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  • Swiss Couple Found on Glacier 75 Years After Disappearance

    07/19/2017 6:52:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Tuesday, 18 July 2017
    A couple that disappeared in the Alps 75 years ago has been found preserved in a receding glacier, ending decades of uncertainty for their seven children, Swiss media reported Tuesday. The bodies were found lying near each other in the Diablerets massif in southern Switzerland, along with backpacks, a bottle, a book and a watch, according to Le Matin daily. The head of the Glacier 3000 ski resort, Bernard Tschannen, told Le Matin that the bodies were found last Thursday. “It was a man and a woman wearing clothes from the last (world) war”, Tschannen was quoted as saying. “The...
  • Bodies of couple missing since 1942 likely found in glacier

    07/18/2017 12:07:06 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    cbs ^ | 07/18/2017
    he daughter of a couple who disappeared in the Swiss Alps more than 70 years ago has said the discovery of two bodies emerging from a melting glacier has brought her a "deep sense of calm" after so long without an answer. Marceline Udry-Dumoulin, now 79, told the Le Matin newspaper of Lausanne, Switzerland, that she and her siblings "spent our whole lives looking for them, without stopping. We thought that we could give them the funeral they deserved one day." Udry-Dumoulin is the youngest of seven children born to Marcelin and Francine Dumoulin. The couple went to milk their...
  • U.S. alleges tie between Muslim charity, bin Laden; man accused of trying to obtain uranium

    01/30/2003 7:30:37 AM PST · by freeperfromnj · 9 replies · 521+ views
    NJ.com ^ | 1/30/03 - 9:41 am | The Associated Press
    <p>CHICAGO (AP) -- Federal prosecutors accused a Syrian-born American of once leading a Muslim charity that the Treasury Department calls a terrorist group, and said he tried to help Osama bin Laden get a nuclear weapon.</p> <p>The government said Mohamed Loay Bayazid was president of the suburban Chicago-based Benevolence International Foundation in 1994, about the same time he is accused of trying to get uranium for al-Qaida.</p>
  • Supernatural Experience[Charismatic Caucus]

    06/30/2017 9:55:35 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Supernatural experience is you saturated by my Presence in and through you for as Ezekiel was swept up into my presence "Behold" this IS where I desire you to be always and forever in the arms of the One that loves you is where you belong ! A Psalm of David. Psalm 23 23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. 3 He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 4 Even though I walk through...
  • So, You Want a Swiss Style Health-Care System?

    06/26/2017 12:58:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/26/2017 | Kevin Williamson
    If you’re wondering what in Hell is actually going on with U.S. health-care policy, the short version is this: Policymakers in both parties are trying to replicate Swiss policies in a country that isn’t Swiss. The Affordable Care Act was, as thinkers as different as Paul Krugman and Avik Roy both observed, an attempt to Swiss up the U.S. health-insurance and health-care markets. (Obligatory reiteration: Those are not the same thing.) The Swiss system, Santésuisse, achieves one big progressive goal — universal health-insurance coverage — while offering much to please conservatives: a private market for health insurance and health...
  • Gay marriage back on the discussion table in Swiss parliament

    06/19/2017 11:14:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 16 June 2017 10:58 CEST+02:00
    A Swiss parliamentary commission is to prepare a study on gay marriage after the right-wing Swiss People’s Party (SVP) on Friday failed in its bid to bury the issue. Gay marriage is not legal in Switzerland, though same-sex couples can enter into a civil partnership after the move was approved in a 2005 referendum. While many MPs — and, according to a 2015 survey, a majority of the Swiss public — are in favor of marriage equality, hardline conservative MPs have tried to block moves towards it. Speaking in parliament SVP MP Yves Nidegger said the word “marriage” was historically...
  • Swiss group Exit considers extending right-to-die to elderly in good health

    06/19/2017 11:01:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 19 June 2017 10:25 CEST+02:00
    Exit, the Switzerland-based organization that helps those with incurable illnesses to end their lives, has commissioned a working group to look into the possibility of extending its remit to help elderly people who are still in good health but want to die. At the moment, Exit offers its services to those who have a terminal illness, a debilitating disease that brings intolerable suffering, or multiple age-related debilitating disabilities. On Saturday Saskia Frei, president of the German-speaking arm of the organization, announced it would fund a working group to look into extending Exit’s services to healthy elderly people who wish to...
  • Backpacks banned at Swiss concerts following Manchester attack

