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Art Basel, Swiss Centerpiece of the Trade’s Year, Is Postponed

Art Basel, Swiss Centerpiece of the Trade’s Year, Is Postponed

Art Basel, Swiss Centerpiece of the Trade’s Year, Is Postponed Art Basel, Swiss Centerpiece of the Trade’s Year, Is Postponed LONDON — The international art trade’s hopes of returning to some kind of in-person normality were set back Thursday when Art Basel announced that its flagship fair in Switzerland, scheduled for June, would be postponed until September. Because of the …

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Beny Steinmetz, a Mining Magnate, Found Guilty in Swiss Corruption Trial

Beny Steinmetz, a Mining Magnate, Found Guilty in Swiss Corruption Trial

Beny Steinmetz, a Mining Magnate, Found Guilty in Swiss Corruption Trial Beny Steinmetz, a Mining Magnate, Found Guilty in Swiss Corruption Trial GENEVA — A Swiss court on Friday convicted the French-Israeli mining magnate Beny Steinmetz on charges of corrupting foreign public officials and forging documents, in a trial over his successful bid to reap lavish iron ore resources in …

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China Takes the Lead in Demand for Swiss Watches

China Takes the Lead in Demand for Swiss Watches

China Takes the Lead in Demand for Swiss Watches China Takes the Lead in Demand for Swiss Watches As 2021 begins, the Swiss watch industry is navigating a new and unfamiliar retail landscape: For the first time, China is the world’s largest market for its products. China’s almost 1.4 billion residents have been the biggest buyers of luxury watches for …

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The Swiss Cheese Model of Pandemic Defense

The Swiss Cheese Model of Pandemic Defense

The Swiss Cheese Model of Pandemic Defense The Swiss Cheese Model of Pandemic Defense Q. What have we learned since March? A. Distance is the most effective intervention; the virus doesn’t have legs, so if you are physically distant from people, you avoid direct contact and droplets. Then you have to consider inside spaces, which are especially in play during …

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Swiss to Vote on Tougher Responsibility Proposal for Companies

Swiss to Vote on Tougher Responsibility Proposal for Companies

Swiss to Vote on Tougher Responsibility Proposal for Companies Swiss to Vote on Tougher Responsibility Proposal for Companies For several months, orange flags printed with “Yes!” have hung from balconies across Switzerland, encouraging the public to vote Sunday in favor of an initiative to make Swiss companies liable for human rights violations and environmental damage committed by their subsidiaries abroad. …

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Swiss Skydiver, With a Last-Minute Jockey, Wins the Preakness Stakes

Swiss Skydiver, With a Last-Minute Jockey, Wins the Preakness Stakes

Swiss Skydiver, With a Last-Minute Jockey, Wins the Preakness Stakes Swiss Skydiver, With a Last-Minute Jockey, Wins the Preakness Stakes Sometimes the wrong jockey gets on the right horse. Ask Robby Albarado. Last week, if you had said the name of the 47-year-old journeyman from Cajun country — known as southwest Louisiana outside of horse racing — you would have …

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Swiss to Vote on Paternity Leave: Nice to Have or Essential?

Swiss to Vote on Paternity Leave: Nice to Have or Essential?

Swiss to Vote on Paternity Leave: Nice to Have or Essential? Swiss to Vote on Paternity Leave: Nice to Have or Essential? ZURICH — When Patrik Höfliger’s daughter Elea was born in April, his employer gave him just two days off. So the father of two, who lives near Zurich, took three weeks of vacation to support his wife’s recovery …

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A Honeybee’s Tongue Is More Swiss Army Knife Than Ladle

A Honeybee’s Tongue Is More Swiss Army Knife Than Ladle

A Honeybee’s Tongue Is More Swiss Army Knife Than Ladle A Honeybee’s Tongue Is More Swiss Army Knife Than Ladle For a century, scientists have known how honeybees drink nectar. They lap it up. They don’t lap like cats or dogs, videos of whose mesmerizing drinking habits have been one of the great rewards of high speed video. But they …

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An 8-Year-Old Tried to Pay With Toy Money. It’s Now on a Swiss Police File.

Dozens Missing After Ferry in Solomon Islands Defies Cyclone Warning

An 8-Year-Old Tried to Pay With Toy Money. It’s Now on a Swiss Police File. An 8-Year-Old Tried to Pay With Toy Money. It’s Now on a Swiss Police File. PARIS — When an 8-year-old boy walked into a village supermarket in northern Switzerland last month and tried to pay with a fake €50 bill, it seemed like mere childhood …

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Marcel Ospel, Architect of the Swiss Bank UBS, Is Dead at 70

Marcel Ospel, Architect of the Swiss Bank UBS, Is Dead at 70

Marcel Ospel, Architect of the Swiss Bank UBS, Is Dead at 70 Marcel Ospel, Architect of the Swiss Bank UBS, Is Dead at 70 Marcel Ospel, who fashioned the Swiss bank UBS into a global banking power but then saw it come close to unraveling during the financial crisis of 2008, died on April 26 at his home in Wollerau, …

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