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    Queen Mathilde of Belgium wowed in a pale pink gown tonight as she joined her husband King Philippe at a state banquet in Brussels. The 49-year-old royal showed off her elegant style by opting for a fashionable caped dress with delicate diamond trim when attending the lavish occasion in the capital of Belgium. It was held in honour of Switzerland's president, Ignazio Cassis, and his wife Paola Cassis, who are on a two-day visit to the country. Queen Mathilde of Belgium, Switzerland President Ignazio Cassis, King Philippe of Belgium and Switzerland President's wife Paola Rodoni Cassis at a state banquet in Brussels  While her make up was soft and glowing, the mother-of-four chose a vibrant matte red lipstick. She matched her diamond tiara to her drop earrings She gracefully pulled her blonde locks into a low large bun at the nape of her neck, showing off a sparkling diamond tiara, which she matched with drop earrings. While her make-up was soft and glowing, the mother-of-four chose a vibrant matte red lipstick.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Radiant in white! Princess Elisabeth of...
    President Joe Biden caught himself in the act of an embarrassing gaffe during a press conference on Thursday, mistakenly saying neutral Switzerland was joining NATO - rather than Sweden. He quickly recovered, joking that he must be getting anxious about the process of expanding the alliance. Biden delivered his remarks at the end of a NATO summit in Madrid, Spain, where the big news was Turkey dropping its objection to Sweden and Finland joining the alliance. He described the process by which the two nations made their application after Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine. First came a call from the leader Finland, asking to visit the White House.  'We got the telephone ... he suggested we call the leader of Switzerland ... ' he said before realizing his mistake. 'Switzerland, my goodness, I'm getting really anxious here about expanding NATO.  'Sweden.' President Joe Biden addressed the media at the end of a six-day trip to Europe. But he blundered by saying neutral Switzerland - rather than Sweden - was joining NATO Biden joined allies at the NATO summit in Madrid,...
    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Friday the ski federations of Austria, Germany, Croatia and Switzerland have appealed the re-election of Johan Eliasch as president of the International Ski Federation because they say the election was faulty. Eliasch was re-elected to lead skiing and snowboarding through the 2026 Olympics at the FIS Congress in late May. He was unopposed on the International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS) ballot but some in the room and online for the election meeting in Milan challenged the voting rules and a few delegates walked out. The billionaire owner of sportswear brand Head was first elected last year in a contest. Eliasch promised to change race formats and presentation, and pledged to bring commercial rights in-house to gain FIS more control and revenue. Pursuing those policies with a leadership style forged in business provoked protests at the time of the election from the same four countries which have appealed to the CAS. Austria, Switzerland, Germany and Croatia are all World Cup organizers which are reluctant to give up marketing control...
    A smiling Queen stood unaided today as she held a face-to-face audience with the president of Switzerland at Windsor Castle. The monarch, who returned from a week-long break at her Sandringham estate yesterday, smiled broadly as she posed for photographs with Ignazio Cassis and his wife Paola in her Oak Room sitting room this morning. The Queen stood without her walking stick and was dressed in a blue and grey paisley-style patterned silk dress. She was wearing her fruit-themed sapphire and diamond grapes brooch, which features a sapphire bow and 16 small diamonds shaped like a bunch of grapes. It was inherited from the Queen Mother.  A smiling Queen stood unaided today as she held a face-to-face audience with the president of Switzerland at Windsor Castle The monarch, who returned from a week-long break at her Sandringham estate yesterday, smiled broadly as she posed for photographs with Ignazio Cassis and his wife Paola in her Oak Room sitting room this morning She flew back to her Berkshire castle in a Sikorsky S-76C helicopter with The Queen's Helicopter Flight team from the Royal Household,...
