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Humanitarian concern  Swiss government calls on Turkey to cease fire in Syria 

The Swiss government has called for Turkey to implement an immediate ceasefire in Syria. It is also taking steps to facilitate humanitarian aid. 

This content was published on October 16, 2019 3:29 PM

Improve protection Official report identifies problems for female refugees

The government has called for improved housing of female refugees in Swiss asylum centres and better protection of victims of sexual violence.

This content was published on October 16, 2019 3:11 PM

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Engine trouble Inspected Swiss Airbus jets gradually return to service

Swiss International Airlines has resumed flights with its Airbus A220 jets following a brief grounding of its fleet on Tuesday.

This content was published on October 16, 2019 11:31 AM

Animal testing  Swiss pharmaceutical firm lets dogs die cruel death 

Dogs are being left to die in agony in Germany after lab testing for the Swiss pharma company Inthera Bioscience, says a report.

This content was published on October 16, 2019 11:31 AM

Flight cancellations Swiss grounds A220 fleet for engine checks

Swiss International Air Lines has grounded its fleet of 29 Airbus A220 jets to make engine checks.

This content was published on October 15, 2019 6:03 PM

Astronomy Raclette or Eiger? Voting starts to name a planet

The Swiss public have submitted almost 1,500 names for an exoplanet and its star. Twelve are now being put to a public vote. 

This content was published on October 15, 2019 4:03 PM

Heatwaves Swiss glaciers shrink by 10% in five years

Glacier melt rates reached record levels during the summer heatwaves of 2019. This led to another year of major losses of ice volume.

This content was published on October 15, 2019 10:41 AM

Clots of potential Geneva researchers discover molecule responsible for tissue damage in heart attacks

A research team in Switzerland has discovered the lipid responsible for killing tissue during a heart attack, offering new hope for treatments.

This content was published on October 14, 2019 5:20 PM

Scandinavian tourists Reduced sentence for Swiss ‘terrorism’ suspect in Morocco

A Swiss man sentenced in April to ten years in prison for “forming a terrorist gang” has had his sentence reduced to five years by Moroccan courts.

This content was published on October 14, 2019 4:53 PM

Blick Switzerland’s best-selling newspaper turns 60

A "courageous and aggressive" media voice introduced itself in Switzerland on October 14, 1959.

This content was published on October 14, 2019 4:18 PM

Aging well Well-educated older people report better health

The latest federal health survey of people 55 and older reveals that social factors such as education influence health into old age.

This content was published on October 14, 2019 11:23 AM

Future of transport EPFL pulls out of Hyperloop to focus on sustainability

The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne has announced that it will no longer compete in the Elon Musk-organised transport competition.

This content was published on October 14, 2019 10:07 AM

elections Young people and poorer people don’t vote, says report

About 20% of eligible Swiss never vote. They include the younger age group and people on lower incomes.

This content was published on October 13, 2019 3:32 PM