Switzerland

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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.

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)

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.

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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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Swiss Army Greenlights Islamic Headscarf for Female Soldiers

The Islamic headscarf is compatible with the Swiss army dress code, Federal Councilor Guy Parmelin has told local media, confirming reports that a hijab-wearing Muslim is enrolled in Switzerland’s school of recruits for the first time.

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Steve Bannon Triggers Socialist Protests in Switzerland

ZÜRICH — In Zürich for his first public appearance since leaving Breitbart News, Steve Bannon addressed a sold-out arena of more than 1,500 people on Tuesday evening as hundreds of demonstrators protested not far away. A brigade of 200 police

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Steve Bannon Rocks Switzerland with Message of Populist-Nationalism

ZÜRICH — Stephen K. Bannon took Zürich by storm Tuesday, addressing a sell-out crowd on the future of international populist nationalism, calling the movement “unstoppable” and “only at its beginning stages.” Citing recent examples from Italy, Poland, Hungary, Austria and France,