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Federal republic in Central Europe

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Switzerland: Federal republic in Central Europe
Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a sovereign state situated in the confluence of western, central, and southern Europe. It is a federal republic composed of 26 cantons, with federal authorities seated 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 between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau 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 are located, among them the two global cities and economic centres of Zürich and Geneva.

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Steinmetz will fight corruption charges in Geneva court: lawyer

Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz rejects Swiss corruption charges against him in connection with winning mining contracts in Guinea and will appear in court to fight them, his Geneva lawyer told..
Reuters - Published

Geneva prosecutors indict billionaire Steinmetz in Guinea corruption case

A Swiss prosecutor said on Monday he was seeking prison terms for Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz and two associates over the alleged payment of bribes linked to the allocation of mining licences in..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Switzerland

Two people missing after violent storm causes mudslide in Switzerland [Video]Two people missing after violent storm causes mudslide in Switzerland

The search continued in Chamoson after two people were carried away in a car during a violent storm.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

The robot that teaches itself to roller skate [Video]The robot that teaches itself to roller skate

Skaterbot uses artificial intelligence to teach itself how to navigate terrain and even roller and ice skate. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:59Published

Inline skaters plunge down daunting track in new sport [Video]Inline skaters plunge down daunting track in new sport

Inline skaters in Russia brave a daunting, obstacle-full downhill race track in the new sport of downhill skate cross modelled off of ice cross.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:30Published

Scientists develop video game that can be controlled by the mind [Video]Scientists develop video game that can be controlled by the mind

Researchers in Switzerland have developed a technology which allows people with severely impaired motor functions to play video games, using only their minds.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:32Published

Hope for quadriplegia patients in pilot with video gamers [Video]Hope for quadriplegia patients in pilot with video gamers

Scientists in Switzerland have developed a system which allows video game players with severely impaired motor function, such as quadriplegia, to control their moves using only the power of their..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:57Published

Homeless World Cup underway as fans flock to Cardiff [Video]Homeless World Cup underway as fans flock to Cardiff

Almost 50 countries take part in the Homeless World Cup football tournament

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:16Published

Machine learning builds a breast cancer 'atlas' [Video]Machine learning builds a breast cancer 'atlas'

Scientists at the University of Zurich have used artificial technology to help analyse millions of cells from breast cancer tissue of 140 tumours, to create what they describe as an 'atlas' of machine..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:28Published

'Bitcoin family' start sponsored around the world tour [Video]'Bitcoin family' start sponsored around the world tour

A family of five who traded all of their possessions for bitcoin and decided to live solely on it, began their three-year world tour with the mission to educate people about cryptocurrency. Rough cut..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:38Published

Watch: Once-in-a-generation winemakers' festival kicks off in Switzerland [Video]Watch: Once-in-a-generation winemakers' festival kicks off in Switzerland

The Fête des Vignerons began in 1797 and has developed from an annual street parade into a globally-recognised extravaganza.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:20Published

Ant-like mini-robots leap over and move objects together [Video]Ant-like mini-robots leap over and move objects together

Academics create small robots which, like ants, can communicate with each other, assume separate roles and even leap over and move objects. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:25Published

Who Will Regulate Facebook Crypto Currency? [Video]Who Will Regulate Facebook Crypto Currency?

Business Insider reports that David Marcus, head of Facebook's cryptocurrency Libra, testified in front of the Senate on Thursday. Marcus stated that the Libra Association will oversee Libra and be..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Frijns wins in New York but Vergne captures second straight Formula E title [Video]Frijns wins in New York but Vergne captures second straight Formula E title

Robin Frijns wins New York finale but Jean-Eric Vergne clinches his second straight Formula E title

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:59Published

Tour de France champion Thomas in 'good place' despite recent injury [Video]Tour de France champion Thomas in 'good place' despite recent injury

Defending Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas sounds confident as his Ineos team prepares for the annual spectacle.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:01Published

Digital friendly package as Djokovic, Gauff and Auger-Aliassime power through to third round [Video]Digital friendly package as Djokovic, Gauff and Auger-Aliassime power through to third round

American 15-year-old Cori Gauff strikes again as she and holder Novak Djokovic advance to the third round at Wimbledon.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 03:00Published

How Heat Impacts Your Health, How To Beat It [Video]How Heat Impacts Your Health, How To Beat It

Summertime is in full swing. And according to CNN, many European places are truly feeling the heat, with record temperatures like 101 in Germany, making it the hottest June on record. Heat warnings..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:57Published

Parched tourists seek gelato and shade in sweltering Europe [Video]Parched tourists seek gelato and shade in sweltering Europe

Calling all ice cream sellers: Paris, Berlin and the Vatican are among cities sweltering in an unseasonably early heatwave across parts of Europe as hot air is sucked up from the Sahara desert. Rough..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:55Published

Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo to host 2026 Winter Olympics [Video]Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo to host 2026 Winter Olympics

Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo beat out Stockholm to host the 2026 Winter Olympics.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:26Published

Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo awarded the 2026 Winter Games [Video]Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo awarded the 2026 Winter Games

The IOC hands the 2026 Winter Olympics to Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo ahead of Stockholm-Are..

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:48Published

Swiss win moves Vergne closer to second Formula E title [Video]Swiss win moves Vergne closer to second Formula E title

Verne wins Formula E Bern race to close in on title

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:54Published

Angelina Jolie Named Time Magazine Contributing Editor [Video]Angelina Jolie Named Time Magazine Contributing Editor

The magazine's editor in chief and CEO, Edward Felsenthal, announced the Academy Award winner's new position on Wednesday. Jolie's pieces will appear each month and focus on topics including..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

 

Man, girl missing after violent storm in Switzerland: police

A man and six-year-old girl are missing after their car was swept away by a torrent of mud triggered by a flash flood in southwestern Switzerland, police in Valais canton said on Monday as dozens of..
Reuters - Published

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