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Animated films, smart cities and Switzerland's first diplomat

16 September 2018 | 0 comments

Here are some of the stories we'll be following the week of September 17:MondayAnimated films have experienced a surge in profile since the success of My Life as a Courgette, but Swiss filmmakers still...

‘Everything is a little bit more relaxed’

16 September 2018 | 0 comments

Florian Lüthi only became an expatriate this year after moving to the Netherlands, where he hopes to gain new experience workingas a nurse. Aged 30, he is still getting used to Dutch directness. swissinfo.ch:...

Anti-abortion demo held in Bern

15 September 2018 | 0 comments

Around 1,500 anti-abortionists took part in a “March for Life” rally outside the Federal Palace in the Swiss capital on Saturday, amid a heavy police presence. A counter demonstration in the city attracted...

Marching cows to Lehman losses

15 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.Monday300Switzerland...

How much of a risk are tsunamis in Switzerland?

15 September 2018 | 0 comments

A Swiss research project has been looking at the risk of tsunamis occurring in lakes in Switzerland – it’s a phenomenon that has already occurred on lakes Lucerne and Geneva.On September 16, 1601 a tsunami...

Opponents of e-voting suffer setback in parliament

15 September 2018 | 0 comments

Parliament has thrown out attempts to stall the permanent introduction of electronic voting – a decision welcomed by the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad (OSA).Two proposals by representatives of right...

Multi-billion investment planned in Swiss roads

14 September 2018 | 0 comments

The government has earmarked more than CHF16 billion ($16.5 billion) for projects to extend Switzerland’s national motorway network and to upgrade roads in urban areas.This is CHF1.8 billion more than...

'Huge challenge' to halt DR Congo Ebola outbreak : Red Cross

14 September 2018 | 0 comments

Efforts to rein in an Ebola outbreak raging in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are being complicated by the geographical spread and growing suspicion towards outsiders fighting the epidemic, the...

Burundi threatens to quit UN human rights body

14 September 2018 | 0 comments

Burundi threatened Friday to quit the UN Human Rights Council over perceived "politicisation" following a report pointing to crimes against humanity in the country. A presidential source made the warning...

Government seeks harsher sentences for terrorism

14 September 2018 | 0 comments

People convicted of terrorist activities could face up to 20 years in prison according to the Swiss government.The proposal, presented by Justice Minister Simonetta Sommaruga on Friday, is part of a series...

Costs of generic drugs and outpatient services targeted

14 September 2018 | 0 comments

The government wants to cap prices for generic drugs as part of a package of measures to reduce rising health costs in Switzerland.Interior Minister Alain Berset, whose portfolio includes health issues,...

Migrant land-arrivals in Europe up seven-fold: UN

14 September 2018 | 0 comments

An estimated 18,000 irregular migrants have reached Europe by land this year, a more than seven-fold increase compared to the same period in 2017, the United Nations said Friday. The most popular route...

Dutch 'expelled two Russian spies over Novichok lab plot'

14 September 2018 | 0 comments

Dutch intelligence services arrested two alleged Russian spies on suspicion of planning to hack a Swiss laboratory investigating the poisoning of double agent Sergei Skripal, reports and officials said...

Situation in Yemen's Hodeida 'alarming', aid at risk: UN

14 September 2018 | 0 comments

The UN warned Friday that shelling and air strikes in Yemen's Hodeida province have targeted humanitarian workers and infrastructure, threatening its ability to feed 3.5 million "very hungry people."The...

Swiss masala: the ingredients needed for a successful move to Switzerland

14 September 2018 | 0 comments

Gaurav explains why it's so important to start learning a Swiss language before coming to Switzerland - and have some cooking skills.As a student you do your research before travelling to a new country,...



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