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“Defective leadership” UNAIDS boss offers to resign next June after critical report

The UNAIDS chief Michel Sidibe has offered to quit next June after a critical report into sexual harassment at the Geneva-based agency.

This content was published on December 13, 2018 8:33 PM

Future transport Canton Valais to test ‘hyperloop’ train technologies

An industrial zone in canton Valais has been chosen as the first European site to test a high-speed "hyperloop" transport system.

This content was published on December 13, 2018 7:13 PM

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terrorism Politician questions data-sharing practices after Strasbourg attack

The president of Parliament's security committee has called for tougher monitoring of dangerous individuals following the Strasbourg attack.

This content was published on December 13, 2018 10:57 AM

Google Football and celebrities top trendy searches in 2018

What has been preoccupying the Swiss this year? Google Switzerland’s list of most trendy searches in 2018 shows a focus on sport and celebrities.

This content was published on December 12, 2018 9:11 PM

Migration Swiss change policy for returning refugees

Recognized refugees who return to their home countries will lose their refugee status in Switzerland, but some exceptions will still be allowed. 

This content was published on December 12, 2018 5:07 PM

Parliament Government under pressure to sign nuclear ban treaty

Parliament wants the Swiss government to reconsider its refusal to sign a UN accord banning nuclear arms.

This content was published on December 12, 2018 4:06 PM

Terror Strasbourg attacker spent time in Swiss jail

The Frenchman still on the run after killing three and injuring 12 at Strasbourg’s Christmas market spent several months in a Swiss jail, say police. 

This content was published on December 12, 2018 2:15 PM

Consultation period Swiss stock exchange ‘to gain extra six months’ EU access’

The European Union is poised to offer the Swiss stock exchange access to its markets for another six months, according to Swiss public radio, SRF.

This content was published on December 11, 2018 7:44 PM

Undivided loyalties Parliament gives dual national Swiss ministers the thumbs up

Swiss parliament decides that dual nationals should continue to be accepted as government ministers.

This content was published on December 11, 2018 2:10 PM

Immigration NGO condemns Swiss policy on detaining migrant children

Switzerland’s detention policy on minors seeking asylum is inconsistent and opaque, a Terre des hommes report says.

This content was published on December 11, 2018 11:37 AM

back to the future Older workers have ‘untapped potential’ to fill labour shortages

Tapping existing pools of talent including older workers and women will help companies meet future skilled labour according to a new Deloitte report.

This content was published on December 11, 2018 8:22 AM

view from the top Famous cliff-hanging guest house has new management

The Swiss mountain guest house that gained sudden worldwide fame after gracing the cover of National Geographic has new management.

This content was published on December 10, 2018 4:17 PM

Carousel Switzerland gets first female defence minister

Viola Amherd has become Switzerland’s first female defence minister.

This content was published on December 10, 2018 12:34 PM

Growing demand Swiss use of transport outpaces population growth  

Transportation use is growing at a faster rate than the population in Switzerland, according to the Federal Statistical Office.

This content was published on December 10, 2018 11:25 AM