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Against the backdrop of numerous national currencies affecting trade and growth on the continent, the AFRO provides a reliable, safe and secure solution suited to Africa’s development challenges First 200,000 Wallets to Receive 50 Free AFROs AFRO Foundation, a non-governmental organisation based in Geneva, Switzerland, launched the AFRO, first Pan-African cryptocurrency dedicated to growth and [&hellip
As companies compete for talent, a startup that has built a platform to help ensure that the talent — once it’s working for you — doesn’t get bogged down by IT frustration, has raised a significant round of funding. Lausanne, Switzerland-based Nexthink has nailed down $85 million in funding led by Index Ventures (which has […]
techcrunch.com | 12/12/18
Britain isn’t the only European country tangling with Brussels over future relations with the European Union. Switzerland is in its crosshairs too.
www.wsj.com | 12/1/18
Britain isn’t the only European country tangling with Brussels over future relations with the European Union. Switzerland is in its crosshairs too.
www.wsj.com | 12/1/18
Switzerland's civil aviation authority said it will question a hang-glider pilot after a tourist he flew over a picturesque Swiss landscape nearly fell dozens of meters (yards) to the ground because his harness wasn't properly attached.
www.foxnews.com | 11/27/18
Swiss voters have been asked over the years to consider weighty matters such as immigration, assisted suicide and taxes. On Sunday they decide on a different breed of question: whether more Swiss cows should have horns.
www.wsj.com | 11/23/18
Unlike other countries, Switzerland regularly gives its voters a direct say on issues large and small, and sometimes outlandish or quirky.
www.foxnews.com | 11/23/18
Switzerland may not be a European Union member - but has good reason to closely watch Brexit proceedings.
www.bbc.co.uk | 11/22/18
Switzerland's attorney general defended his team's handling of its four-year FIFA investigation on Wednesday, a week after the lead prosecutor was removed from duty.
www.foxnews.com | 11/21/18
German prosecutors have opened a formal probe into AfD leader Alice Weidel over alleged election campaign donations from Switzerland. It is illegal for German parties to receive contributions from non-EU countries.
www.dw.com | 11/20/18

Born in Kiev, Delena relocated to Switzerland school at just 12 years old and eventually relocated to London to study at the London Institute Of Contemporary Music Performance. It was here that she perfected her craft of captivating song writing. Music was always in her veins, through her relation to Ukranian screenwriter, film producer and […]

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Haris Seferovic scores a hat-trick as Switzerland complete a scarcely believable comeback to thrash Belgium and reach the Nations League finals.
www.bbc.co.uk | 11/18/18
Haris Seferovic scores a hat-trick as Switzerland complete a scarcely believable comeback to thrash Belgium and reach the Nations League finals.
www.bbc.co.uk | 11/18/18
Switzerland has launched an investigation into a number of its financial companies...
macdailynews.com | 11/15/18
Russia threatened to pull its delegation of dozens of Russian oligarchs and state company executives to a global gathering in Switzerland if the organizers didn’t reinstate invitations to three tycoons under U.S. sanctions.
www.wsj.com | 11/13/18
Security firm Kaspersky Labs has opened its first self-styled ‘Transparency Center’ and begun processing threat-related data from European users in data centers located in Switzerland — flipping the switch on the start of a relocation commitment it announced late last year in the face of suspicion that its antivirus software had been compromised by the Russian government […]
techcrunch.com | 11/13/18
The Canadian city is set to vote on whether to bid for the 2026 Games. Norway and Austria and Switzerland have already passed.
www.nytimes.com | 11/12/18
Alice Weidel reportedly received €130,000 in campaign donations from Switzerland ahead of 2017 elections. The AfD co-leader's political rivals are now gunning for her resignation.
www.dw.com | 11/12/18
Switzerland's chief economic crimes prosecutor was suspended last week while leading an investigation into corruption linked to FIFA, the federal prosecutor's office said Friday.
www.foxnews.com | 11/9/18
Switzerland dominates wheelchair racing through prodigious financial support and a long tradition of mentorship. Now its current champions are hoping to groom the next ones.
www.nytimes.com | 11/1/18

(Warning: This interview contains spoilers through Episode 107 of “American Horror Story: Apocalypse.”)

Decisions, decisions.

