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Federal republic in Western Europe

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Switzerland: Federal republic in Western Europe
Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a country situated in western, central and southern Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities. The sovereign state is a federal republic 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 a total area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi). While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8.5 million people is concentrated mostly on the plateau, where the largest cities are to be found: among them are the two global cities and economic centres Zürich and Geneva.

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Swiss exempt Britons from visa requirements after no-deal Brexit: government

The Swiss government said on Friday Britons will be exempt from visa requirements to enter Switzerland in case Britain leaves the EU without a withdrawal agreement.
Reuters - Published

Swiss parliament backs expelling militants to states that use torture

Switzerland's parliament approved allowing convicted militants to be sent home to countries where they could face torture, leaving the government to decide how to implement the motion without breaking..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Switzerland

Schurter and Forster win Cape Epic, Langvad claims her fifth with Van der Breggen [Video]Schurter and Forster win Cape Epic, Langvad claims her fifth with Van der Breggen

Schurter and Forster cruise to victory in the Cape Epic Mountain Bike race, while Langvad and Van der Breggen win the women's race, Langvad's fifth win in South Africa's Western Cape.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:29Published

Schurter and Forster win Cape Epic, Langvad snags her fifth with Van der Breggen [Video]Schurter and Forster win Cape Epic, Langvad snags her fifth with Van der Breggen

Schurter and Forster cruise to victory in the Cape Epic Mountain Bike race, while Langvad and Van der Breggen win the women's race, Langvad's fifth win in South Africa's Western Cape.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:29Published

World champion ski and snowboarders crowned at Xtreme Verbier competition [Video]World champion ski and snowboarders crowned at Xtreme Verbier competition

Freeriding ski and snowboarders bust out backflips, 360s and other epic stunts at the Xtreme Verbier freeride competition.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:29Published

Schurter and Forster shore up lead in Cape Epic mountain bike race [Video]Schurter and Forster shore up lead in Cape Epic mountain bike race

Nino Schurter and Lars Forster extend their overall lead in the Cape Epic Mountain Bike race with a second-place finish in Stage 6 behind Louis Meija and Johnny Cattaneo.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:28Published

Schurter and Forster retake yellow jersey in Cape Epic mountain bike race [Video]Schurter and Forster retake yellow jersey in Cape Epic mountain bike race

Nino Schurter and Lars Forster of Switzerland reclaim the yellow leader's jersey in the fifth leg of the Cape Epic Mountain Bike race.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:24Published

Martinez wary of powerful Russia [Video]Martinez wary of powerful Russia

Belgium's head coach Roberto Martinez believes that Russia will pose his side a tough test as they open their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:51Published

Finland named the happiest country in the world [Video]Finland named the happiest country in the world

For a second year running Finland is the world's happiest country according to an annual survey issued on Wednesday by a United Nations-affiliated group. Francesca Lynagh reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:50Published

Three successive days wins for men's and women's leaders of Cape Epic Mountain Bike race [Video]Three successive days wins for men's and women's leaders of Cape Epic Mountain Bike race

The pairings of Nino Schurter and Lars Forster along with Annika Langvad and Anna van der Breggen continue to dominate the Cape Epic Mountain Bike race

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:24Published

Schurter and Forster extend lead in Cape Epic mountain bike race [Video]Schurter and Forster extend lead in Cape Epic mountain bike race

The pairing of Nino Schurter and Lars Forster extend their lead in the Cape Epic Mountain Bike race while Annika Langvad and Anna van der Breggen continue to dominate the women's race

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:21Published

Petrochemical Fire Engulfs Eight Storage Tanks In Houston [Video]Petrochemical Fire Engulfs Eight Storage Tanks In Houston

Reuters reports that the massive fire at a fuels storage company at the Houston Ship Channe has spread to eight petrochemical storage tanks. Nearby schools have been closed and residents in the nearby..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Dutch Tram Shooter Remains At Large [Video]Dutch Tram Shooter Remains At Large

