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The week ahead Prosecutors, Alpine traffic and ski trips

These are the stories from Switzerland we’ll be looking at during the week of February 17, 2019.

This content was published on February 17, 2019 5:00 PM

Railway danger Level crossings: one accident every three days

There is on average one accident every three days at level crossings, according to officials statistics, which have been seen by the SonntagsZeitung.

This content was published on February 17, 2019 3:06 PM

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Right to die EXIT reports over 1,200 assisted suicides in 2018

The Swiss assisted suicide organisation EXIT helped a total of 1,204 people end their lives in 2018.

This content was published on February 12, 2019 11:22 AM

Conundrum for mothers Breastfeeding in Switzerland: myths vs realities

Some 95% of mothers breastfeed their newborns in Switzerland. But there are still many prejudices over if and how you should breastfeed.

Medicinal cannabis ‘In three years, medical cannabis could be sold in Swiss pharmacies’

Tens of thousands of patients in Switzerland regularly use cannabis to relieve pain and discomfort. Most of them do so illegally, however.

Science Saturday You can learn a new language when deeply asleep

Research: it's possible to learn new vocabulary in a foreign language during certain phases of deep sleep and retrieve it unconsciously when awake.

This content was published on February 2, 2019 11:00 AM

#swisshistorypics The ‘winter of terror’ that changed Swiss avalanche prevention

In the extreme winter of 1951, more than 1,300 avalanches across Switzerland destroyed 1,000 buildings and killed 98 people.

#WeAreSwissAbroad What makes Germany different from Switzerland?

It was romance that enticed David Schaffner, 25, to leave Switzerland and move to Germany. But there’s more to like about Germany than just love.

Accident investigation Swiss probe says boy, 14, at controls of crashed plane

Swiss investigators say a 14-year-old was at the controls of a small plane that crashed in the Alps in 2017, killing him and two other people.

This content was published on January 18, 2019 3:11 PM

Career ladder Advanced professional training reaps financial rewards

More than half of those with a vocational training background benefited financially from opting for advanced professional education.

This content was published on January 15, 2019 10:43 AM

Swiss tick plague Nation urged to vaccinate against tick-borne disease

Ticks have become such a menace across Switzerland that the government is urging everyone to get vaccinated against a disease they cause.

Foreign trade Swiss government ups probe into Pilatus-Saudi deal

A Swiss aircraft manufacturer may have broken the law through part of a contract signed with Saudi Arabia.

This content was published on January 10, 2019 8:57 AM

#WeAreSwissAbroad – Eva Hefti ‘No worries’ for Swiss family in New Zealand

Even though she’d never been there before, Eva Hefti took the chance and moved with her family to New Zealand.