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Olympics: Tokyo 2020 living with spectre of killer quake

24 July 2017 | 0 comments

For modern Olympic host cities, the twin threats of terrorism and financial ruin constantly loom.

Adult habits in line with global average

21 July 2017 | 0 comments

In Switzerland, 21% of the adult population on average are daily smokers, according to a report from the World Health Organisation.That is firmly in line with average rates of current smoking among adults...

Most Swiss listen to radio every day

21 July 2017 | 0 comments

Nine-in-ten people living in Switzerland who are 15 years of age or older turn on a radio for at least 1.5 hours every day on average, a new government-commissioned survey finds.German speakers keep it...

'Brexit lunch' to assess talks progress

21 July 2017 | 0 comments

Britain and the EU will wrap up four days of tough Brexit talks in Brussels on Thursday with a special lunch between their chief negotiators as major differences emerged on key points.

EU calls for British 'clarity' over Brexit

21 July 2017 | 0 comments

The EU's Brexit negotiator urged Britain on Thursday to provide more clarity on key issues after the second round of talks wrapped up in Brussels with "fundamental" differences remaining.

Court sentence in multimillion fraud scheme

18 July 2017 | 0 comments

A massive money laundering case unfolded on Tuesday in a Swiss cantonal court where an Englishman, his wife and a financial adviser were found guilty in an elaborate multimillion-franc scheme.The district...

Fake products cost 800,000 jobs annually in the EU

18 July 2017 | 0 comments

The production of counterfeit goods is on the rise, with OECD figures showing up to EUR 85 billion of imported goods to the EU are fake.

Mummified bodies found in Swiss glacier

18 July 2017 | 0 comments

The frozen, mummified remains of a Swiss couple have been found in a glacier near the Swiss ski resort of Glacier 3000. They were farmers who went missing 75 years ago, reports newspaper Le Matin.Marceline...

EU curbs rubber dinghy sales to Libya to stop migrants

18 July 2017 | 0 comments

The European Union on Monday adopted limits on the export of inflatable boats to Libya in a bid to make it harder for smugglers to send migrants to Europe.

Brexit talks 'get to work' despite UK infighting

18 July 2017 | 0 comments

Britain and the EU vowed to get to the 'heart of the matter' as they launched fresh Brexit negotiations in Brussels, even as bitter infighting gripped the British government.

Speeding ticket map of Europe for happier holidays

18 July 2017 | 0 comments

For those planning to drive on holiday, the NOS broadcaster published a speeding ticket map of Europe on Friday.

How Swiss is Trump’s new ‘apprentice’?

17 July 2017 | 0 comments

With US President Donald Trump calling for more Swiss-style vocational training to combat joblessness, we crunched the numbers to compare the systems.Part one of a two-part series examines the funding...

Fresh Brexit talks begin with 'clock ticking'

17 July 2017 | 0 comments

Britain and the European Union launch a new round of fraught Brexit negotiations this week with Brussels pressing weakened British Prime Minister Theresa May to quickly set out her divorce strategy.

No retirement for Swiss tennis legend

16 July 2017 | 0 comments

It was all Roger Federer in the Swiss news media after his historic win at Wimbledon – and fans can look forward to seeing the tennis great keep playing."Federer is immortal at Wimbledon,” his hometown...

Where there’s smoke, there’s political fire

16 July 2017 | 0 comments

The rising popularity of marijuana that doesn’t make you high – a product known as 'cannabis light' or 'CBD cannabis' – is causing a headache for Swiss politicians.



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