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Nov 24, 2016
Swiss nuclear exit vote raises prospect of more fossil fuels | ReutersBy 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
Oct 13, 2016
Aeroflot plane evacuated in Geneva after bomb threat, man arrested | ReutersGENEVA 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.
Sep 06, 2016
ABB appoints Nokia exec, Guido Jouret as their first chief digital officerABB has appointed Guido Jouret as its first chief digital officer, a move designed to ramp up the Swiss power and automation company's efforts in digital technology and the internet of things.
Jun 05, 2016
Swiss voters reject money for nothing income plan | ReutersZURICH/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.
May 26, 2016
Solar Impulse completes latest leg on record-breaking flightThe 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.
Mar 09, 2016
Switzerland, Nigeria sign agreement on $300 million confiscated from Abacha family | ReutersABUJA 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
Mar 06, 2016
Swiss foreign minister sees EU immigration deal near - paper | ReutersZURICH 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.
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.
Dec 11, 2015
Swiss see 'terrorist threat' in Geneva, hunt for suspects | ReutersGENEVA 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.
Dec 10, 2015
Swiss police launch manhunt in Geneva for Paris attacks suspectsSwiss 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.