High-altitude wake held for melting Swiss glacier

World Sep 22, 2019

High-altitude wake held for melting Swiss glacier

Dozens of people dressed in black on Sunday attended a "funeral march" on a steep Swiss mountainside to mark the disappearance of an Alpine glacier amid growing global alarm over climate change. The Pizol "has lost so much substance that from a scientific perspective it ...

Japan considers naming Yomiuri chairman as ambassador to Switzerland

National Aug 7, 2019

Japan considers naming Yomiuri chairman as ambassador to Switzerland

The government is considering appointing Kojiro Shiraishi, chairman of media conglomerate the Yomiuri Shimbun group, as its new ambassador to Switzerland, a government source said Wednesday. It would be rare for someone working in the media to be appointed as an ambassador, but the 72-year-old ...

Switzerland has been helping Japan investigate Carlos Ghosn

Business / Corporate Jul 30, 2019

Switzerland has been helping Japan investigate Carlos Ghosn

Swiss prosecutors say they have been assisting investigations in Japan into former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn, who has been indicted on charges of financial misconduct and breach of trust. Tokyo prosecutors requested Swiss assistance on Jan. 14, and the request was forwarded to ...

Mike Pompeo to attend secretive Bilderberg meeting in Switzerland

World Jun 1, 2019

Mike Pompeo to attend secretive Bilderberg meeting in Switzerland

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday is scheduled to take part in a secretive meeting in Switzerland of global power brokers discreetly discussing issues like Brexit and the future of capitalism. The State Department confirmed Saturday that Pompeo, who is on a four-nation ...

Swiss court blocks Italy's bid for possible da Vinci portrait

World May 29, 2019

Swiss court blocks Italy's bid for possible da Vinci portrait

Switzerland's highest court has rejected Italy's request for the return of an oil painting attributed by some to Leonardo Da Vinci, ruling no Swiss laws were broken when the work was brought over the border. Titled "Portrait of Isabella d'Este" and dated to the 16th ...