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UNHCR and WFP get more funds after NY UN meeting

UNHCR and WFP get more funds after NY UN meeting

The Geneva based UNHCR, together with the World Food Programme are to get an injection of money following a meeting at the UN in New York. The G7 countries, as well as Gulf countries and Switzerla...

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McKay Interview: Dan Mitchell, the Cato Institute

McKay Interview: Dan Mitchell, the Cato Institute

The McKay Interview

Dan Mitchell is a director of the libertarian think-tank in Washington DC - the Cato Institute. Dan talks to Michael about global taxation and the growth of big government.

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McKay Interview: John Quinn Australian Ambassador to the UN

McKay Interview: John Quinn Australian Ambassador to the UN

The McKay Interview

On this edition of the McKay Interview, Michael speaks to John Quinn, Australian Ambassador and Permanent representative of Australia to the United Nations in Geneva.

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Ville de Genève proposes balanced budget

Ville de Genève proposes balanced budget

The city of Geneva could pass a budget for 2016 which will mean the commune will be in the black by over a million francs. But the budget has yet to pass – it needs to be voted on by the end...

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Peter Kellner, President of YouGov polling company

Peter Kellner, President of YouGov polling company

Peter Kellner is a former Times and BBC journalist and now heads the YouGov polling company. Here he talks to Michael on how the polling companies called the UK General Election so badly and what h...

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Editor of Tribune de Genève slams toll plan

Editor of Tribune de Genève slams toll plan

The Geneva Transport minister, Luc Barthassat, has raised eyebrows with a plan to charge all drivers coming into the canton a franc. The money raised would be used to fund infrastructure projects. ...

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McKay Interview: Lorenzo Stoll, Suisse Romande head of SWISS

McKay Interview: Lorenzo Stoll, Suisse Romande head of SWISS

The McKay Interview

This week Michael talks to Lorenzo Stoll, who's head of the Suisse Romande region of Swiss International Airlines.

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McKay Interview: Archbishop Silvano M Tomasi c.s.

McKay Interview: Archbishop Silvano M Tomasi c.s.

The McKay Interview

On this edition, Michael McKay talks to Archbishop Silvano M Tomasi c.s. He's the permanent observer of the Holy See to the UN  in Geneva and other organisations.

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McKay Interview: Jazz pianist, Monty Alexander

McKay Interview: Jazz pianist, Monty Alexander

The McKay Interview

The great Jazz pianist Monty Alexander is this week's guest with fellow Jamaican, Michael McKay.

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McKay Interview: Dr Aki Hintsa, F1 and CEO doctor

McKay Interview: Dr Aki Hintsa, F1 and CEO doctor

The McKay Interview

Michael speaks to Dr Aki Hintsa who works with many of the world's top acheivers - helping them to stay at the top of their game. He also works with the McLaren Formula 1 team, counselling their ch...

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McKay Interview: Amanda Ellis, New Zealand Ambassador to the UN

McKay Interview: Amanda Ellis, New Zealand Ambassador to the UN

The McKay Interview

Amanda Ellis, Ambassador, Head of Mission, Permanent Representative of New Zealand to the United Nations Office in Geneva speaks to Michael McKay about life in Geneva and New Zealand's role in the ...

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McKay Interview: Norman Hay

McKay Interview: Norman Hay

The McKay Interview

Michael talks to Norman Hay, up until fairly recently, the CEO for a very long time of Cargill International - one of the most conspicuous names in the all-important commodities and trading busines...

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McKay Interview: Andrew Wolstenholme OBE

McKay Interview: Andrew Wolstenholme OBE

The McKay Interview

Andrew Wolstenholme OBE is CEO of the massive Crossrail project in London. The new underground railway will run east to west, linking Heathrow Airport to Canary Wharf. Crossrail is one of the bigge...

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McKay Interview special. Doing business in La Côte

McKay Interview special. Doing business in La Côte

The McKay Interview

Doing Business in La Côte: A McKay Interview special:

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McKay Interview: Simon Heffer on the UK election

McKay Interview: Simon Heffer on the UK election

The McKay Interview

Simon Heffer is a prominent English journalist who's worked for the Daily Mail and the Daily Telegraph. He's a well known right-wing commentator and is highly critical of the European Union and the...

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McKay Interview: Mayor of Geneva, Sami Kanaan

McKay Interview: Mayor of Geneva, Sami Kanaan

The McKay Interview

On this edition of the McKay Interview, Michael sits down with the mayor of Geneva, Sami Kanaan.

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Back to the Future

Back to the Future

As concerns mount over Switzerland’s tough new line on immigration we investigate the impact on local expats – on both sides of the border. Will quotas for foreign workers, including EU...

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SPACE INVADERS...

SPACE INVADERS...

Famed for neutrality and international diplomacy, Switzerland has nevertheless invaded tiny neighbour Lichtenstein at least three times in recent history...

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McKay Interview: Rory Bremner

McKay Interview: Rory Bremner

The McKay Interview

Michael talks to impressionist, comedian and satirist, Rory Bremner.

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McKay interview: Henk Potts

McKay interview: Henk Potts

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay takes a deeper look at one of WRS's most well known voices, market commentator Henk Potts from Barclays Wealth. How does he prepare for the day, where does he think the markers are go...

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Have you a half a million $$ idea?

Have you a half a million $$ idea?

Got a good idea? It could be worth USD $500,000! The Seedstars World Final event is on in Geneva on February 4.

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World Economic Forum highlights Global Risks ahead of Davos

World Economic Forum highlights Global Risks ahead of Davos

The Global Risks Report 2015 has been released by the World Economic Forum, ahead of their 45th annual meeting starting in Davos on January 21.

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McKay Interview: UK Ambassador to Switzerland, David Moran

McKay Interview: UK Ambassador to Switzerland, David Moran

The McKay Interview

On this week’s McKay interview – Michael speaks to the British Ambassador to Switzerland, David Moran.

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MARCHING ORDERS

MARCHING ORDERS

Dictator or visionary? Coup d’état or a coup de foudre?

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