Swiss Info

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 16:03:00 GMT
Swiss grounds A220 fleet for engine checks
Swiss International Air Lines has grounded its fleet of 29 Airbus A220 jets to make engine checks after one encountered technical problems on a flight from London to Geneva on Tuesday. The plane was redirected to Paris. All A220 aircraft will underg...

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 14:03:00 GMT
Raclette or Eiger? Voting starts to name a planet
Will a planet called Raclette soon be orbiting a star called Fondue? The Swiss public have submitted almost 1,500 names for an exoplanet and its star. Twelve are now being put to a public vote.  Two Swiss astronomers, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz...

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:50:00 GMT
Non-integrated imam forced to leave Switzerland
Switzerland’s top court has upheld a decision to not renew the residence permit of an imam from Kosovo guilty of domestic abuse.   The Federal Court on Tuesday upheld an earlier decision of the St Gallen court in eastern Switzerland where the...

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 09:45:00 GMT
Opponents of 5G start campaign to force nationwide vote
Anti-5G groups have announced their intention to launch a popular initiative to limit radiation from mobile communications technology.   The Federal Chancellery has approved the launch of an initiative titled “For a health conscious and energy...

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 08:41:00 GMT
Swiss glaciers shrink by 10% in five years
Glacier melt rates reached record levels during the summer heatwaves of 2019. This led to another year of major losses of ice volume, according to the cryospheric commission of the Swiss Academy of Sciences. Switzerland’s glaciers have thus shrunk ...