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  • Nine held in anti-terror raids across France as 'attack is thwarted'

    11/07/2017 10:07:21 AM PST · by csvset · 7 replies
    Nine suspects were arrested in a series of anti-terror operations carried out around France on Tuesday, with French media reporting a planned attack on the city of Nice had been thwarted. The raids took place in the greater Paris region of Île-de-France and the Provence-Alpes-Côtes-d'Azur region of the south east. According to reports some nine individuals aged between 18 and 60-years-old were arrested in the raids carried out by France's specialist counter-terrorist police. The arrests were reportedly made in the Val-de-Marne department to the south west of Paris, Seine-Saint-Denis to the capital's north, the city of Aix-en Provence, north of...
  • Bodies of couple missing since 1942 likely found in glacier

    07/18/2017 12:07:06 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    cbs ^ | 07/18/2017
    he daughter of a couple who disappeared in the Swiss Alps more than 70 years ago has said the discovery of two bodies emerging from a melting glacier has brought her a "deep sense of calm" after so long without an answer. Marceline Udry-Dumoulin, now 79, told the Le Matin newspaper of Lausanne, Switzerland, that she and her siblings "spent our whole lives looking for them, without stopping. We thought that we could give them the funeral they deserved one day." Udry-Dumoulin is the youngest of seven children born to Marcelin and Francine Dumoulin. The couple went to milk their...
  • Swiss Could Buy up to 70 New Combat Jets: Task Force

    05/31/2017 5:49:27 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 30, 2017
    ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland could eventually be in the market for as many as 70 new fighter jets or as few as 20 under scenarios laid out on Tuesday by a defense ministry task force examining how to replace the neutral country's aging air force fleet. The most expensive and powerful option would be to buy 55-70 aircraft and ground-based air defense weapons for an estimated 15 billion to 18 billion Swiss francs ($15.3-$18.4 billion), according to the report. It did not say which aircraft the government should consider. The least expensive option would be procuring 20 jets and accompanying...
  • Left-wing Dutch vegan who moved to Switzerland is denied a Swiss passport because she is too [tr]

    01/10/2017 9:55:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 10, 2017 | Kelly McLaughlin
    A left-wing Dutch vegan who campaigned against cowbells in the Swiss village where she lives has had a request for a Swiss passport thrown out after annoying the locals. Nancy Holten, who was born in the Netherlands but moved to Switzerland at the age of eight, is a fluent speaker of Swiss German and has children who are Swiss nationals.
  • Swiss court rules Muslim girls must swim with boys

    01/10/2017 9:01:39 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 37 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/1/17 | Mordechai Sones
    The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that Muslim parents in Switzerland will have to send their children to attend mixed-gender swimming lessons, despite conceding that religious freedoms were being interfered with, on the grounds that mixed-gender swimming lessons were part of a ‘full school curriculum’ and the children’s ‘successful integration’ into society. According to the BBC, the case was initiated by two Swiss nationals of Turkish origin from Basel who wouldn’t send their teenage daughters to compulsory mixed-gender lessons. Swiss education officials, however, said that exemptions were available only for girls who had reached the age of...
  • Swiss Christian Nursing Home Must Allow Assisted Suicide

    10/26/2016 5:52:33 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 10/26/16 | Simon Caldwell
    A Christian nursing home in Switzerland must allow assisted suicide or lose its charitable statusA Swiss court has ruled that a Christian nursing home must either permit assisted suicide on its premises or give up its charitable status. The nursing home, which is run by the Salvation Army, the UK-based Christian charity, lost a legal challenge to new assisted suicide rules. The regulations, introduced about a year ago, compel charities caring for the sick and elderly to offer assisted suicide when a patient or resident requests it. The nursing home objected on the grounds that the law violated the core...
  • Swiss space firm boss left badly injured in violent attack

    09/05/2016 4:56:06 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 9 replies
    The Local ^ | 9/5/16
    The founder and CEO of a Swiss space technology firm, who previously received threats against him, is in hospital with serious injuries after a vicious attack. Pascal Jaussi, 40, who heads Swiss Space Systems (S3), was beaten up and set on fire by two unknown perpetrators on August 26th in a forest in the canton of Fribourg, reported the Tribune de Genève on Monday. News of the attack was not released until his condition improved, said the paper. The CEO’s life is now out of danger but he remains in a serious condition in hospital, it said. The entrepreneur was...
  • Simon S. lead an extremely isolated life (Swiss Train attacker identified)

