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#Switzerland

# switzerland - Sunday 17 November, 2013

Swiss vote on limiting top pay to 12 times that of lowest paid workers
# Inequality
# Inequality

Swiss vote on limiting top pay to 12 times that of lowest paid workers

Nov 17th 2013, 5:30 PM 18,341 Views 90 Comments

The radical proposal will be voted on next week in a referendum.

# switzerland - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

Column: Should every citizen receive an unconditional basic income?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Should every citizen receive an unconditional basic income?

Oct 30th 2013, 7:10 AM 91 Views 100 Comments

Switzerland is considering the introduction of a Basic Income scheme, which would guarantee a standard benefit income to every citizen, regardless of need. Tom Boland looks at how that system would work in Ireland.

# switzerland - Monday 28 October, 2013

Switzerland is to vote on giving every citizen an unconditional income of €2,000
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Switzerland is to vote on giving every citizen an unconditional income of €2,000

Oct 28th 2013, 8:45 AM 25,069 Views 75 Comments

This is the result of a system where proposals which receive 100,000 signatures can be voted on by the public.

# switzerland - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Getting engaged? This pink diamond ring is being auctioned at over €40m
# Bling Bling
# Bling Bling

Getting engaged? This pink diamond ring is being auctioned at over €40m

Oct 24th 2013, 8:00 PM 16,862 Views 45 Comments

If it sells it will be a record price for any gemstone so far at auction.

# switzerland - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Swiss police can't say if Irishman was stabbed accidentally or murdered
# Investigation
# Investigation

Swiss police can't say if Irishman was stabbed accidentally or murdered

Sep 24th 2013, 3:39 PM 17,756 Views 12 Comments

Patrick Broderick from Cork died from a single stab wound to his neck.

# switzerland - Monday 26 August, 2013

Switzerland's first sex drive-in opened this evening
# At The Drive-in
# At The Drive-in

Switzerland's first sex drive-in opened this evening

Aug 26th 2013, 6:41 PM 45,440 Views 92 Comments

The new drive-ins are designed to be safer for sex workers, with alarm buttons, doctors and security guards on-hand – but will people actually use them?

# switzerland - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

French police arrest member of infamous 'Pink Panther' jewel-theft gang
# France
# France

French police arrest member of infamous 'Pink Panther' jewel-theft gang

Aug 21st 2013, 6:54 PM 5,862 Views 5 Comments

The suspect had been on the run since breaking out of jail in Switzerland in May.

# switzerland - Friday 9 August, 2013

'Handbag too expensive for you': Swiss shop clerk tells billionaire Oprah
# Racism
# Racism

'Handbag too expensive for you': Swiss shop clerk tells billionaire Oprah

Aug 9th 2013, 10:30 AM 52,662 Views 275 Comments

Oprah said the racist remark came when she was visiting Switzerland for Tina Turner’s wedding last month.

# switzerland - Monday 29 July, 2013

35 injured as two trains collide in Switzerland
# Train Crash
# Train Crash

35 injured as two trains collide in Switzerland

Jul 29th 2013, 9:45 PM 18,357 Views 48 Comments

The crash happened late this evening on a regional line about 50 kilometers southwest of the capital, Bern.

# switzerland - Monday 15 July, 2013

Holocaust survivors received €950m settlement from Swiss banks
# World War 2
# World War 2

Holocaust survivors received €950m settlement from Swiss banks

Jul 15th 2013, 2:45 PM 11,103 Views 37 Comments

More than 450,000 Holocaust survivors and heirs have received money from the fund which was set up for people who had kept secret accounts in Switzerland during the war.

# switzerland - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

31 arrested as investigation into $50 million diamond heist continues
# Belgium
# Belgium

31 arrested as investigation into $50 million diamond heist continues

May 8th 2013, 3:28 PM 8,331 Views 10 Comments

A Frenchman who is believed to have been one of the actual robbers was arrested in France, while some of the diamonds have been found in Switzerland.

# switzerland - Sunday 14 April, 2013

Inside the elite Swiss school that boards children of the rich and powerful
# Top Class
# Top Class

Inside the elite Swiss school that boards children of the rich and powerful

Apr 14th 2013, 11:00 AM 29,809 Views 34 Comments

Former students include the last Shah of Iran, Prince Rainier of Monaco and assorted members of wealthy US families Rockefellers and Rothschilds.

