Switzerland

Federal republic in Central Europe

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Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a sovereign state 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 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 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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Swiss great Roger Federer's first French Open since 2015 will begin against Italy's Lorenzo Sonego.
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Opposition from across the political spectrum will make it all but impossible for the Swiss government to sign a draft treaty with the European Union next month,..
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General News Binance founder Changpeng Zhao is taking Sequoia Capital back to court for reputational damages against him after the VC investor’s case was..
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The Swiss government on Wednesday proposed new laws aimed at preventing extremist violence and forcing people including children deemed a threat to be registered..
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Global stocks were slightly lower on Wednesday as investors sought safety in bonds, the Japanese yen and Swiss franc in muted trade amid renewed worries over the..
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The Democratic Republic of the Congo's health ministry reported another 39 cases of Ebola over the weekend, which raised the outbreak's total to 1,826 on..
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VIENNA: Legendary Formula One driver Niki Lauda has died at the age of 70, his family said on Tuesday, triggering an outpouring of praise for a man whose track..
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GENEVA — Swiss voters on Sunday approved a measure to tighten the Alpine nation's gun laws, bringing the country in line with many of its European partners..
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Voters in Switzerland approved on Sunday a shake-up of the corporate tax system, heading off what its finance minister had called an existential threat to the..
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The Switzerland law brings the Alpine country in line with many European partners, all over the objections of many law-abiding Swiss gun owners.
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San Francisco: Giving its cryptocurrency dream a firm beginning, Facebook has reportedly set up a company called Libra Networks in Switzerland that is developing..
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Sunday's referendum backed new gun restrictions to conform with EU rules, projections suggest.
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Swiss voters easily approved on Sunday a shake-up of the country's corporate tax system, heading off what its finance minister had called an existential threat..
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Swiss voters agreed on Sunday to adopt tighter gun controls in line with changes to European Union rules, heading off a clash with Brussels, projections for..
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Swiss voters agreed on Sunday to adopt tighter gun controls in line with changes to European Union rules, heading off a clash with Brussels, projections for..
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The Swiss will vote this Sunday to say whether the country should tighten its gun laws and meet EU’s demands. The wealthy Alpine nation is the world’s 16th..
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Italy finished second, followed by Russia, Switzerland and Norway
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Switzerland is full of gun clubs, but now the EU is urging tougher controls.
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In 1978, after being stolen by graverobbers, the body of Charlie Chaplin was found in Switzerland. (May 17)
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In the world’s first referendum of its kind, citizens of this Alpine nation will head to the polls on May 19 to decide on stricter gun control.
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"The information shared by Switzerland on black money cases is governed by confidentiality provisions," the finance ministry said in reply to an RTI application...
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Switzerland’s gun culture is facing an existential threat from abroad, Time Magazine reports. On May 19, the Swiss will vote on whether to keep their cherished..
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President Donald Trump welcomed Swiss president Ueli Maurer to the White House Thursday, amid rising tensions with Iran. Asked by reporters if the U.S. is going..
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U.S. President Donald Trump discussed crises in the Middle East and Venezuela during a meeting on Thursday with Switzerland President Ueli Maurer, a White House..
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The Iranians have made overtures through the Swiss in recent months
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The Swiss government will split off its purchase of new fighter jets from its order of new surface-to-air defenses, it said on Thursday, setting a budget of 6..
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