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Swiss road agency bans new Porsche Cayenne registrations

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Swiss road agency bans new Porsche Cayenne registrations

- ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland's road agency on Friday imposed a preliminary ban on new registrations of Porsche Cayenne cars equipped with manipulated diesel engine management software. The preliminary ban, imposed on Cayenne cars with three-litre diesel motors of emissions standard euro 6, does not affect cars already registered in Switzerland, the agency said. Sports car maker Porsche AG is owned by Volkswagen (), which in 2015 admitted to systematic manipulation of engine management software to cheat emissions tests
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Swiss road agency bans new Porsche Cayenne registrations

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Swiss road agency bans new Porsche Cayenne registrations

- ZURICH: Switzerland's road agency on Friday imposed a preliminary ban on new registrations of Porsche Cayenne cars equipped with manipulated diesel engine management software. The preliminary ban, imposed on Cayenne cars with three-litre diesel motors of emissions standard euro 6, does not affect cars already registered in Switzerland, the agency said. Sports car maker Porsche AG is owned by Volkswagen , which in 2015 admitted to systematic manipulation of engine management software to cheat emissions tests
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Insect burgers made from mashed up crickets, grasshoppers and BEETLE LARVAE set to hit supermarket shelves

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Insect burgers made from mashed up crickets, grasshoppers and BEETLE LARVAE set to hit supermarket shelves

- SWITZERLAND will become the first country in Europe to allow human food made from INSECTS to be sold at a supermarket. Next week shoppers will be able to pick up an insect burger and insect balls from select Coop stores as the protein-rich mealworm goes on sale. Made by start-up firm Essento, the creepy-crawly tasters will be available in branches in Geneva, Bern and Zurich by August 21
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Swiss soccer fan jailed for fireworks offence at game

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Swiss soccer fan jailed for fireworks offence at game

- ZURICH: A 24-year-old Swiss soccer fan was handed a prison term on Wednesday for setting off fireworks at a game which damaged another supporter's hearing. The man from Herisau in eastern Switzerland, a supporter of FC St. Gallen, must serve at least 18 months of a 36-month sentence and pay a fine of 9,700 Swiss francs (7,750 pounds), according to the Swiss Criminal Court ruling
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Clariant, Huntsman investor backs merger, fears fight is a distraction

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Clariant, Huntsman investor backs merger, fears fight is a distraction

- ZURICH: A big investor in Clariant and Huntsman backs the chemical companies' planned US$20 billion merger, saying it would unlock synergies and lift profits more than any alternative from activists seeking to derail the deal. Alex Roepers, whose Atlantic Investment Management is the 13th-largest investor in U.S.-based Huntsman and 20th-biggest owner of Switzerland's Clariant, fears the merger fight spearheaded by White Tale Holdings is "distracting management"
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World’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge opens in Switzerland

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World’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge opens in Switzerland

- Spanning an awesome 1621 feet and rising as high as 279 feet, the newly opened Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge in Switzerland has broken the record for the world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge, according to Zermatt Tourism. The bridge offers hikers views of the Matterhorn, Weisshorn and Bernese Alps. “How often do you get the chance to cross a real world record suspension bridge?” said Daniel Luggen, director of Zermatt Tourism, at the bridge’s inauguration on July 29
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Swiss banks paid $1 billion in negative interest rates in first half

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Swiss banks paid $1 billion in negative interest rates in first half

- ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss banks paid 970 million Swiss francs ($1 billion) in negative interest rate charges in the first six months of 2017, according to central bank data, up 40 percent year-on-year as clients continue to hoard cash. The Swiss National Bank (SNB) is charging a 0.75 percent fee on large deposits at the central bank, a cornerstone of its monetary policy since January 2015 which is aimed at weakening Switzerland's currency
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Farah pushes back track finish to Zurich, say organisers

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Farah pushes back track finish to Zurich, say organisers

