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Swiss exports rebound in second quarter

After a lackluster start to the year, Swiss trade returned to a growth phase in the second quarter. Compared to the previous three months, exports rose 6.6% to a record CHF69.2 billion (about $78.3 billion), while imports increased 2.2% percent to CHF56.7 billion. The April-June period thus ended with a trade surplus of CHF12.4 billion, compared with...

Thu Jul 18, 2024 14:34
Swiss government wants to sanction excessive road traffic noise

Following a pilot test in Geneva, the Swiss government is considering penalties for excess traffic noise. In an initial pilot test in Geneva, a system for recording the noise of vehicles in traffic was tested. The Hydre noise radar that was tested has a very high level of technical performance, the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) told the...

Thu Jul 18, 2024 13:04
Algerian to face trial in in Switzerland for ties to Islamic State

A 51-year-old Algerian man has been charged by the Swiss Federal Prosecutor's Office for involvement in the banned terrorist group Islamic State. He is suspected of having planned an attack in Europe, particularly in France. The Algerian national came to Switzerland after failing in his attempt to join as a combatant for the Islamic State by transiting...

Thu Jul 18, 2024 12:05
Swiss jazz icon Irène Schweizer has died

The pianist and grande dame of Swiss jazz has died at the age of 83. She died on Tuesday in Zurich, record label Intakt Records told news agency Keystone-SDA. From Dixieland in her parents' restaurant, Irène Schweizer moved on to free jazz, which she played on stages all over the world. The Swiss pianist and percussionist has won numerous awards. Schweizer...

Thu Jul 18, 2024 11:06
Zurich researchers discover central driver of cancers

The team from the University of Zurich has identified a signaling pathway that converts cells into aggressive tumor cells. The discovery by Zurich researchers could help in the early detection of cancer. The signaling pathway controls the transformation of the uppermost cell layer of skin and mucous membranes, the so-called epithelial cells. As the...

Thu Jul 18, 2024 11:06
Mexican director Cuarón wins Lifetime Achievement award at Locarno film festival

The Lifetime Achievement Award of the 77th edition of the Locarno Film Festival, held in southern Switzerland, goes to Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón. He will receive the award on Sunday, August 11, in the Piazza Grande. This was announced by the Locarno Film Festival in a note on Tuesday. The five-time Oscar-winning director will meet the audience...

Wed Jul 17, 2024 18:54

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