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Veggie consumption Carrots remain Switzerland’s favourite vegetable

Carrots are firmly rooted in the Swiss diet, with the average Swiss getting through 8.45kg (18.6lb) of them last year. 

This content was published on April 26, 2019 1:28 PM

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Survey Young doctors show more interest in being GPs

More young doctors are taking over family doctor surgeries. But it is still not enough to stem the shortage of general practitioners (GPs).

This content was published on April 25, 2019 3:46 PM

SWISS PRESS PHOTO AWARD 2019 Stefan Bohrer named Swiss press photographer of the year

Stefan Bohrer has been chosen as Swiss press photographer of the year by the Reinhardt von Graffenried Foundation.

This content was published on April 25, 2019 2:34 PM

Fedpol report Number of terrorism expulsions drops

Five people were deported for being a threat to national security in Switzerland last year, down from 13 in 2017, the Federal Office of Police says.

This content was published on April 25, 2019 11:17 AM

Foreign minister abroad Oldest Swiss school in South America gets ministerial visit

Foreign Affairs Minister Ignazio Cassis has hailed education ties as he visited the country’s Swiss school abroad, the Colegio Suizo, in Chile.

This content was published on April 25, 2019 9:38 AM

War materiel Court orders Swiss authorities to publish arms export data

The Federal Court has ruled that the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) must give a Swiss journalist company data on arms exports. 

This content was published on April 24, 2019 5:45 PM

Pope protection Ex-Swiss minister seeks funds for Vatican Swiss Guard barracks

Former Swiss cabinet minister Doris Leuthard has agreed to help find tens of millions of Swiss francs to fund a new barracks for the Swiss Guards.

This content was published on April 24, 2019 4:18 PM

Planetary insight NASA probe detects possible ‘Marsquake’

A NASA probe exploring Mars using technology developed by Swiss scientists has transmitted signals to Earth that resemble tremors.

This content was published on April 24, 2019 2:48 PM

Runaway wheel Gotthard tunnel temporarily closed after fatal accident

A key transalpine tunnel in central Switzerland was closed to road traffic on Wednesday morning after a driver was killed by a truck wheel.

This content was published on April 24, 2019 12:19 PM

bank rivalry UBS and Deutsche Bank asset managers in ‘serious’ merger talks

The asset management arms of Deutsche Bank and UBS are in serious talks to merge in a deal that would make it Europe's largest money manager.

This content was published on April 23, 2019 8:21 PM

presumed consent Organ donation initiative gains critical support

The people’s initiative for presumed consent for organ donation has received the minimum number of signatures, moving closer to a nationwide vote.

This content was published on April 23, 2019 6:29 PM

Workforce statistics Over a third of Swiss jobs are part-time

The number of people working in Switzerland is on the rise., and part-time work is more widespread in Switzerland than the rest of Europe.

This content was published on April 23, 2019 2:56 PM

Waste management Geneva bans sale of single-use plastic on public land

Starting in 2020, the city of Geneva will prohibit the sale of disposable plastics at events as well as at sales points on public property.

This content was published on April 23, 2019 7:57 AM