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Swiss program plots post-COVID future for science, diplomacy

Apr. 13, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — With COVID-19, space exploration and climate change high on many minds, a so-called “do tank” in Geneva, bankrolled by Switzerland's government, is gearing up to develop long-term scientific projects, ranging from a global court for scientific disputes to a Manhattan...

Swiss regulator tapped to lead German financial supervisor

Mar. 22, 2021 08:56 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's finance minister announced Monday that he has chosen the head of Switzerland's market regulator, Mark Branson, to lead the troubled German financial supervisory authority, BaFin. Finance Minister Olaf Scholz has vowed to reform and strengthen...

Swiss narrowly back proposal to ban face coverings in public

Mar. 07, 2021 12:36 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Swiss voters narrowly approved on Sunday a proposal to ban face coverings, both the niqabs and burqas worn by a few Muslim women in the country and the ski masks and bandannas used by protesters. The measure will outlaw covering one's face in public...