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Vitol Swiss oil trader accused of profiting from ties to elites in Kazakhstan

The NGO Public Eye has accused Vitol of using a discreet joint venture to conceal links to powerful elites in Kazakhstan.

New technology App shows Zurich police stop 91 people per day

Zurich City Police has produced figures for the first time on the number of people they stop, along with the reasons. 

Expat voting Swiss e-voting system to undergo ‘hacker test’

Next year, Swiss authorities will put one of the country’s two e-voting systems up for attack by hackers – with a prize on offer for breaking it.

Education Almost 100 teachers are on schools’ black list

There are currently 95 people on a teaching black list in Switzerland, most of them primary school teachers, banned for offences of a sexual nature.

Academic dismissal ETH Zurich moves to fire professor accused of bullying

A professor from the former Institute for Astronomy at the federal technology institute ETH Zurich is set to be dismissed.

ETH Zurich New ultrasound technique improves breast cancer detection

Zurich-based researchers have developed a new ultrasound technique that can help distinguish benign breast tumours from malignant ones.