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Roche says new hemophilia drug cuts bleed rate by 87 percent

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Roche says new hemophilia drug cuts bleed rate by 87 percent

- ZURICH: Roche's investigational hemophilia drug emicizumab cut the bleed rate by 87 percent in patients who had developed resistance to standard treatment, compared with those who instead got bypassing agents, the Swiss company said on Monday. Roche is counting on emicizumab to wrest a share of the US$11 billion-a-year hemophilia drug market now dominated by traditional treatments from Novo Nordisk and Shire

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Swiss convict ex-banker in soccer corruption case

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Swiss convict ex-banker in soccer corruption case

- ZURICH: A former Swiss bank employee has been convicted for document forgery and failure to report suspected money laundering, prosecutors said on Friday, the first sentence in a Swiss criminal investigation surrounding FIFA, world soccer's governing body. "The payments unlawfully obtained by the bank employee as a result of these offences, which amounted to US$650,000, will be forfeited to the Swiss general treasury," Switzerland's Office of the Attorney General said in a statement

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Switzerland’s ultra-loose monetary policy remains ‘absolutely necessary’, says SNB President

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Switzerland’s ultra-loose monetary policy remains ‘absolutely necessary’, says SNB President

- The President of Switzerland's central bank has said that its ultra-loose monetary policy remains 'absolutely necessary' after it announced its commitment to keeping interest rates in negative territory on Thursday. At its quarterly policy update held in the Swiss capital Bern, the Swiss National Bank said that it would continue with its monetary policy expansion as part of continued efforts to tackle low inflation and negative output

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Richard Hammond requires surgery after horror crash in Switzerland

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Richard Hammond requires surgery after horror crash in Switzerland

- RICHARD Hammond will be having knee surgery on his knee after breaking his leg in a horror crash in Switzerland. The presenter, 47, could be flying back to the UK to have the op after narrowly cheating death. The TV stars were filming the new series of The Grand Tour when Hammond’s £2million electric supercar flipped and crashed before bursting into flames

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Small town in Switzerland bans tourists from taking photos because it's 'too beautiful'

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Small town in Switzerland bans tourists from taking photos because it's 'too beautiful'

- Tourism officials in a small village in Switzerland are forcing tourists to put down their cameras and observe the natural beauty in real life by "banning" photographs. What's more, if you're caught taking a sneaky snap in the town near St Moritz, you'll face a €5 (NZ$9) fine. Although it seems a little bizarre, the commune of Bergün/Bravuogn actually voted to bring in the new law on Monday

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Tags: Beauty |  Tourists |  Tourism |  Travel & Tourism | 
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Man fined $4,000 for 'liking' defamatory posts on Facebook

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Man fined $4,000 for 'liking' defamatory posts on Facebook

- By Charles Riley LONDON (CNNMoney) -- Be very careful what you "like" on Facebook. A court in Switzerland has convicted a man on several counts of defamation after he "liked" libelous comments on the social media platform. The court in Zurich found that the man indirectly endorsed and further distributed the comments by using the ubiquitous Facebook "like" button. The man, who was not named in the court's statement, "liked" several posts written by a third party that accused an animal rights activist of antisemitism, racism and fascism

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Tags: Defamation |  Laws |  Law Courts |  Judiciary | 
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Man fined $4,000 for ‘liking’ defamatory posts on Facebook

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Man fined $4,000 for ‘liking’ defamatory posts on Facebook

- LONDON — Be very careful what you “like” on Facebook. A court in Switzerland has convicted a man on several counts of defamation after he “liked” libelous comments on the social media platform. The court in Zurich found that the man indirectly endorsed and further distributed the comments by using the ubiquitous Facebook “like” button. The man, who was not named in the court’s statement, “liked” several posts written by a third party that accused an animal rights activist of antisemitism, racism and fascism

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Facebook user is found guilty of defamation for 'liking' posts

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Facebook user is found guilty of defamation for 'liking' posts

- Zurich: A Facebook user who 'liked' a post accusing another man of anti-Semitism and racism has been convicted of defamation in a landmark ruling. In the first case of its kind in Switzerland, the 45-year-old unnamed man from Zurich was found guilty after he pressed the 'like' button on several posts attacking Erwin Kessler, the president of an animal rights group

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Mongolia appoints Ambassadors to Switzerland, France, Japan, Canada, Germany and US

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Mongolia appoints Ambassadors to Switzerland, France, Japan, Canada, Germany and US

