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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 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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Switzerland's search dogs get ready for deadly avalanche season

Doctors and search dogs took to the skies in a helicopter on Friday to practice rescuing hikers and skiers in the build-up to the Swiss Alps' deadly avalanche season.
Reuters - Published

Belgian lawyer accused in Swiss court of laundering family shares in InBev

A Belgian lawyer appeared in a Geneva court on Monday accused of money-laundering and falsifying documents in a case involving Belgium's richest family, who say she swindled missing shares in brewer..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Switzerland


U.S. anti-doping chief calls WADA's Russia punishment inadequate [Video]U.S. anti-doping chief calls WADA's Russia punishment inadequate

Travis Tygart says "Russia's behavior hasn't changed" and that new ruling still allows the country to send a full delegation to the Tokyo games

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:16Published

Russia banned for four years confirms WADA president Reedie [Video]Russia banned for four years confirms WADA president Reedie

The World Anti-Doping Agency confirms that Russia is banned for the next four years from the world's top sporting events including Olympics and the World Cup following doping irregularities.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 03:10Published

Russia banned from Olympics for four years over doping scandal [Video]Russia banned from Olympics for four years over doping scandal

Russia has been handed a four-year global ban from all major sporting events by the World Anti-Doping Agency. Adam Reed Reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:53Published

Russia banned for four years, confirms WADA President Reedie [Video]Russia banned for four years, confirms WADA President Reedie

The World Anti-Doping Agency bans Russia from competing in all forms of major sporting tournaments for four years.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:00Published

Russia to learn its fate on potential Olympic ban on Monday [Video]Russia to learn its fate on potential Olympic ban on Monday

Russian athletes could be barred from the Tokyo Olympic Games when the World Anti-Doping Agency executive committee meets on Monday. Emer McCarthy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:34Published

"Mandatory" for IOC to accept any Russian sanctions, says Bach [Video]"Mandatory" for IOC to accept any Russian sanctions, says Bach

The head of the International Olympic Committee says it would have to abide by any sanctions imposed on Russia by WADA.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:19Published

FIFA's Infantino proposed as IOC member, but not Coe - Bach [Video]FIFA's Infantino proposed as IOC member, but not Coe - Bach

Sebastian Coe's conflict of interests means he will have to wait to join the International Olympic Committee, says President Thomas Bach.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:12Published

UEFA president criticises VAR use, says football needs uncertainty [Video]UEFA president criticises VAR use, says football needs uncertainty

UEFA chief criticizes VAR technology saying it should be less invasive and that football needs some uncertainty.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:31Published

Resolution on Russian doping scandal is moving ahead quickly says IOC [Video]Resolution on Russian doping scandal is moving ahead quickly says IOC

A decision on Russia's participation at next year's summer Olympics in Tokyo is close to being resolved.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:49Published

Massive avalanche collapsing near tunnel caught on camera in Switzerland [Video]Massive avalanche collapsing near tunnel caught on camera in Switzerland

Footage shows huge slabs of snow falling off from a mountain in the Swiss district of Vallemaggia

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 00:36Published

Photomontage shows 'clear and irreversable' shrinking of Swiss glaciers [Video]Photomontage shows 'clear and irreversable' shrinking of Swiss glaciers

The dramatic effect of global warming can be seen in Switzerland, where photos from the 19th century reveal the extent of glacial retreat when compared to new video from the same locations. Joe Davies..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:50Published

Divers' concern over WWII-era ammunition at bottom of Lake Geneva contradicts Swiss government [Video]Divers' concern over WWII-era ammunition at bottom of Lake Geneva contradicts Swiss government

Divers' concern over WWII-era ammunition at bottom of Lake Geneva contradicts Swiss government

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:43Published

Sun Yang calls for video evidence to be shown in hearing [Video]Sun Yang calls for video evidence to be shown in hearing

Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang says video of anti-doping officials would “shock and surprise” everyone.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:48Published

Manchester City's appeal against financial probe thrown out [Video]Manchester City's appeal against financial probe thrown out

Manchester City's attempt to halt a UEFA investigation has failed after its appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) was thrown out

