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Consultation period Swiss stock exchange gains extra six months’ EU access

The European Commission has offered the Swiss stock exchange access to its markets for another six months. This allows Switzerland to hold a ...

This content was published on December 17, 2018 11:23 AM

Publish or perish How scientists are redefining success

Switzerland wants to help implement alternatives to commonly used quantitative measures of scientific excellence.

Davos After boycott threat, Russia will send top envoys to WEF

Russia will participate in the next World Economic Forum (WEF). Moscow had threatened to boycott the Davos meeting if its businessmen were excluded.

This content was published on December 16, 2018 6:58 PM

Digital health Novartis app for opium addicts gets US approval

Sandoz Inc. and Pear Therapeutics announced that that an app to help treat opium addicts was approved in the United States.

This content was published on December 16, 2018 4:13 PM

Palm oil Switzerland and Indonesia sign free trade deal

Switzerland signed a Free Trade Agreement with Indonesia, the world’s largest supplier of palm oil.

This content was published on December 16, 2018 2:00 PM

Big profit margins Swiss weapons maker RUAG accused of overbilling government

Swiss arms manufacture RUAG reportedly overcharged Switzerland's defence ministry tens of millions of francs over the years.

This content was published on December 16, 2018 11:47 AM

Inside the National Museum A circular history of the ring

Affoltern am Albis is home to the collection centre of the Swiss National Museum. It's Switzerland’s largest museum warehouse. Swiss public ...

week in numbers Transport, terrorism, and dual-nationals

Almost every article we publish contains a percentage, an age, an amount of money or some other figure. Here’s a round-up of the week.

Photography Switzerland after sundown

By day, photographer Dominic Büttner works with light to capture the best shots for his clients. By night, however, he seeks out darker corners.

Jacques Pitteloud Bern chooses former intelligence officer as US ambassador

High-ranking diplomat and former intelligence coordinator Jacques Pitteloud has been named the next Swiss ambassador to the United States.

This content was published on December 14, 2018 9:47 PM

Agreement Swiss hail Yemen ‘first step’ to peace

Switzerland hails UN-brokered ceasefire agreement between the Yemeni government and the Houthis.

This content was published on December 14, 2018 8:22 PM

UN Migration Pact Where Swiss development aid meets migration

Controversial and currently on hold in Switzerland, the UN Migration Pact strives to help people live in peace and follow their dreams.

Young drivers 17-year-olds given green light for provisional licences

Young Swiss drivers will be allowed to get their provisional licences from the age of 17 from January 2021, the government has announced.

This content was published on December 14, 2018 4:11 PM