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Croatians with Swiss franc loans protest 'debt slavery'

Croatians with Swiss franc loans protest 'debt slavery'

25 April 2015 | 0 comments

Thousands of Croatians with loans denominated in Swiss francs took to the streets of Zagreb Sunday to protest the increased debt burden caused by a surge in the Swiss currency.The police estimated that...

Fugitive Italian financier arrested in Switzerland

Fugitive Italian financier arrested in Switzerland

24 April 2015 | 0 comments

Swiss police have arrested fugitive Italian financier Marco Marenco, wanted for fraud and tax evasion in his country, in Lugano, police and media reports said Friday.The 59-year-old, who bought iconic...

Swiss ski resort bans selfies with iconic Saint Bernards

Swiss ski resort bans selfies with iconic Saint Bernards

24 April 2015 | 0 comments

If there is one photo to take home from Switzerland, it is probably a selfie featuring iconic Saint Bernard dogs against the snow-covered backdrop of the Matterhorn peak.But such photo-ops are now over....

Swiss team to make first Iran visit in decade after nuclear deal

Swiss team to make first Iran visit in decade after nuclear deal

24 April 2015 | 0 comments

A Swiss business delegation will go to Iran this weekend in the first such visit in 10 years to try and expand trade ties, the finance ministry said Friday.The team, comprising executives from the pharmaceutical,...

Separate talks with Syria rival sides to start May 4: UN

Separate talks with Syria rival sides to start May 4: UN

24 April 2015 | 0 comments

The United Nations said Friday it would host separate talks with rival sides in Syria from May 4 in a bid to kickstart stalled negotiations to end the four-year conflict."The Geneva consultation invitations...

UN hails EU migrant plan as 'important first step'

24 April 2015 | 0 comments

The UN on Friday hailed an EU plan to tackle the surge in Mediterranean migrant crossings but urged more focus on the conditions pushing so many to leave their countries."With regards to the measures...

UN rights chief urges Britain to combat tabloid hate speech

24 April 2015 | 0 comments

The UN's rights chief on Friday urged Britain to crack down on tabloid newspapers inciting racial hatred after a columnist for The Sun called migrants "cockroaches".In a hard-hitting statement, UN High...

At least 115 children killed in Yemen since March 26: UNICEF

At least 115 children killed in Yemen since March 26: UNICEF

24 April 2015 | 0 comments

At least 115 children have been killed and 172 maimed in the violence raging in Yemen since Saudi-led air raids began on March 26, the UN children's agency said Friday."We believe that these are conservative...

Separate talks with Syria rival sides to start May 4: UN

Separate talks with Syria rival sides to start May 4: UN

24 April 2015 | 0 comments

The United Nations said Friday it would host separate talks with rival sides in Syria from May 4 in a bid to kickstart stalled negotiations to end the four-year conflict."The Geneva consultation invitations...

At least 115 children killed in Yemen since March 26: UNICEF

At least 115 children killed in Yemen since March 26: UNICEF

24 April 2015 | 0 comments

At least 115 children have been killed and 172 maimed in the violence raging in Yemen since Saudi-led air strikes began on March 26, the UN children's agency said Friday."We believe that these are conservative...

Yemen violence death toll tops 1,000: UN

Yemen violence death toll tops 1,000: UN

23 April 2015 | 0 comments

The death toll from fighting in Yemen since late March has topped 1,000, the United Nations said Thursday, saying it wanted to quickly send international staff back to the country.Fighting and airstrikes...

Switzerland tops global 'happy' index

Switzerland tops global 'happy' index

23 April 2015 | 0 comments

Switzerland is the happiest country in the world, closely followed by Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Canada, according to the 2015 UN global ranking of happiness.

Switzerland, Scandinavia top global 'happy' index

Switzerland, Scandinavia top global 'happy' index

23 April 2015 | 0 comments

Switzerland tops a global ranking of happiness, closely followed by Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Canada in a comprehensive study unveiled by academics in New York on Thursday.The 2015 World Happiness...

Yemen violence death toll tops 1,000: WHO

Yemen violence death toll tops 1,000: WHO

23 April 2015 | 0 comments

The death toll from fighting in Yemen since late March has now topped 1,000, including nearly 50 children, the World Health Organization said Thursday.The UN health agency said at least 1,080 people had...

UN sees uphill malaria fight despite 'phenomenal' success

UN sees uphill malaria fight despite 'phenomenal' success

23 April 2015 | 0 comments

Malaria still claims nearly 600,000 lives a year, the UN said Thursday, urging further action to boost recent strides in combatting the disease.A growing resistance to a frontline malaria drug is compounding...

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