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‘Iraqi Odyssey’ to represent Switzerland at Oscars

SWISS CANDIDATE ‘Iraqi Odyssey’ to represent Switzerland at Oscars AUG 27, 2015 – 21:56 The Federal Office of Culture (OFC) confirmed on Thursday that the film “Iraqi Odyssey will be…

Switzerland: Asylum requests expected to rise in 2016

LOOKING AHEAD Asylum requests expected to rise in 2016 AUG 23, 2015 –  (Keystone) The State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) has announced that requests for asylum in Switzerland will likely…

Amnesty says Switzerland should accept more refugees

ASYLUM POLITICS Amnesty says Switzerland should accept more refugees AUG 12, 2015 – 17:24 The UN says nearly a quarter million refugees and migrants have crossed the Mediterranean so far…

UN intern living in tent in Geneva resigns

PRECARIOUS EMPLOYMENT UN intern living in tent in Geneva resigns By Simon Bradley AUG 12, 2015 – 14:17 Critics say only rich graduates can afford to do internships at the…

Switzerland lifts suspended Iran sanctions

NUCLEAR DEAL Switzerland lifts suspended Iran sanctions AUG 12, 2015 – 19:02 Most of the suspended sanctions were related to Iran’s oil industry (Keystone) The Swiss cabinet decided on Wednesday…

Polls and Debate: Would you house an asylum seeker long-term?

By Veronica DeVore      www.swissinfo.ch AUG 11, 2015 – 11:00 Politbox and regional partner RSI spoke to young people in Ticino about their views on asylum seekers (Copyright 2015.…

Swiss sense and Indian sensibility spark art exchange

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Swiss sense and Indian sensibility spark art exchange By Anand Chandrasekhar AUG 9, 2015 – 11:00 Indian artist Hetal Chudasama is interested in myths and local folklore…

Switzerland: Mammoth tusk found on Roche building site

OLD IN THE TOOTH Mammoth tusk found on Roche building site By swissinfo.ch and agencies AUG 7, 2015 – 10:41 Tusk-oriented behaviour: measuring the recent discovery (NLZ) An almost two-metre…

Settling into Switzerland as a teenage refugee

  UNACCOMPANIED MINORS Settling into Switzerland as a teenage refugee AUG 4, 2015 – 11:00 A programme has been set up in one Swiss canton to teach unaccompanied minors practical…

War is greatest worry for the Swiss

Worry barometer War is greatest worry for the Swiss By swissinfo.ch and agencies Jul 31, 2015 – 09:58 War is the greatest worry for people in neutral Switzerland (Keystone) Almost…

Switzerland: Asylum requests increase by almost half

REFUGEES Asylum requests increase by almost half JUL 20, 2015 – 14:35 An end of the road for refugees? (Keystone) Requests for refugee status rose sharply in Switzerland during the…

BORDER CLOSURE: Bishop slams calls to shut refugees out

BORDER CLOSURE Bishop slams calls to shut refugees out JUL 26, 2015 – 13:19 Border guard at the border between Switzerland and Italy is about to check a group of…

Non-Swiss permanent residents close to two million

FOREIGN POPULATION Non-Swiss permanent residents close to two million JUL 23, 2015 – 19:22 The immigration dispute that sparked this 2014 demonstration is far from over (Keystone) Switzerland experienced a…

SHORTAGE OF ACCOMODATION: Asylum seekers to be put up in army tents

JUL 22, 2015 – 13:20 The Swiss army is coming to the aid of a canton struggling to accommodate asylum seekers by pitching tents for them to temporarily live in.…

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: Banned Islamic kindergarten deemed too religious

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION Banned Islamic kindergarten deemed too religious JUL 21, 2015 – swissinfo.ch A court has upheld a decision by the Canton Zurich authorities to deny an application to set…

Swiss investors welcome Iran nuclear deal

BUSINESS IS BREWING Swiss investors welcome Iran nuclear deal EMBED CODE   JUL 17, 2015 – 11:00 Swiss business leaders are waiting impatiently for trade to open up with Iran,…

Immigration: Majority of Swiss ready to welcome refugee centres

IMMIGRATION Majority of Swiss ready to welcome refugee centres By Anand Chandrasekhar    JUL 15, 2015 – 17:45 Over 60% of Swiss surveyed were ready to share an evening meal…

Twelve jihadists from Switzerland believed dead

  JIHAD FIGHTERS Twelve jihadists from Switzerland believed dead      JUL 17, 2015 – 15:22 One of the main destinations for jihadists from Switzerland is Syria (Keystone) A dozen…

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