, 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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Waitsfield's Ritchie wins gold medal

Times Argus 06 Mar 2021
Waitsfield Alpine skier Ben Ritchie won the gold medal in Friday's slalom event during junior world championships in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy ... he claimed first place during a European Cup Slalom event in Switzerland during the week leading up to junior world championships.
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World Women's Curling Championship moved to Calgary bubble

Inside The Games 06 Mar 2021
The 2021 World Women's Curling Championship has been moved to the Calgary bubble after the event was initially cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic ... Last month, the World Curling Federation (WCF) announced the cancellation of the event because of the coronavirus crisis for the second year in a row.
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Mikaela Shiffrin wins 45th World Cup slalom of career

Vail Daily 06 Mar 2021
There are three slaloms, or 300 points up for grabs, remaining in the season — two next week in Are, Sweden, and then the World Cup finals in Lenzerheide, Switzerland ... Today, @MikaelaShiffrin won her 45th @fisalpine World Cup slalom event, one shy of the record for most World Cup wins in a specific discipline.
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World champion Kriechmayr wins downhill in Saalbach

Urdu Point 06 Mar 2021
Feuz leads the downhill discipline standings by 68 points from Mayer, with one event to come. Switzerland's Marco Odermatt took fifth and closed the gap on overall leader Alexis Pinturault to ...
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Bars and crackers go virtual: Syntegon presents innovative packaging solutions at online event

Process and Control Today 05 Mar 2021
Syntegon presents innovative packaging solutions at online event. 05/03/2021 Syntegon Technology GmbH (formerlyBosch Packaging) Live customer event from the shopfloor in Beringen, Switzerland Presentation of an efficient packaging system for chocolate and bars Flexible system solution for safe cracker processing.
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Men's World Cup downhill race stopped because of fog

Odessa American 05 Mar 2021
SAALBACH-HINTERGLEMM, Austria (AP) — ... The Swiss skier leads Mayer and Paris in the discipline standings with two events remaining. The race was a replacement for the classic downhill in Wengen, Switzerland, which was canceled in January amid the coronavirus pandemic ... The weather was expected to improve overnight. ——— ... ....
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Men’s World Cup downhill race stopped because of fog

Wtop 05 Mar 2021
SAALBACH-HINTERGLEMM, Austria (AP) — ... The Swiss skier leads Mayer and Paris in the discipline standings with two events remaining. The race was a replacement for the classic downhill in Wengen, Switzerland, which was canceled in January amid the coronavirus pandemic ... The weather was expected to improve overnight. ___.
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Korean Government Announces Plan to Provide more than 19 Million U.S. Dollars in Humanitarian Assistance amid Worsening Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

Reliefweb 04 Mar 2021
1. Deputy Minister for Multilateral and Global Affairs Ham Sang-wook attended the “Virtual High-level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen” held from 9 a.m ... The United Nations and the governments of Sweden and Switzerland co-hosted the event to mobilize support of the international community. 2 ... 3 ... 4 ... .
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IIHF delays Women’s World Championship until May with health plan yet to be approved

Inside The Games 04 Mar 2021
The Nova Scotian cities of Halifax and Truro are due to host games, with May 6 to 16 now "tentatively" timetabled as the dates for the event ... Travel restrictions and the health status in the competing countries are therefore likely to be the critical factors in determining whether or not the event can take place.
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Sumit Nagal enters Argentina Open main draw

The Times of India 02 Mar 2021
... seeds Luca Castelnuovo of Switzerland and Eric Vanshelboim of Ukraine 6-1, 6-1 in the opening round of the $15,000 men’s event in Lucknow on Tuesday.
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Ratings tumble for Canadian women's curling final despite repeat matchup from 2020

North Shore News 02 Mar 2021
The event was held in a spectator-free environment at the Markin MacPhail Centre due to the COVID-19 pandemic ... The event garnered record engagement on TSN’s digital platforms, with ... The World Curling Federation recently cancelled the March 19-28 event in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.
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Yemen - High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Situation in Yemen(DG ECHO, UN OCHA, UN Agencies) (ECHO Daily Flash of 02 March 2021)

Reliefweb 02 Mar 2021
On 1 March, the governments of Sweden and Switzerland and UN OCHA invited donors to participate in a high-level pledging event for Yemen. The pledge reached USD 1.67 billion ... .
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Eala plays Swiss in W25 event

The Philippine Star 02 Mar 2021
Alex Eala plunges back into ITF action today, taking on Switzerland’s Simona Waltert in the opening round of the W25 Manacor event in Spain ... .

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