Bid to overturn Vaud anti-begging laws

Bid to overturn Vaud anti-begging laws

Oct. 11, 2016, 3:28 a.m.
A bid to hold a referendum against the banning of begging in the canton of Vaud has been launched in Lausanne by left...
Silk worms return to Switzerland

Silk worms return to Switzerland

Oct. 11, 2016, 3:18 a.m.
The native silk industry has returned to Switzerland after a gap of nearly a century. According to the association S...
Electric cars should be able to use emergency lanes

Electric cars should be able to use emergency lanes

Oct. 11, 2016, 3:16 a.m.
Switzerland's transport minister says electric and driverless cars should be able to use emergency lanes to escape tr...
One in three rapists escape a prison sentence

One in three rapists escape a prison sentence

Oct. 10, 2016, 3:07 p.m.
One in three rapists in Switzerland end up with a suspended sentence, rather than spending time in prison. According...
Study into hospital's treatment of intersex children to begin

Study into hospital's treatment of intersex children to begin

Oct. 10, 2016, 3 p.m.
The Children's Hospital of Zurich is to launch a two-year study into its treatment of intersex children from 1945...
SBB to close first class lounges in Geneva and Zurich

SBB to close first class lounges in Geneva and Zurich

Oct. 10, 2016, 2:50 p.m.
Switzerland's national railway are to close their first class lounges Geneva and Zurich at the end of the year. The ...
SBC director general expected to retire within the next two years

SBC director general expected to retire within the next two years

Oct. 10, 2016, 2:44 p.m.
The director general of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation, Roger de Weck, is expected to leave his post within the n...
Gault Millau guide name Rico Zandonella Swiss “Chef of the Year 2017”

Gault Millau guide name Rico Zandonella Swiss “Chef of the Year 2017”

Oct. 10, 2016, 2:19 p.m.
Rico Zandonella has been named Swiss “Chef of the Year 2017” by the Gault Millau restaurant guide. The T...
Hail storm causes 24 car pile up in Thielle

Hail storm causes 24 car pile up in Thielle

Oct. 10, 2016, 1:56 p.m.
15 people were injured after a hail storm on Sunday afternoon caused a 24 car pileup on the A5 at Thielle at around 4...
New night train service to Germany

New night train service to Germany

Oct. 10, 2016, 9:36 a.m.
A night train service between Switzerland and Germany is to be launched in December. The Austrian Federal Railways i...
IOC calls for new doping agency

IOC calls for new doping agency

Oct. 10, 2016, 9:34 a.m.
The International Olympic Committee have called on the World Anti-Doping agency to create a new drug testing body fol...
Greek flights re-commence after strike

Greek flights re-commence after strike

Oct. 10, 2016, 9:31 a.m.
Swiss flights to and from Greece should resume this evening after they were all cancelled on Saturday morning. Greek...
Cybathlon championship in Zurich

Cybathlon championship in Zurich

Oct. 10, 2016, 9:30 a.m.
Sixty-six teams from 25 countries have taken part in the world's first Cybathlon Championship for Athletes with Disab...
'Day of Mud' in Gruyère

'Day of Mud' in Gruyère

Oct. 10, 2016, 9:25 a.m.
5000 runners took part in the first ever " day of mud" obstacle course in Gruyère this weekend. Tea...
Swiss wines contaminated with pest killer

Swiss wines contaminated with pest killer

Oct. 10, 2016, 9:23 a.m.
A study by Greenpeace has found that vineyards in the cantons of Ticino, Graubünden and Schaffhausen produced th...
TGV passenger numbers slump after French terror attacks

TGV passenger numbers slump after French terror attacks

Oct. 10, 2016, 9:17 a.m.
Passenger numbers on TGV services from Switzerland to France have slumped after the recent terrorist attacks, with op...
Switzerland calls for financial reforms

Switzerland calls for financial reforms

Oct. 10, 2016, 9:13 a.m.
The Swiss finance minister has called for financial reforms to stimulate the world economy. Ueli Maurer was speaking...
Attempted sculpture theft in Geneva

Attempted sculpture theft in Geneva

Oct. 10, 2016, 9:11 a.m.
Thieves tried to steal a 500kg sculpture from outside the Bel-Air Fine Art gallery in Geneva over the weekend. The t...
Temperatures drop in Switzerland

Temperatures drop in Switzerland

Oct. 10, 2016, 9:08 a.m.
Temperatures dropped so quickly over the weekend that it felt like winter had arrived early in some parts of Switzerl...
Geneva police can grow beards

Geneva police can grow beards

Oct. 10, 2016, 8:50 a.m.
A centuries-old ban on Geneva police sporting beards is to be lifted, bringing the force in line with the rest of the...
Versoix gunman arrested in Cessy, France

Versoix gunman arrested in Cessy, France

Oct. 7, 2016, 2:55 p.m.
A man has been arrested after two people were shot in the street in Versoix in the canton of Geneva in what is believ...
Onex residents fight against asylum centre

Onex residents fight against asylum centre

Oct. 7, 2016, 2:53 p.m.
A petition against a centre for asylum seekers in Onex in Geneva has been signed by nearly 1,900 people. The centre,...
Warning of fake CHF 100 notes

Warning of fake CHF 100 notes

Oct. 7, 2016, 2:49 p.m.
Event organisers in the canton of Aargau are being warned to look out for counterfeit CHF 100 notes after several fak...
Graubunden shaken by 3.8 quake

Graubunden shaken by 3.8 quake

Oct. 7, 2016, 2:48 p.m.
An earthquake measuring 3.8 on the Richter scale has been felt over a wide area in the canton of Graubunden. The qua...
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