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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). 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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Brussels set to end Swiss bourses' access to EU market: EU diplomat

A European Union diplomat said on Monday that Swiss stock exchanges are set to lose their access to EU investors from July because Brussels and Switzerland have so far failed to reach a compromise over..
Reuters - Published

EU executive sees no decisions on relationship with Switzerland on Tuesday

The European Commission will discuss the European Union's relations with Switzerland at its next meeting on Tuesday, but does not expect to take any decisions at this stage, a Commission spokeswoman..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Switzerland

Ex UEFA Chief Platini Arrested In World Cup Investigation [Video]Ex UEFA Chief Platini Arrested In World Cup Investigation

PARIS (Reuters) - Michel Platini, the former head of European football association UEFA, was detained for questioning by French police on Tuesday over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup soccer..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

Soccer Exec Michel Platini Detained In France [Video]Soccer Exec Michel Platini Detained In France

FILE PHOTO: Former UEFA President Michel Platini arrives at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to be heard in the arbitration procedure involving him and the FIFA in Lausanne, Switzerland, August..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:51Published

"Jetman" Rossy soars through the Italian Alps

"Jetman" Rossy takes to the skies in the Dolomites

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:12Published

Swiss Women Protest Nationwide For Equality [Video]Swiss Women Protest Nationwide For Equality

Swiss women are participating in a 24-hour nationwide protest to highlight the country's poor record on gender equality and the gender pay gap. On average, in full-time employment, Swiss women earn..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Women in Switzerland have gone on strike [Video]Women in Switzerland have gone on strike

Women across Switzerland went on strike on Friday to highlight their wealthy nation's poor record on female rights, recreating the passion of the first such walkout 28 years ago. Lauren Anthony..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:10Published

Gareth Southgate: We are not satisfied despite win over Switzerland [Video]Gareth Southgate: We are not satisfied despite win over Switzerland

England manager Gareth Southgate admits his dissatisfaction at finishing in third-place and says his side will be aiming for higher in future tournaments.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:21Published

Stop Ronaldo? Dutch have no 'special plan', says Koeman [Video]Stop Ronaldo? Dutch have no 'special plan', says Koeman

The Netherlands don't have a plan to stop Cristiano Ronaldo in Sunday's (June 9) UEFA Nations League final, according to coach Ronald Koeman.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:54Published

Switzerland v England: Nations League match preview [Video]Switzerland v England: Nations League match preview

An in-depth look at the Nations League third-place play-off game between Switzerland and England.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:43Published

Ronaldo hat-trick sends Portugal to Nations League final [Video]Ronaldo hat-trick sends Portugal to Nations League final

Portugal coach Fernando Santos calls Cristiano Ronaldo a “a soccer genius”.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:09Published

Infantino re-elected FIFA president for four-year term [Video]Infantino re-elected FIFA president for four-year term

Swiss national Gianni Infantino elected by acclamation as the sole candidate at the FIFA Congress in Paris.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:19Published

England final would be special, says Portugal’s Bernardo Silva [Video]England final would be special, says Portugal’s Bernardo Silva

Portugal's Bernardo Silva told reporters on Tuesday (June 4) that it would be special to play against England in the UEFA Nations League final should they first beat Switzerland.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:42Published

Federer excited to try and solve Nadal puzzle [Video]Federer excited to try and solve Nadal puzzle

Roger Federer says he is excited to take on clay king Rafa Nadal in the semi-finals of the French Open.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:53Published

Federer-Nadal To Face In French Semis [Video]Federer-Nadal To Face In French Semis

(CNN)Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will meet at the French Open for the first time in eight years after winning hugely different quarterfinals Tuesday in soggy and blustery Paris. While Federer downed..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Investigation Into Depardieu Dropped [Video]Investigation Into Depardieu Dropped

Reuters reports that French prosecutors have dropped an investigation into rape allegations against the actor Gerard Depardieu. The public prosecutor's office made the announcement on Tuesday...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Caster Semenya Is Allowed To Run [Video]Caster Semenya Is Allowed To Run

Unable to play video. LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Caster Semenya’s lawyers say the Swiss supreme court has ordered track’s governing body to suspend its testosterone regulations. The lawyers say..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 01:02Published

Mo Salah's hometown celebrates their son's Champions League victory [Video]Mo Salah's hometown celebrates their son's Champions League victory

Residents of soccer player Mo Salah's Egyptian hometown of Nagrig have been celebrating Liverpool's Champions League win. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:04Published

