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  • ‘Without Schengen we would be less protected from terror’ [Switzerland’s justice minister]

    03/24/2017 3:07:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 24 March 2017 10:09 CET+01:00
    Justice minister Simonetta Sommaruga has said Switzerland’s membership of Schengen is vital in the fight against international terrorism and that those who seek to end the Schengen agreement are “irresponsible”. Sommaruga was speaking in an interview with Blick following the terror attack outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Wednesday. […] Though Switzerland is not in the European Union, since 2008 it has been a member of the Schengen zone, which allows people to move freely between its 26 member countries without a passport. […] “Without Schengen, we would be less protected from terror. We would not get any...
  • Swiss senate refuses nationwide burqa ban

    03/16/2017 3:48:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 9 March 2017 11:41 CET+01:00
    The upper house of parliament has rejected the idea of a nationwide ban on the Islamic face veil and other face coverings. The draft bill, which was narrowly passed by the lower house last September, was opposed by the senate after a debate on Thursday, reported news agencies. The proposal by hardline Swiss People’s Party (SVP) MP Walter Wobmann called for a federal ban on the burqa, niqab and other full face coverings in public, along the same lines as a cantonal ban that came into effect in the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino in July last year. …
  • Pope Benedict XVI Forced To Resign

    01/28/2017 4:23:49 AM PST · by JosephJames · 44 replies
    SpiritualFood Blog ^ | January 26, 2017 | Rev. Joseph Dwight
    Dear friends, It is very important to not only pray a lot but also to keep our eyes open for the very powerful and devastating traps of Satan, which are very well camouflaged and disguised “as an angel of light” (2Cor 11:14). Due to the greatest lack of prayer and lack of regard for the holy Laws of God today, we have given great influence to the “powers of evil” (CCC 409) to be able do deceive us! A great number of people today have taken the easy way of “ignorance is bliss”, imagining that the truth and reality are...
  • Winterthur mosque presses charges against duo who reported imam for inciting murder [Switzerland]

    02/26/2017 11:57:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 24 February 2017 10:03 CET+01:00
    The association that runs the An’Nour mosque in Winterthur has lodged a complaint with police against two members of the congregation thought to have reported their imam for inciting murder — a day after ten people were arrested for allegedly beating up the duo in revenge. On Tuesday morning, police in the canton of Zürich arrested ten suspects in a raid on a dozen houses in Winterthur. One was later released, but eight adults and one juvenile remain in custody, accused of having beaten up and threatened two individuals at the mosque last November. The pair are thought to have...
  • Swiss army wants to recruit more women

    02/22/2017 5:59:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 22 February 2017 11:03 CET+01:00
    Increasing the number of women recruits would be “beneficial” to the Swiss army, a top commander has said. “For me, it would be desirable if we could significantly increase the proportion of women in the medium term,” said Corps Commander Daniel Baumgartner in an interview with Neue Zürcher Zeitung published on Wednesday. “Women think and act differently. That would be good for the army,” he added. While Baumgartner did not suggest that compulsory military service should be extended to women, he said a compulsory ‘information day’ should be introduced where women can find out about the opportunities the army could...
  • John Podesta’s Payoff for Helping Hillary Give American Military Technology to Russia’s Putin

    01/07/2017 7:49:57 AM PST · by ETL · 28 replies
    TheNewAmerican.com ^ | October, 2016 | Bob Adelmann
    As part of just-inaugurated President Obama’s new foreign policy to improve relations between the United States and Russia, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in March 2009. Meeting in her hotel’s Salon Panorama in Geneva, she presented him with a small gift box containing a bright red button symbolizing the Obama administration’s desire to “reset” the relationship between the two governments. Thus began an effort to transfer American technology to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s own “Silicon Valley,” called Skolkovo. In a report released in late July by the Government Accountability Institute (GAI) entitled From...
  • Nigerian Migrant Arrested for Stabbing Female ‘Refugee Helper’ to Death

