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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

Life abroad Switzerland rated fifth-best country for expat careers

Switzerland is one of the most popular countries for international workers, who appreciate in particular the good work-life balance.

This content was published on January 17, 2019 2:07 PM

Demographics Some 57% of Swiss are middle-class

Around 57% of the Swiss population are middle-class, according to the Federal Statistical Office.

This content was published on January 17, 2019 10:51 AM

Wakker Prize Langenthal wins Swiss heritage award for 2019

The town of Langenthal in northern Switzerland has been awarded this year’s Wakker Prize for architectural development and preservation.

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

Racism trial Young Swiss politicians convicted for ‘gypsy’ poster

The two heads of the youth chapter of the rightwing Swiss People’s Party for canton Bern have been found guilty of racial discrimination.

This content was published on January 15, 2019 9:25 AM

Keep calm and leave the EU Brits in Switzerland wonder about their rights amid Brexit countdown

Can British citizens in Switzerland feel reassured about their post-Brexit situation following a complicated deal between Switzerland and the UK?

Overdue Why debt collection is booming in Switzerland

The number of debt collections has doubled over the past 20 years. Fewer Swiss are paying their taxes or health bills on time.

Police cooperation Online child pornography in Switzerland on the increase

Campaigners against child abuse has expressed concern about a continuing increase of suspected cases of child pornography in Switzerland.

This content was published on January 13, 2019 5:09 PM

Ranking Study examines youth immigrant integration in Switzerland

The integration of teenagers with immigration background into Swiss society also depends on the country of origin of their parents, a poll finds.

This content was published on January 13, 2019 3:27 PM

Sentencing guidelines Switzerland's leniency on criminals, explained

When compared with many other countries, Switzerland tends to hand down shorter sentences, particularly for violent crime.