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Federer commits to keep playing in Basel til 2019.

PARIS, Feb 22— Roger Federer may be 35 but he showed retirement is far from his mind by committing to play at the Swiss Indoors for another three years. The Basel native won his 18th Grand Slam title in an epic final against Rafael Nadal at...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Federer to keep playing in Basel until 2019.

Roger Federer may be 35 but he showed retirement is far from his mind by committing to play at the Swiss Indoors for another three years.

- The Daily Star - LB

As new Mosul offensive unfolds, sheltering IDPs back in focus.

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Iraq It is estimated that up to 250,000 people could be displaced. Almost 217,000 people have fled hostilities since 17 October, of whom around 160,000 are still displaced.This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson – to whom quoted text may be attributed – ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Syrian migrants are not always entitled to refugee status, says German court.

A court in the western German city of Münster has ruled that Syrian migrants are not immediately entitled to refugee status according to the Geneva Convention. The verdict followed an appeal by a 48-year-old Syrian man.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Everything you need to know about the latest Syria peace talks.

The lowdown on Geneva IV: From all the various opposition factions to Kurdish exclusion and the latest ideas on transition

- UN - INT

Qualcomm steps up its IoT game with processors designed to ease standard fragmentation.

Qualcomm's latest efforts highlight how the company is supporting multiple clouds, development platforms and standards. The goal: Be a Swiss Army chip for Internet of things deployments.

- ZDNet - UK

Participants in Geneva talks yet to be defined.

The United Nations and other parties to Syrian peace efforts lowered their expectations of a major breakthrough at UN-sponsored talks in Geneva, as U.S. policy on the Syrian crisis and its ties with Russia remains unclear.

- AzerNews - AZ

Italian, Swiss speak of their love for the language in Dhaka.

“I saw many people observing International Mother Language day in Italy, especially in Rome. Most of them were probably Bangladeshis. But, today I feel privileged to be in Bangladesh witnessing a historical event . I see people are brimming with emotion to pay respect to their language heroes,” Franca Lina, an ...

- BDNews24 - BD

Toyota just teased a new electric concept car ahead of the Geneva Motor Show.

ToyotaThe Geneva Motor Show is rapidly approaching and Toyota already gave us a glimpse of what it plans to show. Toyota released a teaser photo of a brand new electric vehicle concept, the i-TRIL concept, on Monday. Toyota said the concept is meant to showcase the automaker's research into "more engaging ...

- Business Insider - US

Wolseley to be flush with cash following Swiss sale.

Trade merchant Wolseley has agreed to sell a majority stake in Tobler, its Swiss plumbing subsidiary, to local competitor Walter Meier for SFr118m . The FTSE 250 firm will retain a 39 per cent stake in the Tobler and the transaction is subject to approval by Walter Meier's shareholders and Swiss authorities.

- City AM - UK

MGX Technology Nominated for Prestigious Katerva Award, the Nobel Prize of Sustainability.

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND / ACCESSWIRE / February 21, 2017 / Today, MGX Minerals Inc. announced that the nanoflotation technology, developed by David Bromley Engineering and licensed exclusively ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Afghanistan: An appeal for the safe and unconditional release of ICRC staff

News release | Kabul / Geneva – The International Committee of the Red Cross is calling for the safe and unconditional release of two staff members abducted when their convoy was ambushed on 8 February in Jawzjan province, an attack that resulted in the kill

- ICRC - INT

'Turkey is the biggest jail for journalists in the world'

Can Dündar is the former editor in chief of Turkey's Cumhuriyet newspaper. After being charged with espionage and surviving an assassination attempt in May 2016, he fled his country and now lives in exile in Germany. Dündar has become a symbol of the crackdown on the press in Turkey under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. ...

- France24 - FR

Swiss rents remain among world’s priciest... but it’s not all bad news

Rents in Geneva and Zurich are among the most expensive in the world, according to a study.

- The Local - INT

New Swiss scheme offers apprenticeships to asylum seekers

A centre for asylum seekers in the canton of Bern has launched a new programme to help train its residents for potential jobs in Switzerland.

- The Local - INT

Ten arrested over attack on pair at Winterthur mosque

Police in the canton of Zurich arrested ten people on Tuesday morning suspected of attacking two others at the An’Nur mosque in Winterthur because they tipped off a journalist about a controversial sermon given by the mosque’s imam.

- The Local - INT

Party like the Swiss at these eight spectacular carnivals

It’s carnival season in Switzerland, a chance to indulge and make merry before the coming of Lent.

