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Jacques Pitteloud Bern chooses former intelligence officer as US ambassador

High-ranking diplomat and former intelligence coordinator Jacques Pitteloud has been named the next Swiss ambassador to the United States.

This content was published on December 14, 2018 9:47 PM

Agreement Swiss hail Yemen ‘first step’ to peace

Switzerland hails UN-brokered ceasefire agreement between the Yemeni government and the Houthis.

This content was published on December 14, 2018 8:22 PM

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Young drivers 17-year-olds given green light for provisional licences

Young Swiss drivers will be allowed to get their provisional licences from the age of 17 from January 2021, the government has announced.

This content was published on December 14, 2018 4:11 PM

British-Swiss relations Swiss government approves trade agreement with Britain

The Federal Council has approved the text of a trade agreement with Britain, aiming to maintain existing economic and trade relations after Brexit.

This content was published on December 14, 2018 3:20 PM

Health rights Uninformed Swiss often pay too much for home care

Swiss people are often unaware of their rights concerning home care: 80% don’t know that financial assistance doesn’t depend on income or wealth.

This content was published on December 14, 2018 2:16 PM

terrorism Politician questions data-sharing practices after Strasbourg attack

The president of Parliament's security committee has called for tougher monitoring of dangerous individuals following the Strasbourg attack.

This content was published on December 13, 2018 10:57 AM

Migration Swiss change policy for returning refugees

Recognized refugees who return to their home countries will lose their refugee status in Switzerland, but some exceptions will still be allowed. 

This content was published on December 12, 2018 5:07 PM

Parliament Government under pressure to sign nuclear ban treaty

Parliament wants the Swiss government to reconsider its refusal to sign a UN accord banning nuclear arms.

This content was published on December 12, 2018 4:06 PM

Terror Strasbourg attacker spent time in Swiss jail

The Frenchman still on the run after killing three and injuring 12 at Strasbourg’s Christmas market spent several months in a Swiss jail, say police. 

This content was published on December 12, 2018 2:15 PM

Consultation period Swiss stock exchange ‘to gain extra six months’ EU access’

The European Union is poised to offer the Swiss stock exchange access to its markets for another six months, according to Swiss public radio, SRF.

This content was published on December 11, 2018 7:44 PM