    02/16/2017 6:25:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 16, 2017 | Chris Tomlinson
    A 27-year-old Nigerian migrant has been arrested in Switzerland after murdering a 22-year-old asylum home worker in Germany and then fleeing the country.
  • In Setback For Government, Swiss Voters Reject Plan To End Low Taxes For Multinational Corporations

    02/12/2017 4:26:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/12/2017
    In a setback for government efforts to abolish low tax rates for thousands of multinational firms while encouraging them to stay, the Swiss voted overwhelmingly against an overhaul the country's corporate tax system. Swiss broadcaster SRF said voters rejected the tax plans by about 60% to 40%. As Reuters notes, Switzerland has been in the European Union's firing line for years because Swiss cantons have a special tax status for foreign companies that means some pay virtually no tax other than an effective federal tax of 7.8%, an incentive to incorporate and stay on Swiss soil. In 2014, the...
  • Switzerland votes on citizenship measure after anti-Muslim campaign

    02/12/2017 1:51:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 12 February 2017 14:19 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Switzerland voted Sunday on whether to make it easier for third generation immigrants to become citizens, after a campaign tainted by anti-Muslim messages and charges of religious prejudice. Preliminary results pointed to the measure being approved, in what would be a defeat for the far right nationalist Swiss People’s Party (SVP), which put issues of Islam and national identity at the center of the debate. The government as well as most lawmakers and political parties supported the proposal that would allow the grandchildren of immigrants to skip several steps in the lengthy process of securing a Swiss passport. According to...
  • Anti-Muslim poster clouds Swiss citizenship vote

    02/10/2017 12:29:22 PM PST · by rktman · 12 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 2/10/2017 | Ben SIMON
    Geneva (AFP) - The woman's shadowed eyes stare out from a black niqab with the poster's tagline urging Swiss voters to reject "uncontrolled naturalisation." But critics of the campaign image distributed across the country ahead of Sunday's referendum say the poster is really just a brazen appeal to those worried about more Muslims becoming Swiss. "That is exactly what they are trying to (do)", said Pius Walker, who heads the Zurich-based advertising agency Walker AG. "It is a very, very frightening thing that is going on here." The issue in Sunday's vote, the latest in Switzerland's direct democracy system, is...
  • Switzerland lifts ban on gay men giving blood

    01/31/2017 8:04:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 31 January 2017 09:47 CET+01:00
    From July 1st it will no longer be forbidden for men who have had sex with men to give blood — provided they have been celibate for the past 12 months. Medical watchdog Swissmedic has approved the request, lodged by blood donor service Swiss Transfusion SRC last June, reported news agencies on Tuesday. Currently, all men in Switzerland who have had sex with another man since 1977 are barred from donating blood — a rule brought in during the 1980s to stop the spread of AIDS. However, medical groups have argued that the presence of new diagnostic tools that can...
  • Refugees Using Welfare to Vacation Back Home

    01/31/2017 4:36:03 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 23 replies
    Patriot News Daily ^ | 1/26/2017 | Staff
    Thousands of refugees are taken in by Switzerland on an annual basis, granted asylum in the country due to war-torn conditions in their home countries. But while Swiss residents may be okay with their government taking in the tired and poor, they may not be too happy about a recent report in the Basler Zeitung. According to the Swiss newspaper, thousands of refugees head back to the African nation of Eritrea every year, despite the fact that it is supposedly too dangerous for them to live there. The paper reports that many of these refugees have been rejected for asylum...
  • Davos: Xi Jinping warns against Trump's protectionism

    01/17/2017 8:31:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    AFP via TheLocal.ch ^ | 17 January 2017 18:20 CET+01:00
    China’s President Xi Jinping warned on Tuesday against scapegoating globalization for the world’s ills or retreating behind protectionist walls, staking out an alternative vision for the international economy days before Donald Trump takes office. The global economic order has been led for decades by the United States, but the president-elect is threatening to tear up the rule book, and Xi used his debut appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos to insist that globalization was irreversible. “Pursuing protectionism is like locking oneself in a dark room. Wind and rain may be kept outside, but so is light and air,”...
  • Davos elites struggle for answers as Trump era dawns

