Switzerland

Swiss Hold Referendum on EU Attempt to Restrict Traditional Gun Rights

GENEVA (AP) – Swiss voters are casting ballots in a referendum to decide whether to enact new restrictions on guns and line up with Switzerland’s partners in the European visa-free travel zone who have already tightened gun rules following extremist attacks in Europe.

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Notorious Islamic Hate Preacher Deported From Switzerland

The imam of the infamous An’Nur mosque in the Swiss city of Winterthur has been deported from the country after Somalia recognized him as a citizen and agreed to take him back. The imam, who was sentenced to an 18

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Switzerland: Over 80 Percent of Somali Migrants on Welfare

According to newly released data, several migrant groups of different national origins in Switzerland have welfare dependency rates well above 50 per cent, with over 80 per cent of Somalis in the country taking state handouts.

African migrants, who arrived the day before after fleeing Libya on March 28, 2011 rest near the port on the Italian tiny island of Linosa. Three boats laden with hundreds of African migrants, mostly Eritreans, Ethiopians and Somalians, fleeing Libya arrived in Italy, the first such vessels to reach Europe …

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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