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Actor Swiss film legend Bruno Ganz dies

Bruno Ganz, Switzerland’s best-known actor, has died in Zurich, his management has announced. He was 77.

This content was published on February 16, 2019 11:20 AM

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‘Unlawful’ procurement Police force’s Tesla fleet drives into problems

Canton Basel City’s new fleet of seven Tesla electric police cars has hit another bump along an increasingly pot-holed road. A parliamentary ...

This content was published on February 15, 2019 4:24 PM

Financial support Switzerland boosts Rohingya aid efforts

Switzerland will contribute an extra CHF10 million ($10 million) towards easing the plight of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. This brings total ...

This content was published on February 15, 2019 4:13 PM

Foreigners Immigration to Switzerland continues to rise

The number people moving into Switzerland rose again last year, taking the foreign population further above two million.

This content was published on February 15, 2019 11:51 AM

Social change Swiss gay marriage moves a step closer

Switzerland should pave the way to allow same-sex couples to get married and adopt children, a parliamentary committee has said.

This content was published on February 15, 2019 10:10 AM

corruption 1MDB whistleblower under investigation in Switzerland

The Swiss Attorney General has opened the investigation into Xavier Justo on the grounds of suspected economic espionage.

This content was published on February 14, 2019 3:20 PM

Martin Ennals Award Sudanese refugee awarded human rights prize in Geneva

Sudanese refugee activist Abdul Aziz Muhamat has been awarded the 2019 Martin Ennals prize in Geneva for his courage and commitment to refugee rights.

This content was published on February 13, 2019 7:03 PM

Border security Government seeks tightening preventive travel rules

The Swiss government has presented plans to adapt legislation on border security in line with the other countries of the Schengen group.

This content was published on February 13, 2019 4:35 PM

Climate change Swiss research shines light on meerkat survival odds

Swiss researchers have analysed the impact of climate change on desert-dwelling meerkats in Africa. Resilient and resourceful, Kalahari meerkats ...

This content was published on February 13, 2019 1:00 PM

Tarnished image Scandals damaged Swiss business reputation in 2018

Switzerland’s business reputation took a serious hit last year following various scandals, from corporate bank fraud to illegal subsidies. 

This content was published on February 12, 2019 4:51 PM