- LAUSANNE: Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah will delay his impending track retirement by a few days to compete at the Zurich Diamond League final, organisers said on Friday (Jul 28). The British five-time world champion had originally been due to bow out at home in London after next month's world championships from Aug 4-13. He then agreed to run the 3,000-metres at the Birmingham Diamond League event on August 20 but Zurich organisers say he will now also compete in Switzerland on August 24
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Suspect arrested in Switzerland chainsaw attack

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Suspect arrested in Switzerland chainsaw attack

- (CNN)The suspect in a chainsaw attack that left two people injured Monday has been arrested, police in northern Switzerland said Tuesday. Police identified the suspect Monday as 51-year-old Franz Wrousis, a Swiss national with no fixed address who lives in a forest. The Schaffhausen police department announced the arrest on its website Tuesday night. More information will be provided at a news conference Wednesday morning, the statement said
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Suspect arrested in Switzerland chainsaw attack

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Suspect arrested in Switzerland chainsaw attack

- The suspect in a chainsaw attack that left two people injured Monday has been arrested, police in northern Switzerland said Tuesday. Police identified the suspect Monday as 51-year-old Franz Wrousis, a Swiss national with no fixed address who lives in a forest. The Schaffhausen police department announced the arrest on its website Tuesday night. More information will be provided at a news conference Wednesday morning, the statement said
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Chainsaw attack suspect arrested in Switzerland

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Chainsaw attack suspect arrested in Switzerland

- BERLIN — The suspect in a chainsaw attack on a health insurer’s office in Switzerland that left five people wounded was caught on Tuesday after more than a day on the run, police said. Franz Wrousis was arrested in Thalwil, some 45 kilometres from the scene of Monday morning’s attack in Schaffhausen, police said. The lakeside town is in Zurich canton (state), Schaffhausen’s southern neighbour
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Bodies buried after being missing in Swiss Alps for 75 years

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Bodies buried after being missing in Swiss Alps for 75 years

- Berlin: A Swiss couple whose bodies were found on an Alpine glacier after they went missing for nearly 75 years has been buried in Switzerland. Swiss broadcaster SRF said the funeral of Marcelin Dumoulin and his wife, Francine, took place on Saturday in a church in Saviese in southwestern Switzerland. They were 40 and 37 when they disappeared on August 15, 1942
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Chainsaw attacker at large in Switzerland after 5 injured

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Chainsaw attacker at large in Switzerland after 5 injured

- CHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland — Police are conducting a manhunt for a chainsaw-wielding attacker who injured five people, including at least one seriously, in northern Switzerland. Police have said they do not believe Monday’s attack in the historic town of Schaffhausen is terrorism related, but warned the public that the man at large is “dangerous.” Shauffhausen public prosecutor Peter Sticher said the attacker had been identified as 51-year-old Franz Wrousis, a Swiss national with no fixed address who lives in a forest
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Multiple people injured in chainsaw attack in Switzerland

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Multiple people injured in chainsaw attack in Switzerland

- Several people were injured Monday in an attack in the Swiss town of Schaffhausen. Schaffhausen, — Swiss police say five people have been hospitalized, two of them with serious injuries, following an apparent chainsaw attack in the northern city of Schaffhausen. Authorities are searching for a man who is on the run. Police spokeswoman Cindy Beer told SRF television that police were alerted at 10
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Man with chainsaw injures several in Switzerland

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Man with chainsaw injures several in Switzerland

- BERLIN (AP) — Police say that a man who wounded several people in the northern city of Schaffhausen was armed with a chainsaw. Speaking shortly after the Monday morning attack, they say they've issued a description of the man, who is on the run. They say five people were taken to hospitals, two with serious injuries, following the attack on Monday morning
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Multiple people injured in attack in Switzerland

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Multiple people injured in attack in Switzerland

