Switzerland

Country Switzerland
Capital Bern
Continent Europe
Currency Swiss franc(CHF)
Languages German, French, Italian & Romansh

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The Swiss Confederation was founded in 1291 as a defensive alliance among three cantons. In succeeding years, other localities joined the original three. The Swiss Confederation secured its independence from the Holy Roman Empire in 1499. A constitution of 1848, subsequently modified in 1874, replaced the confederation with a centralized federal government. Switzerland's sovereignty and neutrality have long been honored by the major European powers, and the country was not involved in either of the two World Wars. The political and economic integration of Europe over the past half century, as well as Switzerland's role in many UN and international organizations, has strengthened Switzerland's ties with its neighbors. However, the country did not officially become a UN member until 2002. Switzerland remains active in many UN and international organizations but retains a strong commitment to neutrality.

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Switzerland - Wikipedia
Switzerland - CIA World Fact Book
Switzerland - BBC
Switzerland - Timeline - BBC

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Switzerland to go to polls today amid rising popularity of green parties - ANI News
  1. Switzerland to go to polls today amid rising popularity of green parties  ANI News
  2. Voters in Switzerland head to polls, with greens gaining  CP24 Toronto's Breaking News
  3. Switzerland elections: polls suggest Green and Liberal Green gains - Republic World  Republic World
  4. Swiss vote in possible 'green wave' election  The Local Switzerland
  5. Switzerland- Geneva to introduce measures to reduce CO2 emissions  MENAFN.COM
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Ireland fall to Switzerland despite Darren Randolphs heroics - The Guardian
  1. Ireland fall to Switzerland despite Darren Randolphs heroics  The Guardian
  2. Spain reach finals, Switzerland boost hopes | European Qualifiers  UEFA.com
  3. Switzerland 2-0 Republic of Ireland: Swiss dents Irish Euro 2020 hopes  Sportstar
  4. LIVE Euro 2020 qualifier: Switzerland v Ireland  Irish Times
  5. Live Commentary - Switzerland vs Rep Ire | 15 Oct 2019  Sky Sports
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Domino's to pull out of Nordic countries and Switzerland - The GuardianDomino's to pull out of Nordic countries and Switzerland  The Guardian

Huawei and Sunrise co-build 5G research centre in Switzerland - ZDNetHuawei and Sunrise co-build 5G research centre in Switzerland  ZDNet

How media diversity is shrinking in Switzerland - The Local SwitzerlandHow media diversity is shrinking in Switzerland  The Local Switzerland

EU removes UAE, Switzerland, Mauritius from tax haven lists - India TodayEU removes UAE, Switzerland, Mauritius from tax haven lists  India Today

Switzerland's 'Crypto Valley' Is Bringing Blockchain to Zurich - CoindeskSwitzerland's 'Crypto Valley' Is Bringing Blockchain to Zurich  Coindesk

'Make English a Swiss language': Your views on the most important election issues - The Local Switzerland'Make English a Swiss language': Your views on the most important election issues  The Local Switzerland

Switzerland is re-doubling its efforts to woo Indian tourists - BusinessLineSwitzerland is re-doubling its efforts to woo Indian tourists  BusinessLine

Hundreds mourn 'dead' glacier at funeral in Switzerland - CNNHundreds mourn 'dead' glacier at funeral in Switzerland  CNN

Everything that changes in October 2019 in Switzerland - The Local SwitzerlandEverything that changes in October 2019 in Switzerland  The Local Switzerland

Irelands Aaron Connolly to start against Switzerland - The Irish TimesIrelands Aaron Connolly to start against Switzerland  The Irish Times

Switzerland defeat leaves Ireland stuck in the mud - The Irish TimesSwitzerland defeat leaves Ireland stuck in the mud  The Irish Times

Record melting sees Swiss glaciers shrink 10% in five years - CNNRecord melting sees Swiss glaciers shrink 10% in five years  CNN

Switzerland urged to improve the identification and protection of victims of trafficking - Council of EuropeSwitzerland urged to improve the identification and protection of victims of trafficking  Council of Europe

Is homeschooling really banned in Switzerland? - The Local SwitzerlandIs homeschooling really banned in Switzerland?  The Local Switzerland

The cost of democracy what Switzerland spends on its federal government - Le NewsThe cost of democracy what Switzerland spends on its federal government  Le News

Switzerland: Tens of thousands join climate march ahead of election - DW (English)Switzerland: Tens of thousands join climate march ahead of election  DW (English)

Trade war hit to global economy could be as big as the entire economy of Switzerland, new IMF director says - CNBCTrade war hit to global economy could be as big as the entire economy of Switzerland, new IMF director says  CNBC

