Tag: Switzerland

Swiss Vote to Penalize Public Homophobia

Swiss voters agreed on Sunday to penalize public homophobia, greenlighting an amendment to an antidiscrimination law that had not provided protection for lesbians, gay men and bisexual people. The amendment, which was years in the making, was challenged by opponents arguing that it would stifle freedom of expression. Voters were asked in a referendum whether […]

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George Soros: Mark Zuckerberg Should Not Be in Control of Facebook

At a dinner last week in Davos, Switzerland, I was asked if I thought Facebook was behaving more responsibly today than it did during the 2016 presidential election. “Not at all,” I answered. “Facebook helped Trump to get elected and I am afraid that it will do the same in 2020.” I explained that there […]

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Trump to Focus on Economy at Davos, Seeking a Counter to Impeachment

DAVOS, Switzerland — Before the Senate impeachment trial begins in earnest on Tuesday, President Trump was more than 4,000 miles away from Washington, in this glitzy Alpine village, planning to drive a competing narrative — one that has nothing to do with pressure on Ukraine, abuse of power or obstruction of Congress. In his first […]

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