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#Switzerland

From TheJournal.ie Journalists from rival Syrian sides come close to blows in Geneva Press Pit

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.

From TheJournal.ie Rough start to Syria talks as both sides dig in but have yet to meet No Peace

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.

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny and 6 other Irish people are attending the World Economic Forum Davos

Enda Kenny and 6 other Irish people are attending the World Economic Forum

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin is among those attending the event.

From TheJournal.ie One Irish person used Swiss euthanasia clinic last year Right To Die

One Irish person used Swiss euthanasia clinic last year

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

From TheJournal.ie Two Swiss tourists murdered in Egypt Egypt

Two Swiss tourists murdered in Egypt

The couple were reported missing a week ago and have now been found dead in a villa.

From TheJournal.ie Irish skier dies in Swiss Alps avalanche Tragedy

Irish skier dies in Swiss Alps avalanche

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

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.

From The42 US ward Spurs off Klinsmann Comeback

US ward Spurs off Klinsmann

The German would be an expensive option to replace AVB.

From TheJournal.ie Some Swiss looking to replace national anthem Switzerland

Some Swiss looking to replace national anthem

The current anthem, Swiss Psalm, is “a mix between a weather report and a psalm”, say critics.

From TheJournal.ie Swiss vote against '1:12' cap on executive pay 1:12 Initiative

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.

From TheJournal.ie How Switzerland became the quiet rebel of Europe Economic Crisis

How Switzerland became the quiet rebel of Europe

No, seriously.

From TheJournal.ie Swiss vote on limiting top pay to 12 times that of lowest paid workers Inequality

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Should every citizen receive an unconditional basic income? Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie Switzerland is to vote on giving every citizen an unconditional income of €2,000 Cost Of Living

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Swiss police can't say if Irishman was stabbed accidentally or murdered Investigation

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.

From TheJournal.ie Switzerland's first sex drive-in opened this evening At The Drive-in

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?

From TheJournal.ie French police arrest member of infamous 'Pink Panther' jewel-theft gang France

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Handbag too expensive for you': Swiss shop clerk tells billionaire Oprah Racism

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 35 injured as two trains collide in Switzerland Train Crash

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.

From TheJournal.ie Holocaust survivors received €950m settlement from Swiss banks World War 2

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.

From TheJournal.ie 31 arrested as investigation into $50 million diamond heist continues Belgium

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Swiss woman gang-raped in central India India

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.

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.”

From TheJournal.ie Update: Three dead in Swiss factory shooting Switzerland

Update: Three dead in Swiss factory shooting

BREAKING: Police in Lucerne said that several people have been killed and more are injured at the Kronospan site.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think the global economic crisis is over? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the global economic crisis is over?

Most of those attending the World Economic Forum in Davos last week reckoned the four-year crisis is over, but what do you think?

From TheJournal.ie Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland has been through 'a hurricane' - Kenny speaks at World Economic Forum Davos

Ireland has been through 'a hurricane' - Kenny speaks at World Economic Forum

Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Enda Kenny stressed the need for job creation across Europe in order to tackle the economic crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Irish politics won't change until people demand accountability from leaders Politics

Column: Irish politics won't change until people demand accountability from leaders

A system of direct democracy would give people a more transparent form of government, writes Raymond Whitehead.

From TheJournal.ie Swiss court writes off family's 655-year-old debt to church Switzerland

Swiss court writes off family's 655-year-old debt to church

A local church had tried to get a family to abide by a centuries-old promise that a homeowner pay for lamp oil.

This is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Employed people get the Pat Kenny jitters; newspapers to save the interweb; Irish people want to be Swiss.

From TheJournal.ie Switzerland's oldest bank to close after helping Americans dodge tax Wegelin

Switzerland's oldest bank to close after helping Americans dodge tax

Wegelin was fined $57.6 million for helping citizens hide money from tax authorities – and will shut down once it’s paid.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie Gunman kills three in Swiss village Switzerland

Gunman kills three in Swiss village

A man armed with an assault rifle launched the attack in the village of Daillon in southern Switzerland late Wednesday.

From TheJournal.ie PICS: Beauty in abandoned villas in Europe Desolate This post contains images

PICS: Beauty in abandoned villas in Europe

Even as they crumble, these ruined stately homes still portray decadence in photographs of Thomas Jorion.

From TheJournal.ie Pic: How they celebrated New Year's Day 100 years ago Happy Snow Year This post contains videos

Pic: How they celebrated New Year's Day 100 years ago

Health and safety? Not a problem.

How to sing Jingle Bells while terrified by a speeding car Jingle Hell This post contains videos

How to sing Jingle Bells while terrified by a speeding car

New BMW ad challenges a capella group to harmonise while being thrown around a race track.

From The42 As it happened: Champions League, last 16 draw Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Champions League, last 16 draw

Europe’s giants discovered who they will face in the knockout stages this morning.