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Back on the piste Canton wants ‘snow days’ to push school skiing

School pupils in canton Valais could soon see skiing become part of the school curriculum, the NZZ am Sonntag reports.

This content was published on January 19, 2020 4:37 PM

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Opinion Anti-homophobia reform ‘fills a legislative gap’

The reform of the anti-racism law is key to protecting against incitement to hatred against homosexuals according to gay and lesbian pressure groups.

Opinion ‘We gays don’t need special rights’

Opponents of extending anti-racism legislation to include homophobia argue criminal law is not an instrument of socio-political governance.

Animal welfare How well are Swiss animals protected?

Strict welfare legislation makes Switzerland one of the better places to have fur, fins or feathers. Here’s why.

Shopping habits Swiss Post posts parcels record

Swiss Post handled a record number of parcels in 2019, the company said on Friday. The number of letters sent however continues to fall.

This content was published on January 17, 2020 5:56 PM

sport and education Swiss schools stand by their ski camps

Despite some recent pushback, Swiss schools appear set to continue the tradition of ski camps for as long as there is enough snow.

Public health Overuse of sleeping pills among the elderly raises concerns

The consumption of sleeping pills among elderly people in Switzerland is worryingly high, especially among women, a new study concludes.

This content was published on January 13, 2020 10:40 AM

Earthquake Haiti ten years on: the lasting benefits of Swiss donations and aid

On January 12, 2010, an earthquake devastated Haiti. Swiss aid work included providing water and rebuilding homes.

Portrait A Nigerian with a dream becomes a priest in Switzerland

As a child in rural Nigeria, Gerald Chukwudi Ani struggled to realise his dream, but now he is a priest in Switzerland.