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#Switzerland

# switzerland - Friday 13 February, 2015

This European nation has come up with laws to keep out EU immigrants
# Holey Moley
# Holey Moley

This European nation has come up with laws to keep out EU immigrants

Feb 13th 2015, 4:06 PM 24,699 Views 97 Comments

And it’s putting them on a collision course with Brussels.

# switzerland - Thursday 22 January, 2015

Prince Andrew speaks out publicly about sex abuse allegations in Davos
# Accused
# Accused

Prince Andrew speaks out publicly about sex abuse allegations in Davos

Jan 22nd 2015, 6:52 PM 15,160 Views 0 Comments

The prince reiterated denials that have been made on his behalf by Buckingham Palace, telling business leaders his focus is on his work.

# switzerland - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Today is a very good day to have a pocket full of Swiss francs
# Like Clockwork
# Like Clockwork

Today is a very good day to have a pocket full of Swiss francs

Jan 15th 2015, 2:57 PM 18,015 Views 80 Comments

But not a good day to have a home loan in Poland.

# switzerland - Saturday 10 January, 2015

This stunning Swiss ski lodge has suites that cost over €6,000 a night
# Sneak Peek
# Sneak Peek

This stunning Swiss ski lodge has suites that cost over €6,000 a night

Jan 10th 2015, 4:30 PM 19,833 Views 29 Comments

We want to go to there.

# switzerland - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Switzerland has brought in negative interest rates because of desperate Russians
# Putin It Away
# Putin It Away

Switzerland has brought in negative interest rates because of desperate Russians

Dec 18th 2014, 1:48 PM 18,120 Views 135 Comments

People are sinking their cash into the safe haven as the rouble plunges.

# switzerland - Sunday 16 November, 2014

70 coffins "washed away" as floods and landslides hit Europe
# Non-stop Rain
# Non-stop Rain

70 coffins "washed away" as floods and landslides hit Europe

Nov 16th 2014, 5:32 PM 21,275 Views 5 Comments

At least four people have been killed after landslides triggered by torrential rain slammed into buildings on either side of the Swiss-Italian border.

# switzerland - Monday 3 November, 2014

Three bodies found near Swiss train station in reported murder-suicide
# Alps
# Alps

Three bodies found near Swiss train station in reported murder-suicide

Nov 3rd 2014, 3:00 PM 8,210 Views 0 Comments

A large area has been sealed off while police investigate.

# switzerland - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

EPCR to name chairman in next fortnight while ERC staff ponder Swiss move
# Head Man
From The42
# Head Man

EPCR to name chairman in next fortnight while ERC staff ponder Swiss move

Oct 7th 2014, 11:00 AM 2,715 Views 2 Comments

Brian O’Driscoll was linked with the role during the summer months.

# switzerland - Monday 8 September, 2014

Danny Welbeck has his shooting boots on, scores twice as England roll over Swiss
# On The Basel
From The42
# On The Basel

Danny Welbeck has his shooting boots on, scores twice as England roll over Swiss

Sep 8th 2014, 9:25 PM 10,383 Views 16 Comments

Roy Hodgson is a genius.

Switzerland turned the hose on ITV's punditry team and it was TV gold
# Doused
From The42
# Doused

Switzerland turned the hose on ITV's punditry team and it was TV gold

Sep 8th 2014, 7:50 PM 12,739 Views 10 Comments

Some day they’ll learn that a pundit’s place is in the studio.

# switzerland - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Moving up in the world: Ireland is now the 25th most competitive country
# Watch Your Backs
# Watch Your Backs

Moving up in the world: Ireland is now the 25th most competitive country

Sep 3rd 2014, 8:16 AM 10,387 Views 30 Comments

We got high scores for primary education but our macroeconomic environment is dragging us down.

# switzerland - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Massive rise in 'suicide tourism' to Switzerland
# Assisted Suicide
# Assisted Suicide

Massive rise in 'suicide tourism' to Switzerland

Aug 21st 2014, 7:15 AM 14,327 Views 42 Comments

From 2008-2012, two Irish people went to Switzerland for an assisted suicide.

# switzerland - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

Reports that carriages have plunged into a ravine after Swiss train derails
# Breaking
# Breaking

Reports that carriages have plunged into a ravine after Swiss train derails

Aug 13th 2014, 1:54 PM 17,306 Views 15 Comments

The incident occurred in a mountainous part of eastern Switzerland.

