Switzerland


Swiss intervenes to stabilise Swiss franc

2016-06-24 18:37

Switzerland's central bank says it has "intervened" in the foreign exchange market to stabilise the Swiss franc, considered a safe haven currency.

IT worker at Panama Papers firm arrested

2016-06-15 18:41

An IT worker at the Geneva office of Mossack Fonseca, the law firm at the centre of the Panama Papers scandal, has been arrested, Switzerland's Le Temps newspaper reports.

Longest train tunnel in world opens

2016-06-10 19:46

The official inaugural opening of the Gotthard Base Tunnel – the longest train tunnel in the world - has taken place in Switzerland.

SWISS celebrates CS100 milestone

2016-06-10 18:50

SWISS has recently celebrated the first flight with passengers of its new CS100 aircraft.

Money for nothing? Swiss vote on basic income for all

2016-06-02 12:35

Carole, a scientist from Zurich, recently received a dream message on her phone: she will receive 2 500 Swiss francs (+-R40 000) a month for the next year, no strings attached.

Syria most dangerous place for health workers: WHO

2016-05-26 22:01

Syria is the most dangerous place for health care workers to operate last year, ahead of other conflict zones like the Palestinian territories and Yemen, the World Health Organisation says.

Switzerland: Muslim boys must shake female teachers' hands

2016-05-26 09:27

A school board in northern Switzerland says that two Muslim boys who have refused to shake hands with their female teachers for religious reasons can be required to do so.

Cash is king for Swiss

2016-05-19 21:01

The eurozone is scrapping its €500note out of concern over its popularity with money launderers. But Switzerland is making clear that it sees no need to kill off its own 1 000-franc bill.

Christie's auctions blue diamond, expects $39 million

2016-05-18 19:00

Christie's is putting under the hammer a fancy vivid blue diamond known as the 'Oppenheimer Blue,' estimated to fetch $39-46 million)

80% of world's city dwellers breathing bad air - UN

2016-05-12 13:38

Over 80% of the world's city dwellers breathe poor quality air, increasing their risk of lung cancer and other life-threatening diseases, a new WHO report warns.

 

Solar Impulse 2 begins Atlantic crossing

2016-06-20 16:49

The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft is flying over the western Atlantic on one of the most difficult legs of its record-breaking bid to cross the globe using only solar energy. LIVE LINK

Record number of refugees need to be resettled - UN

2016-06-13 18:13

The United Nations says it will try to resettle a record 170 000 refugees urgently in need of a new home next year as it grapples with an unprecedented displacement crisis.

Swiss bankers expect influx in case of Brexit

2016-06-10 19:30

Swiss wealth managers expect an influx of funds from skittish international investors if British voters choose to leave the European Union in a referendum.

Canada fires spew dust all the way to Switzerland

2016-06-04 09:00

Ash and dust particles from the massive forest fires ravaging western Canada for the past month have been found in Switzerland, according to Swiss meteorologists.

Safe sex or no sex over Zika: WHO

2016-05-31 19:49

People who travel to Zika-hit areas should practice safe sex or have no sex at all for at least eight weeks to avoid sexual transmission of the virus, says the World Health Organisation.

Stoners planted seed for safer meds

2016-05-26 19:55

Swiss scientists have taken a leaf from the pothead recipe book to brew an e-cigarette cannabis liquid for medical use which they say is safer than a joint and better than a pill.

At least 16 injured in train crash in Switzerland

2016-05-21 11:49

Swiss police say at least 16 people were injured when a high-speed train crashed into a bus in Interlaken near Bern.

'Oppenheimer blue' diamond sells for record $50.6m

2016-05-19 17:00

A dazzling blue diamond once owned by mining magnate Philip Oppenheimer has fetched a record $50.6m at auction, auction house Christie's says. .

Rising air pollution in world's cities hurting millions - UN

2016-05-13 13:15

The World Health Organization says 98% of inhabitants in large cities of low- and middle-income countries are facing excessively high air pollution, which is on the rise in urban areas.

Handshake spat: Swiss halt citizenship process

2016-04-19 16:56

Switzerland has suspended the citizenship process for the family of two teenage Muslim brothers after the boys' refusal to shake hands with their female teachers sparked a national debate over religious freedom.

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