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May 18, 2014
Swiss voters reject world's highest minimum wage, block fighter jetsZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss voters on Sunday rejected proposals to introduce the world's highest minimum wage and spend $3.5 billion buying new Gripen fighter jets from Saab.
Mar 24, 2014
After popular protests, Oman starts to pursue graftMUSCAT (Reuters) - Young Omanis who took to the streets in 2011 to demand jobs and better economic prospects failed to trigger the mass protests that transformed other parts of the Arab world in their own Gulf state. But they may have had an impact all the same, as authorities are making a start on a task that, even if coincidentally, meets one of the protesters' key demands - fighting corruption. Omanis say graft has long blighted their country, one of the least wealthy Gulf Arab Western allies
Mar 12, 2014
Crimea referendum illegal, no OSCE monitoring - SwissVIENNA (Reuters) - Crimea's planned March 16 referendum on joining Russia is illegal in its current form and the OSCE will not send a mission to observe it, the Swiss head of Europe's security and democracy watchdog said on Monday. Russia's RIA news agency said on Monday that Ukraine's Crimea region had invited the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to send a mission to observe Sunday's plebiscite
Jan 26, 2014
Three things Wawrinka needs to do to beat NadalWawrinka could be a bundle of nerves on Sunday and go down tamely to the Spaniard. Or he could use that nervous energy to motivate and inspire himself to play the best match of his life. Anything less, would surely mean a Nadal victory.
Jan 22, 2014
Australian Open: Can coach Becker really help Djokovic?The German former world No.1 found himself perched on a court-side seat in Melbourne watching Novak Djokovic put through the wringer by Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka at the Australian Open.
Jan 21, 2014
UK to Iran: Stop military aid to Assad, work for peaceLONDON (Reuters) - Britain on Tuesday told Iran to stop supporting the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad militarily, urging it to back efforts to broker peace in Syria instead.
Dec 23, 2013
Seagram chairman, WJC head Edgar Bronfman dead at 84NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire businessman and philanthropist Edgar Bronfman, the chairman of the Seagram Company and long-serving president of the World Jewish Congress, died at his New York home on Saturday aged 84. Montreal-born Bronfman took control of the Seagram empire from his father, Samuel Bronfman who had founded the liquor company in 1924. He then expanded its operations, acquiring Tropicana and moving Seagram into the chemicals business by making it DuPont's largest minority shareholder
Nov 07, 2013
Palestinian leader Arafat was murdered with polonium - widowPARIS (Reuters) - Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was poisoned to death in 2004 with radioactive polonium, his widow Suha said on Wednesday after receiving the results of Swiss forensic tests on her husband's corpse. "We are revealing a real crime, a political assassination," she told Reuters in Paris
Apr 10, 2013
EXCLUSIVE - Aid groups to suffer if EU sanctions North Korean bankBEIJING (Reuters) - European aid groups operating in North Korea might have to hand-carry cash into Pyongyang or stop work altogether if Washington convinces the European Union to sanction the reclusive country's main foreign exchange bank, aid workers said.
Apr 08, 2013
Swiss offer to mediate in North Korea crisisZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland has offered to mediate with North Korea as tension rises on the Korean peninsula following U.N. sanctions imposed in response to a North Korean nuclear weapon test in February. The Swiss foreign ministry recently made contact with the North Korean authorities but there are no current plans for any talks, a spokeswoman said