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UN Launches Inquiry Into Congo Atrocities.

The United Nations Human Rights Council launched an international investigation on Friday into killings and other atrocities in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The 47-member Geneva forum adopted by consensus a resolution brought by African countries which also called on the Kinshasa government to ...

- Voice of America - US

Reuters: Ukraine says 15 million euro Eurovision guarantee frozen in Geneva.

Ukraine's state broadcaster said authorities in Geneva had frozen 15 million euros given by Kyiv to the European Broadcasting Union as a guarantee for the successful hosting of the Eurovision Song Contest. The post Reuters: Ukraine says 15 million euro Eurovision guarantee frozen in Geneva appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Novartis breast cancer drug Kisqali wins European panel backing.

ZURICH - A European Medicines Agency panel recommended on Friday approving Novartis's Kisqali drug, bolstering the Swiss drugmaker's bid to challenge rival Pfizer's Ibrance against tough-to-treat breast cancer.

- Reuters - US

ABMS is the Best Modern University for 2017 - The Baltic Times.

ABMS Open University of Switzerland has won the annual global award "Star of the Year 2017", which came as a recognition of ABMS&rsquo......

- The Baltic Times - US

Archaeologists find 7,000-year-old human remains in Swiss city.

The remains of ancient villages dating back to 5,500BC have been discovered on a construction site in Sion in the Valais.

- The Local - INT

IN PICS: Switzerland’s largest arch bridge opens to traffic.

The largest arched bridge in Switzerland opened on Thursday after four years of construction work.

- The Local - INT

Parts of Switzerland experience hottest night EVER.

Last night in Switzerland was hotter than ever before in some places, according to meteorologists.

- The Local - INT

Man shoots wife dead in Swiss supermarket carpark.

A man shot his partner dead before turning the gun on himself near a supermarket in Ascona on Friday morning, police have said.

- The Local - INT

Luxembourg Fines Private Bank Rothschild 9 Million Euros.

Luxembourg watchdogs have fined the local arm of Swiss private bank Edmond de Rothschild nearly 9 million euros for failing to take proper safeguards against money-laundering, the authorities and the bank said on Thursday, cited by Reuters. A source familiar with the matter confirmed news reports that the case concerned its ...

- Novinite - BG

UN: Yemen cholera cases could pass 300,000 by September.

GENEVA, June 23 — A cholera outbreak in war-ravaged Yemen could infect more than 300,000 people by the end of August, up from nearly 193,000 cases today, the United Nations said today. Probably at the end of August we will reach 300,000'...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Stoke City chairman: Shaqiri is staying put.

­Stoke have no plans' to sell winger Xherdan Shaqiri in this transfer window, according to chairman Peter Coates. The 25-year-old Switzerland international has been linked with a move to Roma as a replacement for Liverpool-bound Mohamed Salah. Shaqiri has shown flashes of the ability that prompted the Potters to pay ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

How protons move through a fuel cell

As charge carriers, electrons and ions play the leading role in electrochemical energy storage devices and converters such as batteries and fuel cells. Proton conductivity is crucial for the latter; protons, i.e. positively charged hydrogen ions, are formed from hydrogen, which is used to power the fuel cell. Empa physicist ...

- ENN - US

Luxembourg fines private bank Rothschild €9m, source says

ZURICH, June 23 — Luxembourg watchdogs have fined the local arm of Swiss private bank Edmond de Rothschild for its handling of funds linked to scandal-hit Malaysian investment fund 1MDB, a source familiar with the matter said yesterday. The...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Millennials are about to benefit from 'one of the largest intergenerational wealth transfers in history'

ShutterstockMillennials matter. That's the thesis of a white paper out by UBS. According to the Swiss bank, Wall Street is at the precipice of a massive transfer of wealth, the likes of which has never been seen. Older millennials are approaching "peak income" age and Baby Boomers, the generation born following WWII, are ...

- Business Insider - US

Why Swiss cheese has those mysterious holes — as explained by a cheese expert

Why does Swiss cheese look like that? What's with all the holes? It turns out, those holes are key in making cheese Swiss! Dr. Michael Tunick, author of "The Science of Cheese," explains what goes into these bubbles. Following is a transcript of the video. Swiss cheese, those types of cheeses, have holes in them which are ...

- Business Insider - US

Zur Rose online pharmacy plans IPO to fund German expansion

Swiss group aims to raise SFr230m as it targets growth on back of drugs market liberalisation

- Financial Times - US

Influential French Auteur Jean-Marie Straub to Receive Locarno Lifetime Achievement Award

ROME , French auteur Jean-Marie Straub, who with his late wife Danièle Huillet formed one of cinema's most intense, innovative and influential collaborations in modern cinema, will be honored by the Locarno Film Festival with its Pardo d'onore Manor lifetime achievement award. Born in Metz in 1933, and currently a ...

