In Switzerland, an idea to guarantee every citizen a yearly income of 30,000 Swiss francs, regardless of other wealth or employment, has gained enough supporters to trigger a referendum. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports that the idea is gaining some…
By Felix Oberholzer-Gee
With far more economic inequality than Switzerland, why is the U.S. so much less tolerant of wealth redistribution?…
By PBS NewsHour
The European Union is built on the idea of free movement of people and capital, but some factions wish to curb immigration and control their sovereign identity. Judy Woodruff talks to Heather Conley with the Center for Strategic and International…
In a vote Sunday, Swiss citizens passed a referendum to enforce immigration quotas for people from European Union countries.
By News Desk
United Nation's Ban Ki-moon called for the Syrian delegations, representing the government and opposition party, to work towards a solution to the three-year civil war.
The Wall Street Journal reports the U.S. expects the UN to revoke their invitation to Iran to attend the Syria peace talks in Geneva.
By Larisa Epatko
BASEL, Switzerland | The small nation of Switzerland, which already has a higher immigrant population than most of its neighbors, is about to vote on a measure that could be another bellwether of anti-immigration sentiment spreading across the European continent.
By Larisa Epatko
A majority of the Swiss people voted Nov. 29 to block the construction of minarets, tall spires typically associated with Islamic mosques. The move raised questions about Switzerland's historic tolerance and prompted criticism from some in the international community.
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