Raising Switzerland's retirement age big differences of opinion - Le NewsRaising Switzerland's retirement age big differences of opinion  Le News

Worries in Switzerland as secret Neo-Nazi concert set to go ahead - The Local SwitzerlandWorries in Switzerland as secret Neo-Nazi concert set to go ahead  The Local Switzerland

Switzerland to auction cars seized from E Guinea leader's son - Al Jazeera EnglishSwitzerland to auction cars seized from E Guinea leader's son  Al Jazeera English

The Federal Councilor, Simonetta Sommaruga of Switzerland, Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications, Visits the ABB Ability Innovation Center in Bengaluru - Business Wire IndiaThe Federal Councilor, Simonetta Sommaruga of Switzerland, Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications, Visits the ABB Ability Innovation Center in Bengaluru  Business Wire India

How this expat family navigated Switzerland's health insurance 'minefield' - The Local SwitzerlandHow this expat family navigated Switzerland's health insurance 'minefield'  The Local Switzerland

India Seeks Banking Details of Lalit Modi, Wife Minal from Switzerland in Steps to Curb Black Money - News18India Seeks Banking Details of Lalit Modi, Wife Minal from Switzerland in Steps to Curb Black Money  News18

More than 1,000 elected officials in Switzerland paid by employers for political work - Le NewsMore than 1,000 elected officials in Switzerland paid by employers for political work  Le News

Facebook's 'I voted' button comes to Switzerland - SWI swissinfo.ch - SWI swissinfo.ch in EnglishFacebook's 'I voted' button comes to Switzerland - SWI swissinfo.ch  SWI swissinfo.ch in English

Recap: Switzerland v Republic of Ireland - RTE.ieRecap: Switzerland v Republic of Ireland  RTE.ie

What's behind Switzerland's star-studded Nobel success? - SWI swissinfo.ch - SWI swissinfo.ch in EnglishWhat's behind Switzerland's star-studded Nobel success? - SWI swissinfo.ch  SWI swissinfo.ch in English

Have your say: Is it time all foreigners in Switzerland had the right to vote? - The Local SwitzerlandHave your say: Is it time all foreigners in Switzerland had the right to vote?  The Local Switzerland

How to spend 72 hours in Lucerne, Switzerland - National GeographicHow to spend 72 hours in Lucerne, Switzerland  National Geographic

Five things to do in autumn in Switzerland - The Local SwitzerlandFive things to do in autumn in Switzerland  The Local Switzerland

Switzerland v Republic of Ireland: David McGoldrick ruled out of Euro 2020 qualifier - BBC SportSwitzerland v Republic of Ireland: David McGoldrick ruled out of Euro 2020 qualifier  BBC Sport

Switzerland: 1,00000 march for climate change action - United call for action - Economic TimesSwitzerland: 1,00000 march for climate change action - United call for action  Economic Times

Ireland Vs Switzerland Will Go Ahead After Successful Pitch Inspection - Balls.ieIreland Vs Switzerland Will Go Ahead After Successful Pitch Inspection  Balls.ie

Strong Franc Revives Disinflation Headache in Switzerland - BloombergStrong Franc Revives Disinflation Headache in Switzerland  Bloomberg

LIVESTREAM: IFAF EC Team Switzerland @Team Italy, Sunday, Oct. 20, 3p CEDT (9a EDT) - American Football InternationalLIVESTREAM: IFAF EC Team Switzerland @Team Italy, Sunday, Oct. 20, 3p CEDT (9a EDT)  American Football International

Roger Federer explains how his love for Switzerland led to 2020 Tokyo Olympics decision - ExpressRoger Federer explains how his love for Switzerland led to 2020 Tokyo Olympics decision  Express

Player Ratings As Ireland Lose 2-0 Switzerland On Tough Night In Geneva - Pundit ArenaPlayer Ratings As Ireland Lose 2-0 Switzerland On Tough Night In Geneva  Pundit Arena

Credit Suisse Executive Resigns Over Spy Scandal That Has Rocked Switzerlands Banks - ForbesCredit Suisse Executive Resigns Over Spy Scandal That Has Rocked Switzerlands Banks  Forbes

Switzerland 2 Ireland 0: How the Irish players rated - The Irish TimesSwitzerland 2 Ireland 0: How the Irish players rated  The Irish Times

Revolut's Client Base Surge in Switzerland - finews.comRevolut's Client Base Surge in Switzerland  finews.com

Trading costs rise after Switzerlands loss of EU access rights - Financial TimesTrading costs rise after Switzerlands loss of EU access rights  Financial Times

