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How to save money in Switzerland

22 July 2018 | 0 comments

There’s no denying that Switzerland is pricey, but there are bargains to be had if you know where to look. We’ve crowdsourced tips from our Facebook community. Readers often complain about how expensive...

About 250 Swiss citizens land in foreign jails per year

22 July 2018 | 0 comments

About 250 Swiss citizens are thrownin jail abroad every year, according to foreign ministry figures.Currently, there are 204 nationals of Switzerland doing time in a foreign prison. Of these, 22 are in...

Swiss slap nearly 20,000 fines over labour violations

22 July 2018 | 0 comments

Swiss authorities sanction on average ten companies per day for violating wage protection rules, according to official figures. That corresponds to 19,200 fines in the span of five years.NZZ am Sonntag...

Banking for Swiss abroad, apprenticeships, and a quiz

22 July 2018 | 0 comments

Here are some of the stories we'll be following the week of July 23, 2018:MondayIn Rüschlikon, on the outskirts of Zurich,researchers at an IBM facility are churning out an array of blockchain projects...

Ancient Greek secrets, mobile phone harm and bridge builder

21 July 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.Monday2,000Using...

Swiss man arrested in Nepal over alleged sexual abuse of minor

21 July 2018 | 0 comments

A Swiss man has been detainedin Nepal, the foreign ministry has confirmed.The manis suspected of having sexually abused a minor.The German-language paper Blickreported in its Saturday editionthat a66-year-old...

How Queen Victoria transformed the Swiss tourism industry

21 July 2018 | 0 comments

Exactly 150 years, Queen Victoria and a small entourage headed to central Switzerland for a five-week getaway. It was the first visit to the Alpine country by a reigning British monarch and left its mark...

Swiss scientists: ‘use your torso to pilot drones’

21 July 2018 | 0 comments

The torso is more intuitive – and more precise – than joysticks for piloting drones, both simulated and real, say scientists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL). Work is already...

US asks WTO to set amount it can sanction EU over planes

20 July 2018 | 0 comments

The United States has asked the WTO to determine the amount it can impose in sanctions against the European Union for failing to comply with a ruling to remove subsidies for aircraft maker Airbus, a World...

Rothschild bank broke money laundering rules in 1MDB case: Swiss watchdog

20 July 2018 | 0 comments

Swiss bank Rothschild and a subsidiary seriously breached money laundering rules in connection with the massive financial scandal that helped topple Malaysia's corruption-plagued former regime, Switzerland's...

Locals mute project that replaced church bells with ringtones

20 July 2018 | 0 comments

An art project which temporarily replaced the tolling of bells with mobile phone ringtones at a church in Lucerne has been prematurely terminated over local residents’ noise complaints.Entitled “Time Signal”...

Rothschild bank sanctioned for role in 1MDB scandal

20 July 2018 | 0 comments

The Swiss financial regulator has concluded its investigations into the Malaysian 1MDB scandal by finding Rothschild Bank AGand one of its subsidiaries in serious breach of anti-money laundering regulations.The...

Surge in returns among internally displaced Syrians: UN

20 July 2018 | 0 comments

An estimated 750,000 internally displaced Syrians returned to their homes through the first half of 2018, nearly equal the amount for all of last year, the United Nations said Friday. The returns have...

Swiss get first behavioural addiction treatment service

20 July 2018 | 0 comments

For the first time in Switzerland, those suffering from behavioural addictions such as gambling, shopping, internet and sex addition can be treated as inpatients.The new inpatient service is intended to...

Why global elites trust Switzerland with their children

20 July 2018 | 0 comments

JTCamp operates in a hip Alpine lifestyle hotel that is popular with snowboarders in the winter but elegantly converted into a child and teen haven over the summer. Children check in their mobile phones...



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