# switzerland - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Ex-banker charged with violations of Swiss bank secrecy laws over WikiLeaks
# Wikileaks
# Wikileaks

Ex-banker charged with violations of Swiss bank secrecy laws over WikiLeaks

Jul 9th 2014, 7:34 PM 5,574 Views 7 Comments

Former bank COO accused of providing confidential data to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

# switzerland - Sunday 29 June, 2014

Hitzfeld: Anything is possible against Argentina
# I Will In My Swiss
From The42
# I Will In My Swiss

Hitzfeld: Anything is possible against Argentina

Jun 29th 2014, 12:17 AM 3,726 Views 2 Comments

They take on one of the tournament favourites on Tuesday.

# switzerland - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Zoo kills neglected bear cub and stuffs it to teach 'cruelty of nature'
# Brown Bears
From The Daily Edge
# Brown Bears

Zoo kills neglected bear cub and stuffs it to teach 'cruelty of nature'

Jun 26th 2014, 6:00 PM 24,513 Views 51 Comments

The bear cub was being neglected by its mother and bullied by its father.

# switzerland - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Another baffling decision at the World Cup as Swiss have perfectly-good goal ruled out
# Flying The Flag
From The42
# Flying The Flag

Another baffling decision at the World Cup as Swiss have perfectly-good goal ruled out

Jun 15th 2014, 7:34 PM 8,737 Views 8 Comments

Keeping with the narrative of the tournament so far, Josip Drmic was incorrectly judged to have been offside.

# switzerland - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Sean Sherlock is jetting off to Switzerland to see how he can help Irish companies
# Trade Mission
# Trade Mission

Sean Sherlock is jetting off to Switzerland to see how he can help Irish companies

Jun 11th 2014, 5:45 AM 5,223 Views 15 Comments

More than 200 Irish-based companies are already doing business in the country.

# switzerland - Sunday 18 May, 2014

€18 minimum wage? No thanks, say Swiss
# Vote
# Vote

€18 minimum wage? No thanks, say Swiss

May 18th 2014, 3:39 PM 21,719 Views 64 Comments

Only 23 percent of Swiss voters came out in favour of introducing a minimum wage of €18, according to a projection of today’s referendum results.

Swiss to decide if their minimum wage should be €18
# Expensive
# Expensive

Swiss to decide if their minimum wage should be €18

May 18th 2014, 7:15 AM 9,000 Views 38 Comments

Before you read on, bear in mind that Geneva tops the world’s Club Sandwich Index.

# switzerland - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Young Cork teacher (25) killed in Alps hiking accident
# Eoin Deasy
# Eoin Deasy

Young Cork teacher (25) killed in Alps hiking accident

Apr 22nd 2014, 11:46 AM 32,633 Views 10 Comments

Eoin Deasy died while hiking an Alpine route on Thursday. His body was located the following day by a mountain rescue team.

# switzerland - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Bank admits tax 'misconduct', but blames employees
# It's Not Us It's You
# It's Not Us It's You

Bank admits tax 'misconduct', but blames employees

Feb 26th 2014, 3:36 PM 10,510 Views 7 Comments

Switzerland’s second largest bank, Credit Suisse, said management was unaware of any wrongdoing.

# switzerland - Saturday 22 February, 2014

Calling someone a ‘foreign pig’ is not racist (according to Swiss law)
# Courts
# Courts

Calling someone a ‘foreign pig’ is not racist (according to Swiss law)

Feb 22nd 2014, 8:30 AM 7,865 Views 30 Comments

However, the highest court in Switzerland did concede it was ‘insulting.

# switzerland - Monday 17 February, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Monday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Feb 17th 2014, 10:59 PM 19,210 Views 25 Comments

Everyone’s talking about murder in Dublin, Angela Kerins’ salary and stick tape.

No Swiss jets scrambled after hijacking... as airforce only works office hours
# Workin 9 To 5
# Workin 9 To 5

No Swiss jets scrambled after hijacking... as airforce only works office hours

Feb 17th 2014, 7:33 PM 21,240 Views 69 Comments

Switzerland cannot intervene because its airbases are closed at night and on the weekend,” a spokesperson said.

# switzerland - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Column: Impact of Swiss vote to curtail immigrants will ripple toward Eurosceptic UK
# Rebel Rebel
# Rebel Rebel

Column: Impact of Swiss vote to curtail immigrants will ripple toward Eurosceptic UK

Feb 12th 2014, 7:00 AM 33 Views 81 Comments

The EU response to Swiss curtailing of migrants should be aimed at the UK, not just Switzerland, writes John O’Donnell.

