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obesity issues Swiss pensioners most likely age group to be overweight

Swiss seniors are much more likely to be overweight that other age categories, new statistics from the Federal Office for Public Health show.

This content was published on June 25, 2019 2:55 PM

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Federal Gymnastics Festival Nearly 70,000 gymnasts perform at rare event

The 76th edition of the Federal Gymnastics Festival in Aarau, northern Switzerland, ended on Sunday with a colourful closing ceremony.

Take a look Picture of the week

In this series, swissinfo.ch picture editors choose an image highlighting a news event of the past seven days.

Klöntalersee Ice cream by boat on a picturesque Swiss lake

André van Sprundel is a successful businessman with an unusual hobby. He is the only person in the country who sells ice cream to bathers by boat.

Justice ruling  Court upholds Geneva crossborder pupils ban  

A local court says the Geneva authorities acted lawfully when they decided to stop crossborder pupils from France attending its state schools.

This content was published on June 21, 2019 11:22 AM

Legal question Mosque dome challenge may test Swiss minaret ban

A Bern politician looks set to test Switzerland’s decade-long ban on the construction of minarets by objecting to a dome that is planned for a ...

This content was published on June 20, 2019 5:06 PM

Wealth Millionaires in Switzerland still on the rise

Switzerland is home to the fourth-largest number of dollar millionaire households, according to a report by the Boston Consultancy Group (BCG).

This content was published on June 20, 2019 10:20 AM

Equality How the women’s strike is affecting politics in Switzerland

What concrete political changes, if any, are set to emerge from last week’s historic women’s strike in Switzerland?

QS university ranking ETH Zurich moves into the top six universities worldwide

The Zurich-based Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ) has moved up one place in the latest QS university rankings.

This content was published on June 19, 2019 11:40 AM

YASS survey A third of young Swiss experience financial hardship

Around 30% of young adults in Switzerland have faced financial difficulties, according to data from the Young Adult Survey Switzerland.

This content was published on June 18, 2019 10:30 AM

mental health Why burnout is such a controversial issue in Switzerland

Burnout is still poorly understood, despite a new classification by world health authorities. How is Switzerland coming to terms with the syndrome?

Stats behind the women's strike Minding the gap between the sexes in Switzerland

Equal rights may be enshrined in the constitution, but from the workplace to the home, inequality between men and women persists.

women's strike Expat Swiss weighs women's equality in UK and Switzerland

What does Leandra Bias, a Swiss woman living in London, think of Friday's nationwide women’s strike in Switzerland?