Switzerland leads top 10 most powerful countries in the world, US 7th
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Switzerland leads top 10 most powerful countries in the world, US 7th

- Switzerland is rated as the most powerful country in the world among 73 countries reviewed by Best Countries Rankings

- Among the powerful top 10 are Sweden, Norway, UK, the US, with Canada coming second

- Japan is in the third position, Germany and Australia are fourth and fifth

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The 2020 Best Countries Rankings has ranked Switzerland as the world’s most powerful country. Canada is second on the list among 73 reviewed countries.

Japan, Germany, Australia were ranked third, fourth, and fifth. In the top 10 world’s most powerful countries, the United Kingdom and the United States are sixth and seventh on the ranking.

Netherlands and Norway are at the lower rung of the first 10 rankings.

Below is the full list of the countries and their positions:

  1. Switzerland
  2. Canada
  3. Japan
  4. Germany
  5. Australia
  6. United Kingdom
  7. United States
  8. Sweden
  9. Netherlands
  10. Norway
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It should be noted that in the ranking, the countries were grouped with subcategories like adventure, citizenship, cultural influence, entrepreneurship, heritage, movers, open for business, power and quality of life.

A collage of seats of power in the US, Japan, UK, Switzerland. Photos sources: US Govt/WorldAtlas

A collage of seats of power in the US, Japan, UK, Switzerland. Photos sources: US Govt/WorldAtlas
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Recall that the same ranking adjudged Egypt to be the most powerful country in Africa followed by South Africa in the second position.

South Africa, Kenya, and Ghana are in the second, third, and fourth positions respectively.

In other news, on Monday, July 6, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that international students in America will leave the country if their universities switch to online teaching.

The present development will affect thousands of foreign students who are in America for university education.

It should be noted that the universities are making the switch as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. For instance, at Harvard, course instructions will be delivered online which will include on-campus students.

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ICE, however, added that students that are under certain visa categories may stay back in the US and not take a full online course.

It went ahead to say the US will not give visas to students whose schools offer full online courses for the fall semester.

The agency said that students may consider transferring to a school with an in-person system or those who offer a mix both.

The Migration Policy Institute, about 1.2 million students in more than 8,700 schools could be affected by the latest development.

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