    01/15/2017 5:42:43 PM PST · by greeneyes · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 1, 2017 | Noah Barkin
    DAVOS, Switzerland - The global economy is in better shape than it's been in years. Stock markets are booming, oil prices are on the rise again and the risks of a rapid economic slowdown in China, a major source of concern a year ago, have eased. And yet, as political leaders, CEOs and top bankers make their annual trek up the Swiss Alps to the World Economic Forum in Davos, the mood is anything but celebratory.
  • WEF Chief Security Officer Dies in Probable Suicide

    01/26/2010 9:38:02 AM PST · by the invisib1e hand · 11 replies · 1,424+ views
    Bloomberg ^ | 012610
    dead men don't... the source.
  • The numbers behind the numbers

    09/16/2011 6:42:25 AM PDT · by TheBombshellProject · 3 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 9-15-2011 | Bill Martin
    The World Economic Forum recently published its annual Global Competiveness Report. Our continual slide from first in 2008 to fifth worldwide has received some coverage by the press, but no one has written about the underlying causes for the drop or given any meaningful insight into who the WEF is and how the rankings are compiled. The mainstream press has completely missed the story. The WEF describes itself as an independent international organization committed to “improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.” The rankings...
  • The numbers behind the numbers

    09/16/2011 6:42:42 AM PDT · by TheBombshellProject · 1 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 9-15-2011 | Bill Martin
    The World Economic Forum recently published its annual Global Competiveness Report. Our continual slide from first in 2008 to fifth worldwide has received some coverage by the press, but no one has written about the underlying causes for the drop or given any meaningful insight into who the WEF is and how the rankings are compiled. The mainstream press has completely missed the story. The WEF describes itself as an independent international organization committed to “improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.” The rankings...
  • Davos Forum Warns Over Global Income Inequality [These People are worth MILLION$]

    01/16/2014 5:03:50 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    ABC ^ | 1/16/14
    The World Economic Forum says the gap between the rich and the poor is the most likely risk to the global economy in coming years. In its annual risk assessment ahead of next week's gathering of political and business leaders in Davos, Switzerland, the World Economic Forum says income disparity in the wake of the global financial crisis is the "most likely risk to cause an impact on a global scale in the next decade." It warns of a "lost generation" of young people coming of age in the current decade that could hamper the global economic recovery and stoke...
  • 5,000 Swiss Army Troops Will Protect World's Billionaires During Annual Davos Boondoggle

    01/07/2016 4:06:43 PM PST · by amorphous · 14 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 7 Jan 2016 | Tyler Durden
    With a new wave of terrorism, mass shootings and unprecedented social violence around the globe now a part of the daily routine for billions of people across both developed and developing nations, one group wants to be certain there is no chance of "close encounters", violent or otherwise, with the peasantry during its upcoming annual boondoggle at the World Economic Forum in Davos. According to Swiss info, when the world's billionaires land their private jets in the gorgeous Swiss town (which at 1,560 m is also the highest town in Europe) on January 20, they will have up to 5,000...
  • ‘Silent Fear’: Party of Davos Founder Plans Emergency D.C. Meeting to Discuss How to Handle Trump

    01/15/2017 5:29:31 PM PST · by Rockitz · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 15 Jan 2017 | Matthew Boyle
    The World Economic Forum’s annual gathering of globalist political, financial and cultural elitists is underway in Davos, Switzerland, but the organization’s founder is planning an emergency Washington, D.C., meeting in 2017 for worried elites worldwide to discuss how to deal with President-elect Donald J. Trump. “The World Economic Forum is listening to Donald Trump,” Bloomberg’s Stephen Morris and Erik Schatzker wrote on Sunday. “The organization will convene a special meeting in Washington this year to discuss issues raised during the president-elect’s campaign and the populist wave that swept him to victory, WEF founder Klaus Schwab told Bloomberg Television on Sunday....
  • Rail passengers complain to SBB over burqa posters [Switzerland]

