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How does Israel negotiate prisoner exchanges?

Cleveland Jewish News 23 Feb 2021
How does Israel contact parties that are holding its citizens? What are the rules of conducting such negotiations?. “There isn’t always a direct contact with the party holding the detainee,” former head of Israel’s Shin Bet security agency Yaakov Peri told Israel Hayom ...Sometimes the third party was a U.N.
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The best recent thrillers – review roundup

The Observer 23 Feb 2021
Lightseekers. Raven Books, £14.99, pp432. Femi Kayode’s debut opens with a truly horrific mob killing ... Taiwo has been back in Nigeria for only eight months, having spent most of his adult life in the US ... Even his wife, Folake, a lawyer, has no faith in him ... She has been invited to her brother Isaac’s engagement party in a remote hotel in the Swiss Alps.
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Hacked chats expose questionable cooperation between Swiss and Brazilian prosecutors

Swissinfo 18 Feb 2021
... involved in the operation – raising questions about the cooperation of the Swiss authorities ... The operation has unearthed the shady dealings of some of its major corporations and political parties.
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DUP minister wouldn’t oppose Swiss-style deal to address NI Protocol disruption

Belfast Telegraph 17 Feb 2021
The Ulster Unionist Party had voiced support for a Swiss-style deal amid mounting anger among Northern Ireland unionists at the economic barriers Brexit has created between the region and the rest of the UK ... However, senior figures in both parties have identified a Swiss-style ...
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Foster appears to rule out ‘Swiss-style’ set-up for trade with Great Britain

The Irish Times 17 Feb 2021
Her party colleague, the Minister for the Economy, Diane Dodds, had earlier said she was “not against a Swiss-style deal in and of itself” as a short-term measure, but questioned whether the UK government would agree to such an arrangement ... The Ulster Unionist Party has given its ...
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Brexit: NI port operators warn of grace period end

BBC News 17 Feb 2021
Swiss-style deal. Earlier Stormont Economy Minister Diane Dodds said she was "not against a short Swiss-style deal" to ease Brexit trade issues across the Irish Sea but warned it would have to apply UK-wide ... Alliance Party MP Stephen Farry said "there is a growing consensus" that a Swiss-style "could be on the table".
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Swiss-style deal would only solve part of NI protocol problem – Arlene Foster

Belfast Telegraph 17 Feb 2021
The Ulster Unionist Party, which is also campaigning for the protocol to be axed, has voiced support for a Swiss-style deal as a way of reducing some of the bureaucracy, which is set to ramp up significantly when a grace period covering supermarket goods ends at the start of April ... And I’m not against a Swiss-style deal in and of itself.”.
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THE ANGRY ARAB: Is Lebanon Heading to Partition?

Consortium News 16 Feb 2021
The right-wing militia leader, Bashir Gemayyel and his allies, pursued the partition plan and were influenced by the Swiss canton system ... But the rise of Israel’s Likud Party in 1977 aborted his plans for partition ... There is no single party or group calling for it today.
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Governments are Creating Horror Scenarios for Lockdowns to Retain Power

Armstrong Economics 14 Feb 2021
Spread the love. Magdalena Martullo-Blocher ... The entrepreneur Magdalena Martullo-Blocher, a Swiss billionaire, businesswoman, Swiss People’s Party politician, the CEO of Ems-Chemie, and the daughter and an heiress of former Swiss Federal Councillor Christoph Blocher has come out and called for an end to the partial lockdown in Switzerland ... .
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Brexit: Can the Northern Ireland Protocol be tweaked?

BBC News 13 Feb 2021
But that happened this week when a cross-party group of MEPs suggested that the EU should extend the Irish Sea border "grace periods" ... Swiss-style. Alliance, a centrist party in Northern Ireland, has suggested that the UK and EU should seek a new enhanced agreement on agri-food products.
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Q&A: Swiss Trial for Liberia Atrocities: Universal Jurisdiction Paves Path for Justice

Human Rights 12 Feb 2021
The arrest followed criminal complaints against him by seven Liberian victims who are now formal parties to the proceeding against him, called “private plaintiffs.” Two lawyers from the Swiss nongovernmental group Civitas Maxima represent four of them ... Since his arrest in 2014, Kosiah has been in Swiss custody.
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Switzerland: Liberian War Crimes Trial Resumes

Human Rights 12 Feb 2021
On December 3, 2020, the Swiss Federal Criminal Court, in the city of Bellinzona, began the trial of Alieu Kosiah, a former commander of the United Liberation Movement of Liberia for Democracy armed group, known as ULIMO ... Swiss Trial for Liberia Atrocities ... The various parties will also present their arguments in the case.
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The Public Pulse: Censure of Sasse is fully justified; Senate, show leadership

Omaha World-Herald 12 Feb 2021
The editorial board found it ironic that we “hotly decry censorship” on social media, yet we “brook no dissent within (our) own party.” But there is a significant difference between censor and censure ... Sasse and Trump’s feud is not the only reason he is disliked by his own party ... Zorinsky, a lifelong Republican, who switched parties to get elected.

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