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TV and radio still more popular than online media

21 November 2018 | 0 comments

Streaming services like Netflix and Spotify are increasingly popular in Switzerland, especially among the young, but television and radio remain the most popular media across the whole population, a survey...

Switzerland returns ancient treasures to Egypt

21 November 2018 | 0 comments

Switzerland has returned 26 archaeological treasures to Egypt in line with its obligations under a UNESCO convention.They were handed to the Egyptian ambassador in Bern on Wednesday, the Federal Office...

Swiss backtrack on support for UN migration pact

21 November 2018 | 0 comments

Switzerland's government on Wednesday backtracked from its pledge to support a United Nations migration pact after lawmakers insisted they have the final say on the matter.The United States, several European...

UN warns of famine risk in C.Africa

21 November 2018 | 0 comments

The humanitarian situation in violence-hit Central African Republic is deteriorating at an "alarming rate", the UN said Wednesday, warning that famine would hit if nothing is done to reverse the trend.Growing...

Attorney General to seek re-election despite Football Leaks scandal

21 November 2018 | 0 comments

Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber says he plans to run for a new four-year mandate in 2019. He said he did nothing wrong in meeting twice in 2016 with FIFA president Gianni Infantino, whose organization...

Swiss delay decision on UN migration pact

21 November 2018 | 0 comments

The government has decided it won’t attend an international conference next month to sign a United Nations-backed agreement on migration.It said it wanted to wait for parliamentary debates on the issue...

How Swiss cities could still improve rankings

21 November 2018 | 0 comments

Swiss cities often rank highly in global quality-of-life surveys. But when their urban policies come under closer scrutiny, how do they compare?A recent study by the liberal think tank Avenir Suisse has...

How do the Swiss spend their money?

21 November 2018 | 0 comments

Swiss households have an average net monthly income of CHF7,124 ($7,140), according to the Swiss Statistical Office. Of this, almost a third goes towards unavoidable payments like taxes, social contributions...

WTO to rule in spat over US tariffs

21 November 2018 | 0 comments

The World Trade Organization agreed Wednesday to hear complaints from a range of countries over new US steel and aluminium tariffs, as well as complaints from Washington over retaliatory duties.The WTO's...

Country kids outperform city kids on motor skills

20 November 2018 | 0 comments

The more children move, the better they are at balancing, rolling and catching a ball, a pioneering Swiss study has found. This is especially clear when you compare children growing up in the country to...

Swiss vintage planes grounded after structural damage report

20 November 2018 | 0 comments

Swiss authorities have ordered the temporary grounding of two Junkers Ju-52 vintage airplanes operated by the Ju-Air company based near Zurich. Structural damage was discovered in the Ju-52 aircraft that...

Too few pharma companies prioritise access to medicines

20 November 2018 | 0 comments

A ranking of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies finds that progress in expanding access to medicines in poorer countries is concentrated among five pharmaceutical companies and on five diseases....

Basel and Zug rated most popular Swiss expat cities

20 November 2018 | 0 comments

Although expats in the Swiss cities of Basel, Zug and Lausanne enjoy a very high quality of life, those in Zurich and Bern struggle with settling in and those in Geneva say finding somewhere to live is...

Skills shortage on the rise in key professions

20 November 2018 | 0 comments

Switzerland’s talent shortage is more pronounced in 2018, a new survey has found. Technical, financial, and medical professions are most affected, while job seekers in the hospitality, retail, and administrative...

What’s the secret to Finnish school success?

20 November 2018 | 0 comments

At a Swiss event, a top Finnish education official explains why the country’s schools are so good - and what the Finns could learn from Switzerland.Anita Lehikoinen, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry...



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