""Priority must be given to the rescue of human lives and then the immediate docking at a safe port.""
Communications Officer, UNHCR
"I hope that one day I, my family and all displaced Syrians will be able to return to our homeland freely and independently."
""His effots have led to other countries taking up Operation ENABLE and later this year there will be a pan-European operation.""
European Traffic Police Network
"It is too early to say North Korea government is starting to play games with America and Chinese government."
Director of the Korean Peninsula Centre at Peking University
""This standoff shows how Europe has lost its moral compass in the Mediterranean""
Head of MSF Emergency Desk
""People have continued to come and die in this tense kind of limbo where the EU itself cannot reach a united policy""
World news editor, The Daily Beast
""When we put our foot on the pedal, we go all the way""
Russian national coach
""All the hard work of actually negotiating the details, all of that has been pushed until later""
International Crisis Group
Life is getting back to normal in the Swiss ski resort of Davos now that the world’s movers and shakers have packed up their things and gone.
The world economic forum in Davos wound up having produced a consensus on the need to achieve a new global trade deal and to avoid destructive
Hundreds of protesters have marched in Davos to give the thumbs-down to leaders at the World Economic Forum.
While anti-globalisation rallies are
Sam is the University of Zurich’s latest robot. Sam – short for Sweating Agile Mannequin – is helping researchers develop new fibres to make clothes
The free circulation of people but not necessarily of goods will now be the norm in Switzerland. The Alpine nation has always had strict limits on
The border patrol in Switzerland is still hard at work but it is no longer business as usual with major changes in force from today. Routine passport
The Swiss National Bank has slashed interest rates by a further half a percent. This is its fourth cut in two months, dropping the cost of borrowing
The Swiss People’s Party, the SVP, is very clear about its likes and dislikes: tightening up on immigration – for; abortion – against; closer ties
The Swiss right-wing is back in the government tonight. But it is not party leader Christoph Blocher who has been re-elected to the cabinet, but the
The right-wing Swiss Peoples Party has its foot back in the door of power thanks to Ueli Maurer, an anti-European xenophobe who is now the new Swiss
Swiss banking’s number two, Credit Suisse, has announced it is to cut 5,300 jobs. That means around 11 percent of the group’s global workforce will
If confirmation were needed about the severity of the world credit crisis, the fallout has now hit one of Switzerland’s major financial names. Credit
Celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the Human Rights Declaration next month have been launched with a major work of art.
The dome of the
Switzerland’s top two banks have taken emergency measures to shore up their finances. Credit Suisse is raising new funds from private investors while
French engineering company Alstom is again in the legal firing line following a raid on several of its Swiss branches and an arrest. Some 50 Swiss
Switzerland’s biggest open-air music event, the Paleo Festival, sold out this year, with some 225,000 music lovers making the trip to Nyon by Lake
Switzerland has reacted cautiously to reports that Libya is to cut off oil sales to the country following the arrest of Colonel Gadaffi’s youngest
A diplomatic crisis is brewing between Libya and Switzerland following the arrest of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s youngest son. Demonstrators in Tripoli
At The Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival, organisers are busy behind the scenes on the 8th edition of the annual sci-fi