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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 country situated in western, central, and southern Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities. The sovereign state is a federal republic bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. Switzerland is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning a total area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi). While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8.5 million people is concentrated mostly on the plateau, where the largest cities are to be found: among them are the two global cities and economic centres Zürich and Geneva.

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Swiss to support Belt and Road push during president's China trip

Switzerland will sign an accord backing China's Belt and Road Initiative when President Ueli Maurer visits China this month, cementing ties with a major trading partner as other Western countries view..
Reuters - Published

'Why I'm giving my friend a kidney'

'why i'm giving my friend a kidney'
Sibylle will next week become a Swiss organ donor, in a country with the lowest donor rates in Europe.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Switzerland

German poultry farm celebrates Easter by coloring millions of eggs [Video]German poultry farm celebrates Easter by coloring millions of eggs

A poultry farm in southern Germany is busy preparing for Easter by coloring 16,000 chicken eggs - an hour. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:28Published

Green campaigners accuse Nestle over single-use plastics [Video]Green campaigners accuse Nestle over single-use plastics

Environmental campaigners Greenpeace demonstrated outside Nestle's headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland, accusing the company of not doing enough to reduce single-use plastics.

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

Berlin Bluecaps crowned European Quidditch champions [Video]Berlin Bluecaps crowned European Quidditch champions

The European Quidditch Championships Division 2 attracted more than 300 players from across Europe and is based on the fictional game invented by Harry Potter Author J.K Rowling which involves magical..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:07Published

Berlin Bluecaps crowded European Quidditch champions [Video]Berlin Bluecaps crowded European Quidditch champions

The European Quidditch Championships Division 2 attracted more than 300 players from across Europe and is based on the fictional game invented by Harry Potter Author J.K Rowling which involves magical..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:07Published

Swiss Government Announces Coffee Stockpiling To Come To An End [Video]Swiss Government Announces Coffee Stockpiling To Come To An End

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, Switzerland announced plans to abolish the nation's emergency stockpile of coffee after declaring that the beans are not vital for human survival...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Iran Names New UN Ambassador [Video]Iran Names New UN Ambassador

Reuters reports Iran has appointed career diplomat and former nuclear negotiator Majid Takht Ravanchi as its envoy to the United Nations as it tries to salvage a nuclear deal with world powers despite..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

First bacterial genome created entirely with a computer [Video]First bacterial genome created entirely with a computer

Scientists in Switzerland have created the world's first fully computer-generated genome of a living organism, based on a harmless freshwater bacterium. Stuart McDill reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:36Published

AC Milan Gives Away Goal Within First Minute Against Sampdoria [Video]AC Milan Gives Away Goal Within First Minute Against Sampdoria

AC Milan’s goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma gave away a goal in the first minute of the game. During Milan’s game against Sampdoria, Donnarumma kicked the ball directly to the opposing striker...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Schurter and Forster win Cape Epic, Langvad claims her fifth with Van der Breggen [Video]Schurter and Forster win Cape Epic, Langvad claims her fifth with Van der Breggen

Schurter and Forster cruise to victory in the Cape Epic Mountain Bike race, while Langvad and Van der Breggen win the women's race, Langvad's fifth win in South Africa's Western Cape.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:29Published

Schurter and Forster win Cape Epic, Langvad snags her fifth with Van der Breggen [Video]Schurter and Forster win Cape Epic, Langvad snags her fifth with Van der Breggen

Schurter and Forster cruise to victory in the Cape Epic Mountain Bike race, while Langvad and Van der Breggen win the women's race, Langvad's fifth win in South Africa's Western Cape.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:29Published

World champion ski and snowboarders crowned at Xtreme Verbier competition [Video]World champion ski and snowboarders crowned at Xtreme Verbier competition

Freeriding ski and snowboarders bust out backflips, 360s and other epic stunts at the Xtreme Verbier freeride competition.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:29Published

Schurter and Forster shore up lead in Cape Epic mountain bike race [Video]Schurter and Forster shore up lead in Cape Epic mountain bike race

Nino Schurter and Lars Forster extend their overall lead in the Cape Epic Mountain Bike race with a second-place finish in Stage 6 behind Louis Meija and Johnny Cattaneo.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:28Published

Schurter and Forster retake yellow jersey in Cape Epic mountain bike race [Video]Schurter and Forster retake yellow jersey in Cape Epic mountain bike race

Nino Schurter and Lars Forster of Switzerland reclaim the yellow leader's jersey in the fifth leg of the Cape Epic Mountain Bike race.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:24Published

Martinez wary of powerful Russia [Video]Martinez wary of powerful Russia

Belgium's head coach Roberto Martinez believes that Russia will pose his side a tough test as they open their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:51Published

Finland named the happiest country in the world [Video]Finland named the happiest country in the world

For a second year running Finland is the world's happiest country according to an annual survey issued on Wednesday by a United Nations-affiliated group. Francesca Lynagh reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:50Published

Three successive days wins for men's and women's leaders of Cape Epic Mountain Bike race [Video]Three successive days wins for men's and women's leaders of Cape Epic Mountain Bike race

The pairings of Nino Schurter and Lars Forster along with Annika Langvad and Anna van der Breggen continue to dominate the Cape Epic Mountain Bike race

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:24Published

Schurter and Forster extend lead in Cape Epic mountain bike race [Video]Schurter and Forster extend lead in Cape Epic mountain bike race

The pairing of Nino Schurter and Lars Forster extend their lead in the Cape Epic Mountain Bike race while Annika Langvad and Anna van der Breggen continue to dominate the women's race

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:21Published

Petrochemical Fire Engulfs Eight Storage Tanks In Houston [Video]Petrochemical Fire Engulfs Eight Storage Tanks In Houston

Reuters reports that the massive fire at a fuels storage company at the Houston Ship Channe has spread to eight petrochemical storage tanks. Nearby schools have been closed and residents in the nearby..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Dutch Tram Shooter Remains At Large [Video]Dutch Tram Shooter Remains At Large

Reuters reports that the suspect who shot several people on a Dutch tram remains at large. The shooting occurred Monday morning in the central Dutch city of Utrecht. There is no injury count at this..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Langvad/Van Der Breggen and Schurter/Forster win Cape Epic prologue [Video]Langvad/Van Der Breggen and Schurter/Forster win Cape Epic prologue

The Cape Epic African mountain bike race kicks off in South Africa as Langvad and Van Der Breggen take lead in women's race with Schurter and Forster leading the men.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:24Published

Thousands of students join global climate strike [Video]Thousands of students join global climate strike

From Sydney to London, thousands of school students walked out of classes on Friday in a global student strike to protest against government inaction on climate change. Megan Revell reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:25Published

Champions League Manchester City Draws Tottenham [Video]Champions League Manchester City Draws Tottenham

The Champions League draw for the quarterfinals took place on Friday from Nyon, Switzerland, and, after a pleasingly brisk presentation, we now know what the next round of European soccer will look..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

 
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