    01/13/2017 11:36:59 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 12 January 2017 10:45 CET+01:00
    Members of the public are calling on Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) to remove controversial posters from its railway stations just days after right-wing campaigners launched their provocative publicity campaign. The poster, unveiled in railway stations on Monday, shows a woman wearing a burqa with the strapline “Uncontrolled naturalization? No to facilitated naturalization”. It was commissioned by a committee co-led by Swiss People’s Party (SVP) MP Andreas Glarner to oppose the forthcoming referendum on facilitated naturalization for third generation immigrants, which goes to the polls on February 12th. Opponents of the bill — which would make it easier for third generation...
  • 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...
  • A PRESENT FROM JESUS FOR ALL HIS KIDS[charismatic caucus]

    12/25/2016 9:46:03 AM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    Jesus,Bible,Holy Spirit ^ | 12-25-16 | Yeshua,bible
    You will not see a box but instead My delight, ‎ You see my Love for you can not be contained for its borders are out of sight, It reaches far beyond where you are right now, In fact further than the East is from The West is my promise and my vow, So just open up your Heart and I will place it in, It's very simple just receive me and that's when it begins, For truly I AM a Wonder for I live inside of you! So My True birthday is when you say I DO!
  • Trump talks trade and education with Swiss president

    12/22/2016 9:16:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 22 December 2016 11:57 CET+01:00
    US President-elect Donald Trump expressed his “respect” for Switzerland to Swiss President Johann Schneider-Ammann in a phone call on Wednesday. The Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (WBF) confirmed the anticipated phone call took place, saying in a statement that Schneider-Ammann “congratulated the future US president on the election and reaffirmed the strong economic and political partnership between the ‘sister republics’.” The Swiss president “spoke of Switzerland’s strengths and its unique dual-track education system — which meets with great interest in the US — and its strong capacity for innovation,” said the WBF. …
  • Swiss: No terror or far-right ties in Zurich mosque attack

    12/20/2016 10:51:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 20, 2016 10:14 AM EST | Oleg Cetinic
    Swiss police have found no radical Islamist or far-right motives by a gunman who killed himself after carrying out a shooting spree at Zürich mosque that wounded three worshipers, a top police official said Tuesday. Authorities are still investigating the possible motive of the 24-year-old Swiss citizen of Ghanaian origin with a penchant for the occult who carried out Monday’s shootings in Switzerland’s largest city. […] The suspect, who was not identified by name but had a criminal record for a bike theft years ago, had only days earlier repeatedly stabbed and killed an acquaintance of South American origin with...
  • Three people shot near Islamic center in Zurich

    12/19/2016 11:44:39 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 25 replies
    cnn ^ | December 19, 2016 | cnn staff
    Three people were shot and injured in an "ongoing situation" near an Islamic center in Zurich, Switzerland, according to police.
  • Swiss president to talk trade with Trump

    12/05/2016 8:06:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 5 December 2016 10:36 CET+01:00
    US President-elect Donald Trump has requested a phone call with Swiss President Johann Schneider-Ammann in the coming days, the latter told Swiss broadcaster RTS on Saturday. Trump wishes to speak “entrepreneur to entrepreneur, and politician to politician”, said Schneider-Ammann, who was head of his family’s mechanical engineering business, Ammann Group, from 1988 until his election to the Swiss Federal Council in 2010. “I’m looking forward to talking to him,” he told RTS. This will be the first telephone conversation between the pair since Trump’s election on November 8th. …
  • Swiss police take up assault rifles over terror threat

    12/01/2016 7:37:02 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 30 November 2016 11:20 CET+01:00
    Police in Switzerland are arming themselves with assault rifles to be better prepared in the event of a terrorist attack, according to reports. Stefan Blättler, chief of Bern cantonal police, told Swiss-German TV program 10vor10 that his service had bought assault rifles for its police officers and that “several” other cantonal police services in the country were doing the same, reported news agencies on Wednesday. […] The advantage of assault rifles — a long-range selective-fire gun frequently used by the military — is that “they can be used over a longer distance”, he said. …
  • Swiss probe top Muslim leader over jihadi propaganda