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:20Published

I didn't trust doping official, says swimmer Sun Yang [Video]I didn't trust doping official, says swimmer Sun Yang

RESENDING WITH CORRECTION TO INAUDIBLE WORD IN SHOT 7 VIDEO SHOWS: SUN YANG SPEAKING ABOUT THE DOPING TEST IN 2018 SHOWS: MONTREUX, SWITZERLAND (NOVEMBER 15, 2019) (COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT -

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 04:38Published

What can't you live without? Switzerland and the coffee stockpile quandary [Video]What can't you live without? Switzerland and the coffee stockpile quandary

Since the end of WW2, the Swiss have kept a strategic reserve of coffee in case of national emergency. That might be about to change. View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 03:52Published

Chinese swimmer Sun Yang's 2020 Olympic hopes on the line at CAS court hearing [Video]Chinese swimmer Sun Yang's 2020 Olympic hopes on the line at CAS court hearing

Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang's place in the 2020 Tokyo Games hinges on an appeal by WADA to overturn a decision by swimming's governing body FINA to clear Sun of wrongdoing during a random drug..

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 03:22Published

New Zealand to vote in referendum on euthanasia [Video]New Zealand to vote in referendum on euthanasia

New Zealand lawmakers passed a bill on Wednesday that would legalize euthanasia, paving the way for the public to vote on the issue in a referendum next year. Michelle Hennessy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:55Published

New FIFA chief of global football development Wenger eyes positive impact [Video]New FIFA chief of global football development Wenger eyes positive impact

Arsene Wenger hopes to contribute to "improvement of coaching" in new role as FIFA chief of global football development.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:42Published

VAR hot topic at UEFA coaches’ meeting [Video]VAR hot topic at UEFA coaches’ meeting

system.scripts.Roma’s Paulo Fonseca and Lyon’s Rudi Garcia say VAR improvements were discussed at Monday’s UEFA coaches' meeting following another controversial weekend for the technology.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:09Published

 

Euro 2020 draw: England drawn against Croatia, Wales in group with Italy

England are drawn against Croatia and Czech Republic in Group D at Euro 2020, with Wales alongside Italy, Switzerland and Turkey in Group A.
BBC News - Published

England to face Croatia at Euro 2020, Wales in group with Italy

England are drawn against Croatia and Czech Republic in Group D at Euro 2020, with Wales alongside Italy, Switzerland and Turkey in Group A.
BBC News - Published

Hungary charges Ukrainian captain over deadly boat collision on Danube

Hungarian prosecutors on Thursday charged the Ukrainian captain of a Swiss cruise liner which hit and sank another boat in May with misconduct leading to mass casualties and 35 counts of failing to..
Reuters - Published

Swiss revamp antiquated money laundering, terrorism reporting system

Switzerland is revamping its system to report suspected money laundering or terrorism financing, the government said on Wednesday, abandoning a 21-year-old system that requires suspicious transactions..
Reuters - Published

U.S.-based chip-tech group moving to Switzerland over trade curb fears

A U.S.-based foundation overseeing promising semiconductor technology developed with Pentagon support will soon move to Switzerland after several of the group's foreign members raised concerns about..
Reuters - Published

Backstory: Slowing down to see Switzerland's melting glaciers

Reuters photographer Denis Balibouse spent years shooting fast-moving subjects in fast-breaking events – the winning goal in a Europa League soccer clash, the confrontation in an Extinction Rebellion..
Reuters - Published

New photos vs old: comparisons show dramatic Swiss glacier retreat

On the hairpin bend of a Swiss mountain pass, a Victorian-era hotel built for tourists to admire the Rhone Glacier has been abandoned now that the ice has retreated nearly 2 km (1.2 miles) uphill.
Reuters - Published

Novartis to buy U.S. biotech The Medicines Co. for $9.7 billion

Novartis AG is buying U.S. biotechnology company The Medicines Co for about $9.7 billion, the Swiss drugmaker said on Sunday, as it seeks to expand its portfolio of medicines against cardiovascular..
Reuters - Published

