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Aid groups urge UN rights council session on Rohingya crisis

20 November 2017 | 0 comments

Amnesty International and 34 other humanitarian groups on Monday called for the UN Human Rights Council to hold a special session on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar.We "strongly support calls for a UN...

Switzerland the top destination for workforce talent

20 November 2017 | 0 comments

Switzerland has once again ranked first in the World Talent Ranking, an annual rundown of the ability of countries toattract, develop, and retain top-performing staff.Published on Monday by the IMD Business...

Elderly patients in Swiss care homes consuming more drugs

20 November 2017 | 0 comments

New statistics show that the average number of drugs administered daily to elderly patients in Swiss care homes is almost double that of outside. Researchers are worried about the amount, and the type,...

Swiss nuclear plant finds defective tubes from France's Areva

20 November 2017 | 0 comments

Tubes supplied by French nuclear energy giant Areva to a plant in northern Switzerland are defective and will be replaced, Swiss nuclear safety inspectors and the company said Monday."The nuclear power...

Swiss bee expert laments exaggerated focus on insecticides

20 November 2017 | 0 comments

The amount of time researchers dedicate to insecticides known as neonicotinoids is disproportionate, compared to the efforts invested in combating the honey bee’s greatest enemy, the varroa mite, argues...

Swiss population is online more than ever

20 November 2017 | 0 comments

People in Switzerland – especially senior citizens – are spending more time online than ever before.Altogether, 90% of adults in Switzerland use the internet, reported the Federal Statistical Office on...

Swiss NGOs want more flexibility in asylum claims

20 November 2017 | 0 comments

Human rights organisations repeated a call on Monday for the Swiss government to consider a more flexible application of the Dublin asylum regulations, especially when it comes to sending back child refugees.The...

‘We just couldn’t believe it’: Swiss recalls uncovering VW scandal

20 November 2017 | 0 comments

Swiss automobile engineer Marc Besch looks back on what it was like to be part of the research group that first noticed something odd about Volkswagen diesel engines, in one of the biggest manufacturing...

Swiss football club represents fresh challenge for Ineos founder

20 November 2017 | 0 comments

Jim Ratcliffe, founder of Ineos, joined the ranks of tycoons who have made ownership of European football clubs de rigueur when his chemicals group bought a team in Switzerland last week.But where others...

US author T.C. Boyle wins Swiss satire prize

20 November 2017 | 0 comments

This year’s Jonathan Swift prize has been awarded to American novelist T.C. Boyle. The author is currently in Switzerland for a series of readings.Boyle, 68, received the CHF20,000 ($20,200) prize at Zurich’s...

Joint effort for Switzerland’s digital future

19 November 2017 | 0 comments

President Doris Leuthard has called for more openness to digital innovations ahead of a Swiss-wide event aimed at promoting the achievements of the fourth industrial revolution.Switzerland should follow...

Swiss watchmaker optimistic about business prospects

19 November 2017 | 0 comments

The chief executive of the Swatch Group, a leading Swiss manufacturer of watches and jewelry, is upbeat about business prospects for the coming year.Nick Hayek says the Swatch Group hopes to reach the...

Democracy, diesel emissions and deluges

19 November 2017 | 0 comments

Here are the stories we’ll be following the week of November 20.MondayAround two years ago, the world was shocked to learn of falsified diesel emissions tests at German car maker VW. Swiss automobile engineer...

Stories making the Swiss Sunday papers

19 November 2017 | 0 comments

Goodnews from the Swiss watchmaking industry, plans to ban under-18s from solariums because of health risks and a warning that the Swiss railway system could face chaos in December.Watchmakers on the mendThe...

Séverine von Kaenel: From Switzerland to Portugal in a rusty old camper

19 November 2017 | 0 comments

Living by the sea was a long-cherished dream for Séverine von Kaenel. Last year, the 38-year-old finally decided to take the plunge and move to Portugal. Thanks to a career change she is now able to live...



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