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Morocco fishing for Piranha?

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A high-ranking Swiss delegation visited Morocco earlier this month. Its members, led by Guy Parmelin, the equivalent of the Swiss Minister of the Economy,...

Data breach at ICRC

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A data breach at the International Council of the Red Cross (ICRC) could have serious implications for humanitarian aid according to the United States...

Liberian rebel sentenced in Switzerland for war crimes, cannibalism

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A Liberian rebel commander was sentenced in Switzerland to 20 years in jail on Friday for rape, killings and an act of cannibalism, in...

Parachutist makes world’s first jump from solar-powered plane

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A parachutist completed the world’s first jump from a solar-powered aircraft on Tuesday after the plane soared to a height of 1 520 metres...

Swiss government to mediate Cameroon peace talks

Switzerland agreed to mediate talks between Cameroonian authorities and separatists in a bid to end escalating violence in the country’s Anglophone regions, the Swiss...

Swiss set to ease arms export rules despite Syria grenades report

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Switzerland looks set to loosen arms export rules to allow sales to countries embroiled in civil wars despite a newspaper report that...

Nigeria and Switzerland sign agreement to return stolen goods

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Nigeria and Switzerland signed a memorandum of understanding paving the way for the return of illegally acquired assets. Switzerland said in December it...

Swiss sanctions for Kabila allies

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Switzerland imposed sanctions including asset freezes and travel bans on 14 allies of Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila amid a...

Switzerland will return Nigerian assets

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Switzerland will return around $321 million in assets seized from the family of former military ruler Sani Abacha to Nigeria via a...

Switzerland demands release of Swiss woman abducted in Sudan

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Switzerland on Sunday called for the quick release of a Swiss woman reported abducted in Sudan's troubled Darfur region where rebels have...

Possible Swiss probe of ex-Gambia minister for crimes against humanity

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The man who served as interior minister under ousted Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh could face charges of crimes against humanity, Swiss authorities...

Former Gambian minister detained in Switzerland

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Swiss police detained former Gambian Interior Minister Ousman Sonko near the Swiss capital of Berne on Thursday, newspaper Berner Zeitung said on...

ISS: Swiss battle to return Africa’s stolen loot

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It irritates Valentin Zellweger that ‘no longer than six minutes into any James Bond movie, a sleazy Swiss banker still appears.' He's probably...

Denmark world’s happiest country, Burundi least: new report shows

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Denmark overtook Switzerland as the world's happiest place, according to a report on Wednesday that urged nations regardless of wealth to tackle...

Switzerland, Nigeria sign agreement on $300 million confiscated from Abacha family

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Nigeria and Switzerland have signed an agreement that paves the way for the return of more than $300 million confiscated from the...

Switzerland and Nigeria discuss return of $300 million stolen by Abacha

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Authorities in Switzerland are in talks to arrange the return to Nigeria of $300 million confiscated from the family of its former...

No Gripen for Switzerland, but Czech Republic confirms continued support

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A decision by the Swiss Parliament to acquire 22 Gripen E has been overturned by a referendum on the funding law for...

Saab comments on Swedish government’s investments in Gripen

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Defence and security company Saab welcomes the Swedish government's announcement that it has reached an agreement with Switzerland about the procurement of the next-generation...

Switzerland exported US$973.5 million of arms last year

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Switzerland exported 873 million Swiss francs (US$973.5 million) worth of military equipment last year, up 36% over the previous year, according to...

Swiss say trying to release dictators’ stashed loot

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Switzerland is trying to help the new authorities of Tunisia, Egypt and Libya recover 770 million Swiss francs (US$850 million) in frozen...

Swiss man leaves Libya after two-year diplomatic row

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Swiss businessman Max Goeldi flew home yesterday after nearly two years stranded in Libya, drawing a line under a diplomatic row that...

Libyan embargo could shutter own projects: analysts

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Libya's embargo on Switzerland could end up shuttering its own major offshore and refining projects involving companies that have relocated to the...

EU agrees to press Libyans, Swiss over visa row

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European Union foreign ministers agreed yesterday to push Switzerland and Libya to resolve a row threatening EU energy interests after Libya barred...

Libya’s row with West reflects Gaddafi inner circle: analysis

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The crisis in relations between Libya and its Western partners is an expression of Muammar Gaddafi's inner circle: a family he protects...

UN Assembly chief barred from Europe travel: Libya

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The Libyan president of the UN General Assembly is among more than 180 people banned from travelling to Europe due to a...

Libya slaps embargo on Swiss, demands US apology

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Libya slapped a trade embargo on Switzerland yesterday and demanded an apology for caustic US comments about Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's call...

Cooperation with Libya on migrants at risk: Italy

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Italy said yesterday Libya may renege on a deal to control the flow of illegal immigrants because of a visa spat with...

Gaddafi urges jihad action against Switzerland

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Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi called for a "jihad" or armed struggle against Switzerland, saying it was an infidel state that was destroying...

Libya row sparks debate on European border controls

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A travel row between Libya and Switzerland has ignited a debate in Europe over how Schengen member states determine who can enter...

EU “deplores” Libya visa move

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The European Union said yesterday it deplored a decision by Libya to stop issuing entry visas to the 25 European nations in...

Libya suspends issuing visas to Europeans

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Libya has stopped issuing entry visas to citizens of most European countries, officials said yesterday, in an apparent escalation of its diplomatic...

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