    PARIS (AP) — Former France great Michel Platini has filed a criminal complaint against FIFA president Gianni Infantino. A statement on behalf of Platini, who previously served as president of UEFA and was Infantino’s boss at the time, was released Tuesday. Platini’s lawyers said they filed the complaint in France alleging Infantino peddled influence and that Marco Villiger, FIFA’s legal director until 2018, was complicit. Platini asked French prosecutors to seek international cooperation to question Infantino, Villiger and four other men in Switzerland, including former attorney general Michael Lauber. The criminal complaint was said to be filed on Nov. 17, two weeks after Platini was indicted in Switzerland along with former FIFA president Sepp Blatter on fraud charges. That case relates to a 2011 payment of 2 million Swiss francs (then $2 million) to Platini that led to both men being banned from soccer in 2015. Infantino was elected FIFA president weeks later. The trial of Blatter and Platini at federal criminal court in Switzerland is expected this year. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/hub/soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Copyright © 2022 The Associated...
    Opponents of Vladimir Putin in Ukraine, Russia and Belarus are uniting with a petition demanding that Switzerland expels the strongman's 'lover' Alina Kabaeva amid claims she is hiding with their secret children in a luxury villa. Kabaeva, 38, is a former Olympic gymnast and gold medalist who is widely believed to be Putin's mistress and mother to secret children whom he has never officially recognised.  The petition comes amid reports that Kabaeva, once named 'Russia's most flexible woman', was sent to a private chalet in Switzerland earlier this month amid the invasion of Ukraine.  'It's time you reunite Eva Braun with her Führer,' the strongly-worded petition said.  'Despite the current war, Switzerland continues to host an accomplice of Putin's regime.' The West has so far not sanctioned Kabaeva, who as well as being Putin's rumoured secret partner is also chairman of the board of directors at National Media Group - a major Kremlin-obedient TV and newspaper behemoth - with a salary of almost £8 million a year.  The pair have been pictured together on several occasions, and investigations by the...
    Hong Kong (CNN Business)Switzerland, a major hub for storing wealth that is popular with Russian oligarchs, is breaking with its tradition of neutrality to sanction Russia.The Swiss government will adopt EU sanctions imposed following the invasion of Ukraine and immediately freeze any assets belonging to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, it said in a statement Monday."We are in an extraordinary situation," President Ignazio Cassis told reporters on Monday, according to Reuters. The country will close its airspace to flights from Russia and impose entry bans against a number of individuals who have a connection to Switzerland and are close to the Russian president, the government said."Russia's unprecedented military attack on a sovereign European country was the deciding factor in the Federal Council's decision to change its previous stance on sanctions," it added.Read MoreIn a retaliatory move, Russia's air transport agency announced Tuesday that it had closed its airspace to Switzerland. Switzerland had faced growing pressure to join other Western powers and impose sanctions on Russia. European Commission spokesman Peter Stano said last...
    GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland’s parliament on Wednesday selected Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis to become the rich Alpine country’s next president on New Year’s Day. The choice of Cassis, 60, was largely a formality after he was chosen as vice president a year ago. Switzerland’s presidency rotates every year among the seven members of the executive Federal Council, and the president serves as the first among equals. Cassis, the first president from Switzerland’s Italian-speaking Ticino region this century, will succeed President Guy Parmelin on Jan. 1. Parmelin hosted a Russia-U.S. summit in Geneva in June, and his tenure also saw a souring of Switzerland’s crucial relationship with its giant neighbor, the European Union. In May, the Swiss government pulled out of years-long negotiations on a comprehensive package of bilateral accords with the EU after the two sides failed to reach agreement on the cross-border movement of jobseekers and other key issues. Switzerland has more than 100 bilateral treaties with the EU. Cassis, who has a medical degree and practiced as a doctor specializing in internal medicine, is a fluent...
    (CNN)Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini, former presidents of FIFA and UEFA, respectively, were indicted for fraud in Switzerland on Tuesday, according to the country's attorney general.The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) accuses both men of unlawfully arranging a payment of 2 million Swiss Francs (current value US $2.19 million) from FIFA to Platini.The attorney general laid out the alleged offenses in an online statement, which said that "between 1998 and 2002, Michel Platini worked as a consultant for the then FIFA President Joseph Blatter."In 1999, an annual compensation of CHF 300,000 [current value US $328,000] was agreed upon in a written contract for this advisory activity. This written contract was signed by both Blatter and Platini. The compensation agreed in accordance with this contract was invoiced by Platini on each occasion and paid in full by FIFA." Then-FIFA President Sepp Blatter shakes hands with then-UEFA president Michel Platini during the 65th FIFA Congress on May 29, 2015 in Zurich, Switzerland.However, in 2011, more than eight years after his advisory contract ended, "Platini demanded a payment in the...
