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A Swiss in Paris

22 July 2017 | 0 comments

New York, Paris… 24-year-old Anja Glover has lived in some of the largest metropolitan cities around the world. This is no coincidence – after all, the young Swiss woman is studying urban sociology as...

Adult habits in line with global average

21 July 2017 | 0 comments

In Switzerland, 21% of the adult population on average are daily smokers, according to a report from the World Health Organisation.That is firmly in line with average rates of current smoking among adults...

Most Swiss listen to radio every day

21 July 2017 | 0 comments

Nine-in-ten people living in Switzerland who are 15 years of age or older turn on a radio for at least 1.5 hours every day on average, a new government-commissioned survey finds.German speakers keep it...

'Brexit lunch' to assess talks progress

21 July 2017 | 0 comments

Britain and the EU will wrap up four days of tough Brexit talks in Brussels on Thursday with a special lunch between their chief negotiators as major differences emerged on key points.

EU calls for British 'clarity' over Brexit

21 July 2017 | 0 comments

The EU's Brexit negotiator urged Britain on Thursday to provide more clarity on key issues after the second round of talks wrapped up in Brussels with "fundamental" differences remaining.

Italy demands data on billions in suspect Swiss accounts

20 July 2017 | 0 comments

Italian financial crime investigators have asked the Swiss authorities for help in tracking down the beneficial owners of €6.7 billion (CHF7.4 billion) held in Switzerland. The information came to light...

Pharma remains king of Swiss exports

20 July 2017 | 0 comments

Pharmaceutical and chemical goods pushed Swiss exports to record highs in the first half of this year. The value of goods sold abroad peaked at CHF109.6 billion ($105 billion) in the first six months of...

Swiss banker admits to helping Americans cheat taxes

20 July 2017 | 0 comments

A former Credit Suisse banker pleaded guilty on Wednesday to charges of aiding Americans in hiding millions of dollars from US tax authorities.Susanne Rüegg-Meier, who worked in the Zurich office of Credit...

Official: Internal review finds no wrongdoing

20 July 2017 | 0 comments

The head of a Swiss federal office says its handling of export permits for arms manufacturers is improving in the wake of a criminal probe into past shipments.An internal review cleared a federal employee...

Why more isn’t being done to end geoblocking

20 July 2017 | 0 comments

Swiss consumers face a major obstacle in the form of geoblocking, often resulting in limited choice and higher prices than if they lived elsewhere in Europe. But an end to the practice could be a long...

Swiss asylum requests plunge 36% in first half of 2017

19 July 2017 | 0 comments

Requests for asylum in Switzerland plunged by more than a third to 9,123 in the first half of 2017 after authorities closed the Balkan land route used by thousands to flee conflicts in the Middle East,...

Swiss fountains: bubbling right under our noses

19 July 2017 | 0 comments

After a decade living in Switzerland, Steve Crump has got to know the country almost as well as his native US. One thing he appreciatesis the quality and quantity of historic water fountains scattered...

Should anti-perspirants bear warning labels?

19 July 2017 | 0 comments

As the summer heats up, a Swiss political bid to label or ban products containing aluminium salts has again stirred up the debate over whether anti-perspirant deodorants are safe to use. Here’s why people...

A focus on vocational education and jobs

18 July 2017 | 0 comments

Swiss Economic Minister Johann Schneider-Ammann on Tuesday expressed satisfaction with his two days of meetings with senior Trump administration officials, capping efforts to boost cooperation between...

Court sentence in multimillion fraud scheme

18 July 2017 | 0 comments

A massive money laundering case unfolded on Tuesday in a Swiss cantonal court where an Englishman, his wife and a financial adviser were found guilty in an elaborate multimillion-franc scheme.The district...



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