Tag: Switzerland

Robert Frank Dies; Pivotal Documentary Photographer Was 94

Robert Frank, one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, whose visually raw and personally expressive style was pivotal in changing the course of documentary photography, died on Monday in Inverness, on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia. He was 94. His death, at Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital, was confirmed by Peter MacGill, […]

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How Did an Ancient Sea Turtle End Up Under a Dinosaur’s Foot?

Since the invention of the internal combustion engine, it has not been uncommon for broken turtle shells to turn up by the sides of highways, bashed by passing cars and trucks whose operators may not have even noticed. What is more striking is to find a version of this familiar story from 150 million years […]

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Senate Approves Tax Treaties for First Time in Decade

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to approve updates to international tax treaties, some of which were negotiated in the early years of the Obama administration, in a bipartisan victory for multinational companies. The so-called treaty protocols with Switzerland, Japan and Luxembourg were approved a day after senators passed a protocol with Spain. […]

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#MeToo Work at Art Basel Offers Cautionary Tale About Political Art

The Los Angeles artist Andrea Bowers made a monumental artwork that she hoped would support the #MeToo movement and presented it, with the help of four galleries, at the prestigious Art Basel fair in Switzerland. Three imposing walls of text and photos made up of 167 red panels retold the stories of men and women […]

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Swiss Women Strike Nationwide to Protest Inequalities

LONDON — Swiss women turned out by the thousands on Friday for a nationwide strike and demonstrations signaling their frustration over deep-rooted inequalities in one of the richest countries in the world. The women skipped work and shunned household responsibilities for the day to join in protests calling for equal pay, recognition of their work […]

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Trump Administration Says It Will Negotiate with Iran With ‘No Preconditions’

BELLINZONA, Switzerland — In a second major softening of American policy toward Iran in recent days, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that the Trump administration was ready to negotiate with the country’s clerical leaders with “no preconditions.” The statement followed President Trump’s comment last week that he was ready to talk to Iranian […]

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Secretive Bilderberg Meeting Draws Pompeo and Kushner

BERN, Switzerland — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is on a weeklong trip to Europe where he is raising sensitive issues with national leaders — from Iranian missiles to Chinese technology to the economic collapse of Venezuela — but the most colorful conversations could take place this weekend out of public earshot in a secretive […]

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