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Nestlé to move chocolate research from Switzerland to UK

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

The Swiss food giant Nestlé is transfering its chocolate research centre from Broc in canton Fribourg to York in the north of England. Some 25 jobs are affected but the existing chocolate factory in the...

Trump and Swiss president to meet in Davos

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

Swiss President Alain Berset will have an official meeting with US President Donald Trumpat the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos next week, it has been confirmed.TheWorld Economic Forumshowcase...

Last three years hottest on record: UN

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

The last three years were the hottest on record, the United Nations weather agency said Thursday, citing fresh global data underscoring the dramatic warming of the planet. Consolidated data from five...

Pesticide and online gambling bans to go to vote

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

Voters are likely to have the final say on a parliamentary decision to ban online gambling in casinos outside Switzerland as well as an initiative aimed at banning subsidies for farmers who use pesticides.Citizens...

Swiss authorities to consider blockchain supervision

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

The federal authorities have set up a special working group to look into how to properly oversee blockchain technologies and initial coin offerings (ICO). The Swiss taskforce is set to report back by the...

Anti-pesticide farm initiative passes the signature stage

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

Campaigners have handed in 114,420 signatures by Swiss citizens in favour of the “Clean Drinking Water and Healthy Food" initiative, which aims to cut direct subsidies to farmers who use pesticides or...

Federal Court rejects legal recognition claim of biological father

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

Switzerland’s highest court has rejected the plea of a man seeking legal recognition of his paternity of a child born to a woman married to another man.In order to have his claim recognised legally, the...

UBS bank predicts big drop in rental prices

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

In its annual real estate report, Switzerland’s largest bank predicts that new apartment rental prices in the country will fall by almost 10% over the coming three years. The drop will be driven by stabilising...

Swiss licence fee vote: the demands and potential consequences

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

On March 4, the Swiss will vote on getting rid of the compulsory radio and television licence fee. If they say yes, Switzerland will become the first country in Europe to abolish the bulk of its public-service...

Eased citizenship for third-generation immigrants to begin mid-February

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

The Swiss government has announced that from February 15, young people in Switzerland who fulfil certain conditions will be eligible to apply for citizenship via a simplified procedure.The Federal Council...

Swiss designer Christa de Carouge has died

17 January 2018 | 0 comments

Iconic Swiss fashion designer Christa de Carouge has died following a short illness, according to her staff.A colleague of de Carouge’s confirmed to the Swiss News Agency on Wednesday that the 81-year-old...

UN needs over $1.5bn for DR Congo with country at "breaking point"

17 January 2018 | 0 comments

The United Nations this year will seek more than $1.5 billion to respond to the worsening humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), an official said Tuesday, warning the country was...

Plans presented to improve Swiss road network

17 January 2018 | 0 comments

The government has outlined its proposals to improve Switzerland's national road network.By 2040 about a fifth of the network is forecast to be stretched beyondcurrent capacity, which is why, according...

Why the Swiss are experts at predicting avalanches

17 January 2018 | 0 comments

It may seem quite a leap from studying snowflakes with a magnifying glass to forecasting one of the greatest natural threats in the Alps, but the step is part of how Switzerland manages avalanches. The...

Extreme weather closes Swiss roads and rail lines

17 January 2018 | 0 comments

High winds from the latest winter storm to hit Switzerland have knocked down trees and blocked roads and rail lines.The winds from storm "Evi"reached speeds of up to 163 kilometres per hour (101 miles...



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