    The French ambassador to Switzerland, Frederick Jarnes, asked for an interview as soon as possible. Received a few days ago at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bern, where the President’s message was sent to its speakers “Anti-Corruption”, Step Sunday newspaper Zurich, which reveals information on Sunday, September 19th. Content of the message: Guy Formalin, the current president of the Swiss Confederation, no longer applies to the call for a “working meeting” in Paris in November. The article is reserved for our subscribers Read more Switzerland prefers American warplanes to Europeans The diplomatic crisis with the United States and Australia was not limited to the abandonment of French submarines in support of US nuclear equipment as part of the new agreement. . The French president, Emmanuel Macron, is very upset against Switzerland, here again the arms deal that France lost is in the form of a fight. In early summer, Switzerland opted for the US F-35 stealth fighter aircraft over its French rival, the Dassault Aviation Rafale. The article is reserved for our subscribers Read more In Switzerland, 6 billion...
    President Biden warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that the US “will respond” if the Motherland was behind Friday’s mass cyberattack that hit at least 200 companies at the start of the Independence Day weekend. “We’re not sure who it is,” Biden told reporters Saturday as he bought three fruit pies and a bag of cherry sodas at King Orchards, a family-owned cherry farm in Central Lake, Mich. “The initial thinking was it was not the Russian government,” Biden said. President Joe Biden and Russian leader Vladimir Putin met last month in Switzerland.Sputnik/Alexei Nikolskyi/Kremlin via Reuters At least 200 companies were affected by the latest cyber attack.Getty Images “But if it is Russia, I told Putin we will respond,” he said – referring to the two leaders’ summit meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, last month. Biden specified that he has not spoken to the Russian president since being briefed on the ransomware attack, which cyber-security firm Huntress Labs has blamed on the Russia-linked REvil ransomware gang. Biden was in Michigan as part of a tour to mark the end of pandemic restrictions...
    Osama bin Laden’s niece was protesting President Joe Biden’s Wednesday summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva, Switzerland. In videos posted to Twitter, Noor bin Ladin, 34, was seen standing on a boat waving a flag with the words “Trump won” on it. One video retweeted by bin Ladin also showed an encounter she had with Swiss authorities. In the video, bin Ladin was interviewed by InfoWars and reaffirmed her belief that former President Donald Trump won the 2020 election. Bin Ladin claimed that political messages are not allowed this week in Switzerland. She said that her pro-Trump posters, with the exception of several American flags, were confiscated by authorities and couldn’t be returned to her until Friday. “The point that I made to the police… was that apparently, Guatemala is a freer county than Switzerland because we had Guatemalan patriots just last week when Kamala went and visited the country, who had put up signs that Trump won and they were not taken down, they were freely standing there on location, on site and apparently in Switzerland that’s not...
    President Biden is set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday for a highly anticipated showdown between the two leaders.  They will meet in Geneva for what's expected to be roughly a half-day of talks between the two presidents and aides behind closed doors. When asked Tuesday if he was ready for Wednesday's talks, Biden replied, "I am always ready."FAST FACTS Biden on Tuesday met with European Union leaders in Brussels On Monday, the president took part in his first in-person North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit. He traveled to Brussels for the NATO meeting after he wrapped up a three-day meeting with the Group of Seven nations on Sunday. Biden had called Putin a "worthy adversary," on Monday prior to their long-anticipated meeting. His comments came after he agreed Putin was a "killer" earlier this year.  The president is expected to raise the issue of Russia-based ransomware attacks with Putin during their summit, the White House said after critical infrastructure in the U.S. fell victim to another attack.  A bipartisan group of Senate lawmakers is...
