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Three energy utility companies have withdrawn their long-standing applications to build more nuclear power plants in ...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...
Foreigner limits could hurt Geneva

Foreigner limits could hurt Geneva

Oct. 12, 2016, 9:40 a.m.
A cross border agency, the Le Conseil du Léman has revealed the findings of two studies looking at the consequ...
Geneva bankers worried about city's financial future

Geneva bankers worried about city's financial future

Oct. 12, 2016, 4:20 a.m.
Banking groups say they're increasingly worried about Geneva's competitiveness after six difficult months with lower ...
Swiss halal regulations will not be strengthened

Swiss halal regulations will not be strengthened

Oct. 12, 2016, 4:18 a.m.
A Swiss parliamentary commission has ruled against a call for halal meat importers in Switzerland to be obliged to de...
New news organisation opens in Geneva

New news organisation opens in Geneva

Oct. 12, 2016, 4:17 a.m.
A non-profit news outlet, specialised in reporting on humanitarian crisis, officially opens its new office in Geneva ...
WEF to open new office addressing issues raised by new technologies

WEF to open new office addressing issues raised by new technologies

Oct. 11, 2016, 1:44 p.m.
The Geneva-based World Economic Forum is to open an office in San Francisco to deal with issues around new technologi...
Assisted suicide increases in Switzerland

Assisted suicide increases in Switzerland

Oct. 11, 2016, 1:39 p.m.
There has been a 26 per cent increase in assisted suicides in Switzerland over the previous year - with the majority ...
Second Swiss bank shut down in Singapore in money laundering crackdown

Second Swiss bank shut down in Singapore in money laundering crackdown

Oct. 11, 2016, 1:36 p.m.
Singapore's central bank has shut down a second Swiss bank in the city and fined UBS in a crackdown on alleged money-...
Swiss Solar Impulse team plan to launch solar drones

Swiss Solar Impulse team plan to launch solar drones

Oct. 11, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
The pilots of the record breaking Swiss Solar Impulse 2 - the first aircraft to fly around the world without using fu...
Switzerland rated one of the best places in the world to be a girl

Switzerland rated one of the best places in the world to be a girl

Oct. 11, 2016, 11:50 a.m.
Switzerland has been ranked as one of the top ten places in the world to be a girl. The 'Every Last Girl' re...
Gotthard Tunnel tests ramp up

Gotthard Tunnel tests ramp up

Oct. 11, 2016, 11:17 a.m.
The testing of trains in the Gotthard base tunnel is to step up a gear this week, two months after its opening. Unti...
Swiss teams start emergency help in Haiti

Swiss teams start emergency help in Haiti

Oct. 11, 2016, 10:06 a.m.
Eleven Swiss specialists have begun their emergency operation in Haiti following the destruction caused by Hurricane ...
LGBT nursing home to open in Zurich

LGBT nursing home to open in Zurich

Oct. 11, 2016, 9:48 a.m.
Plans to create Switzerland's first nursing home for elderly lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Zurich ...
Swiss bank staff in Singapore charged with corruption

Swiss bank staff in Singapore charged with corruption

Oct. 11, 2016, 5:37 a.m.
Authorities in Singapore have charged two senior private bankers at the country's branch of Swiss-based BSI bank for ...
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