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Air accident Plane crash at Simplon Pass kills three

A small plane has crashed in the Simplon Pass area in the Swiss Alps, killing three people on board, authorities say.

This content was published on August 25, 2019 4:31 PM

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Railway security Increase in train drivers missing red lights

Train drivers on average ran through almost one red light a day, according to statistics quoted in SonntagsZeitung. That’s a new record.

This content was published on August 25, 2019 12:45 PM

History of a friendship The King of Tonga and the Swiss wrestling festival

There is a new Swiss wrestling king, but his victories will have been watched by a real king: Tupou VI of the Kingdom of Tonga.

Elderly prisoners Dying in dignity behind bars

Swiss prisons were designed for young offenders released after serving their sentences. However, the number of older inmates is steadily increasing.

reformation revenue Rare document signed by Calvin returned to Geneva

An original document signed by Swiss reformer John Calvin and dating from 1552 has been returned to the canton of Geneva.

This content was published on August 21, 2019 9:43 PM

Anni Lanz Activist sentenced for helping rejected asylum seeker

Swiss activist Anni Lanz has lost an appeal against a fine given her for helping a rejected Afghan asylum seeker return from Italy to Switzerland.

This content was published on August 21, 2019 9:12 PM

gender equality Big firms required to publish gender pay gap in 2021

Large companies in Switzerland will have to analyse wages of men and women starting in 2020 and make the audited results available to staff in 2021.

This content was published on August 21, 2019 12:03 PM

Vocational training competition Swiss put their professional skills to the test

How do you prepare for an international vocational skills competition?

And you are? Shock upset in Swiss baby name hit parade

Noah – the most popular name for new-born gentlemen in Switzerland since 2013 – has lost his crown to Liam.

This content was published on August 19, 2019 11:17 AM

Work survey Nine out of ten Swiss are satisfied with their job

The vast majority of Swiss people enjoy going to work. In a survey, 87% said they were satisfied or very satisfied with their job. 

This content was published on August 19, 2019 9:45 AM