Fines won't stop banks laundering money

Fines won't stop banks laundering money

Oct. 17, 2016, 3:53 a.m.
The head of the Switzerland's financial regulatory body, FINMA, has warned that fining big banks who are guilty of mo...
Shot wolf leaves canton with CHF 43,500 bill

Shot wolf leaves canton with CHF 43,500 bill

Oct. 17, 2016, 3:50 a.m.
A problem wolf in the canton of Uri has caused authorities so much trouble they've spent CHF43,500 on shooting him, m...
Lack of Swiss fighters threaten air shows and excercises

Lack of Swiss fighters threaten air shows and excercises

Oct. 17, 2016, 3:48 a.m.
There's doubt over the Swiss Air Force's ability to participate in international air shows and joint training exercis...
Thais mourn King in Switzerland

Thais mourn King in Switzerland

Oct. 17, 2016, 3:45 a.m.
Two Buddhist temples in Switzerland conducted special religious ceremonies to mourn the death of Thailand's King Bhum...
Bomb scare at Geneva airport was for 'a joke'

Bomb scare at Geneva airport was for 'a joke'

Oct. 14, 2016, 6:49 p.m.
A man has confessed that he made a bomb threat at Geneva airport yesterday ‘for a joke.' An Aeroflot plane bou...
Swiss cabinet want to new status of “granted protection” for rejected asylum seekers

Swiss cabinet want to new status of “granted protection” for rejected asylum seekers

Oct. 14, 2016, 2:51 p.m.
The Swiss cabinet wants to create a new status for people whose asylum applications are rejected but who cannot retur...
Justice Minister calls for stronger asylum laws

Justice Minister calls for stronger asylum laws

Oct. 14, 2016, 2:47 p.m.
There has been a call for strengthening existing asylum laws and relocation commitments from the Swiss Justice Minist...
Poll shows support for gay marriage over civil partnerships

Poll shows support for gay marriage over civil partnerships

Oct. 14, 2016, 2:41 p.m.
A survey has found that seven out of ten people think gay couples should be allowed to get married in Switzerland rat...
Swiss politician forced to apologise for killing and eating endangered shark

Swiss politician forced to apologise for killing and eating endangered shark

Oct. 14, 2016, 2:31 p.m.
A Swiss politician has been criticised for killing and eating an endangered whitetip shark in Mauritius and posting p...
Purists upset over Swiss cheesemaker plans for microwaveable fondue

Purists upset over Swiss cheesemaker plans for microwaveable fondue

Oct. 14, 2016, 12:56 p.m.
The magical image of a Swiss mountain chalet where people sit around an open fire eating fondue is causing a very rea...
Twitter bot tracks over 60 dictators' flights from Geneva airport

Twitter bot tracks over 60 dictators' flights from Geneva airport

Oct. 14, 2016, 12:18 p.m.
A Twitter bot has logged more than 60 arrivals and departures of planes used by authoritarian regimes flying in and o...
Switzerland honours Thai king

Switzerland honours Thai king

Oct. 14, 2016, 11:01 a.m.
Switzerland is remembering the King of Thailand,  Bhumibol Adulyadej who died yesterday The 88-year-old lived i...
Swiss banks still susceptible to laundering

Swiss banks still susceptible to laundering

Oct. 14, 2016, 10:21 a.m.
Switzerland's financial regulatory body, FINMA, has warned that the Swiss financial system is susceptible to money la...
Russian royal jewels to be sold in Geneva

Russian royal jewels to be sold in Geneva

Oct. 14, 2016, 10:17 a.m.
Sotheby's in Geneva are selling two historically important jewels from the Russian Imperial Court this autumn. The f...
Switzerland instrumental in securing Chibok release

Switzerland instrumental in securing Chibok release

Oct. 14, 2016, 7:37 a.m.
Switzerland has facilitated the release of 21 Chibok girls from the jihadist group Boko Haram. The organisation has ...
Lauterbrunnen will not ban wingsuit flying

Lauterbrunnen will not ban wingsuit flying

Oct. 14, 2016, 7:28 a.m.
Despite Chamonix banning wingsuit jumping last week, authorities in Switzerland's mecca of the sport, Lauterbrunnen (...
Geneva bans wine sweetening

Geneva bans wine sweetening

Oct. 14, 2016, 5:51 a.m.
There is to be no more sweetening of wines in Geneva. The State Council has decided to prohibit the process which in...
Health authorities call on us to get flu jabs

Health authorities call on us to get flu jabs

Oct. 14, 2016, 4:55 a.m.
We're being encouraged to get vaccinated against the flu this autumn with a reduced rate of 30 francs and no need to ...
BREAKING NEWS: Plane grounded after bomb scare at Cointrin

BREAKING NEWS: Plane grounded after bomb scare at Cointrin

Oct. 13, 2016, 6:50 p.m.
A plane heading for Moscow has been grounded at Geneva Airport following a bomb scare, just before 1pm this afternoon...
Two F / A-18 army jets break the sound barrier above Valais

Two F / A-18 army jets break the sound barrier above Valais

Oct. 13, 2016, 2:13 p.m.
A supersonic "bang" resonated around the skies of Valais and central Switzerland this morning as two F / A-...
164 million year old boulder removed from a gravel pit in Aargau

164 million year old boulder removed from a gravel pit in Aargau

Oct. 13, 2016, 2:09 p.m.
A 164-million-year old boulder, weighing 124 tonnes has been removed from a gravel pit in Staffelbach in Aargau, to b...
UFO sighting above Stade de Genève causes a stir

UFO sighting above Stade de Genève causes a stir

Oct. 13, 2016, 1:47 p.m.
An apparent "UFO" sighting in Geneva has caused a stir on Facebook with videos and pictures being posted sh...
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...
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