Publication: Expatica Switzerland

First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 2 reports

Putin in thinly-veiled invasion threat as Ukraine talks drag out

Russian President Vladimir Putin left the door open to intervening in Ukraine Thursday in a thinly-veiled threat that coincided with crunch Geneva talks striving to de-escalate the crisis.Kiev also appeared to ratchet up the pressure by banning entry ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

EU, Switzerland edge towards free movement accord: sources

The European Union and Switzerland are close to reolving a spat over Swiss immigration curbs although Britain has asked for more time to consider the proposals, EU sources said Wednesday.EU ties with non-member Switzerland have been strained since a Swiss ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Immigration vote could cast shadow over Swiss economy

Swiss-based food giant Nestle warned on Thursday that a vote to rein in immigration by EU citizens had cast a shadow over the Alpine country's economy."Recent political decisions, notably the referendum (on February 9) on immigration, have led us into ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Ukraine excludes discussing 'internal affairs' at Geneva talks

Ukraine on Tuesday ruled out any discussion of its "internal affairs" at talks this week with Russia, the US and EU, amid spiralling tensions between Kiev and pro-Moscow militants."The main objective of the talks we are planning to have is the de-escalation, ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Apr 15 2014]
Entities: Ukraine, Geneva, Kiev
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 12 2014 - 1 reports

Swiss voters set to sink Swedish jet fighter deal: poll

Swiss voters are set to sink a massive defence deal with Swedish firm Saab to buy 22 fighter planes, an opinion poll showed Friday ahead of a referendum next month.The survey by the gfs.bern polling institute showed that 52 percent of voters opposed the ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 05 2014 - Updated Apr 05 2014 - 1 reports

US lawsuit targets Swiss expert over $7.2 mln 'Rothko'

A Las Vegas billionaire is suing a respected Swiss curator accused of standing behind the authenticity of a painting purportedly by American artist Mark Rothko which turned out to be fake.Several people are accused over the "Untitled (Orange, Red and ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Apr 05 2014]
First reported Apr 04 2014 - Updated Apr 05 2014 - 2 reports

UN accuses Chad troops of unprovoked C.Africa killings

The UN on Friday accused Chadian soldiers of carrying out an unprovoked attack when they opened fire in a crowded market in Central African capital Bangui, a day after Chad said it was withdrawing its peacekeepers from the strife-torn state.An investigation ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Apr 01 2014 - Updated Apr 01 2014 - 1 reports

Caterpillar used Swiss havens to avoid US tax: Senate

US Senate investigators have accused heavy equipment giant Caterpillar of hiding $8 billion in profits offshore in Switzerland to avoid US taxes.In a report released late Monday, investigators said the company took advantage of a special corporate tax ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Apr 01 2014]
First reported Mar 30 2014 - Updated Mar 31 2014 - 1 reports

Spying fears plague Swiss fighter deal: report

Ahead of a Swiss referendum on the country's plan to buy 22 fighter jets from Sweden, a report raised concerns Sunday that a US-made communication system onboard could be used for spying.According to a report in Swiss weekly Le Matin Dimanche, Swedish ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Mar 30 2014]
First reported Mar 30 2014 - Updated Mar 31 2014 - 1 reports

Kremlin critic Khodorkovsky granted residency in Switzerland

Former Russian oil tycoon and Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky, freed after a decade in prison in Russia, has been granted a one-year resident permit in Switzerland, migration authorities said Sunday."His application was approved," migration office ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Mar 30 2014]
First reported Mar 31 2014 - Updated Mar 31 2014 - 1 reports

Swiss probe missing diamond worth $50 mn: report

Geneva authorities are investigating the disappearance of a pink diamond estimated to be worth around $50 million (41 million euros) from a reputable storage firm for gems, according to a news report Sunday.Prosecutors ordered a probe after a South African-Guinean ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Mar 31 2014]
First reported Mar 29 2014 - Updated Mar 30 2014 - 1 reports

Geneva police stage 'fine strike' over salary conditions

If you ever wanted to speed through Geneva, litter or jay-walk, this might be the best time: police in the Swiss city have stopped handing out fines in protest against a planned salary cut.Police union UPCP has called the "fine strike" in the canton of ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Mar 29 2014]
Entities: Police, Geneva, Protest, Litter

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The European Parliament said the European Union should act "against Russian firms and their subsidiaries, especially in the energy sector, and Russia's EU assets"
"The parties are working on a joint statement about the path forward, but they are not there yet and the meeting is ongoing" a Western official said
"Britain asked for more time so ministers could look at the text being negotiated" a British diplomat told AFP
"Recent political decisions, notably the referendum (on February 9) on immigration, have led us into a period of uncertainty" Nestle chairman Peter Brabeck told the group's annual general meeting

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Putin in thinly-veiled invasion threat as Ukrai... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Apr 17 2014]
Joint statement due in crunch Ukraine talks: so... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Apr 17 2014]
EU, Switzerland edge towards free movement acco... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Apr 16 2014]
Immigration vote could cast shadow over Swiss e... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Apr 15 2014]
Ukraine excludes discussing 'internal affairs' ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Apr 15 2014]
Swiss voters set to sink Swedish jet fighter de... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Apr 11 2014]
US lawsuit targets Swiss expert over $7.2 mln '... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Apr 05 2014]
UN accuses Chad troops of unprovoked C.Africa k... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Apr 04 2014]
UN says Chad troops' killing of 30 C.Africans u... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Apr 04 2014]
Caterpillar used Swiss havens to avoid US tax: ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Apr 01 2014]
Swiss probe missing diamond worth $50 mn: report [Published Expatica Switzerland - Mar 31 2014]
Spying fears plague Swiss fighter deal: report [Published Expatica Switzerland - Mar 30 2014]
Kremlin critic Khodorkovsky granted residency i... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Mar 30 2014]
Geneva police stage 'fine strike' over salary c... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Mar 29 2014]
UN says Latvia's language rules discriminate ag... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Mar 27 2014]
UN rights council launches Sri Lanka war crimes... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Mar 27 2014]
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UN rights chief urges probe of Sri Lanka war cr... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Mar 26 2014]
UK animal rights activist convicted in blackmai... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Mar 19 2014]
Iran exiles demand end to Iraq 'blockade' [Published Expatica Switzerland - Mar 14 2014]
Venezuela accuses US of seeking to fund violence [Published Expatica Switzerland - Mar 14 2014]
UN probes US rights record [Published Expatica Switzerland - Mar 13 2014]
UN kicks off delayed review of US rights record [Published Expatica Switzerland - Mar 13 2014]
Global patent filings jump 5.1% in 2013: WIPO [Published Expatica Switzerland - Mar 13 2014]
Adecco profits balloon amid temp work pick-up i... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Mar 12 2014]
4,000 Tamils protest in Geneva for Sri Lanka wa... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Mar 10 2014]
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