Switzerland

Federal republic in Central Europe

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a country 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 among the Swiss Plateau, the Alps, and the Jura, spanning a total area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi), and land area of 39,997 km2 (15,443 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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A 70-year old man tested positive for the coronavirus in the southern canton of Ticino, on the border with Italy, Swiss health authorities said on Tuesday,..
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The emergency plans of UBS and Credit Suisse to deal with a financial crisis are effective, Switzerland's regulator FINMA said on Tuesday. ......
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Libya's government took a firm position at peace talks in Switzerland on Monday, demanding that renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar withdraw from the..
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Former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke and the chairman of Qatar-based media group BeIN Sports, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, have been charged in Switzerland in..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

Dubai: Roger Federer has withdrawn from the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships which begin this weekend. The Swiss star has undergone knee surgery in..
6 days ago • WorldNews
Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser al-Khelaifi has been charged by Swiss federal prosecutors in connection with a wider bribery investigation linked to World..
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Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser al-Khelaifi was charged Thursday by Swiss federal prosecutors in connection with a wider bribery investigation linked to..
Credit: France 24 - Published 6 days ago

Former FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke and the chairman of the BeIN media group Nasser Al-Khelaifi have been charged in connection with the award of media..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

As part of a new BBC blog series, Maura Hannon from Switzerland shares what she spent her money on this week.
Credit: BBC News - Published 6 days ago

The Swiss government has postponed an annual patient safety summit scheduled for the end of this month, it said on Wednesday, citing the impact of the..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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