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Switzerland: Federal republic in Western Europe
Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a country situated in western, central and southern Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities. The sovereign state is a federal republic bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. Switzerland is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning a total area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi). While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8.5 million people is concentrated mostly on the plateau, where the largest cities are to be found: among them are the two global cities and economic centres Zürich and Geneva.

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U.N. hosting Western Sahara talks in Switzerland this week

GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N.
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Swiss Re says helped insure Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines

Reinsurance group Swiss Re helped cover jetmaker Boeing Co and Ethiopian Airlines, the Swiss company said on Monday amid an investigation into what caused an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash that killed..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Switzerland

Schurter and Forster extend lead in Cape Epic mountain bike race [Video]Schurter and Forster extend lead in Cape Epic mountain bike race

The pairing of Nino Schurter and Lars Forster extend their lead in the Cape Epic Mountain Bike race while Annika Langvad and Anna van der Breggen continue to dominate the women's race

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:21Published

Petrochemical Fire Engulfs Eight Storage Tanks In Houston [Video]Petrochemical Fire Engulfs Eight Storage Tanks In Houston

Reuters reports that the massive fire at a fuels storage company at the Houston Ship Channe has spread to eight petrochemical storage tanks. Nearby schools have been closed and residents in the nearby..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Dutch Tram Shooter Remains At Large [Video]Dutch Tram Shooter Remains At Large

Reuters reports that the suspect who shot several people on a Dutch tram remains at large. The shooting occurred Monday morning in the central Dutch city of Utrecht. There is no injury count at this..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Langvad/Van Der Breggen and Schurter/Forster win Cape Epic prologue [Video]Langvad/Van Der Breggen and Schurter/Forster win Cape Epic prologue

The Cape Epic African mountain bike race kicks off in South Africa as Langvad and Van Der Breggen take lead in women's race with Schurter and Forster leading the men.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:24Published

Thousands of students join global climate strike [Video]Thousands of students join global climate strike

From Sydney to London, thousands of school students walked out of classes on Friday in a global student strike to protest against government inaction on climate change. Megan Revell reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:25Published

Champions League Manchester City Draws Tottenham [Video]Champions League Manchester City Draws Tottenham

The Champions League draw for the quarterfinals took place on Friday from Nyon, Switzerland, and, after a pleasingly brisk presentation, we now know what the next round of European soccer will look..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Beat Fuez Is Downhill Champion [Video]Beat Fuez Is Downhill Champion

(CNN)Consistency was king for speed merchant Beat Feuz as the Swiss racer successfully defended his World Cup downhill season title in a tense battle with Italian Dominik Paris. The 32-year-old Feuz..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:53Published

Algerian President Drops Out of Presidential Race [Video]Algerian President Drops Out of Presidential Race

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika said he won't seek a fifth term and that April's election has been postponed.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:47Published

Model turned activist Waris Dirie says world is ignoring the crime of FGM [Video]Model turned activist Waris Dirie says world is ignoring the crime of FGM

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is still occurring because the world is turning a blind eye to a crime against children, Waris Dirie, the Somali nomad turned supermodel, said on Thursday (March 7)...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:51Published

First rebuke of Saudi Arabia at UN rights forum [Video]First rebuke of Saudi Arabia at UN rights forum

Three dozen countries, including all 28 EU members, called on Saudi Arabia on Thursday to release 10 activists and cooperate with a U.N.-led investigation into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:32Published

Mourinho open to Real return [Video]Mourinho open to Real return

Jose Mourinho says he would be open to a return to Real Madrid after the former head coach of the Spanish club was installed as the bookies favourites to replace struggling Santiago Solari.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:32Published

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Crufts 2019 launches with a photocall at the NEC in Birmingham. Three new breeds have been introduced this year - Russian toy, white Swiss shepherd and black and tan coonhound - as explained by Kennel..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:46Published

Female Cyclist Forced To Stop Race As She Catches Up To Male Cyclists In Same Race [Video]Female Cyclist Forced To Stop Race As She Catches Up To Male Cyclists In Same Race

Huff Post reports that 27-year-old Swiss cyclist Nicole Hanselmann of the Bigla Pro team was leading the pack of female cyclists in a Belgium race when she was ordered by officials to stop in her..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:50Published

Students protest in Algeria on day Bouteflika due to submit election bid [Video]Students protest in Algeria on day Bouteflika due to submit election bid

Opponents have taken to the streets for the last ten days, saying Bouteflika is no longer fit to lead the North African country, a major oil and gas producer. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:50Published

Naasz and Trunzo crowned ice cross downhill champions [Video]Naasz and Trunzo crowned ice cross downhill champions

Naasz and Trunzo take the ice cross downhill championship at the final race of the season

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:38Published

Watch: Roger Federer claims 100th career ATP title in Dubai [Video]Watch: Roger Federer claims 100th career ATP title in Dubai

