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Income for all? Pro and con arguments in Swiss vote

On Sunday the Swiss will vote on whether to provide the entire population with a basic, unconditional income, a world first.

Income for all? Pro and con arguments in Swiss vote
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Glencore cuts copper, zinc production to counter glut

Commodities giant Glencore cut its copper and zinc production in the first quarter as it struggles to rein in the abundance of supply.

Glencore cuts copper, zinc production to counter glut
Football: Blatter, Platini lose FIFA suspension appeals
Football: Blatter, Platini lose FIFA suspension appeals

A FIFA appeal committee rejected a bid by president Sepp Blatter and UEFA chief Michel Platini to overturn their 90-day bans while Swiss police pursue a criminal inquiry.

Football: Blatter, Platini lose FIFA suspension appeals
Tag Heuer unveils high-end rival to Apple Watch
Tag Heuer unveils high-end rival to Apple Watch

TAG Heuer, the Swiss watchmaker that is part of the French luxury goods groupLVMH, showed off its first Internet-connected wristwatch designed withGoogle and Intel.

Tag Heuer unveils high-end rival to Apple Watch
Blatter blames 'bad losers' as seven candidates retained
Blatter blames 'bad losers' as seven candidates retained

Outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter blamed England, the United States and Michel Platini for the corruption scandal engulfing the organisation.

Blatter blames 'bad losers' as seven candidates retained
Blatter fights ban amid FIFA turmoil
Blatter fights ban amid FIFA turmoil

FIFA president Sepp Blatter appealed against the 90 day ban that forced him out of office, a report said as world football's sleaze-tainted governing body headed into months of turmoil over how to find a new leader.

Blatter fights ban amid FIFA turmoil
Platini hits out at 'insidious' suspension leaks
Platini hits out at 'insidious' suspension leaks

UEFA leader Michel Platini hit out at "insidious" leaks claiming he faces a 90-day suspension from world football's governing body FIFA.

Platini hits out at 'insidious' suspension leaks
Chung says will start "embezzlement" case against Blatter
Chung says will start "embezzlement" case against Blatter

FIFA presidential candidate Chung Mong-Joon said he plans to start legal action against world football leader Sepp Blatter who he slammed as "a hypocrite and a liar."

Chung says will start "embezzlement" case against Blatter
Platini "still determined" to run for FIFA presidency
Platini "still determined" to run for FIFA presidency

UEFA chief Michel Platini is "still determined" to run for the FIFA presidency as successor to Sepp Blatter in next February's elections, despite "doubts" about his integrity.

Platini "still determined" to run for FIFA presidency
Blatter, Platini risk suspension amid FIFA ethics probe
Blatter, Platini risk suspension amid FIFA ethics probe

The future of embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter and his heir-apparent Michel Platini was in play, as they faced scrutiny by the football world body's ethics committee.

Blatter, Platini risk suspension amid FIFA ethics probe
Prince Ali says FIFA leaders knew of corruption
Prince Ali says FIFA leaders knew of corruption

Prince Ali bin al Hussein, who led a challenge against Sepp Blatter this year, hit out at FIFA leaders links to corruption ahead of his entry into the FIFA presidential race.

Prince Ali says FIFA leaders knew of corruption
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Germany's Steinmeier urges EU-Swiss talks on planned immigration limits

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier urged the European Union to negotiate with Switzerland on Bern's plans for new quotas on immigration from the bloc.

Germany's Steinmeier urges EU-Swiss talks on planned immigration limits
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Kazakhstan in 10 World’s Worst Performers in Economy: Bloomberg

Kazakhstan ended up in the 10 World’s Worst Performers in Economy compiled by Bloomberg.

Kazakhstan in 10 World’s Worst Performers in Economy: Bloomberg
Swiss widen FIFA money-laundering investigation
Swiss widen FIFA money-laundering investigation

The number of alleged money laundering transactions linked to the 2018 and 2022 World Cups bids won by Russia and Qatar has ballooned from 53 to 81.

Swiss widen FIFA money-laundering investigation
FIFA official agrees to extradition from Switzerland to US: Bern
FIFA official agrees to extradition from Switzerland to US: Bern

One of seven FIFA officials detained in Switzerland in May as a massive corruption scandal erupted has agreed to be extradited to the United States.

FIFA official agrees to extradition from Switzerland to US: Bern
FIFA dominoes fall, but does the trail lead to Blatter?
FIFA dominoes fall, but does the trail lead to Blatter?

The US investigation into world football governing body FIFA is modeled after an operation against an organized crime gang.

FIFA dominoes fall, but does the trail lead to Blatter?
Blatter resigns as FIFA president
Blatter resigns as FIFA president

Sepp Blatter resigned as president of FIFA in a stunning capitulation to critics as a mounting corruption scandal engulfed world football's governing body.

Blatter resigns as FIFA president
S. Africa denies $10 mn payment was FIFA bribe
S. Africa denies $10 mn payment was FIFA bribe

South Africa denied that a $10 million payment it made in 2008 was in any way a bribe to FIFA for the 2010 World Cup.

S. Africa denies $10 mn payment was FIFA bribe
Blatter could be quizzed as Swiss justice question top FIFA officials
Blatter could be quizzed as Swiss justice question top FIFA officials

Several members of FIFA's executive committee have already been questioned by the Swiss justice, and president Sepp Blatter could also be quizzed "in the future if needed".

Blatter could be quizzed as Swiss justice question top FIFA officials
FIFA office raided in probe linked to 2018, 2022 World Cups
FIFA office raided in probe linked to 2018, 2022 World Cups

Swiss police on Wednesday raided the headquarters of FIFA, seizing documents in a probe linked to fraud in the awarding of the 2018 and 2020 World Cups.

FIFA office raided in probe linked to 2018, 2022 World Cups