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Verdict in USB's French fraud trial set for Febraury

15 November 2018 | 0 comments

French judges said Thursday they would deliver their verdict on February 20 in the trial of Swiss banking giant UBS, which is suspected of orchestrating a scheme which let thousands of clients avoid taxes...

UN experts suspend Hungary visit over access to migrants

15 November 2018 | 0 comments

A group of United Nations human rights experts said Thursday they had suspended a trip to Hungary after the government denied them access to sites where migrants are being held. The UN Working Group on...

UN Palestinian agency says overcoming Trump funding cuts

15 November 2018 | 0 comments

The United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees has nearly overcome a crippling funding crisis caused by President Donald Trump cancelling the US aid contribution, agency chief Pierre Kraehenbuehl...

Zurich trains to lower temperature to save energy

15 November 2018 | 0 comments

The Swiss Federal Railways has announced that it will be lowering the temperature in the carriages of suburban trains in Zurich by up to two degrees Celsius to reduce energy consumption.A pilot project...

The endangered insects that we never see

15 November 2018 | 0 comments

How can the decline of insects in Switzerland be halted? The first national day of the insect, as well as the launch of a wide-ranging petition, are calling on politicians to act.If you dislike flies,...

Home-care services increase, nursing home stays stagnate

15 November 2018 | 0 comments

Better at home than in a home: almost 350,000 people made use of assistance and home-care services (Spitex) last year, 10,000 more than in 2016. In contrast, the number of residents of old-age and nursing...

Swiss probe banks possible collusion vs Apple, Samsung

15 November 2018 | 0 comments

Switzerland said Thursday it had opened a probe into whether major financial institutions including UBS and Credit Suisse boycotted mobile payment services offered by Apple and Samsung in favour of a...

Financial institutions raided over mobile pay deals

15 November 2018 | 0 comments

The Swiss Competition Commission has searched the premises of Credit Suisse and UBS, PostFinance and the credit card companies Swisscard and Aduno for allegedly boycotting mobile payment methods such as...

Protesters interrupt UN rights chief speech

14 November 2018 | 0 comments

Protestors briefly interrupted a speech by new UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet Wednesday, accusing her of complicity in persecution of the indigenous Mapuche community in her native Chile.Two demonstrators,...

Expanding Geneva airport set noise reduction targets

14 November 2018 | 0 comments

Geneva airport has been told by how much it must reduce noise disturbance for people living in the surrounding region. Switzerland’s second busiest airport expects flight movements to increase by almost...

Plans for opening agriculture markets shelved

14 November 2018 | 0 comments

The government wants to push ahead with plans to consolidate the Swiss agriculture sector and make it more environment-friendly.Presenting a draft proposal for the years 2022-2025, Economics Minister Johann...

Fin whale, mountain gorilla populations rise amid conservation action

14 November 2018 | 0 comments

The fin whale and mountain gorilla populations grew significantly due to efforts by conservationists to halt their descent towards extinction, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)...

Marie-Antoinette’s jewels offered to highest bidder in Geneva

14 November 2018 | 0 comments

An exceptional collection of royal jewellery, including items that once belonged to the Queen of France Marie-Antoinette, are for sale at an auction by Sotheby’s in Geneva on Wednesday.It is part of a...

Swiss to channel aid into responsible gold production

14 November 2018 | 0 comments

The Swiss government has called for greater transparency in the gold supply chain in an effort to reduce the risk of human rights violations.It is in favour of strengthening multi-party stakeholder dialogue...

The global fight for assisted suicide

14 November 2018 | 0 comments

Swiss right-to-die organisations are politically and legally active abroad in a drive to legalise assisted suicide worldwide. They believe that political and religious elites do not respect the will of...



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