Switzerland

Federal republic in Western Europe

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Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a country situated in western, central and southern Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities. The sovereign state is a federal republic bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. Switzerland is a landlocked country 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 people is concentrated mostly on the plateau, where the largest cities are to be found: among them are the two global cities and economic centres Zürich and Geneva.

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Reinsurance group Swiss Re helped cover jetmaker Boeing Co and Ethiopian Airlines, the Swiss company said on Monday amid an investigation into what caused an..
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The Swiss Football League says it supports a referee's decision to abandon the Sion-Grasshoppers game because of fans throwing fireworks on the field
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NYON, Switzerland (AP) — A new generation of Manchester United players will have to get through Barcelona to win the Champions League. And Lionel Messi will..
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The two rivers in Geneva, Switzerland may merge to become one, but don’t expect a seamless marriage.
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Going back in time is now one step closer as scientists announced Thursday they have reversed the direction of time, The Independent reported. In a breakthrough..
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Agreement struck by trade secretary in blaze of publicity 'differs significantly from the EU-Swiss agreements it replaces'
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Switzerland is withdrawing a tourist airline's commercial license to carry paying passengers in its vintage planes after a crash in the Swiss Alps last year..
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President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was expected to land in Algeria on Sunday after leaving Geneva where he has spent two weeks in a Swiss hospital as mass protests..
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A petition states that the Algerian president is no longer able to do his job A lawyer acting on behalf of an unnamed Algerian citizen has filed a petition with..
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As many as 33 Parliamentarians from 20 countries, including Samanta from India, have formed the group. Some of these member countries are Germany, Switzerland,..
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Sloane Stephens lost to Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland 6-3, 6-0 in just over an hour in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open
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