Dinah Stevens (Adina Porter) is trying to avoid taking sides on “American Horror Story: Apocalypse.” And so far, the voodoo-queen-turned-TV-star has been doing a pretty good job minding her own business in Outpost 3 for the first seven episodes of the eighth installment in the Ryan Murphy anthology series. And that’s partly because we haven’t actually revisited the bunker in a while.

But based on last week’s episode — which dove into Dinah’s backstory with the “Coven” witches and how she advised Cordelia (Sarah Paulson) to sacrifice her girls’ souls to give herself the power she needs to fight antichrist Michael Langdon (Cody Fern) in the coming battle, though the Supreme did not heed her warning — it looks like she’s going to need to join a team in the present day, and soon.

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Porter sat down with TheWrap Tuesday to tell us if Dinah is going to stay out of this whole mess, now that she’s been brought back to life by her fellow witches in the Outpost — after everyone down there suffered a nasty case of death by poison apples.

“No, we won’t tap out,” Porter said in the interview above. “But you know, Dinah there was a whole speech that got cut… You know, Switzerland I think got it right. You know what I mean? Switzerland is always neutral, and then they just end up being on the side of the winner.”

So does that mean she knows who the winner here is going to be: antichrist Michael, current Supreme Cordelia or supposedly rising Supreme Mallory (played by Billie Lourd)? Maybe.

Also Read: 'AHS: Apocalypse' - The Biggest Questions We Have After That HUGE Seventh Episode

But when asked who she’d put her money on — after a deep breath and a very long pause — she said with a smile, “Switzerland got it right.”

Watch Porter’s full interview — in which she also gives her ideas for the next two seasons of “AHS” — above.

“American Horror Story: Apocalypse” airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on FX.

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www.thewrap.com | 11/1/18
"Don't you dare tell anybody, or else I'll destroy you." Uncork'd Entertainment has released an official US trailer for a funky film from Switzerland titled Blue My Mind, the feature directorial debut of filmmaker Lisa Brühlmann. This already premiered at Fantastic Fest last year, and is finally getting a release this fall. Blue My Mind is about a 15-year-old girl named Mia who begins to notice changes in her body. She starts to discover weird changes: her toes begin to web together, then she grows gills and scales. Is she turning into a mermaid? The film is already being compared to Julia Ducournau's Raw, another creepy body horror flick from Europe. Blue My Mind stars Luna Wedler as Mia, Zoë Pastelle Holthuizen, Regula Grauwiller, Georg Scharegg, Lou Haltinner, and Yael Meier. This looks quite gnarly and almost too close to Raw. Here's the official US trailer (+ original psoter) for Lisa Brühlmann's Blue My Mind, direct from YouTube: 15-year-old Mia and her ...
A BBC inquiry into border issues outside the EU sees Switzerland acting as a post-Brexit Britain.
www.bbc.co.uk | 10/29/18
Matlock Bath, nicknamed "Little Switzerland", is visited by Dr Frankenstein in the 1818 novel.
www.bbc.co.uk | 10/27/18
Archaeologists think they've spotted traces of social inequality in a 5,000-year-old village that was buried on the shores of Lake Zurich in Switzerland.
If you ask these tiny drones, "Do you even lift, bro?" you will get a resounding yes. Researchers at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland and Stanford University have developed a line of small flying bots that...
www.engadget.com | 10/27/18
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Speaker Nabih Berri Friday headed to Switzerland to participate in the annual Inter-Parliamentary Union assembly, a statement from his office reported, as a solution to Lebanon’s government formation impasse continues to evade political leaders.
Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku scores twice as Belgium beat Switzerland in Brussels to move top of Group A2 in the Nations League.
www.bbc.co.uk | 10/12/18
Mapify, the Berlin startup that offers what it describes as a “social travel network,” has raised $1 million in seed funding from a mixture of U.S. and Europe-based funds and angel investors. They include Switzerland’s Ennea VC (led by Jan Valentin, who served as Senior Vice President at Kayak in Europe), Roland Grenke (co-founder of […]
techcrunch.com | 10/9/18
Visual artist Hebru Brantley has signed a blind script deal with Sony Pictures Television, through his production company, Angry Hero Entertainment. Brantley’s paintings, photography, video, and sculpture have exhibited worldwide such as London, New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong, as well as Art Basel Switzerland and Art Basel Miami. Collectors of his work include LeBron James, Jay-Z, […]
variety.com | 10/5/18
Swansea City defender Joe Rodon is included in the Wales Under-21 squad for the Euro 2019 qualifiers against Romania and Switzerland.
www.bbc.co.uk | 10/4/18
LabourStart headline - Source: IUF
www.iuf.org | 10/4/18
Serena Williams is set to face Roger Federer in her first event of the 2019 season when the USA play Switzerland in the Hopman Cup mixed doubles.
www.bbc.co.uk | 10/3/18

Charles Aznavour, one of France’s greatest singers, composers and film stars, has died. He was 94.

