Geneva art dealer accused of owing CHF 330m in taxes

Geneva art dealer accused of owing CHF 330m in taxes

Aug. 5, 2020, 9:47 a.m.
An art dealer from Geneva owes CHF 330 million in taxes, according to Switzerland’s federal court.   
Rental costs rise despite pandemic

Rental costs rise despite pandemic

Aug. 5, 2020, 9:45 a.m.
Swiss rental costs have continued to rise, despite the coronavirus pandemic.   
Government criticised for lack of control over infection spread

Government criticised for lack of control over infection spread

Aug. 5, 2020, 9:43 a.m.
The Swiss Office for Federal Health is being criticised for not having a handle on the source of new coronavirus infe...
Geneva becomes coronavirus 'hotspot'

Geneva becomes coronavirus 'hotspot'

Aug. 5, 2020, 9:40 a.m.
Geneva is being called a ‘hotspot’ for coronavirus infections.   
Swiss ambassador to Beirut injured in explosion

Swiss ambassador to Beirut injured in explosion

Aug. 5, 2020, 9:37 a.m.
The Swiss ambassador to Beirut has been injured and taken to hospital after an explosion in the Lebanese capital - ac...
World's first electric plane approved for flight in Switzerland

World's first electric plane approved for flight in Switzerland

Aug. 4, 2020, 10:15 a.m.
The world’s first electric airplane has won approval to fly in Switzerland.  
Ban on swimming in Lake Neuch√Ętel after 6 dogs die in 24 hours

Ban on swimming in Lake Neuch√Ętel after 6 dogs die in 24 hours

Aug. 4, 2020, 10:11 a.m.
A ban on swimming in Lake Neuchâtel has been continued into this week.  
Former Harbour Master hailed as hero after reacting to boat fire

Former Harbour Master hailed as hero after reacting to boat fire

Aug. 4, 2020, 10:07 a.m.
A former Harbour Master in Ascona is being hailed as a hero after he intervened when a motor boat caught fire yesterd...
Basel airport introduces compulsory Covid-19 testing for 3 countries

Basel airport introduces compulsory Covid-19 testing for 3 countries

Aug. 4, 2020, 10:01 a.m.
Basel’s EuroAirport has introduced compulsory coronavirus testing for passengers arriving from Turkey, Israel a...
Calls for Spain to be placed on quarantine list as infection rates spike

Calls for Spain to be placed on quarantine list as infection rates spike

Aug. 4, 2020, 9:54 a.m.
There are calls for those returning to Switzerland from holidaying in Spain to be put in quarantine.   
Seven sailors celebrate National Day with fondue whilst floating down Rhone on kayak

Seven sailors celebrate National Day with fondue whilst floating down Rhone on kayak

Aug. 3, 2020, 11:26 a.m.
A group of seven sailors have celebrated Swiss National Day by enjoying a full-scale fondue onboard a kayak.  ...
Unmarried couples living in different countries to reunite

Unmarried couples living in different countries to reunite

Aug. 3, 2020, 11:21 a.m.
From this morning, unmarried couples living apart between Switzerland and a so-called ‘third country’ nat...
Catering industry turnover takes nosedive in July

Catering industry turnover takes nosedive in July

Aug. 3, 2020, 11:13 a.m.
The catering industry has announced a sharp decrease in turnover in July.   
National Day celebrated with balcony flags and musicians in the street

National Day celebrated with balcony flags and musicians in the street

Aug. 3, 2020, 11:04 a.m.
Switzerland celebrated its National Day over the weekend - but in a much more low-key way than usual - due to coronav...
Belgium places Geneva, Vaud and Valais on "red list"

Belgium places Geneva, Vaud and Valais on "red list"

Aug. 3, 2020, 11:01 a.m.
Belgium has red-listed travel to Geneva, Vaud and Valais.  
Nightclubs not source of most infections

Nightclubs not source of most infections

Aug. 3, 2020, 10:54 a.m.
Nightclubs are not the source of the most infections of coronavirus in Switzerland.   
Geneva opens pandemic-friendly fair today

Geneva opens pandemic-friendly fair today

July 31, 2020, 10:07 a.m.
There will be a taste of summer around Lake Geneva, despite the cancellation of the annual firework display back in A...
Number of infections rising, federal and cantonal relationships strain

Number of infections rising, federal and cantonal relationships strain

July 31, 2020, 10:03 a.m.
The number of new infections continue to climb. In the last 24 hours the Federal Health Office say there were 220 new...
Pandemic and heatwave change usual National Day plans

Pandemic and heatwave change usual National Day plans

July 31, 2020, 9:47 a.m.
Tomorrow is National Day, but it will be a muted affair. 
Town bans non-Swiss residents from using local swimming pool

Town bans non-Swiss residents from using local swimming pool

July 31, 2020, 9:45 a.m.
Could swimming pools in Switzerland soon be off-limits to those not living in the country? 
Weather alert issued until weekend as temperatures rise

Weather alert issued until weekend as temperatures rise

July 30, 2020, 9:11 a.m.
Several cantons have banned all fires as the risk of forest fires is too high – and there are warnings to stay ...
'Companies not required to pay quarantining workers' say lawyers as risk list set to grow

'Companies not required to pay quarantining workers' say lawyers as risk list set to grow

July 30, 2020, 9:03 a.m.
The number of countries on the government’s risk list could grow. 
Trained police dog euthanised after attacking child

Trained police dog euthanised after attacking child

July 30, 2020, 9 a.m.
A trained police dog has been euthanized after it attacked a 5-year-old boy without provocation. 
2 cars stop mid-autoroute in road rage incident

2 cars stop mid-autoroute in road rage incident

July 30, 2020, 8:54 a.m.
Police are investigating a case of road rage when two cars stopped in the middle of the A1 autoroute at Luterbach in ...
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