- Variety - US

Stripe refocuses European effort with 6 new markets and expanded payments platform

Stripe has announced a handful of tidbits that underscore the fast-growing fintech startup's aspirations in Europe. Thus far, Stripe has only been fully available to businesses in the U.K., Ireland, Denmark, France, Spain, Norway, Finland, and Sweden. But as of this week, another six markets have been added to the mix: ...

- VentureBeat - US

Private bank Rothschild fined in 1MDB case - source

ZURICH - Luxembourg watchdogs have fined the local arm of Swiss private bank Edmond de Rothschild for its handling of funds linked to scandal-hit Malaysian investment fund 1MDB, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday. The authorities and the bank confirmed Edmond de Rothschild had been fined nearly 9 million ...

- Sify - IN

World Drug Report 2017: 29.5 million people globally suffer from drug use disorders

/New York/Geneva , June 22 : In 2015 about a quarter of a billion people used drugs. Of these, around 29.5 million people - or 0.6 per cent of the global adult population - were engaged in problematic use and suffered from drug use disorders, including dependence.Opioids were the most harmful drug type and accounted for 70 ...

- Sify - IN

UN blames warring sides for Yemen's 'man-made' cholera 'catastrophe'

GENEVA, June 22 — UN humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien described the cholera outbreak in Yemen, which is fast approaching 300,000 cases, as a man-made catastrophe' caused by the warring sides in the country's civil war and their...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Novartis heart drug success opens up new care option

ZURICH/LONDON - A Novartis anti-inflammatory drug cut cardiovascular risk for heart attack survivors in a pivotal trial, potentially changing ideas about treatment.

- Reuters - US

U.N. blames warring sides for Yemen's 'man-made' cholera 'catastrophe'

GENEVA - U.N. humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien described the cholera outbreak in Yemen, which is fast approaching 300,000 cases, as a "man-made catastrophe" caused by the warring sides in the country's civil war and their international backers.

- Reuters - US

Swiss court convicts driver for killing suicidal woman who lay on motorway

A driver who fatally ran over a woman who had lain down on a motorway with the intention of committing suicide has been convicted of negligent homicide.

- The Local - INT

Swimmers warned after aggressive beaver attacks two in Swiss river

The authorities in the northern Swiss city of Schaffhausen are warning the public from swimming in a popular bathing spot on the river Rhine after two members of the public were bitten by a beaver.

- The Local - INT

Switzerland looks to tighten anti-terror laws

The Swiss federal government has launched a period of consultation on proposed new legislation that would toughen penalties for terrorists and those supporting terror organizations.

- The Local - INT

Luxembourg fines private bank Rothschild 9 million euros

Luxembourg watchdogs have fined the local arm of Swiss private bank Edmond de Rothschild nearly 9 million euros for failing to take proper safeguards against money-laundering, the authorities and the bank said on Thursday, cited by Reuters. A source familiar with the matter confirmed news reports that the case concerned its ...

- Novinite - BG

Transportation Noise Increases Risk for Cardiovascular Diseases and Diabetes

How transportation noise affects the health of people remains in many aspects unexplained. Since 2014, an interdisciplinary Swiss consortium has been studying the short- and long-term effects of transportation noise for the population in Switzerland in the frame of the SiRENE study of the Swiss National Science Foundation ...

- ENN - US

Fast Europe Open: Switzerland trade, eurozone consumer confidence

- Financial Times - US

Surprise win for anti-inflammatory heart drug boosts Novartis

ZURICH/LONDON - A Novartis drug designed to reduce inflammation has shown surprising efficacy in cutting cardiovascular risk for people who had survived a heart attack, potentially changing ideas about treatment and boosting the company's shares.

- Reuters - US

Kia Unveils New Small SUV in Europe

Kia unveiled its new small SUV at a press event in Amsterdam on Tuesday. The Stonic is based on the concept Provo showcased at the Geneva Motor Show in 2013 and will be released in three models in Europe.Kia chose Europe as the venue to premiere the Stonic as small SUVs are especially popular there....

- The Chosun Ilbo - KR

EU takes over leadership of 'Call to Action on Protection from Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies'

Source: European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Country: World During its one-year leadership, the EU will focus on strengthening awareness and implementation of the Call to Action by the humanitarian community, in particular at field level.Today the European ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Baloch activist demands UN intervention to stop Pak atrocities in Balochistan

, June 21 : Baloch Republican Party activist Abdul Nawaz Bugti on Wednesday called on the United Nations Economic and Social Commission to raise concerns about the China Pakistan Economic Corridor projects that have been causing 'political instability' in Pakistan's Balochistan area.Addressing the 35th session of the United ...

