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Wednesday 18th September

Why the Swiss are rebelling against 5G rollout

Why the Swiss are rebelling against 5G rollout

Mobile phone operators say 5G will usher in a brave new world of telecommunications but people in Switzerland are pushing back. Here's why.

Tuesday 17th September

French Word of the Day: alors

French Word of the Day: alors

Stumped by what this extremely common French word actually means? Et alors? -- Now you've got the perfect opportunity to find out.

Monday 16th September

Summer’s last hurrah? Temperatures top 30C in Switzerland

Summer's last hurrah? Temperatures top 30C in Switzerland

The temperature topped 30C in the Swiss canton of Valais on Tuesday as Switzerland enjoyed what is probably a final dose of summer.

Saturday 14th September

Family that owns OxyContin firm accused of hiding fortune in Swiss banks

Family that owns OxyContin firm accused of hiding fortune in Swiss banks

Investigators say they have found at least one billion dollars in wire transfers between the wealthy Sackler family, accused of fuelling the United States's opioid crisis, and financial institutions including Swiss banks.

Friday 13th September

No-deal Brexit: UK issues healthcare warning to British travellers to Switzerland

No-deal Brexit: UK issues healthcare warning to British travellers to Switzerland

The UK is warning British travellers to Switzerland that their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) may not be valid in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Thursday 12th September

WATCH: 3D models show how climate change could shrink Swiss Aletsch glacier

WATCH: 3D models show how climate change could shrink Swiss Aletsch glacier

In the best-case scenario, the glacier – the largest in the Alps – would 'only' lose about 50 percent of ice volume and length, according to a new study.

Wednesday 11th September

Fathers in Switzerland to get two weeks paid paternity leave

Fathers in Switzerland to get two weeks paid paternity leave

Until now, dads in the country have generally been allowed just one 'family day' on the birth of their children.