Topic: Switzerland

All the news related to 'Switzerland' [ 499 news items | Now showing page 4 of 25 ]

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Cluster Munitions: Steady Progress Toward Eradication

(Geneva) – Most countries are making steady progress to eradicate cluster munitions, but stronger effort is required to deter use in countries that have n...   [ continue reading...]

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5 of the Most Controversial Acts of Clemency by U.S. Presidents

From Richard Nixon to Joe Arpaio. Richard Nixon, pardoned in 1974In the wake of the Watergate scandal, Nixon became the only US president in history to r...   [ continue reading...]

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Robin Hood had the right idea: Why the left needs to deliver on the financial transaction tax

A tax on financial transactions is fair, efficient and easy to implement. What are we waiting for? ...   [ continue reading...]

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How Banks Are Creating the Next Financial Crisis

From August 24-26, officials from leading central banks in North America and Europe will meet in in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to decide whether to raise interest r...   [ continue reading...]

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Arab World: Is it Still a War if Civilians are mostly the Targets?

By Dr. Hanif Hassan Al Qassim | (Inter Press Service) | – – GENEVA, Switzerland (IPS) – The war in Syria has now entered its 6th year and is b...   [ continue reading...]

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Groundbreaking Mercury Treaty Takes Effect

(Geneva) – The United Nations Minamata Convention on Mercury, which went into effect on August 16, 2017, could benefit millions of people affected by toxi...   [ continue reading...]

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Is Venezuela in time to avoid exploding?

Venezuela is burning. Maduro is digging his heels in while numerous countries are refusing to acknowledge the Cons...   [ continue reading...]

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Scientists discover 91 volcanoes below Antarctic ice sheet

The Observer reports: Scientists have uncovered the largest volcanic region on Earth – two kilometres below the surface of the vast ice sheet that covers...   [ continue reading...]

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Nurses: Paul Krugman Offers 'Shallow Political Advice' When It Comes to Health Care

Only with Medicare for all can we achieve health security. With the explosive growth of the movement for single payer healthcare, it should not be a surpr...   [ continue reading...]

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UN: Myanmar’s Threat to Block Fact-Finding Mission

Expand Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee address...   [ continue reading...]

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North Korea: the art of the deal

Pyongyang is close to its nuclear-weapons goal. Diplomacy – and a sense of history – are now needed....   [ continue reading...]

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Whistleblower: ‘I Have the Names of 20 Indians, Including Politicians, With Swiss Bank Accounts’

If Switzerland's Federal Supreme Court rules in his favour in a case brought against him by Swiss prosecutors, Rudolf Elmer will release account data from Juliu...   [ continue reading...]

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The Rich Sure Do Cheat On Their Taxes a Lot

A team of researchers has combined disclosures from the Panama Papers with administrative tax data and population records in Scandinavia and finds that “t...   [ continue reading...]

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How Europe is bending the arc toward justice

Universal jurisdiction has come a long way since it first jolted to world attention with the detention of the form...   [ continue reading...]

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Remembering the FBI's Strange Obsession and Constant Surveillance of Charlie Chaplin

J. Edgar Hoover was obsessed with Charlie Chaplin (he even amassed a 1900-page file on the Little Tramp), but that didn't stop Chaplin from voicing his steadf...   [ continue reading...]

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On Fighting Inequality, Which Nations Do More Than Pay Lip Service?

Two years ago, in 2015, just about all the nations in the world came together and agreed to make reducing inequality -- the gap between rich and poor -- a prime...   [ continue reading...]

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Saying Goodbye to Glaciers': The Impact of Glacier Retreat

About half of the glaciers in Switzerland are expected to disappear in the next 25 years, and about 70% of the ice volume in Canada and in the Canadian Rockies...   [ continue reading...]

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'The fatherland of Rausch': how Germany, where many of the world's drugs were invented, began to turn against them

A German chemist invented cocaine in 1859. Heroin was invented by the Bayer corporation in 1888, and a ban was int...   [ continue reading...]

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UN Human Rights Council Elections, Not Much of a Race After All

Expand Delegates arrive for the 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Swi...   [ continue reading...]

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How do we make labour rights real?

Domestic workers have achieved many gains in Colombia in the past years. Now they're setting their sights higher....   [ continue reading...]

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