Details emerge over the corruption case against PSG President Al Khelaifi ongoing in Switzerland - Get French Football NewsDetails emerge over the corruption case against PSG President Al Khelaifi ongoing in Switzerland  Get French Football News

Non-integrated imam forced to leave Switzerland - swissinfo.chNon-integrated imam forced to leave Switzerland  swissinfo.ch

Referendum to ban tobacco advertising in Switzerland reaches 100,000 signatures - Le NewsReferendum to ban tobacco advertising in Switzerland reaches 100,000 signatures  Le News

Asian tiger mosquito found in southwest Switzerland - swissinfo.chAsian tiger mosquito found in southwest Switzerland  swissinfo.ch

Here's The Ireland Team We Would Pick To Beat Switzerland - Balls.ieHere's The Ireland Team We Would Pick To Beat Switzerland  Balls.ie

Number of people with debt problems rises in Switzerland - Le NewsNumber of people with debt problems rises in Switzerland  Le News

Federal Councilor of Switzerland at ABB Ability Innovation Center in Bengaluru - APN NewsFederal Councilor of Switzerland at ABB Ability Innovation Center in Bengaluru  APN News

Switzerland shares account details with India, 74 other countries - Times of IndiaSwitzerland shares account details with India, 74 other countries  Times of India

Switzerland's Andermatt Is Back as Alps Low-Key Luxury Ski Resort - BloombergSwitzerland's Andermatt Is Back as Alps Low-Key Luxury Ski Resort  Bloomberg

Pollution continues to kill, including in Switzerland - swissinfo.chPollution continues to kill, including in Switzerland  swissinfo.ch

Switzerland to let public transport users pay after their journey - Lonely Planet Travel NewsSwitzerland to let public transport users pay after their journey  Lonely Planet Travel News

YPG supporters clash with police in violent protest in Switzerland - Daily SabahYPG supporters clash with police in violent protest in Switzerland  Daily Sabah

Switzerland gets a new saint - swissinfo.chSwitzerland gets a new saint  swissinfo.ch

No friends and sky-high costs: The downsides of Switzerland for expats - The Local SwitzerlandNo friends and sky-high costs: The downsides of Switzerland for expats  The Local Switzerland

Denmark vs Switzerland: TV channel, live stream, kick-off time and team news - The SunDenmark vs Switzerland: TV channel, live stream, kick-off time and team news  The Sun

Chinese FM to visit South Africa, attend meetings in France, Switzerland - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChinese FM to visit South Africa, attend meetings in France, Switzerland - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Switzerland - The42Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Switzerland  The42

Credit Suisse goes negative in Switzerland - Seeking AlphaCredit Suisse goes negative in Switzerland  Seeking Alpha

Switzerland's best-selling newspaper turns 60 - swissinfo.chSwitzerland's best-selling newspaper turns 60  swissinfo.ch

Switzerland- Forged banknotes, launched newspapers and grounded planes - MENAFN.COMSwitzerland- Forged banknotes, launched newspapers and grounded planes  MENAFN.COM

Travel - Germany's tiny geographic oddity - BBC NewsTravel - Germany's tiny geographic oddity  BBC News

Danish royal children to spend three months in Switzerland - The Local DenmarkDanish royal children to spend three months in Switzerland  The Local Denmark

Air travel and CO2 Who flies within tiny Switzerland? - SWI swissinfo.ch in EnglishAir travel and CO2 Who flies within tiny Switzerland?  SWI swissinfo.ch in English

Rumoured plan to repatriate Daesh families to Switzerland - Le NewsRumoured plan to repatriate Daesh families to Switzerland  Le News

Behind The $23-Million Auction Of Teodorin Obiangs Confiscated Supercars In Switzerland - ForbesBehind The $23-Million Auction Of Teodorin Obiangs Confiscated Supercars In Switzerland  Forbes

Switzerland Welcomes Removal From EU Tax Grey List - Tax-news.comSwitzerland Welcomes Removal From EU Tax Grey List  Tax-news.com

What AI reads about women, pity Canada & Switzerland and other top stories of the week - World Economic ForumWhat AI reads about women, pity Canada & Switzerland and other top stories of the week  World Economic Forum

Libra member companies are planning to meet this month in Switzerland - CNBCLibra member companies are planning to meet this month in Switzerland  CNBC

'Switzerland is not a country of big ideas' - SWI swissinfo.ch in English'Switzerland is not a country of big ideas'  SWI swissinfo.ch in English

Fans mock Switzerland duo Granit Xhaka and Stephan Lichtsteiner over shocking free-kick routine - Daily MailFans mock Switzerland duo Granit Xhaka and Stephan Lichtsteiner over shocking free-kick routine  Daily Mail

