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...
Elderly Basel driver confuses brake and gas

Elderly Basel driver confuses brake and gas

Sept. 5, 2016, 6:58 a.m.
A 76 year old driver and passerbys had a narrow escape when the elderly motorist mistook the gas pedal for the brake....
Toxic dump in Jura finally pronounced clean

Toxic dump in Jura finally pronounced clean

Sept. 5, 2016, 6:46 a.m.
The last remnants from one of Switzerland's major toxic waste landfills have left the site. Since 2000, more than 20...
Body dragged out of Rhine

Body dragged out of Rhine

Sept. 5, 2016, 6:43 a.m.
Basel police dragged a male body out of the Rhine yesterday afternoon. The man has not been identified, but police sa...
New Geneva public transport schedule threatened

New Geneva public transport schedule threatened

Sept. 2, 2016, 1:44 p.m.
A proposal to increase the price of bus tickets in Geneva has hit a new setback. The Grand Council has voted to refe...
Foreign could lose out to Swiss workers after Ticino vote

Foreign could lose out to Swiss workers after Ticino vote

Sept. 2, 2016, 1:37 p.m.
Residents of Ticino are to vote on an initiative on September 25th that will promote Swiss workers over foreigners, i...
Swiss banks axe jobs to stem declining profits

Swiss banks axe jobs to stem declining profits

Sept. 2, 2016, 12:58 p.m.
Banks in Switzerland reduced their domestic workforce by 4.1 percent in the first half of this year as companies comb...
Ticino politician accused of helping migrants illegally enter Switzerland

Ticino politician accused of helping migrants illegally enter Switzerland

Sept. 2, 2016, 12:35 p.m.
A politician from canton Ticino and a man from Bern have been arrested, accused of helping four young African migrant...
News programme blames incorrect data for Swiss fighter jet crash

News programme blames incorrect data for Swiss fighter jet crash

Sept. 2, 2016, 12:28 p.m.
The SFR news program 10 vor 10 has blamed Skyguide, which provide air navigation information to the military and moni...
New exhibition celebrates British culture of play and game

New exhibition celebrates British culture of play and game

Sept. 2, 2016, 11:16 a.m.
Sports and games from across the channel are being celebrated in La Tour-de-Peilz in a new temporary exhibition ...
Man falls asleep during train knife attack

Man falls asleep during train knife attack

Sept. 2, 2016, 10:53 a.m.
A man brandishing a knife on a local train in the Rhine Valley fell asleep as police arrested him. The incident happ...
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