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Worst-case scenarios What a Swiss nuclear disaster could do to Europe

If there were a serious accident at one of Switzerland’s nuclear reactors, many of the radiation victims would be residents of other countries.

Caritas  Swiss charity withdraws from five countries  

Catholic charity Caritas has announced that it will close offices in five out of the 20 countries in which it operates in the coming months.

This content was published on May 17, 2019 3:16 PM

Submerged When the ‘flood of the century’ crippled Switzerland

When the “flood of the century” coursed through Switzerland 20 years ago, lakes and rivers overflowed and left a terrible mess in their wake. ...

IFRC Red Cross inaugurates new Geneva HQ

The new CHF59.4 million ($58.3 million) headquarters building was built thanks to a Swiss government loan

This content was published on May 6, 2019 8:15 PM

Second cyclone Swiss boost aid to Mozambique

Switzerland is stepping up its water and sanitation aid in northern Mozambique, after the country was hit by a second powerful cyclone.

This content was published on April 26, 2019 5:59 PM

Losing a landmark How would Switzerland rebuild a national treasure like Notre-Dame?

For many Swiss, the fiery devastation of Notre-Dame Cathedral sparks another memory – that of Lucerne’s wooden Chapel Bridge in flames.

Mitholz report Alpine ammunition storage site deemed intolerable

The government environment agency has confirmed that a former ammunition stockpile at Mitholz is an unacceptable risk for the local population.

This content was published on April 15, 2019 8:23 PM

Humanitarian work Red Cross says health and aid workers face unabated attacks

ICRC president says workers in war zones are facing increasing attacks “and the impact on civilians is nothing but catastrophic”.

This content was published on April 2, 2019 8:20 AM

Fatal incident One dead, one wounded in Swiss avalanche drama

One person was killed and another wounded in an avalanche in southern Switzerland, near the borders of France and Italy.

This content was published on March 24, 2019 6:48 PM

Dangling experience American tourist's glider pilot temporarily loses licence

The Swiss aviation authorities have suspended the licence of a hang glider pilot following a harrowing incident with an American tourist last year.

This content was published on March 20, 2019 12:36 PM