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Federal republic in Central Europe

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Switzerland: Federal republic in Central Europe
Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a sovereign state situated in the confluence of western, central, and southern Europe. It is a federal republic comprised 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 voters approve tax and pension overhaul

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 country's role as a business hub.
Reuters - Published

Swiss voters approve tighter gun control: TV

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 Swiss broadcaster SRF showed.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Switzerland

Switzerland votes for tighter gun controls [Video]Switzerland votes for tighter gun controls

Swiss voters have backed, by a margin of nearly two-to-one, adopting tighter gun controls, steering the country away from a clash with the European Union. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:16Published

Swiss Voters Approve Tax And Pension Overhaul [Video]Swiss Voters Approve Tax And Pension Overhaul

According to Reuters, 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 country’s role as..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

Swiss Voters Approve Tighter Gun Control, Avoid EU Clash [Video]Swiss Voters Approve Tighter Gun Control, Avoid EU Clash

According to Reuters, Swiss voters agreed on Sunday to adopt tighter gun controls in line with changes to European Union rules, heading off a clash with Brussels. The restrictions, which apply to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Switzerland Approves Tax And Pension Overhaul [Video]Switzerland Approves Tax And Pension Overhaul

According to a report by Reuters, on Sunday, Swiss voters approved a shake-up of the country's corporate tax system, heading off wheat its finance minister called an existential threat to Switzerland's..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Madonna Defends Appearance At Eurovision Event In Tel Aviv After Pro-Palestinian Boycotts [Video]Madonna Defends Appearance At Eurovision Event In Tel Aviv After Pro-Palestinian Boycotts

Madonna Defends Appearance At Eurovision Event In Tel Aviv After Pro-Palestinian Boycotts

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

Trump Says He Hopes U.S. Not Going to War With Iran [Video]Trump Says He Hopes U.S. Not Going to War With Iran

According to Reuters, U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said that he hoped the United States was not heading to war with Iran as he prepared to meet with Switzerland President Ueli Maurer...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

'Banana split' costs five banks a $1.2bln fine [Video]'Banana split' costs five banks a $1.2bln fine

The European Commission has fined five banks a total of $1.2bln for rigging foreign exchange markets. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

Trump To Meet Swiss President At White House [Video]Trump To Meet Swiss President At White House

CNN reports President Donald Trump on Thursday will meet with the president of the Swiss government in order to try to establish a channel with which he can speak to Iranians as tensions between the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Hands off our guns, Swiss enthusiasts tell EU ahead of vote [Video]Hands off our guns, Swiss enthusiasts tell EU ahead of vote

Switzerland's long-standing gun culture could be about to change after binding referendum on Sunday, a vote which is also tied to its position in Europe's Schengen system. Megan Revell reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:01Published

Swiss attorney general blasts investigation into handling of FIFA probe [Video]Swiss attorney general blasts investigation into handling of FIFA probe

Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber on Friday (May 10) called a disciplinary probe into his conduct in a soccer corruption investigation an attack on the independence of his office.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:17Published

New version of Anne Frank's diary could be original [Video]New version of Anne Frank's diary could be original

A new translation and "stand-alone edition" of the diaries of Jewish teenager Anne Frank will be published in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on May 11, 75 years after the Holocaust diarist wrote her..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:13Published

Scientists test if carbon dioxide can be locked in rock [Video]Scientists test if carbon dioxide can be locked in rock

Scientists in Switzerland are testing whether carbon dioxide can be locked in rock, but environmental groups have concerns. Francis Maguire reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:53Published

Federer Returns To Clay [Video]Federer Returns To Clay

(CNN)Shortly after winning his 101st tournament on the hard courts of the Miami Open in April, Roger Federer cracked a joke about playing on clay. "I didn't even remember how to slide anymore," said..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

CAS dismisses Semenya appeal over IAAF testosterone regulations [Video]CAS dismisses Semenya appeal over IAAF testosterone regulations

South African runner Caster Semenya loses her appeal against rules limiting testosterone levels in female athletes.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:54Published

Europe markets: bank earnings, M&A steal the limelight [Video]Europe markets: bank earnings, M&A steal the limelight

Swiss giant UBS makes gains on Europe's markets after its first-quarter results surpassed expectations. But Britain's Barclays slips, as does Swedbank after the Swedish lender admitted to shortcomings..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:33Published

Wise move as skier sets spectacular quarterpipe height world record [Video]Wise move as skier sets spectacular quarterpipe height world record

Double Olympic freestyle ski champion David Wise sets a new quarterpipe height world record of 11.70 metres at the Audi Nines in Austria

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:02Published

German poultry farm celebrates Easter by coloring millions of eggs [Video]German poultry farm celebrates Easter by coloring millions of eggs

A poultry farm in southern Germany is busy preparing for Easter by coloring 16,000 chicken eggs - an hour. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:28Published

Green campaigners accuse Nestle over single-use plastics [Video]Green campaigners accuse Nestle over single-use plastics

Environmental campaigners Greenpeace demonstrated outside Nestle's headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland, accusing the company of not doing enough to reduce single-use plastics.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Berlin Bluecaps crowned European Quidditch champions [Video]Berlin Bluecaps crowned European Quidditch champions

The European Quidditch Championships Division 2 attracted more than 300 players from across Europe and is based on the fictional game invented by Harry Potter Author J.K Rowling which involves magical..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:07Published

Berlin Bluecaps crowded European Quidditch champions [Video]Berlin Bluecaps crowded European Quidditch champions

The European Quidditch Championships Division 2 attracted more than 300 players from across Europe and is based on the fictional game invented by Harry Potter Author J.K Rowling which involves magical..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:07Published

Swiss Government Announces Coffee Stockpiling To Come To An End [Video]Swiss Government Announces Coffee Stockpiling To Come To An End

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, Switzerland announced plans to abolish the nation's emergency stockpile of coffee after declaring that the beans are not vital for human survival...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Iran Names New UN Ambassador [Video]Iran Names New UN Ambassador

Reuters reports Iran has appointed career diplomat and former nuclear negotiator Majid Takht Ravanchi as its envoy to the United Nations as it tries to salvage a nuclear deal with world powers despite..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

 

Citing confidentiality, govt declines to share black money details received from Switzerland

"The information shared by Switzerland on black money cases is governed by confidentiality provisions," the finance ministry said in reply to an RTI application. "The necessary legal arrangements have..
IndiaTimes - Published

Trump, Swiss president discussed Middle East, Venezuela crises: White House

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 spokesman said.
Reuters - Published

Swiss carve out fighter jet purchase, set 6 billion Swiss Francs budget

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 billion Swiss francs ($5.96 billion) for..
Reuters - Published

Mallya settles legal dispute to pay up for London home until next year

Embattled liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya has settled a legal dispute with Swiss bank UBS to allow him time until April next year to pay off a mortgage loan for his central London home.
DNA - Published

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