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Commodity trading consortium launches blockchain platform

19 September 2018 | 0 comments

A consortium of commodities traders, banks and the world’s largest goods inspection company have joined forces to launch a blockchain platform in Switzerland, which is intended to ease the administrative...

UN puts ex-VP of Guatemala in charge of Venezuela migrant crisis

19 September 2018 | 0 comments

Former vice president of Guatemala Eduardo Stein has been appointed Joint Special Representative for Venezuelan refugees and migrants, the United Nations refugee and migration agencies announced Wednesday.Four...

Two killed as storm hits Britain and Ireland

19 September 2018 | 0 comments

A Swiss woman died after being blown off a cliff and a man was killed by a falling tree Wednesday as record winds lashed Britain and Ireland.Storm Ali brought gusts of more than 90 miles (145 kilometres)...

Swiss art sales set a steady, humble pace

19 September 2018 | 0 comments

Giacometti paintingsled an intense night of biddingat Christie’s annual auction of Swiss art in Zurich. Netting a total CHF5,369,500, the auction house also bucked the downward trend of Swiss art sales...

Hungary slams UN, insists will 'never be a country of migrants'

19 September 2018 | 0 comments

Hungary's foreign minister accused UN officials Wednesday of "spreading lies" with their criticism of Budapest's anti-migration policies, insisting his country would "never be a country of migrants"."It...

E-cigarette industry agrees to voluntary sales ban for minors

19 September 2018 | 0 comments

Swiss producers of electronic cigarettes, and several retail outlets that sell such products, have agreed to a voluntary ban on the sale to minors until a Swiss law change comes into effect.The code of...

Call to speed up deportation of Eritreans rejected

19 September 2018 | 0 comments

The Swiss parliament does not want to open talks with the Eritrean authorities on a repatriation accord and it also dismissed a petition to ease restrictions on asylum seekers from the east African country.Overruling...

Six trend foods that grow in Switzerland

19 September 2018 | 0 comments

Crops once exclusive to Southand Central America are now flourishing in Switzerlandas the demandfor unusual foods and those with specifichealth benefits grows.Here are six examples.1. Quinoa can give you...

Beverage producers’ survey finds ‘clear majority’ of Swiss oppose a sugar t...

19 September 2018 | 0 comments

Based on a survey of 1,002 respondents of voting age, a Swiss soft drink industry group says that most Swiss reject the idea of a sugar tax, believing that dietary habits should fall under the scope of...

Wettstein – the first Swiss diplomat had the city of Basel in mind

19 September 2018 | 0 comments

It was 370 years ago thatthe Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648) ended with the peace conference at Münster, Westphalia.Johann Rudolf Wettstein was the man of the hour for the Swiss Confederacy.Although Switzerland...

Russia summons Swiss ambassador over spying claim

18 September 2018 | 0 comments

Yves Rossier, Switzerland’s ambassador to Moscow, has been summoned by the Russian foreign ministry for an explanation over “unfounded accusations” that Russian spies tried to hack a Swiss laboratory related...

Moscow summons Swiss, Dutch ambassadors over spy row

18 September 2018 | 0 comments

Moscow on Tuesday summoned the ambassadors of Switzerland and the Netherlands over what it called "unsubstantiated accusations" that Russian spies had attempted to hack Swiss targets.Swiss envoy Yves...

Arrests made in Geneva nightclub attacks on women

18 September 2018 | 0 comments

Three men have been arrested in France as part of an investigation into a savage assault in Geneva last month on several women. The violence sent shock waves through social media, newspapers and politics.Those...

Swiss NGO links pesticide to Indian farmer deaths

18 September 2018 | 0 comments

The Swiss NGO Public Eye called Tuesday for an export ban on the pesticide Polo, produced by agriculture giant Syngenta, implicating it in the death of 20 Indian farmers last year. Syngenta, bought by...

Level of Myanmar army brutality 'hard to fathom': UN probe

18 September 2018 | 0 comments

Myanmar's army has used unfathomable levels of violence against minority Rohingya, UN investigators said Tuesday, calling for the military to be removed from politics and top generals to be prosecuted...



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