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Switzerland: Federal republic in Central Europe
Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a country situated in the confluence of Western, Central, and Southern Europe. It is a federal republic composed of 26 cantons, with federal authorities based in Bern. Switzerland is a landlocked country bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. It is geographically divided among the Swiss Plateau, the Alps, and the Jura, spanning a total area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi), and land area of 39,997 km2 (15,443 sq mi). While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8.5 million is concentrated mostly on the plateau, where the largest cities and economic centres are located, among them Zürich, Geneva and Basel, where multiple international organisations are domiciled and where the main international airports of Switzerland are.

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Air Taxi Company Complete First Phase of VTOL Flight Testing [Video]

Air Taxi Company Complete First Phase of VTOL Flight Testing

While many ‘AIR TAXI’ companies have just renderings to show for their ideas a Swiss company have announced completion of the first phase off VTOL Tech demonstrator flight testing. Dufour Aerospace..

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FIFA damage 'irreversible' over investigation into its president Gianni Infantino [Video]

FIFA damage 'irreversible' over investigation into its president Gianni Infantino

The world football governing body's image has been further tarnished by a Swiss criminal investigation into the conduct of its president Gianni Infantino.View on euronews

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Criminal proceedings against Infantino grotesque and absurd, says FIFA [Video]

Criminal proceedings against Infantino grotesque and absurd, says FIFA

FIFA says there are no grounds for the Swiss authorities to open criminal proceedings against its president Gianni Infantino.

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FIFA president Gianni Infantino subject of criminal proceedings [Video]

FIFA president Gianni Infantino subject of criminal proceedings

FIFA president Gianni Infantino is the subject of criminal proceedings overmeetings he held with the Swiss attorney general. A special federal publicprosecutor, Stefan Keller, was appointed last month..

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Swiss Bank Sells Half It's Gold As Precious Metal Prices Reach All-Time High [Video]

Swiss Bank Sells Half It's Gold As Precious Metal Prices Reach All-Time High

Business Insider reports that Swiss private bank Lombard Odier sold half its gold position. The move comes despite its surge to record levels. The bank's chief economist Samy Chaar said: "We see a bit..

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Seven people killed in plane crashes in Germany and Switzerland [Video]

Seven people killed in plane crashes in Germany and Switzerland

A microlight plane crashed into a building in the German town of Wesel, while another deadly incident involved a small aircraft in the Swiss Alps. View on euronews

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Swiss attorney general offers to quit after court said he lied to investigators, hid meeting with FIFA chief [Video]

Swiss attorney general offers to quit after court said he lied to investigators, hid meeting with FIFA chief

Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber offers to resign after a Swiss court says he lied about an investigation involving FIFA.

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Pashtun community from Pakistan protests at UN in Geneva [Video]

Pashtun community from Pakistan protests at UN in Geneva

Pashtun community from Pakistan protested outside the office of United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. The protestors held pictures of people abducted in Pakistan. Protestors demanded UN to take..

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Cycle rally held to spread awareness about Chinese occupation of Tibet [Video]

Cycle rally held to spread awareness about Chinese occupation of Tibet

Five Tibetan cyclists concluded a 4-day cycle rally for Tibet in Geneva, which coincides with the 44th session of the UN Human Rights Council session. The rally was organized to raise awareness about..

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CERN approves proposal for €21 billion successor to Large Hadron Collider [Video]

CERN approves proposal for €21 billion successor to Large Hadron Collider

On June 19, the CERN Council in Geneva Switzerland approved the construction of a new 100-kilometer circular supercollider called the Future Circular Collider.

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UK makes tracing app U-turn for Google-Apple system [Video]

UK makes tracing app U-turn for Google-Apple system

The British government will switch to Apple and Google technology for its test-and-trace app, ditching its current system in a U-turn for the troubled program. The BBC reported on Thursday the UK will..

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Brother of George Floyd urges U.N. probe into U.S. racism, violence [Video]

Brother of George Floyd urges U.N. probe into U.S. racism, violence

The brother of the late George Floyd, a black man whose death under the knee of a white officer roused world protests against racial injustice, urged the United Nations on Wednesday to investigate U.S...

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EasyJet resumes flying with safeguards in place [Video]

EasyJet resumes flying with safeguards in place

EasyJet aircraft took to the skies for the first time since March 30 on Monday, as the British carrier resumed a small number of mainly domestic flights after weeks of lockdown. Ciara Lee reports

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Polish-German border opens again [Video]

Polish-German border opens again

The Polish-German border reopened on Saturday (June 13) at midnight, allowing people living in the border towns of Frankfurt (Oder) and Slubice to freely cross the bridge over the river Oder, which..

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