Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Tag Archives: Switzerland

Swiss female footballer missing after swimming accident

GENEVA: A player on Switzerland’s national women’s football team, Florijana Ismaili, has been declared missing after a swimming accident on Lake Como in northern Italy, her professional club announced Sunday. The BSC Young Boys club said in a statement that they had “been informed that our player Florijana Ismaili has been ...

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European heatwave sets new June temperature records

FRANCE: A heatwave affecting much of Europe is expected to intensify further with countries – including France, Spain and Switzerland – expecting temperatures above 40C (104F) later on Thursday. On Wednesday, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic recorded their highest temperatures for June. Meteorologists say hot air drawn in from ...

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Women across Switzerland hold strike for equality

Women in Switzerland walked off the job, staging demonstrations to demand fairer pay, more equality, and an end to sexual harassment and violence, AP reported. Discontent over sexism and workplace inequality is underpinning the “women’s strike,” while many are also demanding higher pay specifically for domestic workers, teachers and caregivers. ...

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Switzerland votes in referendum on tighter gun laws

CHRISTCHURCH: Swiss voters are casting ballots in a referendum to decide wheher to enact new restrictions on guns and line up with other countries in the European visa-free travel zone who have tightened rules following extremist attacks. The proposal could require regular training in the use of firearms, special waivers ...

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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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