- The Local - INT

UN cites flaws in Libya trial of Gadhafi's son, others

GENEVA " A United Nations report says the trial in Libya of over three dozen people including Moammar Gadhafi's son failed to meet international fair-trial standards.In the 60-page report released Tuesday, the U.N.'s mission...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

UN and others play down expectations for Geneva talks on Syria conflict

UN and others play down expectations for Geneva talks on Syria conflict...

- MENAFN - JO

40 groups call for prioritizing human rights in Syria talks

Some 40 human rights groups and other organizations say that U.N.-sponsored Syrian peace talks that will begin in Geneva this week should prioritize five key human rights issues during negotiations

- The Daily Star - LB

Nestle India plans to intensify health push

Nestle India is accelerating its efforts to be on the right of consumers who are swiftly shying away from junk food. From cutting sugar in its beverages to fortifying snacks such as Maggi, the Swiss food giant has embarked on an exercise to make its products healthier.

- Times Of India - IN

40 groups call for prioritizing human rights in Syria talks

BEIRUT — Some 40 human rights groups and other organizations say that U.N.-sponsored Syrian peace talks that will begin in Geneva this week...

- Townhall.com - US

The UN says Gaddafi son's trial was unfair and that he should be sent to the ICC

Thomson ReutersGENEVA - The trial of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, a son of the ousted Libyan leader sentenced to death in absentia, did not meet international standards and he should face murder charges at the International Criminal Court , the United Nations said on Tuesday. Since his father's toppling in 2011, Saif has been ...

- Business Insider - US

Gaddafi son's trial unfair, should be sent to ICC: U.N.

GENEVA - The trial of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, a son of the ousted Libyan leader sentenced to death in absentia, did not meet international standards and he should face murder charges at the International Criminal Court , the United Nations said on Tuesday.

- Reuters - US

UN alarmed over escalation in fighting in Damascus ahead of Geneva peace talks

The UN has expressed concern over the escalation in fighting around Damascus. Syria peace talks are due to resume with the UN's envoy Staffan de Mistura expressing 'chronic optimism.'

- Deutsche Welle - DE

ABMS University started joint study programs with Taras Shevchenko National University

ABMS OPEN UNIVERSITY OF SWITZERLAND is a registered trademark for Education in Switzerland under Nr. 690804 by the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property which belongs to the Federal Department of Justice and Police. Taras Shevchenko National University is a Public University established in 1834 one of the best ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Syria pounds rebels in pre-talks shelling

Syrian government forces Monday escalated their bombing campaign around Damascus, raining shells down on rebel territory and sending out a bloody message just days before renewed peace talks in Geneva.

- The Daily Star - LB

UN-backed Syria talks restart with rebels on back foot

U.N.-brokered Syria peace talks restart in Geneva Thursday after a 10-month hiatus that has seen the opposition weakened and political upheaval in the foreign powers shaping the conflict

- The Daily Star - LB

Sauber aim for return to midfield with new F1 car

Sauber presented their new Formula One car yesterday, celebrating the Swiss-based team's 25 years in the sport with golden lettering but little in the way of sponsorship branding on the blue and white machine. The anniversary car for a new era,' said Sauber, which was bought by Swiss investment firm Longbow Finance last ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Syria: Make Human Rights Priority of Geneva Talks

– Participants in the February 23, 2017, UN-sponsored Syria peace talks in Geneva should prioritize five key human rights issues during negotiations, 40 human rights and other organizations said today. The priorities are to end unlawful attacks, ensure aid access and safe passage for fleeing civilians, detainee rights, ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Europe still has concerns about privacy in Windows 10

Privacy fears abound with Windows 10, with individuals and privacy groups continually questioning the company's motives in gathering user data. The threat of a court case in Switzerland resulted in Microsoft making changes to Windows -- in addition to the privacy changes it had already made. But for European privacy ...

- BetaNews.Com - US

Congo must investigate credible reports of atrocities - UN's Zeid

GENEVA/KINSHASA - Democratic Republic of Congo must investigate credible reports of atrocities including summary executions by the armed forces, UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein said yesterday.

- Stabroek News - GY

Swat Valley back on its way to becoming 'the Switzerland of Pakistan'

Atop the piste of Malam Jabba in Pakistan's once dangerous Swat Valley skiers schuss downhill The post Swat Valley back on its way to becoming 'the Switzerland of Pakistan' appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

UN-backed Syria talks restart with rebels on the back foot

UN-brokered Syria peace talks restart in Geneva after a 10-month hiatus that has seen the opposition weakened and political upheaval in the foreign powers shaping the conflict.

