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BIS warns global economy risks crisis 'relapse'

23 September 2018 | 0 comments

The Bank of International Settlements said Sunday the global economy risked a "relapse" of the crisis that rocked it a decade ago, warning there was little "medicine" left to treat the patient a second...

Swiss region overwhelmingly votes for 'burqa ban'

23 September 2018 | 0 comments

A second Swiss canton will introduce a regional "burqa ban", after voters in St. Gallen on Sunday emphatically backed prohibiting all face-covering garments in public spaces.At the same time, voters across...

Bolivia, Syngenta and getting into a Swiss university

23 September 2018 | 0 comments

Here are some of the stories we'll be following the week of September 24:MondaySolomon Aklilu hasn’t got a job. But thanks to a government programme, he is able to do an internship and attend school. A...

Pirates kidnap 12 crew from Swiss vessel in Nigerian waters

23 September 2018 | 0 comments

Pirates kidnapped 12 crew members from a Swiss merchant vessel on Saturday in Nigerian waters, the ship’s operator said in a statement. The Swiss foreign affairs ministry says none of the crew members...

'Attack' on Swiss ship off the Nigerian coast: Bern

22 September 2018 | 0 comments

A Swiss-operated ship has been attacked off the coast of Nigeria, Switzerland's foreign ministry said late Saturday, amid reports that 12 crew members had been kidnapped by pirates.The foreign ministry...

20,000 march for wage equality in Switzerland

22 September 2018 | 0 comments

Some 20,000 people marched in Bern Saturday demanding wage equality between the genders, organisers said, warning that women are prepared to go on strike if Swiss parliamentarians do not fix the pay gap.Women...

Thousands demonstrate in Bern for equal pay

22 September 2018 | 0 comments

A national rally in favour of equal pay and against discrimination has taken place in the Swiss capital, attracting some 20,000 people, according to organisers.Unions, political parties and supporting...

Swiss to vote on the importance of cycling

22 September 2018 | 0 comments

Swiss voters head to the polls on Sunday to decide whether to enshrine cycling, and cycling-related infrastructure, in the country’s constitution. Polls show healthy support for the plan.Four decades after...

Food production standards on the menu for Swiss voters

22 September 2018 | 0 comments

Voters this Sunday decide on two proposals aimed at promoting ethical standards in food production and boosting local farming in Switzerland. Concerns about price hikes and possible violations of international...

EU ratchets up pressure on Swiss to clinch new treaty

22 September 2018 | 0 comments

The European Union has heaped more pressure on Switzerland to clinch a new bilateral treaty cementing ties, threatening to cut off cross-border stock trading by year’s end if no deal emerges.European Commissioner...

New method more than doubles sugar production from plants

22 September 2018 | 0 comments

Chemists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) have developed a method that can significantly increase the yield of sugars from plants, improving the production of renewable fuels,...

From CEO salaries to alleged Russian spies

22 September 2018 | 0 comments

Almost every article published by swissinfo.ch containsa percentage, an age, an amount of money or some other figure.Here’s a round-up of the most interesting statistics to appear in the past week’s stories.Monday800The...

Saudi trying to quash Yemen war crimes probe: HRW

21 September 2018 | 0 comments

Saudi Arabia is trying shut down a UN-backed war crimes investigation in Yemen, Human Rights Watch said Friday, calling it a "blatant attempt to avoid scrutiny" of its conduct in the country.The group's...

PostBus to reimburse more than CHF200 million

21 September 2018 | 0 comments

The state-owned PostBus company is to hand back CHF205.3 million ($214 million) to the government, cantons and communes following a scandal over illegal subsidies.The firm is obliged to pay back CHF188.1...

Switzerland criticised for tobacco control treaty stance

21 September 2018 | 0 comments

The fact that Switzerland has yet to have ratified the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) and is hosting its conference is shameful, a top WHO official has declared.“I...



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