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New Swiss chief negotiator seeks 'good will' to resolve EU impasse

14 Oct 2020

ZURICH Switzerland swapped out its chief negotiator with the European Union on Wednesday, aiming for what Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis called "new elan" in talks over a stalled bilateral treaty with its biggest trade partner.

After referendum win, Swiss face dilemma over stalled EU treaty

28 Sep 2020

ZURICH The Swiss government is sailing into rough waters as it seeks to tackle a new treaty on relations with the European Union, even though it won a weekend referendum against domestic eurosceptics seeking to strengthen curbs on immigration from the bloc.

After referendum win, Swiss face dilemma over stalled EU treaty

28 Sep 2020

ZURICH, Sept 28 The Swiss government is sailing into rough waters as it seeks to tackle a new treaty on relations with the European Union, even though it won a weekend referendum against domestic eurosceptics seeking to strengthen curbs on immigration from the bloc.

Swiss voters clearly reject curbs on EU immigration

27 Sep 2020

ZURICH Swiss voters overwhelmingly rejected on Sunday a right-wing party's attempt to scrap a pact allowing the free movement of people from the European Union, opting for stability amid the economic uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

With echoes of Brexit, Swiss set to vote on immigration

23 Sep 2020

ZURICH Swiss voters will decide on Sunday whether to tear up a pact with the European Union on the free movement of people, after a referendum campaign that exposed rifts in society over foreigners who make up a quarter of the population.

AstraZeneca vaccine trial pause a 'wake-up call', says WHO

10 Sep 2020

ZURICH AstraZeneca's pause of an experimental vaccine for the coronavirus after the illness of a participant is a "wake-up call" but should not discourage researchers, the World Health Organization's (WHO) chief scientist said on Thursday.

AstraZeneca vaccine trial pause a "wake-up call", says WHO

10 Sep 2020

ZURICH AstraZeneca's pause of an experimental vaccine for the coronavirus after the illness of a participant is a "wake-up call" but should not discourage researchers, the World Health Organization's (WHO) chief scientist said on Thursday.

Global recovery could be faster if COVID vaccine made available to all: WHO chief

06 Aug 2020

GENEVA Economic recovery around the world could come faster if any COVID-19 vaccine is made available to all as a public good, World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Thursday.

Anxious WHO implores world to 'do it all' in long war on COVID-19

03 Aug 2020

GENEVA The World Health Organization warned on Monday that there might never be a "silver bullet" for COVID-19 in the form of a perfect vaccine and that the road to normality would be long, with some countries requiring a reset of strategy. | Video

Anxious WHO implores world to 'do it all' in long war on COVID-19

03 Aug 2020

GENEVA The World Health Organization warned on Monday that there might never be a "silver bullet" for COVID-19 in the form of a perfect vaccine and that the road to normality would be long, with some countries requiring a reset of strategy. | Video

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