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Tue, 23 Oct 2018 20:23:00 GMT
Study finds nanoparticles in over one-quarter of foodstuffs
Nanoparticles were found in over one quarter of foodstuffs - as additives and colourings - tested in a pilot study carried out in French-speaking Switzerland. The potential health risks of such particles have still not been fully evaluated. Tests re...

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 16:20:00 GMT
Attorney General gets green light to prosecute alleged Russian spies
The Federal Council has given the official go-ahead for criminal proceedings to be launched against two Russian nationals suspected of spying, most probably against the government-run Spiez Laboratory near Bern. “The Prosecutor’s Office was give...

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 14:42:00 GMT
Swiss enforcement of economic sanctions is ‘deficient’
The Swiss federal authorities fail to correctly monitor the application of economic sanctions, an influential Senate committee has warned. An evaluation published by the Senate Management Committee on Tuesday found that the Federal Council had a cle...

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 14:38:00 GMT
Rise in illegal medicines confiscated as part of coordinated campaign
As part of a global operation to tackle the illegal medicine trade via the internet, Swiss authorities confiscated 304 shipments containing illegal medicinal products or doping agents - a sharp rise compared to previous years. The 304 shipments repr...

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 13:35:00 GMT
Swiss firms attend Saudi forum despite Khashoggi death
Although many Swiss multinationals have pulled out their top brass from Saudi Arabia’s controversial Future Investment Initiative summit, they haven’t boycotted the event entirely. Saudi Arabia opened its “Davos-in-the-Desert” investment for...

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