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...
Pokémon Go hunters from Aargauer call for power sockets outside village church

Pokémon Go hunters from Aargauer call for power sockets outside village church

July 28, 2016, 12:04 p.m.
A group of Pokémon Go hunters from Aargauer are calling for power sockets outside the village church so they c...
Swiss post commemorate Solar Impulse with special stamp

Swiss post commemorate Solar Impulse with special stamp

July 28, 2016, 8:52 a.m.
Swiss post is issuing a commemorative stamp, paying tribute to Solar Impulse 2, the aircraft that's just completed th...
Payot bookshop gears up for Harry Potter mania as latest book hits the shelves

Payot bookshop gears up for Harry Potter mania as latest book hits the shelves

July 28, 2016, 8:15 a.m.
A book shop in Geneva is gearing up for queues on Sunday as the latest Harry Potter story hits the shelves. The new ...
Hoax bomb scare sparks heightened security at Geneva airport

Hoax bomb scare sparks heightened security at Geneva airport

July 27, 2016, 2:25 p.m.
Police have confirmed that the heightened security at Geneva airport this morning was due to a hoax by a woman who wa...
Swiss warned that half of all firework accidents happen on National Day

Swiss warned that half of all firework accidents happen on National Day

July 27, 2016, 8:57 a.m.
National Day is on its way, but before the holiday, we're being warned that half of all accidents involving fireworks...
Sir Roger Moore devastated over stepdaughters death from cancer

Sir Roger Moore devastated over stepdaughters death from cancer

July 27, 2016, 7:54 a.m.
Sir Roger Moore says he is devastated after his stepdaughter Christina Knudsen has died aged just 47 from cancer. Th...
Pregnant women not tested consistently for diseases in Switzerland

Pregnant women not tested consistently for diseases in Switzerland

July 27, 2016, 7:45 a.m.
Infectious diseases in pregnant women are not tested consistently in Switzerland. A study by l'Hôpital de ...
“Staycationing” more popular in Switzerland due to terrorism fears

“Staycationing” more popular in Switzerland due to terrorism fears

July 27, 2016, 7:34 a.m.
“Staycationing” is becoming more popular in Switzerland due to the threat of terrorism. Swiss tourists a...
Driving instructors say road signs and markings in Geneva aren’t good enough

Driving instructors say road signs and markings in Geneva aren’t good enough

July 27, 2016, 6:52 a.m.
Driving instructors in Geneva say road signs and markings in the city aren't good enough. They've taken their case t...
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