Bern tourist office worried about riot effect

Bern tourist office worried about riot effect

March 2, 2017, 6:51 a.m.
The Bern tourist office is worried the pictures of the recent riots in the city will put off visitors. The images of ...
Man electrocuted on top of Swiss train

Man electrocuted on top of Swiss train

March 1, 2017, 6:56 a.m.
A man trying to enter Switzerland illegally on the top of a train was electrocuted and burst into flames. He died on ...
2,000 illegal workers meet unions in Geneva

2,000 illegal workers meet unions in Geneva

March 1, 2017, 6:51 a.m.
Around 2,000 undocumented migrants gathered at the Palladium in Geneva last night to learn more about ‘Operatio...
Swiss manufacturing firms consider leaving country

Swiss manufacturing firms consider leaving country

March 1, 2017, 6:49 a.m.
Nearly half of Swiss manufacturing firms are planning to set up factories outside the country to escape the strength ...
New trend of older learner drivers

New trend of older learner drivers

March 1, 2017, 6:46 a.m.
Zurich says it’s seeing a new trend – older learner drivers. Last year nearly 6,000 learner permits were ...
High winds cut power and fell trees

High winds cut power and fell trees

March 1, 2017, 6:42 a.m.
High winds yesterday cut power in many villages, brought down trees and damaged buildings.
Parliament rejects stronger punishments for those attacking police

Parliament rejects stronger punishments for those attacking police

Feb. 28, 2017, 6:51 a.m.
The Swiss parliament has thrown out proposals to increase punishments for those who attack police officers.
Geneva festival budget slashed for 2017

Geneva festival budget slashed for 2017

Feb. 28, 2017, 6:48 a.m.
The budget of this year’s Geneva Lake Festival is to be slashed. Last year the event lost CHF 3.5m and the man ...
Ticino seeks to extradite German speeder

Ticino seeks to extradite German speeder

Feb. 28, 2017, 6:46 a.m.
The canton of Ticino looks set to start a process to bring to justice a German driver convicted of speeding and dange...
Watchdogs slam TV show for propaganda

Watchdogs slam TV show for propaganda

Feb. 28, 2017, 6:43 a.m.
Broadcasting watchdogs have slammed a satirical show on Swiss German language TV for being biased ahead of an importa...
Worker loses leg in crusher

Worker loses leg in crusher

Feb. 27, 2017, 6:54 a.m.
A worker at a recycling plant in Zurich has lost a leg after he fell into a crusher. 
Bern rocked by weekend riots

Bern rocked by weekend riots

Feb. 27, 2017, 6:52 a.m.
The capital Bern has been rocked by riots all weekend. Protestors set up barricades in the centre of the city and set...
19 year old snowboarder dies in Valais

19 year old snowboarder dies in Valais

Feb. 27, 2017, 6:50 a.m.
A 19 year old snowboarder has died after falling into a crevasse in Saas Fee in Valais.
Initiative launched to reduce costs for driving lessons

Initiative launched to reduce costs for driving lessons

Feb. 27, 2017, 6:47 a.m.
An initiative has been launched in canton Uri to reduce the courses new drivers have to complete before being allowed...
80 year old arrested after rampage in care home

80 year old arrested after rampage in care home

Feb. 27, 2017, 6:45 a.m.
Vaud police were called to an elderly care home early yesterday morning after an 80 year old man went on the rampage,...
Lucerne police hunt service station raiders

Lucerne police hunt service station raiders

Feb. 27, 2017, 6:35 a.m.
Lucerne police are asking for witnesses after a service station was held up on Saturday night.
Zurich zoo celebrates new arrival

Zurich zoo celebrates new arrival

Feb. 27, 2017, 6:27 a.m.
Zurich zoo is celebrating a new arrival – a baby elephant. The mother, Farha, gave birth after a 22 month gesta...
German speeder says he won't return to Switzerland for prison sentence

German speeder says he won't return to Switzerland for prison sentence

Feb. 24, 2017, 10:52 a.m.
A German driver is being labeled arrogant by the Swiss media as he insists he will not return to Switzerland to serve...
Cross border workers continue to climb

Cross border workers continue to climb

Feb. 24, 2017, 6:18 a.m.
The number of frontaliers is continuing to climb right across the country – and the trend shows no sign of slow...
Man arrested after hit and run in La Clusaz

Man arrested after hit and run in La Clusaz

Feb. 24, 2017, 6:16 a.m.
French police have arrested a man after a hit and run accident left two British tourists seriously injured in the ski...
Protestors outside French consulate in Geneva

Protestors outside French consulate in Geneva

Feb. 24, 2017, 6:12 a.m.
Around 200 gathered yesterday outside the French consulate in Geneva to protest police violence in France against min...
Basel rejects votes for foreigners and 16 year olds

Basel rejects votes for foreigners and 16 year olds

Feb. 24, 2017, 6:10 a.m.
The government of Basel Country has rejected two initiatives aimed at giving the cantonal vote to non-Swiss and 16 ye...
Empty car plummets down hill in  GraĆ¼bunden

Empty car plummets down hill in GraĆ¼bunden

Feb. 24, 2017, 6:08 a.m.
A motorist and several bystanders had a narrow escape after a driverless car rolled down several hills, across a road...
Record breaking warm weather gives way to more snow

Record breaking warm weather gives way to more snow

Feb. 24, 2017, 6:05 a.m.
Another weather record has been broken. Yesterday temperatures hit 18.1 degrees in Bern. The previous hottest day in ...
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