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Number of ‘near miss’ plane incidents double

6 August 2017 | 0 comments

Switzerland’s transport safety authority reports an increase in serious violations of air safety regulations that could have potentially led to collisions.According the 2016 annual report of the Swiss...

Light pollution keeps night pollinators away

5 August 2017 | 0 comments

Swiss researchers have found out that artificial light can significantly reduce visits by nocturnal insects that help pollinate certain plants.Scientists from the University of Bern assessed that around...

Trickle from Swissie glacier is turning into a torrent

4 August 2017 | 0 comments

The euro crisis is over and all is well in the world. Just ask Thomas Jordan. The Swiss National Bank (SNB) chief finally has reasons to be cheerful now that his stubbornly strong currency is sliding,...

Plane crash at Swiss camp kills teens, pilot: police

4 August 2017 | 0 comments

A plane crash at a Swiss summer camp on Friday killed two 14-year-old campers and the pilot, while leaving a third teenager seriously injured, police said. The flight was meant to be the highlight activity...

Costs prevent patients from seeking treatment

4 August 2017 | 0 comments

Up to a quarter of Swiss inhabitants decided against medical treatment last year in order to save money, according to a survey.The study, carried out online by the Swiss Health Observatory (Obsan) for...

Long Gotthard tailbacks for holiday weekend

30 July 2017 | 0 comments

Holiday-weekend traffic has been causing long tailbacks at both ends of the Gotthard tunnel in central Switzerland. Reports of two-hour jams on Saturday may re-surface debates about traffic in the region.As...

World’s longest suspension footbridge opens in Switzerland

29 July 2017 | 0 comments

The longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the world was officially opened in Switzerland today, measuring in at just under half-a-kilometre long.The steel bridge, which connects two sections of a walking...

A swimming robot to sniff out water pollution

29 July 2017 | 0 comments

A new bio-inspired robot developed by a Swiss research team can be outfitted with different chemical and biological sensors that allow it to zero in on sources of aquatic contaminants.The 1.5-metre ‘Envirobot’...

How Swiss schools abroad stand out in a competitive market

28 July 2017 | 0 comments

Switzerland has a network of 18 schools abroad, all over the world, but not evenly distributed. That’s because the method for creating new Swiss schools differs from that of other countries. There is also...

Olympics: Tokyo 2020 living with spectre of killer quake

24 July 2017 | 0 comments

For modern Olympic host cities, the twin threats of terrorism and financial ruin constantly loom.

Adult habits in line with global average

21 July 2017 | 0 comments

In Switzerland, 21% of the adult population on average are daily smokers, according to a report from the World Health Organisation.That is firmly in line with average rates of current smoking among adults...

Most Swiss listen to radio every day

21 July 2017 | 0 comments

Nine-in-ten people living in Switzerland who are 15 years of age or older turn on a radio for at least 1.5 hours every day on average, a new government-commissioned survey finds.German speakers keep it...

'Brexit lunch' to assess talks progress

21 July 2017 | 0 comments

Britain and the EU will wrap up four days of tough Brexit talks in Brussels on Thursday with a special lunch between their chief negotiators as major differences emerged on key points.

EU calls for British 'clarity' over Brexit

21 July 2017 | 0 comments

The EU's Brexit negotiator urged Britain on Thursday to provide more clarity on key issues after the second round of talks wrapped up in Brussels with "fundamental" differences remaining.

Court sentence in multimillion fraud scheme

18 July 2017 | 0 comments

A massive money laundering case unfolded on Tuesday in a Swiss cantonal court where an Englishman, his wife and a financial adviser were found guilty in an elaborate multimillion-franc scheme.The district...

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