insisted Thursday they were "committed" to helping any investigation following the suspension of secretary general Jerome Valcke, as Swiss prosecutors said their demand to access the French official's emails had so far been blocked. #Sports #football #FIFA #KickingAround #email #Jerome Valcke #Swiss
Swiss freeze millions amid investigations of  Malaysian fund | Reuters

Sep 02, 2015

Swiss freeze millions amid investigations of Malaysian fund | Reuters

ZURICH Swiss authorities said on Wednesday they had frozen funds in Swiss banks amid investigations of Malaysia's troubled state investment fund, 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), on suspicion of corruption and money laundering. Both Swiss and Malaysian authorities are conducting inquiries concerning the fund, whose advisory board is chaired by Prime Minister Najib Razak #Technology #Middle East #markets #Crime #Argentina #Latin America #Swiss