, officially the Swiss Confederation (Latin: Confoederatio Helvetica, hence its abbreviation CH), is a country in Europe. While still named the "Swiss Confederation" for historical reasons, modern Switzerland is a federal directorial republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities, called Bundesstadt ("federal city"). The country is situated in Western and Central Europe, and is bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. Switzerland is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning an area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi). While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8 million people is concentrated mostly on the Plateau, where the largest cities are to be found: among them are the two global and economic centres, Zürich and Geneva.

The establishment of the Swiss Confederation is traditionally dated to 1 August 1291, which is celebrated annually as the Swiss National Day. The country has a long history of armed neutrality—it has not been in a state of war internationally since 1815—and did not join the United Nations until 2002. Nevertheless, it pursues an active foreign policy and is frequently involved in peace-building processes around the world. In addition to being the birthplace of the Red Cross, Switzerland is home to numerous international organizations, including the second largest UN office. On the European level, it is a founding member of the European Free Trade Association, but notably it is not part of the European Union, nor the European Economic Area. However the country does participate in the Schengen Area and the EU's single market through a number of bilateral treaties.


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The Fat Boys Were Important

Stereogum 24 Feb 2021
In 1983, the promoter Charlie Stettler put together a hip-hop talent contest at Radio City Music Hall. Stettler, who’d come to New York from Switzerland as a teenager, had worked as a porn actor and a mob functionary ... Later on, Markie remixed Mariah Carey and Destiny’s Child and became a radio host.

Robbie Williams 'has put his haunted £9 million Wiltshire manor back on the market' after ...

The Daily Mail 20 Feb 2021
Last month it was claimed the singer, 47, and wife Ayda Field had forked out a cool £24million on an incredible mansion in Switzerland after moving their family to Geneva ... 'Now he's planning a reshuffle of his property portfolio since deciding to buy in Switzerland ... I'm somewhere in Switzerland up a mountain.

Nova FM's Michael 'Wippa' Wipfli refuses to change his wife Lisa's engagement ring after she ...

The Daily Mail 18 Feb 2021
Nova FM host Michael 'Wippa' Wipfli proposed to his wife Lisa during a romantic trip in Switzerland back in 2012. But on Thursday, the 41-year-old radio star revealed his wife is now asking for a new ring because she didn't like the band he had presented her with when he proposed 11 years ago.

Digital fails to usurp FM as main way to consume Irish radio

The Irish Times 10 Feb 2021
Just 5.9 per cent of the time spent listening to Irish radio by people aged 15-plus is done through digital devices ... This stands in contrast to some European countries including Norway, which controversially switched all national FM radio to digital-only in 2017; and Switzerland, which is eyeing a complete switch to digital by 2024.

What's Up Next sports calendar / What's On Today

The Independence Examiner 06 Feb 2021
AREA CALENDAR. (Schedules subject to change). SATURDAY, FEB. 6. ECHL MINOR LEAGUE HOCKEY. 7.05 p.m. — Utah Grizzlies at Kansas City Mavericks, Cable Dahmer Arena. HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL. 4.15 p.m. — Van Horn at Belton ... St ... Saturday’s Radio/Audio ... Switzerland (tape), 10.30 p.m., NBCSN (46). Sunday’s Radio/Audio ... Monday’s Radio.

Robbie Williams shells out ‘£24million on luxury Switzerland mansion’ with wife Ayda Field

Metro UK 30 Jan 2021
Robbie Williams and wife Ayda Field have reportedly dropped £24million on a luxury mansion in Switzerland ... Robbie and Ayda moved their family to Switzerland during the pandemic (Picture ... The former X Factor judge moved his family to Switzerland amid the global health scare, joking he chose the country as he didn’t want to get coronavirus.

Man books flight to Switzerland after assaulting a cop during Capitol Riot

The Grio 24 Jan 2021
6 and allegedly assaulted a police officer, attempted to flee to Switzerland and attempted suicide ... “What is one of the many things Switzerland is known for? One of them is being a non-extradition country ... Extremists planned Capitol siege, used radio to track lawmakers ... Switzerland issued a travel warning on Jan.

Sonos Unveils Exclusive New Artist Stations and Music Shows for Sonos Radio and Sonos Radio HD

Odessa American 13 Jan 2021
SONO) announces a new line-up of exclusive artist stations and original programming coming to Sonos Radio and Sonos Radio HD ... New radio shows from artists currently streaming on Sonos Radio, including Thom Yorke, Brittany Howard, Dolly Parton and Third Man Records, will also debut ... Exclusive Stations Available Only on Radio HD ... About Sonos Radio.

Europe extends and tightens lockdowns, with fingers crossed for vaccines

Live Mint 13 Jan 2021
Switzerland announced tighter measures to tackle new variants of the COVID-19 virus and extended the closure of restaurants, cultural and sport sites by five weeks to run until the end of February ... Health Minister Spahn told Deutschlandfunk radio it would take another two or three months before the vaccination campaign really started to help.

Angus Young confirms Axl Rose didn’t record new music with AC/DC

NME 13 Jan 2021
AC/DC‘s Angus Young has confirmed that Axl Rose didn’t write any music with the band while serving as Brian Johnson’s live stand-in ... Getty) ... The musician was taking part in an interview with Switzerland’s Radio SRF 3 when he was asked which of his band’s past records he would “put on to impress someone who has never heard of AC/DC”.

Former Almaty Mayor, Wife -- Wanted On Corruption Charges -- Given Asylum In Switzerland

Radio Free Europe 08 Jan 2021
Former Almaty Mayor Viktor Khrapunov and his wife, Leila Khrapunova, both sentenced to lengthy prison terms in absentia in Kazakhstan on corruption charges that they have rejected as politically motivated, have been granted asylum in Switzerland. Switzerland's Federal ...

A present from the archives

Swissinfo 25 Dec 2020
What's more, he can fit a whole nativity scene into a matchbox! Since you're no doubt wondering what Christmas sounds like in Switzerland's four national ...

World Juniors 2021 Live

Indianapolis Recorder 25 Dec 2020
Canada, Finland, Switzerland, Slovakia, Germany, Russia, Sweden, United States, Czech Republic and Austria best youngsters are ready to show their best skill for won the Gold medal for rules next year as Championship 2021 ... SVT, TV4, Sveriges Radio ... Switzerland.