# switzerland - Saturday 16 March, 2013

Swiss woman gang-raped in central India
# India
# India

Swiss woman gang-raped in central India

Mar 16th 2013, 3:04 PM 19,066 Views 73 Comments

The woman was on a cycling trip with her husband in impoverished Madhya Pradesh state, when seven to eight men attacked the couple on Friday night, police said.

# switzerland - Thursday 7 March, 2013

VIDEO: Ice hockey player left paralysed after hit into boards
# Switzerland
From The42
# Switzerland

VIDEO: Ice hockey player left paralysed after hit into boards

Mar 7th 2013, 5:17 PM 2,197 Views 0 Comments

The hospital treating Ronny Keller say he will be; “a permanent paraplegic. There is neither head nor brain injuries.”

# switzerland - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

Update: Three dead in Swiss factory shooting
# Switzerland
# Switzerland

Update: Three dead in Swiss factory shooting

Feb 27th 2013, 11:01 AM 4,386 Views 2 Comments

BREAKING: Police in Lucerne said that several people have been killed and more are injured at the Kronospan site.

# switzerland - Monday 28 January, 2013

Poll: Do you think the global economic crisis is over?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think the global economic crisis is over?

Jan 28th 2013, 9:45 AM 8,103 Views 97 Comments

Most of those attending the World Economic Forum in Davos last week reckoned the four-year crisis is over, but what do you think?

# switzerland - Sunday 27 January, 2013

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Jan 27th 2013, 10:29 AM 10,069 Views 1 Comment

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# switzerland - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Ireland has been through 'a hurricane' - Kenny speaks at World Economic Forum
# Davos
# Davos

Ireland has been through 'a hurricane' - Kenny speaks at World Economic Forum

Jan 24th 2013, 11:58 AM 9,816 Views 108 Comments

Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Enda Kenny stressed the need for job creation across Europe in order to tackle the economic crisis.

# switzerland - Sunday 20 January, 2013

Column: Irish politics won't change until people demand accountability from leaders
# Politics
# Politics

Column: Irish politics won't change until people demand accountability from leaders

Jan 20th 2013, 8:15 AM 558 Views 153 Comments

A system of direct democracy would give people a more transparent form of government, writes Raymond Whitehead.

# switzerland - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

Swiss court writes off family's 655-year-old debt to church
# Switzerland
# Switzerland

Swiss court writes off family's 655-year-old debt to church

Jan 8th 2013, 3:38 PM 12,975 Views 22 Comments

A local church had tried to get a family to abide by a centuries-old promise that a homeowner pay for lamp oil.

# switzerland - Sunday 6 January, 2013

This is the week's news... skewed
# Not The News
From The Daily Edge
# Not The News

This is the week's news... skewed

Jan 6th 2013, 5:00 PM 5,499 Views 7 Comments

Breaking via The Mire wire: Employed people get the Pat Kenny jitters; newspapers to save the interweb; Irish people want to be Swiss.

# switzerland - Friday 4 January, 2013

Switzerland's oldest bank to close after helping Americans dodge tax
# Wegelin
# Wegelin

Switzerland's oldest bank to close after helping Americans dodge tax

Jan 4th 2013, 9:55 AM 8,814 Views 27 Comments

Wegelin was fined $57.6 million for helping citizens hide money from tax authorities – and will shut down once it’s paid.

# switzerland - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Gunman kills three in Swiss village
# Switzerland
# Switzerland

Gunman kills three in Swiss village

Jan 3rd 2013, 8:43 AM 6,544 Views 18 Comments

A man armed with an assault rifle launched the attack in the village of Daillon in southern Switzerland late Wednesday.

# switzerland - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

PICS: Beauty in abandoned villas in Europe
# Desolate
# Desolate

PICS: Beauty in abandoned villas in Europe

Jan 1st 2013, 4:30 PM 24,280 Views 14 Comments

Even as they crumble, these ruined stately homes still portray decadence in photographs of Thomas Jorion.

Pic: How they celebrated New Year's Day 100 years ago
# Happy Snow Year
# Happy Snow Year

Pic: How they celebrated New Year's Day 100 years ago

Jan 1st 2013, 9:20 AM 10,286 Views 6 Comments

Health and safety? Not a problem.

# switzerland - Thursday 20 December, 2012

How to sing Jingle Bells while terrified by a speeding car
# Jingle Hell
From The Daily Edge
# Jingle Hell

How to sing Jingle Bells while terrified by a speeding car

Dec 20th 2012, 7:45 PM 4,050 Views 2 Comments

New BMW ad challenges a capella group to harmonise while being thrown around a race track.

