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Sat, 18 Aug 2018 11:08:00 GMT
Kofi Annan dies in a Swiss hospital
The former United Nations Secretary General died in a hospital in Switzerland in the early hours of Saturday morning.   According to the Kofi Annan Foundation he passed away peacefully after a short illness. His wife and children were by his side....

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 08:52:00 GMT
Swiss capital replaces parking spots with socialising spaces
As part of a two-month experiment, the city of Bern has transformed a few parking spots into public meetup spots. The project is a symbolic move aimed at highlighting the need to reduce traffic downtown.   A total of seven parking spaces have been...

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:39:00 GMT
Couple denied Swiss citizenship over handshake refusal
A couple who refused to shake hands or answer questions with members of the opposite sex on a naturalisation board in Lausanne have been denied Swiss citizenship.  In a statement issued on Friday, the Lausanne city authorities confirmed a recent lo...

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:22:00 GMT
Scientist predicts 30% of Swiss glacier ice could be saved
Even if the 2015 Paris climate accord is effectively implemented, Switzerland’s smaller glaciers are still doomed, but up to one-third of all ice stored in larger glaciers could be saved, according to Swiss glaciologist Matthias Huss.  “The sma...

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:05:00 GMT
Swiss pay the most for meat in Europe
Switzerland has the most expensive meat in Europe – with steaks and pork chops costing almost one and a half times more than the European average, statistics show. Luxemburg and Austria have the most expensive meat with in the European Union, wit...

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