Federer advances easily at Roland Garros with a spotlight on his new look [Video]Federer advances easily at Roland Garros with a spotlight on his new look

Reporter suggests tennis great's new outfit has a close resemblance to a courier service uniform

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:49Published

Trump Envoys Kushner, Greenblatt In Middle East to Seek Support For Peace Plan [Video]Trump Envoys Kushner, Greenblatt In Middle East to Seek Support For Peace Plan

According to Reuters, a White House official on Tuesday said senior White House adviser Jared Kushner is leading a U.S. delegation to the Middle East this week seeking support for a late June workshop..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Di Grassi wins Berlin Formula E ePrix [Video]Di Grassi wins Berlin Formula E ePrix

Lucas di Grassi wins the Berlin ePrix to close the gap on Formula E championship leader Jean-Eric Vergne

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:00Published

Johnson: Brexit Is Not A Threat [Video]Johnson: Brexit Is Not A Threat

On Friday, lawmaker and Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson said, "Britain can forge a fantastic free trade relationship with Europe after it quits the European Union, but can also be a champion for global..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Ronaldo heads Portugal squad for Nations League [Video]Ronaldo heads Portugal squad for Nations League

Cristiano Ronaldo will head the bill for Portugal at next month’s inaugural Nations League finals.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:13Published

F1 Legend Niki Lauda Dies At 70 [Video]F1 Legend Niki Lauda Dies At 70

Website thisisF1.com reports Formula One legend Niki Lauda has died. On Monday, we reported that Mercedes’ 70-year-old team chairman had left rehabilitation after his 2018 lung transplant surgery in..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Switzerland votes for tighter gun controls [Video]Switzerland votes for tighter gun controls

Swiss voters have backed, by a margin of nearly two-to-one, adopting tighter gun controls, steering the country away from a clash with the European Union. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:16Published

 

Deadline looms for agreement on Swiss-EU ties

Swiss ties with the European Union, its biggest trading partner, face a critical test this week as Brussels decides whether the two sides have made enough progress on a stalled draft treaty to head off..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Who stands to lose if Swiss-EU treaty talks fail

More than four years of negotiations have failed to yield a breakthrough on a new treaty between Switzerland and the European Union, by far its biggest trading partner.
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Swiss measures to safeguard stock market amid EU row

The Swiss government has drawn up measures that it says will help protect the domestic stock market should the European Union seek to block EU-based investors from trading on Swiss exchanges in a row..
Reuters - Published

Swiss women stage mass strike demanding overdue equality

Hundreds of thousands of women across Switzerland held a strike on Friday to highlight their wealthy nation's poor record on female rights, recreating the passion of the last such walkout 28 years ago.
Reuters - Published

Swiss women strike for more money, time and respect

swiss women strike for more money, time and respect
Women are protesting against the slow pace of change, calling for "more money, time and respect".
BBC News - Published

Pay, time, respect: nearly three decades on, Swiss women strike again

Women from across Swiss society plan to take to the streets this Friday for a nationwide strike aimed at highlighting the country's poor record on defending the rights of women and families.
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Swiss women to strike in call for equal pay and rights

Ahead of a strike planned for Friday by women in Switzerland, Reuters spoke to nine women about their concerns, including the need for equal pay and pension rights and for action on discrimination and..
Reuters - Published

EU to clear up Swiss doubts on new treaty, seeks deal by June 18: letter

The European Union's chief executive pledged on Tuesday to clear up Switzerland's concerns about a draft treaty to govern ties so that Bern can endorse it by June 18 and allow the Swiss stock exchange..
Reuters - Published

EU says Switzerland must endorse treaty before June 18: letter

The European Union's chief executive warned Switzerland on Tuesday that it needs to formally endorse a new partnership treaty before June 18 to be able to keep the Swiss stock exchange's access to the..
Reuters - Published

Swiss expert to start work on new standards for mining dam safety

A Swiss environmental expert will make a fact-finding trip this week to the site of the Vale dam disaster in Brazil to start work on setting new dam safety standards for miners.
Reuters - Published

Pickford surprised at being asked to take penalty in England shootout victory

pickford surprised at being asked to take penalty in england shootout victory
England penalty hero Jordan Pickford admits he was taken aback to be asked to take the fifth penalty in their shootout win over Switzerland in the Nations League.
BBC News - Published

Pickford scores penalty and saves another in England shootout win

pickford scores penalty and saves another in england shootout win
Jordan Pickford scored one penalty and saved another as England beat Switzerland in a shootout to finish third at the Uefa Nations League finals.
BBC News - Published

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