According to multiple media reports, the French Culture Ministry announced his death on Monday. A representative for the Culture Ministry has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.

According to the BBC, Aznavour died at one of his homes in the south east of France.

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Aznavour was perhaps best known for his 1974 hit, “She,” and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2017. He was also named entertainer of the century by CNN in 1998. In a career spanning over 80 years, he released more than 1,200 songs and wrote or co-wrote over 1,000. According to The Guardian, he was regularly referred to as France’s Frank Sinatra. He sang for presidents and royal families at numerous charitable and humanitarian events.

He often sang about taboo subjects. His 1955 song “Apres l’Amour” was banned in France because it depicted a couple in post-coital happiness, while 1972’s “What Makes a Man” was about a gay transvestite. His singing partners included Sinatra, Elton John, Celine Dion, Sting and Liza Minnelli.

Apart from selling more than 180 million records, Aznavour also starred in 80 films and TV movies, including 1974’s “And Then There Were None,” as well as 1979’s “The Tin Drum,” which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1980.

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Aznavour was born on May 22, 1924 in France to Armenian parents who had fled Armenia’s genocide to start a new life in Paris. The Guardian reported that he left school at the age of nine to become a child actor, appearing in Francois Truffaut’s “Shoot the Piano Player.” During the occupation of Paris during World War II, he forged his singing career performing in cabarets as his family hid Jews and communists in their apartment while fighting with the resistance.

Aznavour was also an activist for the Armenian people. After the 1988 Armenian earthquake, he founded an organization with his friend Levon Sayan, and in 2009, he was appointed the ambassador of Armenia to Switzerland, as well as Armenia’s permanent delegate to the United Nations at Geneva.

According to the BBC, the singer was set to embark on a seven-date tour across France and Switzerland starting in November this year.

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www.thewrap.com | 10/1/18
Treasure hunters in Switzerland have unearthed a hand-some artifact: a 3,500-year-old bronze hand outfitted with a gold cuff, Swiss archaeologists announced last week.
St. Gallen has become the second region in Switzerland to prohibit the wearing of face-covering veils in public.
www.wsj.com | 9/24/18
In a country where food is already expensive, the people vote on tighter quality control.
www.bbc.co.uk | 9/23/18
World premiering in New Directors at San Sebastian in 2014, Simon Jacquemet’s first feature, “Chrieg” (War), a nuanced portrait of disaffected Swiss youth, established Jacquemet as one of the most prominent voices in a new generation of Swiss directors, questioning Switzerland’s status quo and aura of democratic civility. Four years later, Jacquemet is back. But, […]
variety.com | 9/22/18
Another set of fake finance apps has found its way into the official Google Play store. This time, the apps have impersonated six banks from New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Poland, and the Austrian cryptocurrency exchange Bitpanda. Using bogus forms, the malicious fakes phish for credit card details and/or login credentials to [&hellip

