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Ueli Maurer Trump to receive Swiss president in White House

US President Donald Trump has offered a surprise invitation to Ueli Maurer, who holds the rotating Swiss presidency this year. 

This content was published on May 16, 2019 8:22 AM

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Vote May 19, 2019 Corporate tax: slowing down the race to the bottom

Switzerland will soon vote on a revision of the corporate taxation system. How does this fit into international efforts to tackle avoidance?

Coronation of Rama X The new Thai king's Swiss childhood

In 1960 and 1961, Thailand’s new king lived with his parents and sisters in Switzerland, on the shores of Lake Geneva, as old photos show.

Historic abdication When Japan’s emperors came to Switzerland

Japan is welcoming a new emperor, whose father's abdication marks the end of an era. Both men have paid visits to Switzerland over the years.

Chinese visit Why Switzerland and China are courting each other

The Swiss president is in China, where he will sign a memorandum of understanding focusing on finance and trade. What’s in it for both countries?

Good offices agreement Switzerland to represent US interests in Venezuela

Switzerland is to represent the interests of the United States in Venezuela, under a “good offices” agreement between the two countries.

This content was published on April 5, 2019 5:48 PM

Hanami Swiss-Japanese friendship continues to blossom

Bern has 36 new cherry trees thanks to the deep roots of a Japanese friendship.

UN Human Rights Council China steps up diplomatic efforts in Geneva to deflect censure

China and its alleged mistreatment of Uighurs and other Muslims in the Xinjiang region was at the centre of the 40th UN Human Rights Council session.

Swiss-EU relations Parliament sets conditions on further EU payments

Switzerland should only make another billion-franc “cohesion” payment to the EU if the EU doesn’t discriminate against Switzerland, says parliament. 

This content was published on March 18, 2019 8:54 PM