Geneva police to check crossroads

Geneva police to check crossroads

Sept. 28, 2016, 9:14 a.m.
From today, and for the next two weeks, traffic police will be monitoring Geneva's crossroads. They hope to promote ...
Glacier trails closed due to sliding

Glacier trails closed due to sliding

Sept. 28, 2016, 9:13 a.m.
Trails around the Aletsch glacier have been closed after it was discovered that earth and rock have been sliding arou...
UK minister criticized for empty Geneva speech

UK minister criticized for empty Geneva speech

Sept. 28, 2016, 9:09 a.m.
The British minister for international trade Liam Fox is being criticised for saying nothing of note at a speech in G...
Inflatable nightclub in Geneva

Inflatable nightclub in Geneva

Sept. 28, 2016, 9:02 a.m.
An inflatable nightclub has been created to fit inside a cultural venue in Geneva. Swiss studio, Bureau A, designed ...
Swiss parliament rejects return to double-barreled surnames

Swiss parliament rejects return to double-barreled surnames

Sept. 28, 2016, 8:58 a.m.
A request from a Vaud woman for a study into the disappearance of the ‘double barrelled' surname has been rejec...
Begging banned in Vaud

Begging banned in Vaud

Sept. 28, 2016, 8:44 a.m.
A ban on begging has been approved in the canton of Vaud. The Grand Council debated the issue for nearly two hours. ...
Swiss burka ban moves through parliament

Swiss burka ban moves through parliament

Sept. 28, 2016, 7:43 a.m.
The Swiss House of Representatives has narrowly passed a parliamentary initiative to ban the burqa throughout Switzer...
Swiss petrol tax to rise

Swiss petrol tax to rise

Sept. 28, 2016, 7:41 a.m.
The tax on petrol is to increase by 4 cents to help bring in 200 million a year in revenue for the Road Fund to impro...
17-year-old man dies after falling from stairs at Vaud construction site

17-year-old man dies after falling from stairs at Vaud construction site

Sept. 27, 2016, 2:39 p.m.
A 17-year-old man has died after falling from stairs at a construction site in Vaud. The accident happened on Monday...
Deal signed on international co-operation over tax matters

Deal signed on international co-operation over tax matters

Sept. 27, 2016, 2:30 p.m.
Switzerland has signed an agreement for international co-operation on tax matters, joining over a hundred other state...
Swiss interior minister, Alain Berset warns against nationalism

Swiss interior minister, Alain Berset warns against nationalism

Sept. 27, 2016, 2:28 p.m.
Swiss interior minister, Alain Berset has warned Europeans against nationalism on the 500th anniversary of the Treaty...
WHO call for action over air pollution

WHO call for action over air pollution

Sept. 27, 2016, 2:12 p.m.
Despite its mountains, 1,500 people die from air pollution every year in Switzerland according to the World Health Or...
German ex-cop becomes the new hermit of Verena Canyon

German ex-cop becomes the new hermit of Verena Canyon

Sept. 27, 2016, 1:44 p.m.
A divorced, ex-policeman from southern Germany has been chosen as the new hermit of the Verena gorge in Solothurn. B...
Two men arrested after a police raid at a Basel mosque

Two men arrested after a police raid at a Basel mosque

Sept. 27, 2016, 11:43 a.m.
Two men, both illegally in Switzerland, have been arrested after police raided a mosque in Basel this morning. Offic...
Ticino vote creates Swiss/EU tensions

Ticino vote creates Swiss/EU tensions

Sept. 27, 2016, 9:26 a.m.
The EU has given Switzerland a warning after Ticino voted in favour of limiting the number of foreign workers in the ...
Minister says government pension plan on track

Minister says government pension plan on track

Sept. 27, 2016, 9:22 a.m.
Swiss Interior Minister, Alain Berset has spoken out after voters rejected an initiative calling for a 10% boost in b...
TPG tickets in Geneva to rise

TPG tickets in Geneva to rise

Sept. 27, 2016, 9:20 a.m.
An agreement been made to increase the price of Geneva public transport tickets from December, but the rates still re...
Tamils demonstrate outside Palais des Nations

Tamils demonstrate outside Palais des Nations

Sept. 27, 2016, 9:09 a.m.
Over a thousand Tamils have been demonstrating outside the Place des Nations demanding the release of political priso...
New measure to be implemented to prevent chemical spill

New measure to be implemented to prevent chemical spill

Sept. 27, 2016, 9:08 a.m.
New measures have been taken to prevent a similar accident to Daillens, when 25 tonnes of sulfuric acid were spilt wh...
Geneva international school students swim lake for charity

Geneva international school students swim lake for charity

Sept. 27, 2016, 9:08 a.m.
Pupils from Le Rosey in Rolle and two other international schools in La Côte Geneva have completed a swim acros...
Zurich ranked second leading financial centre in Europe

Zurich ranked second leading financial centre in Europe

Sept. 27, 2016, 7:56 a.m.
Zurich remains the second leading financial centre in Europe after London according to a new global ranking, whilst G...
4.5-million-franc renovation of Seujet dam underway

4.5-million-franc renovation of Seujet dam underway

Sept. 26, 2016, 4:36 p.m.
Old and faulty parts of the Seujet dam that have been disturbing local residents with their loud vibrations are soon ...
Call for temporary stop to expansion of ski resorts in the Alps

Call for temporary stop to expansion of ski resorts in the Alps

Sept. 26, 2016, 4:26 p.m.
There's a call to temporarily stop the expansion of ski areas in the Alps due to the effects of climate change. The ...
Man dies after stolen kayak capsizes on Lake Neuch√Ętel

Man dies after stolen kayak capsizes on Lake Neuch√Ętel

Sept. 26, 2016, 4:14 p.m.
One man has died and another is injured after stealing a kayak which capsized on Lake Neuchâtel on Saturday nig...
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