- The Parliament of Mongolia discussed and approved May 25 the appointment of heads of Mongolian diplomatic missions in 6 countries. President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj made a proposal on the appointment of six Ambassadors to Parliamentary Standing committee on Security and Foreign Policy which gave a nod, and transferred it to the Parliament. The candidates were - Purevsuren Lundeg to Switzerland, Battur Avirmed to France, Ganbat Damba to Germany, Tenger Gonchigzeveg to Japan, Otgonbayar Yondon to the US and Chimguundari Navaan-Yunden to Canada

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Ariana Grande puts Europe concerts on hold

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Ariana Grande puts Europe concerts on hold

- LONDON — Ariana Grande's management team says she has suspended her world tour through June 5 in the wake of the deadly bombing at her concert in Manchester, England. The 23-year-old pop star is on a European leg of her "Dangerous Woman Tour" and canceled shows scheduled for Thursday and Friday at the 02 Arena in London. The suspended tour means she also will miss a May 28 stop in Antwerp, Belgium, two concerts in Lodz, Poland, and shows in Frankfurt, Germany, and Zurich, Switzerland

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Tags: Concerts |  Music | 
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Why good athletes are good-looking, too

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Why good athletes are good-looking, too

- Good-looking athletes seem to have it all — fame, money and often plenty of admiring women. And there may be a good reason for it, a new study finds. It seems better-looking men also perform better athletically. In fact, good looks might be a “shortcut” signal so that women can choose the most physically fit mate, says Erik Postma, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Zurich in Switzerland

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Tags: Women | 
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Credit Suisse to add 1,200 jobs in Raleigh, North Carolina

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Credit Suisse to add 1,200 jobs in Raleigh, North Carolina

- ZURICH Credit Suisse plans to add around 1,200 jobs in North Carolina, partly by moving positions from New York City, the Swiss bank said on Tuesday, as it tries to cut costs following back-to-back annual losses. The jobs will be added "over the next few years" at its corporate center in Raleigh, Credit Suisse, Switzerland's second-biggest bank, said in a statement

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Soccer - Blatter did not speak to U.S. investigators, lawyer says - Football

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Soccer - Blatter did not speak to U.S. investigators, lawyer says - Football

- ZURICH (Reuters) - Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has not spoken to United States prosecutors in Switzerland, his U.S.-based lawyer told Reuters on Tuesday. Blatter told international news agency reporters last month that he had met lawyers from the U.S. Department of Justice in Zurich last October or November. Yet his lawyer Richard Cullen said that Blatter may have mistaken American lawyers who were conducting an internal investigation on behalf of FIFA for officials from the Department of Justice

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Places: United States |  Switzerland |  Malaysia | 

Kisner-Brown, Blixt-Smith head to Zurich Classic playoff

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Kisner-Brown, Blixt-Smith head to Zurich Classic playoff

- AVONDALE, La. — Kevin Kisner deprived the die-hard fans around the rain-soaked 18th hole from seeing a winner in the Zurich Classic's new team format as darkness fell Sunday night. Not that anyone other than Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith seemed to mind. Kisner chipped in for eagle from nearly 95 feet, lifting himself and teammate Scott Brown into a Monday playoff with Blixt and Smith

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Swiss Cabinet proposes yes-or-no vote on immigration curbs

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Swiss Cabinet proposes yes-or-no vote on immigration curbs

- ZURICH (REUTERS) - Swiss voters look set to decide for a second time whether to impose curbs on immigration from the European Union after the Cabinet proposed on Wednesday (April 26) allowing a straight yes-or-no referendum on an issue that still bedevils ties with the EU. In a 2014 referendum, voters narrowly backed upper limits and quotas to reduce immigration from the EU, amid concerns that foreigners who already make up a quarter of Switzerland's population were continuing to flood into the country

Places: Switzerland |  Europe |  Singapore | 

Real to take on Atletico in Champions League semi-final - Football

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Real to take on Atletico in Champions League semi-final - Football

- NYON, Switzerland (Reuters) - Eleven-times champions Real Madrid will take on neighbours Atletico Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals. The other semi-final will feature Monaco v Juventus. The draw made on Friday showed that Real and Monaco will play the first leg at home, on May 2-3. Real Madrid beat Atletico in the final in 2014 and 2016. (Writing by

Places: Switzerland |  Malaysia | 

Great fashion sense aside, check out how women couldn't keep their hands off Akothee

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Great fashion sense aside, check out how women couldn't keep their hands off Akothee

