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November 21, 2018 7:55 AM Cows with or without horns? Swiss to vote on Sunday

PERREFITTE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Switzerland votes this Sunday on an issue of national importance that has divided the Alpine country - whether to subsidize farmers who let their cows’ and goats’ horns grow naturally. The referendum on preserving the “dignity of livestock” was initiated by farmer Armin Capaul, 66, a self-described rebel. He says that “listening 80

November 15, 2018 6:55 AM Swiss competition watchdog probes suspected payment systems boycott

ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland’s competition watchdog WEKO said it had searched offices of Swiss financial companies including Credit Suisse (CSGN.S) and UBS (UBSG.S) as it probes a suspected boycott of mobile payment solutions such as Apple Pay and Samsung Pay. The probe targets Aduno Holding, Postfinance, Swisscard AECS GmbH and Swiss units of Credit 96

November 14, 2018 10:26 PM German prosecutors seek to lift immunity of far-right leader

BERLIN – German prosecutors said Wednesday they are seeking to lift the parliamentary immunity of a prominent far-right politician as part of a probe into potentially illegal campaign donations. Prosecutors in the southern city of Konstanz want to investigate Alice Weidel, who is co-leader of the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany party, over donations 61

November 14, 2018 8:46 PM Qatar's Akram Afif scores as 2022 World Cup hosts stun Switzerland

Qatar pulled off one of the most impressive results in their history when they won 1-0 away to Switzerland in a friendly on Wednesday. Qatar, ranked 96th in the world, snatched the win after Akram Afif broke away and rounded Yvon Mvogo to score the only goal in the 86th minute of a lacklustre match played in front of a paltry 4,000 crowd. The Swiss twice 63

November 13, 2018 1:18 PM UEFA Nations League: State of play for finals, promotion and relegation

There are now just two rounds of games left in the UEFA Nations League, and the picture is becoming clearer about who will take part in the finals next June, as well as which nations will be promoted and relegated. - The fourth-placed teams, and the worst-performing third-placed team in the groups of League C are relegated. Points against the team in fourth-place 100

November 8, 2018 4:36 PM Italian police make major heroin haul on ship from Iran

ROME (Reuters) - Italian police discovered 270 kg (600 lb) of heroin hidden in a container that arrived aboard a ship from Iran, the biggest such haul for at least 20 years in Italy, police said on Thursday. The freighter had set sail from the Iranian Gulf port of Bandar Abbas and stopped off in Hamburg, Germany and Valencia, Spain before reaching the Italian 98

November 5, 2018 10:30 AM Swiss talk with U.S., Iran about humanitarian payment channel for food, drugs

ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland is holding talks with the United States and Iran about launching a humanitarian payment channel to help ensure food and drugs keep flowing to the Islamic Republic as Washington re-imposes economic sanctions, the government said. “Switzerland is committed to safeguarding Swiss economic interests and closely follows the development 97

November 4, 2018 7:16 PM Ethiopia's Desisa takes NYC Marathon, Keitany is women's winner

(Reuters) - Ethiopian Lelisa Desisa used a powerful surge to win his first New York City Marathon in five tries and Kenya’s Mary Keitany claimed a fourth women’s crown with a dominant victory on Sunday. Desisa finally made it to the top of the podium with a strong closing mile to win in an unofficial two hours, five minutes and 59 seconds as he and fellow 101

November 2, 2018 11:31 PM Novartis abandons effort for U.S. approval of biosimilar rituximab

(Reuters) - Novartis International AG said on Friday that its Sandoz division is abandoning an effort to gain U.S. regulatory approval for a biosimilar of rituximab, a medication used to treat certain cancer and rheumatoid arthritis. The decision comes after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sought additional information to support the company’s 130

October 20, 2018 1:55 AM Silenced forever: Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi is dead

In this image made from a March 2018 video provided by Metafora Production, Jamal Khashoggi speaks during an interview at an undisclosed location. Eighteen days after Khashoggi disappeared, Saudi Arabia acknowledged early Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, that the 59-year-old writer has died in what it said was a “fistfight” inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul 74