Switzerland is known as a country of direct democracy since voting on referendums is practiced quite often, as happened on Sunday when voters accepted the government's pension reform albeit by a narrow margin.
Argentine Foreign Ministry protocol experts made the news Monday after it went viral that the welcoming ceremony for Switzerland's new ambassador was ornamented with Danish flags.
German citizens who refuse to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or put up to harsh mobility restrictions have fled their country and sought shelter in a community within Paraguay, it was reported.
Several Swiss banks have been reprimanded for breaching laundering rules involving people linked to Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA, and have been ordered to terminate all business links with Venezuelan clients as well as with risky clients.
The vast majority of people with high blood pressure, or hypertension, – a serious medical condition that significantly increases the risks of heart, brain, kidney and other diseases – live in low and middle-income countries, a World Health Organization (WHO) report released on Wednesday has revealed.
A Swiss bank Friday admitted before a Federal Court in New York it had laundered around 25 million US dollars for the late Argentine Football Association President and FIFA Vice President Julio Humberto Grondona and his family, it was reported.
Swiss voters on Sunday narrowly backed a ban on full-face coverings in public places - a decision hailed by supporters as a bulwark against radical Islam but branded as discriminatory by opponents. Official results showed that 51.2% of voters, and a clear majority of federal Switzerland's cantons, supported the proposal.
UBS BB Investment Bank, a joint venture between UBS Group AG and Banco do Brasil SA for South America, reached a collaboration agreement with Argentina’s Banco Patagonia SA.
Fearing of doing business with politically-exposed clients in a sanctions-hit country, Credit Suisse Group AG has cut relationships with a number of Venezuela’s wealthy.
U.S. Treasury Department designated Switzerland and Vietnam as currency manipulators for the first time, while keeping China on a watch list, in the Trump administration’s final foreign-exchange policy report.