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Tens of thousands protest climate change in Switzerland

GENEVA: Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in several Swiss cities against climate change, the Swiss news agency Keystone-ATS reported. Around 50,000 marched in all, the news agency report estimated, including 15,000 in Zurich and up to nine thousand in the capital Berne and in Lausanne. “It s about knowing if ...

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Priyanka-Nick share photos from their Caribbean vacation

BOLLYWOOD: Priyanka Chopra and husband Nick Jonas are having a perfect romantic getaway in the Caribbean islands. After celebrating Christmas in London and ringing in the New Year with family and close friends in picturesque Switzerland, the lovey-dovey couple is now spending some quality time in the Caribbean.   View ...

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Switzerland to install statue of Sridevi

BOLLYWOOD: The Switzerland authorities are planning to install a statue of veteran Indian actor Sridevi, whose super hit movie ‘Chandni’ was shot at the country’s picturesque locations. The statue of the renowned Indian filmmaker, Yash Chopra, was unveiled in Interlaken in 2016. “Many of Chopra’s films featured Switzerland as a ...

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Britain, Australia accuse Russian spies of global cyber attacks

LONDON: Britain and Australia accused Russian military intelligence of conducting a campaign of cyber attacks targeting political institutions, businesses, media and sport bodies around the world. Operatives from Russia’s GRU arm carried out various “reckless and indiscriminate” high-profile online attacks, British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said in a statement. Many ...

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Switzerland opens criminal probe tied to Angola fund

GENEVA: Swiss authorities have raided multiple sites as part of a money-laundering probe tied to Angola’s sovereign wealth fund, the top prosecutor’s office said Tuesday. In an email to AFP, it said it “opened criminal proceedings in April 2018 in response to reports of money laundering… by persons unknown connected ...

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Ice Cricket: Afridi’s Royals beat Sehwag’s Diamonds

ZURICH: Shahid Afridi-led Team Royals beat Virender Sehwag’s Badrutt’s Palace Diamonds by six wickets in the inaugural Ice Cricket contest at St Moritz resort in Switzerland. Batting first, Diamonds set a target of 165 before the Royals cantered home courtesy of a blistering 74 by Owais Shah. Earlier, the Diamonds ...

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13000 tourists stranded in Alps by huge snowfall

ZERMATT: Tens of thousands of people have been stranded across the Alps after “once-in-a-generation” weather dumped nearly 2 meters of snow on some ski resorts in less than 48 hours. Unusually heavy snowfall and a high risk of Alpine avalanches have stranded 13,000 tourists in the Swiss resort of Zermatt ...

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Switzerland approves $1.3b in EU aid

BERN: Switzerland said it will provide more than a billion dollars in development aid to the European Union, as Bern seeks to stabilise its messy ties with Brussels. The 1.3 billion Swiss francs ($1.32 billion, 1.1 billion euros) will be spread over ten years and will target lower income countries ...

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Iceland opens door for UK to join EFTA

ICELAND‘s foreign minister has opened the door for Britain to rejoin a European trade club that would put it on a fast track to sign dozens of ready made deals after Brexit. Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson said he had spoken to Boris Johnson, the foreign secretary about the UK joining the ...

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