As it happened: Champions League, last 16 draw From The42
Live Dec 20th 2012, 9:29 AM

As it happened: Champions League, last 16 draw

# switzerland - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

UBS pays $1.5 billion to settle Libor allegations
# Manipulation
# Manipulation

UBS pays $1.5 billion to settle Libor allegations

Dec 19th 2012, 9:46 AM 2,120 Views 8 Comments

The Swiss banking giant is to pay $1.5 billion to regulators over allegations it manipulated Libor interest rates.

# switzerland - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

NHL season on the verge of cancellation as Crosby considers Europe
# Lockout
From The42
# Lockout

NHL season on the verge of cancellation as Crosby considers Europe

Nov 27th 2012, 5:12 PM 1,329 Views 0 Comments

The Pittsburgh Penguins star is mulling over a move to get some game time.

# switzerland - Sunday 28 October, 2012

Del Potro holds nerve in tense tie-break to beat Federer and win Swiss Indoors
# Winning Streak
From The42
# Winning Streak

Del Potro holds nerve in tense tie-break to beat Federer and win Swiss Indoors

Oct 28th 2012, 4:41 PM 509 Views 0 Comments

The Argentinian continued his recent run of form by derailing the Fed Express.

# switzerland - Monday 22 October, 2012

'I intend to fill a jumbo jet and fight the legal action,' insists Kimmage
# Lance Armstrong
From The42
# Lance Armstrong

'I intend to fill a jumbo jet and fight the legal action,' insists Kimmage

Oct 22nd 2012, 8:15 PM 20,951 Views 49 Comments

The Irish journalist has been giving his reaction to today’s announcement from the UCI on Lance Armstrong.

# switzerland - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Belgian militant reportedly killed in Pakistan
# EXTREMISTS
# EXTREMISTS

Belgian militant reportedly killed in Pakistan

Oct 17th 2012, 10:57 AM 2,998 Views 12 Comments

The Al-Qaeda recruiter allegedly mentored Mohamed Merah – a 24-year-old extremist who shot dead seven people in France earlier this year.

# switzerland - Sunday 23 September, 2012

Swiss vote against smoking ban
# Switzerland
# Switzerland

Swiss vote against smoking ban

Sep 23rd 2012, 4:55 PM 9,658 Views 47 Comments

Bars and restaurants will still be allowed to have separate rooms for smokers where they can be served.

Poll: How would you have voted on the smoking ban?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How would you have voted on the smoking ban?

Sep 23rd 2012, 11:32 AM 11,369 Views 127 Comments

As the Swiss go to the polls today to vote on their smoking ban, we ask: How would you have voted on our ban?

# switzerland - Friday 24 August, 2012

Swiss lab to analyse Arafat remains for radioactive poisoning
# Suspicions
# Suspicions

Swiss lab to analyse Arafat remains for radioactive poisoning

Aug 24th 2012, 11:16 AM 4,282 Views 8 Comments

A nine-month investigation by Al Jazeera found elevated levels of polonium on some of Arafat’s belongings. Was he poisoned?

# switzerland - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Roger Federer named top seed for US Open
# Swiss Bliss
From The42
# Swiss Bliss

Roger Federer named top seed for US Open

Aug 22nd 2012, 10:43 AM 367 Views 0 Comments

The world number one will be looking for his 18th Grand Slam title at Flushing Meadows.

# switzerland - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

Here's all you need to know about tonight's international action
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

Here's all you need to know about tonight's international action

Aug 15th 2012, 8:00 AM 733 Views 0 Comments

The Irish team’s group rivals, Germany, are in action, as they take on Argentina.

# switzerland - Monday 6 August, 2012

We're there! Two Irish horses make it into Olympic Show Jumping Final
# Neigh Bother
From The42
# Neigh Bother

We're there! Two Irish horses make it into Olympic Show Jumping Final

Aug 6th 2012, 8:48 PM 2,110 Views 0 Comments

Unfortunately for Ireland, the horses will be under the control of a Swiss and an American.

# switzerland - Monday 23 July, 2012

Super-rich could be hiding as much as $32 trillion in offshore havens
# Tax
# Tax

Super-rich could be hiding as much as $32 trillion in offshore havens

Jul 23rd 2012, 11:16 AM 4,722 Views 24 Comments

A report by the Tax Justice Network claims that as much as €26 trillion could be hidden in secret tax havens.