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Espionage activities Mystery surrounds Swiss arrest of suspected Russian spy

A suspected Russian agent was arrested and sentenced in Switzerland in January. The circumstances surrounding the conviction remain mysterious.

This content was published on February 16, 2020 6:32 PM

health emergency Swiss return from coronavirus quarantine in France

The quarantine of five Swiss nationals and three Chinese relatives who had been repatriated from Wuhan to France ended on Saturday evening as planned.

This content was published on February 16, 2020 4:16 PM

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Spying affair Has ‘Crypto Leaks’ exposed Swiss neutrality as a sham?

Swiss politicians, historians and the media are debating the possible consequences of the latest spying scandal for the country’s credibility. 

Trust no one Busted! Swiss spy scandals through the years

As Switzerland reels from a decades-old spying affair, here are some of the country’s most scandalous cases of espionage and data theft.

Crypto spying affair Former Swiss defence minister denies knowledge of Crypto-CIA links

Was former Swiss cabinet minister Kaspar Villiger aware that the Swiss firm Crypto was controlled by the CIA?

This content was published on February 13, 2020 12:19 PM

Crypto Leaks Swiss spy scandal documents to remain under lock and key

Many of the documents relating to the Crypto company spy scandal will remain under lock and key, says the deputy head of the Swiss Federal ...

This content was published on February 12, 2020 4:41 PM

Crypto spying affair How manipulated Swiss tech shaped world politics

Camp David, Iran, Argentina, Panama: These are just a few examples of how the US steered world politics with the help of Swiss firm Crypto.

intelligence Investigation opened into Swiss encryption firm linked to CIA

The Swiss government has opened an investigation into a decades-old spying affair involving Swiss firm Crypto.

This content was published on February 11, 2020 2:59 PM

Weapons exports  How do Swiss arms end up in conflict zones?

How have arms found their way from neutral Switzerland, a country that likes to underline its humanitarian tradition, to conflict countries?  

Food and medicine Tehran remains cautious about Swiss humanitarian channel

Iran has downplayed the political importance of a Swiss humanitarian channel to bring food and medicine to the struggling population. 

This content was published on February 3, 2020 12:00 PM

Strategic white paper Swiss foreign policy prioritises digitalisation

The Swiss government wants to give increasing importance to sustainable development and digitalisation in its foreign policy strategy.

This content was published on January 30, 2020 5:16 PM

Virus outbreak WHO experts worry as coronavirus spreads beyond China

The spread of the new coronavirus from China to other parts of the world has triggered concern at the World Health Organization (WHO).

This content was published on January 30, 2020 12:02 PM

Photo gallery Peru cracks down on illegal gold mining

Wildcat mining has devastated chunks of the Peruvian Amazon, where gold is extracted and makes its way to the refineries and banks in Switzerland.