    11/27/2016 8:41:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 26 Nov 2016 17:05 GMT+01:00
    Swiss federal prosecutors on Saturday expanded a criminal probe into jihadist propaganda to take in the leader of the country’s largest Islamic organization. The office of Switzerland’s attorney general confirmed in an email to AFP that Nicolas Blancho, of the Islamic Central Council of Switzerland (ICCS), was under investigation. The ICCS slammed the move as “political” and said it was ready to “counter the accusations in a courtroom.” Prosecutors opened the case last December, charging that an ICCS board member — German national Naim Cherni — had violated “the prohibition of groups like Al-Qaeda, Islamic State and similar organizations.” …
  • ‘No conflict of interests’ over Clinton donation: Bern

    11/23/2016 5:24:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 23 Nov 2016 10:29 GMT+01:00
    No action will be taken over the Swiss government’s half-a-million-franc donation to the Clinton Foundation, a parliamentary commission has decided. The donation to the foundation set up by former US President Bill Clinton and his wife, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, was made between 2011 and 2013 but only surfaced in the press last week. The money was donated by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (DEZA), part of the Swiss foreign office, to support a project aimed at reducing infant and maternal mortality in Liberia. …
  • Surprise! Switzerland STILL world’s richest country

    11/22/2016 10:01:04 PM PST · by aquila48 · 53 replies
    The Local ^ | 22 Nov 2016
    A drop in millionaires in Switzerland this year has failed to significantly dent the country’s impressive wealth, as a report by Credit Suisse declares it the richest country in the world yet again. The Global Wealth Report 2016, published on Tuesday by the Swiss bank’s Research Institute, said Switzerland had an average wealth per person of $561,900 in 2016, making Swiss adults 11 times richer than the average world citizen. However Switzerland’s average wealth in 2016 was slightly down on last year’s figure of $567,100. The country experienced the second biggest drop in wealth per adult behind the UK, meaning...
  • Mysterious Roman remains uncovered in Swiss town

    11/16/2016 8:29:18 AM PST · by fishtank · 16 replies
    The Local (Switzerland) ^ | Published: 15 Nov 2016 10:06 GMT+01:00 | Staff author
    Archaeologists are puzzled over the discovery of a Roman-era earthenware pot filled with oil lamps and bronze coins in the commune of Windisch, in the northern Swiss canton of Aargau.
  • Swiss donation to Clinton Foundation sparks debate

    11/14/2016 6:44:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 14 Nov 2016 10:54 GMT+01:00
    The Swiss foreign ministry is in the spotlight for donating nearly 500,000 francs to the Clinton Foundation in 2011, when Switzerland and the US were locked in a dispute over tax evasion. The donation, revealed by the Schweiz am Sonntag newspaper on Sunday, was made by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (DEZA), which is overseen by the Swiss foreign ministry. […] At the time, the US and Switzerland were embroiled in a dispute over banking secrecy after allegations that Swiss banks were helping US clients to dodge taxes. The US was pressuring Switzerland to force banks to hand...
  • Imam faces prosecution after police raid Winterthur mosque [Switzerland]

    11/05/2016 9:00:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 02 Nov 2016 11:34 GMT+01:00
    Prosecutors have opened criminal proceedings against four people associated with a mosque in the city of Winterthur for public incitement to crime and violence. Police descended on the An’Nur mosque on Wednesday morning to conduct a search of the building and three other houses in the area after receiving evidence against four people, Zürich’s public prosecutor’s office said in a statement. The investigation relates to a sermon given by the mosque’s Ethiopian imam on October 21st in which he “called for the murder of Muslims who refuse to participate in communal prayer”, said the statement. […] Winterthur is considered a...
  • Study: more young people in Switzerland are right-wing

