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John Revill

Swiss voters to decide on pesticides ban, terrorism law and COVID-19 aid

6:08pm EDT

ZURICH Switzerland heads to the polls on Sunday in a batch of referendums which could see the country become only the second in the world to ban artificial pesticides.

French and Swiss central banks to trial wholesale digital currencies

Jun 10 2021

ZURICH/LONDON The Swiss National Bank and the Bank of France will trial Europe's first cross-border central bank digital currency payments, the banks said on Thursday, a move that will be a first for two of the world's top currencies.

Swiss to vote on whether to become first European nation to ban synthetic pesticides

Jun 08 2021

ZURICH Switzerland could become the first European country to ban artificial pesticides in a June 13 referendum which backers of the initiative hope will trigger similar prohibitions elsewhere. | Video

Swiss vote to become first European nation to ban synthetic pesticides

Jun 07 2021

ZURICH, June 7 Switzerland could become the first European country to ban artificial pesticides in a June 13 referendum which backers of the initiative hope will trigger similar prohibitions elsewhere.

Hyundai raises hydrogen game as new trucks roll into Europe

May 24 2021

FRANKFURT South Korea's Hyundai Motor plans to ship a new series of fuel-cell trucks to Europe later this year, turning up the heat on rivals in a battle to test the viability of hydrogen-powered heavy goods transport.

Real COVID-19 death toll could be 'two to three' times above official stats: WHO

May 21 2021

GENEVA Official death tolls from the COVID-19 pandemic are likely to be a "significant undercount", the World Health Organization said on Friday, estimating that the true figure of direct and indirect deaths could be two to three times higher.

Construction's 'perfect storm' is a boon for ABB's robots

May 20 2021

ZURICH ABB is looking to tap into a skilled labour shortage in the fast-growing construction sector to help drive the post-pandemic recovery of its robotics business and diversification from the automotive industry, the head of the division said. | Video

World News

G7 rivals China with grand infrastructure plan

The Group of Seven richest democracies sought on Saturday to counter China's growing influence by offering developing nations an infrastructure plan that could rival President Xi Jinping's multi-trillion-dollar Belt and Road initiative.