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Protesters at the House of Parliament in Bern, Switzerland as Swiss firm Nestlé claims it would not profit from its business in Russia. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images

Nestlé has defended its decision to stay in Russia by saying it would not profit from its operations there as Ukraine upped the pressure on the world’(...)

A Ukrainian soldier near a residential complex that was struck by Russian forces in Kyiv, March 20, 2022. Photograph: Lynsey Addario/The New York Times

Russia and Ukraine “have almost reached agreement” on four critical points of a potential peace agreement, Turkey’s foreign minister said, as fierce f(...)

Swiss Federal president Ignazio Cassis speaks at a media conference in Bern to announce that Switzerland would follow the EU in sanctioning Russia and freezing Russian assets. Photograph: Peter Schneider/EPA

Switzerland has imposed sanctions on Russia that mirror EU restrictions, closing the final geographical and political gap in Europe’s response to Mosc(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson looks on as a health worker administers a Covid-19 vaccination at a pharmacy in Sidcup, south east London on November 12th. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/AFP via Getty Images

For much of the autumn, the UK was buffeted by the worst Covid-19 wave in western Europe. But surges in coronavirus infections and hospital admissio(...)

Upon loosing the Spurs job, Nuno Espírito Santo became the latest victim of the crisis carnival. Photograph: Tottenham Hotspur FC/Getty Images

It’s not stopping, is it? If there’s one thing you can say with confidence about English football as it approaches the end of 2021, almost two years i(...)

Newcastle United fans outside St James’ Park welcoming  the announcement that the  Saudi-led takeover of Newcastle has been approved.  Photograph:  Owen Humphreys/PA

Last Sunday morning news began to filter out of Vicarage Road that Watford were on the brink of dismissing their manager Xisco Munoz. This was a sur(...)

Swiss voters are expected to approve same-sex marriage in a referendum. Photograph: Peter Schneider/EPA

Switzerland has voted to legalise civil marriage for same-sex couples by a nearly two-thirds majority in a referendum on Sunday, making it one of the (...)

The Dutch capital Amsterdam took the top spot, with 116 coffee shops per 100,000 population, serving coffee with an average rating of 4.03

Dublin is the second-most “coffee-obsessed” capital city in the world according to a new survey. There are 181 coffee shops per 100,000 people in Dub(...)

 Dr Ross O’Neill, CEO of Irish medical device company Neuromod Devices and Brendan Conlon, chief medical officer

Irish medtech company Neuromod is to begin offering its Irish-made Lenire tinnitus treatment medical device in the United Kingdom and Switzerland, in (...)

Swiss president Guy Parmelin (L) and Swiss foreign minister Ignazio Cassis prepare to leave at the end of a press conference in Bern on Wednesday. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images

Years of talks to bind Switzerland more closely to the EU’s single market collapsed on Wednesday when the Swiss government ditched a draft 2018 treaty(...)

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