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Money laundering proving tough nut to crack

27 May 2016 | 0 comments

Despite a focused international crackdown lasting several years, the BSI bank scandal shows that the dirty stains of money laundering refuse to come out in the wash. BSI is accused in both Switzerland...

Businessmen chew over EU bilaterals with locals over burgers

27 May 2016 | 0 comments

Hamburgers, street art and the free movement of people accord with the European Union make an unusual mix. But the Swiss Business Federation (economiesuisse) is certain it’s a winning recipe. Their food...

Into the depths of the Gotthard, in 360 degrees

27 May 2016 | 0 comments

The longest rail tunnel in the world, the Gotthard, is set to open in Switzerland on June 1. An immersive video tour gives a behind-the-scenes look at one of the biggest engineering feats in Swiss history. ...

Court rules explicit anti-HIV campaign was permissible

27 May 2016 | 0 comments

The Federal Office of Public Heath does not have to address a complaint from a Christian group concerning a provocative HIV prevention ad campaign, a court has decided. A group of 35 children aged 4...

Swiss feel less secure and less optimistic

27 May 2016 | 0 comments

Pessimism among Swiss citizens about the country’s future has increased dramatically because of the turbulent international situation. As a result, the feeling of security has declined slightly according...

Money for nothing

27 May 2016 | 0 comments

As anxiety grows about technological disruption, the idea of a guaranteed basic income is being embraced by union leaders, libertarians and Silicon Valley executives. Is this the future of welfare? ...

Entering Switzerland: who needs a visa?

27 May 2016 | 0 comments

Switzerland will likely join the EU in granting visa-free access to Turkish citizens as part of a controversial agreement on migration with Turkey. But travellers from many other countries need a visa...

Swiss prefer cremations to burials

27 May 2016 | 0 comments

Switzerland has the highest proportion of cremations in Europe, and they have tripled over the past thirty years. (RTS/swissinfo.ch) In 1983, 30% of all deceased were incinerated. By 2013, the figure...

Troubled Swiss bank says new management not linked to Malaysia scandal

26 May 2016 | 0 comments

The newly appointed chief executive of Swiss bank BSI, which has been ordered to shut down over its alleged role in a massive Malaysian money-laundering scandal, insisted Thursday the current management...

Syria the world's most dangerous place for health workers: WHO

26 May 2016 | 0 comments

Syria was the most dangerous place for health care workers to operate last year, ahead of other conflict zones like the Palestinian territories, and Yemen, the World Health Organization said Thursday.For...

Western cantons launch joint Winter Games bid

26 May 2016 | 0 comments

Cantons in western Switzerland, including Vaud and Valais, have joined forces to launch a regional bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics. Three Swiss projects are in the running to try to bring the Games back...

Swiss fintech drives African banking revolution

26 May 2016 | 0 comments

Will a financial revolution follow the Jasmine uprising in Tunisia? A Swiss start-up, Monetas, is proposing just that, saying a new mobile phone payment technology will transform people’s lives there. ...

Islam museum set to open amid rightwing criticism

26 May 2016 | 0 comments

The controversies continue in the run-up to Friday’s opening of the Museum for Islamic Culture in La Chaux-de-Fonds, canton Neuchâtel. A related cross-party resolution, “No to the incitement of hatred...

Islam museum set to open amid rightwing criticism

26 May 2016 | 0 comments

The controversies continue in the run-up to Friday’s opening of the Museum for Islamic Culture in La Chaux-de-Fonds, canton Neuchâtel. A related cross-party resolution, “No to the incitement of hatred...

Syrians risk 'starving' if aid access doesn't improve: UN envoy

26 May 2016 | 0 comments

Many Syrian civilians will face starvation if Damascus and armed rebel groups do not allow greater access to humanitarian convoys carrying life-saving supplies, the UN envoy to the war-ravaged country...

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