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Swiss politician found guilty of racial discrimination

17 August 2017 | 0 comments

A court has found a Swiss politician guilty of racial discrimination for comments made on social media following the fatal shooting at a St Gallen mosque in north-eastern Switzerland in 2014.Sion district...

Swiss abroad pressure banks at home

17 August 2017 | 0 comments

The Organisation of the Swiss Abroad (OSA) is putting political pressure on Swiss banks for their treatment of Swiss clients living abroad. Specifically, OSA is calling for legislative changes.“We have...

IS-held Raqa 'worst place' in Syria: UN

17 August 2017 | 0 comments

Territory still controlled by the Islamic State group in Raqa is "the worst place" in Syria, the UN said Thursday, as fresh reports emerged of more civilians killed by US-led coalition air strikes. The...

Swiss asset manager settles US tax evasion charges

17 August 2017 | 0 comments

The Geneva asset management firm Prime Partners has agreed to pay $5 million (CHF4.8 million) to the United States to settle charges for tax evasion and assisting US taxpayers in opening and maintaining...

Best places to live in Switzerland

17 August 2017 | 0 comments

The lakeside communities of Rüschlikon, Meggen and Zug have been voted the most attractive places to live in Switzerland in an annual survey. The usual ‘quality of living’ survey winners – Zurich and Geneva...

E-voting pilot project seen as a big success

17 August 2017 | 0 comments

A first-time experiment in allowing Swiss citizens to cast their votes online for the Council of the Swiss Abroad has proven to be popular in two countries.Voters were enthusiastic about the pilot project,...

Enshrining food security, from the farm to the fork

17 August 2017 | 0 comments

Voters will have the final say an integral plan for ensuring Swiss food security on September 24. The content of the text spans the entire agricultural and food-supply chain.Opposition against the amendment...

"So that every child can get to know their roots"

17 August 2017 | 0 comments

For a century, the Foundation for Young Swiss Abroad (FYSA) has made it possible for children with Swiss roots to spend their holidays in Switzerland. The foundation’s CEO, Loic Roth, spoke with swissinfo.ch...

More than one million S. Sudan refugees in Uganda: UN

17 August 2017 | 0 comments

South Sudan's brutal civil war has forced more than one million people to flee to neighbouring Uganda alone, with another million seeking refuge elsewhere in the region, the UN's refugee agency said Thursday.The...

UN eyes October for 'real' Syria peace talks: envoy

17 August 2017 | 0 comments

UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said Thursday he hopes to launch "real, substantive" peace talks in October, after the opposition has had time to develop a more pragmatic negotiating strategy. De Mistura...

Trial in failed attack on Zurich-based paper

16 August 2017 | 0 comments

Fifteen years after a grenade hidden inside a package failed to detonate as planned, the alleged perpetrator of the attempted 2002 attack on an Albanian-language newspaper in Zurich faces trial.The attempted...

Progress in Swiss and European Union emissions deal

16 August 2017 | 0 comments

The Swiss cabinet approved a deal on Wednesday that would link the carbon emissions trading systems of Switzerland and the European Union, capping six years of negotiations linked to improving business...

Suspected Swiss spy indicted in Germany

16 August 2017 | 0 comments

German prosecutors indicted a Swiss man on espionage charges in a case involving alleged spying on German tax officials, authorities in Karlsruhe, Germany said on Wednesday.The politically charged case...

Swiss tourist industry challenged by culture differences

16 August 2017 | 0 comments

The recent incident at an Arosa hotel, which had put up a sign instructing Jewish guests to shower before using the swimming pool, has raised the question of how well Swiss hotel and tourism staff are...

Government compromises on medical tariffs

16 August 2017 | 0 comments

The Swiss cabinet has approved an amended billing system for medical treatments aimed at creating more transparency and limiting a further increase in healthcare costs.The decision is expected to lead...



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