Switzerland exported close to 18% more arms over the first nine months of 2018 than it did in the first nine months of 2017, according to figures published by State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). According to the numbers, in the nine months to 30 September 2018, Swiss companies exported
Swiss Rail announced on Thursday that it would test free WiFi, named FreeSurf, on certain routes next year with a plan to extend the offer to all major routes from 2020, according to RTS. Train passengers benefiting from the tests in 2019 will be those travelling on InterCity trains between
In campaign entitled: Stop overdressing, the organisation Greenpeace is criticizing Swiss supermarkets for their widespread use of plastic packaging. Protesters, who assembled outside the headquarters of the supermarket Migros in Zurich on Tuesday, proclaimed that fruit and vegetables come in natural packaging and that wrapping them in plastic is a
Vaud’s government announced the canton’s ban on street begging will begin on 1 November 2018, according to the newspaper Le Matin. From this date, anyone caught begging in the canton will risk fines of CHF 50 to CHF 100. Anyone organizing dependents or people under 18 to beg will face
Four years after a reckless life-threatening trip through Switzerland’s Gotthard tunnel, a German speeder was finally put behind bars in Germany on Tuesday. The police went and collected him from his home in Stuttgart, according to the newspaper Le Matin. The judge had tried to convince the 44 year-old to
19 October 2018. By Neptune CAPHARNAUM **** (vo Arabic) Lebanon: a sweet, hard-working little boy (looking much smaller than his age) among far too many poor siblings; his dearest underaged sister bartered off in exchange for their miserable apartment; the strange world of a dilapidated amusement park; a scared African
Swiss healthcare costs of 12.2% of GDP are the world’s second highest after the United States where healthcare consumes 17.1% of GDP, according to 2016 figures presented by the Federal Statistical Office on 18 October 2018. Switzerland spent CHF 80.5 billion on healthcare in 2016, the latest figures reveal.
Across all of Switzerland, 17.3% of Swiss over 15 have more than one nationality. However in Geneva, the figure (45.0%) is close to half. No other Swiss canton comes close. The next highest are Ticino (29.2%), Vaud (27.6%) and Neuchâtel (26.7%). The German-speaking cantons of Basel-City (23.8%), Zurich (20.5%) and