Valais company offering drone flying lessons

Valais company offering drone flying lessons

Aug. 4, 2016, 7:59 a.m.
A new company in Valais is offering drone flying lessons, so they can be used to protect plants on farms. Frederic H...
Watchmaker Zenith to close only Swiss store

Watchmaker Zenith to close only Swiss store

Aug. 4, 2016, 7:56 a.m.
The watchmaker Zenith is closing its only shop in Switzerland. The group, which has its headquarters in Le Locle (NE...
Pippa Middleton scales Matterhorn

Pippa Middleton scales Matterhorn

Aug. 3, 2016, 11:48 a.m.
Pippa Middleton has successfully climbed the Matterhorn in a charity ascent led by mountain guides. The younger sist...
Lausanne festival organisers buckle under pressure

Lausanne festival organisers buckle under pressure

Aug. 3, 2016, 11:44 a.m.
Organisers of Lausanne's Festival de la Cité have decided to keep the event….. in the city. This year ...
Cocaine 'commonplace' in Switzerland

Cocaine 'commonplace' in Switzerland

Aug. 3, 2016, 11:40 a.m.
A Swiss prosecutor has said that cocaine use is as 'commonplace' in Switzerland now, as marijuana was 15 year...
More foreigners than Swiss work in agriculture in the Swiss Alps

More foreigners than Swiss work in agriculture in the Swiss Alps

Aug. 3, 2016, 9:50 a.m.
More foreigners than Swiss work in agriculture in the Swiss Alps Although there are no official statistics, the Swis...
Swiss and EU talks over immigration on hold for the summer

Swiss and EU talks over immigration on hold for the summer

Aug. 3, 2016, 9:45 a.m.
Summer talks between the EU and Switzerland over immigration have ended without a solution to the deadlock. Discussi...
Stan Wawrinka becomes 3rd Swiss tennis player to withdraw from Rio

Stan Wawrinka becomes 3rd Swiss tennis player to withdraw from Rio

Aug. 3, 2016, 9:40 a.m.
Stan Wawrinka has become the third Swiss tennis player to withdraw from the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. The World n...
Spaniard swims length of Lake Geneva in record time

Spaniard swims length of Lake Geneva in record time

Aug. 2, 2016, 12:16 p.m.
A man from Spain has broken the record for swimming the entire length of Lake Geneva. 40-year-old Jaime Caballero ar...
Switzerland celebrates National Day

Switzerland celebrates National Day

Aug. 2, 2016, 9:42 a.m.
Members of the Swiss cabinet crossed the country yesterday to mark National Day. The president, Johann Schneider-Amm...
SNB president says there is still room for expansion, despite strong franc

SNB president says there is still room for expansion, despite strong franc

Aug. 2, 2016, 9:37 a.m.
The Swiss National Bank is still fighting the strength of the franc following the Brexit vote - but the head of the c...
Electrical fault to blame for supermarket in Grottes

Electrical fault to blame for supermarket in Grottes

Aug. 2, 2016, 9:27 a.m.
An electrical fault is being blamed for a fire which destroyed a supermarket in the Grottes district of Geneva on Sun...
Tourist saved from drowning in the Rhine River in Basel

Tourist saved from drowning in the Rhine River in Basel

Aug. 2, 2016, 9:19 a.m.
A tourist has been saved from drowning in the Rhine River in Basel. The man was swimming yesterday when his foot got...
Funeral of UN Vatican radio correspondent, Gordon Martin held today

Funeral of UN Vatican radio correspondent, Gordon Martin held today

Aug. 2, 2016, 9:16 a.m.
A strong turnout is expected today for the funeral of the Vatican radio correspondent at the UN, Gordon Martin. He w...
Who will be the next UN Secretary General?

Who will be the next UN Secretary General?

Aug. 2, 2016, 8:12 a.m.
"The United Nations - yes, it has a large budget but the goal, I think, is to make sure that the money is spent ...
Man dies in 200m fall in Valais after trying to retrieve a dropped pole

Man dies in 200m fall in Valais after trying to retrieve a dropped pole

July 29, 2016, 12:58 p.m.
A Frenchman has died after falling 200 meters as he went to pick up a pole he'd dropped in the Valais mountains. Val...
Festival for all the family begins tomorrow in Vaud

Festival for all the family begins tomorrow in Vaud

July 29, 2016, 9:17 a.m.
A festival dedicated to families begins in Vaud tomorrow featuring over 200 activities, including street entertainmen...
People boozing as much in Switzerland but buying more from abroad

People boozing as much in Switzerland but buying more from abroad

July 29, 2016, 9:11 a.m.
People in Switzerland consumed about the same amount of alcohol last year compared to the year before, but more peopl...
200 jobs at Geneva airport in doubt due to legal dispute with France

200 jobs at Geneva airport in doubt due to legal dispute with France

July 29, 2016, 8:44 a.m.
A legal spat between Geneva and France is preventing 200 people from taking up jobs at the airport. French authoriti...
Increased security at National Day celebrations

Increased security at National Day celebrations

July 29, 2016, 8:12 a.m.
Basel police say there will be increased security at the major fireworks display on Sunday night to mark Swiss nation...
Prison for woman who caused a bomb scare at Geneva airport

Prison for woman who caused a bomb scare at Geneva airport

July 29, 2016, 7:54 a.m.
A woman who caused a major security alert at Geneva airport on Wednesday morning by making a hoax call about a bomb t...
Switzerland gets ready to celebrate National Day

Switzerland gets ready to celebrate National Day

July 29, 2016, 7:50 a.m.
On Monday, Switzerland celebrates its birthday and the weather is looking good for the traditional bonfire and firewo...
Rate of rent increases in Geneva at its lowest for fifteen years

Rate of rent increases in Geneva at its lowest for fifteen years

July 29, 2016, 7:10 a.m.
There's good news for tenants as the rate of rent increases in Geneva are at their lowest for fifteen years. Accordi...
New family of bearded vultures arrives in Val de Bagnes

New family of bearded vultures arrives in Val de Bagnes

July 28, 2016, 3:32 p.m.
A new family of bearded vultures has arrived in the Val de Bagnes, which is hoped to kick start the repopulation of t...
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