    08/15/2016 7:49:32 AM PDT · by An.American.Expatriate · 35 replies
    20 Minutes ^ | 15.08.2016 | unknown
    The attacker has been identified as Simon S. (More than that we will never know) A pixelated Photo of him is at the link. He is described as a loner and one who was often bullied.
  • Armed man injures six in Swiss train attack

    08/13/2016 10:25:22 AM PDT · by traumer · 32 replies
    A man set a train carriage in Switzerland on fire using a flammable liquid and stabbed passengers on Saturday, injuring six people, including a six-year-old child, police said. The man, a 27-year-old Swiss citizen, carried out the attack on a train travelling in Switzerland's far east, along its border with Liechtenstein, and was also injured, regional police in Saint Gallen said in a statement. Police said the attack had taken place at around 2:20pm (1220 GMT) near the Salez station on a train running between Buchs and Sennwald and that some of the injuries were serious. "According to the information...
  • Terror on Swiss train as passengers are attacked by man with 'fire and knife' leaving carriage cove

    08/13/2016 9:32:37 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 62 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | 8/13/16 | Sam Adams
    Full title .........Terror on Swiss train as passengers are attacked by man with 'fire and knife' leaving carriage covered in blood Swiss train passengers have reported been attacked by a man with 'fire and a knife' sparking fears of new terror attack. At least seven passengers were left seriously injured by the man who is believed to be 27-years-old. snip Swiss police and special forces have sealed off the train and the interior minister is believed to be holding a special meeting on how to deal with incident.
  • The new Germany? Switzerland struggles to cope with surge of migrants trying new route

    08/10/2016 9:56:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | 8/10/2016 | Alix Culbertson
    More refugees are now making their way to Germany from Italy via Switzerland, instead of the traditional route from Greece through the Balkans and Austria which have now become almost impenetrable thanks to borders being fenced off. Migrants are also trying to find different routes after Ankara made an agreement with the European Union (EU) to accept migrants back who had made the journey across the Mediterranean from Turkey to Greece. As Germany remains the western European country of choice after Angela Merkel announced an open-door policy last year, migrants are finding new ways to get into the country. And...
  • Europeans are now fretting about Muslim girls in swimming pools

    07/12/2016 3:25:50 PM PDT · by BBell · 28 replies
    https://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | 7/1/16 | Ishaan Tharoor
    Swiss authorities recently denied citizenship to a pair of Muslim sisters, 12 and 14, who refused to take part in their school's swimming lessons alongside boys of their age group in the city of Basel. According to USA Today, the girls had applied for citizenship a few months ago, but their request was denied this week. “Whoever doesn’t fulfill these conditions violates the law and therefore cannot be naturalized,” Stefan Wehrle, president of the naturalization committee, told TV station SRF on Tuesday. Reports do not indicate the nationality of the Muslim family, but the episode is yet another reminder of...
  • Bizarre, Satanic Opening Ceremony for Swiss Tunnel

    06/09/2016 7:31:53 PM PDT · by Prince of Desmond · 18 replies
    WND ^ | 6/6/16 | Leo Hohmann
    Legions of blank-faced workers marching in lockstep, a bare-breasted woman dressed as a fallen angel suspended from the ceiling, dancers in their underwear simulating homosexual acts on a metal cart, robed Satanist-type figures bearing goat skulls, dancers in grass costumes worshipping a goat-headed man who "dies" and is resurrected. Is this some sort of bizarre witches' sabbat out in the woods? A Satanic black mass in the depths of an abandoned cemetery? No, it's the opening ceremony of the historic Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland, attended by some of the most powerful leaders in Europe, including Chancellor Angela Merkel of...
  • Suspect in Vienna Death of Lauren Mann Is Arrested at Swiss Refugee Center

    02/08/2016 6:20:27 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 8, 2016 | Andy Eckardt
    Mann, a 25-year-old originally from Colorado, was found half naked in apartment in the Austrian city of Vienna last month. An autopsy showed she died from suffocation and officials said a "considerable" amount of blood was found at the scene. A spokesperson for the Swiss Federal Ministry of Justice told NBC News that a man from the Gambia was arrested Thursday at a refugee center in the town of Kreuzlingen, around 20 miles from the Austrian border.
  • MUSLIMS demand cross be removed from Swiss flag because they "find it offensive" [Psalms 110]

