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Donald Trump has pulled the US out of the Paris climate treaty


Environment Minister Doris Leuthart has told Blick that she is relaxed, despite US President Donald Trump’s announcement on Thursday to pull the United States out of the Paris climate treaty. 

“The fact that he actually wants to implement this is regrettable but not surprising,” she said, adding that the goal of the agreement has been made more difficult but it has not been put at risk. 

Leuthard didn’t think Switzerland needed to undertake any additional measures following Trump’s decision. “A US exit doesn’t mean Switzerland has to work harder to reach its contribution to global targets.” 

What’s more, she pointed out that the US withdrawal wouldn’t begin until 2020 – a year before a new president might take office. 

Almost every other nurse (45.9%) leaves their job over the course of their career, according to a study by the Swiss Health Observatory published in Le Matin Dimanche

Women, who make up 80% of nurses, change jobs the most, often deciding to stay at home after having a baby. 

The main reasons for this are stress, burn-out, irregular hours, on-call shifts and "unrewarding" salaries. 

The paper noted that 40% of nurses in Switzerland already come from abroad. 

Ludwig A Minelli, founder of the Swiss assisted suicide organisation Dignitas, must answer in court to charges of incitement and aiding and abetting, according to the NZZ am Sonntag, quoting “informed sources”. 

The 84-year-old is accused in three cases of helping Germans to die out of selfish reasons. He is said to have made a lot of money from assisted suicide.

Minelli rejects the charges, saying he has never done anything wrong. The NZZ am Sonntag said the trial is being considered a test case for similar incidents.

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