Swiss Info Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:30:00 GMTFirst group of vulnerable refugees from Libya to arrive in April
A first group of 42 refugees is scheduled to arrive in Switzerland in the first week of April as part of an emergency operation to evacuate endangered migrants from Libyan detention centres. This is according to UNHCR Special Envoy for the Central...Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:01:00 GMTSwitzerland ranked highly for international patents in 2017
Switzerland was the eighth biggest source of international patent applications and second of design applications last year, according to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Switzerland moved up the WIPO 2017 ranking by one place w...Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:30:00 GMTReport: anti-Semitic incidents surged in 2017
The number of reported anti-Semitic incidents in German-speaking Switzerland rose by more than a third in 2017. In total, 39 anti-Semitic incidents were recorded in German-speaking Switzerland last year, according to a monitoring report by the Swis...Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:56:00 GMTSwiss pledge funds for ICRC’s humanitarian efforts
The government has decided to support the Geneva headquarters of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) with an annual contribution of CHF80 million ($83.9 million). “Switzerland’s contribution allows the ICRC to provide aid efficie...Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:33:00 GMTFormer Swiss diplomat active in talks with North Korea
A former senior Swiss diplomat, Franz von Däniken, is cautiously optimistic about proposed talks between the United States and North Korea. Von Däniken said there had been a major political development in the last weeks, but he recommended keeping...