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February 11, 2019
Swiss pond fishers give new meaning to concept of 'money laundering' It’s a story that puts a whole new twist on the meaning of ‘money laundering’ in Switzerland. Posted: February 11, 2019 5:53 pm
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Ex-pilot of Sala's plane: "I can't believe it was a mechanical fault" A FORMER pilot of the aircraft which crashed in the Channel killing Cardiff FC player Emiliano Sala says he does not believe the tragedy was caused by a mechanical fault. Eduardo Hernández Vidaurreta, 65, from the … Posted: February 11, 2019 5:44 pm
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Switzerland and UK complete post-Brexit trade deal Britain and Switzerland formalized a deal on Monday to preserve trade relations between the two countries even if London opts to leave the European Union without a deal with Brussels. Posted: February 11, 2019 4:56 pm
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Why The Local Switzerland will soon ask you to become a paying Member In March The Local Switzerland will begin asking regular readers to pay a small contribution to become Members. Editor George Mills explains why the change is taking place. Posted: February 11, 2019 2:57 pm
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Brazil to Turn on Expensive Thermoelectric Plants For Extra Energy By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian Committee for the Monitoring of the Electric Sector (CMSE) decided on Friday to put into operation the more expensive thermoelectric plants to help supply the country’s energy needs. The decision comes after...
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Sanchez may call April elections following Sunday's protest PRESIDENT Pedro Sánchez is considering calling a general election on April 14 as he has been unable to secure sufficient backing for his 2019 budget. In trying to please the Catalunya regional parties – whose … Posted: February 11, 2019 2:24 pm
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Top 5 trends for UAE luxury hotels to watch out for in 2019! We’ve heard industry analysts talk about everything from improving food and entertainment to introducing artificial intelligence and robots to engage with customers. While some refer to trends that will continue from the previous year, there are others who point to new trends....
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Human Rights Group Asks For Investigation Into Deaths in Rio de Janeiro By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Amnesty International has called for an immediate investigation into the death of thirteen people in two communities in Rio de Janeiro last Friday during a military police operation. “The military police claims...
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Interview with Obama Adviser Ben Rhodes: 'Trump Is Just Tearing Things Down' Ben Rhodes was a key adviser in the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama. With his memoir now being published in German, DER SPIEGEL spoke with him about the Donald Trump presidency, America’s diminished role in the world and Obama’s Middle East policy. Posted: February...
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Salgueiro Samba School Ready for Rio 2019 Carnival By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the early hours of Monday, March 4th, samba school G.R.E.S. Acadêmicos do Salgueiro will compete in the Grupo Especial with their parade scheduled to begin at 12:30 AM. The group will present their ‘samba enredo’ (thematic...
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