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Wed, 20 Jun 2018 09:26:00 GMT
Switzerland regrets US move to quit human rights body
The Swiss government has reacted with disappointment to the United States’ decision to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council, defending the Geneva-based forum’s “key role” and “tangible impact”.  “Switzerland regrets t...

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 19:23:00 GMT
French government freezes assets of Hani Ramadan
The French government has frozen the assets of controversial Swiss imam Hani Ramadan as part of the fight against the financing of terrorism.  His assets have been frozen for six months, according to the decree published on Sunday in the official F...

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 16:42:00 GMT
Driving licence loses attraction for young Swiss
The number of people who applied for a Swiss driving licence dropped by 2% last year, with applications from 18- to 24-year-olds down 3%.  Some 5.8 million people owned a driving licence for cars in 2017, the Federal Roads Office said on Tuesday. T...

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:55:00 GMT
Swiss want healthcare system to be left alone
The Swiss are happy with their healthcare system and don’t want any experiments, according to a survey released on Tuesday by the Swiss pharmaceutical association Interpharma.  In general, the 1,200 people questioned by the research and polling i...

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 13:23:00 GMT
Swiss education system tested by immigration and digitalisation
Swiss schools must keep up with digitalisation and ensure that migrant children don’t fall behind their peers, according to an annual education report. But Switzerland is close to achieving its goal of ensuring 95% of the population over the age ...

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