- Several people were injured Monday in an attack in the Swiss town of Schaffhausen. Schaffhausen, — Swiss police say five people have been hospitalized, two of them with serious injuries, following an apparent attack in the northern city of Schaffhausen. Authorities are searching for a man. Police spokeswoman Cindy Beer told SRF television that police were alerted at 10.39 a.m. Monday (0839 GMT) to the incident
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Multiple people injured in attack in Switzerland

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Multiple people injured in attack in Switzerland

- Several people were injured Monday in an attack in the Swiss town of Schaffhausen. Schaffhausen, — Swiss police say five people have been hospitalized, two of them with serious injuries, following an apparent attack in the northern city of Schaffhausen. Authorities are searching for a man. Police spokeswoman Cindy Beer told SRF television that police were alerted at 10.39 a.m. Monday (0839 GMT) to the incident
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  • Swiss road agency bans new Porsche Cayenne registrations
    Swiss road agency bans new Porsche Cayenne registrations

    , reuters.com

    ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland's road agency on Friday imposed a preliminary ban on new registrations of Porsche Cayenne cars equipped with manipulated diesel engine management software. The preliminary ban, imposed on Cayenne cars with three-litre diesel motors of emissions standard euro 6, does not affect cars already registered in Switzerland, the agency said. Sports car maker Porsche AG is owned by Volkswagen (), which in 2015 admitted to systematic manipulation of engine management software to cheat emissions tests
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Politics & Government

  • Swiss government’s tax reform plan crushed by voters
    Swiss government’s tax reform plan crushed by voters

    , thelocal.ch

    Only four out of 26 cantons said yes to the proposal, while 59.1 percent of voters – 1.4 million people – opposed the plan. The government’s plan aimed to bring in line tax rates for domestic and multinational firms, addressing criticisms of its current corporate tax system from the European Union. The internationally-accepted reform would strengthen the country’s competitiveness and attractiveness to foreign firms, argued backers. But the voting public
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Sports

  • FIFA bans Mexico soccer coach for six games for insulting language
    FIFA bans Mexico soccer coach for six games for insulting language

    , channelnewsasia.com

    ZURICH: FIFA said on Friday it was suspending Mexico's soccer coach Juan Carlos Osorio for six games, saying he directed insulting words at match officials during a game against Portugal. FIFA said Osorio also displayed an aggressive attitude towards officials in the Confederations Cup third place play-off, which Mexico lost 2:1 on July 2. In addition to the ban, which is effective immediately, Osorio was warned about his conduct and fined 5,000 Swiss francs (4,021
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Business

  • Clariant, Huntsman investor backs merger, fears fight is a distraction
    Clariant, Huntsman investor backs merger, fears fight is a distraction

    , channelnewsasia.com

    ZURICH: A big investor in Clariant and Huntsman backs the chemical companies' planned US$20 billion merger, saying it would unlock synergies and lift profits more than any alternative from activists seeking to derail the deal. Alex Roepers, whose Atlantic Investment Management is the 13th-largest investor in U.S.-based Huntsman and 20th-biggest owner of Switzerland's Clariant, fears the merger fight spearheaded by White Tale Holdings is "distracting management"
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Technology

  • Ransomware attack hits Europe, India
    Ransomware attack hits Europe, India

    , gulfnews.com

    Zurich: Ransomware known as Petya seems to have re-emerged to affect computer systems across Europe, causing issues primarily in Ukraine, Russia, England and India, a Swiss government information technology agency said on Tuesday. Several multinational companies said Tuesday they were targeted in an international cyberattack which started in Russia and Ukraine before spreading to western Europe. Danish sea transport company Maersk, British advertising giant WPP and the French industrial group Saint-Gobain all said they came under attack and put protection protocols in place to avoid data loss
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Health

  • Cost of kidney dialysis poses ethical dilemma in sub-Saharan Africa
    Cost of kidney dialysis poses ethical dilemma in sub-Saharan Africa

