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# switzerland - Sunday 29 June, 2014

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

Hitzfeld: Anything is possible against Argentina

They take on one of the tournament favourites on Tuesday.

# switzerland - Thursday 26 June, 2014

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

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

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

# switzerland - Sunday 15 June, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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)

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

# switzerland - Monday 17 February, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I deserved Aussie win, says Swiss surprise package Stan

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

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

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin is among those attending the event.

# switzerland - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

One Irish person used Swiss euthanasia clinic last year

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

# switzerland - Friday 3 January, 2014

Two Swiss tourists murdered in Egypt

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

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

# switzerland - Thursday 19 December, 2013

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

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

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

# switzerland - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

From The42 US ward Spurs off Klinsmann Comeback

US ward Spurs off Klinsmann

The German would be an expensive option to replace AVB.

# switzerland - Sunday 15 December, 2013

Some Swiss looking to replace national anthem

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

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

No, seriously.

# switzerland - Sunday 17 November, 2013

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

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?

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

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 This post contains images

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains images

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

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

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

From The42 VIDEO: Ice hockey player left paralysed after hit into boards Switzerland This post contains videos

VIDEO: Ice hockey player left paralysed after hit into boards

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