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  • Alfa Romeo Returns to Formula 1 in 2018
    Alfa Romeo is rejoining the ranks of Formula 1 after a 32-year absence from the top-tier racing series. The brand┬ápartners with Switzerland’s Sauber F1 Team for the 2018 season as the outfit’s title sponsor. ...
    Alex Nishimoto.  Motor Trend.  Wed, 29 Nov 2017 16:45:20 +0000.
  • Switzerland Is The World's Largest Hedge Fund
    The SNB has bought roughly $17 billion worth of U.S. stocks so far this year. And it has no formula; it is just trying to manage its currency.
    By John Mauldin, Contributor.  Forbes.  Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:44:00 -0500.
  • Logitech Forecasts Strong FY18 Revenue and Profit Growth
    NEW YORK & LAUSANNE, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Logitech International announces its Fiscal Year 2018 outlook, and a new share buyback program as part of a three-year capital allocation framework.
    Business Wire.  Tue, 7 Mar 2017 05:01:00 UTC.
  • Eight Iraqis jailed for New Year gang rape in Vienna
    The men, who had arrived in Austria the previous year, subjected the woman to an hours-long ordeal.
    BBC News.  Thu, 02 Mar 2017 16:59:00 GMT.
  • Swiss golfer retroactively DQ'd from major amateur event due to 'contaminated meat'
    The IGF retroactively disqualified Switzerland's Mathias Eggenberger from the World Amateur Team Championship when he was found to have eaten contaminated meat.
    Golf Digest.  Thu, 09 Feb 2017 16:10:27 GMT.
Switzerland map, showing Berne, the capital city, and other major Swiss cities
Austria map, showing Vienna, the capital city of Austria, and other major Austrian cities
Slovenia map, showing Ljubljana, its capital city, and parts of adjacent countries

Facts About the Alpine States

The Alpine States consist of Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, and Liechtenstein.  These nations are located in the Alpine region of south central Europe, and you find more news and information about them by visiting the official government websites listed below.

The Swiss Confederation's capital city is Berne, and its national currency is the Swiss Franc.  The primary languages used in Switzerland are German, French, and Italian; in 2007, the estimated population of Switzerland was 7,555,000.

The Republic of Austria's capital city is Vienna, and its currency is the Euro.  The primary language used in Austria is German, and in 2007, the estimated population of Austria was 8,200,000.

The Republic of Slovenia's capital city is Ljubljana, and its currency is the Tolar.  The country's national language is Slovene, and its estimated population in 2007 was 2,009,000.

The Principality of Liechtenstein's capital city is Vaduz, and its currency is the Swiss Franc.  The Alemannic German dialect is spoken in Liechtenstein, and in 2007, the nation's estimated population was 34,000.

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