    More On: joe biden Biden blasts Belarus plane diversion as US vows to hold regime ‘to account’ More than 500 ex-Biden staffers urge president to condemn Israel State Department official admits ‘no guarantees’ US aid won’t go to Hamas Biden needs to make Belarus pay for terror in the air President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet next month in Geneva, Switzerland, the White House confirmed Tuesday. Biden and Putin will hold talks on June 16 — after Biden makes stops in England for the annual G7 summit and in Belgium for a NATO conference. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said, “The leaders will discuss the full range of pressing issues, as we seek to restore predictability and stability to the U.S.-Russia relationship.” The meeting during Biden’s first trip abroad as president follows a rocky period for US-Russia relations punctuated by the hack this month of the Colonial Pipeline by cybercriminals suspected of residing in Russia. The hack caused gas stations to run dry throughout the Southeastern US. Biden in April offered Putin a summer summit during a phone call...
    President Joe Biden will meet President Vladimir Putin in Geneva, Switzerland, for a summit on June 16. The White House announced on Tuesday that Biden and his Russian counterpart will hold talks after the G7 summit in the UK and talks with NATO and the European Union in Brussels.  'President Biden will meet with President Putin in Geneva, Switzerland on June 16, 2021,' The White House said in a brief statement. 'The leaders will discuss the full range of pressing issues, as we seek to restore predictability and stability to the U.S.-Russia relationship'. President Joe Biden will meet President Vladimir Putin in Geneva, Switzerland, for a summit on June 16 The White House for weeks has refused to confirm the details of a potential summit meeting the two leaders discussed in a phone call. It will follow Biden's planned trip to the United Kingdom for the annual meeting of G7 nations – a group that once included Russia, as well as a trip to Brussels to meet with NATO allies. The administration has touted the summit as an opportunity to...
    The United States Treasury released a new report on America’s trading partners that labeled both Vietnam and Switzerland “currency manipulators” for the first time. Both countries met all three criteria outlined by the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, and Treasury will, based on the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988, “press for the adoption of policies that will permit effective balance of payments adjustments and eliminate the unfair advantages in trade that result from their actions.” WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 13: U.S. President Donald Trump looks at Jared Kushner (C) and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin (R) during a meeting with leaders of Israel and UAE announcing a peace agreement to establish diplomatic ties with Israel and the UAE, in the Oval Office of the White House on August 13, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images) The report additionally placed ten of the United States’ trading partners, including three new ones, on Treasury’s “Monitoring List” of nations that deserve carefully monitoring of their trade practices.Taiwan, Thailand and India were the new additions...
    ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland has frozen the financial assets of the president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, following the violent aftermath of the elections in the east European country. Lukashenko and son Viktor are among 15 people banned from entering or travelling through Switzerland, the government said. The individuals are alleged to be responsible for the use of violence and arbitrary arrests, it said. "Switzerland is deeply concerned by the ongoing tensions and is calling for dialogue between the Belarus government and civil society," the government said. It demanded the release of people who have been arbitrarily detained and the investigation of allegations of torture and ill-treatment by security forces. (Reporting by John Revill; Editing by Mark Potter) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters. Tags: Switzerland, international trade, Belarus, EuropeGalleriesNewsCartoons on President Donald TrumpPhotosPhotos: Daily Life, DisruptedPhotosArmenia-Azerbaijan Conflict EscalatesNewsThe Week in Cartoons: Dec. 7-11RecommendedNational NewsFDA Issues EUA for Pfizer VaccineAmerica 2020Supreme Court Tosses Texas LawsuitAmerica 2020Donald Trump v. The CourtsPoliticsHunter Biden Probe Complicates AG PickAmerica 2020Biden Gets the Band Back TogetherCoronavirus Bulletin Stay informed daily on the latest news and advice on COVID-19...
