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Swiss spy in Germany 'watched tax investigators': report

30 April 2017 | 0 comments

A suspected Swiss spy arrested in Germany was allegedly surveilling finance investigators involved in the purchase of data CDs on tax cheats in Switzerland, a newspaper reported Sunday.German prosecutors...

Ingesting insects, envisaging energy, snapping Switzerland

30 April 2017 | 0 comments

Here are a few of the stories we will bring you during the week starting on May 1.MondayMealworms, crickets and grasshoppers can now be served up in Swiss restaurants and sold in supermarkets. To find...

The challenges of marrying a nun during the Reformation

30 April 2017 | 0 comments

The letter which was delivered to the Oetenbach convent on September 30, 1527, changed Anna Adlischwyler’s life for ever. The author was Heinrich Bullinger, a priest and friend of Swiss reformer Huldrych...

The genetic secrets of Iron Age horses revealed

29 April 2017 | 0 comments

Humans have been selectively breeding horses for at least 2,500 years, longer than previously thought, according to an international study in which the University of Bern took part. What’s more, domestic...

WHO urges polio vaccine dose cut amid global shortage

28 April 2017 | 0 comments

Faced with a shortage of polio vaccine, the World Health Organization urged countries Friday to resort to smaller, fractional doses to ward off outbreaks of the crippling disease."We do have a problem...

Swiss airline stops two-person cockpit rule

28 April 2017 | 0 comments

Swiss International Air Lines has decided to scrap a rule that two people must be in the cockpit of a plane at all times, introduced as a precaution after the Germanwings crash of 2015.Investigators believe...

Provisional driving licence could be valid from age 17

28 April 2017 | 0 comments

Young drivers may in future be able to get their provisional driving licenses a year earlier - from the age of 17. The procedure for learning to drive could also be improved and become cheaper, the Swiss...

Swiss watchmaker Breitling sold to private equity firm

28 April 2017 | 0 comments

Swiss luxury watchmaker Breitling, whose sought-after timepieces are worn by celebrities including David Beckham and John Travolta, has been sold to CVC Partners, the private equity group revealed Friday.CVC...

Greenpeace disrupts Credit Suisse meet over pipeline financing

28 April 2017 | 0 comments

Greenpeace activists disrupted a Credit Suisse shareholder meeting in Zurich Friday, unfurling a banner to protest the bank's alleged financing of the controversial Dakota Access pipeline in the United...

Dutch ‘troublemaker’ finally granted Swiss citizenship

28 April 2017 | 0 comments

A Dutch woman who was twice denied Swiss nationality by her neighbours has finally been granted citizenship by the Aargau cantonal government.Dutch-born Nancy Holten has lived in Switzerland since she...

Greenpeace storms Credit Suisse shareholder meeting

28 April 2017 | 0 comments

Greenpeace activists have gatecrashed Credit Suisse’s shareholder meeting in Zurich to protest against the Swiss bank’s alleged funding of firms involved in the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline...

Southeast Asia seeks new solutions to drug crisis

28 April 2017 | 0 comments

Former Swiss President Ruth Dreifuss, founder and president of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, recently returned from a trip to Southeast Asia. She tells swissinfo.ch that the policy shift in Thailand...

Donald Trump: 1,360 more days of resistance

28 April 2017 | 0 comments

When the first 100 days of an incoming US president come to completion, it is normally the hour of political scientists or economists, not of ethicists.But Donald Trump’s is no normal presidency, and its...

UBS books 'very strong' first quarter

28 April 2017 | 0 comments

Swiss banking giant UBS said Friday that it booked "very strong first-quarter results", driven largely by its investment banking and wealth management activities. UBS said in a statement that net profit...

Swiss students will not return to Erasmus+ before 2021

27 April 2017 | 0 comments

The Swiss cabinet wants to extend an interim solution for international student exchanges by two years when it expires at the end of 2017. But it has not ruled out eventual readmission to Erasmus+, the...



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