Tag Archives: Switzerland

Same-Sex Marriages Begin In Switzerland [VIDEO]

Euronews reports: Geneva natives Laure and Aline have been waiting for this day ever since they met 21 years ago. “We sent out the invitations at the last minute,” Laure told Euronews. “People sometimes have trouble making themselves available on a Friday at 11 am.” Switzerland is one of the last countries in western Europe to allow same-sex marriage. Hundreds …

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Homeschooling Family Dead In Group Suicide Leap

The Daily Mail reports: A family of four are dead and a teenage boy is fighting for life in hospital after appearing to jump from their apartment building in the Swiss resort of Montreux on Lake Geneva, police said. The French family were found at the bottom of a seven storey building in Montreux on Thursday and are believed to …

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Switzerland Freezes Assets Of Putin And Oligarchs

The New York Times reports: Switzerland, a favorite destination for Russian oligarchs and their money, announced on Monday that it would freeze Russian financial assets in the country, setting aside a deeply rooted tradition of neutrality to join the European Union and a growing number of nations seeking to penalize Russia for the invasion of Ukraine. After a meeting with …

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Anti-Vax Dating App Launches In Europe [VIDEO]

France 24 reports: Love in the time of Covid is a complicated affair. In France, dating got trickier this week after a “vaccine pass” came into force on Monday. The new pass requires people aged 16 and above to show proof of vaccination (that is, three doses) to enter public places such as bars, restaurants and cinemas. When it comes …

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Swiss Govt: Same-Sex Marriages To Begin On July 1st

The Associated Press reports: Switzerland’s executive body announced Wednesday that same-sex couples can get married starting on July 1 next year, making good on the resounding support Swiss voters expressed in a referendum. The Federal Council officially said that starting Jan. 1, Switzerland would recognize the marriages of same-sex couples who wed in in other countries instead of continuing to …

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Exit Polls: Swiss Voters Approve Same-Sex Marriage

The BBC reports: Swiss voters have backed same-sex marriage in a referendum, according to projections. More than 60% supported the measure, which would bring the country into line with most of western Europe. In the build up to the vote, church groups and conservative political parties opposed the idea, saying it would undermine the traditional family. Switzerland has allowed same-sex …

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Switzerland To Vote Sunday On Same-Sex Marriage

Reuters reports: Swiss voters decide on Sunday whether to allow same-sex couples to wed and adopt children after a highly charged campaign pitted gay rights activists against conservative opponents in one of the last Western European countries to still ban gay marriage. The federal government and parliament approved opening civil marriage to same-sex couples, but opponents forced a referendum on …

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Thousands Rally For Marriage Equality In Switzerland

The Associated Press reports: Tens of thousands protested in Switzerland on Saturday for the legalization of same-sex marriage in the Alpine country. The protests came ahead of a national referendum on Sept. 26 on the legalization of gay marriage, which has already been introduced in many other European countries. So far, same-sex couples in Switzerland can only get official approval …

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Davos Founder: Trump Likely Won’t Be Invited Back

Bloomberg News reports: Already banned from Twitter, it looks like Donald Trump will be shut out of Davos too. The former U.S. president, the star attraction of last January’s gathering of power-brokers in the Swiss Alps, is unlikely to be invited back, according to the World Economic Forum’s founder and executive chairman, Klaus Schwab. Asked by newspaper NZZ am Sonntag …

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Swiss Public Votes To Outlaw Anti-LGBT Discrimination

The BBC reports: Voters in Switzerland have backed a proposal to make discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and sexual identity illegal. The result of 63.1% in favour to 36.9% against is a huge boost for Switzerland’s LGBT community. It had argued Swiss law on the issue lagged far behind other countries in Europe. Opponents of the new law …

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Police Busted Two Russian Spy “Plumbers” At Davos

The Daily Beast reports: Police in Switzerland reportedly uncovered a Russian spying operation in Davos, where world leaders are meeting this week for the annual World Economic Forum. Police arrested two Russian men in the Alpine town last August after they were alerted to their suspiciously long stay in the resort. The men had allegedly claimed diplomatic protections, but had …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Hang Glider Safe After Harness Mishap

Cross Country Magazine reports: A jaw-dropping video clip of a tourist tandem flight gone wrong in Switzerland has been posted to YouTube, revealing the terrifying ordeal of a pilot and passenger in Interlaken this summer. The passenger in the “Swiss Mishap” video that has gone viral in pilot circles is Florida-based Chris Gursky, an auto-parts manager and photographer. On 26 …

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NRA TV Hails Switzerland’s “Homogeneous” Culture

Media Matters report: Chuck Holton, a correspondent for the National Rifle Association’s NRATV, credited Switzerland’s low crime rate on the “homogeneity” of its culture, echoing a long-held white nationalist talking point. During the July 20 broadcast of NRATV’s Stinchfield, Holton discussed his reporting on gun laws in several European countries and how they compare to those in the United States. …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Addresses Davos Summit

Reuters reports: U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to use his maiden speech to the World Economic Forum on Friday to promote his tax cuts, deregulation and trade policies to chief executives, bankers and political leaders. Trump, who flew into the sanctum of the global elite at the Swiss ski resort of Davos on Thursday, will deliver the event’s main …

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Soros At Davos: Trump Is A Danger To The World

Bloomberg reports: Billionaire Democratic donor George Soros on Thursday took aim at President Trump and tech giants during an appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “I consider the Trump administration a danger to the world,” Soros said. “But I regard it as a purely temporary phenomenon that will disappear in 2020, or even sooner.” “I give President …

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DAVOS: Protests Erupt Ahead Of Trump’s Visit [VIDEO]

Switzerland’s The Local reports: More than a thousand people protested in central Zurich on Tuesday against the planned arrival of US President Donald Trump in Switzerland for the World Economic Forum (WEF). Trump is due to make a speech at the gathering of international business and political leaders in Davos on Friday. The demonstrators marched through the Swiss city chanting …

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Trump To Attend “Globalist” Davos Forum

The New York Times reports: President Trump is expected to attend the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland, in the coming weeks, an administration official said Tuesday. In a statement, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, said the president was looking forward to attending the gathering of world leaders and business executives. Mr. Trump’s planned appearance at an …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Switzerland Welcomes Donald Trump

Over one million views since last night. Laughing Squid recaps: Not wanting to be outdone by the Netherlands invitation video, the Swiss television show Deville Late Night put together “Switzerland Second“, a hilarious video inviting Donald Trump to visit their country, voiced in English and using his own style of speaking. Additionally, the Swiss video touts its geographical superiority over …

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SWITZERLAND: Police Blamed For Being Unaware After 5000 Extremists Attend Neo-Nazi Concert

The Local reports: Police in the canton of St Gallen are under fire for allowing a music festival for right-wing extremists to take place on Saturday night. More than 5,000 people turned out to the festival in the usually tranquil commune of Unterwasser in eastern Switzerland for what is thought to be the largest ever gathering of the extreme right …

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SWITZERLAND: Voters Very Narrowly Reject Tax Bill That Defines Marriage As “One Man – One Woman”

Primarily thanks to residents of Bern and Zurich, today Switzerland’s voters very narrowly rejected a tax bill which contained a “Trojan horse” section which defined marriage as exclusively between a man and a woman. Swiss Info reports: What had seemed like a sure “Yes” in January became a close contest after an energetic “No” committee argued that the terms of …

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