    French President Emmanuel MacronEmmanuel Jean-Michel MacronTrump addresses virtual G-20 summit, heads out before session on pandemic G-20 leaders stress importance of united response to coronavirus pandemic Czech president says Trump should quit after election loss and 'not be embarrassing' MORE announced on Tuesday that France will be applying restrictions to prevent people from going to Swiss ski resorts in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. Macron said that French ski slopes would remain closed during the holiday season, according to the Associated Press. Switzerland is not part of the European Union and has allowed ski resorts to largely operate as they usually do. “If there are countries ... which maintain their ski resorts open, we will have to take control measures,” said Macron when speaking on dissuading people from going to these areas. Macron made the comments during a press conference following a meeting with with Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo. Details on the restrictions will be decided on in the next few days, Macron said. “We need solidarity ... at our borders. We cannot ask (ski) resorts to...
    Breonna Taylor: Calls grow for Kentucky AG to release evidence America’s most historic fast food joints Swiss court sets Oct 30 for verdict after 9-day FIFA trial BELLINZONA, Switzerland (AP) — The nine-day trial of Qatari soccer executive Nasser al-Khelaifi and former FIFA official Jérôme Valcke ended Thursday, with Switzerland’s federal criminal court saying a verdict will be announced Oct. 30. © Provided by Associated Press Nasser al-Khelaifi, president of Paris Saint-Germain, at the Federal Criminal Court in Bellinzona, Switzerland, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. FIFA would help fund a global agency to tackle corruption in sport, its president Gianni Infantino said Monday. Infantino spoke at a United Nations event in Austria as the corruption trial was opening in Switzerland as part of a long-running investigation of soccer officials, including Qatari soccer and television executive Nasser al-Khelaifi and former FIFA secretary general Jérôme Valcke. (Francesa Agosta/Keystone via AP) Al-Khelaifi is accused of giving Valcke the use of a luxury villa on an Italian island in connection with the bidding for lucrative World Cup broadcasting rights. Prosecutors have asked for...
    GENEVA (AP) — Addressing soccer officials in 211 countries, FIFA President Gianni Infantino used their annual meeting on Friday to explain his own legal issues at home in Switzerland. Criminal proceedings were opened against Infantino in July by a special prosecutor looking at meetings in 2016 and 2017 he had with Switzerland’s then-attorney general who led an investigation of alleged corruption in soccer under previous FIFA leadership. “It was my duty as FIFA president,” Infantino told member federations watching remotely online. “I had to do my due diligence because I wanted to liberate FIFA from those old toxic values.” Critics of Infantino have seized on similar explanations from him and now-former attorney general Michael Lauber that they took no notes and could not recall details of their talks. Infantino has long insisted the meetings were to offer FIFA’s help in ongoing Swiss prosecutions including a two-week criminal trial that opened on Monday. Former FIFA secretary Jerome Valcke faces charges including that he took bribes linked to World Cup broadcast deals. In a separate matter, involving a luxury villa in Sardinia,...
    Parents knew kid had coronavirus, sent him to school anyway, officials say Giorgio Armani is one of the richest people in fashion. How the 86-year-old designer spends his billions, from a 213-foot yacht to homes in Italy, NYC, and the Caribbean. Investigated at home, FIFA head visits Trump, White House © APWF FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 file photo, FIFA president Gianni Infantino speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Soccer governing body FIFA says its $1.5 billion coronavirus relief plan to revive the sport and help national associations stay afloat comes with strict compliance and audit requirements. This relief plan is a great example of footballs solidarity and commitment in such unprecedented times, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said Wednesday, July 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, file) GENEVA (AP) Under investigation in his home country Switzerland, FIFA president Gianni Infantino made a third trip to the White House and met President Donald Trump since the United States became a 2026 World Cup co-host just over two years...
    PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN president Nasser al-Khelaifi and former Fifa general secretary Jerome Valcke went on trial over corruption changes on Monday. The trial of the pair and Greek marketing executive Dinos Deris in Bellinzona, Switzerland, is expected to last two weeks. 3PSG president Nasser al-Khelaifi has went on trial over corruption chargesCredit: Reuters 3Former Fifa general secretary Jerome Valcke is also on trial in SwitzerlandCredit: AFP or licensors Qatari Al-Khelaifi, also head of broadcaster beIN Media Group, is accused of inciting Valcke to commit “aggravated criminal mismanagement” of TV rights deal. The court will hear that al-Khelaifi, now a member of Uefa’s executive committee, gave Valcke the use of his luxury villa.   Valcke and Deris face separate accusations of bribery. The former Fifa chief, banned from football in 2018, is said to have taken more than £1m in kickbacks over rights deals. Evidence in chief will begin on Tuesday. Fifa will help fund a global agency to tackle corruption in sport, its president Gianni Infantino said today. Creating a body like the World Anti-Doping Agency to address financial corruption, match-fixing...
