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Tag Archives: Switzerland

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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Sir Roger Moore: James Bond actor dies aged 89

ZURICH: Actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond, has died aged 89, his family has announced. He played the famous spy in seven Bond films including Live and Let Die and the Spy Who Loved Me. In a statement posted on the actor’s official social media accounts, ...

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Ranveer Singh is having the time of his life in Switzerland

MUMBAI: Bollywood’s hunky and charming actor Ranveer Singh is on a vacation to scenic Switzerland and giving his fans a fair share of his moments of bliss on social media. The Bajirao Mastani actor posted tweets on Twitter of his holiday, in one of the tweets captioned: “It’s good to ...

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