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Gaza could be 'uninhabitable' by 2020: UN

Gaza could be 'uninhabitable' by 2020: UN

1 September 2015 | 0 comments

The Gaza Strip, ravaged by wars and nearly a decade of a gruelling Israeli blockade, could become uninhabitable for residents within just five years, the United Nations development agency said Tuesday."The...

Third of migrants arriving in Macedonia are women and children: UNICEF

Third of migrants arriving in Macedonia are women and children: UNICEF

1 September 2015 | 0 comments

A third of all migrants and refugees who have passed through Macedonia are women and children and their numbers have trippled in the last three months, the UN children's agency (UNICEF) said Tuesday....

More than 350,000 migrants cross Mediterranean this year: IOM

More than 350,000 migrants cross Mediterranean this year: IOM

1 September 2015 | 0 comments

More than 350,000 migrants have risked their lives crossing the Mediterranean this year, and some 2,600 have died while making the perilous journey to Europe, the International Organization for Migration...

Satellite images confirm destruction of famed temple in Syria's Palmyra: UN

Satellite images confirm destruction of famed temple in Syria's Palmyra: UN

31 August 2015 | 0 comments

Satellite images confirm the destruction of another famed temple in Syria's Palmyra, the United Nations said late Monday."We can confirm destruction of the main building of the Temple of Bel as well as...

3 exchange rate moving developments to watch out for this week

3 exchange rate moving developments to watch out for this week

31 August 2015 | 0 comments

UK PMIs, ECB decision and US non-farm payrolls. [Contributed by TorFX]

Swiss say will help Balkans deal with refugee crisis

30 August 2015 | 0 comments

Switzerland is planning to send financial assistance to help Balkans nations cope with the massive numbers of migrants and refugees passing through in a bid to reach the European Union.

One million take part in Swiss techno Street Parade

29 August 2015 | 0 comments

Around one million people thronged the streets of Zurich on Saturday to take part in the Swiss city's annual techno Street Parade, say organisers.

Swiss to repay $700,000 to Norway after fraud conviction

Swiss to repay $700,000 to Norway after fraud conviction

29 August 2015 | 0 comments

Swiss authorities will repay creditors around $700,000 in embezzled funds stashed in a Swiss bank account, in one of Norway's biggest-ever bankruptcies, prosecutors said this week.Geneva authorities seized...

Satellite images confirm Palmyra temple destruction: UN

Satellite images confirm Palmyra temple destruction: UN

28 August 2015 | 0 comments

Satellite images confirm the destruction of the Baal Shamin temple in Syria's Palmyra, the United Nations said Friday, after international condemnation of the act claimed by the Islamic State group.The...

European states to create anti-trafficking taskforce

European states to create anti-trafficking taskforce

28 August 2015 | 0 comments

Switzerland, Germany and Italy are preparing to launch a joint taskforce to detect and dismantle networks smuggling refugees and migrants into Europe, Swiss authorities said on Friday.The taskforce, which...

Switzerland dodges recession with 0.2 pc growth

Switzerland dodges recession with 0.2 pc growth

28 August 2015 | 0 comments

Switzerland's economy expanded by 0.2 percent in the second quarter of this year, allowing the country to dodge a recession.

Nestle says has no tolerance for 'forced labour' by suppliers

Nestle says has no tolerance for 'forced labour' by suppliers

28 August 2015 | 0 comments

Swiss food giant Nestle on Friday rejected allegations that it had knowingly allowed its Fancy Feast cat food to contain fish from a Thai supplier suspected of using slave labour."Forced labour has no...

CORRECTED:  UBS pays $1.7 mn for 'apparent' sanctions violations

CORRECTED: UBS pays $1.7 mn for 'apparent' sanctions violations

28 August 2015 | 0 comments

The Swiss bank UBS has agreed to pay US authorities $1.7 million to settle "apparent" violations of rules banning transactions benefiting officially designated terrorists, the Treasury Department said...

Mediterranean migrant crossings top 300,000 in 2015: UN

Mediterranean migrant crossings top 300,000 in 2015: UN

28 August 2015 | 0 comments

More than 300,000 refugees and migrants have risked their lives crossing the Mediterranean to Europe so far this year, and some 2,500 more have died while making the perilous journey, the UN said Friday.Nearly...

Nestle accused of using slave-caught fish in cat food

Nestle accused of using slave-caught fish in cat food

28 August 2015 | 0 comments

Swiss food giant Nestle is being sued in the US for allegedly knowingly allowing its Fancy Feast cat food to contain fish from a supplier that uses slave labor.

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