Norway raises its "emergency preparedness" in response to sightings of "unidentified drones" near its offshore oil and gas facilities in the North Sea, and is coordinating with its armed forces, police, and oil and gas industry operators, according to energy minister Terje Aasland.
Inter-American Development Bank chief Mauricio Claver-Carone is fired by the bank's board of governors after an external investigation, started because of a whistleblower complaint, found that Claver-Carone had an undisclosed intimate relationship with his subordinate and committed several ethics violations in connection with her.
The Swiss go to the polls to decide four ballot questions. The voters agree to raise the retirement age for women to 65 and to increase the value added tax rates from 7.7% to 8.1%. However, voters rejected the proposal to exempt domestic bonds from taxation and to ban intensive animal farming.