Lausanne could join Basel, Bern, Geneva and Zurich in decriminalising cannabis

Lausanne could join Basel, Bern, Geneva and Zurich in decriminalising cannabis

Sept. 6, 2016, 12:22 p.m.
Lausanne could soon join Basel, Bern, Geneva and Zurich in decriminalising cannabis. Politicians will debate the iss...
Campaign urges people to talk about organ donation in Switzerland

Campaign urges people to talk about organ donation in Switzerland

Sept. 6, 2016, 12:08 p.m.
A national campaign has been launched in Switzerland to get people to talk about organ donation. Non-profit organisa...
Two Swiss technology institutes still among world's top 20

Two Swiss technology institutes still among world's top 20

Sept. 6, 2016, 11:36 a.m.
Switzerland's two federal technology institutes still rank among the top 20 in the world. ETH Zurich rose one place ...
Men and women still carrying out stereotypical family roles in Switzerland

Men and women still carrying out stereotypical family roles in Switzerland

Sept. 6, 2016, 11:19 a.m.
It seems that men and women are still carrying out stereotypical family roles in Switzerland, despite the principle o...
Swiss paralympians aim for medals in Rio

Swiss paralympians aim for medals in Rio

Sept. 6, 2016, 10:57 a.m.
The long wait is almost over for 24 sportsmen and women representing Switzerland in the Paralympic games in Rio. The...
Calls for harsher punishments after 5 officers set upon by 200 revellers

Calls for harsher punishments after 5 officers set upon by 200 revellers

Sept. 6, 2016, 10:54 a.m.
The Swiss police federation (VSPB) are calling for severer punishments for people who carry out violence against poli...
Vaud man sentenced after anti-Muslim comment on Facebook

Vaud man sentenced after anti-Muslim comment on Facebook

Sept. 6, 2016, 7:45 a.m.
A man from Vaud has been found guilty of inciting hatred on Facebook after the Charlie Hebdo attacks in January 2015....
Federal authorities allow cantons to shoot beavers

Federal authorities allow cantons to shoot beavers

Sept. 6, 2016, 7:40 a.m.
Cantons will now be allowed to capture and shoot beavers if they are a threat to crops or cause flooding of land. Th...
Geneva film director dies

Geneva film director dies

Sept. 6, 2016, 7:27 a.m.
The Geneva documentary film director Patricia Plattner, has died at the age of 63 after a battle against cancer. Her...
Hotel stays drop in Switzerland

Hotel stays drop in Switzerland

Sept. 6, 2016, 7:22 a.m.
It wasn't a great summer for hoteliers in Switzerland. There were less foreign tourists, particularly Chinese and Eu...
Swiss chalets not Swiss

Swiss chalets not Swiss

Sept. 6, 2016, 7:18 a.m.
One of the most iconic symbols of Swissness, alongside cows, cheese, chocolate and watches, may not actually have com...
Geneva unveils plans for No Car Day

Geneva unveils plans for No Car Day

Sept. 6, 2016, 7:17 a.m.
The Ville de Genève has unveiled plans for the town centre to mark the international day without a car. On Su...
Zurich suffers power cuts after transformer breakdown

Zurich suffers power cuts after transformer breakdown

Sept. 6, 2016, 7:14 a.m.
Central Zurich suffered a series of blackouts yesterday afternoon. Initially a transformer failure blacked out areas ...
Zurich court quashes fine for non-attendance of parents meet

Zurich court quashes fine for non-attendance of parents meet

Sept. 6, 2016, 7:11 a.m.
It's normal a school will report students if they fail to turn up – but what about parents who fail to attend a...
New Swiss service getting ready to challenge Apple pay

New Swiss service getting ready to challenge Apple pay

Sept. 5, 2016, 3:02 p.m.
A new Swiss service for consumers to make payments through their mobile phones is getting ready to challenge Apple pa...
Golf club membership dwindling, despite double the number of clubs

Golf club membership dwindling, despite double the number of clubs

Sept. 5, 2016, 2:55 p.m.
Golf club membership in Switzerland is dwindling, despite the number of clubs doubling in the last 20 years from 51 w...
Wind in Gotthard tunnel slowing down trains

Wind in Gotthard tunnel slowing down trains

Sept. 5, 2016, 2:51 p.m.
Greater wind resistance than expected is slowing down trains passing through the Gotthard Base Tunnel. The first pas...
Swiss People's Party vows to fight immigration

Swiss People's Party vows to fight immigration

Sept. 5, 2016, 12:39 p.m.
Switzerland's biggest political party has announced plans to try and curb the flow of people into the country by quit...
Boss of Swiss Space Systems in serious condition after violent attack

Boss of Swiss Space Systems in serious condition after violent attack

Sept. 5, 2016, 11:40 a.m.
The head of a Vaud space technology company is in a serious condition in hospital after being beaten and burned in a ...
Jet d'Eau celebrates 125 years

Jet d'Eau celebrates 125 years

Sept. 5, 2016, 10:10 a.m.
This year marks the 125th birthday of Geneva's most famous icon, the Jet d'eau. Inaugurated in 1891 for the Fede...
Vaud man sentenced to life after second murder

Vaud man sentenced to life after second murder

Sept. 5, 2016, 7:13 a.m.
The life sentence without parole handed out to a man convicted of his second murder, has been confirmed by the Vaud a...
Swiss kids not toilet trained at the start of school

Swiss kids not toilet trained at the start of school

Sept. 5, 2016, 7:10 a.m.
Kindergartens in several cantons are complaining many children are not able to go to the toilet by themselves when th...
Man jailed for robbing cash machines with secret trick

Man jailed for robbing cash machines with secret trick

Sept. 5, 2016, 7:05 a.m.
Two banks are left scratching their heads after an Algerian man was sentenced to 3 years in jail for robbing several ...
Fire risk rises in Vaud and Valais despite rain

Fire risk rises in Vaud and Valais despite rain

Sept. 5, 2016, 7 a.m.
Vaud has joined Valais in banning fires or barbecues in forests, including designated picnic spaces. The forest fire...
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