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First presidential visit to Argentina yields joint declaration

18 April 2017 | 0 comments

During the first official visit of a Swiss president to Argentina, Doris Leuthard and her Argentinian counterpart Mauricio Macri signed an agreement aimed at intensifying economic and business relations...

Museums a firm part of Swiss culture

18 April 2017 | 0 comments

Swiss museums attract more than a million people a month on average – with art museums being the most popular, followed by historical and technical institutions.On Tuesday, the Federal Statistical Officeexternal...

When the city makes space for goats

18 April 2017 | 0 comments

Since 2015 seven ‘Stiefelgeiss’, or booted goats, so called because of the dark colour of their legs, have been living in a field in Zurich. Last week, the local authorities deployed them to trim roadside...

Would you wear clothes from a 3D printer?

18 April 2017 | 0 comments

Bouncy and revealing, is this how people will dress someday? 3D printing was showcased at the annual Textile and Fashion Days in Zurich. If and when it will compete with weaving machines is an open question.Israeli...

"This is about Western perceptions... our relationship to this art"

17 April 2017 | 0 comments

Bern and Switzerland have more connections to the Russian Revolution than we might at first imagine.The Bern Museum of Fine Arts and the Paul Klee Centre are looking back 100 years to the October Revolution...

Quarter of Swiss consider business managers corrupt

16 April 2017 | 0 comments

Corruption, bribery and bungs are generally a fringe phenomenon, according to the Swiss – except when it reportedly comes to the business world.

Total Charlie: Chaplin fans set a world record

16 April 2017 | 0 comments

Six hundred and sixty-two people on Sunday set a world record for the biggest gathering of Charlie Chaplins, each donning the black jacket, shoes, bowler hat, toothbrush moustache and cane of the comic's...

Protestantism in Switzerland

16 April 2017 | 0 comments

The origin of the Reformation is generally considered to date back to the publication in Germany of the Martin Luther’s 95 Theses on October 31, 1517. Most of these opposed the practice of selling indulgences...

Swiss asparagus covers fraction of local demand

15 April 2017 | 0 comments

As Swiss restaurants update their spring menus with asparagus dishes, Swiss farmers are continually expanding their production of the crisp vegetable.Each year, consumers in Switzerland nibble on 11,000...

Swiss politician guilty of helping illegal immigrants

13 April 2017 | 0 comments

The public prosecutor of southern Swiss canton Ticino has found parliamentarian Lisa Bosia Mirra guilty of facilitating the entry of illegal immigrants into the country on multiple occasions.In a statement...

Do software developers earn less than bus drivers?

13 April 2017 | 0 comments

A recent report on Swiss salaries left many wondering whether software developers really only earn a mediocre amount in Switzerland compared to other professions.

African migrants seeking Europe sold as 'slaves' for $200

11 April 2017 | 0 comments

African migrants trying to reach Europe are being sold into slavery in Libya, including for sex, for as little as $200, international monitors said Tuesday, citing testimony from victims.Having paid human...

Switzerland's fight to abolish the death penalty

11 April 2017 | 0 comments

Switzerland is pursuing an ambitious goal to abolish capital punishment around the world by 2025. An Amnesty International report has found that the number of countries practicing the death penalty continues...

Every Swiss steak to be identifiable by its DNA

11 April 2017 | 0 comments

Meat lovers in Switzerland will soon be able to guarantee that their steak really did come from Switzerland: the meat industry plans to start testing the DNA of every calf and cow.

Will there be enough family physicians to treat your ailments?

11 April 2017 | 0 comments

Young general practitioners want to leave the traditional model of a lone doctor working long hours behind. But will their wish to work in a group practice instead stem Switzerland’s GP shortage?Raphael...



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