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RPT-Swiss secrecy could slip further under plan to scrap anonymous shares

ZURICH, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Swiss secrecy could be rolled back further under a plan to eliminate a class of company share that can be used to help owners dodge taxes by hiding their identities. The Swiss government, wary of being branded a tax avoidance pariah, said on Wednesday it was launching a p

REUTERS - 2018-01-17 13:08:42

As Trump heads to Davos, survey points to rising risk of war

BERLIN (Reuters) - The risk of political and economic confrontations between major powers, including outright military conflicts, has risen sharply, according to a survey released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) days before its annual gathering in Davos. The Global Risks Report highlighted severa

REUTERS - 2018-01-17 15:18:55

Credit Suisse Switzerland to Cut 300 Jobs in 2018 -Finanz und Wirtschaft

Credit Suisse Group AG's (CSGN.EB) Swiss unit is on track to finish its job-reduction program and will cut 300 jobs in the country in 2018 to bring the total number of cuts to 1,600, Thomas Gottstein, the unit's chief executive officer, said in an interview with Swiss newspaper Finanz und Wirtschaft

FOXBUSINESS - 2018-01-17 10:46:45

Australia takes Canada to WTO over rules on selling wine

GENEVA (Reuters) - Australia has complained at the World Trade Organization about Canada's rules on wine sales, expanding a similar U.S. complaint against one Canadian region. In October, Washington accused the Canadian province of British Columbia of providing an unfair advantage to local vineyard

REUTERS - 2018-01-16 22:45:35

Switzerland Follies

Switzerland has followed New Zealand and a few other localities to outlaw boiling live lobsters. It also requires them to be shipped in salt water. Supporters claim that lobsters can feel pain, a dubious prospect, given that they don't have brains to process stimuli. But never mind. The Swiss epit

ARTICLE.NATIONALREVIEW.COM - 2018-01-16 18:22:54

Swiss campaign to curb immigration from EU gets go-ahead

ZURICH (Reuters) - A Swiss far-right campaign to curb immigration from the European Union, potentially unraveling bilateral ties with the bloc, moved ahead on Tuesday when the government gave proponents a green light to start canvassing public support. Should the initiative win the required 100,000

REUTERS - 2018-01-16 14:58:12

RETHINKING INTELLIGENCE: ETH Zurich in Davos during the World Economic Forum

ETH Zurich - the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland brings some of its top researchers in the fields of robotics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to Davos during the World Economic Forum. Robotics demos, interactive games, and inspiring speakers challenge visi

CNBC - 2018-01-16 12:07:00

Dortmund sign Swiss defender Akanji from Basel

(Reuters) - Borussia Dortmund have signed defender Manuel Akanji from Swiss champions Basel on a four-and-a-half year contract, the eight-time German champions said on Monday. The Switzerland international scored seven goals in over 50 appearances for Basel and helped them win the Swiss domestic do


America Last? EU says Trump is losing on trade

Reuters. EU Trade Commissioner Malmstrom addresses a news conference in Brussels By Philip Blenkinsop and Noah Barkin BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's trade tsar has no idea what Donald Trump will tell his audience at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week, but she is clear what the


Bencic sends Venus packing on bleak day for America

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Swiss Belinda Bencic sent an early shockwave through the Australian Open on Monday by toppling last year's finalist Venus Williams on an opening day of carnage for American tennis. With defending champion and new mum Serena absent, 20-year-old Bencic's brilliant 6-3 7-5 win un


Patrick Mushatsi-Kareba Named CEO, Sony Music Entertainment, Germany, Switzerland and Austria (GSA)

BERLIN, Jan. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Daniel Lieberberg, President, Continental Europe and Africa, Sony Music Entertainment today announced that Patrick Mushatsi-Kareba has been named CEO, Sony Music Entertainment, Germany, Switzerland and Austria (GSA). Based in Munich, Mushatsi-Kareba will oversee


Scarred by real-life ‘Fauda’: Meet the champion for soldiers suffering with PTSD

It took 16 years of running away from his problems for Oren Or Bittoun, a former commander of the Border Police’s undercover counterterrorism unit, to get a proper diagnosis for what he was suffering from. Bittoun was one of the first soldiers in the unit, taking part in dozens of classified operat


After 2 years out, Kasper skis back into Olympic picture

WENGEN, Switzerland (AP) - Of all the 2014 Olympians aiming to return to the Winter Games next month, American skier Nolan Kasper's path might be the least traveled. The Vermont resident missed two full seasons recovering from multiple knee surgeries, and graduated from an Ivy League college at age


Merkel could join Macron in Davos for epic clash with Trump

Merkel could join Macron in Davos for epic clash with Trump By Noah Barkin BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is considering joining French President Emmanuel Macron at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week in what could turn into an epic clash of competing world views with U.


Alpine skiing: Irrepressible Hirscher wins fifth slalom of the season

WENGEN, Switzerland (Reuters) - The irrepressible Marcel Hirscher stayed on course for his seventh successive overall World Cup title and sounded a warning to his Olympic rivals with another dominant win on Sunday, this time in the slalom at Wengen. The Austrian, who will be aiming to add a first O


From Chubby Basketball Fan to Fratricidal Maniac: How Swiss Boarding School Shaped Kim Jong Un

Educated in Swiss schools under fake names, Kim Jong Un and his siblings have a long, intriguing history in the Alps. NICE, France-The world knows North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un as a ruthless dictator prone to testing ballistic missiles while playing a game of nuclear chicken with President


Feuz leads from front to win for second time at Wengen

WENGEN, Switzerland (Reuters) - Swiss Beat Feuz led from the front on Saturday to win the downhill at Wengen, one of the oldest and most prestigious races of the World Cup skiing season, for the second time. The 30-year-old, the defending world champion in the discipline, was the first to go and co


Swiss racer wins world's longest downhill in Wengen

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)It's one of ski racing's classic downhills and Swiss favorite Beat Feuz clinched a second Wengen title in front of raucous home fans to add to his burgeoning resume Saturday. The world champion streaked d


Meyers Taylor, Jones win 2-woman bobsled World Cup for US

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) - The United States won a two-woman bobsled World Cup on Saturday but lost a third qualifying entry in the Olympic lineup. Elana Meyers Taylor, driving her first win this season, and Lolo Jones set an Olympia track record of 1 minute, 7.4 seconds in a combined two-run ti


Another country has banned boiling live lobsters. Some scientists wonder why.

Poached, grilled, or baked with brie. Served on a roll, or in mac 'n cheese. Lobsters may be one of the most popular crustaceans in the culinary arts. But when it comes to killing them, there's a long and unresolved debate about how to do it humanely, and whether that extra consideration is even nec