Swiss Info

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 09:11:00 GMT
Police to investigate terrorist motives behind Lugano attack
One woman has been seriously injured and another lightly hurt in an suspected terror attack in a department store in the southern Swiss city of Lugano. Police in canton Ticino said that the attacker, a 28-year-old Swiss woman living in the region, g...

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 08:19:00 GMT
Clariant plans to slash more jobs
Swiss speciality chemicals firm Clariant has announced further job cuts amid a series of divestments. The programme foresees a reduction of approximately 1,000 positions in service and regional structures, it said on Wednesday. About one-third of t...

Tue, 24 Nov 2020 16:23:00 GMT
Covid-19 situation remains stable but tense, say Swiss officials
Health officials in Switzerland report that while overall figures are improving, some intensive care units are still under pressure. A vaccine will not arrive before 2021, they say. Virginie Masserey of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) tol...

Tue, 24 Nov 2020 15:33:15 GMT
DNA testing remains in legal grey zone despite updated law
According to a study, the revision of the Swiss law on human genetic testing, which is due to enter into force next year, does not remove all the uncertainties associated with novel uses of DNA tests. A report released on Tuesday by the Foundation ...

Tue, 24 Nov 2020 15:12:00 GMT
Swiss pledge CHF104 million in development aid for Afghanistan
At an international conference in Geneva to source funding for Afghanistan, Switzerland has renewed its annual CHF26 million ($28.48 million) pledge for another four years. The Swiss contribution, which will amount to CHF104 million up to 2024, is e...