    06/05/2017 12:54:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 5 June 2017 09:11 CEST+02:00
    Swiss concert promoter ABC Productions has banned backpacks from all its concerts in Switzerland in response to the terror attack at the Manchester Arena concert venue two weeks ago. Twenty-two people were killed and many more injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up at the end of an Ariana Grande concert in the northern UK city on May 22nd. In a statement, ABC Productions said it is “aware of its great responsibility in safety matters.” “As a consequence of the tragic events in the Manchester Arena as well as the constantly changing demands of touring safety and artist management,...
  • Swiss Could Buy up to 70 New Combat Jets: Task Force

    05/31/2017 5:49:27 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 30, 2017
    ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland could eventually be in the market for as many as 70 new fighter jets or as few as 20 under scenarios laid out on Tuesday by a defense ministry task force examining how to replace the neutral country's aging air force fleet. The most expensive and powerful option would be to buy 55-70 aircraft and ground-based air defense weapons for an estimated 15 billion to 18 billion Swiss francs ($15.3-$18.4 billion), according to the report. It did not say which aircraft the government should consider. The least expensive option would be procuring 20 jets and accompanying...
  • Convict who escaped Swiss prison after romance with guard gets extra jail time [Syrian rapist]

    05/25/2017 9:47:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 24 May 2017 09:15 CEST+02:00
    The convicted rapist who escaped from a prison in the canton of Zürich in February 2016 with help from his female prison guard lover has had his sentence extended. Syrian prisoner Hassan Kiko, 28, broke free from the Limmattal jail on February 8th and fled along with guard Angelica Magdici, with whom he had developed a romantic relationship. After seven weeks on the run, in March Italian police tracked the pair to a building in the Bergamo region of northern Italy and they were arrested. They had spent a couple of weeks in the town of Romano di Lombardia and...
  • Switzerland takes step closer to military conscription for women

    05/23/2017 9:54:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 23 May 2017 10:12 CEST+02:00
    Young Swiss women will be obliged to attend an “information day” about military service from 2020 in order to encourage more to join the army, according to reports. Currently, military or civil service is compulsory for all Swiss men over 18, who must pay an exemption tax if they are excluded due to health reasons or refuse to serve. It is not compulsory for women, but they may choose to volunteer. Last year, only around 65 women out of 7,600 recruits began their service. In February this year, army commander Daniel Baumgartner said in an interview that he wanted to...
  • Switzerland and Germany sign ‘no spying’ agreement: report

    05/12/2017 11:26:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 12 May 2017 11:18 CEST+02:00
    Just a fortnight after the revelation that Switzerland conducted a spying mission in Germany in 2012, media in the two countries have reported that the neighboring nations recently signed an agreement to stop all such espionage. Citing sources close to the Swiss government, Swiss paper Tages Anzeiger and the German Süddeutsche Zeitung said that in January 2017 the two countries concluded a “Memorandum of Understanding” to forbid each country’s intelligence service from carrying out espionage activities against the other. From now on, Switzerland will tell the German government if it wishes to conduct an anti-crime operation in Germany, and vice-versa....
  • SVP ad ruled racist by Swiss supreme court [ad about Kosovars]

    04/16/2017 4:37:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 13 April 2017 14:00 CEST+02:00
    The Swiss Federal Court in Lausanne has found former leading members of the right-wing Swiss People’s Party (SVP) guilty of racism over a poster used in its mass immigration initiative campaign in 2011. It upheld an earlier ruling that former SVP secretary-general Martin Baltisser and his deputy Silvia Bär violated anti-racism laws with an advert claiming that “Kosovars slash the Swiss”, according to media reports. The advertisement claiming that “Kosovars slash the Swiss” was used as part of the SVP’s campaign in its successful “stop mass immigration” initiative. […] The country’s top judges said that most readers would have understood...
  • United States Falls in ‘Human Freedom Index’ Rankings