Reuters reports that the suspect who shot several people on a Dutch tram remains at large. The shooting occurred Monday morning in the central Dutch city of Utrecht. There is no injury count at this..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Langvad/Van Der Breggen and Schurter/Forster win Cape Epic prologue [Video]Langvad/Van Der Breggen and Schurter/Forster win Cape Epic prologue

The Cape Epic African mountain bike race kicks off in South Africa as Langvad and Van Der Breggen take lead in women's race with Schurter and Forster leading the men.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:24Published

Thousands of students join global climate strike [Video]Thousands of students join global climate strike

From Sydney to London, thousands of school students walked out of classes on Friday in a global student strike to protest against government inaction on climate change. Megan Revell reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:25Published

Champions League Manchester City Draws Tottenham [Video]Champions League Manchester City Draws Tottenham

The Champions League draw for the quarterfinals took place on Friday from Nyon, Switzerland, and, after a pleasingly brisk presentation, we now know what the next round of European soccer will look..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Beat Fuez Is Downhill Champion [Video]Beat Fuez Is Downhill Champion

(CNN)Consistency was king for speed merchant Beat Feuz as the Swiss racer successfully defended his World Cup downhill season title in a tense battle with Italian Dominik Paris. The 32-year-old Feuz..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:53Published

Algerian President Drops Out of Presidential Race [Video]Algerian President Drops Out of Presidential Race

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika said he won't seek a fifth term and that April's election has been postponed.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:47Published

Model turned activist Waris Dirie says world is ignoring the crime of FGM [Video]Model turned activist Waris Dirie says world is ignoring the crime of FGM

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is still occurring because the world is turning a blind eye to a crime against children, Waris Dirie, the Somali nomad turned supermodel, said on Thursday (March 7)...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:51Published

First rebuke of Saudi Arabia at UN rights forum [Video]First rebuke of Saudi Arabia at UN rights forum

Three dozen countries, including all 28 EU members, called on Saudi Arabia on Thursday to release 10 activists and cooperate with a U.N.-led investigation into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:32Published

Mourinho open to Real return [Video]Mourinho open to Real return

Jose Mourinho says he would be open to a return to Real Madrid after the former head coach of the Spanish club was installed as the bookies favourites to replace struggling Santiago Solari.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:32Published

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Crufts 2019 launches with a photocall at the NEC in Birmingham. Three new breeds have been introduced this year - Russian toy, white Swiss shepherd and black and tan coonhound - as explained by Kennel..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:46Published

Female Cyclist Forced To Stop Race As She Catches Up To Male Cyclists In Same Race [Video]Female Cyclist Forced To Stop Race As She Catches Up To Male Cyclists In Same Race

Huff Post reports that 27-year-old Swiss cyclist Nicole Hanselmann of the Bigla Pro team was leading the pack of female cyclists in a Belgium race when she was ordered by officials to stop in her..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:50Published

Students protest in Algeria on day Bouteflika due to submit election bid [Video]Students protest in Algeria on day Bouteflika due to submit election bid

Opponents have taken to the streets for the last ten days, saying Bouteflika is no longer fit to lead the North African country, a major oil and gas producer. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:50Published

Naasz and Trunzo crowned ice cross downhill champions [Video]Naasz and Trunzo crowned ice cross downhill champions

Naasz and Trunzo take the ice cross downhill championship at the final race of the season

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:38Published

 

U.N. hosting Western Sahara talks in Switzerland this week

The U.N. envoy for the contested Western Sahara will convene talks in Switzerland later this week, seeking compromise after a first round in December that marked a return to the negotiating table for..
Reuters - Published

Swiss Re says helped insure Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines

Reinsurance group Swiss Re helped cover jetmaker Boeing Co and Ethiopian Airlines, the Swiss company said on Monday amid an investigation into what caused an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash that killed..
Reuters - Published

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