Refugees

UN chief urges world to share refugee burden more equitably

As most refugees live in poor countries, Guterres calls on international community to do more as he opens global summit.

UN chief urges world to share refugee burden more equitably

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Trade war goes digital: Countries eye tariffs on internet economy

By one estimate, import duties on so-called 'electronic transmissions' are worth up to $255bn a year.

Trade war goes digital: Countries eye tariffs on internet economy

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European banks are 'too small to survive': UBS CEO

Too many banks that cannot cover their cost of capital still exist, says UBS Group AG Chief Executive Sergio Ermotti.

European banks are 'too small to survive': UBS CEO

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Do planes from Boeing's rival, Airbus, have software problems?

Reuters sources claim a software issue is suspected in Airbus A220 engine blowouts.

Do planes from Boeing's rival, Airbus, have software problems?

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Zuckerberg grilled by US lawmakers over Libra

Zuckerberg tells US lawmakers Facebook won't back any move by Libra until it has satisfied all US regulatory concerns.

Zuckerberg grilled by US lawmakers over Libra

Switzerland

'A tsunami': Green Party makes historic gains in Switzerland vote

Far-right Swiss People's Party remained in the lead but lost ground on environmental concerns.

'A tsunami': Green Party makes historic gains in Switzerland vote

Global Warming

Swiss glaciers shrink 10 percent in five years: Study

Measurements on 20 Swiss glaciers show melt rates this year reaching 'record levels', according to an annual report.

Swiss glaciers shrink 10 percent in five years: Study

Health

WHO: 1 billion people suffer from preventable eye conditions

The first-of-its-kind report claims that over 2.2 billion people globally live with vision impairment or blindness.

WHO: 1 billion people suffer from preventable eye conditions

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Landmark mortgage ruling leaves Polish bankers worried

The EU's top court sets a precedent in favour of franc mortgage holders, which could cost Polish banks $15 billion.

As Swiss franc borrowers pop champagne, Polish bankers worry

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Credit Suisse COO resigns over spying scandal

Controversy has resulted in the suicide of a contractor and has shaken the reputation of the Swiss banking sector.

Credit Suisse COO resigns over spying scandal

Africa

Switzerland to auction cars seized from E Guinea leader's son

Luxury cars of Teodorin Obiang, Equatorial Guinea's vice president, were confiscated as part of money-laundering probe.

Switzerland to auction cars seized from E Guinea leader's son

Europe

Experts warn glacier on Mont Blanc in danger of collapsing

The Planpincieux, a hanging and temperate glacier that extends for 1,327sq km, is at risk of falling down Mont Blanc.

Experts warn glacier on Mont Blanc in danger of collapsing

Switzerland

Biggest Alpine glacier could disappear by 2100: Study

Switzerland's mighty Aletsch may melt away by end of this century if global warming continues unabated, study says.

Biggest Alpine glacier could disappear by 2100: Study

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Dirty gold is infiltrating world markets under faked brands

Forging branded gold bars has become increasingly sophisticated, so thousands may go undetected each year.

Dirty gold is infiltrating world markets under faked brands

UNRWA

Netherlands, Switzerland suspend UNRWA funding over ethics report

UNRWA leadership rejects 'unreservedly' allegations of misconduct, nepotism and discrimination made in internal report.

Netherlands, Switzerland suspend UNRWA funding over ethics report