    04/10/2017 8:26:34 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 28 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 10, 2017 | Spencer Irvine
    America’s bureaucratic largesse as well as its erosion of property rights and rule of law are affecting the country's Human Freedom Index, while Hong Kong remains the top-ranked country with even Communist China looming overhead. The U.S. dropped to twenty-third in the world from nineteenth, while Switzerland, New Zealand, Ireland and Denmark round out the top six countries in the index. Canada, America's northern neighbor, ranks sixth in the world and Mexico ranks seventy-seventh. The Cato Institute released its jointly-produced 'Human Freedom Index' with other think tanks from across the world, ranging from Canada's Fraser Institute to Switzerland's Liberales Institut...
  • The Potter's Hand[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/31/2017 7:49:24 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    You are more than just just a tongue of men and angels , Yeah more than this, for your purpose and life is mine for I hold you in My Hand as a songbird singing out My Love for My Children. So do not cage My Love but set it completely free for only through this freedom shall they receive My unconditional Love " Through Grace " carved out in My Word for truly the words I desire for you to form from their mouths upon their tongues are Eternal Life all from the fruit from The Tree of Life....
  • ‘Without Schengen we would be less protected from terror’ [Switzerland’s justice minister]

    03/24/2017 3:07:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 24 March 2017 10:09 CET+01:00
    Justice minister Simonetta Sommaruga has said Switzerland’s membership of Schengen is vital in the fight against international terrorism and that those who seek to end the Schengen agreement are “irresponsible”. Sommaruga was speaking in an interview with Blick following the terror attack outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Wednesday. […] Though Switzerland is not in the European Union, since 2008 it has been a member of the Schengen zone, which allows people to move freely between its 26 member countries without a passport. […] “Without Schengen, we would be less protected from terror. We would not get any...
  • Swiss senate refuses nationwide burqa ban

    03/16/2017 3:48:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 9 March 2017 11:41 CET+01:00
    The upper house of parliament has rejected the idea of a nationwide ban on the Islamic face veil and other face coverings. The draft bill, which was narrowly passed by the lower house last September, was opposed by the senate after a debate on Thursday, reported news agencies. The proposal by hardline Swiss People’s Party (SVP) MP Walter Wobmann called for a federal ban on the burqa, niqab and other full face coverings in public, along the same lines as a cantonal ban that came into effect in the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino in July last year. …
  • Pope Benedict XVI Forced To Resign

    01/28/2017 4:23:49 AM PST · by JosephJames · 44 replies
    SpiritualFood Blog ^ | January 26, 2017 | Rev. Joseph Dwight
    Dear friends, It is very important to not only pray a lot but also to keep our eyes open for the very powerful and devastating traps of Satan, which are very well camouflaged and disguised “as an angel of light” (2Cor 11:14). Due to the greatest lack of prayer and lack of regard for the holy Laws of God today, we have given great influence to the “powers of evil” (CCC 409) to be able do deceive us! A great number of people today have taken the easy way of “ignorance is bliss”, imagining that the truth and reality are...
  • Winterthur mosque presses charges against duo who reported imam for inciting murder [Switzerland]

    02/26/2017 11:57:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 24 February 2017 10:03 CET+01:00
    The association that runs the An’Nour mosque in Winterthur has lodged a complaint with police against two members of the congregation thought to have reported their imam for inciting murder — a day after ten people were arrested for allegedly beating up the duo in revenge. On Tuesday morning, police in the canton of Zürich arrested ten suspects in a raid on a dozen houses in Winterthur. One was later released, but eight adults and one juvenile remain in custody, accused of having beaten up and threatened two individuals at the mosque last November. The pair are thought to have...
  • Swiss army wants to recruit more women

    02/22/2017 5:59:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 22 February 2017 11:03 CET+01:00
    Increasing the number of women recruits would be “beneficial” to the Swiss army, a top commander has said. “For me, it would be desirable if we could significantly increase the proportion of women in the medium term,” said Corps Commander Daniel Baumgartner in an interview with Neue Zürcher Zeitung published on Wednesday. “Women think and act differently. That would be good for the army,” he added. While Baumgartner did not suggest that compulsory military service should be extended to women, he said a compulsory ‘information day’ should be introduced where women can find out about the opportunities the army could...