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Lucerne, Switzerland, is best known — rightly so — for its mountains, lake and views. What sticks with me most, though, is the pervasive sense of hospitality and human kindness I found there.
www.nytimes.com | 9/18/18
Watch Rachel Atherton win her fifth women's downhill title at the Mountain Bike World Championships in Switzerland from her perspective.
www.bbc.co.uk | 9/13/18
The main event of September 13 in Russia is the interview, which Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov gave to RT editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan. The British authorities accused these two men of involvement in the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury and referred to them as officers of the Russian military intelligence, GRU. First off, the two men acknowledged in the interview that those were their real names. "From the very beginning, we wanted to come to London and have fun there, it was not a business trip. Our friends have long recommended we should go to visit this wonderful town of Salisbury. We went there to see Stonehenge, Old Sarum, but we couldn't do it, because traffic in England was paralysed on March 2 and 3," Petrov said. In Salisbury, they also wanted to see the town's cathedral, which is famous for its spire. Petrov and Boshirov acknowledged that they could have passed by Sergei Skripal's home, although they did not know where it was located. The two men also said that they did not bring any poisonous substances or Nina Ricci perfumes with them. "Isn't it silly for two normal lads to bring women's perfume along? When you go through customs control, they check all your belongings. If we had had something, they would have had questions as to why a man would have women's perfume in his luggage," Boshirov said.Boshirov and Petrov responded negatively to the question of their work for the Russian military intelligence, which is commonly referred to GRU, although its official name was changed several years ago. The men said that they work in the industry of fitness and sports nutrition. They confirmed that they had been to Switzerland several times as well, but mostly for tourism. The men said that their lived changed completely after their photos and videos were published in world media. "We can't go out, we are scared, we are scared for our lives, for our loved ones, for those people who know us," said Ruslan Boshirov. It is worthy of note that Petrov and Boshirov gave an interview to RT the day after President Putin appealed to them to come out to media representatives. Also read: Putin: We know who Skripal poisoners are
The capital of Ticino, Switzerland’s Italian-speaking canton, has its own distinctive culinary, wine and cultural scene, not to mention casinos and serene views across an alpine lake.
www.nytimes.com | 9/13/18

Students from the University of Southern California have been named recipients of four Student Academy Awards for 2018, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Wednesday.

The four USC wins make it the only school to take more than one award. The school was recognized by one nomination in the animation category, one in the documentary category and two in the narrative category.

The other American films schools that won awards were Florida State, CalArts, Ringling College of Art and Design, NYU, the University of California at Berkeley and Chapman University.

Also Read: 'The Driver Is Red,' 'Magic Alps' Take Top Prizes at TheWrap's ShortList Film Festival 2018

In the four international categories, the winners came from schools in the U.K., France, Hungary, Switzerland and Sweden.

While the Academy announced the winners on Wednesday, it will not reveal the medal that each film has won until the Student Academy Awards ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 11 at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. While the three levels of prize — gold, siver and bronze — carry different cash awards, all winners are now qualified for the 2018 Academy Awards in the short-film categories.

Past winners of Student Academy Awards include Spike Lee, Robert Zemeckis, John Lasseter, Cary Fukunaga, Trey Parker and Pete Docter.

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The winners:

Alternative (Domestic Film Schools)
Shae Demandt, “Reanimated,” Florida State University

Animation (Domestic Film Schools)
Yu Yu, “Daisy,” University of Southern California
Hanna Kim, “Raccoon and the Light,” California Institute of the Arts
Eaza Shukla, “Re-Gifted,” Ringling College of Art and Design

Animation (International Film Schools)
Pierre Perveyrie, Maximilien Bougeois, Marine Goalard, Irina Nguyen-Duc and Quentin Dubois, “The Green Bird,” MOPA

Documentary (Domestic Film Schools)
Mathieu Faure, “An Edited Life,” New York University
Lauren Schwartzman, “Dust Rising,” University of California, Berkeley
Yiying Li, “Love & Loss,” University of Southern California

Documentary (International Film Schools)
Mart Bira, “Nomadic Doctor,” University of Hertfordshire

Narrative (Domestic Film Schools)
Brian Robau, “Esta Es Tu Cuba”/”This Is Your Cuba,” Chapman University
Kelley Kali, “Lalo’s House,” University of Southern California
Hua Tong, “Spring Flower,” University of Southern California

Narrative (International Film Schools)
István Kovács, “A Siege,” University of Theatre and Film Arts, Budapest
Lisa Gertsch, “Almost Everything,” Zurich University of the Arts
Jonatan Etzler, “Get Ready with Me,” Stockholm Academy of the Arts

www.thewrap.com | 9/12/18
Manager Gareth Southgate says striker Marcus Rashford is "a big part" of England's future after he scored in the 1-0 friendly win over Switzerland.
www.bbc.co.uk | 9/12/18
England's first-half performance in the friendly win over Switzerland was "embarrassing", says full-back Danny Rose.
www.bbc.co.uk | 9/12/18
England's first-half performance in the friendly win over Switzerland was "embarrassing", says full-back Danny Rose.
www.bbc.co.uk | 9/12/18
Who played well and who disappointed as England beat Switzerland in an international friendly at Leicester's King Power Stadium?
www.bbc.co.uk | 9/11/18