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Rapid escalation in Swiss fines for freight trucks

20 May 2018 | 0 comments

An increasing number of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) are being pulled over for motoring offences at border crossings. Customs officials have reported 83% more violations in the last eight years, rising...

Film director Godard scoops special award in Cannes

20 May 2018 | 0 comments

Swiss-French movie director Jean-Luc Godard was awarded a special Palme d’Or to honour both his film Image Book and his decades-long contribution to cinema at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival on Saturday.Jury...

Too young to care, recycled flats and a Booker Prize winner

20 May 2018 | 0 comments

These are some of the stories we’re following in the week of May 21.MondayThey may be young but children sometimes have to take on the burden of caring for a loved one. How many such juvenile carers exist...

Manuela Rocker: "We’re a very sporty family"

20 May 2018 | 0 comments

Manuela Rocker had a tough start when she arrived in Australia 22 years ago. But the 52-year-old Swiss expat has settled into life down under, and even has a place where she can buy Swiss cheese. Originally...

Protesters march against big agribusiness

19 May 2018 | 0 comments

More than 2,000 people have marched peacefully in the Swiss city of Baselto protest the practices of agrichemical companies such as Monsanto and Syngenta.As part of the international “March against Monsanto”...

New gold rush, self-driving buses and real-people jobs

19 May 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.Monday100Swiss...

Bishop weighs into assisted suicide debate

19 May 2018 | 0 comments

Bishop of Basel Felix Gmür has criticized the publicity surrounding a recent assisted suicide in Switzerland, saying the commercialisation of suicide is “cynical”.The catholic bishop was speaking after...

How to marry like a Swiss commoner

19 May 2018 | 0 comments

How does a typical Swiss couple get married? We’ve created a handy guide on how to tie the knot in Switzerland, with the help of a study by the association of Independent Swiss Wedding Planners.Some 40,000...

Being generous makes you feel happier, a study reveals

19 May 2018 | 0 comments

Generous behaviour really does make you happier, new research by Zurich neuroscientists has found. Even just promising to be more generous can trigger a change in our brains that makes us happier.Scientists...

Greek parliament sends Novartis bribe probe back to court

19 May 2018 | 0 comments

The Greek parliament Saturday ended a probe into alleged kickbacks paid by Swiss pharma giant Novartis to senior politicians, saying it did not have the jurisdiction to investigate bribery and money laundering...

Major Alpine road tunnel remains closed after coach fire

18 May 2018 | 0 comments

The San Bernardino tunnel in southeast Switzerland was closed on Friday afternoon after a German tourist bus caught fire in the tunnel, leaving two people with minor injuries.Police in Graubunden canton...

Swiss companies to create hydrogen fuelling network

18 May 2018 | 0 comments

Seven Swiss companies including retail giants Migros and Coop have formed an association to create a national network of filling stations for hydrogen powered vehicles.Migros, Migrol, Agrola and Fenaco...

Ebola in DRC not 'currently' an 'emergency of international concern': WHO

18 May 2018 | 0 comments

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo does not yet merit being labelled an emergency of "international concern," the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday. "It was the view of the...

Glencore may face UK probe over Congo deals: report

18 May 2018 | 0 comments

Glencore may face a British fraud probe into alleged corruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Bloomberg reported Friday, sending the Swiss miner's share price tumbling.The newswire, citing people...

UN slams death sentence for raped Sudan teen

18 May 2018 | 0 comments

The UN said Friday it was "acutely concerned" for a teenager sentenced to death in Sudan for killing her rapist husband, warning her trial did not appear to have been fair.Noura Hussein, 19, received...



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