2 Stories

Swiss to Vote on Minaret Ban

Referendum this month sparks fear of Muslim backlash

(Newser) - Swiss government and business leaders are having a panic attack over a referendum that would ban minarets on mosques—and, they fear, make the country a target for Islamic terrorism. The handiwork of the anti-immigrant Swiss People's Party, infamous for an earlier campaign poster showing a white sheep kicking a... More »

Clooney Signs On at Green Firm

A-list actor to sit on board of new green energy company

(Newser) - A new Swiss company that will focus on green production of hydrogen, solar energy, and fuel cells will count Hollywood A-lister George Clooney as an executive board member, the AP reports. Nicolas Hayek, the billionaire Swatch chairman, is launching the enterprise to develop environmentally friendly technologies for car engines and... More »

2 Stories