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Switzerland

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Latest stories about Switzerland

1 August 2013

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Italian Appeals Court Upholds Guilty Verdict in Historic Eternit Asbestos Case

An appeals court in Turin, Italy has affirmed Swiss billionaire Stephan Schmidheiny, former owner of cement manufacturer Swiss Eternit Group, is responsible for nearly 3,000 asbestos-related deaths.

8 February 2013

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One Billion Rising: Global Day of Action, Fighting Violence Against Women

Every third woman will fall victim to rape or abuse in her lifetime. On February 14, 2013 an action day will take place worldwide to demand an end to the...

16 October 2012

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Ada Lovelace Day: Celebrating Women's Genius

Ada Lovelace Day, celebrated every October 16, honors international women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths -women's whose skills are urgently needed for the future of the...

7 May 2012

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Global Voices Partners with International Relations and Security Network (ISN)

Global Voices and the International Relations and Security Network (ISN) in Switzerland have launched a partnership to seek out citizen voices on international relations and security issues worldwide.

16 March 2012

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Switzerland: Greetings from the “Greeks” of the French Cantons

An article from a Swiss German newspaper accusing the Swiss French of being the "Greeks of Switzerland" has driven French-speakers to reply in a humorous manner on social networks.

30 August 2010

Western Europe: A journey through tech for transparency projects

Technology for Transparency Network

Sylwia Presley takes us on a tour of technology for transparency projects in Western Europe.

4 December 2009

Slovakia: Controversial Politician Opposes Construction of a Casino

TriGranit, one of Europe's largest property developers, in cooperation with Harrah's Entertainment, the world's largest gaming company, are to build a leisure and shopping complex with a casino in Slovakia....

1 December 2009

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Arab World: Reactions to the Swiss Ban on Minarets

On Sunday, November 29, 57.5% of Swiss voters approved a ban on the construction of new minarets atop mosques, paving the way for a constitutional amendment. The ban has sparked...

21 April 2009

Israel: Reflections on the Holocaust Memorial Day and Durban II

Yesterday was the national holocaust memorial day in Israel. Coincidentally, it was also the opening day of the highly contested UN Durban II conference on racism in Geneva. Gilad Lotan...

26 January 2008

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Davos: peeking in and participating through videos

The World Economic Forum´s annual meeting of political and business leaders is taking place between January 23rd and January 27th in Davos, Switzerland. This year, common people can participate in...

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