Swiss Info

Tue, 11 May 2021 07:36:11 GMT
Swiss documentary wins top prize at Toronto Hot Docs festival
Ostrov – Lost Island has won best international feature documentary at North America’s largest documentary film festival. It thus automatically earns a place at the 2022 Oscars. Filmmakers Svetlana Rodina and Laurent Stoop will receive $10,000 ...

Mon, 10 May 2021 22:00:00 GMT
Switzerland has overshot its 2021 resource limit, study says
By May 11, Swiss residents had already consumed their theoretical annual “quota” of renewable natural resources. This is according to the Global Footprint Network, an ecological think-tank based in the US, which calculates the dates at which nat...

Mon, 10 May 2021 15:21:00 GMT
Foreign ministry appeals for calm in Jerusalem
Switzerland has added its voice to growing international calls for an end to violence in Jerusalem, following a week of clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police. The foreign ministry said on Sunday it was concerned about the escalation of vio...

Mon, 10 May 2021 12:50:00 GMT
Swiss institution lands European ‘Museum Oscar’
The Stapferhaus in Lenzburg, a town just west of Zurich, was handed the prestigious European Museum of the Year Award for 2020 during an online event, after last year’s awards were postponed due to the pandemic. The museum was lauded by the Europe...

Mon, 10 May 2021 10:05:00 GMT
Swiss police use guns less often but with deadlier force
Police forces in Switzerland used their firearms a total of 12 times in 2020 – three times less than in the previous year – but caused comparatively more fatalities. Three people died following police use of force. That’s up from one fatality ...