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Does the Swiss law say that international health law supercedes national law?

In this video, starting at about 28:40, Dr. Astrid Stuckelberger says Even the constitution of Switzerland there is a little line they have added without asking us, which says that international law ...
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Do 1 in 2 Swiss citizens have guns and do they have the lowest crime rate?

I came across a facebook post by an Australian political party that states 1 in 2 citizens in Switzerland have guns Lowest crime rate in the world Are the above two statements true? (...
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Did Switzerland declare a "Science day" in honour of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam?

Recently, I saw a post on Facebook, of this image: The caption is: May 26 is celebrated as Science day in Switzerland in honour of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, because on that day, Kalam visited the ...
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Do 3% of the Swiss eat dogs and cats?

There have been stories lately of a petition presented to the Swiss government asking them to outlaw the eating of cats and dogs. This BBC article includes a claim from Tomi Tomek that 3% of the Swiss ...
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Is downloading copyrighted material legal in Switzerland?

In Switzerland, is it legal to download copyrighted material without permission? In Switzerland you'll get all kinds of answers to the question "Is it Legal?". The same goes of course for the ...
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Is Switzerland vulnerable to aerial threats outside office hours?

From on a recent emergency: The Swiss airforce is only available during office hours. These are reported to be from 8am until noon, then 1:30 ...
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Are Swiss trains exceptionally punctual?

According to several people and this website, the train timings are so good in Switzerland that they use it to set their watches. (Not the other way around.) Traveling in Switzerland is relaxing ...
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Did the Swiss not produce anything of importance aside from cuckoo clock?

Today's claim to be skeptical about comes to us from a fairly infamous speech in a movie "The Third Man ": in Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and ...
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