, officially the Swiss Confederation (Latin: Confoederatio Helvetica, hence its abbreviation CH), is a country in Europe. While still named the "Swiss Confederation" for historical reasons, modern Switzerland is a federal directorial republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities, called Bundesstadt ("federal city"). The country is situated in Western and Central Europe, and is bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. Switzerland is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning an area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi). While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8 million people is concentrated mostly on the Plateau, where the largest cities are to be found: among them are the two global and economic centres, Zürich and Geneva.

The establishment of the Swiss Confederation is traditionally dated to 1 August 1291, which is celebrated annually as the Swiss National Day. The country has a long history of armed neutrality—it has not been in a state of war internationally since 1815—and did not join the United Nations until 2002. Nevertheless, it pursues an active foreign policy and is frequently involved in peace-building processes around the world. In addition to being the birthplace of the Red Cross, Switzerland is home to numerous international organizations, including the second largest UN office. On the European level, it is a founding member of the European Free Trade Association, but notably it is not part of the European Union, nor the European Economic Area. However the country does participate in the Schengen Area and the EU's single market through a number of bilateral treaties.

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UAE: After COVID-19 shook markets in 2020, what should investors brace for this year?

Gulf News 25 Feb 2021
Although such events are highly unlikely, given that the COVID-19 health crisis was also a highly unlikely event, those with money invested in the market are tweaking their investments to be better hedged against any such events. Switzerland-based Julius Baer has been receiving ...
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Old news, but alarming -- Swiss justice no obstacle to Russian corruption

Democratic Underground 23 Feb 2021
Switzerland Bows to Veselnitskaya, Sends Loot Back to Russia'' ... A year before that, the authorities in Switzerland began to freeze more than $10 million that was funnelled into Swiss bank accounts from Russia ... https.//www.thedailybeast.com/switzerland-bows-to-trump-tower-lawyer-natalia-veselnitskaya-sends-loot-back-to-russia.
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Statement by Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, on Yemen (22 February 2021)

Reliefweb 23 Feb 2021
As Yemen enters its seventh year of conflict, the United Nations, together with the Governments of Sweden and Switzerland, is organizing a high-level pledging event on 1 March to raise money for the relief operation ... His 9-month-old daughter is severely malnourished, and Karim has no money for drugs or the clinic to treat her.
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The Spoils of War: Afghanistan’s Multibillion Dollar Heroin Trade

GlobalResearch 23 Feb 2021
The Afghan opium economy feeds into a lucrative trade in narcotics and money laundering ... (Douglas Keh, Drug Money in a Changing World, Technical document No ... Drug money is laundered in the numerous offshore banking havens in Switzerland, Luxembourg, the British Channel Islands, the Cayman Islands and some 50 other locations around the globe.
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Swiss spooked by using debt to prop up economy

Arab News 21 Feb 2021
Some have called for Switzerland to put balanced budget dogma aside during the crisis, to protect against potential long-term economic damage ... This is especially so, he said, because Switzerland currently benefits from negative interest rates, which means investors are willing to lose money to own Swiss 10-year bonds.
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Soccer official wants Champions League entry shared wider

Odessa American 18 Feb 2021
UEFA is close to finalizing a plan that would increase the number of teams in the Champions League from 32 to 36, abolish the traditional group stage and give teams more money from 10 guaranteed games instead of six ... “We actually are preferring the champions from Scotland, Denmark or Switzerland, for example, to qualify rather than Team No.
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The minimum wage can be tricky

Jacksonville Progress 17 Feb 2021
There are studies -- oh, there are studies -- on how hiking the minimum wage affects employment. And good studies contradict other good studies ... The details matter ... The base rate is now a very low $7.25 an hour ... Good ... The world's highest minimum wage, $25 an hour, is in Geneva, Switzerland. Big >money washes through Geneva, home to fabulously rich banks.
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Froma Harrop: Minimum wage needs to rise, but how high?

Corvallis Gazette-Times 16 Feb 2021
There are studies — oh, there are studies — on how hiking the minimum wage affects employment. And good studies contradict other good studies ... The details matter ... The base rate is now a very low $7.25 an hour ... Good ... The world's highest minimum wage, $25 an hour, is in Geneva, Switzerland. Big >money washes through Geneva, home to fabulously rich banks.
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Minimum wage can be tricky

Herald-Standard 15 Feb 2021
There are studies – oh, there are studies – on how hiking the minimum wage affects employment. And good studies contradict other good studies ... The details matter ... The base rate is now a very low $7.25 an hour ... Good ... The world’s highest minimum wage, $25 an hour, is in Geneva, Switzerland. Big >money washes through Geneva, home to fabulously rich banks.
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OPINION: Minimum wage can be tricky

The Morganton News Herald 14 Feb 2021
There are studies -- oh, there are studies -- on how hiking the minimum wage affects employment. And good studies contradict other good studies ... The details matter ... The base rate is now a very low $7.25 an hour ... Good ... The world's highest minimum wage, $25 an hour, is in Geneva, Switzerland. Big >money washes through Geneva, home to fabulously rich banks ... .
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Minimum wage debate is tricky, but one thing is certain -- $7.25 an hour is ...

Messenger-Inquirer 13 Feb 2021
There are studies — oh, there are studies — on how hiking the minimum wage affects employment. And good studies contradict other good studies ... The details matter ... The base rate is now a very low $7.25 an hour ... Good ... The world’s highest minimum wage, $25 an hour, is in Geneva, Switzerland. Big >money washes through Geneva, home to fabulously rich banks ... .
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Greece woos private family wealth management services

Kathimerini 12 Feb 2021
“Our target now is to attract very rich foreigners and also Greeks who have their money abroad, in Switzerland for example, and also investors,” the official told Reuters, but offered no detail as the legislation was still being prepared.
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Greece Reaches Out to the Super-Rich with Tax Breaks for Investors

The National Herald 12 Feb 2021
“Our target now is to attract very rich foreigners and also Greeks who have their money abroad, in Switzerland for example, and also investors,” the official told Reuters, without giving any details.

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