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Zelensky urges top defence officials to attend summit on ending Russian invasion

Zelensky urges top defence officials to attend summit on ending Russian invasion

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky urged a group of top defence officials at Asia’s premier security conference on Sunday to attend an upcoming conference on ending the Russian war on Ukraine. Mr Zelensky told the group of more than 500 delegates from about 40 countries that he was “disappointed” some world leaders had not yet confirmed...

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Body found of world-roaming British kayaker sucked under by rapids

Body found of world-roaming British kayaker sucked under by rapids

Mr Orton’s disappearance was initially revealed by his sponsor, Pryanha, the British high-performance kayak maker. He was believed to have been dragged out of his kayak after becoming “trapped in a recirculating feature and did not resurface”. It was last week reported that a team of 15 kayakers travelled to Switzerland to join the search....

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Zelenskyy calls on countries to attend Ukraine peace summit in Switzerland | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

Zelenskyy calls on countries to attend Ukraine peace summit in Switzerland | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has called on countries to attend the Ukraine peace summit in Switzerland this month to realize his peace plan. Zelenskyy delivered a speech at the Asia Security Summit, also known as the Shangri-La Dialogue, in Singapore on Sunday. Defense ministers and other officials from Asian and Western countries attended the forum....

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Does Ukraine peace summit have any chance of success?

Does Ukraine peace summit have any chance of success?

US President Joe Biden is planning to skip the June gathering in Switzerland. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy wants global powers to refocus on his country’s war against invading Russian forces. But United States President Joe Biden is planning to skip a June peace summit in Switzerland. Russia has not been invited, and it is not...

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Now anti-tourist anger spreads to the Swiss – as pretty mountain village bids to introduce Venice-style entry fee for holidaymakers

Now anti-tourist anger spreads to the Swiss – as pretty mountain village bids to introduce Venice-style entry fee for holidaymakers

By Katherine Lawton Published: 19:39 BST, 19 May 2024 | Updated: 19:46 BST, 19 May 2024 A Swiss mountain village is set to introduce a Venice-style entry fee for holidaymakers after becoming overwhelmed with tourists.  Lauterbrunnen in the Bernese Oberland has seen a surge in tourism in the warmer months, with some visitors only staying...

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Xherdan Shaqiri Called Up to Switzerland National Team for Training Camp Ahead of UEFA EURO 2024 | Chicago Fire FC

Xherdan Shaqiri Called Up to Switzerland National Team for Training Camp Ahead of UEFA EURO 2024 | Chicago Fire FC

CHICAGO (May 17, 2024) – Chicago Fire FC today announced that midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri has been called to the Switzerland National Team for a training camp ahead of UEFA EURO 2024. Switzerland will play two international friendly matches in June, with the final EURO 2024 roster being announced Friday, June 7. The four-time World Cup...

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Watches of Switzerland says UK sales continue to be hit by tourist tax

Watches of Switzerland says UK sales continue to be hit by tourist tax

Rolex retailer Watches of Switzerland has said its UK sales continue to be impacted by “minimal return” from tourist spending due to a lack of VAT-free shopping. However, the group, which also owns the Goldsmiths and Mayors jewellery chains, said it was “cautiously optimistic” about trading over the next year as it posted a growth...

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Kremlin declares: Switzerland conference on Ukraine is futile

Kremlin declares: Switzerland conference on Ukraine is futile

The Kremlin said a planned summit that Switzerland hopes will pave the way for a peace process in Ukraine will be futile without the participation of Russia. “Without Russia, discussing security issues that concern us is absolutely futile,” Kremlin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the Russian newspaper Izvestia. “Most likely, it will be just empty scholasticism...

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Switzerland Wins the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest

Switzerland Wins the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest

Nemo. Photo: Martin Sylvest Andersen/Getty Images The Swiss are on a roll! Switzerland has been crowned the winner of the 68th Eurovision Song Contest, with their entry, “The Code” by Nemo, beating out 25 countries in the finals on Saturday, May 11. Switzerland quickly became the frontrunner as the national jury vote came in, during...

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Eurovision 2024 RECAP: Switzerland crowned Eurovision winners in Malmo with Israel and competition organisers BOOED in controversy-hit contest

Eurovision 2024 RECAP: Switzerland crowned Eurovision winners in Malmo with Israel and competition organisers BOOED in controversy-hit contest

By Jamie Bullen and Poppy Atkinson Gibson Published: 18:10 BST, 11 May 2024 | Updated: 07:20 BST, 13 May 2024 Advertisement Hola, bonsoir and willkommen! Tonight is the night millions across Europe have been waiting for as the Eurovision Song Contest final takes place in Sweden. The competition has been rocked with a series of...

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Switzerland’s Nemo wins Eurovision contest beset by protests, backstage chaos and Dutch expulsion | CBC News

Switzerland’s Nemo wins Eurovision contest beset by protests, backstage chaos and Dutch expulsion | CBC News

Swiss singer Nemo won the 68th Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday night with The Code, an operatic ode to the singer’s journey toward embracing their non-binary identity. Nemo — the first non-binary contestant to win the competition and the latest to win for Switzerland since Céline Dion in 1988 — beat Croatia’s Baby Lasagna to the title by winning the...