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Writer Irena Brezna Receives German PEN Award

Nov 18, 2021 Deutsche Welle

Brezna combines literary and journalistic elements in her reports and novels. The writer's association recognizes her commitment to giving a voice to dissidents.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Italy Head To Playoffs Again As Switzerland Top Group

Nov 16, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

FIFA will make the playoffs draw on November 26 in Zurich and teams will need to advance past two opponents to reach the FIFA World Cup 2022. Runners-up with the six best records will be drawn to play at home first in the semifinals.


2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Harry Kane Powers England Towards Qualification; Jorginho's Miss Costs Italy

Group I leader England can already start planning for the 2022 FIFA World Cup after a 5-0 rout of Albania. On the other hand, Italy remain at the top of Group C, but only ahead of Switzerland on goal difference.

Switzerland To Set Up A Dedicated Embassy To The Vatican

Oct 01, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Switzerland has been diplomatically represented at the Vatican since 1991, though the post of ambassador was held by diplomats based in Bern, Geneva, Prague and since 2014, Ljubljana, Slovenia. The new embassy will also manage relations with Malta and San Marino.


Top US Diplomat To Visit India For Talks Next Month

The State Department said the Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R Sherman will travel to India on October 6.

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28 September, 2021

US-Russia To Hold Second Round Of Talks This Week

Associated Press (AP)

The State Department said the two side intended 'to have a deliberate and robust dialogue that will seek to lay the groundwork for future arms control and risk reduction measures'.


26 September, 2021

Swiss Voters Seen Approving Same-Sex Marriage In Referendum

Associated Press (AP)

Switzerland's Parliament and the governing Federal Council supported the 'Marriage for All' measure, and pre-referendum polls showed solid backing. Switzerland has authorised same-sex civil partnerships since 2007.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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