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Globi: the cartoon character explaining democracy to kids

21 September 2018 | 0 comments

Consensus government, division of powers, federal constitution: all frightening words for children. But now, a new book – and a popular animated character – tries to explain to the young how democracy...

Dalai Lama will not meet officials during Swiss visit

21 September 2018 | 0 comments

The Dalai Lama is visiting Switzerland on a four-day trip beginning on Friday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Tibet Institute near Zurich. No meetings with the government have been scheduled.The...

Regional 'burqa ban' up for vote in Switzerland

21 September 2018 | 0 comments

A second Swiss canton will vote Sunday on whether to introduce a regional "burqa ban", a controversial law that would prohibit all face-covering garments in public spaces.The ballot in northeastern St....

WTO eyes China bid to slap stiff trade sanctions on US

21 September 2018 | 0 comments

A World Trade Organization arbitrator will review Friday a Chinese request to impose more than $7 billion (nearly 6 billion euros) in annual sanctions on the United States over anti-dumping practices,...

Swiss investors launch $100m blockchain start-up factory

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

A consortium of Swiss investors has launched a private equity vehicle that aims to collect up to $100 million with the long-term goal of getting 1,000 blockchain companies off the ground internationally...

Novartis employees brace for new wave of job cuts

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

Employees at pharmaceutical company Novartis are bracing for a fresh wave of significant job cuts, according to swissinfo.ch’s sources at the company, a union representative and local media. The move is...

Petition pushes to save Swiss fish from turbines

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

Switzerland’s Fishing Federation has filed a petition in Bern calling on the Swiss government to better protect local fish against the deadly trap of turbines at hydroelectric power stations.Protective...

When children forced to marry stay married

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

Marriages involving minors must be annulled, according to Swiss law. However, exceptions are permitted if it seems to be in the child’s best interests. This provision must be done away with to combat forced...

Russia, Turkey still working on 'details' of Idlib deal: UN

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

The deal to avoid a Syrian government offensive on Idlib province is still being worked out by Russia and Turkey, the UN said Thursday, stressing that the threat to civilians remained high. "This is not...

Swiss CEOs still the best-off in Europe

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

A report on the salaries of CEOs across Europe has found that Switzerland once again tops the table, ahead of Great Britain and Germany. The report also discovers that salaries have risen over the past...

Racism exists, even in paradise

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

Gaurav encounters another side to Switzerland that is in sharp contrast to the welcoming image the country projects to potential tourists.It is hard to imagine facing racism in a country like Switzerland....

Swiss economic prospects better than expected for 2018

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

The latest economic forecast by an expert governmentgroup has predicted higher-than-expected growth in 2018 as exchange rates improve and unemployment falls.The Swiss economy is “booming”, according to...

‘You can’t buy coffee with bitcoin, but you can start a company’

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

Dozens of blockchain startups have got off the ground in Switzerland using cryptoassets as their startup capital, circumnavigating banks. But the strategy is not without risk.swissinfo.ch has traced 60...

Swiss springboard for Bitmain’s European crypto expansion

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

The world’s largest producer of bitcoin mining hardware, Bitmain, tells swissinfo.ch why it has chosen Switzerland as a location from which to expand its European footprint from a newly created ‘fintech...

UN Syria war crimes body to open two cases this year

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

The UN judge responsible for preparing war crimes charges against individuals over the Syrian conflict said Thursday her office plans to open at least two cases by year's end. Catherine Marchi-Uhel, a...



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