    11/05/2016 8:28:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 04 Nov 2016 12:49 GMT+01:00
    A growing number of young people in Switzerland identify with the political right, according to a national survey. Commissioned by the Federal Defense Department (VBS), the Young Adult Survey Switzerland (YASS), published this week, showed that 36 percent of young people in the country identified with the political right, up from 28 percent five years previously. The figures, which refer to the period 2006 to 2011, showed that the number of young people in the political center had also grown, from 31 percent to 36 percent, while those on the left had decreased from 41 percent to 28 percent during...
  • The Town in the Middle of the Yukos Storm (Putin vs Khodorkovsky and the Oligarchs)

    07/28/2003 5:07:14 PM PDT · by DPB101 · 20 replies · 344+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | 7/29/03 | Alla Startseva
    KIROVSK, Murmanskaya Oblast - The 30,000 inhabitants of this Arctic town in the middle of the vast Kola Peninsula pride themselves on being happy and hospitable. There are reasons for this: For an industrial town, the multicolored buildings look refreshingly pristine and the view is panoramic, especially this time of year, when the sun always hangs in the sky, except for an occasional dip behind the barren and breathtaking Khibiny mountains. But life hasn't always been so idyllic. Like hundreds of other outcroppings in Stalin's gulag system, Kirovsk was designed as a labor camp of death and detainment. It is...
  • 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 woman wins headscarf court battle

    10/23/2016 5:36:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 23 Oct 2016 13:27 GMT+02:00 | AFP
    A Swiss court has ruled against a company that fired a longtime employee after she began wearing the Muslim headscarf, marking one of the first such rulings in Switzerland, media reported Sunday. A regional court in Bern ruled last month that a 29-year-old Serbian woman was fired without just cause from a dry cleaning business, and ordered the company to dish out back-pay and damages to her, the Le Matin Dimanche weekly reported. The woman, identified only as Abida, was fired in January 2015 from a job she had held for six years, after she began wearing the Muslim headscarf,...
  • New emails show Huma scheming for Hillary

    08/09/2016 12:02:39 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 42 replies
    Another 296 pages of Hillary Clinton’s emails were released Tuesday — exposing key Clinton aides doing favors for billionaires and, on one occasion, leaving the then-secretary of state’s daily schedule in an unlocked hotel room. The documents were released by Judicial Watch, which is suing to recover Clinton’s emails under Freedom of Information Act laws. In an April 2009 email to Clinton’s State Department aides Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills, President Clinton’s former body man, Doug Band, the founder of corporate consultant Teneo, urgently asked them to set up a meeting with an ambassador for a major donor to the...
  • JUST ( (( ROAR )) ) [Charismatic Caucus]

    10/11/2016 7:26:50 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    bible, The joshua Chronicles ^ | 10-11-16 | Holy Spirit, bible
    My Position(Plumb line) in your Life is about to take front seat and CENTER you in MY PERFECT WILL, for your hunger and thirst has been noticed by my Holy Angels observing you as a Mighty Warrior pushing through all resistance just to bring a drink of water to your King for I AM your ALL. So watch now as I open the Storehouses of Heaven for you for they can not be contained any longer as My blessings for you have overflowed the doors in such a manner they have burst open as the hinges of my mercies to...
  • Future asylum center damaged in deliberate act [Giffers, Switzerland]

    10/05/2016 11:15:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 05 Oct 2016 07:44 GMT+02:00
    Vandals have attacked a future federal asylum center in the canton of Fribourg, causing substantial water damage over seven floors. Police said the act of sabotage occurred over the weekend in the former boarding school in Giffers, Blick reported. The building was flooded after taps were turned on and sinks were damaged. The Guglera asylum center, which would house up to 250 rejected asylum seekers awaiting deportation, is due to open next year. …
  • Mark Jimenez released from US Federal prison (Clinton donor to be deported to Philippines)