# switzerland - Monday 10 February, 2014

"This will cause problems" - EU warns Switzerland after immigration result
# It's Not Us It's You
# It's Not Us It's You

"This will cause problems" - EU warns Switzerland after immigration result

Feb 10th 2014, 10:57 AM 18,304 Views 177 Comments

Germany says the vote is “going to create plenty of problems for Switzerland”.

# switzerland - Sunday 9 February, 2014

Switzerland votes to cap EU immigration by tiny margin
# Knife Edge
# Knife Edge

Switzerland votes to cap EU immigration by tiny margin

Feb 9th 2014, 3:45 PM 12,026 Views 185 Comments

Pollsters say that voters have narrowly backed the plan to cut down on EU citizens migrating to Switzerland.

# switzerland - Monday 27 January, 2014

Journalists from rival Syrian sides come close to blows in Geneva
# Press Pit
# Press Pit

Journalists from rival Syrian sides come close to blows in Geneva

Jan 27th 2014, 1:30 PM 5,581 Views 24 Comments

UN security guards have had to step in on occasion as reporters fling slurs and abuse across press room.

I deserved Aussie win, says Swiss surprise package Stan
# Gatecrasher
From The42
# Gatecrasher

I deserved Aussie win, says Swiss surprise package Stan

Jan 27th 2014, 8:53 AM 2,016 Views 3 Comments

The new Australian Open champion admits it was a ‘big surprise’ to win a Grand Slam after years in the shadows.

# switzerland - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Rough start to Syria talks as both sides dig in but have yet to meet
# No Peace
# No Peace

Rough start to Syria talks as both sides dig in but have yet to meet

Jan 22nd 2014, 7:36 PM 3,417 Views 32 Comments

Syrian officials branded the opposition as traitors and insisted Assad will not give up power.

Enda Kenny and 6 other Irish people are attending the World Economic Forum
# Davos
# Davos

Enda Kenny and 6 other Irish people are attending the World Economic Forum

Jan 22nd 2014, 7:45 AM 5,567 Views 28 Comments

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin is among those attending the event.

# switzerland - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

One Irish person used Swiss euthanasia clinic last year
# Right To Die
# Right To Die

One Irish person used Swiss euthanasia clinic last year

Jan 14th 2014, 12:46 PM 18,566 Views 58 Comments

Dignitas helped a total of 202 people to die last year.

# switzerland - Friday 3 January, 2014

Two Swiss tourists murdered in Egypt
# Egypt
# Egypt

Two Swiss tourists murdered in Egypt

Jan 3rd 2014, 8:56 AM 22,169 Views 56 Comments

The couple were reported missing a week ago and have now been found dead in a villa.

# switzerland - Friday 27 December, 2013

Irish skier dies in Swiss Alps avalanche
# Tragedy
# Tragedy

Irish skier dies in Swiss Alps avalanche

Dec 27th 2013, 8:55 PM 41,026 Views 14 Comments

The cross-country skier was found near the town of Realp.

# switzerland - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Ireland at 67th in FIFA rankings, Spain finish top for sixth year on the trot
# Rankings
From The42
# Rankings

Ireland at 67th in FIFA rankings, Spain finish top for sixth year on the trot

Dec 19th 2013, 12:58 PM 3,895 Views 18 Comments

La Roja go into a World Cup year as top dogs again.

# switzerland - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

US ward Spurs off Klinsmann
# Comeback
From The42
# Comeback

US ward Spurs off Klinsmann

Dec 17th 2013, 8:48 AM 3,559 Views 4 Comments

The German would be an expensive option to replace AVB.

# switzerland - Sunday 15 December, 2013

Some Swiss looking to replace national anthem
# Switzerland
# Switzerland

Some Swiss looking to replace national anthem

Dec 15th 2013, 8:30 PM 14,667 Views 45 Comments

The current anthem, Swiss Psalm, is “a mix between a weather report and a psalm”, say critics.

# switzerland - Monday 25 November, 2013

Swiss vote against '1:12' cap on executive pay
# 1:12 Initiative
# 1:12 Initiative

Swiss vote against '1:12' cap on executive pay

Nov 25th 2013, 11:43 AM 8,096 Views 57 Comments

The referendum would have introduced a ratio between the lowest paid employee in the firm and the highest paid.

# switzerland - Sunday 24 November, 2013

How Switzerland became the quiet rebel of Europe
# Economic Crisis
# Economic Crisis

How Switzerland became the quiet rebel of Europe

Nov 24th 2013, 8:45 AM 21,023 Views 71 Comments

No, seriously.