    , the-star.co.ke

    Up to one-fourth of adults in sub-Saharan Africa suffer from chronic kidney disease and only a small fraction ever reach a dialysis treatment center, a new study finds. Of those who did begin dialysis, most quit, usually within two weeks, because they could not afford to continue, and 88 per cent died, the research found. Quitting dialysis almost always proved fatal. “Among those who do manage to scrape together enough money to begin dialysis, the majority cannot afford to continue to pay for dialysis and die within weeks of starting, very likely after having depleted their family’s resources,” senior author Dr Valerie Luyckx of the University of Zurich, Switzerland said in an email
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Family & Parenting

  • Female pelvis adjusts for childbearing years
    Female pelvis adjusts for childbearing years

    , sciencedaily.com

    A team of researchers led by Marcia Ponce de León at the Anthropological Institute of the University of Zurich has gained new insights. Using computed tomographic data, they tracked pelvic development from birth to old age and found that until puberty, male and female pelves are similar in width. With the onset of puberty, the male pelvis remains on the same developmental trajectory, while the female pelvis develops in an
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Society & Culture

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

    , thestar.com.my

    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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Religion & Spirituality

  • Muslim Girls In Switzerland Will Have To Swim With Boys, European Court Rejects Exemption On Religious Grounds
    Muslim Girls In Switzerland Will Have To Swim With Boys, European Court Rejects Exemption On Religious Grounds

    , inquisitr.com

    The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg, France, dismissed a case filed by the parents of two Muslim girls in which the family asked that their daughters be exempted from attending swimming lessons at their school in Switzerland on religious grounds. According to Russia Today, the court ruled that the girls must continue to attend swimming lessons in which both boys and girls would participate at the same
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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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Education

  • Anger as Swiss council plans non-pork school lunches
    Anger as Swiss council plans non-pork school lunches

    , thelocal.ch

    Pork sausages are as much a part of Swiss cuisine as fondue and chocolate – so much so that a decision to remove them from the lunch menus of four primary schools in the district of Binningen in Basel-Country has left some local politicians fuming. “We are outraged. When we first hear [about the decision] we thought we weren’t reading it right,” Swiss People’s Party representative Susanna Keller said at
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Farming

  • Swiss beef industry acts to stop slaughter of pregnant cows
    Swiss beef industry acts to stop slaughter of pregnant cows

    , thelocal.ch

    According to a report by broadcaster SRF, currently cattle farmers are not required to check whether their cows are pregnant before selling them for meat, and only around 30 percent of farmers do. As a result around 15,000 pregnant cows are sent for slaughter every year, according to findings from the Federal Veterinary Office which investigated the issue some years ago. The findings raised the shackles of animal rights group
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Travel & Recreation

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

    , stuff.co.nz

    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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Motoring

  • Swiss road agency bans new Porsche Cayenne registrations
    Swiss road agency bans new Porsche Cayenne registrations

    , reuters.com

    ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland's road agency on Friday imposed a preliminary ban on new registrations of Porsche Cayenne cars equipped with manipulated diesel engine management software. The preliminary ban, imposed on Cayenne cars with three-litre diesel motors of emissions standard euro 6, does not affect cars already registered in Switzerland, the agency said. Sports car maker Porsche AG is owned by Volkswagen (), which in 2015 admitted to systematic manipulation of engine management software to cheat emissions tests
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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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Law & Crime

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

    , kfor.com

    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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Science & Nature

  • Switzerland votes to ban nuclear plants, shift to renewable energy in referendum
    Switzerland votes to ban nuclear plants, shift to renewable energy in referendum

    , abc.net.au

    Swiss voters have backed the Government's plan to provide billions of dollars in subsidies for renewable energy, ban new nuclear plants and help bail out struggling utilities in a binding referendum. Key points: Provisional data shows nearly 60 per cent backed Government plan Solar and wind account for less than 5 per cent of Switzerland's energy output Voters get final say on major policy issues in Switzerland Provisional final figures showed support at 58
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