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Swiss pledge funds to stem migration from Africa

31 August 2016 | 0 comments

The government has decided to contribute CHF5 million ($5.1 million) to a European emergency trust fund to combat the causes of migration from Africa.The Swiss participation will boost international cooperation...

Swiss manufacturers give cautiously optimistic outlook

31 August 2016 | 0 comments

Companies that produce electrical and mechanical goods in Switzerland are feeling a lot happier about their future prospects than at any time since the franc soared against the euro in January 2015.The...

UN anti-torture body resumes Ukraine visit

31 August 2016 | 0 comments

A UN torture prevention group said Wednesday it would resume a visit to Ukraine that it had halted in protest over access issues following "positive talks" with the Ukrainian government.Last May, the...

Swiss train attack claims second victim

31 August 2016 | 0 comments

A second woman has died from her injuries after a grisly attack on a Swiss train earlier this month, in which a man started a fire and stabbed passengers, prosecutors said Wednesday."In the course of...

Third train attack victim, aged 17, dies of injuries

31 August 2016 | 0 comments

A victim of a knife and flame attack on a Swiss train earlier this month has died of her wounds in hospital. The 17-year-old is the third fatality of the incident, including the perpetrator who carried...

Report clears asylum centre personnel of wrongdoing

30 August 2016 | 0 comments

A report has cleared a private security firm and government migration authorities of wrongdoing after an undercover journalistic exposé claimed physical abuse of asylum seekers by security personnel at...

WHO urges shift in STD treatment due to antibiotic resistance

30 August 2016 | 0 comments

Growing resistance to antibiotics has complicated efforts to rein in common sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhoea, chlamydia and syphilis, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday as it issued...

Geneva slashes corporate taxes to appease critics

30 August 2016 | 0 comments

On the same day that the European Commission demanded that Apple pays €13 billion (CHF14.2 billion) in backdated Irish taxes, the Geneva cantonal government announced plans to cut its corporate tax rate...

Crashed Swiss fighter jet located, pilot still missing: ministry

30 August 2016 | 0 comments

The remains of a Swiss army fighter jet that disappeared over the Alps Monday have been located in central Switzerland, but the pilot is still missing, the defence ministry said."On Tuesday afternoon,...

Anti-racism official: ‘burka ban’ is excuse to attack Islam

30 August 2016 | 0 comments

A rightwing-backed initiative seeking to ban any face-covering headgear in Switzerland is a pretext to attack Islam, according to the president of the Federal Commissionagainst Racism, Martine Brunschwig...

UN hails suspension of France's burkini ban, slams 'stigmatisation'

30 August 2016 | 0 comments

The UN on Tuesday welcomed a decision by France's highest administrative court to suspend a controversial ban on burkini swimwear, warning that the ban had fuelled religious intolerance and stigmatisation."These...

Credit Suisse sells off bricks and mortar

30 August 2016 | 0 comments

Credit Suisse’s great Zurich property sell-off continues unabated with another landmark building coming under the hammer this month. The Zurich-headquartered bank has sold five properties in its home city...

Swiss fighter jet missing, believed crashed: ministry

29 August 2016 | 0 comments

A Swiss army fighter jet went missing over the Alps Monday and is believed to have crashed, the defence ministry said, adding that a large-scale search and rescue operation had been launched.The F/A-18...

Exchange student numbers and budget increase in 2016

29 August 2016 | 0 comments

The number of students coming in and out of Switzerland as part of the Europe-wide Erasmus+ exchange programme has increased by 12% over last year, continuing a growth trend since Swiss participation in...

Expats rate Uganda more attractive than 'unfriendly' Switzerland

29 August 2016 | 0 comments

Switzerland is safe with high life quality and education but is overpriced, according to an expat survey in which Switzerland fell 17 places as one of the 'biggest losers' and ranked fourth highest for being unfriendly.

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