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Migrants at risk of drug-resistant TB in Europe

24 March 2017 | 0 comments

In the late 19th century, an estimated one in seven Europeans was dying of tuberculosis,

Chaplin’s World proves a hit with foreign visitors

21 March 2017 | 0 comments

Since opening last April, 300,000 people from 75 different countries have visited a museum near Lake Geneva dedicated to the life and work of filmmaker Charlie Chaplin.The Chaplin’s World museum, located...

Marking 600th anniversary of death of Swiss peace saint

21 March 2017 | 0 comments

Switzerland's first saint in modern times, Nicholas of Flüe, died 600 years ago on March 21. In this article first published in 2008, we tell the story of the man of peace.Wealthy medieval farmer Nicholas...

‘Americans of color have different experiences in Switzerland’

21 March 2017 | 0 comments

In the following article, Julia Feliz of Solidarity for Humanity appeals to Americans in Switzerland to support efforts to fight racism, islamophobia, and homophobia in the US, which she says helped Donald Trump become president.

Is Switzerland less happy?

20 March 2017 | 0 comments

On World Happiness Day the United Nations named Switzerland the fourth happiest country in the world, dropping from its first and second ranks achieved in the previous two years.

Why we’re leaving the traditional office behind

19 March 2017 | 0 comments

Nearly half of the Swiss workforce should no longer be bound by location due to digital technology and the sharing economy. These trends have fueled a rise in co-working. I joined the bandwagon and here...

Striking gender differences in Swiss eating habits

17 March 2017 | 0 comments

Meat makes the meal, according to a new Swiss survey that shows men eat four times the recommended amount and women consume more than double.Not surprisingly, men’s intake of salad, vegetables and fruit...

What do people earn in Switzerland?

17 March 2017 | 0 comments

Swiss workers earn typically high monthly salaries but what does that mean when put into the context of Switzerland's cost of living?

Major pension reform wins majority in parliament

16 March 2017 | 0 comments

Both chambers of parliament have agreed on a major overhaul of Switzerland’s old age pension scheme, including raising the retirement age for women and a slight increase in benefits.

Switzerland attempts a makeover to seduce young Indians

16 March 2017 | 0 comments

Will Indian film star Ranveer Singh help Switzerland shed its image as a “beautiful but boring” destination and attract young Indian tourists?For decades, the Alpine nation has lured Indian tourists thanks...

Why do Swiss workers hardly ever go on strike?

15 March 2017 | 0 comments

No one downs tools less often than workers in Switzerland and Austria, according to an international comparison of strikes.Between 2006 and 2015, an average of only two work days were lost per 1,000 workers...

Post office to start drone tests in Lugano

14 March 2017 | 0 comments

Drones will be used this month to start delivering laboratory samples such as urine tests between two hospitals in canton Ticino as part of tests carried out by Swiss Post. The national post office hopes...

Why young people are falling out of love with cars

14 March 2017 | 0 comments

Geneva attracts global attention for its motor show currently underway, but fewer and fewer young adults in Geneva itself are showing an interest in cars.For decades, youngsters have drooled over Ferraris,...

Silvia Spross: Swiss-born 'like winning the lottery'

13 March 2017 | 0 comments

As a child, Swiss-born Silvia Spross dreamt about the United States. Today, she has realised that dream by living in Los Angeles. She makes a living from acting and other artistic endeavours. She tells...

Swiss Post launches demo version for e-voting

11 March 2017 | 0 comments

Swiss citizens of some cantons who live abroad have a choice of two systems with which to vote online in votes in their home country. One of these is offered by Swiss Post.It has now put a demo version...

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