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Toxic stew: Police seize millions of euros in fake food, drink

25 April 2017 | 0 comments

Forget fake news. European police have joined forces to seize almost 10,000 tonnes of fake and harmful food and drink, from caviar to cashews, booze to bubbly water and even unassuming stock cubes.

Stratospheric plane begins test flights

25 April 2017 | 0 comments

An experimental stratospheric solar plane has begun its first test flights in Payerne in western Switzerland. Eco-adventurer Raphael Domjan talks to about the challenges ahead as he prepares...

Swiss CHF50 named ‘Bank Note of the Year’

25 April 2017 | 0 comments

In a paper-thin victory, Switzerland has beaten off competition from the Maldives, Argentina and Scotland to win “Bank Note of the Year” for 2016.Nominees for the award, conferred by the International...

Is Zurich’s traditional festival too stressful for horses?

24 April 2017 | 0 comments

The Sechseläuten spring parade in Zurich – with its explosive finale – is certainly not for those with faint hearts or sensitive ears. But what about the hundreds of horses that take part? Could being...

Planned event in Zurich sparks security concerns

23 April 2017 | 0 comments

An event planned by Swiss Islamists for early May is causing worry about safety among Swiss authorities.Called “Islam Salam: Longing for Peace 2017”, the gatheringexternal link is expected to draw almost...

French election boosts Swiss far-right

23 April 2017 | 0 comments

Far-right and militant groups in French-speaking Switzerland have been gaining in strength due to the populist resurgence ahead of the presidential election in neighbouring France, Swiss media reported.For...

Alpine huts can be booked online

21 April 2017 | 0 comments

Switzerland Tourism, the Swiss national tourism organisation, has launched a platform for renting Alpine huts in Switzerland – a kind of 'Swiss Alpine hut Airbnb'.

Privacy concerns raised over e-patient reports

20 April 2017 | 0 comments

Fitness watches, navigation apps and discount cards are well-known means of tracking and monitoring specific user data. The Swiss government now wants patient information to also be compiled electronically...

Switzerland ranked among ‘most globalised’ nations

20 April 2017 | 0 comments

The alpine nation came fifth in a globalisation index that ranks countries based on trade flows and cross-border information sharing, as well as international political engagement.The Netherlands topped...

The wasp sting that led to involuntary manslaughter

20 April 2017 | 0 comments

The Swiss Federal Court has rejected an appeal by a man convicted of involuntary manslaughter and negligent physical injury after wasps from a nest he was removing stung a neighbour who then died.

Promising discovery in search for extra-terrestrial life

19 April 2017 | 0 comments

A team of international astronomers, including those in Switzerland, have discovered a rocky exoplanet in a habitable zone of a faint red dwarf star.The super-Earth LHS 1140 is in the constellation of...

Is the Swiss burka ban a tyranny of the majority?

19 April 2017 | 0 comments

Swiss voters have banned the construction of new minarets, burkas and the ritual slaughter of animals for food, which some say amounts to the discrimination of religious minorities under Switzerland’s...

First presidential visit to Argentina yields joint declaration

18 April 2017 | 0 comments

During the first official visit of a Swiss president to Argentina, Doris Leuthard and her Argentinian counterpart Mauricio Macri signed an agreement aimed at intensifying economic and business relations...

Museums a firm part of Swiss culture

18 April 2017 | 0 comments

Swiss museums attract more than a million people a month on average – with art museums being the most popular, followed by historical and technical institutions.On Tuesday, the Federal Statistical Officeexternal...

When the city makes space for goats

18 April 2017 | 0 comments

Since 2015 seven ‘Stiefelgeiss’, or booted goats, so called because of the dark colour of their legs, have been living in a field in Zurich. Last week, the local authorities deployed them to trim roadside...

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