Beating breast cancer

Although mammograms remain the leading tool for breast cancer screening, doctors in Switzerland are exploring other ways of finding tumours at an early stage. An ultrasound bath that may be able to do the job without radiation or compression is one of them.  


The minimum wage is back on the policy agenda worldwide. Will Switzerland become the latest country to introduce this change?  

International Geneva

Will I be able to stay in Switzerland? Can my wife work? What will happen to my cross-border status? Could my firm suddenly up sticks? Two months after an anti-immigration vote, confusion still reigns among foreigners living and working in Geneva. 

International Geneva

Vox pops

Swiss-Iranian relations

Six Swiss People’s Party politicians are making headlines after their controversial visit to Iran over Easter. The group of rightwing politicians included two who helped lead the campaign to ban minarets in Switzerland.  

Chemical brothers

Another day, another big pharma deal. Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) became the latest companies to join the industry’s mergers and acquisition frenzy on Tuesday with a sweeping exchange of assets that will reshape both companies.  

Executive bonuses

A new era of pay restraint for Swiss bosses has got underway with a swirl of sparklers rather than a full scale firework display. Even when the new bonus-curbing rules come into full effect by 2016, few people believe the ‘cats’ will get very much leaner.  

A model of care

Switzerland has an ageing population – which also means more dementia cases. A residential care home in Biel offers dementia patients a sense of security, while also allowing them a certain amount of freedom. went to have a look. 

Living with dementia

A walk in the garden

Living with dementia

A tour of the house

Living with dementia

How the Blanks cope


Peace and security

Swiss fund North Korean officer training

Switzerland has paid for North Korean army officers to attend peace and security training courses in Geneva since 2011, it has been revealed. But several parliamentarians have criticised the support worth CHF150,000 ($170,000).  [...]

Permit ruling

Swiss court issues decision on welfare abuse

Europeans who move to Switzerland to work but end up living off benefits could risk losing their residency status, following an important ruling by the Federal Court against a Portuguese barmaid.  [...]

Organ trade

New Kosovo war crimes tribunal criticised

Carla del Ponte, the former chief prosecutor for the United Nations tribunal for the former Yugoslavia has expressed her surprise at a new court to deal with alleged war crimes committed at the end of the 1990s in Kosovo, notably an illegal organ trade.  [...]


Football’s governing body urged to come clean

Tool-using animals

Sponge trick helps dolphins find food


Swiss tax authority contacts US clients

Favoured tipple

Consumption of local wine rises again

Big sales

Nestlé becomes global top three consumer company

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