Widgetized Section

Go to Admin » Appearance » Widgets » and move Gabfire Widget: Social into that MastheadOverlay zone

Home » Archives by category » Countries » Switzerland

TERRORISM : Human rights under threat, says Swiss foreign minister

TERRORISM Human rights under threat, says foreign minister By swissinfo.ch and agencies MAR 2, 2015 – 12:01 Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter urged the international community to root out terrorism…

CORPORATE RETREATS Religious houses open doors to the working world

CORPORATE RETREATS Religious houses open doors to the working world By Terence MacNamee MAR 1, 2015 – 11:00 The Disentis monastery, an oasis of calm and tranquility (swiss-image) Swiss monasteries…

SIGNS OF RELIGION : When did showing your faith become so controversial?

By Jo Fahy Whether it’s a turban or a headscarf, showing your religion in Switzerland can make others treat you extremely differently. From stares in the street to difficulty in…

State of Ikea founder’s home raises eyebrows (Why should it? That is what happens if you rely on Ikea furniture. Editor)

  Kamprad, 88, moved back to his home country of Sweden last year after living in Switzerland for almost four decades. The house in Epalinges, a bedroom suburb north of…

INDIANS IN SWITZERLAND : Integrate or stay international? The school dilemma

By Keerthana Balajee Nagarajan, Zurich swissinfo.ch FEB 22, 2015 – 11:00 Choosing where to educate children – local or international schools – can depend on money and cultural factors. That’s…

Switzerland: BURKA BAN: Initiative targets religious headgear in schools

The Swiss People’s Party has launched a popular initiative calling for a ban on religious headgear in schools in canton Valais. It follows a successful initiative in 2013 that banned…

Switzerland: Burkhalter: anti-terror measures a ‘priority’

Burkhalter and John Kerry at a meeting last year. Photo: Sebastien Bozon/AFP Burkhalter: anti-terror measures a ‘priority’ Published: 20 Feb 2015 12:24 GMT+01:00 Combating violent extremism is a “priority” in…

Swiss ‘secondo cinema’ shines in Hollywood

OSCAR-NOMINATED FILM Swiss ‘secondo cinema’ shines in Hollywood By Ariane Gigon FEB 20, 2015 – 08:00 Talkhon Hamzavi was born in Tehran in 1979 and arrived in Switzerland aged seven…

Saudi Artist Ahmed Mater Sues Swiss Watchmaker Swatch For Plagiarism

Saudi Artist Ahmed Mater Sues Swiss Watchmaker Swatch For Plagiarism Coline Milliard, Wednesday, February 18, 2015 Ahmed Mater’s Magnetism (2012) is emblematic of the vibrant new art scene emerging from the…

ANTI-EXTREMISM: Breaking the radicalisation cycle

ANTI-EXTREMISM Breaking the radicalisation cycle By Simon Bradley FEB 18, 2015 – 10:20 Global efforts to counter violent extremism continue to intensify with a high-level summit in Washington this week.…

Switzerland: SEEKING REFUGE: Cutting red tape saved time in asylum test project

After ten months of testing, a federal pilot project in Zurich is significantly reducing the length of time it takes to process asylum applications without harming the quality of decision-making,…

Switzerland: IMMIGRATION BURDEN : Proportionately fewer refugees on social welfare

The proportion of refugees with a B or F permit dependent on social welfare decreased in 2013 compared to the year before. However, the overall number receiving welfare payments increased…

Racism: One in four Swiss residents has xenophobic attitudes

The first in-depth study of racist and xenophobic attitudes in Switzerland has revealed that one in four people has negative opinions of foreigners in general, one in five is hostile…

SUICIDE: Unemployment pushes 45,000 people to suicide a year

FEB 11, 2015 – 01:01 Every year around 45,000 people around the world take their life because they are unemployed. A study by scientists in Zurich also found that the…

UKRAINE PEACE PLAN : Swiss Foreign Minister Burkhalter promotes OSCE at Munich security talks

At a security conference in Munich to discuss the Ukraine crisis, Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter called for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) to have a…

KEEPING THE PEACE :Red Cross leader seeks dialogue with Islamic State fighters

For the Swiss-based International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), dialogue with Islamic State (IS) fighters is key to keeping aid workers safe, and the NGO is working to establish…

VISIT TO BASEL: Dalai Lama examines religion and draws protest

Protesters and supporters gathered in Basel as the Dalai Lama held a Buddhist ceremony there on Saturday, in which some 7500 people took part. Some 500 protesters from the Shugden…

Saudi women cannot drive in Switzerland

Saudi women can no longer drive in Switzerland because changes to local laws require all drivers to have licenses issued in their home countries, according to the Kingdom’s embassy in…

Page 1 of 42123Next ›Last »