Publication: Expatica Switzerland

First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

Ebola taking 'heartbreaking' toll on Liberian kids: UNICEF

The murderous Ebola outbreak ripping through west Africa is taking a devastating toll on children, with some 2,000 orphaned in worst-hit Liberia alone, the UN's children's agency said Friday."It is really quite heartbreaking to see the effect that this ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

No vaccine stocks in crisis-hit Ukraine: WHO

Conflict-torn Ukraine is facing a health emergency, with no stocks of any vaccines and dire shortages of many medicines, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday."Ukraine has no vaccines... They don't have any vaccines in their storage," said Dorit ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 08 2014 - 1 reports

Strengthen monitoring of 'fragile' Ukraine truce: OSCE

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe stressed Monday the need to strengthen its monitoring of a shaky ceasefire in Ukraine, and urged dialogue over sanctions.Swiss President Didier Burkhalter, who is acting head of the OSCE, told Swiss ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Sep 08 2014]
First reported Sep 07 2014 - Updated Sep 08 2014 - 1 reports

Two Dutch climbers killed in Switzerland: police

Two Dutch mountain climbers plunged to their deaths over the weekend as they climbed down the peak of Combin de Valsorey in Switzerland, police said on Sunday.The bodies of the two, aged 38 and 48, were found linked by climbing ropes at the bottom of ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Sep 07 2014]
Entities: Switzerland, Police
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

Swiss complete tax-dodge payments to Britain, Austria

Switzerland said Monday that it had completed a programme to pay Britain and Austria hundreds of millions of euros in settlements for past tax-dodging by their citizens.In a statement, the Swiss tax administration said that London had received a total ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

Swiss baby dies after being left forgotten in parked car

A 16-month-old baby died after being forgotten by one of its parents who left the child behind in a company car park, a Swiss prosecutor said Friday.The baby was left for a number of hours after the parent "went to work, forgetting to leave the baby in ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Aug 29 2014]
Entities: Criminal
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Swiss satisfied by first sex drive-in

Swiss authorities are basking in the afterglow of a decision to create a "sex drive-in" in Zurich, with social services hailing it a success on its first anniversary on Tuesday.The experiment in Switzerland's largest city began last August when the authorities ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

WHO tackles Ebola through global airline and travel sector

The World Health Organization said Monday that it had set up a task force with the global airline and tourism industry in an effort to contain the spread of Ebola.The UN agency said it was working hand in hand with the International Civil Aviation Organization, ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

E-cigarettes: a state of play around the world

Countries around the world have different rules regarding e-cigarettes, and while they are enormously popular in some countries, people in others turn up their noses at them.Here is a snapshot of the situation around the world, after the World Health ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 24 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

Mid-air collision in Switzerland leaves six seriously injured

A collision between two light aircraft in Switzerland on Sunday has left six people with serious injuries, according to police.One of the planes crashed in a field in the canton of St Gallen. Local police cited by Swiss news agency ATS said the four people ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Aug 24 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 1 reports

One dead in Swiss mosque shooting: police

One person was killed Friday in a shooting in the prayer hall of a Swiss mosque, police said.The suspected killer was arrested at the scene in the northeastern city of Sankt Gallen, local police told AFP, without giving further details about the indi ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Aug 22 2014]
Entities: Shooting, Police, Officer
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Swiss policeman who saved Jews from Holocaust honoured

A Swiss policemen who saved thousands of Jews from the Holocaust and ended up being punished for forging their entry documents was honoured by his former force Friday."Paul Grueninger should be an example to us all," said Fredy Faessler, police and justice ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Aug 22 2014]

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"It is really quite heartbreaking to see the effect that this (outbreak) has on children and their families" said Sarah Crowe, head of UNICEF's crisis communication in Liberia
"Ukraine has no vaccines... They don't have any vaccines in their storage" said Dorit Nitzan, who heads WHO's country office in Ukraine
"The crisis cannot be resolved without dialogue with Russia," he told RTS, insisting that "if you want to resolve Europe's problems, you cannot do so without Russia"
The baby was left for a number of hours after the parent "went to work, forgetting to leave the baby in the usual childcare facility" , Neuchatel prosecutor Marc Remy said in a statement

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Ebola taking 'heartbreaking' toll on Liberian k... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Sep 12 2014]
No vaccine stocks in crisis-hit Ukraine: WHO [Published Expatica Switzerland - Sep 09 2014]
Strengthen monitoring of 'fragile' Ukraine truc... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Sep 08 2014]
Two Dutch climbers killed in Switzerland: police [Published Expatica Switzerland - Sep 07 2014]
Swiss complete tax-dodge payments to Britain, A... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Sep 01 2014]
Swiss baby dies after being left forgotten in p... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Aug 29 2014]
WHO tackles Ebola through global airline and tr... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Aug 26 2014]
E-cigarettes: a state of play around the world [Published Expatica Switzerland - Aug 26 2014]
Swiss satisfied by first sex drive-in [Published Expatica Switzerland - Aug 26 2014]
Mid-air collision in Switzerland leaves six ser... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Aug 24 2014]
Swiss policeman who saved Jews from Holocaust h... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Aug 22 2014]
One dead in Swiss mosque shooting: police [Published Expatica Switzerland - Aug 22 2014]
Kuoni travel reports loss on unrest, shares plunge [Published Expatica Switzerland - Aug 21 2014]
415,800 flee fighting in east Ukraine: UNHCR [Published Expatica Switzerland - Aug 20 2014]
Kidnapped ICRC staff freed in Afghanistan [Published Expatica Switzerland - Aug 20 2014]
UN launches aid operation for 500,000 in northe... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Aug 20 2014]
US faces UN review of racial discrimination record [Published Expatica Switzerland - Aug 14 2014]
Swiss chase adrift construction platform down r... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Aug 13 2014]
Swiss Life posts strong half-year profits [Published Expatica Switzerland - Aug 13 2014]
Swiss bar Russian display team from air show du... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Aug 12 2014]
CORRECTED: Global Ebola death toll passes 1,000... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Aug 12 2014]
WTO confirms China rare earth trade limits brea... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Aug 07 2014]
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