    01/18/2016 8:55:47 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 89 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 1/17/2016 | Shoebat Foundation
    Muslims in Switzerland are demanding that the white cross be removed from the Swiss national flag because as a Christian symbol, it "no longer corresponds to today's Muslim multicultural Switzerland." Poqari The Muslim group behind this idiotic demand known as the "Secondos," began a nationwide campaign in October to urge Swiss citizens to change the flag to something that is "less offensive" to Muslims. How about this? Gatestone Institute reports: The proposal to change the Swiss flag has been met with outrage across the political spectrum and is sure to fuel anti-immigrant sentiments in Switzerland. Sylvia Flückiger a councillor with...
  • Swiss Army Chief Warns Of Social Unrest, Calls Upon Citizens To Arm Themselves

    12/30/2015 8:51:15 AM PST · by amorphous · 91 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 30 Dec 2015 | Tyler Durden
    Swiss army chief Andre Blattmann warned, in a Swiss newspaper article on Sunday, the risks of social unrest in Europe are soaring. Recalling the experience of 1939/1945, Blattman fears the increasing aggression in public discourse is an explosively hazardous situation, and advises the Swiss people to arm themselves and warns that the basis for Swiss prosperity is "being called into question."
  • Offenders Face $10,000 Fines as Burka Banned in Swiss Region of Ticino

    11/27/2015 12:12:18 PM PST · by amorphous · 8 replies
    There has been heated public debate in Switzerland after the region of Ticino voted to ban women from wearing full-faced Islamic veils such as burkas or niqabs in public, with anyone caught breaking the rules at risk of facing fines up to US$10,000. A women shops in Whitechapel, East London, she is wearing a berka / burqa. Crusade Against Tolerance? Estonia May Ban Migrants From Wearing Burqas Parliament passed the law, which came into effect this week, after more than 50 percent of the population in the largely Italian-speaking region voted in favor of the changes in 2013. Initially, the...
  • Anti-Immigration SVP Wins Swiss Election In Swing To Right

    10/18/2015 1:11:36 PM PDT · by SteveinSATX · 15 replies
    Reuters via OANN ^ | October 18, 2015 | Joshua Franklin
    The anti-immigration Swiss People’s Party (SVP) won the biggest share of the vote in Sunday’s national parliamentary election, initial projections showed, keeping pressure on Bern to introduce quotas on people moving from the European Union. The result, based on initial projections by Swiss TV, gives the SVP 65 seats in the 200-member lower house of parliament, the largest number for any Swiss party in at least a century. The SVP’s success, coupled with gains made by the pro-business Liberal Party (FDP), led political commentators to talk of a “Rechtsrutsch” – move to the right – in Swiss politics. Immigration was...
  • Swiss Bishops' Conference: Confessor Should Ignore Church Teaching on Morals (Catholic Caucus)

    09/01/2015 4:33:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 8/31/2015 | Rorate Caeli
    [Translator's Note: Kath.ch, the official website of the Swiss Bishops' Conference, recently published on 21 August 2015 (http://www.kath.ch/newsd/zitat-sich-der-kirche-zuliebe-ueber-die-kirche-hinwegsetzen/) a short comment and summary of an objectively scandalous interview with Dr. Markus Arnold, a Swiss Catholic lay theologian and a professor of Theological Ethics at the University of Lucerne (https://www.unilu.ch/fakultaeten/tf/institute/religionspaedagogisches-institut-rpi/mitarbeitende/markus-arnold/) After this comment, the Swiss Bishops' Conference's website permissively gives the link to the entire original interview.] Excerpts below: Question: The Catechism [of the Catholic Church] says one should treat homosexuals with compassion. Dr. Arnold: The Roman moral teaching on sexuality was created in the 19th century because of an ideologized...
  • Swiss rail firm launches separate trains for Chinese tourists after complaints from locals

    08/30/2015 9:52:23 AM PDT · by DFG · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 08/30/2015 | CHRIS KITCHING
    Chinese tourists are being given separate train services to travel to the top of a picturesque Swiss mountain after they were accused of poor behaviour. Locals and other visitors to Mount Rigi have complained to the railway operator, accusing Asian tourists of crowding train corridors to snap photos and even spitting inside the carriages. Tensions between tourists from Asia and visitors from Switzerland have worsened as the mountain, near Lucerne, has become a massive draw for Chinese holidaymakers, a newspaper claimed.