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Main Syria opposition condemns 'terrorism' after Homs attack

25 February 2017 | 0 comments

Syria's main opposition camp on said Saturday it condemned "terrorism" after Damascus demanded all delegations at Geneva peace talks reject terrorist acts or be branded accomplices. "Our positions are...

Syria demands that peace talks rivals, UN condemn attacks: envoy

25 February 2017 | 0 comments

Syria's chief negotiator at UN-sponsored talks in Geneva demanded Saturday that all opposition parties at the talks condemn the deadly assault in Homs or be considered "accomplices of terrorism"."Any...

Syria vows 'retaliation' as attack jolts peace talks

25 February 2017 | 0 comments

Syria vowed Saturday to retaliate following the deadly suicide assault in its third city Homs, as the UN said the attack was aimed to "spoil" sputtering peace talks starting in Geneva."The terrorist attacks...

Homs attacks aim to 'spoil' peace talks, says UN envoy

25 February 2017 | 0 comments

Suicide assaults Saturday in Syria's third city of Homs, which left dozens dead, were designed to "spoil" peace talks underway in Geneva, the UN's envoy said.Asked if the attacks would affect the UN-sponsored...

Warmer climate could mean selenium scarcity

25 February 2017 | 0 comments

An international research team has shown that climate change could lead to diminished soil concentrations of selenium – a trace mineral that is essential to human health.The amount of selenium in our food...

The world’s a better place when it’s upside down

25 February 2017 | 0 comments

Ahead of World Yoga Day on Sunday, hiker and yoga enthusiast Karin Bittel stands on her head on the Aletsch glacier near Bettmeralp in canton Valais. The photo was taken last August.The Aletsch glacier,...

CHF35 million corruption fine for printing press firm

24 February 2017 | 0 comments

The Swiss subsidiary of German printing press manufacturer Koenig & Bauer has agreed to pay a CHF35 milllion fine ($35 million) following a corruption scandal.The Office of the Attorney General on Friday...

Dicing with debt: a guide to government overspending

24 February 2017 | 0 comments

No country can function without debt. But with countries such as Greece and Italy continuing to give economists and politicians sleepless nights, swissinfo.ch explains the causes and potential consequences...

No Swiss protection for Louboutin’s red-soled shoes

24 February 2017 | 0 comments

The quest for obtaining a registered trademark for Louboutin’s famous red-soled heels in Switzerland has come to an end. The country’s highest court has turned down the final appeal of the luxury footwear...

Eight held over attacks at Swiss mosque

24 February 2017 | 0 comments

Eight people are being detained over alleged attacks at the An’Nur Winterthur mosque last year. Criminal proceedings are underway.Nine adults and a 17-year-old had been arrested on Tuesday for physically...

UN 'disturbed' by light sentence for Israeli soldier

24 February 2017 | 0 comments

An 18-month prison sentence for an Israeli soldier who shot dead a wounded Palestinian assailant is an "unacceptable" punishment for "an apparent extra-judicial killing", the UN said Friday. United Nations...

Sika remains juicy takeover target

24 February 2017 | 0 comments

Swiss specialty chemicals manufacturer Sika demonstrated again why it is such an alluring target for a hostile takeover by posting a 22% rise in net profits for 2016 and upwardly revising its strategic...

Veiled women can be denied Swiss state assistance

24 February 2017 | 0 comments

The Swiss cabinet has clarified that women wearing burkas or niqabs can be denied social aid or unemployment insurance, as face coverings can result in identification issues or limit possibilities for...

Cross-border workers remain an integral part of the Swiss workforce

24 February 2017 | 0 comments

At the end of 2016, 318,500 cross-border workers were active in Switzerland, an increase of almost 4% on the previous year.They made up over a quarter of the workforce in the Italian-speaking canton of...

Switzerland continues to attract cross-border workers

24 February 2017 | 0 comments

The number of people crossing the border to work in Switzerland every day has increased by almost 4% compared to the year before.At the end of 2016, 318,500 cross-border workers were active in Switzerland...



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