Global life expectancy increased by 5 years since 2000: WHO

The report states that globally life expectancy increased by 5 years between 2000 and 2015, the fastest increase since the 1960s. 

Alarming! Drone collides with passenger plane in UK

Alarming! Drone collides with passenger plane in UK

The incident has once again brought to focus the security risk posed by drones flown by amateurs.

Tour to Switzerland : Business Street

Tour to Switzerland : Business Street

Share Bazar, Mandi Live, Aap Ka Bazar, First Trade, Big Debate etc.

Outrage as Muslim pupils exempt from shaking female teachers` hands in Swiss district

Muslim groups meanwhile decried the polemic around the issue.
 

Black money: India, Switzerland working 'very closely' on tax info exchange

Black money: India, Switzerland working 'very closely' on tax info exchange

Swiss Ambassador to India Linus von Castelmur also said automatic exchange of tax information between India and Switzerland is expected to happen "rather soon".

 

World's 10 Happiest Countries

Denmark overtook Switzerland as the world`s happiest place, according to a report on Wednesday that urged nations regardless of wealth to tackle inequality and protect the environment.

Denmark world's happiest country, Burundi least

Denmark world's happiest country, Burundi least

The top 10 this year were Denmark, Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, Finland, Canada, Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia, and Sweden.

India top source for illicit medicines reaching Swiss shores

India top source for illicit medicines reaching Swiss shores

Amid much hoopla over alleged black money stashed by Indians in Swiss banks, Switzerland has disclosed that India is the top source for illegally imported medicines confiscated by their customs department.

Key dates leading up to Friday's FIFA election

Key dates leading up to Friday's FIFA election

The FIFA presidential elections will see five people battling for the post.

HSBC's Swiss, Dubai arms under lens for tax evasion by Indians

HSBC's Swiss, Dubai arms under lens for tax evasion by Indians

HSBC has been under scanner ever since a leaked list of hundreds of Indian clients of its Geneva branch found its way to the Indian tax authorities. Similar lists made their way to tax authorities in various other countries, prompting probes.

Three presidents due in Iran this week

Presidents of three countries -- Azerbaijan, Switzerland, and South Africa -- will visit Tehran in the next few days, the country`s foreign ministry announced on Monday.

Stolen data issue impacts tax cooperation with India: Swiss government

Stolen data issue impacts tax cooperation with India: Swiss government

Switzerland's tax cooperation with India is being negatively impacted over the "contentious" issue of sharing information based on illegally obtained data, according to the Swiss government.

 

UN tries to get Syria peace talks back on track

The UN envoy for Syria was under pressure Wednesday to get peace negotiations back on track after intense Russian bombing in support of regime forces left talks in Switzerland hanging by a thread.

Foreign govts raise pressure on Malaysia over scandals

Malaysia`s attorney general last week cleared Premier Najib Razak of wrongdoing in accepting a mysterious USD 681 million payment from overseas.

Black money: Significant progress in tax cooperation with India, says Swiss govt

Black money: Significant progress in tax cooperation with India, says Swiss govt

India and Switzerland have been working closely on mutual administrative assistance on tax matters and both sides have expressed their willingness to step up the cooperation.

Syrian opposition puts off decision on peace talks

A major Syrian opposition group Wednesday postponed a decision on joining peace talks in Switzerland, as wrangling over who will go threatens to derail the biggest push yet to resolve the war.

EU is 'falling apart', George Soros warns

EU is 'falling apart', George Soros warns

The European Union is "falling apart", American financier George Soros warned as part of wide-ranging remarks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday.

World Economic Forum annual meet opens in Davos

World Economic Forum annual meet opens in Davos

Schwab, who is WEF Founder and Executive Chairman, hoped that when participants go home they would be convinced that the future of our small global village can only be managed by collaboration and cooperation.

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2016: Some sessions open for public

The high-profile WEF meeting here will not be entirely for the elite only as some of the 300-odd sessions will be open to general public and few sessions would connect with millennials in select few cities worldwide, including Delhi, Bangalore and Ahmedabad in India.

World Economic Forum 2016: It's not only about elite talkathon at Davos

World Economic Forum 2016: It's not only about elite talkathon at Davos

Home to the annual talkathon of the rich and powerful from across the world for over four decades, this Swiss resort town has its own history of being a place of eminence for medical tourism as also for winter sports.