- Akothee stepped out in a short, tight, all black leather dress. - You would have expected men to throw themselves at her feet. - But no, it was the women. Check out what I mean. If anyone should be branded the mistress of all trades, it should be Akothee. Everyone else can be thrown in with the fake news. This internationally recognized lioness rocked fans in Zurich, Switzerland and brought her A game- including her fashion and ability to woo women

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Tags: Women | 
Places: Switzerland |  Kenya | 

FIFA hands 1,300-page corruption report to Swiss authorities - Football

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FIFA hands 1,300-page corruption report to Swiss authorities - Football

- ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA has completed a 22-month internal inquiry into allegations of high-level corruption and criminal misconduct that buffeted world football and handed its report to Swiss authorities, football's ruling body said on Friday. "FIFA will now return its focus to the game, for fans and players throughout the world," said FIFA President Gianni Infantino, elected last year to replace Sepp Blatter, who is under criminal investigation in Switzerland

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  • No Zika vaccine before 2020
    No Zika vaccine before 2020

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    WHO director Margaret Chan said the virus, linked to deformations in babies' heads and brains, remained "firmly entrenched" in large parts of the world. Although progress toward effective prevention has been made, with some drugs now in clinical trials, "a vaccine judged safe enough for use in women of childbearing age may not be fully licensed before 2020," Chan said. The Geneva-based agency declared in November that Zika was no

     

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  • The pros and cons of having kids in Switzerland
    The pros and cons of having kids in Switzerland

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    Pro: It’s a good place to give birth Swiss health insurance isn’t cheap, but it does fully cover the medical costs of giving birth – from check-ups and ultrasound scans during pregnancy to the mother and baby’s hospital stay, post-natal care and breastfeeding advice. You will not be liable for any part of the costs, as Swiss government information website ch.ch outlines. Just as well given that the bills can

     

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  • Switzerland votes on citizenship measure after anti-Muslim campaign
    Switzerland votes on citizenship measure after anti-Muslim campaign

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    Preliminary results pointed to the measure being approved, in what would be a defeat for the far right nationalist Swiss People's Party (SVP), which put issues of Islam and national identity at the centre of the debate. The government as well as most lawmakers and political parties supported the proposal that would allow the grandchildren of immigrants to skip several steps in the lengthy process of securing a Swiss passport.

     

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Entertainment & Arts

  • Ariana Grande puts Europe concerts on hold
    Ariana Grande puts Europe concerts on hold

    , bostonherald.com

    LONDON — Ariana Grande's management team says she has suspended her world tour through June 5 in the wake of the deadly bombing at her concert in Manchester, England. The 23-year-old pop star is on a European leg of her "Dangerous Woman Tour" and canceled shows scheduled for Thursday and Friday at the 02 Arena in London. The suspended tour means she also will miss a May 28 stop in Antwerp, Belgium, two concerts in Lodz, Poland, and shows in Frankfurt, Germany, and Zurich, Switzerland

     

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  • Vegan denied Swiss citizenship for her 'loud' views on animal rights
    Vegan denied Swiss citizenship for her 'loud' views on animal rights

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    Nancy Holten, a vegan, campaigns in the media on animal welfare issues Her remarks over cowbells and hunting annoyed locals, who denied her citizenship A vegan woman has twice had her application for Swiss citizenship rejected because annoyed locals object to her "loud" opinions about animal rights. Nancy Holten, 42, has lived in Switzerland for more than 30 years. There, applications for citizenship are determined by local governments -- sometimes

     

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  • Soccer - Blatter did not speak to U.S. investigators, lawyer says - Football
    Soccer - Blatter did not speak to U.S. investigators, lawyer says - Football

    , thestar.com.my

    ZURICH (Reuters) - Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has not spoken to United States prosecutors in Switzerland, his U.S.-based lawyer told Reuters on Tuesday. Blatter told international news agency reporters last month that he had met lawyers from the U.S. Department of Justice in Zurich last October or November. Yet his lawyer Richard Cullen said that Blatter may have mistaken American lawyers who were conducting an internal investigation on behalf of FIFA for officials from the Department of Justice

     

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Life & Style

  • Great fashion sense aside, check out how women couldn't keep their hands off Akothee
    Great fashion sense aside, check out how women couldn't keep their hands off Akothee

    , tuko.co.ke

    Akothee stepped out in a short, tight, all black leather dress. - You would have expected men to throw themselves at her feet. - But no, it was the women. Check out what I mean. If anyone should be branded the mistress of all trades, it should be Akothee. Everyone else can be thrown in with the fake news. This internationally recognized lioness rocked fans in Zurich, Switzerland and brought her A game- including her fashion and ability to woo women

     

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    Places: Switzerland |  Kenya | 

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