With a straight-set victory over Greece's Stefanos Tsitspas at the Dubai Championships, the 37-year-old Swiss becomes the second man in tennis history to reach 100 titles. His first win was in 2001 in..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:30Published

Digitally fabricated house built by robots [Video]Digitally fabricated house built by robots

A digitally fabricated house partly built by robots has opened in Zurich demonstrating the very latest in construction techniques, materials and design. Stuart McDill reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:57Published

Roche bets $4.3 bln on Spark in gene therapy move [Video]Roche bets $4.3 bln on Spark in gene therapy move

Roche Holding AG is to buy U.S.-based Spark Therapeutics in a $4.3 billion deal that will give the Swiss drugmaker a foothold in gene therapy. Ciara Lee reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:58Published

Swiss Bank Gets Hit With $5B Penalty For Tax Evasion Scheme [Video]Swiss Bank Gets Hit With $5B Penalty For Tax Evasion Scheme

A French court found Swiss bank UBS guilty of tax fraud and illegal solicitation, fining it more than $5 billion.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:44Published

UBS to appeal after fined 5.1 billion dollars in French tax fraud case [Video]UBS to appeal after fined 5.1 billion dollars in French tax fraud case

A French court found Swiss bank UBS AG guilty of illegally soliciting clients and laundering the proceeds of tax evasion, ordering it to pay 4.5 billion euros ($5.1 billion) in penalties. As Julian..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:00Published

Freezing Venezuelan Accounts In Switzerland [Video]Freezing Venezuelan Accounts In Switzerland

According to Reuters, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said he spoke to the president of Switzerland on Wednesday to try to freeze banks accounts belonging to the tumultuous South American..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

French ski patroller killed in Crans-Montana avalanche: Swiss police [Video]French ski patroller killed in Crans-Montana avalanche: Swiss police

A French ski patroller has died from injuries after being caught in an avalanche in Switzerland, but rescuers have called off their search after finding no more casualties on the piste in..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published

Several skiers buried in Swiss avalanche [Video]Several skiers buried in Swiss avalanche

Valais cantonal police confirmed on Twitter that an avalanche occurred at around 2.15pm, leaving “several people buried”.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:09Published

Federer Slides Down ATP Ranks [Video]Federer Slides Down ATP Ranks

Business Insider reports Roger Federer has slipped from third in the ATP world rankings at the start of the year, to seventh. But the Swiss veteran won't care. Why? Because he is focused solely on..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

 

Swiss league game abandoned due to danger from fan fireworks

The Swiss Football League says it supports a referee's decision to abandon the Sion-Grasshoppers game because of fans throwing fireworks on the field
USATODAY.com - Published

Man United gets Barcelona in Champions League quarterfinals

man united gets barcelona in champions league quarterfinals
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — A new generation of Manchester United players will have to get through Barcelona to win the Champions League. And Lionel Messi will still be there. United was drawn Friday to..
WorldNews - Published

Two-tone contrast of colliding rivers is a wild sight

The two rivers in Geneva, Switzerland may merge to become one, but don’t expect a seamless marriage.
USATODAY.com - Published

Scientists ‘Reverse Time’ With Quantum Computer In Breakthrough Study

scientists ‘reverse time’ with quantum computer in breakthrough study
Going back in time is now one step closer as scientists announced Thursday they have reversed the direction of time, The Independent reported. In a breakthrough study, the report said, scientists have..
WorldNews - Published

Brexit: Switzerland trade deal signed by Liam Fox attacked for leaving out services

Agreement struck by trade secretary in blaze of publicity 'differs significantly from the EU-Swiss agreements it replaces'
Independent - Published

Switzerland bans commercial Ju-52 flights after deadly crash

Switzerland is withdrawing a tourist airline's commercial license to carry paying passengers in its vintage planes after a crash in the Swiss Alps last year killed 20 people, the country's government..
Reuters - Published

President Bouteflika due to arrive in Algeria on Sunday amid protests

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was expected to land in Algeria on Sunday after leaving Geneva where he has spent two weeks in a Swiss hospital as mass protests have posed the biggest threat to his..
Reuters - Published

Swiss court receives petition to protect Bouteflika from entourage

swiss court receives petition to protect bouteflika from entourage
A petition states that the Algerian president is no longer able to do his job A lawyer acting on behalf of an unnamed Algerian citizen has filed a petition with a Swiss court requesting that Algerian..
WorldNews - Published

Achyuta Samanta finds place in International Parliamentarian Group

As many as 33 Parliamentarians from 20 countries, including Samanta from India, have formed the group. Some of these member countries are Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Ghana, South Africa, Argentina,..
IndiaTimes - Published

Halep wins, Stephens ousted in 2nd round at Indian Wells

Sloane Stephens lost to Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland 6-3, 6-0 in just over an hour in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open
USATODAY.com - Published

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