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Festive tailbacks Good Friday, bad Gotthard traffic

Long queues have been reported at the Gotthard tunnel in central Switzerland as holidaymakers head south for the Easter break.

This content was published on April 19, 2019 7:22 PM

NGO investigation Syngenta slammed for hazardous pesticide profits

A UN representative is demanding action following reports that Swiss crop science company Syngenta is selling highly hazardous pesticides abroad.

This content was published on April 17, 2019 2:52 PM

House of Switzerland Swiss to launch charm initiative in China

The government plans to launch a major promotion campaign in China ahead of and during the 2022 Winter Olympics and Winter Paralympic Games.

This content was published on April 17, 2019 2:21 PM

In pictures Orell Füssli – the 500-year-old Swiss printer

The Swiss printing house that started out producing Bibles half a millennium ago now makes its money from... making money.

Mobile communications Swisscom forges ahead with 5G amid safety fears

Telecoms operator Swisscom has gone live with its 5G fifth-generation mobile communications.

This content was published on April 17, 2019 11:03 AM

Home sweet home Swiss holidaymakers prefer to unwind at home

The Swiss are increasingly staying within Switzerland for their holidays, with cantons Ticino and Graubünden seen as particularly attractive.

This content was published on April 15, 2019 1:30 PM

Mining in the DRC ‘Phones come at the price of shattered health and environment’

​​​​​​​A Congolese nun, lawyer and civil rights activist takes on mining giant Glencore on its home turf.

Transalpine tailbacks Holiday traffic jams build at Gotthard tunnel

The start of the Easter holidays in many Swiss cantons is causing long tailbacks at the Gotthard tunnel in central Switzerland.

This content was published on April 13, 2019 6:34 PM