Iran summons Swiss ambassador over U.S. comments about petrol price hike unrest: state media

Iran's foreign ministry summoned the Swiss ambassador in Tehran on Wednesday over U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's support for protesters demonstrating about fuel price hikes, the official IRNA..
Reuters - Published

Switzerland's plan to stop stockpiling coffee proves hard to swallow

Why the government's move to stop stockpiling 15,000 tonnes of coffee led to a public outcry.
BBC News - Published

Jordan says three Mexicans, one Swiss wounded in stabbing at tourist spot

Jordan's minister of health said three Mexicans and one Swiss tourist were wounded along with four Jordanians when a man went on a stabbing rampage in Jersah city, a major tourist destination near..
Reuters - Published

Hunters of rare Swiss ibex stir Alps wildlife row

A Swiss region allows trophy hunters to shoot ibex, but the elusive animal remains rare in the Alps.
BBC News - Published

On trial: Swiss judicial system to face people's verdict

Swiss supreme court judges are members of political parties, they may rely on their party's support to be elected and re-elected, and they donate thousands of francs a year to party coffers.
Reuters - Published

Swiss investigate J. Safra Sarasin amid Brazilian 'car wash' probe

Swiss federal prosecutors said they had opened an investigation of private bank J. Safra Sarasin as part of a wide-ranging corruption probe surrounding Brazilian state oil company Petrobras and..
Reuters - Published

Swiss financiers face Green backlash after election

Switzerland's Greens took aim at the country's financial services sector after parliamentary election gains which shifted the balance of political power to the left.
Reuters - Published

Greens surge in Swiss election as climate change worries come to the fore

Support for the Greens surged in Switzerland's election on Sunday, moving politics to the left and putting environmentalists in the mix for a seat in the broad coalition that has governed the country..
Reuters - Published

Swiss election: Green parties 'make historic gains'

Greens make gains in Sunday's poll as the right-wing SVP suffers a setback, early projections show.
BBC News - Published

Environmentalists gain, far right loses ground in Swiss election

The Greens made strong gains in Switzerland's election on Sunday while the far-right party lost ground, early results showed, potentially putting environmentalists in the mix for a seat in the..
Reuters - Published

Environmentalist Greens gain as Swiss elect parliament: projection

The far-right Swiss People's Party was on track to remain in first place in a parliamentary election in Switzerland on Sunday
Reuters - Published

Swiss election: Why melting Alps could create a green wave

Greens are hoping to come second in Sunday's Swiss elections, eyeing a climate change opportunity.
BBC News - Published

Climate fears catapult Greens into mix for Swiss cabinet seat

Perched nearly 2,000 meters above the Swiss ski village of Lenk, a lake has emerged as the Plaine Morte glacier melts. When it burst it sent billions of liters of water gushing into the valley below..
Reuters - Published

Republic need win over Danes to qualify after defeat in Switzerland

The Republic of Ireland's hopes of a Euro 2020 spot rest on next month's final home game against Denmark after a 2-0 defeat in Switzerland.
BBC News - Published

U.S. stock futures tumble on report of no progress in Sino-U.S. talks

U.S. stock futures tumbled and the safe haven yen and the Swiss franc gained in early Asian trade on Thursday after a media report that the United States and China had made no progress in deputy-level..
Reuters - Published

Chances of Swiss-EU treaty deal this month have vanished, sources say

Switzerland has abandoned hopes of reaching an agreement with the European Union on a new treaty this month, frustrated by its inability to forge domestic consensus on how to its approach its biggest..
Reuters - Published

Poland mortgages: Homeowners win fight over Swiss Franc loans

Half a million indebted Polish homeowners have won a fight to be freed from Swiss franc mortgages.
BBC News - Published

Swiss banks benefit as rich Britons line up escape route from Brexit chaos

Swiss private banks have seen a sharp rise in British clients who are moving assets offshore to escape a chaotic Brexit, several sources familiar with the situation told Reuters.
Reuters - Published

Credit Suisse clears its CEO in spying scandal that rocked Swiss banking

Credit Suisse cleared its CEO on Tuesday of snooping on a star wealth manager in an episode that saw suicide, scandal and espionage invade the secretive world of Swiss private banking.
Reuters - Published

