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Lausanne picked for 2020 Winter Youth Olympics

Lausanne, the Swiss city where the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is based, has been chosen to host the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics. Lausanne easily won a secret ballot of IOC members at a convention centre in downtown Kuala

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Several dead in Swiss shooting

Several people were killed in a shooting late on Saturday in a town in the Swiss canton of Aargau, local police said on Sunday. Officers responding to reports of shots found several bodies in and around a residential building in W

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Iran, world powers to hold nuclear talks on March 5

Senior officials from Iran and six powers negotiating with Tehran over its nuclear programme will hold more talks in Montreux, Switzerland on March 5, the European Union said on Friday. The talks between political directors will b

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Swiss city Lausanne eyes Middle East tourists

A tourism delegation from the Swiss city of Lausanne has signed cooperation agreements with travel agencies in the UAE following seminars it held in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Al Ain to highlight tourism in Switzerland. “We are in the p

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World’s first solar-powered plane arrives in Abu Dhabi

Solar Impulse 2 (Si2), the world’s first solar-powered plane able to fly day and night without a drop of fuel, arrived in Abu Dhabi by cargo plane from Switzerland. Si2’s crew of 80 technicians, engineers and a communication

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World’s first solar-powered plane arrives in Abu Dhabi

Solar Impulse 2 (Si2), the world’s first solar-powered plane able to fly day and night without a drop of fuel, arrived in Abu Dhabi by cargo plane from Switzerland. Si2’s crew of 80 technicians, engineers and a communication

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Swiss IT consultancy opens Mideast office

Switzerland-based Tinext, a global IT consultancy, is opening an office in the region to build technology solutions around Middle East processes and business needs, said the company CEO. “All businesses want to leverage tech

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Schumiacher out of coma, shifted to Swiss hospital

Seven times Formula One racing champion Michael Schumacher, who suffered severe head injuries in a ski accident last year, has come out of a coma and was transferred to a Swiss medical centre on Monday, officials said, but gave no details of his

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Solar Impulse makes historic first flight

Solar Impulse 2, the revolutionary single-seater solar aircraft today carried out its historic maiden flight out of the Payerne aerodrome in Switzerland. The aircraft with which creators Bertrand Piccard and André Borschber

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VFS opens Swiss visa centre in Bahrain

The Government of Switzerland and VFS Global introduced visa application services for Switzerland visas in Manama on 8 April 2014. The new initiative is aimed at offering enhanced services, facilities and benefits to Swiss visa ap

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