Tag Archives: Switzerland

Czechs cull thousands of poultry near bird flu outbreaks

PRAGUE (Reuters) – Czech authorities ordered a cull of thousands of chickens & ducks around outbreaks of bird flu on two small farms in the southeast on Friday, as reports…

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Even with one cigarette a day, odds of early death are higher

By Lisa Rapaport Smokers who go through much less than a pack of cigarettes a day still have a higher risk of an early death than non-smokers, a new study…

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More Zika cases found in European tourists returning from S. America

Copenhagen (AFP) – Denmark & Switzerland on Wednesday joined a growing number of European countries to report Zika infections among travellers returning from Latin America, where the mosquito-borne virus has…

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The Latest: Mexico leader to speed up drug lord extradition

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The latest developments from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where top executives & world leaders are meeting this week. All times local. ___ 6:40…

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AP PHOTOS: Editor's pick from Mideast, Afghanistan-Pakistan

This week, the holiday spirit taking root across much of the world is barely making an appearance in the Middle East. Despite an agreed-on cease-fire, fighting continued in Yemen even…

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Switzerland boosts counter-terrorism forces

Geneva (AFP) – The Swiss government said Friday it was creating 86 new positions dedicated to combatting terrorism as additional resources were needed to effectively investigate & contain increased security…

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Design For 36-Storey 'Vertical Forest' Building Unveiled And It’s Spectacular

The plans for a building that will have its own vertical forest have been unveiled – & they look amazing. The urban tower which will be built in Lausanne in…

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Robot salamander helping scientists unlock spinal secrets

By Matthew Stock A robotic salamander that can replicate the amphibian's movement to an unprecedented degree of accuracy has been built by robotic engineers in Switzerland. Called Pleurobot, it can…

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Nadal gets past Dimitrov, advances to Swiss Indoors QF

BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Rafael Nadal was pushed to three sets again at the Swiss Indoors before beating Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in the second round on Wednesday. Third-seeded…

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Anti-immigration SVP wins Swiss election in swing to right

By Joshua Franklin ZURICH (Reuters) – The anti-immigration Swiss People's Party (SVP) won the biggest share of the vote in Sunday's national parliamentary election, projections showed, keeping pressure on Bern…

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