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One person found dead and two missing in Switzerland floods

One person found dead and two missing in Switzerland floods

VIENNA (AP) — Rescuers in Switzerland have found the body of one of three people who had gone missing on Saturday after massive thunderstorms and rainfall in the southeast of the country caused a rockslide, Swiss authorities say. The other two are still missing. One woman was pulled out alive from the rubble earlier on...

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Four members of Hinduja family given prison sentences for exploiting workers

Four members of Hinduja family given prison sentences for exploiting workers

A Swiss criminal court on Friday sentenced four members of the wealthy Hinduja family to between four and four and a half years in prison for exploiting their vulnerable domestic workers. The court at the same time threw out the more severe charges of human trafficking. The four — Indian-born tycoon Prakash Hinduja and his...

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Swiss financial regulator closes UBS antitrust probe after Credit Suisse merger

Swiss financial regulator closes UBS antitrust probe after Credit Suisse merger

Zurich: Switzerland‘s financial regulator, FINMA, on Wednesday said it would not further investigate UBS‘s market dominance after it rescued Credit Suisse last year. “The merger of UBS and Credit Suisse will not eliminate effective competition in any market segment,” FINMA said. The decision follows a report by the country’s competition authority, COMCO, which was sent...

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80 countries at Swiss conference agree ‘territorial integrity’ of Ukraine must be basis of peace

80 countries at Swiss conference agree ‘territorial integrity’ of Ukraine must be basis of peace

OBBÜRGEN, Switzerland — Eighty countries jointly called Sunday for the “territorial integrity” of Ukraine to be the basis for any peace agreement to end Russia’s two-year war, though some key developing nations at a Swiss conference did not join in. The joint communique capped a two-day conference at the Bürgenstock resort in Switzerland marked by...

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78 countries at Swiss conference agree Ukraine’s territorial integrity must be basis of any peace

78 countries at Swiss conference agree Ukraine’s territorial integrity must be basis of any peace

OBBÜRGEN, Switzerland — Nearly 80 countries called Sunday for the “territorial integrity” of Ukraine to be the basis for any peace agreement to end Russia’s two-year war, though some key developing nations at a Swiss conference did not join in. The way forward for diplomacy remains unclear. The joint communique capped a two-day conference marked...

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78 countries at Swiss conference agree Ukraine’s territorial integrity must be basis of any peace

78 countries at Swiss conference agree Ukraine’s territorial integrity must be basis of any peace

OBBÜRGEN, Switzerland (AP) — Nearly 80 countries called Sunday for the “territorial integrity” of Ukraine to be the basis for any peace agreement to end Russia’s two-year war, though some key developing nations at a Swiss conference did not join in. The way forward for diplomacy remains unclear. The joint communique capped a two-day conference...

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Global leaders gather in Switzerland to pave way for Russia-Ukraine peace

Global leaders gather in Switzerland to pave way for Russia-Ukraine peace

A conference is underway in Switzerland aimed at establishing a framework for peace between Ukraine and Russia. The Swiss Peace Summit drew leaders and representatives from over 100 countries and international organisations. Notably absent from the discussions at the luxury Burgenstock resort near Lucerne was delegation from Moscow. Swiss President Viola Amherd opened the summit...

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World leaders to meet at Swiss resort to discuss Ukraine; Russia notably absent

World leaders to meet at Swiss resort to discuss Ukraine; Russia notably absent

OBBÜRGEN, Switzerland — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Saturday predicted “history being made” at the Swiss-hosted conference which aims to plot out the first steps toward peace in Ukraine even though experts and critics say little substance or few big breakthroughs are expected because Russia is not attending. The presidents of Ecuador, Ivory Coast, Kenya...

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The US supports ‘a just and lasting peace’ for Ukraine, Harris tells Zelenskyy at Swiss summit

The US supports ‘a just and lasting peace’ for Ukraine, Harris tells Zelenskyy at Swiss summit

OBBÜRGEN, Switzerland (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris on Saturday pledged America’s full support in backing Ukraine and global efforts to achieve “a just and lasting peace” in the face of Russia’s invasion, representing the United States at an international gathering on the war and meeting with Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskyy to discuss his country’s vision...