Spying scandal forces out Credit Suisse executive

Private detectives were hired to track the Swiss bank's former head of wealth management.
BBC News - Published

Supercars seized from Equatorial Guinea vice president net $27 million at auction

A collection of 25 supercars seized from Equatorial Guinea's vice president as part of a Swiss money-laundering probe fetched nearly 27 million Swiss francs ($27 million) at an auction held by Bonhams..
Reuters - Published

Swiss AG Lauber, under cloud of FIFA scandal, elected to third term

The Swiss parliament on Wednesday approved Attorney General Michael Lauber for a third term, opting for continuity despite impending disciplinary proceedings over his handling of a soccer corruption..
Reuters - Published

Swiss parliament re-elects attorney general Lauber amid FIFA scandal

The Swiss parliament on Wednesday approved Attorney General Michael Lauber for a third term, opting for continuity despite disciplinary proceedings against him triggered by his handling of a soccer..
Reuters - Published

Pizol glacier: Swiss hold funeral for ice lost to global warming

Dozens of people, some dressed in black, paid their respects to the Pizol glacier in the Swiss Alps.
BBC News - Published

Climate activists hold event to mark vanishing Swiss glacier

Hundreds of climate activists paid their respects to a Swiss glacier on Sunday that is due to disappear over the next decade, the victim of a warming environment.
Reuters - Published

Swiss revoke citizenship from dual-national Islamic State recruiter

Switzerland has revoked the citizenship of a man convicted of helping recruit jihadist fighters, invoking a law allowing dual nationals to be stripped of their Swiss passports for conduct detrimental..
Reuters - Published

US Open 2019: Defending champion Naomi Osaka loses to Belinda Bencic

Defending champion Naomi Osaka is knocked out of the US Open as she loses 7-5 6-4 to Switzerland's Belinda Bencic in the last 16 on Monday.
BBC News - Published

US Open 2019: Roger Federer beats Dan Evans to reach fourth round

British number two Dan Evans is outclassed as Swiss great Roger Federer rediscovers his best form to ease into the US Open fourth round.
BBC News - Published

Britain's Evans beaten by Federer masterclass at US Open

British number two Dan Evans is outclassed as Swiss great Roger Federer rediscovers his best form to ease into the US Open fourth round.
BBC News - Published

Exclusive: French investigators focus on Dentsu partner in sports corruption probe

French authorities investigating corruption in international sports believe a Swiss partner of Japanese advertising giant Dentsu Inc played a "central and essential role" in deals used to embezzle..
Reuters - Published

British composer Jonathan Goldstein and family die in Swiss plane crash

Jonathan Goldstein, his wife and baby were killed when the aircraft they were in crashed in the Alps.
BBC News - Published

British musician couple killed in Swiss light aircraft crash

A British composer of film and television music and an acclaimed saxophonist died along with their baby in a plane crash in Switzerland on Sunday, a family spokesman said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

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

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

Thieves make off with jewelry designed by Swiss artist Giger

Smash-and-grab thieves have stolen jewelry designed by Swiss surrealist artist H.R. Giger, famous for creating the nightmarish creature in Ridley Scott's 1979 sci-fi film Alien.
Reuters - Published

Mark Acklom: Serial conman who posed as MI6 spy to defraud woman out of life savings jailed for five years

Former public schoolboy was found in Switzerland with new wife and family
Independent - Published

'Miracle' needed for quick EU-Swiss treaty deal, Swiss minister says

It would take a "miracle" for Switzerland and the European Union to clinch a quick deal over a stalled partnership treaty that has disrupted cross-border share trading and strained bilateral ties,..
Reuters - Published

Man accused of pushing boy under German train was wanted by Swiss

A 40-year-old Eritrean refugee accused of killing an eight-year-old boy by pushing him under a train in Frankfurt was wanted by police in Switzerland, where he was being treated for psychological..
Reuters - Published

Drones grounded after crash near playing children

Drones carrying lab samples between hospitals in Switzerland have been grounded.
BBC News - Published

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