Switzerland

Eased citizenship for third-generation immigrants to begin mid-February

The Swiss government has announced that from February 15, young people in Switzerland who fulfil certain conditions will be eligible to apply for …

Immigration

Where does Switzerland stand on microplastics in cosmetics?

The tiny plastic beads in face wash and toothpaste have now been banned in the UK, but what’s the situation in Switzerland? If you want to check a …

Barcodes

Wawrinka out of Australian Open while Federer marches on

Struggling Swiss former winner Stan Wawrinka's Australian Open campaign is over after a convincing second round defeat by American Tennys Sandgren on …

Tennis

Migrant Figures, Migrant Futures: IOM Paris Forum Demonstrates How Data Help Manage Human Mobility

The World Economic Forum’s 48th Annual Meeting will take place on 23-26 January 2018 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, bringing together a record …

Yemi Osinbajo

Avalanche kills Swedish skier in Indian Kashmir: Police

| <b>Published —</b> Thursday 18 January 2018<p>Kashmiri villagers and policemen carry the body of a Swedish skier who has been identified as 25-year-old Daniel …

Pakistan

FDI in banking is a limited game, public sector unions are tough cookies but markets seem irrationally exuberant - Firstpost

Stock markets are at their historical peaks, as they seem to be in a rallying mood. In barely 48 hours, questions over inflation and a possible …

Economy

Hikers saved by Whatsapp message after falling in Swiss mountains

Two men were thankful to be alive after spending six hours stuck on a ledge in the mountains on Sunday in -10C temperatures.

Nonprofits

Davos 2018: what you need to know about Switzerland's biggest business bash

<b>What’s the WEF?</b><p>The WEF was set up in 1971 in Geneva by social entrepreneur Klaus Schwab. Independent and not-for-profit, it aims to bring political …

Emmanuel Macron

Doping whistleblower to testify in Geneva as athletes appeal

CAS, sport's highest tribunal, based in Lausanne, will examine the cases of 39 of 42 Russian athletes who lodged appeals against lifetime Olympic …

Olympics

Third gen foreigners can become Swiss more easily from February

Third generation foreigners are those who were born in Switzerland and may have spent their lives here but do not have Swiss citizenship because …

Islamophobia

Winter storm Eleanor felled 1.3 million cubic metres of trees in Switzerland

The amount of wood derived from trees uprooted by storm Eleanor in the first week of January is 1.3 million cubic metres, the Swiss federal …

Weather

Free movement vote could result in ‘Swiss Brexit’

That’s the conclusion of commentators following the launch of the SVP’s new popular initiative, which wants to ask the Swiss public to decide, once …

Brexit

As Trump heads to Davos, survey points to rising risk of war

BERLIN (Reuters) - The risk of political and economic confrontations between major powers, including outright military conflicts, has risen sharply, according to a survey released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) days before its annual gathering in Davos.<p>The Global Risks Report highlighted several …

Politics

Why the Swiss are experts at predicting avalanches

It may seem quite a leap from studying snowflakes with a magnifying glass to forecasting one of the greatest natural threats in the Alps, but the …

Swiss Alps

City Insider: Bern, Switzerland

Ever wish you knew the inside scoop before visiting a new destination? Now you can! We’ve reached out to our favorite locals and tour guides...The …

Europe

Top 5 luxury resorts for a romantic honeymoon in Switzerland

While tropical locales have long been the conventional honeymoon choice for newlyweds looking to celebrate, there’s something to be said about …

Hotels

‘We are sorry’: Americans in Switzerland apologize for Trump prior to Davos visit

Action Together: Zurich has joined forced with Swiss campaigning organization Campax to stage the event at the Werdmühlplatz from 11am-2pm on January …

World Economic Forum

11 Perfect Looks for Skiing the Swiss Alps

Skiing

Fifteen must-ride European sportives for 2018

<b>While the range of sportives to enter on British shores is vast, most cyclists will look to the continent for a must-ride event to add to their</b> …

Cycling

Swiss giant Nestlé makes $2.8 bn sweet deal with Ferrero

Ferrero, known for its Tic Tac, Nutella and Ferrero Rocher brands but which has traditionally preferred organic growth to acquisitions, will now be …

Nestlé

Bumper Graubünden hunting season successfully tackles deer overpopulation

In total 1,919 hunters shot 4,194 roe deer and 1,304 red deer – the highest number ever – along with 30 wild boar, Graubünden’s hunting and fishing …

Population

Australia complains to WTO over Canadian wine-selling rules

GENEVA - Australia has complained at the World Trade Organization about the rules applied to sales of wine by Canada and various Canadian provinces, …

Geneva

Woman dies in tobogganing accident in Swiss Alps

A 64-year-old woman died in the Swiss Alps on Monday after her sled veered off course and plunged off a cliff onto train tracks below, police said.

Europe

Prices soar in Davos over WEF

INTERNATIONAL - Prices for accommodation in the Swiss Alps town of Davos, hosting the annual World Economic Forum on January 22 to 26, have soared …

Rex Tillerson

Emmen rape case closed, attacker never found

More than two years after a woman from the Lucerne region was raped in a horrific attack which left her paralyzed, the public prosecutor on Monday …

Crime

Wawrinka wins comeback match after six months out

Former champion Stan Wawrinka was taken to four sets before winning his first match since knee surgery in July at the Australian Open on Tuesday.

Tennis

WEF founder: 'It is absolutely essential to have President Trump with us'

The WEF on Tuesday unveiled its lineup for the annual meeting at the luxury Swiss ski resort town, where this year's focus is on how to create "a …

Erna Solberg

US embassy warns citizens over anti-Trump demos

A demonstration alert published on its website said protests were expected in Bern, Geneva, Zurich, Davos and possibly other places in the run-up to …

Donald Trump

America Last? EU says Trump is losing on trade

© Reuters. EU Commissioner Malmstrom speaks during an interview with Reuters in Brussels<p>By Philip Blenkinsop and Noah Barkin<p>BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The …

Economy

Scarred by real-life ‘Fauda’: Meet the champion for soldiers suffering with PTSD

Oren Or Bittoun gives speeches around the world urging veterans to talk about their experiences.<p>Oren Or Bittoun's story (YouTube/אורן אור ביטון Oren …

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