    Emma Roberts and Garrett Hedlund expecting first child together Kashkari Says There’s No Urgency for Fed to Update Rate Guidance Platini quizzed in Swiss investigation of $2M FIFA payment BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Soccer great Michel Platini arrived at Switzerland’s federal prosecution office Monday morning to be questioned about a $2 million payment he received from FIFA in 2011. © Provided by Associated Press Former UEFA president Michel Platini appears in front of the building of the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland, in Bern, Switzerland Monday, 31 Aug. 2020. Michel Platini and former FIFA president Sepp Blatter each face interrogation from the Swiss public prosecutor as part of the proceedings opened in 2015 over a payment of 2 million Swiss francs. (Anthony Anex/Keystone via AP) Platini is formally a suspect because of the payment that led to his removal as president of European soccer body UEFA -- and as a candidate to lead FIFA -- when Swiss federal investigators revealed the allegation five years ago. The best stories in the galaxy. All in one place. LEARN MORE...
    By Silke Koltrowitz ZURICH (Reuters) - The Swiss People's Party (SVP) elected Marco Chiesa from Italian-speaking region Ticino as president of the right-wing party on Saturday as it tries to sharpen its profile and rebuild its appeal among voters. Chiesa, 45, was nominated in a surprise move last month after Switzerland's biggest party tried for months to find a successor to outgoing president Albert Roesti, who announced last year he was stepping down. Top of his agenda will likely be the party's campaign in a Sept. 27 referendum on ending free movement of people with the European Union. Opinion polls suggest a majority in favour of keeping free movement, but if the vote goes the other way bilateral trade agreements between Switzerland and the EU could be at risk. Chiesa vowed to stick to the party line, saying: "I don't want to have to watch how Swiss families suffer from the burden of millions of immigrants from the European Union." Swiss broadcaster SRG published a poll on Thursday suggesting 61% would vote against the proposal and 35% for it. The...
    Prosecutors in Switzerland have launched criminal proceedings against Fifa President Gianni Infantino to investigate his dealings with Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber.  Lauber last week offered to resign after a court concluded he covered up a meeting with Infantino and lied to supervisors while his office investigated corruption surrounding Football's governing body. The authority overseeing Switzerland's federal prosecutors on Thursday said that special prosecutor Stefan Keller, appointed earlier this month to review criminal complaints against the two men and others involved, had found indications of criminal conduct related to the meetings. Swiss authorities have launched criminal proceedings against Fifa President Gianni Infantino Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber offered to resign last week after a court concluded he covered up a meeting with Infantino and lied to supervisors RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next TRANSFER NEWS LIVE: Latest Premier League and European deals... 'The man's done a miracle. How can they even talk about... Arsenal 'register an interest in Jack Grealish' but will not... Newcastle takeover saga takes fresh twist as Saudi...
    Uiza announced this Wednesday (06.26.2020) that it is freezing the assets of six high-ranking Nicaraguan officials who are part of the environment of President Daniel Ortega, for their responsibility in the deterioration of human rights, democracy and the rule of law in that country. , although he did not offer the names of those punished. The sanctioned are two advisers to the president and four police chiefs, including one who is in-law of the president, who since last Monday have been subject to similar measures by the European Union, as well as the United Kingdom. In the case of Switzerland, travel restrictions are also included, that is, these six officials cannot travel or transit through this country. The assets that remain locked (about which no details were provided) must now be declared to the Swiss Secretariat for the Economy. The Swiss government emphasized that “sanctions do not apply to the Nicaraguan population.” He also indicated that in consideration of the 40 years in which he has supported development programs in Nicaragua, “Switzerland is ready to support efforts aimed at a...
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