    12/14/2005 3:10:24 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 1 replies · 247+ views
    ABS-CBN News (Manila) ^ | December 14, 2005
    Mark Jimenez released from US Federal prison Former Manila congressman Mark Jimenez has been released from a federal prison in Pennsylvania in the United States, ABS-CBN North America Bureau reported Wednesday. Public information officer Mike Furman confirmed that Jimenez was released by the Federal Correctional Institution in Allenwood, Pennsylvania on December 13, 8 a.m. (9 p.m. in Manila). Jimenez (also known as Mario Crespo) was immediately turned over to the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), an agency under the Department of Homeland Security. He said Jimenez is now "a detainee in the custody of ICE." The ICE media...
  • People in Switzerland ‘fly too much’ says environment body

    10/01/2016 5:21:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 30 Sep 2016 11:00 GMT+02:00
    People in Switzerland travel by plane twice as much as their neighbors and should cut down on flights to help the environment, according to a spokesperson for the Switzerland-based World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Pierrette Rey was speaking at a summit of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Montreal, Canada, where representatives of 191 countries gathered to agree an initiative aimed at controlling emissions and carbon offsetting in the airline industry. So far 63 countries have opted to join the plan, WWF said. But according to Rey, WWF fears the voluntary agreement won’t do enough to protect the environment and...
  • Brussels, Guns, and Switzerland

    09/22/2016 6:45:30 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 21 Sep, 2016 | Baron Bodissey
    With the exception of the United States, Switzerland is the Western nation with the strongest tradition of gun rights. The Confoederatio Helvetica has survived for all these centuries by requiring universal military service, and by affirming the right of Swiss citizens to keep and bear arms. The European Union wants to change all that. Gun ownership as allowed in Switzerland runs contrary to EU laws on the prevention of terrorism. Although Switzerland is not a member state of the EU, it is a signatory of treaties that require it to “harmonize” its laws with those of the EU in certain...
  • Muslim Teens Lose Appeal, Must Shake Female Teacher’s Hand

    09/22/2016 1:12:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 22, 2016 | Jason Hopkins
    It is common practice in Swiss schools that students shake their teachers’ hands at the beginning and end of each day. Two Muslim teen brothers created an uproar in April when they refused, citing their religion, to shake the hands of their female teachers. At first, school officials attempted to reach a “compromise” with Amer Salhani and his older brother by allowing them to refuse to shake any teacher's hand – be it male or female. However, this decision was met with huge backlash in Switzerland and the international community. The decision to accommodate was eventually rescinded and now the...
  • Swiss stock exchange turns to Germany for EU access

    09/14/2016 11:43:49 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 4 replies
    ft.com ^ | September 12, 2016 | Laura Noonan
    Switzerland’s stock exchange has turned to Germany for a new bridge into the EU after concluding that its relationship with London would not suffice after Brexit.
  • Munitions go missing from recruit school (Aarau, Switzerland)

    09/12/2016 7:58:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 12 Sep 2016 16:17 GMT+02:00
    A military investigation is underway after several kilos of munitions were found to be missing from the infantry recruit school in Aarau. The Swiss defense ministry said a check on ammunition supplies last week had led to the discovery, according to newspaper reports. It said the investigation had begun last Friday and had so far produced no results. Army spokesman Daniel Reist could not say what type of explosives were affected. …
  • Swiss cantons sign up to fight gender pay gap

    09/11/2016 7:33:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 07 Sep 2016 12:07 GMT+02:00
    Ten cantons have signed a new charter vowing to combat salary inequality between men and women in Switzerland. Home affairs minister Alain Berset launched the salary equality charter on Tuesday to fight against discrimination in the workplace and promote the principle of equal pay for equal work. Representatives of ten cantons and 15 communes have signed the agreement, which concerns public administration bodies and companies engaged by the public sector. […] Despite equality being enshrined in Swiss law, women on average earn between 15 and 20 percent less than their male colleagues. …
  • US and Russia agree Syria peace plan

    09/09/2016 4:43:05 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 27 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9 September 2016·
    Russia and the US have agreed to a "cessation of hostilities" in Syria from sunset on 12 September after intensive talks in Geneva. Under the plan, the Syrian government will end combat missions in specified areas held by the opposition. Russia and the US will establish a joint centre to combat so-called Islamic State and al-Nusra fighters. The plan follows a day of talks between US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov.