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Accident investigation Swiss probe says boy, 14, at controls of crashed plane

Swiss investigators say a 14-year-old was at the controls of a small plane that crashed in the Alps in 2017, killing him and two other people.

This content was published on January 18, 2019 3:11 PM

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Career ladder Advanced professional training reaps financial rewards

More than half of those with a vocational training background benefited financially from opting for advanced professional education.

This content was published on January 15, 2019 10:43 AM

Swiss tick plague Nation urged to vaccinate against tick-borne disease

Ticks have become such a menace across Switzerland that the government is urging everyone to get vaccinated against a disease they cause.

Foreign trade Swiss government ups probe into Pilatus-Saudi deal

A Swiss aircraft manufacturer may have broken the law through part of a contract signed with Saudi Arabia.

This content was published on January 10, 2019 8:57 AM

#WeAreSwissAbroad – Eva Hefti ‘No worries’ for Swiss family in New Zealand

Even though she’d never been there before, Eva Hefti took the chance and moved with her family to New Zealand.

No ‘Merry’ Christmas Record number of partygoers use anti-drink driving service

Around 35,000 people used the Nez Rouge (red nose) volunteer driver service in 2018 to get home safely after being out on the town, the charity says.

This content was published on January 1, 2019 2:42 PM

Barry Christmas The Swiss dog that conquers hearts

The Saint Bernard, featured in everything from Christmas cards to glass-blown ornaments, is a giant bundle of joy and a symbol of Switzerland.

Deathly demographics Cancer causes most male deaths in Switzerland for first time

A total of 64,964 people died in Switzerland in 2016, 4% fewer than in the previous year.

This content was published on December 17, 2018 1:02 PM

#WeAreSwissAbroad – François Schwalb ‘Being Swiss is an essential part of my identity’

Even as a child, François Schwalb, who was born in South Africa, was interested in his father’s homeland.

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

Ten a side OK Google: what the Swiss search for

Football, football and football, in particular the Swiss national squad is what the Swiss wanted to know about.

view from the top Famous cliff-hanging guest house has new management

The Swiss mountain guest house that gained sudden worldwide fame after gracing the cover of National Geographic has new management.

This content was published on December 10, 2018 4:17 PM