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Cyber kid stuns experts showing toys can be 'weapons'

23 May 2017 | 0 comments

An 11-year-old 'cyber ninja' stunned security experts by hacking into their bluetooth devices to manipulate a teddy bear and show how interconnected smart toys 'can be weaponised'.

Pay cut for UN's Geneva staff sign 'happy days' are over

23 May 2017 | 0 comments

On the list of workers facing pay cuts, United Nations staff in Geneva are unlikely to garner much sympathy.

New emergency number for reporting missing children

23 May 2017 | 0 comments

The organisation Missing Children Switzerland (MCS) has launched a new emergency number: 116 000. Around 25,000 Swiss children go missing every year.The new freephone line was offered to MCS by the OFCOM...

Five takeaways from Sunday’s Swiss energy vote

22 May 2017 | 0 comments

On May 21, Swiss voters endorsed a new energy law that aims to promote renewable energy, ban new nuclear power plants and ensure lower energy consumption. Sunday’s vote revealed five interesting lessons.1....

Swiss vote for gradual nuclear phaseout, energy makeover

21 May 2017 | 0 comments

The Swiss voted Sunday in favour of a massive overhaul of the country's energy system by gradually replacing the power from its ageing nuclear reactors with renewable sources.A full 58.2 percent of Swiss...

Zurich voters decide which foreign language to be taught

21 May 2017 | 0 comments

Zurich decides today on whether to teach just one foreign language at primary schools – a move fraught with controversy.

Will the Swiss say yes to boosting renewables and banning nuclear power?

20 May 2017 | 0 comments

Voters on Sunday will decide on a new energy law that aims to promote renewable energy, ban new nuclear power plants and lower energy consumption.Even though the Energy Strategy 2050external link was approved...

Swiss rated third in health services quality survey

19 May 2017 | 0 comments

Switzerland has been rated third in a global ranking of the access to and the quality of healthcare systems, far above the US and UK, with the report showing large gaps between the best and worst ranked countries.​​​​​​​

20 facts about the new CHF20 note

17 May 2017 | 0 comments

People in Switzerland have been getting their hands on the newest bank note, released into circulation on Wednesday,in the re-vamped currency series: the CHF20. Here are 20 points of information about...

Swiss bring darkness, documentaries and dilemmas to Cannes

17 May 2017 | 0 comments

With the 70th Cannes Film Festival screening four films that have Swiss involvement, swissinfo.ch takes a look at the eclectic offerings. The festival opens on Wednesday.The French-Swiss documentary The...

High-income households more likely to leave city centres

16 May 2017 | 0 comments

It’s a common assumption that high housing costs tend to drive low-income families out of city centres and toward suburbs. But research on Switzerland’s six largest cities turns that theory on its head.The...

World close to 'serious digital sabotage', says spy chief

16 May 2017 | 0 comments

The world may be close to a "serious act of digital sabotage" which could trigger unrest, "chaos and disorder," Dutch spy chief Rob Bertholee warned.

Parents of EU children have right to residency: top court

16 May 2017 | 0 comments

A non-EU parent has a right to stay in the bloc if their child is an EU citizen, its top court said, a ruling which could complicate Brexit talks.

Legal marijuana could earn millions for Swiss state

16 May 2017 | 0 comments

Some 130 firms have registered with the Swiss federal authorities to sell legal pot that could generate CHF30 million ($30.2 million) in annual revenue for the state, it has been reported.Legal cannabis...

Switzerland and Japan: contrary policies on nuclear power

16 May 2017 | 0 comments

A little over six years after Fukushima nuclear accident, the Swiss will be voting on a future without nuclear power. But in Japan the nuclear reactors are coming back online. Is direct democracy responsible...



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