Publication: Expatica Switzerland

First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

Swiss study says Sierra Leone Ebola lockdown too short

Three-day quarantines are not enough to net all Ebola cases in a given area, Swiss scientists said this week after using genetic sequencing to map the early spread of the virus in Sierra Leone.One of the three west African countries hardest hit by the ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

European households richer than pre-crisis peak

European households are richer than before the global financial and economic crisis battered their continent, though the picture is uneven, a new study by the Swiss bank Julius Baer shows.For example, in general people in Switzerland have grown rapidly ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 13 2014 - Updated Oct 13 2014 - 1 reports

Disasters hit over-60s hardest: UN

People aged over 60 bear the brunt of disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes, and governments must stop sidelining them before tragedy strikes, the United Nations said Monday."The older person is often invisible in our communities until they show ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Oct 13 2014]
First reported Oct 12 2014 - Updated Oct 12 2014 - 1 reports

Former UBS high-flier set for US tax fraud trial

A former top-level UBS banker will stand trial in the United States this week accused of helping rich Americans evade millions of dollars in taxes.Five years after being charged with conspiracy to commit tax fraud, Raoul Weil, 54, the former head of the ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Oct 12 2014]
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 1 reports

UN envoy warns of Kobane 'massacre', urges Turkey to let Kurds fight

Kurdish residents in Kobane "will be most likely massacred" by advancing Islamic State jihadists, a UN envoy warned Friday, urging Turkey to stop blocking Kurds from crossing into Syria to defend the besieged town.The plea to Ankara by Staffan de Mistura, ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Oct 10 2014]
First reported Oct 09 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 1 reports

Red Cross mulls Ukraine operations after worker killed

The Red Cross said Thursday it was analysing how to resume its Ukraine operations a week after halting work in the conflict-torn country following the death of a Swiss staffer."We are still deeply shocked by the death of our colleague Laurent Du Pasquier.... ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Oct 09 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

UN rights body urges new push to stem migrant sea deaths

The UN Human Rights Council on Friday urged countries to step up efforts to stem the string of sea tragedies that claim the lives of thousands of desperate migrants.The top UN watchdog called on governments "individually and collectively, to protect the ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

UN rights body, in split vote, calls for end to anti-gay discrimination

The UN's top human rights body called on Friday for nations to protect the rights of individuals regardless of sexual orientation, in a vote that exposed global fault lines over gay rights.The 47-nation Human Rights Council resolution expressed "grave ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

Russia, EU lock horns at WTO over vehicle duties

Russia on Friday blocked a European Union move to get the World Trade Organization to order Moscow to void Moscow's import duties on vans from Germany and Italy.The wrangling over the vehicle duties is part of a raft of politically-charged trade disputes ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

UN watchdog says rights must be respected in Ebola fight

The UN's top watchdog on Friday said that countries must not trample over human rights during the battle against Ebola.The 47-nation Human Rights Council -- whose members include Ebola-afflicted Sierra Leone -- said the loss of life in the epidemic was ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Argentina appeals against WTO ruling on imports

Argentina on Friday appealed against a ruling by the WTO which found that it had broken global trade rules by setting unfair requirements on good exported by partners including United States, the EU and Japan.Argentina's diplomats at the 160-member World ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

UN rights body condemns IS killings

The UN Human Rights Council on Thursday condemned the campaign of killings and hostage-taking being carried out in Syria by the Islamic State group and other fighters.Nations on the world body's top human rights forum cast 32 votes in favour of a resolution ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Sep 25 2014]

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"Hopefully people now know they should forward us new data if they get it" she said, adding that she hoped the research might inspire other labs to "dig deeper with other data sets."
"As long as capital returns exceed economic growthgrowth rates in Europe, European families owning capital are set to gain a larger slice of Europe's consistently expanding wealth cake" said Robert Ruttmann, an author of the study
"To turn this around, governments and disaster management agencies need to address older people's vulnerabilities and tap into the years of experience, knowledge and skills that they bring to help reduce the effects of disasters" he added
"He is not guilty," his lawyer Aaron Marcu told AFP. "The same people at UBS who were doing bad things and helping clients hiding assets are the same who are going to testify against him."

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Swiss study says Sierra Leone Ebola lockdown to... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Oct 15 2014]
European households richer than pre-crisis peak [Published Expatica Switzerland - Oct 15 2014]
Disasters hit over-60s hardest: UN [Published Expatica Switzerland - Oct 13 2014]
Former UBS high-flier set for US tax fraud trial [Published Expatica Switzerland - Oct 12 2014]
UN envoy warns of Kobane 'massacre', urges Turk... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Oct 10 2014]
Red Cross mulls Ukraine operations after worker... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Oct 09 2014]
UN rights body, in split vote, calls for end to... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Sep 26 2014]
UN rights body urges new push to stem migrant s... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Sep 26 2014]
UN watchdog says rights must be respected in Eb... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Sep 26 2014]
Argentina appeals against WTO ruling on imports [Published Expatica Switzerland - Sep 26 2014]
Russia, EU lock horns at WTO over vehicle duties [Published Expatica Switzerland - Sep 26 2014]
UN rights body condemns IS killings [Published Expatica Switzerland - Sep 25 2014]
Ebola cases to triple in weeks without drastic ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Sep 23 2014]
Two Ebola vaccines to be tested in Switzerland [Published Expatica Switzerland - Sep 18 2014]
Richemont reports dull luxury sales on weak Asi... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Sep 17 2014]
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