- Israeli businessman Beny Steinmetz is found guilty of corruption
Beny Steinmetz was found guilty by Switzerland's criminal court on Friday of paying up to $10million in bribes to obtain exploration permits for iron ore deposits at Simandou mine in Guinea.
Daily Mail. Fri, 22 Jan 2021 17:17:04 +0000.
- Russian envoy in Vienna says US attitude to Iran nuclear deal "businesslike and pragmatic"
"There are chances of getting ahead," Mikhail Ulyanov noted
Tass. Wed, 20 Jan 2021 21:53:52 +0300.
- Verbier: British skier killed in avalanche in Swiss Alps
The unnamed man lived in Verbier, where the incident happened, police said.
BBC News. Tue, 19 Jan 2021 17:42:55 GMT.
- British man among seven killed in Alps avalanches
Eight others escaped uninjured, while one flown to hospital with serious injuries
Samuel Osborne. The Independent. Tue, 19 Jan 2021 16:06:45 GMT.
- ECHR rules against Switzerland for fining, arresting Roma woman
In 2014, authorities in Geneva fined a woman $563 for begging and arrested her when she was unable to pay.
Al Jazeera. Tue, 19 Jan 2021 13:41:53 +0000.
- British man killed by avalanche while skiing in Swiss Alps
A British man has been killed in an avalanche while skiing in the Swiss Alps.
Sky News. Tue, 19 Jan 2021 11:59:00 +0000.
- 'Every week counts' as Austria, Greece, Denmark seek quick EU OK for AstraZeneca vaccine
Austria, Greece and Denmark will jointly pressure the European Medicines Agency to approve AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine as quickly as possible, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Monday, adding: "Every week counts."
Ekathimerini. Mon, 18 Jan 2021 12:30:10 GMT.
- The Latest: Austria tightens lockdown, extends it to Feb. 7
BERLIN - Austria is extending its lockdown until Feb. 7 in an attempt to bring down still-high infection figures, as authorities worry about the possible impact of more infectious variants of the coronavirus. ...
The Associated Press. Washington Times. Sun, 17 Jan 2021 01:31:12 -0500.
- Avalanche warnings after heavy snowfall in Alps
BERLIN (AP) - Authorities in Switzerland have warned of high avalanche risk in mountainous regions of the Alpine nation after heavy snowfall in recent days. ...
Washington Times. Fri, 15 Jan 2021 02:59:47 -0500.
- Spectacular fossil discovery: 150 million-year-old shark was one of the largest of its time
A team led by Sebastian Stumpf from the University of Vienna describes an well-preserved skeleton of the ancient shark Asteracanthus. ...
Science Daily. Thu, 14 Jan 2021 11:19:18 EST.
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 2020,
the estimated population of Switzerland was 8,654,622.
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 2020, the estimated population of Austria was 9,006,398.
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 2020 was 2,078,938.
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 2020, the nation's estimated population