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# Switzerland

Last month
May 2023
# Switzerland
Geneva airport briefly closed as climate activists stage protest against private jet fair
Seven flights were diverted and others were delayed.
Body of missing Irish tourist recovered from Swiss river
26-year-old Justin Flannery was reported missing over the weekend.
# Missing
Irish man (26) reported missing in Switzerland
Justin Flannery was last seen on 12 May.
This year
# Recession risk
Credit Suisse collapse could have 'easily' caused global crisis - head of Swiss central bank
The major Swiss bank was hit by the fall of lenders in the US last month.
# Future Focus
Switzerland chosen as Women’s Euro 2025 hosts
The Republic of Ireland will be targetting their first-ever European Championship finals appearance.
# Credit Suisse
UBS buys troubled Credit Suisse bank for over $2 billion
The event came after a day of talks at the finance ministry on the future of Credit Suisse and a rejected offer from UBS of $1 billion.
# Geneva
Tánaiste condemns Russian nuclear threats at UN conference
Micheál Martin made the comments at the the fifty-second session of the UN Human Rights Council and the 2023 Conference on Disarmament in Geneva.
# Olena Zelenska
Ukraine’s first lady asks for help against Russia as Dnipro death toll rises to 45
Olena Zelenska will speak to government officials, corporate titans, academics and activists in the snowy Swiss town.
Last year
# Ukraine
14-year-old girl among injured after shelling of Kherson village as Russia continues attacks
Civilians have continued to flee the Kherson region over Christmas as shelling continues.
# Swiss on a roll
Switzerland progress to last-16 with thrilling, ill-tempered win over Serbia
Remo Freuler’s goal was decisive in a 3-2 win.
# marching on
Brazil seal last-16 progression with controlled win over Switzerland
Casemiro was the unlikely matchwinner.
# Swiss on a roll
Swiss get the job done over Cameroon in low score bore
Switzerland won their opening Group G game 1-0 this morning.
# Group by Group Guide
Group G Preview: Brazil set out as favourites, Serbia in the running as Dark Horses
Next in our World Cup series is Group G, featuring Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, and Cameroon.
# iran protests
Swiss police fire rubber bullets to disperse anti-Iranian protests
Officers said two demonstrators who climbed over the fence at the Iranian Embassy in Bern were detained.
# tight margins
Sweden grab late winner against Switzerland to close in on Euro quarter-final spot
Substitute Hanna Bennison hit the decisive goal in Sheffield.
# Verdict
Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini acquitted in Fifa trial
Switzerland’s Federal Criminal Court in the southern city of Bellinzona rejected the prosecution’s request for a suspended prison sentence.
# Ukraine
Zelenskyy criticises Swiss banks and companies over 'business as usual' with Russia
The Ukrainian gave a speech via video link to a rally outside the Swiss parliament in Bern.
# Unlucky
Gutsy Ireland fall narrowly short to Switzerland in Euro pre-qualifier
Mark Keenan’s side were within four points of their opponents towards the end but were overpowered in Fribourg.
# Data Breach
Data leak reveals Credit Suisse bank accepted 'autocrats, war criminals and human traffickers'
German daily newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung received the data last year.
# swiss poll
Switzerland poised to ban nearly all tobacco advertising
Projections say 57% of voters backed the tobacco advertising ban.
# Animal Rights
Swiss region to vote on giving primates fundamental rights
The vote was triggered by animal rights group, Sentience, and if passed, would give primates a right to life.
# Switzerland
Switzerland set to vote on ban of animal and human pharma testing
Opinions suggest that the proposal by animal rights defenders is highly unlikely to pass at the poll on Sunday.
# Taliban
Taliban in Geneva for week of talks as Afghanistan remains in humanitarian crisis
No country has formally recognised the government installed after the Taliban seized power.
# Russia US talks
No progress after Russia-US talks over Ukraine tensions
Neither side characterised the meeting as a complete failure.
All time
# Switzerland
Switzerland backs law behind Covid pass in referendum
The law provides the legal basis for the so-called Covid certificate to indicate that a person has been vaccinated or has recovered from the disease.
# clean slate
Northern Ireland try to move on after controversial defeat to Switzerland
Ian Baraclough’s side are unlikely to qualify for next year’s World Cup after they lost on Saturday.
# spot on
Spain see off heroic Switzerland on penalties to make semi-finals of European Championships
Luis Enrique’s side squeezed through after a 1-1 draw at the end of extra time.
# unbeaten
Locatelli and Immobile fire Italy into Euro 2020 last 16
Roberto Mancini’s side have six points after two games.
# To the Polls
Switzerland rejects proposal to become first country in Europe to ban pesticides
An extension of emergency Covid laws was set to be passed.
# Mia Montemaggi
8-year-old French girl kidnapped during 'military' style operation is found in Switzerland
The girl’s mother has been arrested.
# Switzerland
Swiss voters narrowly back ban on full facial coverings in public places
Polls had indicated a slim majority supported the move, in a vote that comes after years of debate.
# Switzerland
Switzerland to vote tomorrow on whether to ban full facial coverings in public places
Polls indicate a slim majority support the move, in a vote that comes after years of debate.
# Avalanche
Irish man (29) dies following avalanche in Switzerland
The incident happened at a ski slope near Siviez in the Col des Gentianes region.
# Lugano
Two women injured in terror attack in Switzerland department store
The suspect was known to police and had recently been investigated.
# Tough Times
Loew under pressure as Germany forced to rally from two goals down to draw against Switzerland
The 60-year-old has been at the helm for 14 years.
# Challenge
The Irish underage star embarking on a new adventure in Switzerland
New Grasshopper loan signing Connor Ronan is hoping to help Jim Crawford’s side overcome Italy.
# Switzerland
Swiss voters appear to reject proposal to limit number of EU citizens living and working in country
Projections based on partial counts indicated that most voters had rejected the measure.
# Verbier
Prince Andrew in legal dispute over alleged arrears on €20.9 million Swiss ski chalet
Andrew bought the holiday home in the Verbier ski resort for €20.9 million
# projection
'A historic day': Switzerland votes to back new anti-homophobia law
Critics who believe the law will end up censoring free speech had forced a referendum on the issue.
# Davos
World's billionaires have more wealth than 60% of the global population, Oxfam says
A new report by Oxfam has found that the number of billionaires has doubled in the past decade.