- Sify - IN

Apparel brands roll out pre-GST discounts

It is raining discounts at apparel and accessories stores as the Goods and Services Tax draws near. Retailers across Bengaluru have announced price cuts on branded clothes and accessories as they prepare for the new tax regime to kick in on July 1.Retailers for brands such as Raymond, Allen Solly, Levi's, Arrow and ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Cheka keen on world belt

Tanzania's boxing sensation Francis Cheka says his fight this weekend in Geneva, Switzerland is the biggest of his professional career.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Heatwave scorches Europe, from London to Siberia

EUROPE sizzled in a continent-wide heatwave on Wednesday, with London bracing for Britain’s hottest June day since 1976 as Portugal battled to stamp out deadly forest fires. More than 1,000 firefighters were still fighting to control the flames that broke out in central Portugal at the weekend, killing 64 people. ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Egyptologists Examine 'Sensational' Discovery

Think losing a toe in ancient Egypt meant you'd be forever without one? Not so, at least in one case. Egyptologists from Switzerland's University of Basel have since 2015 been studying what a press release calls an "ancient Egyptian elite cemetery" near Luxor, and one of its finds was small...

- Newser - US

Here's what could happen to your savings if you get divorced

Anyone who has been through a divorce knows it can be pricey experience. And statistics released today appear to prove it, with divorcees more than twice as likely to be left with no savings or investments. Figures compiled by the Office for National Statistics  revealed 32 per cent of divorcees have no savings or ...

- City AM - UK

Heatwave puts June on course to be among hottest on record in Switzerland

As Switzerland sweats under a heatwave this week, meteorologists have said the month of June is likely to be among the second or third hottest ever recorded – though it won’t quite beat 2003’s record.

- The Local - INT

Man arrested in Geneva suspected of being recruiter for terror groups

The Swiss public prosecutor has confirmed that the man arrested in Geneva last week is being held on suspicion of supporting terror groups, according to news reports.

- The Local - INT

A petrolhead's guide to driving Swiss mountain roads

The Local recently asked its readers why they love living in Switzerland. My answer? Because it's paradise for petrolheads, writes contributor Ross Bennie.

- The Local - INT

Swiss to allow genetic testing of in-vitro embryos from September

The testing of in-vitro embryos for serious hereditary conditions will finally be allowed in Switzerland from September 1st.

- The Local - INT

South Sudan is no longer in famine, but conditions are still critical

Thomson ReutersJUBA/GENEVA - South Sudan is no longer classified as being in famine, although 45,000 people in Jonglei and Unity states are expected to remain in famine-like conditions and the situation is still very critical, a U.N.-backed food security report said on Wednesday. An estimated 6 million people, half the ...

- Business Insider - US

U.S. ousted by China and Switzerland in supercomputer rankings

The U.S. may need a more powerful supercomputer. Two Chinese supercomputers and an upgraded supercomputer in Switzerland rank ahead of the U.S. in a biannual list of top supercomputers released Monday by the TOP500 organization, which tracks supercomputer speeds. It is only the second time that the U.S. absent from the top ...

- VentureBeat - US

Fifa clear Man United, target Juve over Pogba deal

LAUSANNE, June 21 — Fifa have cleared Manchester United but opened disciplinary proceedings against Juventus over Paul Pogba's world record transfer, football's governing body announced today. The France midfielder returned to United in a...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Overseas NGOs register with Shanghai police

TWENTY-ONE more Shanghai representative offices of overseas NGOs have got registration certificates from Shanghai Public Security Bureau, police said today. The NGOs come from the United States, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates and Hong Kong. They have joined ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Returning Nigerian refugees could create new crisis as rainy season starts: UNHCR

GENEVA - Nigerian refugees who fled Islamist militants are returning from Cameroon into a country that is still not equipped to support them, and they risk creating a new humanitarian crisis, the head of the U.N. refugee agency, Filippo Grandi, said on Wednesday.

- Reuters - US

WHO says child from Raqqa among 15 new polio cases in Syria

GENEVA - Fifteen new cases of polio have been confirmed in Syria, including a child who may have caught the disease in Raqqa, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.

- Reuters - US

Novartis eye drug works with fewer injections than rival

ZURICH - A Novartis drug to treat a leading cause of vision loss in people over 65 does not need to be injected as frequently as a rival medicine from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals to be effective, clinical trials showed on Tuesday.

- Reuters - US

Two Peruvian Women Finalists in Int'l Startup Competition

The Peruvian women took 2nd and 3rd place at the NextGen Women Entrepreneurs Week competition held in Zurich, Switzerland.

- Peruthisweek - PE

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