Zurich initiative aims to make demonstrators pay for police cost
Le News
by Le News
6d ago
An initiative in the canton of Zurich will ask voters on 3 March 2024 to decide whether those who demonstrate should cover the costs of damage and the costs of policing protests, reported SRF. Those behind the plan argue protestors who break windows or glue themselves to roads should be required to cover the costs ..read more
Visit website
Swiss supercomputer aims to make AI open to all
Le News
by Le News
6d ago
Much of the progress being made in AI is captured within private companies aiming to keep it to themselves in order to profit from it. Open AI, a project started as an open-source non-profit has morphed into a largely closed-source profit-maximising project increasingly integrated into the software company Microsoft. Many see open-source as critical to ..read more
Visit website
Swiss government deficit larger than predicted
Le News
by Le News
6d ago
The federal government spent less in 2023 than budgeted but overestimated revenue. The net effect was an additional unexpected shortfall of CHF 1.4 billion, reported SRF. At a media conference this week, finance Minister Karin Keller-Sutter said that the Federal Council was not aiming to raise a taxes to fund the additional shortfall. Raising taxes ..read more
Visit website
Lake Geneva threatened by record water temperature
Le News
by Le News
6d ago
Lake Geneva is getting warmer and hit a record high in 2022, according to a recently published report by the International Commission for the Protection of the Waters of Lake Geneva (CIPEL). Since 2012, the average water temperature at the bottom of Lake Geneva has risen by one degree, while the average surface temperature has ..read more
Visit website
Serious acts of anti-semitism rise 7-fold in French-speaking Switzerland
Le News
by Le News
6d ago
Anti-Semitic incidents increased by 68% in French-speaking Switzerland last year, according to CICAD, an organisation dedicated to fighting anti-semitism. The number of serious attacks in 2023 was seven times the number in 2022. Almost half of these acts occurred after the 7 October 2023 attacks in Israel. During 2023, the Intercommunal Coordination Office against Anti-Semitism ..read more
Visit website
Switzerland slips in democracy ranking
Le News
by Le News
6d ago
In 2023, Switzerland slipped one place in the EIU democracy ranking to eighth place behind Norway, New Zealand, Iceland, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Ireland. Overall, only 24 (14%) out of the 167 nations surveyed were classified as full democracies. The relatively small populations of these flag bearers of democracy means only 8% of the global ..read more
Visit website
Swiss inflation drops to 1.3%
Le News
by Le News
6d ago
Over the 12 months to the end of January 2024, annual inflation in Switzerland fell from 3.4% to 1.3%. The latest rate is 0.4 percentage points lower than a month earlier – it was 1.7% at the end of December 2023. At the same time, on a monthly basis, inflation rose from 0% in December ..read more
Visit website
FILM: ALL OF US STRANGERS – brilliantly acted
Le News
by Neptune
1w ago
16 February 2024. By Neptune ALL OF US STRANGERS (Sans jamais nous connaître) ***1/2 This is the type of film that will have each person who sees it come out with a different impression of what it is meant to be. Adam, a 40ish solitary scriptwriter, lives in an almost deserted high rise in London ..read more
Visit website
Man shot dead during hostage incident in Switzerland
Le News
by Le News
1w ago
On 8 February 2023, a man armed with an axe, a hammer and a knife held 13 people hostage on a train near the Swiss town of Yverdon-les-Bains, reported RTS. The man, an asylum seeker from Iran, was initially tasered by police as he ran towards them armed. After failing to stop he was fatally ..read more
Visit website
Swiss unemployment rises more than expected
Le News
by Le News
1w ago
The number of people unemployed in Switzerland rose by more than most economists expected in January 2024. The rate at the end of January rose to 2.5%, up from 2.3% at the end of 2023, reported the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). A group of economists predicted it would be between 2.2% to 2.5 ..read more
Visit website

Follow Le News on FeedSpot

Continue with Google
Continue with Apple
OR