Tag Archives: Switzerland

05May/17

Next stop outer space, as Solarstratos plane successfully passes first test flight

PAYERNE, SWITZERLAND (MAY 5, 2017) (REUTERS) – A unique prototype plane, covered with 22 square metres of solar panels and with a 24.8 metre wingspan, Solarstratos successfully achieved on Friday morning (May 5) its first test flight on the Swiss air base of Payern, the result of three years of work.
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01May/17

UN human rights commissioner praises player who objected to racist chanting

High commissioner describes Sulley Muntari, who left the pitch after his complaints about racist chanting were ignored, as “an inspiration to all of us”.
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01May/17

Duterte White House invitation raises eyebrows at U.N.

The White House is defending President Donald Trump’s decision to invite Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to Washington, saying his cooperation is needed to counter North Korea and despite his alleged support of extra-judicial killings of drug suspects. Nathan Frandino reports. Continue reading

01May/17

Cannes’ Palme d’Or will shine with 167 diamonds

MEYRIN, SWITZERLAND (MAY 1, 2017) (REUTERS) – This year’s Cannes Palme d’Or award will sparkle with 167 diamonds, in celebration of the prestigious film festival’s 70th edition and 20 years of parnership with Swiss jeweler Chopard.
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11Apr/17

Migrants traded in “slave markets” in Libya, U.N. agency says

The United Nations says a growing number of migrants passing through Libya are being traded in “slave markets”.

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03Apr/17

Credit Suisse takes out newspaper ads after raids

Credit Suisse has taken out adverts in British Sunday newspapers stressing a zero-tolerance policy on tax evasion, as the Swiss bank tries to limit any damage to its reputation from raids on three of its offices. Ciara Lee reports. Continue reading

19Mar/17

Renewable energy storage gets boost from Namibian meteorite

Meteorite fragments could be used as a high performing catalyst to help store renewable energy cheaply and efficiently, according to Swiss scientists. Amy Pollock reports.
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23Jan/17

Bernie Ecclestone’s 40-year reign as Formula One supremo is over, reports Auto, Motor und Sport magazine

German magazine Auto, Motor und Sport reports Ecclestone will be replaced by American Chase Carey by new Formula One owners.

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23Jan/17

SMEs in developing countries should play in globalization: Jack Ma

Davos, Switzerland – Jan 17, 2017 (CCTV Plus News) – Small and medium enterprises in developing countries should take part in globalization when facing the challenges brought by it, said Alibaba founder Jack Ma.
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