Switzerland

Foreigners Make Up 80 Percent of Swiss Prison Inmates

The number of prisoners in Switzerland has soared in the last 30 years with foreigners now accounting for 80 per cent of the prison population, according to the Swiss Federal Statistical Office.

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Davos Men Gather Under a Cloud as Globalism in Retreat Worldwide

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) – As the world’s financial and political elites convene here in the Swiss Alps for the World Economic Forum, their vision of ever-closer commercial and political ties is under attack – and the economic outlook is darkening.

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Kuwaiti Sheikh Steps Aside from IOC After Forgery Charge

KUWAIT CITY – World sport powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah said he was “temporarily” stepping aside from his International Olympic Committee duties on Monday after he was charged with forgery in Switzerland.

Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah President of ANOC during the 69th ANOC Executive Council Meeting at ANOC headquarters on April 4, 2016 in Lausanne, Switzerland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Swiss Region Votes Overwhelmingly for Burqa Ban

Geneva (AFP) — A second Swiss canton will introduce a regional “burqa ban”, after voters in St. Gallen overwhelmingly voted Sunday to prohibit all face-covering garments in public spaces.

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DeVos Wants U.S. to Adopt European Education Policies

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says switching to the type of education and workforce development policies embraced by countries such as Switzerland, the Netherlands, and the U.K. would “help catch us up” to students in other countries.

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