Purists upset over Swiss cheesemaker plans for microwaveable fondue

Purists upset over Swiss cheesemaker plans for microwaveable fondue

Oct. 14, 2016, 12:56 p.m.
The magical image of a Swiss mountain chalet where people sit around an open fire eating fondue is causing a very rea...
Twitter bot tracks over 60 dictators' flights from Geneva airport

Twitter bot tracks over 60 dictators' flights from Geneva airport

Oct. 14, 2016, 12:18 p.m.
A Twitter bot has logged more than 60 arrivals and departures of planes used by authoritarian regimes flying in and o...
Switzerland honours Thai king

Switzerland honours Thai king

Oct. 14, 2016, 11:01 a.m.
Switzerland is remembering the King of Thailand,  Bhumibol Adulyadej who died yesterday The 88-year-old lived i...
Swiss banks still susceptible to laundering

Swiss banks still susceptible to laundering

Oct. 14, 2016, 10:21 a.m.
Switzerland's financial regulatory body, FINMA, has warned that the Swiss financial system is susceptible to money la...
Russian royal jewels to be sold in Geneva

Russian royal jewels to be sold in Geneva

Oct. 14, 2016, 10:17 a.m.
Sotheby's in Geneva are selling two historically important jewels from the Russian Imperial Court this autumn. The f...
Switzerland instrumental in securing Chibok release

Switzerland instrumental in securing Chibok release

Oct. 14, 2016, 7:37 a.m.
Switzerland has facilitated the release of 21 Chibok girls from the jihadist group Boko Haram. The organisation has ...
Lauterbrunnen will not ban wingsuit flying

Lauterbrunnen will not ban wingsuit flying

Oct. 14, 2016, 7:28 a.m.
Despite Chamonix banning wingsuit jumping last week, authorities in Switzerland's mecca of the sport, Lauterbrunnen (...
Geneva bans wine sweetening

Geneva bans wine sweetening

Oct. 14, 2016, 5:51 a.m.
There is to be no more sweetening of wines in Geneva. The State Council has decided to prohibit the process which in...
Health authorities call on us to get flu jabs

Health authorities call on us to get flu jabs

Oct. 14, 2016, 4:55 a.m.
We're being encouraged to get vaccinated against the flu this autumn with a reduced rate of 30 francs and no need to ...
BREAKING NEWS: Plane grounded after bomb scare at Cointrin

BREAKING NEWS: Plane grounded after bomb scare at Cointrin

Oct. 13, 2016, 6:50 p.m.
A plane heading for Moscow has been grounded at Geneva Airport following a bomb scare, just before 1pm this afternoon...
Two F / A-18 army jets break the sound barrier above Valais

Two F / A-18 army jets break the sound barrier above Valais

Oct. 13, 2016, 2:13 p.m.
A supersonic "bang" resonated around the skies of Valais and central Switzerland this morning as two F / A-...
164 million year old boulder removed from a gravel pit in Aargau

164 million year old boulder removed from a gravel pit in Aargau

Oct. 13, 2016, 2:09 p.m.
A 164-million-year old boulder, weighing 124 tonnes has been removed from a gravel pit in Staffelbach in Aargau, to b...
UFO sighting above Stade de Genève causes a stir

UFO sighting above Stade de Genève causes a stir

Oct. 13, 2016, 1:47 p.m.
An apparent "UFO" sighting in Geneva has caused a stir on Facebook with videos and pictures being posted sh...
Campaign against longer closures of small border crossings stepped up

Campaign against longer closures of small border crossings stepped up

Oct. 13, 2016, 9:48 a.m.
A campaign against proposed tests by the State Council to extend the closure of small border crossings in the morning...
Lack of Swiss work permits causing problems

Lack of Swiss work permits causing problems

Oct. 13, 2016, 5:01 a.m.
The Swiss government has decided to issue an extra 1,000 visas for non-European Union workers next year. This raises...
Switzerland to support external EU borders

Switzerland to support external EU borders

Oct. 13, 2016, 4:54 a.m.
The Swiss government wants to help the European Union strengthen its border controls due to the growing influx of ref...
New Swiss nuclear plants scrapped

New Swiss nuclear plants scrapped

Oct. 13, 2016, 4:51 a.m.
Three energy utility companies have withdrawn their long-standing applications to build more nuclear power plants in ...
Swiss designed solar catamaran to clean oceans

Swiss designed solar catamaran to clean oceans

Oct. 13, 2016, 4:49 a.m.
A solar catamaran from the Lausanne Foundation for Water is gearing up for its campaign against marine pollution. Th...
Taxis could soon deliver packages on a Sunday

Taxis could soon deliver packages on a Sunday

Oct. 12, 2016, 1:33 p.m.
Packages could soon be delivered on a Sunday as La Poste wants to roll out a pilot of the service, which is provided ...
Vote on 'simplified naturalisation' to be held next February

Vote on 'simplified naturalisation' to be held next February

Oct. 12, 2016, 12:53 p.m.
A vote on making it easier for third generation immigrants to become Swiss citizens is to be held next February. The...
The Dalai Lama begins visit to Switzerland

The Dalai Lama begins visit to Switzerland

Oct. 12, 2016, 12:20 p.m.
The Dalai Lama has begun his visit to Switzerland with a visit to the Maison des Religions in Bern, which opened in l...
More than half of employees in Switzerland feel cynical towards their boss

More than half of employees in Switzerland feel cynical towards their boss

Oct. 12, 2016, 12:04 p.m.
More than half of employees in Switzerland say they feel cynical towards their employer, but only 16% would seriously...
Temperatures drop below zero, but warm weather is set to return

Temperatures drop below zero, but warm weather is set to return

Oct. 12, 2016, 11:15 a.m.
Motorists across Switzerland were scraping their windscreens this morning as temperatures across the country dropped ...
Blue diamond expected to sell for CHF19m in Geneva

Blue diamond expected to sell for CHF19m in Geneva

Oct. 12, 2016, 9:42 a.m.
A blue diamond ring that's estimated to be worth between 14 and 19 million Swiss francs is to be auctioned at Sotheby...
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