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October 19, 2018 10:02 PM European and Asian Nations Join U.S.’s Economic Pushback Against China

Free-market countries align to counter Beijing’s state-backed capitalism, particularly its Belt-and-Road Initiative The U.S. campaign to counter China’s efforts to project its economic clout got a boost from European and Asian countries, which also want to capitalize on Washington’s fight with Beijing. The 28-member European Union, Norway, Switzerland 84

October 16, 2018 11:28 PM U.S. Is World’s Most Competitive Economy for First Time in a Decade

Country regains top spot in World Economic Forum rankings thanks to strong economic growth; report says room for improvement on social issues The U.S. is back on top as the most competitive country in the world, regaining the No. 1 spot for the first time since 2008 in an index produced by the World Economic Forum, which said the country could still 44

October 11, 2018 4:17 PM Swiss minister plays down mid-October deadline for EU treaty deal

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss Transport Minister Doris Leuthard played down a mid-October deadline from the European Commission to strike a deal on a new treaty cementing ties with Switzerland’s biggest trading partner. “We have no time pressure,” the pro-Europe minister who is stepping down at year’s end told the Finanz und Wirtschaft paper in an interview 80

October 8, 2018 7:43 AM Missing Saudi journalist once a voice of reform in kingdom

FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 file photo, Tawakkol Karman, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate for 2011 holds a picture of missing Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi as she speaks to journalists near the Saudi Arabia consulate, in Istanbul, Turkey. Khashoggi was a Saudi insider. He rubbed shoulders with the Saudi royal family and supported its efforts to nudge 60

October 5, 2018 5:13 PM Artist to issue 'Swiss passports' in London installation

LONDON (Reuters) - Ever wanted to hold a Swiss passport in these uncertain times? If you head to London’s upscale Mayfair district this weekend, you can check out an art installation by American sculptor Tom Sachs called “Swiss Passport Office”, which for 20 euros will issue a fake version of the highly coveted document. Set up on the sidelines of London’s 79

October 3, 2018 1:44 AM The U.S.-China Trade War Could Last 20 Years, Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Warns

(GENEVA) — Alibaba founder Jack Ma said Tuesday that the trade dispute between the U.S. and China could last 20 years. But he expressed hope that a solution could be reached as a trade war would “hurt everybody.” The Chinese e-commerce billionaire also questioned the focus among some on trade deficits, calling it a relic of the 20th century. U.S. President 67

September 28, 2018 2:05 PM Swiss to press on with EU treaty talks without new concessions

ZURICH (Reuters) - The Swiss government proposed on Friday continuing negotiations with the European Union on clinching a new treaty without making any major new concessions, adding it was committed to protecting high Swiss pay levels. That has been a major bone of contention with Brussels, which has been pushing to wrap up a treaty by the end of the year. Swiss 55

September 25, 2018 11:16 AM Novartis to Cut 2,000 Jobs Amid Revamp

Drug giant’s new CEO is refocusing the Swiss company on higher-value drugs Novartis AG on Tuesday said it plans to cut more than 2,000 jobs as part of a global restructuring, the latest move by its new chief executive to refocus the pharmaceutical giant on higher-value drugs. The Swiss company said most of the cuts would fall in its home market, where 85

September 21, 2018 11:30 AM UEFA concerned by Turkey's human rights record amid Euro 2024 bid

UEFA expressed concerns about Turkey's approach to guaranteeing human rights in its evaluation of the bid submitted by the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) to host Euro 2024. The report, released on Friday, acknowledged that the TFF said it remained committed to guaranteeing personal freedoms in its formal presentation but offered no substantial proof 58

September 20, 2018 8:57 AM France, Belgium become first joint leaders in FIFA rankings history

France and Belgium have become the first-ever joint ranked leaders in the FIFA rankings. The latest published rankings show the two European nations exactly level on 1,729 points, something that has not in its 25-year history. Since winning the World Cup, France picked up a draw and win against Germany and Netherlands respectively in the UEFA Nations 66