- Zee News - IN

Microsoft Monday: Digital Geneva Convention Idea, Project Scorpio Update, Outlook.com Premium Launch

Microsoft Monday is a weekly column that focuses on updates in regards to the Redmond giant. This week, Microsoft Monday includes details about a Digital Geneva Convention idea, the new Smart Email Insights app, a Project Scorpio update and a new Outlook.com Premium service.

- Forbes.com - US

U.N.-backed Syria talks restart with rebels on back foot

UN-brokered Syria peace talks restart in Geneva after a 10-month hiatus that has seen the opposition weakened and political upheaval in the foreign powers shaping the conflict.Since April 2016, when ...

- The Hindu - IN

Syrian army pounds rebels in pre-talks shelling

Syrian government forces Monday escalated their bombing campaign around Damascus, raining shells down on rebel territory and sending out a "bloody message" just days before renewed peace talks in Geneva.

- The Daily Star - LB

Syrian army pounds rebels in pre-talks shelling

BEIRUT, Feb 21 — Syrian government forces yesterday escalated their bombing campaign around Damascus, raining shells down on rebel territory and sending out a bloody message' just days before renewed peace talks in Geneva. Representatives...

- The Malay Mail - MY

History made at World Ski Championships

History was made, sporting idols were spotted and an Austrian great ensured the World Ski Championships in Switzerland's famous resort St Moritz -- the home of skiing, glitz and glamor -- concluded in style.

- CNN Top Stories - US

UN rights chief calls for immediate halt to DRC killings

Source: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein urges the Government to take immediate steps to halt widespread human rights violations, including apparent summary executions, by the country's armed forces.GENEVA - UN High Commissioner for Human ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Syria army ramps up shelling near capital ahead of talks

Syrian government forces Monday escalated their bombing campaign around Damascus, raining shells down on rebel territory and sending out a "bloody message" just days before renewed peace talks in Geneva....

- Expatica - NL

Chinese state media lauds Swiss government's policy shift on Tibetan refugees

The Chinese state mouthpiece Global Times in an article published today lauded the Swiss government policy to change its position on immigration of Tibetan refugees. The policy cha

- Phayul.com - IN

Report: Swiss investigators uncover dubious payment to Beckenbauer

A German daily has reported that Swiss investigators have uncovered a dubious payment made by FIFA to Franz Beckenbauer. Swiss prosecutors confirmed last year that they had opened a probe into the football legend.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Russian FM: UN should invite 'Moscow group' of Syrian opposition to Geneva

Russia stated on unacceptability for the Moscow group of Syria's opposition not to be invited to the Geneva talks and has sent a signal to the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday.

- AzerNews - AZ

The head of an investment bank explains how Trump, Brexit, and the rest have changed trading

REUTERS/Toru HanaiThe world has changed pretty dramatically in the past 12 months. We've moved from an era of globalization to one of nationalism and populism. There has been a shift from fears of stagflation to one where inflation is the buzzword. Davos Man has lost the ascendancy, and now Joe Six Pack is in charge. We've ...

- Business Insider - US

Measuring entropy in the mobility of a single molecule

Zurich, Switzerland Feb 17, 2017 Chemical reactions, especially in biological systems, oftentimes involve macromolecules changing their shape - their "configuration" - for instance, by rotation or translational movements. To study what drives or impedes molecular mobility in more detail chemists and physicists turn to ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

Scientists say this is the fastest and most efficient way for robots to walk

LAUSANNE, Feb 20 — Fruit flies know how to put their best foot forward they use three at one time — and move the other three — it's called a tripod gait but is nature's way the best way for six legged robots? To address the question...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Reuters Video: Two legs good, three legs bad and one in the eye for bio-mimicry

'Ignore Mother Nature and put your foot down' is the advice from scientists in Switzerland researching the fastest and most efficient way for robots to walk. — Reuters

- The Malay Mail - MY

Sauber aim for return to midfield with new F1 car

LONDON, Feb 20 — Sauber presented their new Formula One car today, celebrating the Swiss-based team's 25 years in the sport with golden lettering but little in the way of sponsorship branding on the blue and white machine. The anniversary...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Trains cancelled after landslip on Vaud railway line

Regional trains between Lausanne and Cully in the canton of Vaud were cancelled on Monday morning after a landslip caused an anti-noise wall next to the railway line to fall down.

- The Local - INT

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