Stevens returns and Byrne makes way as Ireland squad finalised for Switzerland tonight - The42Stevens returns and Byrne makes way as Ireland squad finalised for Switzerland tonight  The42

10 of the best things to do in Geneva, Switzerland - USA Today 10Best10 of the best things to do in Geneva, Switzerland  USA Today 10Best

Brexit Q&A: Embassy answers questions from anxious Brits in Switzerland - The Local SwitzerlandBrexit Q&A: Embassy answers questions from anxious Brits in Switzerland  The Local Switzerland

Switzerland Online Casinos - Casino BuzzSwitzerland Online Casinos  Casino Buzz

From climate to health insurance: Why foreigners in Switzerland should care about the federal elections - The Local SwitzerlandFrom climate to health insurance: Why foreigners in Switzerland should care about the federal elections  The Local Switzerland

Photo Tour: Shigeru Ban Swatch Headquarters in Biel, Switzerland - BloombergPhoto Tour: Shigeru Ban Swatch Headquarters in Biel, Switzerland  Bloomberg

Switzerland set to be first country to allow all public transport users to pay AFTER trip - The Local SwitzerlandSwitzerland set to be first country to allow all public transport users to pay AFTER trip  The Local Switzerland

Find out who won the first-ever Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championship. - Red BullFind out who won the first-ever Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championship.  Red Bull

A Week In Geneva, Switzerland, On A $47,892 Salary - Refinery29A Week In Geneva, Switzerland, On A $47,892 Salary  Refinery29

Why Switzerland ranked near the top of the 2019 global competitiveness ranking - Le NewsWhy Switzerland ranked near the top of the 2019 global competitiveness ranking  Le News

VF Corporation insulated from US-China trade dispute, says Guerrini - CNNMoney SwitzerlandVF Corporation insulated from US-China trade dispute, says Guerrini  CNNMoney Switzerland

'I pay taxes but have no say in Swiss life': Your views on whether Switzerland should allow all foreigners to vote - The Local Switzerland'I pay taxes but have no say in Swiss life': Your views on whether Switzerland should allow all foreigners to vote  The Local Switzerland

EU to remove Switzerland from tax haven lists - swissinfo.chEU to remove Switzerland from tax haven lists  swissinfo.ch

Switzerland has the most highly skilled workers in the world. This is why - The European StingSwitzerland has the most highly skilled workers in the world. This is why  The European Sting

Jamie Redknapp walks on a sky high TIGHTROPE in Switzerland to film ALOTO - Daily MailJamie Redknapp walks on a sky high TIGHTROPE in Switzerland to film ALOTO  Daily Mail

UN expert fears creeping isolationism in Switzerland - SWI swissinfo.ch - swissinfo.chUN expert fears creeping isolationism in Switzerland - SWI swissinfo.ch  swissinfo.ch

Surprise! Royal children heading to Switzerland for school - HELLO!Surprise! Royal children heading to Switzerland for school  HELLO!

Ticino: Where Switzerland meets Italy - The HinduTicino: Where Switzerland meets Italy  The Hindu

Initiative to house asylum seekers outside Switzerland approved - Le NewsInitiative to house asylum seekers outside Switzerland approved  Le News

Switzerland's FINMA boss fears crypto's 'dark corners,' not Libra - ReutersSwitzerland's FINMA boss fears crypto's 'dark corners,' not Libra  Reuters

Kasper Schmeichel Put In A Match Winning Performance Against Switzerland - SPORTbibleKasper Schmeichel Put In A Match Winning Performance Against Switzerland  SPORTbible

Brexit-Deal or No-Deal-Brexit: Switzerland is well prepared view - The KXAN 36 NewsBrexit-Deal or No-Deal-Brexit: Switzerland is well prepared view  The KXAN 36 News

The Balls.ie Football Show - Can Ireland Beat Switzerland? - Balls.ieThe Balls.ie Football Show - Can Ireland Beat Switzerland?  Balls.ie

Switzerland's nomads face an endangered way of life - SWI swissinfo.ch in EnglishSwitzerland's nomads face an endangered way of life  SWI swissinfo.ch in English

GB Olympic bobsledder Joel Fearon to join Switzerland on temporary basis - BBC NewsGB Olympic bobsledder Joel Fearon to join Switzerland on temporary basis  BBC News

Protestors in Switzerland demand climate change action - swissinfo.chProtestors in Switzerland demand climate change action  swissinfo.ch

Thousands take to the streets of Switzerland protesting against 5G mobile phones signals - Daily MailThousands take to the streets of Switzerland protesting against 5G mobile phones signals  Daily Mail