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Southeast Asia seeks new solutions to drug crisis

28 April 2017 | 0 comments

Former Swiss President Ruth Dreifuss, founder and president of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, recently returned from a trip to Southeast Asia. She tells swissinfo.ch that the policy shift in Thailand...

Donald Trump: 1,360 more days of resistance

28 April 2017 | 0 comments

When the first 100 days of an incoming US president come to completion, it is normally the hour of political scientists or economists, not of ethicists.But Donald Trump’s is no normal presidency, and its...

UBS books 'very strong' first quarter

28 April 2017 | 0 comments

Swiss banking giant UBS said Friday that it booked "very strong first-quarter results", driven largely by its investment banking and wealth management activities. UBS said in a statement that net profit...

Swiss students will not return to Erasmus+ before 2021

27 April 2017 | 0 comments

The Swiss cabinet wants to extend an interim solution for international student exchanges by two years when it expires at the end of 2017. But it has not ruled out eventual readmission to Erasmus+, the...

Geneva Reformation Wall marks centenary

27 April 2017 | 0 comments

The city is celebrating the 100th birthday of the imposing stone Reformation Wall in Geneva, which features huge statues of leading Protestant Reformation figures such as John Calvin and John Knox. An...

UN signs up Syrian Olympic swimmer to shine light on refugees

27 April 2017 | 0 comments

The UN said Thursday it had enlisted Yusra Mardini, the teenage Olympic swimmer who braved a Mediterranean crossing in a leaky dinghy fleeing war-torn Syria, to help raise awareness about the plight of...

Zurich cemetery tempts bookworms with special benches

27 April 2017 | 0 comments

The city of Zurich has installed five special reading benches in its Sihlfeld cemetery, each equipped with a metal box full of books for people to dip into.“Cemeteries are not just places for mourning...

N. Korea agrees to first ever UN rights expert visit

27 April 2017 | 0 comments

North Korea has agreed to host a UN rights expert for the first time, granting access next week to the special rapporteur on disabled people's rights, the world body said Thursday. Catalina Devandas-Aguilar...

What makes Basel such a good place to live?

27 April 2017 | 0 comments

Two expats living in Basel tell us why they think the Swiss city deserves to rub shoulders with Zurich, Sydney and Vancouver in the rankings for the world’s best places to live. Basel was ranked joint...

Nestlé and Novartis rethink role in Turkey ad campaign

27 April 2017 | 0 comments

Several big multinational companies are reconsidering their involvement in an official campaign promoting Turkey as a business location that was conceived before President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently...

Women’s childbearing stress cut by video game

26 April 2017 | 0 comments

A pilot study found that the brief use of a computer game helped women develop fewer intrusive memories and less severe post-traumatic stress symptoms after an emergency cesarean section.Researchers at...

Cabinet makes U-turn on immigration initiative

26 April 2017 | 0 comments

The government has decided not to present a proposal that would have countered an initiative seeking to reverse a decision by Swiss voters in 2014 re-introducing immigration quotas for citizens from the...

UN eyes new Yemen peace talks by end of May

26 April 2017 | 0 comments

A new round of peace talks between Yemen's warring sides should begin by the end of May, the UN mediator said Wednesday, as alarm grows over the country's humanitarian crisis.UN special envoy Ismail Ould...

Piccard receives highest French order of merit

26 April 2017 | 0 comments

Swiss explorer Bertrand Piccard has been awarded the Order of the Legion of Honour in France for his achievements in promoting a clean environment.Presenting him the medal in Paris on Tuesday, France’s...

Top human rights prize names finalists

26 April 2017 | 0 comments

An El Salvadoran transgender advocate, five detained Cambodian activists and an Egyptian legal scholar were nominated on Wednesday for one of the world's most prestigious human rights prizes. Organisers...



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