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Asian exports Samuri solution identified for destructive fruit bug

Swiss fruit farmers are turning to the Samuri wasp to preserve their crops from a destructive pest that has caused more than CHF3 million ($3 ...

This content was published on December 12, 2019 5:38 PM

Burka ban Outright burka ban faces opposition in parliament

Swiss parliamentarians have supported a plan to oblige people to show their faces during identity checks and visits to social security authorities.

This content was published on December 12, 2019 4:45 PM

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CHF2 million payment FIFA pressed to sue Blatter and Platini by own governance body

The governing body of world football, FIFA, is considering whether to sue its former head, Joseph “Sepp” Blatter - and the person once tipped to ...

This content was published on December 12, 2019 1:54 PM

Economic forecast Swiss economy tipped to remain stagnant next year

The Swiss economy is not expected to see any sustainable growth until 2021 at the earliest, according to government forecasters. The Swiss ...

This content was published on December 12, 2019 11:11 AM

Banking HSBC Swiss unit to pay $192 million in US tax fine

The Swiss branch of HSBC's private bank has been fined almost CHF200 million by the US Department of Justice (DoJ) for having helped American ...

This content was published on December 11, 2019 4:08 PM

Cabinet elections Green Party bid for seat in Swiss government fails

Parliament has confirmed the members of the Swiss government for the next four years. 

Nobel week Swiss Nobel Prize winners attend official ceremony

Swiss scientists Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz have attended the official Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm. They were jointly awarded the Nobel ...

This content was published on December 10, 2019 6:30 PM

parliament E-voting dealt another political blow

Politicians in the House of Representatives have indicated that they’re in favour of shelving e-voting trials completely.

This content was published on December 10, 2019 3:58 PM

First preference ‘Swiss first’ list of jobs extended to unskilled workers

From 2020 most unskilled jobs will have to be advertised first at regional unemployment centres accessible only to Swiss residents.  

This content was published on December 10, 2019 2:34 PM

Train popular Swiss remain European champions of rail commuting

The Swiss took the train on average 71 times last year, travelling 2,398 kilometres by rail, according to the latest figures from the European ...

This content was published on December 10, 2019 2:05 PM

Automatic exchange Switzerland grants 18 more countries access to bank details

The Swiss parliament has approved the automatic exchange of bank data with 18 additional countries from 2021. Turkey failed to make the cut.  

This content was published on December 10, 2019 1:05 PM