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100 Years of the OSA – #WeAreSwissAbroad

SWI Highlights 2016

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SWI swissinfo.ch
Swiss TV SRF

and the international
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POV and observations by a 55y/o Swiss who has lived half his life in CH and the other half in Southern California.


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Quiet old age? No, thank you!
The number of elderly people in Switzerland is growing, the fastest being pensioners aged 65-84. Swiss public television, SRF met two of them and asked them ...
Swiss hospitals come under scrutiny over CT scans
Computer tomography (CT) is a helpful diagnostic tool, but if used too much, can lead to excessive radiation exposure. So the Swiss government is set to monitor ...
Helping depressed Swiss farmers
In Canton Vaud eight farmers committed suicide in 2016. One reason is that many are struggling to make a living, and that leads to depression. A pastor, who ...
Young people taking more interest in politics
Young people are taking to the streets to fight for what they believe in, and smartphones are partly to blame. A political scientist explains the resurgent trend.
Making military training cooler
How can the Swiss Army become more cool? This is currently being discussed among Swiss parliamentarians. Meanwhile the army is already taking steps to ...
Max Frisch, an intellectual heavyweight
A new book has been published containing the best interviews and conversations with Max Frisch, the Swiss playwright and novelist, who died in 1991.
Switzerland sees influx of Guinean asylum seekers
The number of people from Guinea seeking refuge in Switzerland rose significantly during the first three months of 2017. The reason for the increase is unclear.
My town - ordinary but extraordinary
Tama Vakeesan was born in Switzerland – to Tamil parents from Sri Lanka. She lives with them in Langenthal in canton Bern, where the biggest danger is being ...
Swiss or Tamil? Caught in the middle.
Tama Vakeesan was born in Switzerland – to Tamil parents from Sri Lanka. Sometimes she doesn't know where she belongs. But then she also feels like this ...
Fake news spotting tool gets better
An EU-funded project to develop a tool to spot false information online has made “a lot of progress”, but the technology still has a way to go. (Julie Hunt ...


Fact checking the rumours spread on social media