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Switzerland good first refuge for asylum seekers

SAFE HAVEN Switzerland good first refuge for asylum seekers    MAY 17, 2015 – 12:24 The majority of asylum seekers allowed into Switzerland last year did not qualify for refugee…

‘Outward looking’ universities boost Swiss ranking

UNIVERSITAS 21 STUDY ‘Outward looking’ universities boost Swiss ranking By Isobel Leybold-Johnson            swissinfo.ch MAY 21, 2015 – 01:00 Looking forwards: students in Switzerland get a…

POLITICAL CARTOONIST : Drawings from the edge of death

PRINT SEND THIS ARTICLE 1 COMMENTS As a political refugee in Switzerland, Hani Abbas chose exile to escape Syrian security forces. Many of his fellow cartoonists and journalists had been assassinated,…

Education and Integration: The language learning debate

By Veronica DeVore swissinfo.ch Language learning in Switzerland is linked to wider political debates over immigration and education. An online poll shows strong support for giving priority to national languages…

Switzerland: A look at the major issue of integration

A look at the major issue of integration 05/07/2015 Focus Author: Marc Lettau (Text) Andrea Caprez (IllustrationS) Immigration is the biggest political bone of contention in Switzerland this year. For…

GULF STATES : Swiss tourist resorts ready for Ramadan

GULF STATES Swiss tourist resorts ready for Ramadan By Yasmine Kanunah, in Geneva MAY 10, 2015 – 11:00 Interlaken, with a view towards the Jungfrau, is a favoured destination of…

Kingmaker Sheikh Ahmad to take first step towards FIFA throne

Manama: When FIFA president Sepp Blatter addresses delegates at the 26th Asian Football Confederation congress on Thursday at least four men watching him are likely to be imagining themselves standing…

INTEGRATION: Immigrants and naturalised Swiss trust authorities

By swissinfo.ch and agencies MAY 7, 2015 – 15:28 People with a migration background have greater trust in the Swiss police, courts and political system than people without such a…

Switzerland: Increase in illegal immigrants crossing Italian border

REFUGEE CRISIS Increase in illegal immigrants crossing Italian border By swissinfo.ch and agencies MAY 6, 2015 – 21:45 Last week 240 people tried to cross the Italian border into Switzerland…

Muslim graves vandalised in Lausanne (Switzerland)

DESECRATED TOMBS Muslim graves vandalised in Lausanne MAY 4, 2015 – 14:29 The designation of a special zone for Muslim tombs was announced on March 25 (Keystone) Thirteen graves with…

How does Switzerland matter for the British elections?

OPINION How does Switzerland matter for the British elections? By Pieter Cleppe, Open Europe MAY 4, 2015 – 14:57 With EU relations a campaign issue, the UK could learn a…

Conviction upheld for ex-Swiss pol who called for Kristallnacht against Muslims

Conviction upheld for ex-Swiss pol who called for Kristallnacht against Muslims April 29, 2015 6:43am (JTA) — A Swiss court upheld a lower tribunal’s conviction of a former politician who…

Long-term rebuilding needed for Nepal

EARTHQUAKE Long-term rebuilding needed for Nepal By John Heilprin APR 27, 2015 – 14:33 A Swiss team is assessing needs in earthquake-hit Nepal after the devastation seen in villages like…

‘Migrants are not adventurers or tourists’

MEDITERRANEAN CRISIS ‘Migrants are not adventurers or tourists’ By Luigi Jorio APR 28, 2015 – 11:00 Since the beginning of the year, 16,900 migrants have landed in Italy, among them…

Honey from the city

URBAN BEEKEEPING Honey from the city Hives and honey production on a rooftop in the middle of the city of Zurich. Helena Greter – well protected – opens the trays. The honeycombs are…

Amnesty asks Swiss to help end European migrant crisis

IMMIGRATION Amnesty asks Swiss to help end European migrant crisis APR 22, 2015 – 16:35 Amnesty International is urging the Swiss and other European nations to create a new rescue…

‘Faced with boat disasters, Europe must act’

Source: SWI ‘Faced with boat disasters, Europe must act’ By Thomas Stephens APR 20, 2015 – 08:57 The weekend’s refugee disaster off the coast of Libya has prompted indignation in…

Swiss jihadist frees wife and child

HELD CAPTIVE Swiss jihadist frees wife and child By swissinfo.ch and agencies APR 19, 2015 – 15:30 The mother and child were let go near the border town of Reyhanli…

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