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Argentina Sinks Switzerland in World Cup QF

They will now face the winners of Belgium - USA for a place in the semifinals.

(RIO de JANEIRO, Brazil) - Angel Di Maria Argentina Soccer Angel Di Maria’s strike in the 11th hour of extra time sunk Switzerland and snatched Argentina a place in the FIFA World Cup quarter-finals.

A goalless draw seemed inevitable until, on 118 minutes, Lionel Messi produce one of his patented dribbles to set up the Real Madrid man, who duly booked La Albiceleste a trip to Brasilia.

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Swiss Punch Their Ticket to Round of 16

Shaqiri triple takes Swiss through.

(MANAUS, Brazil ) - Switzerland World Cup Xherdan Shaqiri hit a hat-trick as Switzerland qualified for the Round of 16 with a comfortable 3-0 win over Honduras at the Arena Amazonia in Manaus.

The Bayern Munich midfielder's treble - the second seen at Brazil 2014, following that of his club colleague Thomas Muller - secured second spot in Group E and set up a knockout duel with Argentina in Sao Paulo.

Read Full Article (Jun-15-2014 18:17)

Switzerland Shocks Ecuador With Late Goal

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(RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil) - Haris Seferovic Switzerland secured a dramatic 2-1 victory over Ecuador in the latest turnaround of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, with Haris Seferovic scoring in stoppage-time after Enner Valencia and Admir Mehmedi looked to have secured a point for both sides.

It was a cagey start from the Group E sides, but the Swiss began the brighter with quick feet from Xherdan Shaqiri allowing him the space to test Alexander Dominguez.

Read Full Article (Nov-21-2013 22:06)

Switzerland Shows U.S. How to Handle CEOs

Two major parts of the answer are obvious. Switzerland doesn't fight wars, and it doesn't redistribute its wealth upward creating an overclass of multibillionaires.

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Swiss did it why can't we? In Switzerland a petition from 100,000 people, or about 1.25% of the population, creates a public referendum. By this means, last March, Swiss voters created strict limits on executive pay.

On November 24, the Swiss will vote on whether to take a further step -- limiting executive pay to no more than 12 times the lowest salary in the company. Such a maximum wage policy allows the CEO pay increases, but only if workers get at least a twelfth as much.

Read Full Article (Mar-13-2013 12:50)

No More Gnomes in Zurich

For more than two thousand years, corporations have gained life by being chartered by the bodies that rule a society.

(WASHINGTON DC) - Clyde Prestowitz For most of my life it has generally been accepted that Switzerland is about money -- hot, quiet, frightened, sweaty money in large amounts.

It has also been understood that a particular class of people called the gnomes of Zurich run everything in Switzerland and cause most of the world's economic and financial problems by doing whatever is best for the money without regard for the people.

Read Full Article (Jun-19-2012 12:37)

Gilad Atzmon and Frank Harrison Duo - `The Road to Bop` - Talk by Gilad Atzmon

Catch this dynamic duo at a number of shows.

(LONDON) - Gilad Atzmon and Frank Harrison Duo Tour dates have been announced for the Gilad Atzmon and Frank Harrison Duo - 'The Road to Bop' - Talk by Gilad Atzmon.

These are the events that will take place in the coming days in Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Norway & UK.

Read Full Article (Dec-20-2011 14:33)

Questions Persist as to US Arms Treaty Compliance

Includes the complete text of Section 817 of the USA PATRIOT Act, with the questionable subsection underlined.

(GENEVA, Switzerland ) - Nuclear regulations Questions concerning the compliance of the United States with the international treaty, the Biological Weapons Convention, came to a head recently during the Seventh Review Conference of the Convention, which is being held now in Geneva, Switzerland at the United Nations.

The most recent compliance report, listed in the BWC catalogue as BWC/CONF.VII/INF.2/Add.1, has failed to quash concerns as to the reliability of statements made by the United States as to its compliance with obligations under the BWC.

Read Full Article (Dec-09-2011 01:58)

Addressing the BWC

... the United States of America is engaged in an offensive biological weapons program.

(GENEVA) - BWC on bomb My name is Janet Phelan and I sit on the board of ITHACA, which is a human rights agency. I am grateful for the opportunity to submit these concerns to the Seventh Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention.

I am here today to submit concerns to this Convention that the United States of America is engaged in an offensive biological weapons program.

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