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This Swiss Village Is Refusing To Mine The $1.2 Billion Worth Of ...

This Swiss Village Is Refusing To Mine The $1.2 Billion Worth Of ... | Switzerland | Scoop.it
Royalties from the mine would have guaranteed the five tiny villages and hamlets of the valley an income of around 40 million Swiss francs ($43.5 million) over the next 10 years – the kind of money that many towns and cities ...
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Quiz app decodes daily life in Switzerland

Quiz app decodes daily life in Switzerland | Switzerland | Scoop.it
Why are rubbish bags in Switzerland different colours? What do you need to know when looking for a job? Answers in a new app.
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One person, one vote? – not in Switzerland

One person, one vote? – not in Switzerland | Switzerland | Scoop.it
In Switzerland, as in the USA, votes have varying weights depending on where you live.
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Cartoon of the week - SWI swissinfo.ch

Cartoon of the week - SWI swissinfo.ch | Switzerland | Scoop.it
Each week cartoonist Marina Lutz takes a look at a big issue in the news in Switzerland.
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Swiss Deaf Association Chooses "Donald Trump" as Sign of the Year

Swiss Deaf Association Chooses "Donald Trump" as Sign of the Year | Switzerland | Scoop.it
In Switzerland, about 250 or so new words are added to the vocabulary of sign language each year. One new sign stood out as so clever and useful that the Swiss Deaf Association has dubbed it the Sign of the Year. The sign for "Donald Trump" is pictured here.“The deciding factor was the sign’s simplicity, i.e. mimicking Trump’s extraordinary thatch of hair,” said Christian Gremaud, who led the organisation’s campaign. “And also the fact that the sign has reall
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The place where migrants get free language lessons - SWI swissinfo.ch

The place where migrants get free language lessons - SWI swissinfo.ch | Switzerland | Scoop.it
Learning the local language is key to integration of immigrants. Should the state pick up the tab, as they're doing in one part of Switzerland?
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Drone flies with artificial feathers in Switzerland - BBC News

Drone flies with artificial feathers in Switzerland - BBC News | Switzerland | Scoop.it
Engineers in Switzerland build a drone made with artificial feathers that can cope with strong winds and make sharp turns.
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Autumn in Switzerland: ten stunning Instagram photos

Autumn in Switzerland: ten stunning Instagram photos | Switzerland | Scoop.it
Switzerland is beautiful in all seasons, but as these photos show, autumn is a special time in the alpine country.
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The story of a man who carved his way through stone (Rofflaschlucht)

The story of a man who carved his way through stone (Rofflaschlucht) | Switzerland | Scoop.it
You would not think it today, but until quite recently, Switzerland was a rather poor country. When we hiked to Rofflaschlucht, we traced th
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Swiss to recognise homeopathy as legitimate medicine - SWI swissinfo.ch

Swiss to recognise homeopathy as legitimate medicine - SWI swissinfo.ch | Switzerland | Scoop.it
The interior ministry has announced plans to give five complementary therapies including homeopathy the same status as conventiona
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The Queen of Swiss Chocolate

The Queen of Swiss Chocolate | Switzerland | Scoop.it
Discover Géraldine Mueller Maras, the Queen of Swiss Chocolate and learn more about Switzerland's society thanks to the House of Switzerland - by the FDFA
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FIFA host Switzerland ‘should clean up sport’ - SWI swissinfo.ch

FIFA host Switzerland ‘should clean up sport’ - SWI swissinfo.ch | Switzerland | Scoop.it
An anti-corruption watchdog wants Switzerland to tighten its laws governing sporting organisations headquartered in the country.
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Switzerland’s Startup Scene is Warming Up

Switzerland’s Startup Scene is Warming Up | Switzerland | Scoop.it
From creative hubs to accelerators like Kickstart and the Digital Festival, the proof is in the pudding that Zürich is about to erupt with digital startups.
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A Grand Tour of Switzerland in 60 Seconds

How much of Switzerland can you see in a minute? Take a whirlwind tour of the exciting cities, quiet villages, mountains, and lakes of this amazing country.
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Meet the Team Behind Zucchini, the Blue-Haired, Swiss Boy That’s Stolen Hollywood’s Heart | Filmmaker Magazine

Meet the Team Behind Zucchini, the Blue-Haired, Swiss Boy That’s Stolen Hollywood’s Heart | Filmmaker Magazine | Switzerland | Scoop.it
If comforting hugs could be delivered in visual form, My Life as a Zucchini would be the warmest of them all. Kindhearted but not sugarcoated, Claude Barras’
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17 more or less random facts about Switzerland

17 more or less random facts about Switzerland | Switzerland | Scoop.it
How can a country without an official capital function? Is it thanks to all those Nobel Prize winners among us? Here are 17 facts abou
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Switzerland: a pirate’s paradise? - SWI swissinfo.ch

Switzerland: a pirate’s paradise? - SWI swissinfo.ch | Switzerland | Scoop.it
Switzerland's relatively lenient laws on downloading copyrighted material have resulted in it being placed on a US blacklist.
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Language lessons, fake news and gender bias - SWI swissinfo.ch

Language lessons, fake news and gender bias - SWI swissinfo.ch | Switzerland | Scoop.it
These are the stories we are following in the week of December 19.
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Zurich mosque gunman was Swiss, no Islamist link: police

Zurich mosque gunman was Swiss, no Islamist link: police | Switzerland | Scoop.it
A gunman who shot three worshippers in a Zurich mosque on Monday evening was a 24-year-old Swiss man with Ghanaian roots and no apparent links to Islamist radicalism, police said on Tuesday.
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Zurich Shooting Suspect Is Dead

Zurich Shooting Suspect Is Dead | Switzerland | Scoop.it
Police said the suspect in a shooting that occurred on Monday at an Islamic center in Zurich has killed himself, and his motives for the attack aren’t clear.
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Immigration to Switzerland falls as emigration rises

Immigration to Switzerland falls as emigration rises | Switzerland | Scoop.it
Immigration in Switzerland has fallen considerably this year, according to official figures.
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The Lindt Chocolate Workshop in Zürich is 100% chocolate bliss

The Lindt Chocolate Workshop in Zürich is 100% chocolate bliss | Switzerland | Scoop.it
The Lindt Chocolate Workshop is open to the public, but spaces sell out quickly. Today, us chocoholics peeked inside this place where the magi
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Cabinet rejects ‘fair food’ initiative - SWI swissinfo.ch

Cabinet rejects ‘fair food’ initiative - SWI swissinfo.ch | Switzerland | Scoop.it
The government cabinet has come out against the so-called Fair Food initiative launched by the leftwing Green Party. It says the ...
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21 Lesser Known Facts about Switzerland

21 Lesser Known Facts about Switzerland | Switzerland | Scoop.it
The deeper you dig into the Swiss culture and everyday life, the more interesting insights you will find. Get to know some cool facts about Switzerland...
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20 Minuten - Ehepaar vergisst 144'000 Franken in Tram - Basel

20 Minuten - Ehepaar vergisst 144'000 Franken in Tram - Basel | Switzerland | Scoop.it
Ein Ehepaar liess eine Tasche mit 144'000 Franken in einem Basler Tram zurück. Ein ehrlicher BVB-Mitarbeiter überbrachte das Fundstück der Polizei.
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