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'I can't afford to go on holidays in my own country'

22 June 2017 | 0 comments

Due to high prices and a strong franc, some Swiss abroad say they can no longer afford to come home to visit on holidays. A clear theme emerged from comments around a recent article by swissinfo.ch.The...

Building peace with rock bands, orchestras, and theatre

22 June 2017 | 0 comments

Could art and culture be the future tools of diplomats and peacebuilders? A Swiss woman’s initiative is helping to make it happen, step by step.People have long turned to stories, painting, music and theatre...

More work but no great reward for Swiss women

21 June 2017 | 0 comments

Despite more Swiss women entering the workplace than in previous generations, men still bring home twice as much income to the average household. Official statistics show men contributing just over two...

How long do foreigners stay in Switzerland?

21 June 2017 | 0 comments

Switzerland has one of the highest proportions of foreign residents in the world. Around 40% of them were born in Switzerland or have lived in the countryfor over 20 years.One-third of Swiss residents...

Companies “making progress” on ethical standards

21 June 2017 | 0 comments

Plans to make companies in Switzerland bear greater responsibility for the effects of their business activities on society and the environment are advancing.Approving an interim report on the implementation...

Heatwave warning as Swiss temperatures soar

21 June 2017 | 0 comments

Health officials advise elderly and infirm people, along with pregnant women to stay out of the sun as Switzerland swelters in the Europe-wide heatwave. The Swiss health ministry issued a warning on Wednesday...

Swiss play key roles in new exoplanet mission

21 June 2017 | 0 comments

Scientists from the universities of Geneva and Bern are heavily involved in the largest European mission to discover a planet outside of our solar system that orbits a star.The aim of the research mission...

Swiss win top European road safety award

20 June 2017 | 0 comments

Switzerland’s long-term efforts to improve road safety have been acknowledged by the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC).The 2017 ETSC Road Safety Performance Index award was presented to Switzerland...

Swiss examine ‘extraordinary’ Egyptian faux toe

20 June 2017 | 0 comments

Egyptologists from the University of Basel have been studying a 3,000-year-old wooden toe found in a necropolis near Luxor, formerly known as Thebes.“This extraordinary piece was a sensational find,” Andrea...

Traffic noise increases risks of heart illnesses and diabetes

20 June 2017 | 0 comments

Traffic noise from cars, lorries, trains and planes can have negative health consequences, such as increased risk of heart-related illnesses and diabetes, according to a long-term study of the impact of...

The nuts and bolts of integration

20 June 2017 | 0 comments

Ropes, light bulbs and a power drill are the small tools that could catapult migrants into the Swiss workforce.

An Internet quarter-hour?

19 June 2017 | 0 comments

The new chief of the Swiss army wants to make better use of technology to inspire more young people to sign up.Philippe Rebord told Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger for a story published on Monday that giving...

Swiss supercomputer third fastest in the world

19 June 2017 | 0 comments

The Swiss supercomputer “Piz Daint”, based in Lugano, has been named as the third most powerful in the world behind two Chinese frontrunners.The results, announced at the International Supercomputing Conference...

For sale: a decommissioned military nuclear bunker

19 June 2017 | 0 comments

For sale: desirable mid-20th century mountain residence, central Switzerland (underground). All mod cons, including electromagnetic pulse protection, dark fibre network and air filtration. Sleeps 1,500.

Swiss rail experiments with first-class upgrades

19 June 2017 | 0 comments

A trial project on Swiss trains has allowed passengers to enjoy cheap upgrades while relieving congestion in crowded carriages. Debates about fairness have already begun.First class tickets on Swiss trains...



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