Tag Archives: Switzerland

11Jan/18

iPhone addiction: vice or virtue?

Apple Inc investors are shrugging off concerns raised by two shareholders about kids getting hooked on iPhones, saying that for now a little addiction might not be a bad thing for profits. Ivor Bennett reports. Continue reading

11Nov/17

Hope Solo alleges in a Portuguese newspaper that Sepp Blatter sexually assaulted her

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND (JANUARY 7, 2013) (REUTERS) – Former U.S. women’s soccer team goalkeeper Hope Solo has alleged in a Portuguese newspaper article that former FIFA president Sepp Blatter sexually assaulted her. Continue reading

03Oct/17

Fragile immigrant minors risk being exploited in Italy

ROME, ITALY (INTERSOS) – The doors open every evening at the Italian charity Intersos in Rome to feed at least a few of the nearly 65,000 immigrant minors who have arrived in the city after making a perilous sea crossing from North Africa. Continue reading

30Aug/17

Freedom of the press under attack by Trump: U.N. rights boss

The United Nations’ top human rights official says that derogatory remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump about journalists could amount to incitement and embolden followers to attack certain communities. Continue reading

10Jul/17

Vision algorithms teaching drones to ‘see’

Swiss-based scientists are developing computer vision algorithms to help drones ‘see’ and understand their environment. Matthew Stock reports. Continue reading

06Jul/17

Oxfam deplores unfair wealth distribution ahead of G20 summit

HAMBURG, GERMANY (JULY 6, 2017) (REUTERS) – Charity Oxfam on Thursday (July 6) denounced unfair wealth distribution in the world ahead of the start of the G20 summit, demanding from leaders they put “reducing inequality number one on their agenda.” Continue reading

07May/17

Chibok girls released by Boko Haram arrive in Abuja – Reuters witness

ABUJA, NIGERIA (MAY 7, 2017) (REUTERS) – A group of girls released by Boko Haram jihadists after kidnapping them in 2014 in the north Nigerian town of Chibok arrived on Sunday (May 7) in the capital Abuja, a Reuters witness said.
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07May/17

File material shows kidnapped Chibok girls as Boko Haram frees 82

BORNO, NIGERIA (REUTERS) – Boko Haram militants released 82 schoolgirls out of a group of more than 200 who they kidnapped from the northern town of Chibok in April 2014, officials said on Saturday (May 6), the largest group yet to be freed after years of tense negotiations.

The girls were released through negotiations with the government, one official said, asking not to be named.

The girls were among about 220 students abducted from a secondary school in the northeastern town of Chibok in 2014, sparking a global campaign dubbed #bringbackourgirls supported by then U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama and a list of celebrities.

About 21 Chibok schoolgirls were released in October last year in a deal brokered by Switzerland and the International Red Cross, while a handful of others have escaped or been rescued. But about 195 were still missing.

The girls were taken from a school in Chibok in the remote northeastern Borno state where Boko Haram has waged an insurgency aimed at creating an Islamic state that has killed thousands and displaced more than 2 million people.